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Best Vegetable Spiralizers: Reviews and Comparisons


Are you on the market for a high-quality vegetable spiralizer? With so many different models out there, the task of picking the perfect spiralizer for you and your family can be a daunting task. This guide helps you cut through the confusion by providing an overview of the different types of spiralizers on the market as well as reviews and comparisons to help you find the spiralizer that best suits your needs.

Spiralizer

Spiralizers are all the rage among health-conscious home cooks, and for good reason: these vegetable "pasta" makers turn boring vegetables like zucchini and carrots into attractive vegetable "noodles". These imitation noodles can be used as a healthy substitute for real pasta, but they are also a great ingredient for salads, soups, Asian-style stir-fries and more. And, as they are made of fresh, unprocessed vegetables, these mock noodles are perfect for all sorts of diets, including low carb, raw food, gluten-free, no wheat and paleo diets.

But when it comes to choosing a spiralizer for your kitchen, how do you know which one to pick? Below you'll find an overview of the different types of spiralizers on the market, a handy comparison chart covering some of the most popular models, and links to in-depth spiralizer reviews.


Types of Spiralizers

When you start shopping around for the best vegetable spiralizer, you will notice that there are two main types of spiralizers: electric spiralizers and manual spiralizers:

  1. Electric spiralizers. Operated by a motor, an electric spiralizer eliminates the need for manual cranking, making spiralizing quick and easy. In essence, all you have to do is prepare some vegetables, making sure they are the right size and shape, and this motorized device will do the hard work for you. The main disadvantage of this type of spiralizer is that it has a feeder chute similar to what food processors have, and you will only be able to spiralize vegetables that fit into the chute.
  2. Manual spiralizers. Operated by hand, a manual spiralizer can be used anytime and anywhere, which is why many people still like manual spiralizers better than their motor-operated counterparts. Manual spiralizers generally fall into one of two sub-categories: hand-held spiralizers and hand-crank spiralizers. Hand-held spiralizers are the cheapest option on the spiralizer market, but they are not a good choice if you want to be able to spiralize a lot of vegetables in one go. Hand-crank spiralizers, by contrast, are extremely efficient at processing vegetables, and many of them allow you to spiralize vegetables and fruits as fast as some of the best electric spiralizers.

Comparison of Top Spiralizers

Once you've decided whether you want an electric or a manual spiralizer, it's time to start comparing different models to find the spiralizer that best matches your needs. To help you with that, here's are a handy comparison chart that provides an overview of some of the most popular counter-top spiralizers currently on the market:

SpiralizerTypeWhat it makesReviewPrice
Hamilton Beach SpiralizerElectricVegetable noodles, spiral ribbons, shredsReview$
Kenwood SpiralizerElectricVegetable noodles/spaghetti and pappardelle-like ribbonsReview$
Oster SpiralizerElectricSpaghetti- and fettuccine-like vegetable stripsReview$
Veggie Bullet SpiralizerElectricVegetable noodles, slices, shredsReview$$$
Cuisinart Spiralizer PrepExpressElectricVegetable noodles, spiral ribbons, shreds, slicesReview$$
KitchenAid Spiralizer AttachmentElectric spiralizer attachmentVegetable noodles and slices of different sizes; peelsReview$$
Morphy Richards SpiralizerElectricSpaghetti- and fettuccine-like vegetable stripsReview$
Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer A49827-99ManualVegetable noodles and spiral ribbonsReview$
Mueller SpiralizerManualVegetable noodles, slices and shreds; citrus fruit juicesReview$


More Spiralizer Comparisons

If you're looking for more detailed comparisons of the pros and cons of different spiralizers, here are some more articles you might want to check out:

  • Veggie Bullet vs Oster vs Hamilton Beach Spiralizers – Are you thinking about getting the Oster Spiralizer, the Hamilton Beach Spiral Slicer or the Veggie Bullet, but don't know which one to choose? This article compares and contrasts these three popular electric spiralizers so you'll have a better idea of which model is best suited to your spiralizing needs.
  • Veggie Bullet vs Cuisinart Prep Express – Both the Veggie Bullet and the Cuisinart Prep Express are 3-in-1 gadgets that spiralize, shred and slice vegetables. Check out this article if you want to learn what sets them apart.
  • Vertical vs Horizontal Hand-Crank Spiralizers – Have a look at this comparison if you think a manual counter-top spiralizer is the right choice for you but don't know whether you should go for a model that positions the vegetable (or fruit) vertically, or a model that positions the food horizontally.