Updated 19 Dec 2016

Avanti

Spiretti Fruit and Vegetable Slicer

Snapshot: The Avanti Spiretti Fruit and Vegetable Slicer is a benchtop spiraliser with 3 blades and it can be washed in the dishwasher. How does it rate?

Spiretti Fruit and Vegetable Slicer
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$50

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Test results

Overall score
66
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Courgette
?/10
Carrot
?/10
Kumara
?/10

Good points

  • OK overall.
  • OK for performance.
  • OK at spiralising apple using the ribbon blade.
  • Easy to use.
  • Non-slip suction feet.
  • Three interchangable blades (spaghetti blade, curl blade and ribbon blade).
  • Handle turns smoothly.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Blades can be stored inside unit.

But

  • Apple core may be damaged when using ribbon blade.
  • Food can get caught behind blade causing spirals to break.
  • Firm and consistent pressure required to create even spirals.
  • Cracks and crevices around blade difficult to clean.
  • Wastage of core and 1cm of fruit/vegetable not sliced.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (60%)
  • Ease of use (40%)

To test performance, we put spiralised courgettes, carrots and kumara. For models that could, we spiralised apples but didn’t include it in our final score because not all models had this feature.

For each vegetable, we rated the appearance of the spirals based on evenness, length, whether the strands separated properly and whether strands broke during spiralising.

Our ease of use assessment looked at: stability on the workbench or in the hand, changing/assembling the blades, ease of storing blades, operating the levers/cranks, comfort during use, ease of cleaning and safety features.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$50
Type
Benchtop

Extra test result

Apple
6

Specifications

Number of blades
3
Weight (kg)
0.711
H x W x D (cm)
22.5 x 15.5 x 30.5
Number of chutes
1

Features

Dishwasher safe
Exposed blades
Blade/attachment storage
Yes
Reversible blades
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-

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