It’s a Veggie Peel-Off!

Spiral Vegetable Cutter: Product Review 

It’s a Peel-Off, people! I’ve been obsessively talking about vegetable/zucchini peelers for the past few months and now I’ll be comparing two relatively similar peelers. Since my brain is filled with useless movie quotes, I immediately thought of the movie Zoolander, specifically the walk-off between Derek and Hansel, as an applicable reference. This seamlessly led to playing Michael Jackson’s Beat It, on repeat. Now let’s get this peel-off started!

I’ll be comparing a Veggetti: Spiral Vegetable Cutter, which is available at most kitchen supply stores for about $17 + tax and a Spiral Slicer, which is available at most dollar stores for about $3 + tax. I used one zucchini per vegetable peeler and I’ve listed my findings below.

Veggetti ($ 17)  IMG_2444

Pros:

  1. Sturdy
  2. More natural grip
  3. Pasta-like noodles created
  4. Thick/Thin blades labelled 
  5. Easy to use, required minimal effort
  6. Minimal wastage
  7. Noodles: consistent, continuous, limited breakage

Cons:

  1. Price, purchase price is $17 + tax
  2. Lid doesn’t have prong to secure vegetable in place while slicing

Spiral Slicer ($3)IMG_2512

Pros:

  1. Price, purchase price is $3 + tax
  2. Lid has prong to secure vegetable in place while slicing
  3. Pasta-like noodles created
  4. Thick/Thin blades

Cons:

  1. Flimsy
  2. Harder to hold, not a natural grip/not ergonomic
  3. Blades not labelled
  4. More wastage 
  5. Noodles: not as consistent/continuos, frequent breakage

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Above is a side-by-side comparison of how each zucchini fared with their respective peelers. As you can see, the Veggetti’s zucchini noodles do not have as much breakage as the Spiral Slicer, as well as less wastage. After comparing both peelers, I would spend the extra money and buy the Veggetti, since a consistent noodle is important to me. However, at the end of the day, if you’re looking for a cheaper version that essentially turns zucchini into noodles (albeit slightly broken noodles), the Spiral Slicer does the job – in a less consistent fashion. I’ll be using the Veggetti to make zucchini noodles with bolognese sauce (stay tuned). 

Is there a product that you’d like me to review? Let me know in the comment section below. 

7 comments

    • Stephanie says:

      Thanks :) I laughed when I saw them side-by-side, but the differences prove the point “you get what you pay for”. The recipe will be up today!

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