In our day-to-day life cutter is the kitchen appliance that is basically used for cutting vegetables. A spiralizer is a device that is used to make the fruits and vegetables spirals and slices. It is also known as “Spiralo”,” Spirali”, “splizer vegetable slicer” and turning vegetable slicer. It is operated by putting the substances between the blades. It has a fixed handle and a turning blade.
Mostly the spiralizer has three blades but, in some types, it has one more blade to make the angel hair pasta. Its blades were too sharp so be careful while working with the blades. It is applicable for almost all kinds of vegetables except those which are too soft or which have loose consistency. The vegetables which are suitable for spiralizer are cucumber, carrots, potatoes, celery, onions, courgettes, horseradish, beetroot, auberges, and peppers. You can also make slices from firm fruits like peers, apples, or cheese.it is easily available in the market. You can also buy it in the amazon market with the name of spiralizer amazon.
A normal standard spiralizer has three blades. One of its blades is a round blade used for spaghetti. The second is a small flat blade used for making the ribbons. And the last third blade is a large wide blade for spiral standard. Vegetables are put through the blades and crank. And then we move the hand with a small force of hand so the vegetables are crushed or slices between the handle and the blades and it cut the vegetables or fruits into slices. Now let’s have a look at how to use a spiralizer for cutting veggie and fruit.
A zoodle maker or vegetable spiralizer is a simple kitchen gadget used for cutting vegetables. You can also use it for making slices of carrots, potatoes, zucchinis, parsnips, beetroots, and many others for making it noodle-like elements. It is not only for kids and moms who used this gadget and take benefits of it. This gadget is much popular among people who follow gluten-free food or a vegan diet.
With the zoodler there is an endless list of vegetables and fruit recipes which you can easily make. Zoodle makers have many kinds according to the requirement and use but here we will discuss a few of its types which are most popular and commonly used. In this article, we will also learn that how to make zucchini noodles without a spiralizer.
Types of Zoodle Maker:
There are basically two major types of the zoodle maker which are commonly used and easily available in the market today. One is the electric spiralizer which has two blades interchange with each other. The first blade is used for making vegetable pasta like vegetti. The second blade of a zoodle maker is used for creating the thicker vegetable spiral-like fettucine. The first zoodle maker under discussion is actually of this type.
And then there is another type of zoodle maker which comes up with the multi-blade zoodle maker. It can be used to make vegetables into noodles of different thicknesses. Its good version can also help its use for making good cauliflower rice.
As we have discussed that there are many types of zoodle maker then how can we decide that which zoodle maker is best for us and which one has more useful for us. Now we will discuss that how can we choose the right zoodle maker?
Apart from considering the types of spiralizer that you want. We should keep in mind the following factors about the zoodle maker.
Sharpness and Strength of Blades:
We should choose the zoodle maker which has strong and sharp blades. It is a very important factor if you are especially trying to slice hard vegetables like sweet potatoes. A zoodle maker with a sharp and strong blade can help you to spiralize the vegetables and fruits smoothly and evenly better than an average chef knife. It is also a very time-saving gadget.
Ease of Cleaning:
The vegetable slicer can gather a lot of peeling in a very short time. We always want an apparatus that is easy for cleaning and time saving especially if the gadget is mostly in use. A zoodle maker that is dishwasher safe is always a good gadget for the kitchen which is abundantly used. We should prefer the zoodle maker which works without electricity so we can clean it under the water easily. In some of its types, there is a pin in the box which is helpful for cleaning the holes of the spiralizer.
If you don’t have a large kitchen or you don’t have enough space in your kitchen then I will prefer you to purchase a handler instead of purchasing a spiralizer. It is smaller and easier to store in the kitchen you can put it anywhere because it occupies very small space. It is very cheaper in cost and also very easy to clean. But if you have a large kitchen and space is not your problem then I will prefer you to buy its countertop version. I know is a little bit costly than a common handler and more space-consuming but is the most versatile version which is not only used for making the noodles of the vegetable. But it has a lot of other useful functionalities.
I know that other accessories are not so important factors that I have already mentioned in our above article but they are not negligible. For example, a recipe book, cleaning brush, and some other accessories can divert your decision from one type to another.
In the above article, I have cleared some points in which we have discussed that how and which zoodle maker should we choose which is most beneficial for us. In our next session now will discuss that which zoodle maker is best and why should we invest in it. In this session, we will discuss some most famous and top spiralizer.
It has a lot of types like oxo spiralizer, Paderno spiralizer, zucchini spiralizer, but here we make a list of the top five best spiralizer on basis of different factors and most commonly used here we also discussed some of their advantages and disadvantages on the basis of their uses, functionalities, cost and many other factors which are considered while we are investing on new spiralizer. And now come to the point and discussed our top first zoodle maker.
5 Blade Zoodle Maker:
This 5 blade zoodle maker has been got a very high positive response due to its strength of the material. Its blades are made up of high-quality carbon cutlery grade steel blades which easily sliced the fruits and even hard roots types of vegetables like sweet potatoes and turnips. Besides its perfect sharp blades, I love that it is very easy to clean. This is dishwasher safe which is the one more plus point added in it.
And if you have any difficulty with the dishwasher then you can also clean it with simple water and soap. And when you have done up with the cleaning then you can simply put it in your drawer or cupboard because it doesn’t take too much special space for placing it. It just takes place12.6*6.7*9.5. Now let’s discuss some of its advantages and disadvantages.
- It has strong carbon cutlery grade steel blades which are very time saving and can make work very fast.
- It can work more proficiently than an average chef.
- It is very easy to clean.
- It is dishwasher safe.
- It doesn’t take any special space instead of that it is can be adjusted in a small space.
- The feet suction of the apparatus is not stable but it tends to slip away while placed on the ceramic tile or on the marble.
- It doesn’t have any external cleaning brush.
Mueller Spiral Ultra Four Blades Spiralizer:
Another top spiral cutter is the ultra-four blades spiralizer unit from Mueller. The gravity force does half of its work because it works vertically. It is very easy to use even the five-year kid can easily able zucchini noodles using it. The blade of this spiralizer is made up of ultra-high-quality stainless steel. Besides this four-blade unit, there is another function that you can use as a grater and juicer.
It is really a very versatile and most useful gadget used in the kitchen. This apparatus is also very easy to set up. Rather than any other kind of zoodle makes it has very stable on the surface. This zoodle maker unit is also very easy to clean. It is dishwasher safe and you can simply wash it with soap and water and then put it outside to let it dry. It has the following advantages and disadvantages.
- It has very strong and durable four blades which can make slicing of fruits and vegetables in a very short time period.
- It is very easy to operate that even a five-year kid can use it.
- Due to its vertical operation, it became very easy to operate.
- Its suction feet make it stable on the slippery surface.
- It is very easy to clean
- It is dishwasher safe.
- Its chamber is very small so you need to empty it very soon even after each spiraling vegetable.
- No manual instruction is added to the booklet.
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Paderno World Cuisine Vegetable Slicer:
This type of zoodle maker is come up with three different kinds of blades with different use and functionalities. Its one blade is used for making vegetable ribbon and accordion cuts. The other two blades are used for making veggie strands and zucchini noodles. This apparatus is very easy to operate. It is started by securing the slicer on the working surface and then attach one side of the veggie or fruit to the small corer located circular blade on the plate.
Then press the points to the opposite end, and then using your one hand for pushing the one lever handle along. After that, you need to turn the original handle while doing work with your other hand. With its help, you can out fruits and veggies which are longer than up to 10 inches and 7 inches in thickness. Most common food that is used in this kind of slicer are apples, zucchini, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Now let’s discuss it some important advantages and disadvantages.
- It is very stable on all kinds of surfaces on which it is put on.
- It has very sharp and strong blades that can spiralize the veggie and fruits within no time.
- It is very to make and then break out into pieces.
- It is very easy to set up.
- As it is broken into pieces so it is very easy to clean up.
- It is dishwasher safe.
- It consumes large space so you need a big kitchen to place it.
- Its blades are tending to jiggle out their position while it is using with the fibrous vegetables.
Vremi Slicer Vegetable Spiralizer:
If someone concern with the hand-held homemaker spiralizer then is that these tools are ineffective. But this hand-held veggie spiralizer is an exception. For one this type of spiralizer has long and quality blades. So spiralizing the vegetables and fruits in very thickness without any problem. It has a very strong grip which helps you in getting the most out of the vegetables. This type of zoodle maker is coming up with the cleaning brush.
It has an external brush which is packed in the box. This external accessory is used to remove the impurities from the apparatus. This brush has a very unique design and is very helpful for cleaning the design. And as we know it is a handheld zoodle maker so, this unit doesn’t have any problem while storing it in the kitchen cupboard or in the shelf. It has the following advantages and disadvantages.
- It is very easy to clean due to its external brush accessory. It is a bonus point in this unit.
- As it is a handheld gadget so it is very easy to store in a small space.
- It has very strong and sharp blades due to them it can make veggie noodle very easy in no time.
- It is dishwasher safe.
- It is too small in size and due to its size, it is very difficult to grip in big hands.
- It is not capable of the large recipe as you can use it with fatigue hands.
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Kitchen Supreme Spiralizer:
This is the last gadget on our spiral list. It is also a hand-held spiralizer. And we will discuss how to use a handheld spiralizer. It has two major features one is its superior quality and the other is Japanese blades which will never let you down even after passing a long time. Its sharpness will always remain strong over time. Its blades are not sharp but you don’t need to get worried about it because it doesn’t harm your fingers. It has finger guard protection and one safety cap which make it safe. It is also used as a noodle cutter. Now let’s have a look at its pros and cons.
- It is available in parts and very easy to assemble and break
- As it is available in parts so, it is very easy to store in the kitchen cupboard.
- It is safe to use due to its finger guard and safety cap on it.
- It comes up with a booklet of many recopies
- it is not capable of large vegetables. Large vegetables are stuck in it.
- It will get tiring while dealing with the large vegetables.
How to make curly fries without a spiralizer?
If you don’t have any spiralizer then it fine no problem, you can still make a delicious curly fry at home. You only need to become a bit more creative. Without a spiralizer, you should need to cut out the potatoes by hand and we will tell you that how you do this in the easiest way. For this purpose, you need to pick a small potato first and put it on the skewer. After that use a chef knife to slice the potatoes into small spirals by rotating the skewer slowly.
Make sure that each spiral should be of the same size so that they look goods after spiralized. Now put off the potatoes from the skewer and put them in the tray safely. Now drizzle some olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, and other necessary salts in it. Now, bake your spiralized potatoes in the oven over the 350-degree temperature for half an hour.
If you try the above method properly then you could make a curly fry without using the spiralizer. You just need to remove the spiralized potatoes from the skewer. Be careful while doing this as the potatoes may stick with the skewer while putting it off.