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Overall score includes:
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.
18 Jan 2017, Brenda C.
We use it to prepare carrots, parsnips and other vegetables to replace spaghetti, or to use in salads. Removing the unused blades from the base of the machine saves washing up. Lightweight. Good suction pads prevent the machine moving around on the work bench.
Feels quite flimsy, and requires some strength to push the vegetable onto the holder and its awkward to push the holder against the cutting blade. Definitely a two handed task. The centre tube of the vegetable isn't used. Longer vegetables have to be cut in half before they can be spiralised. Not that easy to clean, but I've only hand washed it and haven't used dishwasher. Some of the vegetable can get stuck in the blade.
Maybe, it depends on what you're after.