Review – Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer
I first heard about cucumber noodles from my mum who was making them for her and my Aunty when we were all doing our first round of HCG back in 2013, both of them live in Australia and I’m in New Zealand.
She sent pictures, told me how good they were and how they were helping heaps with the boredom of Phase 2. I didn’t quite believe her about how good these cucumber noodles were at the time and so had a half-hearted look around for a spiralizer. The only ones I could find here in NZ cost an arm and a leg, about $80 – $100 NZD plus shipping, I could only find them online via Trademe (NZ online auction site) and one NZ health site. Decided I didn’t want to spend that much on something that I wasn’t sure I’d use, or even if the brand was good etc and so I opted for the cheap option and brought a Julienne peeler.
The peeler did an OK job, made sort of strips out of the cucumber but the peeler was hard to use, felt like I was going to hurt myself and it felt awkward. Needless to say I didn’t really use it that much… Fast forward a few months… My Auntie has come home and has brought my grandparents a spiralizer from Australia for Christmas. I get the full show on how it works, how fab it is again and then given a taste of what cucumber noodles taste like… Oh my… they honestly were amazing. The texture of the noodles completely change the way you taste the cucumber… they actually do taste like noodles in your month, cold noodles but noodles!
That was it I was hooked and wanted my very own spiralizer now… Started to search them out in full force this time. I looked in all the home shops I could think of, health shops and nada, nothing… Back online again I went. Still the same places selling them and still same prices… As a last resort I went to Amazon and found a spiralizer that had fantastic reviews, was the same one that my Aunty, Mum and grandparents use and best of all it would still work out cheaper for me to buy it from Amazon, have it shipped to NZ than buying it here!
The Machine is –
Why this machine?
- Firstly because I had seen it first hand
- Right price
- A massive amount 4.5 stars on Amazon
- The pictures of the machine in use made me excited on what I could make
- No need for batteries or power
- BPA-free plastic – read about BPA here
- Stainless steel blades – gives sharp and long lasting blades, good value for money. Trust me the blades are ultra sharp, I cut myself first time I used the machine.
- I liked that the blades were stored on the actual machine, that way you don’t have to keep them somewhere and probably loose them!
Key features –
Your probably sitting there wondering what else can I do with this machine?
Well it comes with three blades –
- One to make long spaghetti type strands
- one to make ribbons
- last one makes spirals.
See me use it in action –
What foods can you use on here?
- Carrots – (I’ve used)
- Sweet Potato (I’ve used)
- Cucumber (I’ve used)
- Apple (I’ve used)
- Courgettes (I’ve used)
- And any other harder type foods.
For me the only downside I have found so far is that the suction cups on the feet don’t all hold down on the bench which can occasionally make it hard to twist the handle to create what you are wanting to create.
Others have said –
The handle seems bit wobbly – I would agree here but I’ve been using it for over a year now and no hassles.
Bad instructions – agree also but hey honestly doesn’t take long to figure out 🙂
Good things others have said?
It’s had 5271 reviews and 3785 are a 5 star rating 🙂
“I’m so glad I had the chance to try out the Pademo World Cuisine 4-Blade Spiralizer. I thought it was going to be something I would get enamored with in the beginning and then chuck in the cabinet once the novelty wears off. But after using it for a cucumber and carrot salad, I am convinced this is something I’m going to be using again and again and again. ”
“I like using zucchini spirals instead of pasta, but was tired of using the vegetable peeler-type tool I was using. This Spiralizer makes it so much easier to enjoy this dish.
The Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer is well though out. It is more compact than others I have seen. There is a place to store everything. I felt like I was working with a Transformer when setting it up to use. In the instructions, they have you slide a lever to the unlocked position to be able to remove the tray. It is hard to tell which direction that is because the little locked and unlocked symbols are the same color as the unit (white). Add to that old eyes and it was a challenge! FYI, unlocked is to the left and locked is to the right!
All of the blades, handles, and other parts store on the unit itself. All parts are dishwasher safe to 150*. There is a sharp blade on each of the 4 plates, as well as sharp spikes on the part with the crank, so be sure you watch this around children and be careful yourself when handling.”
Where can you get your hands on one?
As I said originally I brought mine from Amazon here as can’t get them here in NZ.
Price is $33.24 and well worth it if you ask me 🙂
Noodles for lunch tomorrow I think!