Who wants to stand over a boiling pot of water in the summer just to peel a peach? Not you. Try our hack instead.

detail of peach slice
Photography by Tim Ur / Shutterstock
| Credit: Photography by Tim Ur / Shutterstock

The classic way to prep a lot of peaches is to boil them for about 30 seconds, then plunge them in ice water to loosen the peels. But that also means you have to stand over a vat of boiling water in the middle of August. What's cooler? Using a serrated vegetable peeler. This version of the classic tool has tiny teeth that grab onto the skin and make fast work of peeling. (P.S. It also works on tomatoes, plums, and nectarines.)