Julienne peelers are designed to cut small narrow strips while peeling the skin off of fruits and vegetables.
Foods cut into julienne strips can look pretty amazing. As a great garnish on a plate or simply edible contrasting colors these strips can be lovely and yummy.
They also can be quite a chore to make. In the most traditional method a knife is used to carefully cut thin portions of a food and then that portion is then cut again with a knife into those narrow narrow strips. It is quite a bit of work.
A julienne peeler accomplishes the same thing in a second or two. It is truly a time, effort and space saver.
This is a type of specialty peeler.
It can be bought by itself, but it often makes sense to buy a julienne peeler as part of a set.
Getting a set of peelers often is much cheaper and it also provides other specialty peelers and even backup regular peelers.
Even quality brands like Oxo provide special peeler sets.
This great set from Oxo includes a serrated peeler, a julienne peeler and a regular swivel peeler. The images on this page are from this set. The orange one is the julienne peeler featured on this page.