While thinly-sliced, spiralized vegetables are a perfect addition to any salad (and make a great pasta alternative for low-carb eaters), cutting veggies into paper-thin portions can be a time-consuming hassle for even the most patient home cooks. But instead of dealing with the fuss, investing in a handheld spiralizer will allow you to spiralize any veggie of your choice quickly and efficiently—meaning these affordable tools will be one of the most useful items in your kitchen.
Out of all the mandolines and slicers that are available on Amazon, shoppers prefer Fullstar’s Vegetable Spiralizer: The handheld device is currently the number one best-seller in its category, so for those looking to save counter space, it’s a smart choice.
Despite its compact size, Fullstar’s $10 spiralizer is incredibly versatile. Made of BPA-free, non-toxic plastic, it includes a “finger protector” cover that can be used to manually push veggies through the stainless steel blades. There’s also a blade insert that allows you to easily toggle between three different settings—thin, medium, and ribbon-shaped—based on how you like your veggies. And since the spiralizer comes with a detachable top and bottom lid, you can remove one lid to have your spiralized veggies drop directly into a bowl, or screw on the top and bottom lids after spiralizing to securely store your food in the fridge. The best part? All of the components are dishwasher-safe, so cleanup is a breeze.
Thousands of Amazon shoppers love how Fullstar’s spiralizer makes it easier to prepare healthy meals. “I've wanted to start making healthier meals and trying out noodle alternatives so I bought this, but after I saw it had three different settings including ‘ribbon,’ I immediately tried it out with sweet potatoes,” one reviewer wrote. “It was so easy to use and sliced through the sweet potato smoother than I expected.”
Others commented on how the portable size makes it ideal for smaller kitchens: “I love how compact this spiralizer is. Other ones are so big and bulky you can’t store or even wash very easily.”
At last, we’ve found a reliable (and budget-friendly!) spiralizer to make our favorite zoodles recipes without hogging all the kitchen counter space.
To buy: $10; amazon.com