Does anyone like their spiralizer? I like the idea of making noodles and all the recipe books I have mention the spiralizer. But, I keep reading negative reviews about it. Is there a trick to it? Do you have one that you absolutely love?
I adore mine, it was 20euros from a cooking store, just a run of the mill one, nowt special, but two carrots or zuccini will offer you a huge pile of lengths long enough to twirl on your fork like spaghetti. the julienne peeler looks good and handy but the longest lengths you would get out of it are the length of the carrot or whatever veg you are shredding. theres loads of julienne peelers on ebay too. but i just loooooooooooove my spiralizer. i think always use firm fat fresh veg, if its slightly soft, of bendy its not much good, go for thick straight firm veg, make sure you have a good flat surface to get a good grip with the suction feet, you may get a little juice leakage, and make sure you have plenty of room at the end for the spirals to spill out. good luck
Have you got your spiralizer yet? lol - I'm looking at buying the same one you bought and I'm wondering how it will work. I was debating on getting either the Saladacco or just a julienne peeler. Let me know how you like your Saladacco, please!!
Oh, one more thing... for the people who use the julienne peeler: does it make matchsticks or will it actually make bendy long pieces of 'noodles'? I mean, matchsticks would be great, too, for making sushi and wraps, but I really like my carrot 'pasta' to be soft instead of hard matchsticks.
I've been doing julienne vaggies by hand but I really want something more fine, which is why I'm interested in getting one of these. Does anyone know if you can find them in regular stores? (Walmart, Zellers, etc)
I prefer the spirolli because the noodles are thicker and hold up longer--perfect for prep in the morning and bringing them to work for lunch. I have a saladacco, but I never use it because I don't like really thin angel hair pasta, it gets soggy too quickly.
The Juillene peeler, as Chris said, is great too. Great for traveling and for shredding carrots into a salad as well.
I use the sprilizer for butternut squash , sweet potatoes and carrots, Then I have the spirooli for zucchini and the more softer veggies. This way the harder veggies seem softer because they are smaller and the softer veggies don't water because they are thicker.