Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Do you use a spiraliser?

by Bryony Harrison (follow)
I'm a freelance writer & poet; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page' from tinyurl.com/pgyyx76
Health (513)      Food (672)      Lifestyle (334)      Home (187)      Shopping (182)      Cooking (171)      Kitchen (39)     


Spiraliser, courgette
Image by Tony Webster https://www.flickr.com/


Spiralisers are the latest kitchen gadget that have become very popular.

Do you have one? Do you use it?

#Food
#Kitchen
#Lifestyle
#Home
#Cooking
#Shopping
#Health
I like this Question - 14
Ask and answer questions for a share of ad revenue - click here
[ Submit an Answer ]
Top Answers
I have been interested in spiraliser a for a while now. I first saw one at a baking show last year and bought it, but found it incredibly hard to use and gave up. I then saw a table top version in a shop that was giving a demonstration. I tried to use it, but it turns out that it was not suitable for left-handers. I consigned myself to the fact that I just wasn't able to use one. But then I saw a handheld one that came with a money back guarantee if I didn't like it. I bought it, tried it, and love it. I use it so regularly now. The key is finding one that works for you.
So third time (very) lucky Bryony?! Good on you for persevering!
by Miro
I haven't got one, but I'd like one. I've eaten "zoodles" (noodles made from zucchini) and I enjoyed them.
We call it courgetti for spaghetti made from courgettes.
Yes I do -in fact i have just received a different one that I ordered from china.
I tend however, not to use them often as they are really a hassle to clean.
by Finy
Yes, anything with little corners where food and get trapped are always a pain to clean.
it gets stuck under the blades and almost impossible to get to them depending which one it is...
by Finy
Thats not a word thats even in my vocabulary. Looks interesting, may try it if I see one.
A spiraliser is a type of grater/peeler that turns the vegetable around as it is peeling, and thus turning it into spirals. You can get hand held and table top versions.
I soooo badly want one!
No. That's one thing I don't need. Something that I use a couple of times and then find in the back of the drawer gathering dust in a few years. Sounds like a big waste of money to me.
No I don't have 1, so I don't know if I'd like 1 or not. It would depend on the price. I bought a footpath about 10yeras ago, because I said to my self I had to have 1, & I'll always use it, & how wonderful it would be to use 1, & I haven't even used it once !
by Miro
I've seen them priced between 9-30, which I think is $18-$60.
I was very inspired to buy on and saw one on sale in the big supermarket here, in the "burbs" in Melbourne for $8. It was a hand twirler one in green. You could Google the one I mean. I got out the zucchini and carrot to test. The carrot spat out irregular chunks of grated carrot and the effort to turn it with the carrot in was a huge effort and difficult. So I wrestled the carrot out and thought seeing the zucchini was soft then turning etc would be a breeze. It was a disaster! It's hot mangled up and the only thing I saw was the irregular grated zucchini bit's. I returned it. Since then there are heaps to choose from with one costing $69! Most are around $30 it seems which all look the same except one which looks like how you mince things and it has 4 different blades to use and you use a handle but make sure it's got suction thingies on the 4 feet or you might scream. I use a potato peeler but of course it doesn't twirl or spiral. I'm still looking but you have to have strong hands and wrists and patience. :-)
Oh I forgot to add I returned the spiraling next day, with no issues. I wanted it to work so much ...oh well.
by summer
You definitely need a strong grip to use one, but the quality does vary quite significantly with different models.
I find this kitchen tool particularly fascinating! Seeing people use it on TV makes it look so easy! So I finally went out and bought one for myself. I tried to make zucchini spaghetti and failed miserably! Not sure what I was doing wrong but it just didn't work!
I have never had a problem with courgette, but other vegetables - sweet potatoes in particular - do require a lot of muscle put into it. It can also depend on the spiraliser; I went through three before finding one I could use.

Are you left handed? I am and that is one of the reasons I had difficulty with some models.
I've never even heard of a spiraliser but I'm not big on kitchen gadgets. I still mash potatoes with a fork and drain saucepans by angling their lids across the lip of the pan.
Yes Gayle, I also drain my spuds your way, but I use a 'masher' to mash the spuds. 'Our' draining way, saves washing up a sieve/calendar, if 1 doesn't have a dishwasher, (like us!)
by Miro
I haven't used one. And, to be honest, I don't even know what they look like.
by Vee
Most of them are quite unremarkable, Vee, sort of like a thin cylinder.
by Rice
I imagine they wouldn't be easy to clean.
by Vee
I like the idea but I just know I would not be able to drive it. The other day I could not even get a panadol out of the foil :(
by Rice
After reading everyone else answers about them, I think I'll give it a miss buying 1. They just seem like too much hard work, for a rather lazy person like me!
by Miro
More Questions by Bryony Harrison
view all questions by Bryony Harrison
Articles by Bryony Harrison on Other Hubs
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 43470
Trending Questions
Categories
Health (513)
Life (382)
Parenting (216)
Beauty (142)
Food (672)
Travel (244)
Money (148)
Fitness (60)
Career (58)
Lifestyle (334)
Family (309)
Fun (277)
Children (252)
Home (187)
Shopping (182)
Personal (177)
Cooking (171)
Fashion (139)
Christmas (129)
Animals (116)
Wellbeing (113)
Kids (112)
Social (107)
Work (103)
Holiday (90)
Sleep (88)
Clothes (87)
Ethics (86)
Love (84)
Fruit (78)
Music (76)
Hobbies (76)
Body (69)
Silly (64)
Friends (64)
Advice (63)
Reading (63)
Healthy (61)
Hair (56)
Books (55)
Car (54)
Nature (53)
Movies (53)
Women (53)
Medical (52)
School (52)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version