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Monday, July 8, 2013

Spiralizer Comparison

My new obsession: vegetable spiralizers! My friend Cheri from The Watering Mouth introduced me to this amazing recipe for Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce and ever since we’ve been pulling out all my different spiralizers that I’ve collected and we’ve finally done a really thorough comparison.


You can get a great idea of what they all do and which one might fit your needs. Below are some affiliate links below so you can purchase one yourself if you’ve found one that you’d like to try!


Spiralized vegetables like carrots, zucchini, radishes or potatoes are a really great way to get in your vegetables in a much more creative way. (Sometimes we need all the help we can get!) You can substitute these for pasta in your favorite recipe to make a lower carb, lower calorie, more nutritious version, or you just deep fry them for a naughtier, fun treat!

Spiralizer Comparison Video


Yummy Spiralized Veggie Recipes


  Lemon Cucumber Noodles with Cumin from the Civilized Caveman

Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 12.42.49 PM  Zucchini Pasta with Sweet Pepper Marinara from OhSheGlows.com

  Garlic-Zucchini Pasta from Kansas City Mamas

  Roasted Carrot Pasta with Beets from ATX Gluten Free

  Raw Pad Thai from Fragrant Vanilla Cake

  Zucchini Noodles with Pesto from Green Plate Rule

  Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce from The Watering Mouth


Types of Spiralizers


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Paderno Spirooli Spiral Vegetable Slicer


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Gefu Julienne Peeler


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OXO Julienne Peeler


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Gefu Spirelli “Pencil Sharpener” Spiral Cutter


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Progressive Spiral Vegetable Slicer


27 Responses to “Spiralizer Comparison”

  1. Too bad the video is “private”, because I’d love to know your thoughts about these gadgets. I admit I bought one of the Spiroolis, but I’ve used it once and have no real desire to give it room in the kitchen. I have a mandoline that can cut julienne strips. Of course, I’m willing to be convinced that I should keep my spiralizer….

  2. Asianmommy — 7/8/13 @ 11:06 pm

    Very cool gadgets. Looks like a healthy option the kids might enjoy.

  3. Sarah — 7/9/13 @ 7:39 am

    The video is private…

  4. FrugalCat — 7/9/13 @ 5:00 pm

    I saw one it was basically a corkscrew that you insert and turn and it makes like a “slinky” out of a carrot, zucchini, etc. Does that make sense?

  5. Jessie McLaughlin — 7/9/13 @ 8:06 pm

    Great video Jaden!! I am so buying the Paderno!! Thanks for sharing I have been looking for something other than my julienne peeler!

  6. Karen — 7/12/13 @ 8:24 am

    I have a mandolin that has the little tiny shreds. If you do the veggies lengthwise it works just as well, they aren’t curly but they are thin and delicate.

  7. Kristi Rimkus — 7/14/13 @ 12:47 pm

    My daughter and I attended a raw cooking class a few years ago and we loved the spiralizer. It was so easy to use. She bought one, but I completely forgot about it until your post. I’m off to Amazon to pick one up. Thanks for the comparison!

  8. HrHamada — 7/15/13 @ 8:36 pm

    already had the oxo, my frined just surprised me with the paderno. I wish it had an automatic advance feature like an apple corer has, but I’m getting the hang of it

  9. So cool! I have never heard of these gadgets!

  10. Signe Knudsen — 7/16/13 @ 2:38 pm

    Couldn’t find a place to comment on your corn patch posting, so will comment here instead (sorry). Corn must be planted in larger groups of plants than five plants in order to get polinated. You should plant a big square patch or at least a number of rows next to each other and you’ll have better luck.

  11. This video is so well put together. I don’t know how you do it. This is brilliant and though I didn’t even know I wanted one, now I am considering which model is best. I am totally getting one of these.

  12. Jenn — 7/16/13 @ 3:43 pm

    I actually got the Benriner spiralizer, which I think I like better than the Paderno (I don’t have that one): the Benriner “Cook Help” (or “helper”) is simple and compact, and it seems like a good spiralizer–I’ve been enjoying using it! It also doesn’t have as many parts to clean. All of the amazon reviews recommended it over the Paderno, and while I can’t compare, I’m pretty happy with it.

  13. Debbie Bashford — 7/16/13 @ 5:08 pm

    Awsomeness!! After watching, I have to have one. I just went to Amazon and bought the Paderno one!!

  14. Ellen S — 7/16/13 @ 6:10 pm

    Helpful video, thank you!

  15. henry sena — 7/16/13 @ 6:13 pm

    i have one that has differend sprial blades. t makes great onion strings. also some of the vegies i use it for makes them east to cook and serve

  16. caryl hodgdon — 7/16/13 @ 9:50 pm

    Thanks saw one on open sky but it was sold out. I appreciate the time you put in to giving us a more educated choice. Love your site-the recipes are awesome!

  17. Chip Desormeaux — 7/18/13 @ 11:46 pm

    I have one that’s similar to your favorite one, but it’s green plastic. I got it at an Asian farmer’s market in my town. My FAVORITE use for it is making onion rings! I use it without the spiral blade because onions are already in layers. Makes great, thin, loooooong, onion rings. Dunk them in buttermilk with black pepper, dredge in flour and fry! Yum!

  18. Chris — 7/20/13 @ 9:05 am

    Uh oh….new kitchen toys that I must have.

  19. Jaden,

    Thanks for putting this video together. I’ve been dying for a spiralizer specifically for zucchini pasta. I’m totally going for the Paderno. I love those spirals. Thanks again!!


  20. Thank you for this great collection of recipes. I am going to dig out my machine and put it to good use once again.

  21. claire — 7/29/13 @ 3:29 pm

    I have the paderno and am disappointed in it. Too much waste, can’t handle carrots.

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  23. Kim — 9/11/13 @ 12:59 pm

    Great video! I was surprised you didn’t review the Joyce Chen one.

    • Kim — 9/11/13 @ 1:03 pm

      Not that there’s anything wrong with it. I’m sure there are a lot of others out there:) Hope it didn’t sound weird.

  24. Quynh — 10/9/13 @ 1:21 pm

    Just watched your spiralizer comparison video and bought the Paderno Spiralizer! I can’t wait to use it! Thanks for making it easier for me to pick out the right one! =)

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