Helen Chen's Asian Kitchen Spiral Slicer
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- Quickly turns almost any raw, firm vegetable into continuous spirals
- Makes spaghetti-like strands, long, flat ribbons or thin slices
- Slice onions without the tears
- Includes cover, collection bowl and instruction booklet
- Disassembles for easy cleaning
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Don't make the mistake another reviewer did by trying to use soft (old) produce. It won't work well resulting in a mushy pile. Use firm fresh produce and the result will be rewarding. My strands were several feet long!
A word of warning when cleaning. The little tines that create the spaghetti like noodles are very fragile. I suggest carefully using a toothbrush under warm running water to clean the tines and blade area. Don't use a sponge, it'll bend and damage the tines.
I have only two minor warnings: if you use a continuous motion you will have long strands of vegetables. I usually pull them apart (this takes little effort) before putting them in a serving dish. Also (this had nothing to do with the device) some vegetables can be really watery... you may find it helpful to let them sit in a strainer for a few minutes to drain the excess water before serving.
I highly recommend this product for fun, easy, and interesting dishes.
I was incredibly disappointed when I opened the package and the pin immediately fell out of the slicer (the pin is a dial that allows you to chose between thin spaghetti slices and larger flat slices). Product only works if you have 3 hands: one to hold the slicer still, one to turn the crank slowly and one to hold the pin in where it belongs. Even holding and slowly turning the slicer it is common for veggies to slip off the "spike" in the bottom, the pin will fall out of the slicer or the slicer itself will slide off the base. It is poorly made of cheap plastic, and I question by the smell of the plastic that it is safe for food use at all! It was packaged in a very thin cardboard box (think $0.99 store quality, even Walmart has better products) and wrapped in a small plastic bag. I tried zucchini, sweet potato and carrot in this slicer, when the veggie is stronger than the slicer...well, draw your own conclusion.
Save your money and buy a different slicer, this one wasn't worth the shipping cost, let alone the money shilled out for it. You might as well just throw that money in the garbage can.
Your veggies can actually be roughly 3 inches long and still fit. There is about a quarter inch thick piece left at the end which you can either chop up or feed to your waiting dogs.
It's very cheaply made, and will probably not stand up to heavy use, but I knew that by the price, and bought it to see if I even wanted a spiralizer or would use one with any regularity.
Someone said it makes mush. I have found it depends on how much moisture is in your vegetable, but it does makes extremely fine strands and you can end up with really wet "pasta". You can also drain the water out of it and that helps. I didn't think it made the food inedible. There are two "settings". One makes the angel hair type of strands and the other makes a really thin continuous slice which is good for potatoes which you plan to fry.
I do know the World Cuisine Tri-Blade (about $35) makes spaghetti type noodles if that is important to you. I would prefer those to what this spiralizer does, so when and if this one breaks, I will buy that one. It's the same one my local raw food place uses, and the employees there really like it.
I gave this 4 stars because for the price it's decent and works pretty well. It's also easy to clean and fun to use, and for someone trying to go raw it's a good cheap addition to the Vitamix and the dehydrator.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't like that it only made angle hair style veggie pasta. I wanted bigger veggie pasta.Published 11 months ago by Grace E. Coerper
Very disappointing. Works poorly on radishes, cucumbers and carrots. Ends us mushy fine threads or overly thin ribbons.Published 18 months ago by Thomas Withrow
receive it and it was broken sent it back and didn't order it againPublished 18 months ago by patti a donnell
I purchased this quite some time ago after seeing it on a Dr. Oz show. I just used it for the first time today. It's terrible! Read morePublished 19 months ago by S. Martin