Spiral Vegetable Slicers
This site brings you independent vegetable spiralizer reviews and information for those wanting to find out more, or want to buy one. The vegetable spiralizer or spiral vegetable slicer has been around for many years. In 2015 it’s popularity led to it becoming the must have kitchen gadget and this is set to increase into 2016. The vegetable spiralizer is really quite a simple device but has so many uses that people who buy them swear by them. With the vegetable spiralizer you can add some fun to old recipes. For example, you can create courgetti which is spaghetti made from thin strips of courgette. You can also add colour, texture and nutrients to many other dishes and not just salads.
In this site we review the different types of spiral vegetable slicers and put them through their paces. Many look similar but we found differences in use and whilst price is a guide it is not always a guarantee of quality. So that you don’t get bored with your new spiralizer we have also looked at some great vegetable spiralizer recipe books. There are so many to choose from and they cover health, low carb and even anti-aging! All of our reviews are unique so you won’t find them anywhere else. If you do decide to buy, a spiral vegetable slicer we can also show you where the best deals can be found.
WHAT IS A VEGETABLE SPIRALIZER
The vegetable spiralizer shaves strips of long thin strands from your vegetables and hard fruits to create julienne style vegetables for use in cooking, salads and as replacement for spaghetti (courgetti). They can be used on all sorts of fruit and vegetables such as potatoes, courgettes (zucchini) , apples, pears, carrots etc. With the world being more health conscious, the vegetable spiralizer will help to incorporate vegetables into your everyday life. It is an easy, fast, fun, simple and clean way of cutting your vegetables and fruit; making sure you have your recommended 5 a day. Our vegetable spiralizer reviews will show tell you more.
DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN USE THE VEGETABLE SPIRALIZER
Turn your carb overloaded spaghetti bolognaise into courgetti!! Turn your high calorie favourite into a low calorie, low carb, healthy and tasty alternative with little effort. You don’t have to stick to just courgettes for your courgetti. You can always add some carrots to liven up the colour or maybe some potatoes just in case you still need a little carb binge.
Use the vegetable spiralizer to turn your boring salad into something more fun filled. You are more likely to want to eat your salad if it looks enjoyable. The vegetable spiralizer will do just that.
Revitalise any dish such as stir fries or fajitas by using your spiralizer to cut all your vegetables instead of chopping for ages with a regular average knife. Cut your prep time in half!
CHOOSING A VEGETABLE SPIRALIZER
Of course with every new product there are many different types and brands which can make it all very confusing. But don’t worry, our vegetable spiralizer reviews are here to help! We’ve compiled a list of all the different types including handheld, and counter-top.
DIFFERENT BLADES FOR JULIENNE AND RIBBONS STYLES
Some models have different blades which allows you to choose how thick or thin your fruit or vegetables will come out. This is a really useful feature, It allows you to produce Julienne type vegetables as well as ribbon width strips.
HANDHELD VEGETABLE SPIRALIZER
A great deal of the vegetable spiralizers are handheld. They are ideal for occasions where you are producing small quantities or occasional use. If you are looking to use regularly or produce larger quantities of Julienne vegetables then you really ought to be looking for the counter-top units as these are easier to use. There is lots of choice of handheld spiralizers and our reviews take each through their paces.
They all work in a similar way. You push food into the opening and then (details depend on exact model) turn the food until causing it to scrape against the blades and come out in strips aka Julienne. It’s a bit like a pencil sharpener. Each model is slightly different and some are easier to use than others. With spiral vegetable slicers you generally get what you pay for.
Look out also for models with exchangeable blades as well. These determine the width of the strips allowing you to use thin strips for courgetti or wider strips for more of a Fettuccine like style (to complete the Italian food metaphor). Once again, our vegetable spiralizer reviews will guide you on which to buy.
Hand Held Spiralizer
Counter Top Spriralizer
COUNTER TOP SPIRAL VEGETABLE SLICER
As previously mentioned, the counter top vegetable spiralizers are easier to use than the handheld models. You pay slightly more for these but if you are to use your spiralizer regularly or for larger quantities then it is well worth the extra.
Most of the counter top spiralizer models stick to the counter top using suckers situated on the underneath.These allow you to wind the handle without having to hold on with the other hand. They are quick and effective. Washing is a simple process as they come apart easily for washing.
The counter top models come in two main types: vertical and horizontal. In our opinion it doesn’t really matter which way round it is because you with the counter top spiralizer, you don’t need to apply any great force to use them. The force is generated via a handle which turns the food and forces it into the blades. These units are much more stable and hence easier to use than the hand held devices and require very little strength. They also don’t get jammed as easily as the hand held devices. Our reviews of vegetable spiralizers will help guide you.
The vegetable spiralizer really is a fascinating and labour saving device which produces uniform strings of vegetables in a way that wouldn’t be practical using just a knife. It does this in no time at all and as people are finding out, is a must have gadget for every kitchen .
The list below provides a summary of what we consider to be our best selection for 2016. We will be reviewing the vegetable spiralizer list over time.