Cuisinart Food Spiralizer

We’re all about small, easy-to-use and care for appliances around here, and with that, are giving the Cuisinart Food Spiralizer a whirl.

Cuisinart Food Spiralizer

As spiralizers continue to set the trend for healthy food prep (particularly popular with the gluten-free, low-carb and paleo set), many models have become motorized and larger. In smaller city apartments and condos, kitchen counter real estate is at a premium.

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This is where Cuisinart’s hand-held model shines. Completely assembled, it’s only 27.9 cm x 17.7 cm (11” x 7”). The BPA-free parts are dishwasher-safe too (though I’d advise hand-washing the handle knob and handle).

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Safety-wise, this spiralizer is great because there’s a blade lock to hide all that sharpness when you need to access the inside.

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The bottom has a grippy rubber ring to help keep it in place on your counter. Once your fruits and veggies are cut into straight top and bottom sections, you turn the blade dial from the Safe setting to the thickness you’d like (thick or thin julienne). A third option, ribbon, is the default and remains open for all cuts.

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Then you close and twist to lock the top and start turning the knob clockwise while applying downward pressure.

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Watch the machine – and your hand – create pretty ribbons of zucchini, carrots, sweet potato, apples, firm pears, onions, seedless cucumbers, and more. You can even create veggie chips with this handy, compact machine.

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Enjoy the pretty, colourful ribbons raw in salads, or steam, blanch, sauté or fry. Foods should be at least 2.5 cm (1”) in diameter and no longer than 8.9 cm (3.5”).

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The handy quick-start guide lists both the best foods as well as the ones to avoid spiralizing.

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Cuisinart’s Food Spiralizer comes with a lifetime warranty (valid in the US and Canada), retails for USD/CAD $29.99 and at the time of this posting is available at Best Buy online in the US and at Hudson’s Bay in Canada.

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