Updated 19 Dec 2016

PL8 by Progressive

Professional Spiralizer

Snapshot: The PL8 by Progressive Professional Spiralizer is a benchtop spiraliser with 3 blades and it can be washed in the dishwasher. How does it rate?

Professional Spiralizer
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$109

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Test results

Overall score
77
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Courgette
?/10
Carrot
?/10
Kumara
?/10

Good points

  • Good overall.
  • Very good for performance.
  • Good at spiralising apple using the ribbon blade.
  • Easy to use.
  • Stable on bench.
  • Safety doors shields blades during use.
  • Can be used at an angle, making it comfortable to turn handle.
  • Handle turns smoothly.
  • Dishwasher safe.

But

  • Need to cut fruit and vegetables to fit.
  • Firm and consistent pressure required to create even spirals.
  • Cracks and crevices around blade, difficult to clean.
  • Wastage of core and 1cm of fruit/vegetable not sliced.
  • Thick julienne blade resembles more of a ribbon spiral.

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
$109
Type
Benchtop

Extra test result

Apple
7.5

Specifications

Number of blades
3
Weight (kg)
0.746
H x W x D (cm)
27.5 x 17.5 x 18.5
Number of chutes
1

Features

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

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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