Top critical review
It's nice (although awkward for lefties), but I DID NOT receive everything promised!
November 19, 2015
This spiralizer is nice, it DID come with the storage pouch and peeler (which works nicely as well, but best on thin-skinned veggies), however I DID NOT receive a cleaning brush, nor have I received a single ebook or digital guidebook as clearly listed. To the seller: YES, I have checked all of my e-mail folders it could have been sent to.
Listed as included when I purchased:
"...the Complete Spiralizer Bundle: The iPerfect Kitchen Spiralizer + Ceramic Peeler + Flexible Cleaning Brush + Storage/Protective Bag + Manual Visual Guide + Spiral Slicer Recipes Ebook + Healthy Fitness Digital Guidebook - Limited Stock! These Ebooks will be sent to you by several emails follow up..."
The ONLY "e-mail follow up" I have received is asking for a product review.
Those notes aside, as I stated this spiralizer is nice and it does the job of making tasty veggie noodles, but it does have its flaws.
The "cap" is essentially useless as others have stated. There's only one cap even though there are two openings (personal opinion, each opening should have a cap), and it does not even fit properly onto the end (no snapping in place or even a snug or level fit). It does absolutely no good for assisting in holding the vegetables when you're nearing their end, and it's pretty much unnecessary.
The design of this spiralizer is "rightie-centric", meaning if you are left handed (like me) this will be rather awkward to use. Because of the design you practically HAVE to use your right hand to turn the veggies in order to get good cuts. If you try using it left handed the angle of the blades and direction of veg coming out will cause your "spirals" to break frequently. Attempting left handed usage first thing with an english cucumber I ended up with a pile of sloppy, watery pieces of cucumber versus nice long spirals. Switching to right handed, the pieces seemed less watery, thicker and definitely longer spirals. I'm better at using right handed gadgets than most other lefties I know, but that doesn't remove the awkward factor of this tool. I can, however, cope and continue using it awkwardly to get proper spirals. Lol.
If you are arthritic or have other hand and/or wrist injuries or issues, this spiralizer may not be for you. Usage requires a firm grip on the spiralizer itself along with a firm grip and steady pushing pressure on the veg, all while performing a continuous and repetitive twisting motion that can wear on you quickly. I would say with arthritic hands or injuries, go for a crank style spiralizer.
All in all, I will keep it and will keep using it because I like making the "veggie noodles", but I will definitely be contacting the seller about the lack of compliance with their own promises. This product would easily have a higher star rating if I had received everything that was supposed to be included.