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Eating and Drinking => Kitchen Natter => Topic started by: chrissie B on May 12, 2015, 00:15

Title: veg spiralisers
Post by: chrissie B on May 12, 2015, 00:15
Spiraliser, has any one and are they any good aand how often do you use them ?just curious.
Im allways buying things that dont get used much , mini donut maker didnt like the recipe supplied and havent found one i can use .
chrissie b
Title: Re: veg
Post by: grinling on July 14, 2015, 22:28
http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/mini-doughnuts-L10713.html?ref=page_view%2Cdestination%2Ckids-in-the-kitchen
Title: Re: veg
Post by: compostqueen on July 15, 2015, 12:41
I hear that spirilisers are good. I've just got a julienne peeler for making courgetti. Hurry up courgettes  :D I'm dying to try it. 

Be careful what you wish for Compo  ::) :)
Title: Re: veg
Post by: devonbarmygardener on July 24, 2015, 13:59
I hear that spirilisers are good. I've just got a julienne peeler for making courgetti. Hurry up courgettes  :D I'm dying to try it. 

Be careful what you wish for Compo  ::) :)
LOL!! :lol:
You may come to regret saying that!!
I have 5 small marrows to contend with currently! ::)
Title: Re: veg
Post by: RJR_38 on August 09, 2015, 18:20
I think it will be One of those gadgets you will see at bootfairs and charity shops in 18 months time - like the mini cupcake machines or min doughnut machines. Hand held julienne cutter (like a potato peeler) works well for me
Title: Re: veg
Post by: Yorkie on July 28, 2016, 21:07
How are people getting on with spiralisers these days?  Thinking of getting one but can't decide whether it's worth getting a proper one or a handheld one.
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: chrissie B on July 29, 2016, 13:31
I was thinking of one myself but theres a range of prices .
chrissie b
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: GrannieAnnie on July 29, 2016, 14:12
I bought a cheap hand held one from Amazon.  Couldn't afford the electric ones.  I didn't like this one at first, but then realised that the carrots I was using were a bit thin.  they need to be nice and chunky.

Only used mine a few times as Brian likes proper spaghetti, but I did do half spaghetti and half courgetti once and he said he liked that.  I think now that my courgettes are coming on, I'll have to get it out again!

This is the one that I got, but it wasn't this expensive when i got it.  I bought 4, they came straight from China.  I had one, gave one to Nici, one to my granddaughter and one to Brian's DIL.  I don't think they've use theirs! 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vegetable-Spiralizer-FREE-recipe-eBook-cleaning-brush-Veg-Spaghetti-/302003960039?hash=item4650d6b8e7:g:1dkAAOSw5L9XDVoX

Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: snowdrops on July 29, 2016, 19:57
Lidl have got them in on Monday I think it was
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: Yorkie on July 29, 2016, 21:45
Thanks.  A couple of friends have got the little ones, but I've seen reviews that suggest they're not that easy to use.  However, they're quite a lot cheaper than the ones that go on the worktop, even though Lakeland has a sale on at the moment.

Hmm.
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: ghost61 on July 29, 2016, 22:17
I'm left handed and so a lot of the bigger spiralizers don't work for me.  Lakeland's didn't for example ( non electric).  I bought one from Amazon that has different attachments, but mainly use the spaghetti making one, and sometimes the spiral makes which is nice for cucumbers.

I use to regularly throughout the courgette season, serving it up with various sauces and we love it.  Mine has suction pads to grip it to the table top, and it folds down nice and small.

The main issue is if you are left handed - beware!
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: Yorkie on July 30, 2016, 18:11
Well I've bought a cheap handheld one from my local kitchen store, so we'll see how we go with that.

Interesting point about being left-handed, ghost61. I wouldn't otherwise have thought of it.  I'm right handed but mum is a lefty.
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: ghost61 on July 31, 2016, 18:36
The chap in Lakeland who demonstrated it really didn't get the fact that it wouldn't work for a lefty.  When I showed him that it made the machine jolt when I used it, he suggested using my right hand........ Anyway as mentioned found one on the internet that could be used by either, on mine the handle is on top, on the side, so that the thing to look out for if you want a table top version and are a lefty!
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: Kate and her Ducks on July 31, 2016, 21:54
I've only just got a cheap hand held one and seems pretty good. Think my OH is even more taken with it than me. Who would have thought you could spiralise a tomato!
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: Yorkie on July 31, 2016, 21:57
 :ohmy: How on earth do you manage that?

My handheld one is like a pencil sharpener and I can't imagine getting a tomato down the pointy bit.

Like this design (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gefu-13460-Spiral-Cutter-Spirelli/dp/B0026RMEK4/ref=sr_1_42?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1469998720&sr=1-42&keywords=spiralizer), it is.
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: Kate and her Ducks on July 31, 2016, 22:04
Not a clue! But tonight I was presented with veg curry with a very very long spiralised tomato on it!!!
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: chrissie B on July 31, 2016, 22:36
Just hadva look on lidl and that looks ok that one wouldnt matter if your left or right handed , theres some attachments on the other page must go with it seperate price .
chrissie b
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: Growster... on August 01, 2016, 06:58
Has this one figured here?

We watched a demonstration lots of years ago, and bought a plastic one, but gave up after a few mishaps...

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/aas/item/10024036/
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: Yorkie on August 01, 2016, 19:53
I think that one comes with a Krypton factor complicated index marking!!  :ohmy:
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: ManicMum on January 29, 2017, 11:24
I've been looking at these but I know I'm a sucker for gadgets which get used a couple of times then get shoved to the back of the cupboard until I can admit I'm not actually going to use it again - I am afraid this is probably one of those so I have refrained so far from buying.....
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: mumofstig on January 29, 2017, 11:33
Me too - I actually bought some already spiralised courgettes and butternut squash to try them instead of ordinary spaghetti, but wasn't impressed.  ::)
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: chrissie B on January 29, 2017, 19:05
Ive just seen an apple peeler for 10 its not massive but will take the ache out of peeling all those apples .
i too have a julienne  peeler never got round to getting the spiraliźer .
chrissie b
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: compostqueen on January 30, 2017, 19:42
I've not got a spiraliser either. Sigh

I am holding out buying one as I'm trying to win one at the WW raffle.  This week I won a storage jar!  :D  Dang!
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: RJR_38 on February 05, 2017, 14:46
I got this in December (finally succumbed) and I have to say it is great - spiralises a courgette in 30 seconds. It also packs away easily and neatly and needs minimal washing up -  would 100% recommend it

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Spiralizers-Manual-Graters-Slicers/Spiralizer-Professional-Newest-Superior-Design-Round-Pasta/B00ZNR7I0K/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1486305894&sr=1-1&keywords=mueller+spiralizer
Title: Re: veg spiralisers
Post by: chrissie B on August 06, 2017, 09:55
Just got a cheap one lidl its 3 small ones thick and thin julienne and a spiral one they are just like pencil sharpeners .
chrissie b