6 Best Spiralizers 2018

Getting healthy can be tough, what with trying to juggle work and home life and having some time for yourself in the process, it can be all too easy to just grab some pasta and load up on carbs. That’s why spiralizing has become a huge new health craze, it’s a fast, easy and healthy alternative to pasta which can even work well in stir fries and salads for something a little different.

If you’re new to spiralizing, finding the right machine for you can be tough. There are manual models, electric models and lots of different attachments that can leave you reaching for the pasta instead. Fear not! We’ve reviewed the best of the best and bring to you a comprehensive list of the top spiralizers 2018 with a handy buyers guide to explain all the different aspects of the machines so you can find the one that will best suit your needs.

Most Blades Included

Spiralizer Ultimate Only 7-Blade Vegetable Slicer

Spiralizer Ultimate ReviewThis Spiralizer Ultimate model comes with an impressive 7 blade attachments to make 7 different varieties of veggie pasta perfect for diets or just general healthy eating. With a blade caddy included you are able to ensure that your blades are all kept safely stored in one place and the 3 recipe ebooks included provide plenty of ideas to get you started.

We loved how sturdy this model felt when in use. The suction cup keeps the machine anchored to the surface really well.

Pros

  • 7 attachments
  • Recipes included
  • Dishwasher safe


Cons

  • Blades are not clearly labelled

 

Vegetable Spiralizer and Zoodle Maker

Ave 60 Vegetable Spiralizer Review We loved this spiralizer by Ave 60. The gravity assisted design makes it super easy to operate and ensures less wastage, while the 4 blades allow you to get creative with your veggie pasta, making it easier to get kids to eat healthily.

We found the suction cup to be effective most of the time; however it would occasionally lose suction and have to be reset. This wasn’t a major issue for us, as it will work on any kitchen surface as opposed to a clamp.

The blades are easily stored inside the machine, so as not to get lost or misplaced, and the high quality materials used in the unit mean that it is long lasting and will not break easily.

We also found that this model washes by hand easily, although if you prefer it is also safe to put on the top rack of your dishwasher.

Pros

  • High quality materials
  • 1 year warranty
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Blade storage on board
  • 4 blades


Cons

  • Suction cup sometimes unsticks

 

Best Hand Held Model

Spiral Slicer Vegetable Zoodle Spiralizer

Spiral Slicer Vegetable Zoodle Spiralizer ReviewIf you like getting more bang for your buck, this handheld veggie noodle maker might just be the one for you. With an affordable price tag and an impressive set of extras included, you can’t go wrong!

This model is very compact unlike electric models and so it is perfect for those with less kitchen space. Included with this spiralizer is a peeler, cleaner and and ebook with recipes to get you started, making this option excellent value for money.

We love that although this model is easily washed by hand, it is durable enough to go in the dishwasher, and with no electric parts the whole unit can be put on the top rack for easy cleaning.

Pros

  • Excellent value for money
  • Free e-recipe book
  • Free peeler included
  • Free storage pouch included
  • Free cleaning brush included
  • Lifetime Warranty


Cons

  • Not electric – more effort needed
  • Can be fiddly to get used to at first

 

Best For Juice Lovers

Hand Held Spiral Slicer with Juicer

Spiral Slicer Vegetable Zoodle Spiralizer ReviewIf you enjoy fresh fruit juice as part of your healthy lifestyle, then this 2 in one spiralizer and juicer is a perfect addition to your kitchen.

We love that it is as compact as an iphone 5 yet still creates effective veggetti, making it both easy to store and use. Not only that, but a plastic tumbler is included for the juicer attachment, which can also be used to catch the veg spaghetti as it is made.

This model has a finger guard to ensure no accidents when spiralising, and is top rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

 

Pros

  • 2 in 1 juicer and spiralizer
  • Small and compact
  • Tumbler included to catch juice / veggetti
  • Finger Guard


Cons

  • More fiddley than electric models

 

 

Best For Extras

WonderVeg – Veggie Spiralizer 

WonderVeg Veggie Spiralizer ReviewThis Wonderveg Spiralizer is a perfect option for those who don’t want the hassle of an electric model but also don’t want one of the smaller less sturdy handheld models. The hand crank allows for easy and fast spiralizing while the 3 different blade attachments allow you to create a range of different styles of veggetti.

We love the fact that there is so much included for free. As well as the machine, you get a cleaning brush to get veg out of those hard to reach areas, 5 mini recipe books, 2 ebooks with recipes and tips and tricks, a replacement crank handle, an extra holding end cap and even 4 extra suction cups.

 

Pros

  • 13 extras
  • 3 blade attachments
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Parts are top rack dishwasher safe


Cons

  • Bulky, more storage space required

 

Best Electric Spiralizer

Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Electric Spiralizer

Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Electric Spiralizer ReviewWith 3 cutting cones this electric spiralizer by Hamilton Beach makes creating vegetti easier than ever.

We were a little skeptical as to why you would need an electric model at first but when we tried it out this machine makes it so much easier to spiralize even the toughest veg. Handheld and crank models can sometimes struggle with harder veg such as sweet potaotes, however this machine goes through them with no trouble at all!

Perfect for those with weaker grip or those who simply don’t want to go through the effort of overcoming the learning curve involved with handheld and crank models.

Pros

  • 3 blades
  • Dishwasher Safe Parts
  • Cleaning Brush Included
  • Compacts for easy Storage


Cons

  • Takes up more space than a handheld model

 

Buyers Guide

The Best Veggetti

 

We tested loads of different vegetables in the spiralizers that we reviewed to bring you a list of the best veg for spiralizing.

  • Zucchini – this is our
    absolute favourite vegetable to spiralize as it is easy to cut and comes the closest in texture and taste to any other veg that we tested.

 

  • Carrot – depending on the model that you choose you can have varying degrees of success with carrots. Ensuring that you use a wide carrot will give the best spiral results whereas smaller carrots may result in little crescents. Spiralized carrot provides a good crunchy texture when added to stir fries and salads.

 

  • Potato – potato spirals create a nice texture when used as an alternative to pasta, however be careful if you are trying to cut down on carbs as potato is a high carb choice.

 

  • Beetroot – beetroot is very easy to spiralize and adds a splash of colour and fun to any dish, the flavour also adds a little something extra to dishes such as stir fry or as a replacement for pasta.

 

  • Apple – apple spiralizes well with a wide blade option. Spiralized apple can be used to create apple crisps, simply spiralize, sprinkle with a little cinnamon and pop in the oven. A perfect healthy alternative to crisps.

 

  • Sweet Potato – as a harder vegetable, sweet potato can be tricky to spiralize using a handheld model, so we would suggest using an electric or crank model if you wish to use this veg. Adds a nice sweet yet crunchy texture and taste to stir fries or can be steamed for a softer pasta alternative.

 

  • Eggplant – eggplant makes an excellent pasta alternative and even looks like the real thing! Simply pop in a skillet with a dash of olive oil and soften to your liking, then use in the place of pasta in your favourite dishes.

Types of Spiralizer

Electric

Electric models are super easy to use and our favourite way of making veggetti. Whilst they are more expensive, the ease of use means that there’s no need to spend time getting used to using your machine as with a handheld model and the noodles come out perfect every time.

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Crank

Our second favourite model is the crank model. This model is not electric and has a hand crank which turns the veg. If you prefer not to have an electric model but still want perfect noodles right from the start then this one is the way to go!

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Handheld

Handheld models are the most fiddly and can take some time to get used to, however they are very compact and light so can be packed for on the move and stored very easily. They are also the cheapest models. We recommend the handheld model if you want to use your spiralizer on the go or have limited kitchen space.

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Extras

Some spiralizers will come with extras included, so make sure you get the best value for money!

Different Blades

Often your spiralizer will come with some extra blade attachments to allow you to create different styles of noodle. Be sure to check what blades come with your chosen model so you know which noodles you will be able to create! Sometimes extra blades can also be bought to give even more choice and versatility to your dishes.

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Cookbooks

Inspiralized Recipe BookNew to veggetti? Check out some recipe books for ideas on how  to get started! Some spiralizers come with free recipe books or ebooks to give you some ideas. We recommend the Inspiralized recipe book from amazon, from vegetable sandwiches to waffles to veggie rice pudding, this book has so many different and fun ideas to help you get creative with your spiralizer.

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That concludes our review of the best spiralizers 2018. We hope you’ve come closer to choosing your new appliance and have picked up some hints and tips along the way. Let us know what you think or tell us your favourite model in the comments below!