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Want to turn your vegetables into healthy zoodles (zucchini noodles)? Us too! So we reviewed the top brands to pick the best for your gourmet needs. We all indulge in pasta every once in a while (maybe more than we should!). Pasta is an easy go-to meal for most Americans and one that often times displaces most of our plate space for brightly colored veggies. Imagine, that you could still enjoy your Italian grandmother’s spicy arrabbiata recipe but this time, you would be fulfilling – heck, even surpassing – your daily quotient of veggies in just one sitting, because you made zucchini/butternut squash/parsnip/sweet potato zoodles?!? We continue to have fun with this easy way to create innovative stir fries, salads and vegetable noodles as well as julienned vegetables (and fruits). Review our pick for best spiralizers alongside other popular vegetable “pasta” creators so you can find which will consistently serve you best!
This is my personal weapon of choice and pick for best spiralizer in this battle of vegetable pasta makers: the infamous Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer. It comes with three stainless steel blades: one that shapes your produce into spiral-like strands the size of a spaghetti noodle, a slightly larger (wider) blade that produces a larger spiral shape (think wider than spaghetti but still more narrow than fettuccine) and a third blade that produces a ribbon type of shape (think wider, like Pappardelle noodles). Each of these blades is fantastic for adding not only a beautiful shape, but a delicious texture to the variety of zoodles that can be transformed: carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, zucchini, squash, cucumber, etc.
- Price at time of writing: $29.88
The upgrades in this category generally revolve around the ability to add more variation to the thickness of your veggie noodles. There is an option for a Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer 4 Blade as well, which now includes a blade that makes the zoodles in a thinner fashion, more like an angel hair pasta (yum!) at just a slightly higher price.
The Kitchen Supreme Spiralizer Complete Bundle is another option to choose from in the world of spiralizers and slicers. The complete bundle entails a Kitchen Supreme Spiralizer, A Ceramic Peeler, Spaghetti Maker, a protective storage bag, a recipe book (enticing!), a flexible cleaning brush for the blades and a digital book (DVD) entitled 101 Power Tips: For a Fitter, Healthier You, & Staying that Way, Starting Today.
- Price at time of writing: $15.84
The WonderVeg Vegetable Spiralizer from WonderEsqu includes a cleaning brush, recipe book and two spare parts. The blades let you shred, chip or cut your vegetables into straight strips. You can use more than just vegetables too, try your fruits of all sizes. This spiralizer is claimed to be 100% safe since the produce is inserted into the machine and directed toward the blades instead of your hands being near the sharp surface, similar to the Paderno (our #1 pick).
- Price at time of writing: $23.97
Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer Review
The Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer is one that will pop up frequently as you search for the best one on the market. It is hand-held, small enough to fit in a deep kitchen drawer or to rest alongside your other handy kitchen tools on a shelf. Its versatility allows you to make carb free pasta-zoodles, if you will, in an instant. It has a dual, stainless steel blade, so you can opt to make your zoodles thicker or thinner, depending on preference. The standard Veggetti comes with 3 blades that offer a thin, spaghetti like noodle, a thicker fettuccine width noodle and a wider ribbon like noodle.
- Price at time of writing: $9.99
Random Ponderings on Spiralizers
I am extremely happy with my Paderno. I’ve had it for a year now and am pleased with my experience. The great thing about both the Veggetti and the Kitchen Supreme Spiralizer is that they are compact and therefore incredibly easy to use and store. Actually, after thinking about it, I am tempted to invest in a hand-held spiralizing device to bring camping! A fancy veggie pasta cooked on a camping stove over the light of a fire? Easy, nourishing and energizing on the go! With the best spiralizer in-hand you can enjoy all the “pasta” you want.
Looking for a good recipe to use for your first spiralized meal? Inspiralized has some good beginner recipes to help get you started.
Why are you considering eating vegetable noodles?