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Good

Stainless steel blades. Straightforward operation. Dishwasher safe.

Table-mounted with three separate blades. On-board blade storage.

Super-sharp, stainless steel blades. Affordable price.

Creates thin sheets. Can be cleaned without disassembling. Appealing low price.

Easy operation. Safe for the dishwasher (top rack).

Bad

Minimal directions are included. Making long, continuous strands of food is a skill that must be honed.

Requires physical coordination for successful use. Some concerns about the stability of suction cups.

Includes few accessories. Only makes two sizes of julienne strips. Larger veggies may need to be trimmed down first.

Not as versatile as some competitors in terms of output variety.

Produces only two slice varieties (spaghetti and linguini). Some customer concerns about thorough cleaning.

Bottom Line

Rugged and durable, this machine can slice produce in a large variety of ways. The best spiral slicing tool on the market.

A versatile machine with multiple blades and slicing styles.

Although somewhat limited in its versatility, this inexpensive slicer is an excellent supplementary tool in the kitchen.

This simple, rugged, low-cost slicer is ideal for occasional users. A wise investment for those on a budget.

An easy-to-operate, hard-to-clean option that is both affordable and useful.

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Best Spiral Slicers

A spiral slicer can easily turn squash into "veggie pasta" or potatoes into spiral-cut fries. Other vegetables can be turned into decorative garnishes or thin slices for dehydration. In our search for the best spiral slicers on today's market, we examined dozens of products. Our top five list offers you the very best in terms of both versatility and economy.

Products we Considered

Paderno World Cuisine
Tri-Blade
Spiralizer
Tri-Blade
Kitchen Supreme
Bundle
Premium V-Slicer
Bundle
Native Spring
Handheld

Considerations

Construction and Design

Our shortlist contenders don't require electricity to operate; they all work manually. However, different types of spiral slicers require different user techniques. Some are handheld devices. Others use suction cups to provide a solid base for tabletop use. In this section of our ratings, we consider construction and design elements like ease of maintenance, component materials, and overall design.

Versatility

Most spiral slicers are designed to perform a variety of slicing styles, but a few models have limited capabilities. If the contender is limited in its scope, it should still do what it's meant to do exceptionally well. We give higher marks to spiral slicer models with enough blade attachments to deliver pasta-style vegetable tubes, thin julienne cuts, and tight spiral curls. We encourage potential buyers to consider their own spiral slicing needs and purchase accordingly.

Additional Features

In this section of our ratings, we discuss the additional features offered by our contenders. Some products come with an instruction manual and cookbook. Some include features such as cleaning tools and storage containers. Still others don't come with much in the way of extra features at all. Potential buyers should educate themselves on the capabilities and limitations of a spiral slicer before making a purchase.

Price

Spiral slicers are often viewed as “niche” kitchen gadgets. In reality, they can perform many of the same vegetable prep duties as a mandoline, vegetable peeler, or box grater. (In fact, some professionals consider a spiral slicer to be a very useful vertical mandoline!) Spiral slicers are sold at a number of retail price points; these price differences can often be measured by the number of accessories offered. In this section of our ratings, we examine each contender's price and discuss each product's performance and value.

Considerations

Construction and Design

Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer

The Paderno World Cuisine spiral vegetable slicer is made of BPA-free plastic, but the blades are high-quality stainless steel. Four suction cups mount the unit to a smooth surface, and a hand crank delivers the power. The three interchangeable blade panels slide securely into a bracket for each slicing job. Two blade panels can be stored under the base while the third one remains on the bracket. (Owners tell us that removing the panels for maintenance or storage can require significant effort.) We like the fact that all elements of the Paderno World Cuisine spiral slicer are machine washable on the top rack.

Spiralizer® Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer

The Spiralizer Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer, a table-mounted model, is almost identical in construction and design to our other top contender, the Paderno World Cuisine Slicer. It features separate blades for chipping, shredding, and straight slicing, all of which are made of Japanese stainless steel for sharpness and durability. We praise the Spiralizer Tri-Blade's easy blade-changing method, but we do have concerns about the stability of its suction cup attachments.

Spiral Slicer Spiralizer Complete Bundle

Kitchen Supreme's Spiral Slicer Spiralizer is a handheld model that is very similar in design and function to two of our other top contenders, the Premium Vegetable Spiralizer and the Spiral Vegetable Slicer. Made of durable, food-grade plastic, the Spiral Slicer Spiralizer uses super-sharp, stainless steel Japanese blades to create two sizes of julienne vegetable/fruit strips. The basic operation involves securing a firm, relatively straight vegetable (zucchini, butternut squash, large carrot, etc.) to the slicer's protective cap, then twisting the other end against one of two blades. The freshly sliced strips fall out of the machine and into a bowl (not included). We must emphasize that the Spiral Slicer Spiralizer can only process items that are no larger than 1 1/2 inches in diameter; some foods may have to be cut into smaller pieces before processing.

Premium Vegetable Spiralizer Complete Bundle

The primary function of Premium V Slicer's Complete Bundle Vegetable Spiralizer is to process firm vegetables into thin, pasta-like sheets. (It's not meant to convert potatoes into curly fries or similar tasks. The machine is not equipped with the right kind of blade for that process!) Essentially, it works like a two-sided pencil sharpener: The user places a firm vegetable or fruit into one end of the machine and twists it against one of two blades. A built-in finger guard protects the user from contact with the internal cutting area, although some owners have expressed concern about this feature. We like the fact that the BPA-free Premium Vegetable Spiralizer Bundle is constructed from a rugged ABS plastic. Some consumers may not have the hand strength required to use this machine effectively, but others may find it more ergonomic than the table-mounted contenders.

Spiral Vegetable Slicer, Hand Held with Cleaning Brush

The Native Spring Spiral Vegetable Slicer features many similar design and construction elements to our other handheld contenders. This includes its "pencil sharpener" rotary slicing action and two blade sizes. (The Native Spring's blades are referred to as “spaghetti” and “linguini” options.) The thinner spaghetti option yields julienne strips ideal for salads and garnishes. The thicker linguine option is used primarily to create vegetable "pasta,” since larger strips can more easily withstand the rigors of boiling water or baking. The Native Spring spiral vegetable slicer is washable on the top rack, but we have encountered some user concerns about cleanliness; it's hard to access all of the Native Spring's internal crevices where food can become trapped. The manufacturer includes a special bristle brush to assist with cleaning, but it may not be be enough to get the entire job done.

The rugged Premium V Vegetable Spiralizer is made of BPA-free plastic. It's primary function is to process firm vegetables into thin, pasta-like sheets.
Considerations

Versatility

Vegetable and fruit spiral slicing is not just about curly fried potatoes and zucchini spaghetti. Thankfully, the makers of the Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 understand this! The package includes three popular spiral slicing blades: a 1/8-inch shredder blade, a ¼-inch chipper blade, and a straight ribbon-cutting blade. The machine can handle almost any firm fruit or vegetable that is at least ½-inch in diameter. (The size limit is 10 inches in length and seven inches in diameter.) Owners tell us that the Paderno World Cuisine does a great job of securing the food during slicing, but when it comes to making long, continuous strands of food, there's a definite learning curve.

Spiralizer® Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer

Curly fries, decorative ribbons, and garnishes: the Spiralizer Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer has the capability to perform almost every vegetable and fruit-related task you could want. (Some modern diet plans, such as the Paleo and South Beach diet, encourage followers to eat low-carb meals that include zucchini spaghetti and salads with thinly cut vegetables. The Spiralizer Tri-Blade makes these diets easier to follow!) Much like the Paderno, the Spiralizer Tri-Blade can accommodate vegetables as long as 10 inches and as wide as 7 inches. We do find there is a period of adjustment when coordinating the food pusher and crank handle. One hand must maintain a steady forward pressure on the feeder platform as the other hand maintains a steady cranking speed. We only wish the base suction cups were a little more reliable.

Spiral Slicer Spiralizer Complete Bundle

Because it only has two julienne-style blades (which are permanently installed in two compartments), the Kitchen Supreme Spiral Slicer Spiralizer Complete Bundle is a bit limited in its versatility. However, it's ideal for converting firm vegetables like zucchini and butternut squash into a healthy, low-carb pasta alternative. Many popular diet plans – including gluten-free, diabetic, and Paleo – stress dishes with lower total carb counts, and vegetable-based "pasta" dishes fit that restriction well. Because of its simple output, the Spiralizer's set-up is also quite basic. It's ready to go to work at a moment's notice, and many people say it does a better job creating julienne strips than more expensive mandoline slicers or food processors.

Premium Vegetable Spiralizer Complete Bundle

In terms of versatility, the Premium V Slicer's Vegetable Spiralizer only performs a limited number of spiral slicing tasks, but it does those tasks very well. There are two blades mounted inside the unit: one delivers thinner cuts for vegetable ribbons and salad ingredients, and the other provides thicker cuts for zucchini pasta and other hearty dishes. We wish the Premium Vegetable Spiralizer were capable of producing true spiral cuts for curly fries and other popular side dishes, but users can still get creative with the thin slices it does produce. Because the machine will not always process a vegetable or fruit completely from end to end, users should expect some food waste.

Spiral Vegetable Slicer, Hand Held with Cleaning Brush

Much like the other handheld contenders on our shortlist, the Native Spring spiral vegetable slicer is limited to two sizes of julienne strips. However, it will get the job done with minimal effort. The slicer can handle just about every firm vegetable commonly used in low-carb or gluten-free diets: zucchini, squash, radishes, carrots, potatoes, and so on. It may not be designed to convert potatoes into curly fries, but it will shave them into thin slices suitable for hash browns. This is not the right kind of spiral slicer for intricate garnishes or tomato roses, but it is capable of creating long strands of vegetable pasta and shredded vegetable strips for stir fry recipes.

The Paderno World Vegetable Slicer package includes three popular spiral slicing blades.
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Additional Features

Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer

The Paderno World Cuisine spiral vegetable slicer does not arrive with many additional accessories or features. There is a very basic set of instructions that deal with assembly and maintenance, but no cookbook or garnishing suggestions are included. Basic operation of this slicer is quite straightforward.

Spiralizer® Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer

A feature we always find useful with kitchen gadgets like the spiral slicer is a recipe book. The Spiralizer Tri-Blade Spiral slicer includes a relatively brief (yet still useful) pamphlet filled with real-world spiral slicing applications. There is also a compartment for on-board blade storage which we appreciate for both its safety and convenience.

Spiral Slicer Spiralizer Complete Bundle

The Kitchen Supreme Spiral Slicer Spiralizer does not arrive with many accessories, but the package provides links to online recipe books and a PDF instruction manual. A basic bristle cleaning brush is included with the slicer, but in spite of this, owners tell us that the machine still tends to collect some difficult-to-remove debris. It is top-rack washable, but some additional due diligence is required to make sure the slicer blades are completely clean before storage.

Premium Vegetable Spiralizer Complete Bundle

The budget-priced Premium Vegetable Spiralizer, made by Premium V Slicer, includes some additional features that aren't always found in higher-end models, like its drawstring cover for protection and storage between sessions. Earlier versions of the slicer included only an email link to an electronic version of a cookbook, but a printed version of that same recipe book is now included with the unit. Because the blades have many nooks and crannies, the manufacturer also provides a bristled cleaning brush for easy maintenance.

Spiral Vegetable Slicer, Hand Held with Cleaning Brush

The Native Spring's original packaging only includes the slicer itself and a bristle cleaning brush. However, the manufacturer provides links to a PDF instruction manual and several online recipe books. These recipes demonstrate the different kinds of meals a user could create with spiral-sliced firm vegetables. We wish handheld spiral slicers like the Native Spring offered a few more blade options, since many people purchase them to create heartier items such as spiral cut fries and spring-shaped garnishes. However, we also understand that this type of vegetable slicer is designed to be straightforward and uncomplicated, making it ideal and safe for new users.

The affordable Premium Vegetable Spiralizer provides the same food prep capability as expensive mandoline slicers and electric "slicer/shooters.”
Considerations

Price

Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer

At a retail price of $23, the Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 spiral vegetable slicer provides a level of versatility not always found in slicers at this price point. Some high-end spiral slicers can only perform one or two slicing styles well, but the Paderno World Cuisine handles everything from vegetable spaghetti to ribbon garnishes with ease. Because of its rugged plastic design and easy maintenance, the Paderno World Cuisine spiral slicer is a kitchen gadget that will continue to deliver reliable service for years.

Spiralizer® Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer

At a retail price of $29, the Spiralizer Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer is quite comparable to the Paderno model on our shortlist. The Spiralizer Tri-Blade offers users a wider range of spiral slicing options than handheld options that only come with one kind of blade. (In general, table-mounted vegetable slicers are more versatile than their handheld counterparts.) If you have significant food processing work to do, this could be the spiral slicer for you.

Spiral Slicer Spiralizer Complete Bundle

Kitchen Supreme's Spiral Slicer Spiralizer is priced at an incredibly low $12. As such, it would make a great gift at a “kitchen shower” or housewarming party. Because it's so affordable, some people own two. Indeed, having more than one spiral slicer around the kitchen makes short work of time-consuming projects like vegetable pasta! This is a gadget that older children could use under adult supervision, so family members could all contribute to a meal by spiral slicing different vegetables for a salad or alternative pasta dish.

Premium Vegetable Spiralizer Complete Bundle

At an enticing cost of only $11, the Premium Vegetable Spiralizer provides the same food prep capability as expensive mandoline slicers and electric "slicer/shooters.” There are no additional blades to store, and the model does not have to be disassembled for cleaning. Because it is manually operated, there are no batteries to replace or electric motors to repair. For those who only prepare spiral-sliced vegetables and fruits on special occasions, it makes good economic sense to keep this kind of affordable kitchen tool on hand instead of investing in a more expensive (and complicated) food slicer.

Spiral Vegetable Slicer, Hand Held with Cleaning Brush

At a retail price point of just $10, the Native Spring Spiral Vegetable Slicer is on a par with the other top handheld spiral slicers on our shortlist. It performs quite well, with super-sharp Japanese blades of stainless steel hidden safely inside its rugged, BPA-free casing. It's small enough to fit in a kitchen drawer when not in use and compact enough for users with small hands. There is no assembly or mounting required, and the entire machine is dishwasher safe. Since vegetable spiral slicing is not something many home cooks do often, this is quite a good kitchen tool for the price. Spiral-sliced thin vegetable strips have become a popular alternative to wheat-based pasta, and for many consumers, a kitchen tool capable of producing those strips needn't break the bank.

Because of its rugged plastic design and easy maintenance, the Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Vegetable Slicer is a kitchen gadget that will continue to deliver reliable service for years.

Best of the Best

A high-quality spiral vegetable/fruit slicer should have the versatility of a traditional mandoline slicer with the added bonus of creating long food strands, decorative garnishes, and thin, continuous ribbons. While all of our top five contenders excel at several forms of spiral slicing, we give our highest praise to the one that can do it all. That product is the Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 spiral vegetable slicer, and it's the Best of the Best.

Security is an important consideration when working with any bladed kitchen tool, and the Paderno World Cuisine spiral slicer addresses that issue with four independent suction cups. The machine isn't going anywhere during normal operation. While hand-held spiral slicers do have their place, consumers who need to create larger batches of spiral-sliced food will appreciate a table-mounted machine like the Paderno World Cuisine. We like the fact that the blades remain securely attached in the bracket during operation; the user's fingers remain a safe distance from the slicer at all times. If you want to make curly fries for lunch, zucchini spaghetti for dinner, and thin apple slices for a tart, then look no further than the Paderno World Cuisine spiral slicer!
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If you want to make curly fries for lunch, zucchini spaghetti for dinner, and thin apple slices for a tart, then look no further than the Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Vegetable Slicer!

Best Bang for your Buck

The spiral slicing of fruits and vegetables has become more popular in recent years, due in large part to diet plans calling for a return to raw foods in their most natural form. Many people find that thinly sliced raw fruits and vegetables have a more appealing appearance and texture, but preparing them can be a challenge. The top contender that meets that challenge at a price that won't break the bank is the Premium V Slicer Vegetable Spiralizer. We cheerfully declare it to be the Best Bang for Your Buck!


Other spiral slicers require mounting to a specific kind of counter surface, the installation of sharp blades, and a lot of physical coordination on the part of the user. The Premium Vegetable Spiralizer is a handheld model that's ready to go when you are. If you can sharpen a pencil, you can use this slicer almost straight out of the box. It may not be designed to turn potatoes into curly fries, but it will deliver super-thin sheets of zucchini for vegetable spaghetti or squash noodles for soup. The enclosed recipe book also provides numerous ideas for spiral sliced fruits and vegetables, as well as links to online resources. Premium V Slicer's Vegetable Spiralizer is the kitchen gadget to have on hand when you need ultra-thin slices and you don't feel like dealing with an expensive, bulky food processor.
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For those who prepare spiral-sliced vegetables and fruits only occasionally, it makes good economic sense to keep the affordable Premium V Slicer Vegetable Spiralizer on hand.
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