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Spiral Vegetable Slicer the Spiralizer
Meet my new favorite kitchen gadget the spiral vegetable slicer or also known as the Zoodler or Spiralizer.
Once you’ve tried this latest kitchen gadget you will either love it or hate it, but the spiral vegetable slicer is here to stay and is the latest kitchen gadget sweeping across the globe.
The makers of the Spiralizer say that when using their spiral vegetable slicer you can create quick and easy, low calorie pasta or noodles from fruit and vegetables in less time than it takes to open a packet of spaghetti!
Want a healthy alternative to carb loaded pasta? the spiral vegetable slicer is the future
Spiral Vegetable Slicer What Is It?
The spiral vegetable slicer is the latest revolutionary kitchen contraption. It is designed to sit on your kitchen counter top with your best kitchen knives and other kitchen appliances. The Spiralizer will take almost any vegetable and slice it into noodle like spaghetti shapes in an instant.
For example if you take a basic courgette you can run it through the Spiralizer and the spiral slicer will spin, turning this simple courgette into a healthy bowl of spaghetti in an instant or why not grab a potato and turn it in a rice alternative, with less carbs and calories of regular rice.
Using the spiral vegetable slicer is actually really simple, so much so, that even your kids will be able to get the hang of it. Simply take your raw vegetable, be-it a potato, carrot or another of your favorites and place into the Spiralizer and spiral it down to a noodle shape.
The Spiralizer in Action
Two Basic Types of Spiral Vegetable Slicers
If you are interested in purchasing this latest kitchen tool there are two basic types of spiral vegetable slicers in the market both of which can be found in your local store or better still you can find discounted ones online over at Amazon, let’s take a look at the two Spiralizer types.
Kitchen Basics Spiral Vegetable Slicer
This basic spiral vegetable slicer is perfect for smaller kitchens and anyone on a smaller budget not wanting to invest in the bigger spiral tool.
This spiral cutting tool is a little more hands on than the bigger types and requires that you manually twist your chosen vegetable into your preferred noodle spiral shape.
Unlike the other spiral cutters the Kitchen Basics only comes with one attachment which is basically just a metal prong to help you once you've spun your vegetable down to a little stub.
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This really is a simple vegetable spiral cutting tool and its simplicity is not to be taken for granted. It is great for anyone wanting to experiment in this new food craze and it can easily be stored in your kitchen drawer until you need to use it and it's dishwasher safe.
Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer
Even though it has a slightly bigger learning curve and a bit more clean-up is required than its above competitor.
However the basic concept is the same and is just as simple once mastered. Simply secure your chosen vegetable onto the slicer blade and then just turn and crank out some crazy vegetable noodles, spaghetti or even rice.
It comes with an array of different attachments and once you are let loose on this kitchen gadget you will be lost with the amount of different spiral cutting variations and creations you can make with your humble vegetables.
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Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Vegetable Slicer comes with three blades that all serve a specific purpose.
- Shredder: creates long, spaghetti-like spiral strands
- Straight: creates long, ribbon-like strands
- Chipper: creates long, thick spiral strands
The spiral device comes with powerful suction cups on the base that really helps to keep the spiral vegetable slicer firmly in place and everything is hand operated so there is no need for expensive batteries or and electrical sockets.
If you are looking for a tool to turn any boring healthy vegetable into a spiral shape, both of the above tools will do the trick easily and effortlessly.
However novices may prefer to start with the smaller Kitchen Basics Spiral Vegetable Slicer. Before you jump in head first, start out with some of the basic vegetables like yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers and carrots for the first couple of spiral go-rounds until you get used to the device.
Getting the Kids to Eat Veggies Using the Spiral Vegetable Slicer
We all know how hard it is to try and get the kids to eat (and enjoy) vegetables, right? I know with my daughter anything that is green is immediately scrapped to the side of here dinner plate.
But when I used the spiral vegetable slicer and changed out her regular spaghetti will the healthy vegetable spirals she couldn't get enough and even wanted seconds.
She now love eating vegetables, even though she doesn't realize she is. If you struggle to get your child to eat their vegetables this device could be your life saver!
On the other hand if your child like vegetables why not get them involved in the preparation process, just be careful of the sharp blade of the spiral cutter.
To be honest I have very little room left in my kitchen cupboards for yet another kitchen gadget sat gathering dust. But I just had to make room for the spiral vegetable slicer – in fact it has earned a prominent place on my kitchen counter.