Spiralizer Reviews: What Kind Should You Buy?

Zoodles. You’ve seen them everywhere, including the refrigerator and freezer aisles of your local supermarket. Experiment with more ingredients—and save money!—by spiralizing them yourself at home. There’s a spiralizer for everyone out there. Here’s what sets all the styles apart. (We tried all 10!)


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Classic Handheld Spiralizer

Vegetti spiralizer

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Photo courtesy of Amazon

Product Tested
Ontel Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer

Pros
Perfect for small recipes and if you want to stick to the basics like zucchini, carrots, summer squash and seedless cucumber. Think: long and skinny. Clean up is very easy. Plus, handheld spiralizer are very affordable and to store. 

Cons
Original models left behind a lot of scrap. But since they’ve debuted, they have been improved and the nubs have gotten smaller. Limited to long and skinny vegetables. Usually only three different spiralizing options, including thick, thin and ribbon.

Buy: amazon.com, $9.99


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Updated Handheld Spiralizer

Oxo spiralizer

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Photo courtesy of Amazon

Product Tested
OXO Good Grips Handheld Spiralizer

Pros
Also good for small recipes. Not limited to long, skinny ingredients—vegetables with a flat surface area that are at least 1.5 inches in diameter work best. Like the Classic Handheld Spiralizer, blade cover doubles as a safety tool to help spiralize entire vegetable and eliminate waste. 

Cons
Limited to ingredients that aren’t too wide. 

Buy: amazon.com, $14.95


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Horizontal Spiralizers

Paderno and Inspiralizer spriralizers

Left to right: Paderno Spiralizer and Inspiralizer. Photos courtesy of Amazon

Left to right: Paderno Spiralizer and Inspiralizer. Photos courtesy of Amazon

Products Tested

  • Paderno World Cuisine 3-Blade Vegetable Slicer / Spiralizer 
  • The Inspiralizer

Pros
Most popular of the spiralizers. Various price points based on how many spiralizing blades you choose. Not limited by the width of vegetables because they don’t need to fit into a feed tube. 

Cons
Many parts to assemble and clean. A little bulky to store. Sometimes difficult to spiralize long, thin veggies. (Pro-tip: Cut long veggies in half or thirds to help them stick to the corer better and prevent them from snapping.)

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Electric Spiralizers

Cuisinart Hamilton Beach Veggie Bullet spiralizers

Left to right: Cuisanart Slicer/Shredder/Sprializer, Hamilton Beach Spiralizer, Veggie Bullet Spiralizer. Photos courtesy of Amazon

Left to right: Cuisanart Slicer/Shredder/Sprializer, Hamilton Beach Spiralizer, Veggie Bullet Spiralizer. Photos courtesy of Amazon

Products Tested

  • Cuisinart SSL-100 Prep Express Slicer, Shredder and Spiralizer
  • Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Electric Spiralizer
  • Veggie Bullet Electric Spiralizer & Food Processor

Pros
Requires very little effort to use because it is electric. Models include many different spiralizing options, as well as slicing. Functions as the top part of a food processor. Quick. 

Cons
Limited by the size of feed tube—vegetables often need to be pared down. 

Buy:


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Stand Mixer Attachment

KitchenAid Stand Mixer spiralizer attachment

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Photo courtesy of Amazon

Product Tested
KitchenAid KSM1APC Spiralizer Attachment

Pros
Offers a lot of different spiralizing shapes from thick, to very, very thin. Produces very clean cuts of vegetables. Can be used with fruits or vegetable of any width. Also peels ingredients unlike any of the other spiralizers. 

Cons
A little expensive but similar in price to other KitchenAid attachments. Must own a KitchenAid stand mixer. 

Buy: amazon.com, $71.99

Spiralizing Tip! Some of our favorite foods to spiralize include zucchini, summer squash, carrots, daikon, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets and golden beets. Ingredients like butternut squash and jicama also spiralize well but require being peeled and often need to be pared down. 


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Food Processor Attachment

Cuisinart Food Processor Spiralizer attachment

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Photo courtesy of Amazon

Product Tested
Cuisinart FP-SPWS Spiralizer Attachment for 13-Cup Food Processor

Pros
Takes up very little storage space. Quick to use. 

Cons
Must own a Cusinart Elemental 13-Cup food processor. Limited by the size of the feed tube. Ingredients sometimes topple over if not placed directly in the center of the corer. 

Buy: amazon.com, $47.21

 


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Immersion Blender Attachment

Chefman hand blender spiralizer attachment

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Photo courtesy of Amazon

Product Tested
Chefman Immersion Blender & Electric Spiralizer/Vegetable Slicer

Pros
Takes up very little storage space. Good for the basics like zucchini. 

Cons
Must stick to wider, shorter pieces of veggies. Otherwise, they topple over and don’t spiralize.

Spiralizing Tip! Some of our favorite foods to spiralize include zucchini, summer squash, carrots, daikon, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets and golden beets. Ingredients like butternut squash and jicama also spiralize well but require being peeled and often need to be pared down. 

Buy: amazon.com, $29.99

Spiralizing tip!
Some of our favorite foods to spiralize include zucchini, summer squash, carrots, daikon, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, and golden beets. Ingredients like butternut squash and jicama also spiralize well but require being peeled and often need to be pared down.