Updated 19 Dec 2016

KitchenAid

spiraliser attachment 5KSM1APC

Snapshot: The KitchenAid spiraliser attachment 5KSM1APC for KitchenAid food mixers comes with 5 blades and can be washed in the dishwasher. How does it rate?

spiraliser attachment 5KSM1APC
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$249

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Test results

Overall score
64
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Courgette
?/10
Carrot
?/10
Kumara
?/10

Good points

  • OK overall.
  • OK for performance.
  • OK for ease of use.
  • Excellent for spiralising apple using the spiral slice blade.
  • Storage box supplied.
  • Electric powered.
  • Dishwasher safe.

But

  • Didn't evenly spiralise courgette.
  • Fruits and vegetables need to be cut to fit.
  • Firm pressure required when securing fruit and vegetables onto the skewer and during use.
  • Cracks and crevices around blade difficult to clean.
  • Wastage of core and 1cm of fruit/vegetable not sliced.

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
$249
Type
Electric

Extra test result

Apple
100

Specifications

Number of blades
5
Weight (kg)
1.015
H x W x D (cm)
7.4 x 31.4 x 14.7
Number of chutes
1

Features

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

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
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