Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable

Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable

The spiral vegetable slicer cuts vegetables and fruits into curly, ribbon-like slices. By placing the vegetable or fruit on the prongs of the wheel and turning the wheel while pushing the base toward the vertical julienne blade, continuous spiral strands

Product Features

  • Make quick work of fancy vegetable peeling with the spiral vegetable slicer
  • Includes 3 sets of blades: 1/8-inch spacing, 1/4-inch spacing, and straight blade for ribbon cuts
  • Simply place vegetable or fruit on prongs, turn wheel while pushing base toward blade
  • Made of durable plastic
  • Backed by a 1-year warranty

3 thoughts on “Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable

  1. LWM

    if you’re trying to avoid pasta but love that noodle-y experience… I had to interrupt my cooking to write this review. Believe me, I am not easily moved to write product reviews. This would be my second here on amazon.But, this little turning slicer is amazing. Simply amazing. It makes quick work of everything I throw at it and to date that would include:radishescarrotscucumberszucchini (I can never remember how many “Ns” are in that vegetableapples and,sweet potatoesI may even have done a celeriac but I can’t recall for sure.This device never balks.And it is a pleasure to clean.I had to give up pasta a few months back and I found myself missing the act of twirling long strands of food on a fork. It was then that I searched for a spiral slicer, not sure if one existed that could meet my fork twirling needs. I bought this little gem because I figured it was inexpensive enough that if I didn’t like it all that much, it wouldn’t be too much of a hardship.Honestly, for what this does I would easily pay twice or three times the price.As I write this I am in the middle of spiralling cucumbers for the old family cucumber salad recipe. Many of the strands that come out of this thing get close to 2 feet long. Food prep doesn’t get much more fun than that. The First four (large) cucumbers took all of 4 minutes to break down into perfect, long, spirally strands. I have four more to go when I finish this review.Okay, some of the reviewers here have complained that you lose about 3/8ths from the center of anything you are spiraling, and this is indeed true. In the case of cucumbers, that means that the device is essentially getting rid of those pesky seeds for you but in the case of a carrot, you lose a bit of viable vegetable. Do I mind this? NO, who cares. Use that center 3/8ths carrot piece for something else, or snack on it while you shred the rest of your veggies. Its not as if the center 3/8ths isn’t usable, it just isn’t made into long spirally strands. So, it wouldn’t make sense to try to shred baby carrots or asparagus because they aren’t much larger than 3/8ths of an inch so there wouldn’t be much to spiral.I can’t speak to the durability of this slicer because, alas, I’ve only owned it for two months as of this writing. So far so good however and it does seem durable. It is well designed. The extra blades snap into a holder in the middle of the slicer so you aren’t likely to lose them nor are you likely to cut yourself on them inadvertantly. Though lightweight, the whole unit feels fairly sturdy and I can’t imagine needing to replace it for a long long time. The whole thing suctions onto your work surface which makes it very manageable. I’ve started using it in preparations where hitherto I’ve used a mandolin slicer. This spiral slicer doesn’t make it easy to cut off fingertips the way you can with a mandolin.On a final note before I get back to the cucumber salad…. I do not like kitchen devices that make a job longer than it needs to be and that includes gadgets that take forever to clean or have sharp edges to wash and be careful of. You could hurt yourself with this thing but honestly you would have to try pretty hard to do that. it doesn’t want to hurt you and the company seem to have thought of everything so that it would only really injure someone determined to draw blood. it is not a child’s toy however and so it requires the same respect you would give any other item with sharp blades.There is one minor quibble I have with the device and hope that the company reads this and deals with it in a future incarnation of the product… when the spirals come out it is a little bit difficult to manage where they will end up. It would be nice if they design a catch basin type thing for the strands as they fall from the blades. This is a minor quibble because you really can catch all the strands if you’re careful but I just don’t want to have to be careful all the time.Okay, that’s it, back to my cucumber salad.EDITED July 2013 — THOUGHTS AFTER 3 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP:I still absolutely love this thing. It continues to work flawlessly and fairly effortlessly, breaking down all kinds of vegetables. Admittedly my favorites are cucumbers and zucchini but I have spiralized many others as noted above. In all this time it hasn’t stained (as many of these gadgets do) and the blades don’t seem to have lost any of their effectiveness. I admit that cleaning it, while still relatively easy, is not child’s play. Still, it doesn’t take long.I used to put my zucchini noodles in a vegetable basket on the grill with some spiralized onions and coated with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic and they were a crowd pleaser every time. But it has been brutally hot and humid here so I thought I would go for something a little more refreshing. I served the noodles raw (using…

  2. K. Beard

    Spirooli, Oh Spirooli… Spirooli, Oh Spirooli. You are the best kitchen gadget (pertaining to hard cell-walled vegetables) of all time. No joke.Here are some tips to blatantly counteract the previous less than favorable reviews and complaints about your stellar awesomeness:1-“Waaaa- It stains too easily” Um…yeah…if you make delicious curly sweet potato fries and go watch CMT for the rest of the afternoon of course the natural dyes are going to stain the device. It’s plastic for goodness sake. Clean the tines with a toothbrush and some baking soda within a reasonable timeframe and you will be relatively stain free & much more sanitary.2-“Booo-The suction cups on the feet dont work” Stop lying-they totally do. My question to you sherlock, do you have the totally rad spirooli on a non-porous surface? Go ahead and check it out. Do ya? I bet you dont! Because my little guy sticks to my counter like no one’s business.3-“Bleeehhh-Its hard to clean” Whoa. Im guessing that you dont have knives in your house either–for they must also be hard to clean. Respect the blades, and no one gets hurt. (…That’s What Edward Scissorhands Said) Use the toothbrush or grab your vegetable cleaning brush. Ew-you dont have a vegetable cleaning brush? how did you scrub yr potato?4-“Weeeeeeep- Its cheap plastic” Dude- if this thing were made of metal, it would be at least $200. Do you have that available in yr disposable income for the luxury of making vegetable spaghetti? Neither do I. We should be thankful the thing isn’t made of cardboard for the low low price of 3 Hamiltons. Disclaimer: I would gladly pay two bills for an adamantium spirooli.5-“OMG! there is a 3/4″ core that I HAVE to waste?!?” Just because there is a byproduct of the mounds and mounds of luscious ribbons doesnt mean that you absolutely have to automatically toss it into the compost heap. Instead, I think you should: use the cores for dipping in delicious dip or freeze them to make a yummy vegetable stock in the near future or slice them with a vegetable peeler and then cut them into similar(be it smaller)ribbons or cut them into chips and play poker or give them to the local wildlife. The possibilities are endless. Also, some people have barred carrots because of the ‘waste’. My suggestion is to go to your local quality proprietor of carrots and pick up a mama-jama sized carrots. Just today, I was in Whole Foods and I saw carrots the size of a cucumbers.One last thing- do yourself a favor and get a dehydrator to go with this. You will be grateful you did.*If you liked this review, be sure to check out all my other reviews on Amazon. I assure you, most are fairly entertaining.*

  3. Army Aviation1 "Army Aviation 1"
    Army Aviation1 "Army Aviation 1" says:

    Good and Bad features For the money this is not a bad spiral slicer considering some list for over 100 dollars. The real sticking point is the fixed forward axle for whatever you are slicing. It consists of a round hollow cutting edge with an approximate 3/8 opening. This simply means whatever you are slicing will lose a 3/8 cylinder from its center. This is accepatable with Cucumbers and Zuchini but does not leave much when slicing Carrots, Raddishes or any other small diameter veggies. I would not recommend this if you intend to use it for these smaller veggies but for potatoes, Apples and the like it is OK.

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