Perfect for healthy eaters, this handy spiral slicer delivers endless julienned "noodles" of carrot, radish, cucumber and other firm vegetables.
Simply place a vegetable into the end of the slicer and twist. Long, appealing slices are perfect for stir-fries, soups or attractive garnishes and make a healthy alternative to conventional pasta. Housed in easy-to-care-for plastic, the stainless-steel blades are razor sharp and feature a finger guard for safe spiral cutting.
Named a Best New Product for 2013 in The Gourmet Retailer magazine.
I'm not exactly speedy with a knife, so julienning has always been a chore for me. Now I just cut down the ""noodles"" that I get after running veggies through the GEFU. They tend to be a little curved, but I kind of like how they look in most dishes and it's much easier.
I also like how I can make a healthy salad out of just about anything (or a not-so-heathy thin-cut french fry). Cucumber ""noodles"" with arugula, feta and a light vinaigrette is easy to throw together and looks impressive.
I'm a little concerned about long-term durability, but that's how I feel about most plastic gadgets. Thus far, I haven't had any problems
for the price of this product you would expect greater quality than what you get.it should be half the price.The food gets stuck in the blades and cone in the middle.some veggies could not be cut with this product,you can do better by hand chopping or slicing
Thought this would be fun and I liked the small size. The first vegetable I tried in it was a zucchini. It started out okay, but quickly turned into a massacre. I only got to use 1/3 of the entire zucchini, if that. Next I tried a carrot and had even worse luck with that. It's awkward to turn the vegetables in it as well. It leaves a center stump in each veggie - a complete waste. Save your money and if you have the space, buy a larger one that can do the job correctly.
I just tried this last night. It was a mess, didn't spiralize my butternut squash well, and cut my finger. I'm returning it for a bigger/better product that's only slightly more $. This is just not good.
I was halfheartedly watching the chew and went out and purchased it. It does what it's supposed to and I love it! It comes with a lid with spikes to hold the veggies but I didn't feel the need to use it, maybe I will later. Great product
I really like the idea of this and it makes really great noodle substitutes, etc. I like that it has two sides for two different size "noodles"
I think my only complaint is the top doesn't really grip the veggies very well and you are left with an inch or so of food that can't be made into a noodle. I just slice that part up on my own, so it's not a big deal. Maybe make the grippers on the top part less recessed so it could help push the last bit of vegetable through.
All in all, great for experimenting with new food ideas but eventually, a better spiraler will probably be purchased.
I just tried it with 2 zucchinis, wasted about 1/2 of one, but the worst part is that my thumb is all lacerated from holding those sharp handles. The grip/lid thing is completely useless. Thankfully, I bought it for less than half the price shown here!
This thing talks a good talk (e.g. videos, recipe books, etc.) about *it slices, it dices, it can stand on its head and read a book*. My sister has one, and uses it to make zucchini *pasta*. She loves hers, so I decided to try it. I regret the decision. Could have used that money for something much more useful, I'm sure. It's not that it doesn't spiral-cut (julienne) a few firm veggies (carrots are what I tried,, with a little success, but a lot of waste and non-spectacular curls), it's just that the time/effort required don't offset any benefits of this item compared with, say, a standard box grater you probably already have, a sharp knife you probably already have, or a potato peeler you probably already have. It's just another gimmick like an apple slicer or a pineapple slicer ... you'll be intrigued at first, then it'll be somewhere in the back of the drawer and you'll never use it again.
Best Answer:Yes, but you'll probably need to cut them to fit in the end first. Yukon golds work pretty well, but I haven't had great luck with russets; they tend to break up rather than form nice noodles
Best Answer:Pretty easy since I clean it right after using and use a kitchen scrub brush. The bristles go into the spaces and the water does the rest of the work. I imagine if you let it sit until the next day, you might have a mess on your hands, but i have not had a problem. Good luck.
easy to clean, but very difficult to use. I was very disappointed in this product. Think of it as a giant manual pencil sharpener! While I did get some zucchini "noodles" it didn't shred the whole zuke, so you need to chop it up if you are wanting to use the whole veggie.
Best Answer:I have only used it twice, but so far, so good. You will develop your own techniques for getting the most out of each vegetable shape. It takes practice and a little trial and error the first two times, but I have made zucchini "speghetti" twice now and the results were very good. Even my husband liked it.