How to peel ginger in seconds - without any waste

In just a few seconds, you'll have a perfectly peeled piece of ginger with little waste

You'll  have a perfectly peeled piece of ginger ready in seconds with this handy hack - all you need is a spoon. 

If you’ve ever cut yourself peeling ginger with a knife, or have found you’ve cut off more ginger than peel, you’re not the only one. Swap that knife for a spoon instead and watch how much easier it is to get peeling. They’ll be no more sore fingers and you’ll get every piece of peel off without any waste.

Face the spoon towards your body and grate towards you. Slowly but surely, the skin of the ginger will begin to peel off – just like magic. Keep going until you’ve got a fresh piece of ginger with no waste.

It really doesn’t take long to perfect this hack and once you’ve mastered it, you’ll be sharing your epic tip with friends and family.

Jessica Dady
Jessica Dady

Jessica Dady is Senior Content Editor at and has over 10 years of experience as a digital journalist, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to baking sets, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends much of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family - particularly for her two lucky children.