First produced in Germany in the 1960s when immensely popular, this ingenious device for peeling citrus fruit eventually ceased production despite its reputation. Using the projecting »tear blade«, peel a thin strip around the centre of the orange, then pass the flat wire loop under the peel and turn the fruit through 360°. Any remaining skin can be removed using the lightly polished knife.
This tool is a pleasure to use. And yes, it is absolutely okay if you get carried away a bit when peeling (see photograph).