Here is a funny little gadget that you may think you don't need, but it's made prep work a lot easier. It's kind of like someone is holding a little scrap bucket for you, and it's big enough to hold lots of peels. I love it for making fruit salads. When I'm done, I dump the whole lot in the trash and give it a quick rinse with soapy water and it's ready for the next meal. My mom used to use an old plastic bag or coffee can when she cooked and it was hard to keep the bag open, the coffee can would get full right away and they both always leaked, with this gadget there is plenty of room, it holds a lot without being bulky and never leaks.