Wednesday, June 4, 2014
SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer Review
SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer: Stainless Steel Vegetable Spiralizer with Special Japanese Blades 2 Julienne Sizes, Perfect Spiral Cutter for Low Carb Healthy Vegetable Meals - Best Spirelli Julienne Super Cutter for various Veggies such as Zucchini, Paderno & Carrots - As seen on numerous cooking shows it's Perfect for Low Carb Heart Healthy meals - With Manual and Cleaning Brush
★ Top Quality Spiral Slicer - Spiralizer with Bonus Brush for Easy Cleaning
★ Feature: Special, sturdy Japanese blades made of stainless steel Create endless Julienne strips Two Julienne sizes - 2x3 mm and 3.5x5 mm Dishwasher - safe Stainless steel / plastic
★ Easy and quick to operate, small enough to fit into your kitchen drawer, and works better than expensive spiral cutter products
★ Comes complete with a KITCHEN BRUSH, DETAILED OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
★ Designed to make raw vegetable "pastas" with ease from carrots, zucchinis and the like, the SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer is the perfect gadget for raw foodists. From veggie spaghetti, easy stir fry, to fancy garnishes for the sushi plate, this spiral cutter makes it all so easy. It is ideal for making curly strands of firm vegetables, creating garlands of vegetables, making stunning salads and food preparations. Creating easy and healthly meals
★Simply use this vegetable spiralizer like a pencil sharpener. There will be a little leftover (like a pencil-sized core) which you can easily slice as normal. SuperSwizz Spiral vegetable slicer can cut spirals in 2 thicknesses (2x3mm & 3.5x5mm).
This is a product I have been wanting to try for a VERY long time, ever since the "zoodle" (zucchini noodle) craze started. Basically this is a vegetable spiralizer that slices any vegetable—provided it is firm enough—into convenient noodle shapes. This is the perfect tool for people who are watching their weight, or people who are team #fitfam and like to eat wholesome and healthy. The idea behind zoodles is that you can replace them with real noodles or pasta, therefore cut on the carbs immensely. What a great idea!
The SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer is an alternative to regular Japanese mandolin slicers or spiralizers that are huge and bulky (and use an inconvenient crank). This spiralizer is handheld and uses a single blade per side—you can choose thin or thick "noodles"—which makes cleaning easy as well, especially since a cute little cleaning brush is included!
The SuperSwizz should be used on hard, easy to cut vegetables such as zucchini, cucumber, carrots, beets, squash, and potato. Vegetables that won't give you as good results include tomatoes and things like peppers because they are a bit squishier and won't fit through the "pencil sharpener" end anyway. Best to cut veggies like that by hand.
All you have to do is stick your vegetable through your end of choice, then twist it with a firm grasp like a pencil sharpener. I was not super impressed with the resulst, especially with harder vegetables like carrots and sweet potato. The cucumber sliced fine, but with the carrot, the strands kept getting cut off because the spiralizer would not slice evenly. I've had much better results with a regular mandolin slicer.
All in all, I was extremely eager to try this product but was disappointed because I couldn't get long, even strands of vegetables. On the plus side, it did slice my vegetables, but they were more choppy and were like shredded veggies, rather than long noodles.
Cleaning is a pain in the behind considering the blades need to be washed and dried well as to make sure there is no residue remaining, but I'm SUPER glad a cleaning brush is included. That earns another star in itself. The brush is tiny and gets into the small space of the blades for easy cleaning. I have a handheld julienne slicer as well and this cleaning brush is perfect for that also.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.