Whereas there were only a handful of these machines on the market just 5 years ago, now there are dozens. My favorite is the Paderno Spiralizer, but there are others out there, like OXO, that look great. Each will have 2-4 interchangeable blades that allow you to make fine threads, chunkier noodle-like cuts, and even accordion-like cuts. Look for a machine that suits your needs, is easy to set up and take down, and most importantly, easy to clean.
Let's drill down as to why spiralizers have become so popular. They give us a novel, slightly fancy way to eat produce - and anything that can convince me to eat more vegetables is a good thing! Secondly, they produce noodle-like strands of vegetables which can substitute partially, or entirely, for pasta - and if you've been told by your Doc to cut or eliminate your carbs, a spiralizer is literally a life saver. Lastly, these contraptions actually can save us time and $$, while making us look like superheroes in our kitchens. So with that said, I wanted to share my 3 favorite Spiralizer cutters with you, show you what they can do, and what you can do with the results! It's not just about zoodles (zucchini noodles) anymore!