Updated 19 Dec 2016

Homemaker

Vegetable Spiral Maker

Snapshot: The Homemaker Vegetable Spiral Maker is a benchtop spiraliser with 3 blades but it can't be washed in the dishwasher. How does it rate?

Vegetable Spiral Maker
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$17

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Test results

Overall score
68
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Courgette
?/10
Carrot
?/10
Kumara
?/10

Good points

  • OK overall.
  • OK for performance.
  • OK for ease of use.
  • Non-slip suction feet and suction switch to secure unit to bench.
  • Three interchangable blades (thin spiral blade, thick spiral blade and ribbon blade).
  • Blades can be stored inside unit.
  • Handle turns smoothly.

But

  • Just OK for spiralising apple using ribbon blade.
  • Considerable strength required to turn suction switch on and off.
  • Food can get caught behind blade causing spirals to break.
  • Firm and constistent pressure required to create even spirals.
  • 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
$17
Type
Benchtop

Extra test result

Apple
5

Specifications

Number of blades
3
Weight (kg)
0.767
H x W x D (cm)
20.5 x 13.0 x 27.0
Number of chutes
1

Features

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

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
Exclusive to Kmart.