My kitchen cupboards are full to the brim with kitchen gadgets, I just can’t get enough of them. After spiralizers became popular I brought a handheld one and I can’t say I was very impressed with it, it now lives at the back of the cupboard with the rest of my reject gadgets. Recently I was offered the change to review a counter top spiralizer from Ideal World which also comes with a recipe book with over 40 recipes to make with your spiralizer.
Impressive! It comes with 3 different blades and it also has two slots underneath to store them. There are suction pads on the bottom so it doesn’t slip whilst you are using it.
Attaching the fruit and vegetables is very easy and so is changing the blades. I tried apple, sweet potato, carrot, cucumber, courgette and potato. The softer foods were very resilient however, the sweet potato did require a little more force when turning the handle. The carrot was a bit of a problem, it didn’t spiralizer well with any of the blades. Maybe if the carrot had been thicker it would have worked better.
Ribbon blade – Makes thick ribbon spirals.
Large grater – Makes thick noodle spirals.
Small grater – Makes thinner noodle spirals.
The spiralizer comes apart for easy cleaning. The only problem I experienced is that the sweet potato stained the white plastic.
For anyone wanting to swap high carb foods for a healthy and low-calorie alternative, then I would highly recommend this one. It is affordable at £16.99 and I can predict that I will be getting a lot of use out of this one. I have already started to swap things like spaghetti, noodles and chips for healthier alternatives which my children haven’t noticed! I made sweet potato fries which have been a big hit. I spiralizered them with the large grater, sprinkled over pepper and paprika, sprayed with oil, and then cooked them at 200c for 15 minutes.
Disclosurer: I was sent this item in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.