Making Zucchini Noodles: A review of 2 spiral slicers

Review of 2 spiral slicers

Which spiral slicer is right for you?

It’s like magic…zucchini turns into noodles with the use of a spiral slicer!

But what exactly is a spiral slicer?

Zucchini noodles are one of my favorite things to make these days — as you could probably tell by all the noodle recipes I’ve been coming out with. While these recipes are amazing, you do need to invest in a spiral slicer to create the long, low-carb noodle strands.

Many of you have been asking me how to make these zucchini noodles and specifically which spiral slicer you should try.

Rather than just tell you what I think about spiral slicers, I thought it would be better to show you. In the video below I demo 2 of the most popular types of spiral slicers — The Vertical Spiral Slicer and The Horizontal Spiral Slicer — and give my personal pros and cons for each.

To recap…

The Horizontal Spiral Slicer has 3 pros: 1) It has 3 options for noodle size. 2) It has a suction cup base. 3) It takes an entire zucchini, so noodles are made faster.

The Horizontal Spiral Slicer has 3 cons: 1) It costs more than the Vertical Spiral Slicer. 2) It takes up more room in the cupboard. 3) It doesn’t make angel hair sized noodles (my fave!).

The Vertical Spiral Slicer has 3 pros: 1) It’s only about $20. 2) It make perfect angel hair sized noodles. 3) It’s small and compact.

The Vertical Spiral Slicer has 2 cons: 1) It only makes 1 size of noodle. 2) It takes longer to make, since the zucchini must be cut in half to fit in the slicer.

Here’s a link to that Yummy Real Food Spaghetti Sauce Recipe shown at the end of the video 🙂

Comments

  • Susan February 21, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Hi there!
    Love my vegetable spiral slicer & mine looks identical to the 2nd one you use in your video but also has a blade for flat wide noodles. I purchases it on amazon & use it weekly! Super easy & makes zucchini taste fabulous!

    • Diana February 21, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Hi Susan! Thanks for the feedback, so glad you’re loving your spiral slicer 🙂

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