Like many others before me I simply didn't want to spend more than a few pounds on what I call a potato peeler so I always bought an economy model which didn't last long. Because I have a kitchen with red trimmings I decided to buy the red Euro peeler. For peeling carrots,parsnips and the like the peeler is really wonderful BUT I just can't get the hang of it to peel potatoes. Maybe the knack will come in time but at present I seem to always go back to my old peeler for peeling potatoes. How I wish Kitchen Aid would produce a red, regular potato peeler!