The relentless misery of spud peeling is one many Brits who’ve had to prepare a Sunday roast for the family will know all too well.
But what if there was a way to cut your peeling time in half?
A video has gone viral on TikTok after a woman revealed how she peels her potatoes.
A video has gone viral on TikTok after Jenni-abs, who goes by @jenniabs3, showed how you can cut the prep time of your potatoes by at least half. With one swift and easy motion, she sweeps up and down the potato, removing the skin in one go entirely
The way Jenni-abs has used the peeler takes little time to learn, but you should always be careful and peel away from yourself
Jenni-abs, who goes by @jenniabs3 on the social media site, showed her followers how to properly use the humble peeler.
And people have been left stunned by this discovery, with many saying that they are ‘seriously questioning everything I do in life right now’.
In the video, which has well over 627,000 likes, the TikToker showed her followers how the peeler swivels back and forth.
She begun by saying: ‘Did you know the reason why potato peelers swivel back and forth is so you can go down but also forward when you’re peeling – and you can peel the entire thing super fast.’
Jenni-abs demonstrated the back and forth method on a large sweet potato.
With one hand she holds the potato firmly, and proceeds to shave along the vegetable without taking her hand off it when she reaches the bottom.
With one swift and easy motion, she sweeps up and down the potato, removing the skin in one go entirely.
She continued to say: ‘Without having to actually lift up the peeler off the vegetable.’
The way Jenni-abs has used the peeler takes little time to learn, but you should always be careful and peel away from yourself.
After demonstrating the hack with ultimate efficiency, she ask her followers whether they peel the ‘old school’ way or if they swivel back and forth.
We all knew that kitchen gadgets were designed to make our lives easier as it turns out that we’ve been using potato peelers the wrong way this whole time
And hundreds of commenters left a message under the TikTok video – most of whom were left shocked by the cool hack.
One person said: ‘This is why we need cooking classes back in high school. How am I just finding out about this now at 26?’
And a second wrote: ‘At this point am I even cooking right. Lol. Thanks for another great tip!’
And another put: ‘I always got mad ’cause I thought mine was just loose.’
While a fourth person commented: ‘Wow, well I didn’t know that.’
One more TikTok user wrote: ‘I’m almost 50 and have peeled thousands of potatoes through out my years and never knew this!! I’ve been living a lie.’
Another stunned user wrote: ‘Oh my god I was today years old when I learned this.’
However, a few of Jenni-abs’s followers claimed that this hack could potentially cause people to cut themselves.
And so she made a follow-up video, clarifying and addressing the safety concerns.
In it she said: ‘It’s literally impossible to cut yourself by doing it my way because you’re never really lifting the blade off of the potato so you’re not actually putting the blade in a position to cut you.
‘But if you do it in the old way, you pick the blade up, you put it back down, you pick it up, put it down – it gives you an opportunity to accidentally miss and cut your skin.
‘If you are a klutz in the kitchen or just completely terrified, you can use a fork to hold the potato still while you’re doing it and so your skin is not in the way at all.’