Updated 19 Dec 2016

Inspiralizer

The Inspiralizer Spiral Cutter

Snapshot: The Inspiralizer Spiral Cutter is a benchtop model with 4 blades but it can't be washed in the dishwasher. How does it rate?

The Inspiralizer Spiral Cutter
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$90

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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.
  • Good for performance.
  • OK for ease of use.
  • OK at spiralising apple using the ribbon blade.
  • Blade safety cover.
  • Counter clamps suction unit to benchtop.
  • Blades are labelled with a letter.
  • Handle turns smoothly.

But

  • Firm and consistent pressure required to create even spirals.
  • Difficult to clean blades (not removable).
  • Crack and crevices around blade are difficult to access and 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
$90
Type
Benchtop

Extra test result

Apple
6.5

Specifications

Number of blades
4
Weight (kg)
0.70
H x W x D (cm)
20.0 x 15.5 x 25.0
Number of chutes
1

Features

Dishwasher safe
×
Exposed blades
Blade/attachment storage
not removable
Reversible blades
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
Available from mightyape.co.nz

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