We’re always on the lookout for the best kitchen tools to make any job easier, or at the very least, more fun. Enter the spiralizer, or whatever you want to call these little vegetable slicers that transform that uninspired zucchini into delightful vegetable noodles.
We love spiralizing vegetables and enjoying them in both raw salads and sautéed dishes, replacing that carb-laden spaghetti in pasta dishes.
Christine recently took two popular spiral vegetable slicers for a spin, making veggie noodles from the four most commonly spiralized vegetables: yellow squash, zucchini, carrot, and cucumber. We chose these two slicers, The Veggetti (yes that’s the real name) and the Microplane, because they’re readily available and, at around $15, are affordable additions to your kitchen tool arsenal.
For those who’ve never spiralized a vegetable you’ll see just how easy and fun it can be. And in our side-by-side comparison between the two you can get an idea of which slicer would be best for you.
If you’ve used other slicers that you love—or don’t—we’d love to hear about your experiences (and favorite recipes!).
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