That was our top criteria for selecting the best spiralizer.
The Mueller Spiral Ultra scored well above the rest of the spiralizers we tested in all categories and is our top pick.
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Spiralizer Buying Guide
What is a Spiralizer?
Can’t seem to find just what it is you’re looking for in the above list? No problem! By keeping the below tips in mind while shopping around for a spiralizer, you’ll be sure to get the best product available at your disposal.
What will you be making?
The most well-known characteristic exhibited among spiralizers as a whole is their ability to make a pasta-like substance out of a variety of vegetables and even fruits. However, don’t feel as if their potential has to end there. There are quite a few spiralizers currently available on the market which can make chips (from potatoes) and “chips” (from cucumbers and the like). If you already make chips from potatoes and would like to make the process a bit easier, or if you would simply like to have another method of preparing vegetables at your disposal, such a feature is a great thing to have laying around.
Outside of pasta-making, the ability to make vegetable chips is likely the most prominent secondary feature you can expect to find in spiralizers as a whole. While I could list off the many other preparation methods you can get your hands on, we’d be here all day. Take a close look at any given spiralizer you may come across. You may find it’s a lot more capable than what you originally thought. Even if pasta isn’t up your alley, you may still find a spiralizer to be beneficial in other ways.
What else is on your shopping list?
If you’ve been planning on buying any other kitchen tools in the near future, it might be better to hold off on doing so until after you’ve picked out your spiralizer of choice. You’ll find many units actually come with a variety of included tools (such as one of the units we covered above). More often than not, acquiring your tools through the purchase of a spiralizer will often prove to be more cost efficient in the end than buying everything separately. Whether you need a new grater or even a juicer, it’s likely you can find what you’re looking for included with a spiralizer.
Which fruits/vegetables will you be using?
It can be easy to assume that every single spiralizer will remain compatible with every single fruit and vegetable. Before buying a specific unit, take the time to figure out just how much volume it can work with. The last thing you need is to find out your favorite fruit is too big for the unit.
Every spiralizer can be grouped into one of the two below categories. Do you know which one is right for you?
- Manual Spiralizers – All of the three spiralizers reviewed earlier fit into this category. Manual spiralizers tend to be the more reliable of the bunch. On the other hand, you will have to exert at least some amount of effort to use them. They also tend to have a greater cost-to-quality ratio when compared to their electric counterparts.
- Electric Spiralizers – While not as common as manual spiralizers, electric models are a favorite among those who want to keep their experience as easy as possible. On the other hand, such units are typically less durable and may not be as reliable in the long run. After all, now you have electric parts to worry about on top of the standard mechanical parts. Whether or not this is worth a higher ease-of-use factor is entirely up you.
Try keeping an eye out for spiralizers exhibiting the below characteristics to ensure you get the very best model at your disposal.
- Heat Resistance – There are so many things you can do with a spiralizer. By opting for a model which can’t stand a bit of heat, hot potatoes and a variety of other ingredients will be off the menu. Heat-resistant material keeps your options open without marking up a unit’s price to any substantial degree.
- Detachable Parts – Although it might seem like a lower amount of detachable parts might make a unit easier clean, this is not at all the case. By having the option of disassembling your spiralizer down to every last part, cleaning it will be easier than ever, especially if you use a dishwasher.
If you made it this far, you now know everything there is to know about spiralizers. At least, as far as actually buying them goes. By keeping all of the above information in mind, you can be confident knowing you’ll get the best possible model available at your disposal. Remember, before finalizing a purchase, it always helps to see what others have to say about any given unit. Keep in mind; however, that your needs may be vastly different from those of another person.