Updated 19 Dec 2016

Benriner

Vertical Turning Slicer

Snapshot: The Benriner Vertical Turning Slicer is a benchtop spiraliser with 3 blades but it can't be washed in the dishwasher. How does it rate?

Vertical  Turning Slicer
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$140

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Test results

Overall score
67
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Courgette
?/10
Carrot
?/10
Kumara
?/10

Good points

  • OK overall.
  • Very good for performance.
  • Good at spiralising apple using the coarse blade.
  • Handle turns smoothly.

But

  • Just OK for ease of use.
  • No blade storage.
  • Need to cut fruit and vegetables to fit.
  • Unit is difficult to keep stable on bench.
  • Blades are exposed.
  • Requires downward pressure to push food towards blade.
  • Cracks and crevices around blade difficult to clean.
  • Wastage of core and 1cm of fruit/vegetable not sliced.
  • Not dishwasher safe.

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
$140
Type
Benchtop

Extra test result

Apple
7.5

Specifications

Number of blades
3
Weight (kg)
0.289
H x W x D (cm)
25.5 x 10.0 x 14.0
Number of chutes
1

Features

Dishwasher safe
×
Exposed blades
Blade/attachment storage
No
Reversible blades
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-