Benriner Cook Vertical Spiral Slicer
To use, slice off either end of the fruit or vegetable to provide a stable, uniform surface. Center and press the handle down until food is secured between the disk and the cutting surface. Using slight downward pressure, turn handle—cut spirals will drop from the bottom of the unit. Blades are easy to swap out—simply loosen the bolt until the blade drops from its housing, then insert the blade that matches your desired texture and retighten.
- Manufacturer: Benriner
- Includes: Coarse, medium and fine blades
- Material: ABS plastic, nylon, stainless steel
- Care: Hand wash only
- Use: Caution—blades are extremely sharp. Use care when operating
- Dimensions: 5½" x 4" x 13½"
- Made in Japan
- Constructed from durable nylon and ABS plastic for years of reliable use
- Ultra-sharp blades are ground to a precision edge for easy, efficient spiral cutting
- Comes with three blades (coarse, medium and fine) for cutting uniform spirals in a range of widths
- Toothed disk securely grips food being cut and keeps hands safely away from cutting surface
I really like how the slicer only leaves about .5"" of the vegetable when you're done, so there's not a lot of waste at all.
It also cleans up pretty easily - just run it under hot water and scrub a bit, and pretty much everything just runs off.
My only complaint is that since it's made of plastic, it can be a bit wobbly under pressure. I hold it pretty tightly, but it still wobbles a bit. Not enough to be a deal-breaker, but it is noticeable.
Overall, a fantastic product that can be used for all kinds of things, but is especially good when adhering to a raw diet
You must stabilize the entire apparatus with your left hand, while turning the cutter with your right hand. The upper plastic frame bends immediately.
The thin plastic legs are also not designed for rotational torque. As you turn the rotator handle, the entire apparatus twists on its flimsy thin plastic legs.
I was nervous about this design at the store.
I gave it a try.
But I doubt this cutter will still be working well in a couple years.
It would have been simple to make most of this device out of standard kitchen grade stainless steel. Such a product would likely last for years, and probably longer.
I love the zucchini noodles, and I love the concept of this device so much.
Reluctantly, I will return this and search for a more durable replacement
Questions & Answers
What are the dimensions of the cutter?How large of a potato can you use?Can you put potato on skewer before cutting?What parts are plastic?Thank
Some spiralizers on the market have gotten bad reviews because there is a sort of ""core"" left on the attachment prongs after the whole length of vegetable has gone through the spiralizing blades. Will this version do that, or will it use the entire vegetable
It is easy to change blades or is there a lot of unscrewing and little pieces to keep track of?