- The Orange Peel Pro claims to peel three to five rounded fruits in one minute.
- We put the product to a timed test and compared it to peeling fruit by hand.
- To see what else the machine can do, we try peeling lemons, kiwis, mangoes, avocados, onions, and more.
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The following is a transcription of the video:
Medha: Ah, no! Stop, stop, stop, stop!
Jake: This is the Orange Peel Pro electric fruit peeler. It’s supposed to make peeling fruit so easy.
Medha: Who needs perfume when you got orange zest on your neck?
Jake: Zest it up! I’m Jake.
Medha: I’m Medha, and we’re testing out inventions to see if they live up to expectations.
Jake: We’re here to answer the biggest question.
Medha: It’s cool.
Jake: But does it really work? All right, Medha, there is an infomercial about the Orange Peel Pro. I feel like we gotta check it out.
Medha: I’m really excited to watch it. Let’s see what it does!
Jake: All right, here we go. OK, oh, my gosh! That’s like a dungeon device with all these needles.
Medha: Is that a grapefruit? Whoa!
Jake: Look how fast it goes! Oh my gosh, look at it go! Ooh, it’s got like a little hole that it shoots out of. Whoa, that was like… Oh, it’s going back! I don’t know, does it actually move that fast?
Medha: You know what, it’s peeling a kiwi right now, and that would be super helpful for when I make my fruit salad, so…
Jake: Yeah, kiwis are the worst.
Medha: They’re really hard to cut by hand.
Jake: By the time I finish peeling it, like, I’m over it.
Medha: I just have like nothing left of the kiwi. It’s just like…
Jake: It’s just fuzz?
Medha: It’s just fuzz!
Jake: OK, what do you think?
Medha: I mean, it’s cool!
Jake: I feel like if I had an orange in my hands, I could peel it more efficiently and faster than that. I think it’s just gonna be a sticky, clumpy mess.
Medha: But did you see the video? It did not look sticky. It did not look messy. It looked like it could work.
Jake: I don’t buy it.
Medha: So we have the orange peeler right here in front of us, and we’re going to test it out with some of the different fruits that are on this table to see if it works. This is the main contraption. Is there anything else in the box?
Jake: What’s in the box? There’s a lot of buttons on it. This one just says, “Nooo!” It’s all the button says.
Medha: Oh, really?
Jake: It literally just says, “No.”
Medha: What does that mean?
Jake: It means “No!” Oh.
Medha: What? What?
Jake: Turns out it actually says “on” backwards.
Medha: Oh, my God. Jake: I’m gonna stab it. That’s sharp.
Jake: Will you do us the honour of peeling this orange?
Medha: Yes, I will. Here I go, I’m pressing the “on” button.
Jake: I’m so excited.
Medha: Drum roll?
Medha: Oh, my God! It’s doing it
Jake: Look at it! It’s so fast!
Jake: Oh, it’s going back. Look at it go! This is amazing! It stopped on its own.
Medha: It just did two layers. That was so fast.
Jake: My mind is blown. Look at this.
Medha: Look at this string of peel!
Jake: Like, lemme just throw out a suggestion. You’re a gourmet chef. You’ve got some fruit here, and you wanna do some nice…
Jake: Presentation. Yeah, this is a zest necklace, a zestlace.
Medha: It is. We can wear it.
Jake: Let’s wear it.
Medha: Do you want to?
Jake: Here, I got you. You ready?
Jake: That’s beautiful. And it smells so good in here.
Medha: It smells really good. So why don’t we try the apple and see how that works? Do you wanna do it together this time?
Jake: Yes, ready?
Medha: Go. That’s amazing. Oh, my God, you lucky duck.
Jake: OK. In a true battle of man versus machine, I’m gonna try to do five oranges, 60 seconds. Start the clock. Here we go. Oh, it got in my eye! Oh, it’s in my eye. Two and a half in 60 seconds.
Medha: I still got three.
Jake: I had two and a half somewhat recognisable oranges.
Medha: You had two and a half pieces of garbage. That’s what you had.
Jake: So we know this thing works on oranges. We know this thing works on apples.
Medha: Yes, it does.
Jake: Now it’s time to have a little fun. Oh no! Oh, the humanity
Medha: Maybe we didn’t place the fruit right. That’s why it’s…
Jake: We didn’t lance it well enough. I guess, yeah, you really wanna puncture the h— out…
Medha: Just stick it in.
Jake: Still one more pass.
Medha: Yeah, I feel like this needs one more.
Jake: It needs another one.
Medha: That was beautiful.
Jake: Oh, my gosh, that’s so satisfying. That’s cool.
Medha: I don’t think we need more. That’s perfect. You only needed one layer.
Jake: That is a near-perfect peel.
Medha: That’s perfect.
Jake: Kiwis? Five stars.
Medha: It flexed its arm wide enough so it could actually peel the pear in the right form. That was amazing
Jake: It is for all bodies, and I like that. Medha, I’ve noticed an issue.
Medha: What’s happening? Nooo! OK, why don’t we lay it sideways? Give it a chance. I believe in the machine.
Jake: All right, this is Medha’s idea. I do not endorse this. We’re gonna do sideways mango. Look at that! You got the underside of it!
Medha: Ah, no! Stop, stop, stop, stop! Wait, wait, wait. We’re doing it?
Jake: H— yeah.
Medha: That worked.
Jake: That worked like a charm. Eww!
Medha: That’s a good tomato. I don’t think it needed two! That’s amazing. Wow!
Jake: You know what I have always wanted to do but have never had the opportunity?
Jake: Is it working?
Medha: I think so.
Jake: All right, Medha.
Medha: Yeah. I had the avocado.
Medha: Oh, what? Really? OK, fine. That was good. Jake, I just have to say I was right, and you were wrong.
Jake: Medha, I can’t argue with that. You nailed it. You had it exactly right. This machine was pretty great.
Medha: It was amazing. It went through not only oranges but avocados, onions, tomatoes, basically, any fruit that can fit this machine, it worked. And I feel like if you were in the business of making fruit salads or anything else, this machine is your go-to product.
Jake: So Medha, I think you could say that this thing really works.
Medha: I do. I do think that this works, and I’m excited to bring this home.
Jake: Was this invention a total disaster?
Medha: Or a huge success?
Jake: Or somewhere in between?
Medha: Let us know in the comments.
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