the Econome is a knife that does not cut. Better yet, it peels. In this time of economic thriftiness where rice and beans have become household staples, peeling as close to the potato or carrot to produce as little waste as possible is for the greater benefit of humanity. No, Mr. Pouzet will not receive a Nobel for this but he will still save entire generations of children from the chore of painstakingly cutting potatoes in the kitchen. An ingenious vegetable-peeling avatar - the method was not new but looked more like a razor than a knife. The Econome that closely peels for a modest price justifies its name.