Our exclusive spiral slicer offers a new twist on healthy cooking. A simple turn of the handle delivers effortless vegetable spirals that would be at home in the pages of your favorite foodie magazine. Create delicious fresh zucchini...Read More
Our exclusive spiral slicer offers a new twist on healthy cooking. A simple turn of the handle delivers effortless vegetable spirals that would be at home in the pages of your favorite foodie magazine. Create delicious fresh zucchini noodles—“zoodles” to their fans—quick and easy curly fries, shredded carrots and cabbage for cole slaw, decorative garnishes and more. For best results, slice off the end of the vegetable being cut to provide a secure grip.
Spiral slicer comes with interchangeable blades to create three different textures: ribbons, thick spirals and thin spirals or shreds. Blades slide into place easily and store under the base of the unit when not in use. The toothed, rotating disc holds vegetables securely against the cutting surface and keeps fingers safely away from the blade. Suction feet keep the spiral cutter from slipping, and the helper handle provides extra leverage when necessary.
There are quite a few spiralizers out there and I've tried many of them while cooking with friends and coworkers. This is by far the easiest to use and has the quickest output. Try spiralizing zucchini and yellow squash, sauteing with some kale in a little olive oil, tossing in a spicy marinara sauce and serving alongside some grilled chicken. So good!!!
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical to try this item as I am huge pasta lover! I used the small thin spiral disk and made zucchini noodles and served it with Ina Garten's Weeknight Bolognese. The spiralizer was super easy to use, you definitely need to apply a little pressure to the crank, but I had noodles within a few minutes. I kept the noodles raw, mixed in the super hot Bolognese and the noodles turned out perfect. I think they would be too soggy if I had sautéed or precooked them, so I recommend leaving them raw and they will cook down a bit in the sauce. AMAZING alternative to pasta, I am super excited to try out other recipes. 5 STARS!
I am slowly jumping on the healthy eating bandwagon. As a fellow noodle lover, I had to give this a try after noticing that spiralizers are getting more popular these days. I first bought a julienne peeler since I didn't like how the hand crank versions had a bit of "waste" that wouldn't be spiralized. Bad idea. Zoodling a zucchini with a peeler ended up being a slippery and uneven job and I ended up with more "waste" than with this spiralizer. Granted, I just ended up chopping up these last bits and tossing them with my noodles since there is nothing wrong with them. In comparison, this spiralizer is safer - no chance of slicing my fingers. It comes with 3 different interchangable blades. The two blades you're not using click into a storage compartment on the right side - not sure why they don't show this handy feature. The feet suction into your counter so there's no crazy balancing act here. Just hold the spiral crank and the handle that helps you hold whatever you are zoodling against the blades. You don't have to push hard you're just keeping the veggie against the blade as it turns into noodles. I made the curry shrimp and vegetable noodles recipe from the catalog (which was sooo good) and I had to zoodle 2 yellow squashes and 2 zucchinis. Set up and zoodling took me under 10 minutes and I ended up with 16 cups of zoodles. My first zucchini, I was nervous, so I cut it in half in order before I stuck it into the machine. No need. This can handle an entire zucchini no prob. The only thing is that you end up with longer noodles. The blade and crank piece come apart from the legs easily and it's easy to clean, too. This spiralizer is a time saver and super easy to use. This is a kitchen must have!
This is a great item to have. This year I embarked on a low carb diet, for health and weight reasons. I love pasta, and I've been making pasta with this from zucchini and haven't really missed regular pasta one bit. (and I've lost 35lbs). I haven't scored this 5 stars because the plates are a tight fit and I have trouble removing them. I sometimes spray the groves with an oil spray to help, it's minor, but it's still an annoyance. TIP: don't let the strands get too long, it makes it difficult to eat. Try this: spiralize 2 small zucchini and 1 yellow squash, add the rind of half a lemon, and the juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1/3 cup torn mint leaves, 1/3 cut grated Parmesan. add black pepper to taste. serve immediately.
Very simply.....I love this thing. It works like I thought it would, it makes wonderful vegetable spirals --- we eat them raw in salads, sauteed in other things. It is easy to use, easy to clean and I am completely happy with it.
Ordered this because I thought it would be great to have for vegetables. Opened the box and the plastic is so cheap that one of the blade pieces was broken. Called and they replaced for no charge. Unfortunately, the same thing happened with the second. Got a refund.
Bought it. Used it. Returned it. Had it only for 5 days. Used it on yellow squash and zucchini and it works great – HOWEVER – just don’t try anything that’s harder or denser like yams, sweet potatoes, butternut or acorn squash, etcetera. The handle broke off inside and wouldn't turn the vegetables. Also needed to make sure the counter is dry so the suction feet stick (somewhat hard to do when cutting up fruits and vegetables). All-in-all it seems made for the small soft stuff. I’m going to try their metal one next.
Sorry to say but this thing is just not worth it. Try a carrot and see what happens. Can't get it to stay in the holder, falls apart. Just stay away from this item. Buy one of the other spiral mandolins. As other people said, good for soft veg and that's about it.
Love the spiral slicer and works really well. It is easy to figure out but it does not come with instructions, which is a little concerning given that the blades are obviously sharp. I could see how someone could really hurt themselves. Aside from the lack of instructions (I looked in every box at the store) this is a great product.
I purchased this item and used it maybe 2-3 times for zucchini. I was very gentle when I turned the handle each time I used it. After the 2nd use I could see that the handle where it attaches to the center support was starting to crack. After the next use the handle fell off. I called and got a replacement which was great, but then after about 5 uses, again only with zukes it has cracked again and is about to fall off. I was able to get a refund - but am disappointed with the quality of this item. I can't imagine using this with a more study veggie. I'm finding that many of sur la Table brand name items are not of very high quality and am generally disappointed with their brand name products. Don't buy this item!!!!!
I was so excited to get this as a present, but am very disappointed. It is a great concept, but too cheaply made. The blade I was using cracked the first time I used it. I am hoping someone else will make a newer version of a sturdier material. This is being returned immediately. :(
I love pasa, and pasta very much loves me right back; by sticking to me! So, I turned to zucchini noodles, which I was Hand Slicing before buying this wonderful accessory. It is EASY to use, EASY to clean, stores in the box it comes in, has convenient storage for 2 additional blades, and makes BEAUTIFUL, QUICK, and tasty noodles from zucchini!! I've mainly used it for that, but have also tried potatoes, bell peppers, onions, carrots (they need to be on the larger side to work, apples, beets, and squash. It is perfect and is a very reasonable price. Highly recommend.
NO INSTRUCTION/RECIPE BOOKLET INSIDE BOX . HARD TIME CUTTING A ZUCCHINI, BUT A POTATO WENT WELL AFTER TYING DIFFERENT BLADES. THE SUCTION FEET DOESNT STICK WELL. WENT ON SURLATABLE WEB FOR RECEIPS. CALL CUSTOMER SERV WERE SENT A 3 PAGE OF INFORMATION WHICH GAVE ME NO INFORMATION ON HOW TO USE THE MACHINE.
The absolute coolest kitchen gadget I've ever bought - and so reasonable. If you want to eat raw, vegan, or just healthy, the spiralizer makes it so easy. There's something about the size and shape of the spirals that makes zucchini and squash taste so much better raw. Just a sprinkle of salt and herbed olive oil and shazam! Delicious - and so chic!
Tried to clean the glue off of the blades with little luck. While washing the blades in hot water, I first noticed a crack radiating from the rivet fastening the blade to the plastic carrier, then the carrier broke completely apart. I noticed a small crack adjacent to a rivet on a second blade and watched as it spread, too. I plunged the third blade immediately into cold water - it hasn't broken, yet. The designer apparently doesn't know that metal expands faster than plastic. This is a defective product that should not be on the market.
I bought this several weeks ago to add some variety low carb diet. I love the way it works and actually ordered one for my son. I can see what people mean when they say it seems cheaply made, because it kind of is. But it works very well and I expect to use mine frequently.
Got the Gefu first and was disappointed that it did not cut "hard" veggies (carrots, radishes, etc.). This one cuts everything I've put on it. No instructions, so come back to this site for tips on using it, although it is pretty intuitive. I really REALLY like it!
I bought this spiral slicer because it was on sale and I trusted Sur la Table. This is a replacement of another one that I gave to a friend and loved.
The two tools looked identical, but what a difference. There was something wrong with the construction of this machine and it was very difficult to turn the handle and the entire unit would rock unsteadily. The results were also uneven. I hope I can return it because I only opened it yesterday but have had it for over a month.
This also creates a flatter strand which I didn't expect (or like); the Padermo I had created more spaghetti-like strands.
Best Answer:It’s made exclusively for us by one of our factories in China. Multiple factories in China often produce similar items, so a different factory may be producing something similar for another company. Eventually, we will be moving to an exclusive color to differentiate ours from the rest of what’s available.
Best Answer:No, there were no Instructions or recipes in my unit. And, from the other answers, it appears that is Sur la Table intent - I guess they wanted more profit out of the $35. You can probably figure out what the various blades do by trial and error and, if you already own a mandolin it is pretty intuitive - this unit is really a mandolin that spins instead of slices, which is safer on the fingers. A recipe book would would definitely be a plus. Maybe if enough of you complain, they will make more recipes available online. I bought one of these units for myself and two more for gifts. I am going to try mine, but the gifts were returned because of the lack of instructions.
No, which I found strange. I called customer service and someone wonderful walked me through it. Afterwards, I noticed the pictures on the box, which actually give a visual as to what it comes with and how to use it. Still think instructions should have come with the product.
I have used it once for the zucchini spaghetti and it was great! I am not sure what the other blades are for as there is no indication. This product definitely needs a manual and recipe suggestions would be great!
No - I bought two (one as a gift), thought maybe they forgot to include it in the one I opened - no, no instructions or tips on use or recipes. I received the slicer a few days ago but have not tried it yet. From the pictures on the box and after taking it out of the box I think it will not be difficult to figure out how to use it. I do like the fact that there are suction cups on the legs to prevent the unit from sliding. I need to buy some veggies to give it a try.
I just got mine in the mail last week, and mine didn't come with one. At first, it seemed like it absolutely needed one (all the different parts! where to put the vegetables?), but honestly, the pictures on the box are really all the direction you need. Use it once and you've figured it out :)
It did not which I found kind of strange. However, I was able to ascertain visually what I needed to do and had it up and running in less than 5 minutes. I am hardly a kitchen pro. Clean up was a snap as all parts are top rack dishwasher safe.
Can you use all size vegetables with the spiralizer? Such as spaghetti squash?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
Best Answer:This spiralizer is made more for larger vegetables & fruits than smaller ones, but I'm not sure you could really spiralizer spaghetti squash. Because it's already fibrous, I think if you tried to spiralizer it, you'd most likely end up with tiny, sort of diced up looking pieces.
Staff mentioned that this is for larger vegetables rather than smaller ones. Does that mean that this is NOT suitable for zucchini sqaush...to make zucchini 'spaghetti' ? That would be the main reason I would purchase :-(
Best Answer:We have made zucchini and yellow squash spaghetti. We actually steam the zucchini spaghetti. In a separate pan we make al fresco chicken with sun dried tomatoes sausage along with an assortment of vegetables.Quick and easy dinner. Recommend the zucchini be at least 6" long
This is PERFECT for zucchini squash spaghetti and fettuchini. I used it twice last week. It unfortunately doesn't come with instructions, but is fairly easy to learn with trial and error (comes with 3 different sized slicers), and quickly "spirazlizes" whatever you desire.
It works really well for zucchini - I did it just yesterday. The larger the vegetable the better, though, because what it does is hold the vegetable on the cutting end with a small circular metal bit that takes a core sample out of the vegetable.
what is the woman in the picture holding in her left hand? is she pushing down on it to keep the veggie in place or to counter the force of cutting the veggie. i can't tell what part that is looking at the pic with all the pieces in it.
A shopper on Sep 2, 2014
Best Answer:The woman in the picture has her hand around the handle which you slide along as the vegetable is sliced. Some vegetables like a cucumber require very litle pressure while a carrot takes more effort. I played with this slicer for about a week before I really got the hang of it but now it is a great way to add a creative touch to my meals.
I do not recall the picture you are asking about. There is no need to hold the vegetable in place. It is secured at both ends. However I do hold the slicer with my left hand while turning the crank with my right hand because the suction cup feet don't seem to hold it tight on my granite countertops. Other than that it does a great job.
CRISPY oven curly potato fries?? I am turning to some of you more experienced cooks and hoping that one of you might have an answer to resolve my current disappointment. I have this spiralizer and, beyond zucchini, I was looking forward to enjoying crispy oven potato curly fries. Frying in oil is not an option in our household for myriad reasons. Anyway, I'd read so many raves about this yummy use of the device and the family was looking forward to trying them. I've used the oven roasting and baking method for all sorts of veggies and didn't anticipate a problem. Was I wrong!!! They cooked forever and they were sooo soggy. Now, I will say that the taste was delish. But they were ugly as heck...most unappetizing. The only crispiness was to be found on a few outlier pieces that stuck to the pan. I did wring them out too before putting them on the sheet as they were almost drippy to begin with after being spiraled. I piled them onto a large baking sheet and baked them in the middle of the oven (later moved them lower in hopes of 'frying' them) at very high heat. I would be so very appreciative if one of you has a clue as where I went awry. Thanks in advance for your help !
A shopper on Nov 15, 2014
Best Answer:"Crispy" fries are crispy because they are cooked in oil--that's what frying is all about. Without oil, you can only achieve the crunchiness that occurs as foods begin to dry out. You may experience improved results if you use a spray-on oil (Pam or similar) on well-dried potato shreds before putting them in the oven, or tossing the shreds well with some olive oil before baking at at least 450.
Towel them off like you did, or let them sit over night in the fridge in a paper towel. Before you put them in the oven coat lightly with olive oil and a little salt. I then roll up into a ball and put them into a cupcake pan. They become crispy balls on the outside but will still be tender inside.
The potato strings should be really dry, then a small amount of oil, high heat and turned often. Also, it really helps if they are a bit spread out, not stacked because that creates steam which makes them soggy. Also, what kind of potato is being used? That also plays a part in the crispiness. Good luck!
If you want to make potato chips, you will be better off slicing the potatoes on a mandolin. If you use the spiral slicer you will end up with one very long spiral of potato. I have seen these sold at street festivals. It looks kind of like a bloomin onion. They probably put the entire potato spiral into a deep fT fryer.
How do you prepare the veggie before putting it on the spiralizer?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer:i finally have used my spiralizer! I unfortunately did not receve instructions in the box (not sure there were instructions anyway) so went with my gut feeling. I did yellow squash and zucchinni, washed them but left the peels on. I was making the Curry shrimp with vegetable noodles recipe. My whole family enjoyed it. There was no reason to take off the peels and it didnt affect the taste so i will continue to this way. It was easy to use and easy to clean.
I wash and dry my vegetables. For a zucchini, I might trim the stem a bit - I put that end away from the slicer. The last half an inch or so doesn't spiralize. For bell peppers, I cut out just the stem and seeds. For sweet potatoes I trim the end flat that goes away from the slicer.
I don't have an answer.I just got the machine and not familiar with it yet. I don't really know how to use the machine properly because it came without any instructions or recipes. If you have any helpful info, can you send it to me via e-mail? I would appreciate it. Thanks, Nancy
Best Answer:The blades are extremely sharp, so I would not let them set it up. They can certainly spiral but not without your supervision. The legs have suction cups so it can be secured to counter. My 12 yr old loves using it.
I would say no, This is basically a mandolin, the 2 extra blades are just slid in below the other that cuts the food is open. So no kids! Reason I say that is you have to push the food towards the blade and spin it at the same time. The unit works great, but I would say not for the kids tho. sorry.
The blades are not covered at all for protection. In theory, your hand never really needs to go near them, but you do have to be careful (I cut myself the first time I used it trying to reposition to jicama I was slicing).
Best Answer:I said the same thing and called customer service. The rep walked me through it by looking at the photos on the box. The rep was very helpful, however, like you I was stumped without directions.