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Old 07-07-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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I've seen two stories on this contraption this month, and am ready to press the "buy button". What I haven't found online is a wealth of recipes. I found one on the William-Sonoma web site (they sell the spiralizer), but would love to hear how others have made use of it.

Amazon.com: Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer: Home & Kitchen

recipe:
Zucchini "Pasta" with Butternut Squash | Williams-Sonoma
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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I haven't tried it, but I've been considering a smaller, cheaper version.

Amazon.com: Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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Thanks for that link Apex. I think I'll probably stick with the other one, only because I tend towards sharp object mishaps in the kitchen, lol. If you do get one, will you share some recipes? I'd like to be able to use vegetables beyond zucchini, but most reviews are based on it.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Nah. Don't want another gadget to take up counter space. I don't need to eat that fancy
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:47 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Curly fries would be the obvious one.. I can't see it having many uses or there ever being many recipes for it's use. But, just for pure decorative purposes it would be useful i suppose.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:55 PM
 
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I might consider getting the simpler one, if only because we will have a metric <ahem>ton of zucchini this year, and eating them as spaghetti will be one simple way to use a bunch. Hand-cutting into "noodles" is more of a PITA than I'm willing to withstand, lol.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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Here's another story about it. This is the 3rd one I've read recently raving about the results. I have to give it a shot:

The spiralizer Kitchen gizmo that turns vegetables into guilt-free 'pasta' | Mail Online
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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I think you can achieve the same effect with a julienne peeler.

My roommate has a spiralizer and loves it, but the julienne tool I have (from OXO) shreds zucchini into little strips and then I saute them and pour pasta sauce over them. Much more convenient, simple and easy to use.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:03 PM
 
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I have one and love it so far. It can turn a zucchini into "spaghetti" in 30 seconds flat. I have gotten some recipes from the blog inspiralized. I think you can use any pasta recipe and just substitute the spiralized veggies for your pasta. I made zucchini spaghetti with meatballs and it was good. My daughter is happy to,have spaghetti back on the menu rotation. She gets regular pasta of course.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I just bought the cheaper, simpler veggetti tonight. I haven't tried it yet but I'm going to try it tomorrow. I don't eat pasta anymore so I'd love to have a way to put pasta on my menu again.
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