Spiralizers are ideal for those looking to eat healthily as they can make preparing vegetables that little bit more exciting. From courgette spaghetti and cauliflower rice to perfectly sliced potatoes and apples, depending on which spiralizer you choose, the options are endless.
But how much should you spend on a spiralizer? This really comes down to what you’d like to use it for, as there are great options for every budget. Here, we take a look at three top rated spiralizers and what you can expect from each one for the price you pay.
Nutribullet Veggie Bullet Electric Spiralizer
The Nutribullet Veggie Bullet Electric Spiralizer is the top rated spiralizer by Which?, and when you see the results that it produces it’s not hard to see why. In addition to spiralizing everything from courgettes to carrots, it is also able to shred and slice which makes it a handy addition to any kitchen.
Of course, when you spend £130 on an appliance you’d expect it to go above and beyond, and this one certainly does. The Nutribullet Veggie Bullet Electric Spiralizer is super speedy, even when being used to spiralize hard veggies, and it produces very little waste. It’s also easy to clean, and most parts are dishwasher-friendly so you can get rid of all leftover food particles.
The Nutribullet Veggie Bullet Electric Spiralizer is fairly bulky (as spiralizers go), and weighs an impressive 3.5kg. It looks sleek and won’t take up too much room if you have space to keep it on your kitchen worktop.
Alternatively, you should check to make sure you have enough cupboard space for it before you make your purchase.
The Nutribullet Veggie Bullet Electric Spiralizer is a great option if you think you’ll use it often, but if you’re only expecting to use a spiralizer every now and then you might be better suited to a cheaper model.
At the other end of the price scale you’ll find the very reasonable Cuisique Spiralizer, which is also a Which? Best Buy. The Cuisique Spiralizer has blades to suit all of your noodle-making needs, plus slicing and grating options too, and changing the blades is very easy.
This spiralizer also has a juicing option, and can also be used as a measuring jug, offering plenty for its low price tag. Designed to be hardwearing and of great quality, the Cuisique Spiralizer is very easy to use and will ensure that you have perfectly sliced fruit or perfect veggie noodles in no time.
Using this spiralizer is a little slower than the Nutribullet option, but the results are just as good so it’s worth the wait.
The Cuisique Spiralizer is a manual device so it doesn’t require any electricity or batteries, and although the blades are exposed it doesn’t present a risk to the user.
One potential problem is that the spiralizer’s handle doesn’t come up high enough to deal with longer vegetables, but this is easily rectified through simply cutting them into shorter pieces before you start.
Joseph Joseph Spiro
Even cheaper still is the bright and compact Joseph Joseph Spiro. This is the perfect option for those looking for a simple spiralizer and nothing more, and it certainly won’t be an intrusive addition to your kitchen. The Joseph Joseph Spiro comes with three different blades which can be used to create noodles of different thicknesses, and to grate cheese.
This spiralizer’s design ensures that your vegetables are kept in place while you spiralize them, giving them a uniform look, and is very easy to use. Just choose which blade suits your needs, attach it to the rest of the appliance, and twist the soft-grip handle. The Joseph Joseph Spiro’s base will collect your noodles as you cut them, and the whole unit is dishwasher-safe so it’s wonderfully easy to clean after use.
Although the Joseph Joseph Spiro is ideal for grating vegetable noodles to go with your salads, it takes quite a bit of effort to produce large amounts, so you might want to choose a different spiralizer if that’s what you have in mind.
Larger vegetables will need to be cut into shorter pieces before spiralizing, and harder vegetables, like carrots, will take quite a bit of time to spiralize too.
Now that you know the type of spiralizer you can get for your money, choose the best option for your needs and start adding more veg to your meals today!