On a trip to the UK recently, I couldn’t resist popping into Lakeland for a nosey. I love kitchen gadgets, so shops like that are my kind of heaven. I was very excited to spot a GEFU Spiral Slicer:
I had been after one of these for a while, but had never got around to ordering one, so of course couldn’t resist picking one up.
The box looks like this, with an image of how the spiraller works on the front.
I was surprised to find no instructions in the box, but actually it is pretty easy to use. Inside the box is your spiraller and then a guard for when the veggies get close down to the blade (you don’t want to slice a finger). There are two different thicknesses of julienne slicer, you just flip it round to the size you want to use.
For this review I used the thinnest blade and used a carrot and courgette (zucchini).
The zucchini/courgette spiralled really easily, I think it helps if the vegetables are quite thick in radius. The carrot was a little harder to spiral, but then the carrots I was using were not very thick.
half a medium sized carrot and zucchini/courgette gave me a bowlful of spiralled veg as below:
This gadget would be great for those following a low carb type diet, using vegetable in place of pasta/noodles etc. It would also be great for fussy kids to try and make their vegetables more interesting.
Using the bowl of spiralled carrot and courgette. I quickly stir fried it in a little ginger and garlic and it was delicious. I can’t wait to try other vegetables. It would be great for make salad’s interesting too, with cucumber and similar type vegetables. You do get a long thin piece of veg that doesn't spiral, this seems to be the biggest complaint on other reviews I have seen, but I just chuck that piece in the pan too, so no waste . I personally love it, spiralled zucchini/courgette is my new favorite thing