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Can I use a peeler to peel a carrot on Shabbos?

Question:

Can I use a peeler to peel a carrot on Shabbos?

Answer:

  1.  Using a peeler on Shabbos is controversial if it is considered a specialized instrument of borer, or if it considered merely a knife. Almost all poskim don’t allow it however R’ Moshe Feinstein zt”l held that it is permitted.

 

Best wishes

 

Sources:

Shmiras Shabbos Khiulchoso 3-31, Shevet Halevi 1-84, Machze Eliyahu 1- 51, Teshuvos V’hanhagos 1-208, Shalmei Yehuda 6-15, The Shabbos Kitchen pg. 111.

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