Try It Tuesday: Spiral Slicer Veggie Spiralizer Bundle

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Spiral Slicer Veggie Spiralizer Bundle
Manufacturer:  Kufu
Weight / Size:  8 oz. / 3.4 x 3.4 x 6.3 inches
Source: product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • 150% BIGGER and LESS WASTAGE- The bigger size vegetable slicer accommodates bigger vegetables and the longer blades spiralize vegetables with shorter time. The deep penetrating cap design makes 50% less vegetable wastage once the veggie you’re spiral-slicing gets small enough.
  • SUPERIOR BUNDLE- Your complete spiralizer bundle comes with 4 blades(3 mm, 5 mm, 10 mm, and max 70 mm), a cleaning brush, and a vegetable peeler.
  • EASY TO CHANGE BLADES AND CLEAN-The blades can be removed to clean easily and they can make noodle of 4 different widths.
  • FUN AND EASY- It’s easy to make stir-fries, salads, and even vegetable pasta by slicing carrots, zucchinis, cucumbers, squashes, radishes and much more.

 

20160724_175231_resized Review:   I’d been curious about a spiralizer for a while now, so when I was asked to review the Spiral Slicer Veggie Spiralizer, I was curious enough to try.  It came in a small box with several blades.  The description states there was a cleaning brush and vegetable peeler as well, but they weren’t included in my box.  The brush would have been nice.  By the picture, the peeler looks flimsy and I admit I probably wouldn’t have used it.

I enlisted the help of my sister to test the spiralizer.  At a family dinner, we decided to make curly fries since it would be something that everyone in the family would eat.  20160724_175114_resizedThis meant we were using potatoes in the spiralizer.  While the description doesn’t specifically say that potatoes could be used, it does say that it accommodates larger vegetables, so we thought we were safe.  Herein lies the problem.

The potatoes really didn’t fit well in the spiralizer.  They were difficult to turn and when we tried to use the grip thing that came with it, which is supposed to be used when you get it down to the point that you can’t use your hands anymore.  The device just tore up the end of the potato, making it even harder to turn.

20160724_174717_resizedThen there are the blades.  It comes with 4 blades.  It’s not easy to change the blade and in fact my sister cut herself twice during the testing.  The blades really only change how wide the cut is.  Each blade had the same thickness.  So, we were never able to really get a “fry” shape for our curly fries.  However, if you were making noodles from your veggies, it makes more sense.

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I think the most disappointing part of the spiralizer was the waste.  Due to the shape of the spiralizer, you can’t use the whole potato.  Maybe it works better with a carrot or cucumber or something of that shape that would allow you to get further down in the cone.  That doesn’t even include the core that goes out the bottom cone.  When it came to the potato, we probably wasted about 1/3 of each potato that we attempted to use.

All in all, the Spiral Slicer Veggie Spiralizer didn’t live up to our expectations.  Between the waste and injuries, we’re not sure that it’ll be used again.  Our fries ended up being more curly chips due to the thinness of the cut.  I think there needs to be some small design changes and perhaps another blade or two before I can recommend it.

 

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