Jun 082015

A Tale of Two Slicers

Veggetti Vegetable Spiralizer

The Veggetti

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.

Microplane Spiral Slicer

The Microplane

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!).



Very excitable and prone to fits of glee, Christine cooks on a vintage 1950 General Electric double-oven stove, does not have a dishwasher unless you count the husband, and is guilty of posting cat cuteness on the interwebs. She photographs and blogs about food and other joyful topics from her home in Vermont.

Co-Author of Garden Candy Basics

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4 Responses to A Tale of Two Slicers
  1. Susan Pennypacker Reply

    Thoroughly enjoying your videos! I’ve been trying to get more veggies in our lives for years! We now have a monster garden & I’m suffering from “holycrapnowwhattheheckamigoingtodo” with all those veggies! You are happily calming my fears that we will ENJOY the fruits of or labor, not fear them!

    • Christine Reply

      Monster gardens are the best Susan! We can’t wait to see what you’ve growing this summer – and come harvest time!

      Personally I’m not a big fan of ordinary zucchini but we’re growing it in our garden for the first time this year – because I can eat tons of it in noodle form. P.s. Kids love “zuchetti” a little pile of squash noodles and some warm tomato sauce!

  2. Terry Reynolds Reply

    I just watched this and ordered one of a Vegetti! I can’t wait to try it!!! I am hoping my son won’t wrinkle his nose at zucchini this way! Since he loves spaghetti….

    • Christine Reply

      It just might work Terry! I know I enjoy zucchini best in it’s noodle form and I’m told I’m just a big kid. Let us know how he likes it!

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