Today is all about 2 particular gadgets – veggie slicers. The inspiration behind my purchase these 2 slicers is the cookbook “Against all Grain” by Danielle Walker. I had purchased this wonderful book (more about this and the recipes in Wednesday’s blog). Several recipes call for veggies noodles. For this I needed a veggie slicer/noodle maker.
My first veggie slicer purchase is the second reason for this review. The first noodle maker was very disappointing and I went in search of something much better. Here are the results of my search. (I want to make a note that this review is my own opinion. I have not been paid to try these products.)
The first slicer noodle maker was the Spirelli (pictured on the left). The second purchase was the Spiral Vegetable Slicer.
Let's talk about the Spirelli shall we.
1. Peel the vegetable; then you must trim it down so the vegetable will fit in the slicing chamber. There is a top with prongs to hold the vegetable (this did not work for me). I held the potato in my hand and manually twisted to produce the noodles. To me this was a difficult process with very disappointing results. 2. Pictured is the remainder of potato that will not fit in the cutting end. 3. If I want the other end to fit; must again trim the down (more waste) 4. End result is - small amount of noodles and a lot of wasted vegetable. (Also, I used a sweet potato to see how difficult it was to turn in the peeler.)
The Spiral Vegetable Slicer really makes vegetable peeling fast and easy. It comes with the 3 blades in the photograph.
This blade produces slightly large noodles.
A closer view of the spiral noodles.
The final blade produces a smaller noodle.
**The pros of the small hand-held veggie slicer (Spirelli): it is easy to store; fairly easy to clean; the smaller price. The cons: hard to handle; the waste out weighs the production.
**The pros of the larger veggie slicer (Spiral Veggie Slicer): very easy to work - secure, turn the handle, and get noodles like magic; easy to disassemble and keep clean; makes great noodles or slices; There is very little waste of the vegetable. The cons: the price (but can get it for less on Amazon); it is larger and not as easy to store.
*For my money I my vote goes to the Spiral Veggie Slicer.
The possibilities are endless with this little gadget. It makes it easy to eat healthier.
Hope you enjoy this little review