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Vegetable Spiralizer

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Cumberlover76 Wed 21-Jan-15 14:10:40

Anyone got one? I'm liking the idea of making veg 'noodles/pasta' and wanted to see if anyone recommends? I've seen the Zoodle Chef which looks a reasonable price and easy to store, anyone got one? The big ones look like they would take up alot of room and may gather dust in the cupboard and are twice the price of hand held ones. I saw a really cheap one from China on ebay but imagine it will be a bit rubbish.

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Wed 21-Jan-15 14:12:07

I can see it being one of those gadgets you use once or twice, and is put away until you move house and take it to the charity shop.

Silverjohnleggedit Wed 21-Jan-15 16:05:11

Used it once it about 3 times - I wouldn't bother.

Tzibeleh Wed 21-Jan-15 16:39:08

I've got a really cheap handheld one, which I use once or twice a year. It's fun for a change or a party, but I wouldn't spend a lot on one or get a bulky, awkward-to-store one.

AvaCrowder Wed 21-Jan-15 17:04:30

I've only used mine to see how it works.

goodasitgets Wed 21-Jan-15 17:05:28

Use a box grater. Turn it so it's lay on its side and use the largest holes with long strokes

SparklyReindeerShit Wed 21-Jan-15 17:06:00

If you're making courgette noodles, lay a cheese grater on it's side and run the courgette along it, makes great ribbons out of it!

SparklyReindeerShit Wed 21-Jan-15 17:06:18

Haha cross posts!

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Wed 21-Jan-15 17:51:01

I bought a Julienne cutter from Lakeland for £4. I'm assuming it does the same thing(ish). I have a parmesan grater which probably does the same thing... blush

26Point2Miles Wed 21-Jan-15 17:53:34

I'm a low carber... A spiralizer would get used lots here

RosyAuroch Thu 22-Jan-15 08:23:48

My old flatmate years ago had a really simple handheld one that I used loads.
Bought myself a bigger one a few years back. It does tend to sit in the cupboard in winter out of the way and forgotten about but I put it out on the counter in summer.

Trills Thu 22-Jan-15 08:34:20

I got a julienne peeler. It fits in the utensil drawer.

whats4teamum Thu 22-Jan-15 14:31:03

I got one at Xmas and I use it 3-4 times a week. Google the recipes at inspiralized. By not stuffing myself with pasta rice etc the weight is dropping off but I'm eating same sauces as rest of family. Washes up quickly enough. I am a complete convert. The hand held ones are crap and the Lakeland julienne cutter is only useful for salads and results in a lot of waste.

SenatusPopulusqueRomanorum Thu 22-Jan-15 18:40:49

My mother bought me one. I actually use it. I make courgette noodles when the rest of the family has pasta (I am trying to low-carb). The DCs love when I fry the long potato ribbons.
I also have a box grater and a julienne peeler. It is not the same.

JamForTea Thu 22-Jan-15 19:45:32

Yes I've got one. So far just using it for courgette pasta regularly (also a low carber) but would like to use it for more - I'll have a look at that website! It's really easy to clean. It's the Lurch brand one from Amazon.

Gatekeeper Fri 23-Jan-15 09:04:46

whats4teamum which one did you get ?

moondog Fri 23-Jan-15 15:06:56

This one is the best-as recommended by a MNer to me.
It has only two pieces at any one time, so no tedious assembly/washing up. I love it and use it a lot. Paricularly for cucumber and carrot in Asian style salads. Also mixing in courgette spirals to pasta to reduce carb load.

whats4teamum Sat 24-Jan-15 08:33:50

I have this one

NotQuiteCockney Sat 24-Jan-15 08:44:02

Another vote for julienne peelers. One piece, cheap, takes up nearly no space, and does a great job!

Cynthia4785621489689 Sat 09-May-15 10:43:05

I'm a big fan of this one:, it's from a company called Impeccable Culinary Objects. It comes with a recipe book, so it's a nice way to get started. I use mine probably once a month. Great for courgetti.

somuchforthecity Sat 09-May-15 10:48:04

I've got the Spirali spiralizer and we use it loads (I am vegetarian).

My quickest dinner this week was heated up leftover bologna sauce with courgetti noodles - literally took five minutes including washing up!

I use it for pad Thai, pasta, fry potato noodles, lunchbox salads etc. If you want to eat more veg it is brilliant.

JasperDamerel Sat 09-May-15 10:59:09

I had a julienne peeler and it was rubbish. I have a Spiralo spiraliser, and I use it probably a couple of times a week. I did spend a year slicing courgettes into ribbons by hand, giving up and eating pasta instead, though, so I was reasonably sure I would use it.

ThisTimeIAmMagic Tue 12-May-15 11:19:22

Marking place.

lbnblbnb Thu 14-May-15 18:53:02

Has anyone tried this one?
Microplane Spiral Cutter from John Lewis £10
It looks well made and easy to store. I think there would be wastage, but it think there is with all of them.

Brackla Thu 14-May-15 20:08:59

FWIW, Good Food magazine tested 12 spiralisers and handheld julienne-type tools and this Lurch one was their best all-rounder.

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