I am not always an early adopter. Take my new spiralizer, for example. These little gizmos create “noodles” out of veggies, Pinterest-perfect curly fries, and gorgeous garnishes that would make Martha Stewart proud.
But, even though spiralizers have been popular for quite a while, I was still a bit leery. Was this another panini maker / slider burger grill pan / Nutri Bullet destined to gather dust in the far reaches of my tallest cupboard?
In a word… no.
This spiralizer is amazing. Yes, you can create healthy noodle substitutes out of veggies. But, for my money, the spiralizer’s real value is how professional your food looks. Picture-perfect with just the turn of a crank!
The Brieftons Spiralizer has five different blades. The Angel-Hair Blade creates 2mm ultra-thin noodles. The Fine-Shredding Blade makes heartier 3mm-wide noodles. There is even a Crude-Shedding Blade for 6mm-wide noodles garnishes and a Flat Blade for ribbon-like noodles. My fave, though, is the Curly-Fry Blade for 10mm wide x 6mm thick potato curly fries!
The spiralizer is easy to assemble and simple to use. It’s also very sturdy and unlike a mandolin or your favorite knife, there is no danger of cutting yourself. The spiralizer even has a solid base and non-slip feet.
Not all veggies will work, so it takes a wee bit of trial and error. Easiest are potatoes, zucchini, cucumber and other similarly shaped “sturdy” veggies.
Our very first attempt was with potatoes using the Angel Hair Blade. These were spiralized easily, placed in well-greased muffin tins, topped with eggs and baked into absolutely beautiful (and delicious) bird’s nests.
Emboldened with success, that evening we used it again for a small dinner party. Sprialized zucchini was sautéed in butter. Yum! And, we used spiralized cucumber to top the tossed green salad and jazz it up a bit.
If you are unsure of where to start, there are three exclusive Brieftons recipe e-books to get you started with some great ideas. And, Briefton’s even offers a Money Back Guarantee.
The Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer is available on Amazon Prime for just $29.99. And I, for one, am hooked. Next up? Roasted Garlic Parmesan Carrot Noodles!
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador and Cover Girl Ambassador. Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com in 2015. Susan is also the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Read more about her in Family Circle Magazine.
PHOTOS: Used with permission by Brieftons.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a promotional sample of the spiralizer mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.