Updated 19 Dec 2016

Chef'n

Twist Handheld Spiral Slicer

Snapshot: The Chef'n Twist Handheld Spiral Slicer is a handheld spiraliser with 3 blades but it can't be washed in the dishwasher. How does it rate?

Twist Handheld Spiral Slicer
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$100

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Test results

Overall score
65
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Courgette
?/10
Carrot
?/10
Kumara
?/10

Good points

  • OK overall.
  • OK for performance.
  • OK for ease of use.
  • Blades can be stored inside unit.
  • Good at spiralising apple using the thick ribbon blade.
  • Push button to release food from grip.
  • Blades are colour coded and labelled with a number.

But

  • Vegetables need to be cut to fit.
  • Can be awkward to use and maintain firm pressure.
  • Limited grip on handle.
  • 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
$100
Type
Handheld

Extra test result

Apple
7

Specifications

Number of blades
3
Weight (kg)
0.249
H x W x D (cm)
21.0 x 8.5 x 9.0
Number of chutes
1

Features

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

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-