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Surprising Uses For Everyday Products

3. Vegetable Peeler
Way back when, if someone had to peel a potato or a carrot, they'd use a knife. Vegetable peelers have made the food-prep task so much easier. But you can also use it on items that aren't vegetables. If your recipe calls for thinly sliced pieces of cheese, you can use that peeler on a block of cheese and have small shavings in a pinch. 

The same idea works for salads. If you want cucumber or carrot shavings, simply use the peeler to create those thin slices in seconds.