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Using a Spiralizer
I was intimidated by this spiralizer because I had no idea how to use it. The lovely people at Brieftons provide a free recipe book, but I had to find some videos on how to use it to really get an idea of what to do. It just doesn’t come with instructions. I decided to go with an easy option and picked a zucchini. I was wondering at first whether the zucchini needed to be cooked first, but the online consensus was you just use a regular fresh zucchini.
Spiralizing a zucchini really took some effort, I wasn’t expecting to have to push and twist so hard. This isn’t necessarily a criticism of this particular product, just of spiralizing in general. I’m a total novice, so it took me by surprise. I spiralized most of the zucchini before I felt I had enough for the salad I was making and my arm was tired. I’m sure I will get better with more experience, but my spiralized final product did not come out like it looks in the photos. I ended up with more shorter strands while the photos show lovely long strands like spaghetti. I also wanted to add carrot to the salad, but as I started trying to spiralize it, it just wasn’t working, so I just grated it. Maybe I needed to use a different blade for a carrot, I don’t really know. I wish it came with more instructions and examples.
I did like the cap that held the zucchini for me to allow me to have more of it get spiralized than if it was holding onto it. I did find it easy to wash, especially with the cleaning tool provided. I like that it comes with 4 blades, though I didn’t try changing them out but it seems pretty easy with the clasps.
My Colorful Fall Salad Recipe:
- 1 spiralized zucchini
- 1 grated carrot
- 1/2 can of corn
Brieftons NextGen Product Details:
Need More Vegetables For Better Health, But Don’t Want Another Clunky Kitchen Device Taking Up Precious Kitchen Space? The NextGen Is Your Answer!
If you are looking for a handheld spiralizer, you may have noticed a common theme.
There are many ‘pencil-sharpener’ spiralizers, but they all suffer from the same fundamental issues.
* Too much veg wastage
* Not enough cutting options
* Hard to clean
* Too small for larger vegs
The Patented NextGen addresses each issue elegantly.
Minimal Veg Wastage
Innovative cap design allows for a deeper reach and firmer grab on vegs with 50% less wastage.
Bigger Is Better
It accommodates vegs up to 6.5 CM in diameter, compared to 4 – 4.5 CM in competing products. It also features a longer blade (7 CM). This results in a longer cutting surface & shorter time to spiralize vegs.
Packed with much more power, it is still compact enough to store in a drawer when not in use.
4 Blade Sizes
Comes with a wider variety of blade options to help produce 4 patterns: 3, 5, 10 & 70mm widths.
Blades are removable for ease of cleaning and changing. No more risk of finger injuries.
A next-generation spiralizer that is compact, highly functional and can achieve the same effects as some spiralizers many times its size and price.