Our Peeler

Designed in New Zealand, for the easy peeling of the Buttercup Pumpkin (Cucurbita Maxima). This beautifully crafted kitchen tool has the capability to remove the toughest and delicate of fruit or vegetable skins imaginable. Quality Craftmanship, a unique pumpkin peeler fit for purpose, it’s no toy, at 225 grams with a solid 180mm alloy handle housing a serrated 70mm wide Japanese steel twin blade.


Our Story

We are proudly supporting the wonderful work of Ronald McDonald House Charities® New Zealand, with $10 from each sale going to this amazing organisation.
Some years ago, Bruce, the designer of the Propeeler, had a dear friend go through the rigours of chemotherapy treatment for cancer, alongside a natural supplement diet of Beta Carotene. Family and friends rallied to prepare meals and Bruce was tasked with peeling pumpkins (Superfood packed with beta-carotene) - Crown, Butternut & Buttercup - for various dishes. For those who have not had the joy of peeling pumpkins, you need to know that - despite a choice of knives and peelers available - it’s a task fraught with danger. Virtually no knives or peelers are capable. Bruce searched globally high and low for the ‘perfect’ peeler only to be constantly disappointed. So, as any Kiwi would, he decided to design his own. “A beautiful one, that felt fit for purpose, was safe to use, and wouldn’t break. Not a plastic flimsy one. One that would be a “Product for Life” - that could peel anything put in its path including the Buttercup pumpkin….with an environmentally friendly linen bag to safely transport it about”. And so the Propeeler was born. Sadly Bruce’s beautiful friend passed away, but the product designed in her memory lives on. It’s amassed a cult following in New Zealand among foodies and NZ chefs.

Why Clients Love Us

Anna King Shahab
The satisfying weight of the Propeeler and the way it fits the hand just so made excellent first impressions on me. This was quickly backed up by its effectiveness - I've enjoyed using it not only on pumpkins but on other root vegetables and fruit such as papaya - for both peeling skin and slicing the flesh nice and thin. the blade is lovely and sharp and feels like it will stand the test of time - hooray for a peeler that will stay the course in my kitchen; a tool that's built to last and helps to avoid plastic going to landfills. Anna King Shahab New Zealand Food & Travel Writer Editor Director of Lazy Susan Judge of Restaurant & Food Awards
Vanessa Baxter
I couldn’t live without my PropeelerNZ. I use it for everything - as a micro-plane for carrots and cucumbers, to peeling pumpkins, apples and more. I have given them as gifts and used them in demos - this product is amazing, feels great in the hand and looks superb too. Vanessa Baxter MasterChef Finalist, Food writer, Presenter. Author: The “Fearless Kitchen Cookbook” Winner of Gourmand Awards 2018, Winner of International Book Fest Awards 2018, Winner of “ Best Book” Awards, American Bookfest 2018
Jamie Robert Johnston
The ProPeelerNZ is an essential piece of equipment for us at Everybody Eats. We have used them daily for 2 years in our restaurant and they are still as sharp and effective. Our volunteers are from all walks of life, some with special needs & disabilities, they have found using the ProPeelerNZ simple, safe & consistent. The sturdy frame makes it incredibly durable for hard tasks such as pumpkins and kumaras. It is lightweight enough for people of all ages and dexterity to use easily, without having to put unnecessary pressure on the wrists. The ProPeelerNZ is a Chef’s best friend, with adequate care it will have longevity in any knife box. If used in the home... Read More
Gareth Stewart
I used the peeler to smash through 150 kilos of pumpkins. It certainly does what its made for and then some. Using the Propeeler is a game changer, its a great, solid piece of kitchen equipment for both the professional and home kitchens, I love using it for all sorts! Gareth Stewart National Executive Chef The Nourish Group

Featured Recipe:

Photograph courtesy of Todd Eyre 6-7 Kaffir Lime Leaves (or zest of limes) 3 red chillies, deseeded 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1x 5cm piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 3 lemongrass stems or lime zest, trimmed and roughly chopped sea-salt pepper 1 cup of coriander leaves Olivado Avocado and Lemon Zest oil 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice 1 tsp Cumin 2 tsp curry powder 5 shallots, sliced 1 butternut pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1cm dice 2 red kumara, cut into 1cm dice 1.5 litres of vegetable or chicken stock 2 tins coconut milk
Pop the lime leaves, chillies, garlic, ginger, lemongrass and a pinch of sea salt into a blender along with a handful of coriander (saving some for your garnish). Puree to combine and create a paste by adding in a couple of Tbs oil and continuing to blend to achieve a thick but liquid paste. Heat a large heavy based soup pan on the stove and add the aromatic paste, along with the 5 spice, cumin and curry powder. Cook for 1 minute stirring continuously, and then add the shallots and cook out on a low heat for around 5 minutes. Add the pumpkin and kumara and mix the vegetables to coat with the paste. Add in the hot stock and simmer your soup for 20 minutes until the vegetables are lovely and tender. Add the coconut milk and check seasoning. Remember the fish sauce, lime juice and chilli will add to your dish so careful with salt and pepper - just add to taste until you are happy. Puree the soup, leave it chunky and/or add rice and noodles to have a full meal in a bowl.

Shipping and Returns

Currently we are offering FREE shipping within New Zealand - excluding Rural Delivery.
Currently we are shipping to Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States & Singapore. For other international sales, due to the quality & weight of the Propeeler, we'll need to appropriately wrap & pack your order, so just e-mail with your address and order details and we’ll get working to provide you with the most cost effective shipping costs to ensure you get the amazing Propeeler wherever you are!
We know you like to get your order as soon as possible but at times there’s a glitch in the system - wrong delivery address or it was delivered down the road. So to enable a timely delivery of your ProPeelerNZ order, the following information will help explain any of the potential glitches. Your order is picked & packed in Auckland. We aim to despatch orders within two business days of your order confirmation. We put our trust in our selected couriers but we have no control over their performance. Please allow up to 7 working days for delivery. If by then you have not had your ProPeelerNZ delivered, please contact us at: with your order number, and let’s help get it sorted.
We know that not all one size fits all, the ProPeelerNZ comes in only one perfect size and colour, so if for any reason you’re not happy with your ProPeelerNZ purchase, or you believe it’s faulty or it’s broken, we are more than happy to have you return the ProPeelerNZ for a full refund or replacement within 12 months of your purchase. Just contact us at: with your order number and let’s make you happy.
Dear International Customers Because the amazing Propeeler is a whooping 230 grams/or half a pound in weight…we apologise for the high shipping costs out of New Zealand. We gather because of the weight and as we are also at the bottom of the world our local carriers must charge this high ransom.😡 However, there is FREE shipping available on all orders of five (5) or more to a maximum of eight (8) ProPeelers - these are amazing lifetime gifts, not available anywhere but here in New Zealand. As an added BONUS the currency exchange rate for the New Zealand dollar generally works in favour of our international customers🥳

Contact Us

Feel free to contact PropeelerNZ for product information, shipping queries and sales enquires.