This is an excellent spiralizer. It does a fantastic and effortless job. The unit is large, perhaps too large for its purpose. But it certainly is robust and well made. It is about the size of a small food processor or a coffee maker. The bowl sits loosely on the base and the three blades can be inserted into the top and the vegetable pusher goes on top. A word of caution, i thought mine was broken as i couldn’t get it to go on but you just need to ensure when you are locking the top that it actually clicks shut. Very hard vegetable like carrots go through easily and effortlessly. Two of the blades are very similar in the outcome but there is a thin spiral and a much thicker noodle. They don’t break which i like.
If you like thin ribbons of vegetables then this is a good appliance to choose as it is intuitive to use and, after a basic read through of the manual, it is unlikely you will need to refer to it again. It is however very large for occasional use and only worth an investment if it is likely to get several outings per week. It comes with three different attachments, all of which can be stored inside the container when not in use, which does save some storage space. I liked the ribbons of courgette i produced, which i always find slightly tricky to achieve manually although my attempts to produce ribbons of red pepper failed dismally and resulted in a squished mess; not everything can be processed into ribbons. I tend to use this to process vegetables for a stir fry as an interesting and lower calorie alternative to noodles – lots of brightly coloured food is more interesting to eat and the odd chunk of pepper adds more texture. Denser items are more successfully processed and there is minimal waste, just a small cone that cannot reach the blade but is easily added to the pot after some manual chopping. Despite my continued disappointment about my experience with peppers, this is a good option if you want to spiralise vegetables to make more interesting meals. Washing up is easy – although the removable parts can go in a dishwasher it is simple to wash by hand. So there is a lot of gain with very little in the way of pain, except for peppers.
Makes light work of spiralizing. Well designed, though a little on the bulky side: – stats below. Most curiously, neither on the product page, on the russell hobbs website listing for this product, nor anywhere in the instruction manual or details on the box are measurements given for the spiralizer – a curious omission, as most of us need to know whether we are going to be able to give shelf space to items in our equipment heavy kitchensso – this stands 27 cm high – if you want to stack the pusher and tube integrally, otherwise 24 ½ cm, 27 cm long, and 16 cm wide. The collecting bowl (which, when not in use, will neatly hold the 3 stacked blades – thin spaghetti, thick spaghetti, ribbon) has a very generous capacity of 1. The jug also has measured quantities – practically, though the product info says 1. 4 litres, this would be stuffed to the brim. – the top measure line is 1. 25 litres / 45 fluid ounces, and, if you want to be american about these things, it is also marked in cups (1-6)like pretty well all spiralizers there will of course be some vegetable wastage. Depending on design there is either skinny tapering core or a flat end. In this case, there is about an inch of flat end. I did wonder whether an alteration in the height of the pushing tube could have reduced that to something smaller. No need for waste in this house, anyway, as cook’s portions of raw vegetables get chomped mid prep as a matter of coursei have had two different manual spiralizers previously, and they were both, in different ways, very hard work indeed, one was not fit for purpose, producing extremely sore gripping thumbs within minutes. This, by contrast, was an easy doddle. My only marginal gripe is that this isn’t a machine i will be using every day, unlike my mini chopper, and so it is a bit of a space hog.
- easy to use and clean
- Highly recomended
- Makes light work of spiralizing. Well designed, though a little on the bulky side: – stats below
Russell Hobbs Spiraliser 23810
- Includes three attachments for: Small noodle Large noodle Fine spiral slice
- Extra wide feeding tube
- Simple single speed operation
- 1.4 litre BPA free container
- Dishwasher safe parts
Out of the box this spiralizer is fantastic, very easy to use and assemble and no strain on the arms when being used – manual spiralizers are surprisingly difficult to use, not only in terms of wrist action, but also that they tend to go askew. However with the guiding column this is very easy to use and produces perfect results every time.
This is an electrical spiralizer. You feed the veg in at the top and it chops it or otherwise processes it into spaghetti, or spirals or thin disks like crisps. It has a powerful motor and works really well, i have processed lots of different veg already and it leaves just a tiny nub of whatever you are processing at the bottom. In contrast to a hand powered spiralizer i have, which takes a tube out of the middle. I would prefer that the courses blade were a bit courser for preparing curly fries but otherwise it is great and i am not going to deduct a star because of that, because this is aimed at carb reduction not making curly fries. It shreds carrots and courgettes and produces well made spirals of veg. I like the way the different blades are loaded in and lock in place and also when finished they stack on top of one another and fit in the collecting beaker. Russell hobbs have i think really thought through the design well. In summary a well thought through product with a powerful motor. It has not struggled with any veg i have put through it so far.
Well this is certainly better than any of the manual shredders i have used or seen in the shops – less fiddly and muscle/time consuming. The easy to configure design is good and the output area big enough for most of your spiralising needs. That said it does have some issues – the first is the wastage that’s involved for example when shredding both carrot and cucumber a ‘stump’ was left in the machine that i was unable to force through the blades. Great as a little snack while your preparing the meal but not good if you wanted all the vegetable to be transformed into spirals. The second issue is cleaning which is rather fiddly and somewhat of a hazard – the blades as you would expect are wickedly sharp and having to try and eek out bits of jammed food from the keen edged metal is not for the faint of heart. It’s impossible with a sponge or washing up cloth and a bit fiddly with a brush – which can be left worse for wear after the experience.
My wife tried this out, and liked it only moderately. “i am not the biggest fan of this machine. It is bulky, so i have had to find space for it in a cupboard elsewhere in the house, as my kitchen is already full; as we cooks know, if something is not to hand we don’t tend to move things to get it or hunt around the house for its hiding place. It does the job well with harder and cold items such as cucumber, courgettes or carrots, but it fails on the softer things that tend to turn to juice or mush, which is not that useful (this is supposed to be a spiralizer, not a blender). It is very easy to use, and there is a recipe book included to give you some ideas about how best to incorporate your newly spiralised vegetables into your meal plans. It cleans well with a vegetable brush, but i have found you need something a little longer and thinner to get into the places that the brush does not; i actually use a toothbrush as it has the length and the narrowness. (i tend to use a lot of toothbrushes in my kitchen, but not for brushing teeth)it is good to have all the colour on your plate but now in different shapes; we have always been a family who eat a lot of vegetables. However, as any vegetable tastes the same whatever shape you cut it into, it seems a bit extravagant/hipster to have either the thin noodle, thick noodle or a spiral slice shaped veg on your plate. I have a small handheld spiralizer which my daughter bought me for christmas; i have been using this for my grand-daughter, who adores cucumber and loves all the shapes you can make with it, but to get a machine out just to spiralise a small amount of cucumber seems a bit daft. I suppose it would be very useful if you were having a dinner party or catering for a large number of people.
Having had this for about two months i realised i still hadn’t got around to trying it out. It had been sat on the kitchen worktop since arriving as i was determined that i would give this a thorough workout before reviewing, but i just hadn’t found a use for it. I cook a lot of pastas and various things with a lot of veggies so adding spiralised variants into the mix – as seemed to be so vogue a few months ago – seemed like an easy option. Finally a couple of days ago i got around to spiralising a couple of the vegetable ingredients in a pasta – courgette and red pepper, if you are interested. Nobody noticedok, i could theoretically have replaced the pasta with something spiralised, but penne was a better pasta for the sauce than a spaghetti substitute would have been. As a ‘3-trick pony’ (two sizes of spirals and a curly slice) it does work quite well, but it does take up quite a lot of space for such a niche product – surely a blade for an existing blender or food processor would be a more practical solution if you really feel the need to spiralise your food. Personally, i think i can quite easily do without a spiraliser in my life.
I don’t understand why all the electric spiralisers use this cone-shaped cutting disk. Flat disks work much better, and my manual spiralisers (which uses flat disks) requires less force. There must be a patent they are all avoiding. The spirals come out a little flat, like vegetable tagliatelle rather than spaghetti. They are also irregularly shaped in terms of degree of spiral (this may seem insignificant, but part of the reason people like spiralisers vegetables is appearance)it requires a lot of downward force to get the veg through the cutter, and softer veg don’t seem to fare well. Still on the lookout for an electric spiralisers that can match the performance of my manual one.
There are a lot of things to really like about this spiraliser. It is very well made and has a strong engineered feel to it. The mechanism is simplicity itself, drop in one of the three supplied disks, add the chute and you are away3. The bowl to catch the spiralled veg is a good size4. The “pusher downer” has very good teeth that stop the veg spinning as the blade rotates. Hard veg, cauliflower, courgette, reddish, onion, cucumber have all gone through fine, and make a lovely salad with a yogurt dressing. Cleaning is easy, as everything just rinses, and a little brush gets the biased cleanso it is well made. It is easy to operateall the bits store in the bowlit is quietit works very very wellit is excellent, and much better than other spiralisers i have tried, and i would choose this over the kenwood one every time.
Good but too big for my kitchen so returned.
This is a cracking little machine. At this price this is a must have device for adding another dimension to your stir fries and salads.
I’ve tried a couple of manual spiralizers before but neither were very satisfying to use. One was like a huge pencil sharpener and broke after a couple of uses, the other was a bit like a meat slicer in design and the waste was terrible and it all made such a mess. This one though is everything i hoped it would be. I’ve made spirals out of carrots and courgettes to lightly steam and i’ve made salad spirals too but what i love about this is the potato ribbons it makes. We went to a fete in the summer and a stall there was selling tattie ribbons which were so tasty and a nice change from chips. This makes them so easily and the ribbons just go in the fryer for a couple of minutes and are served sprinkled with salt and vinegar. Bit expensive and quite bulky but i’ve been using it a couple of times a week and in the summer will probably get even more from it for salads etc. Easy to clean and operate too.
The spiralizer is a big unit and will take up a lot of room if you are trying to store it away on a cupboard. It’s very easy to use, controls are simply on or off and you have 3 blades to choose from. One for small noodles, one for large noodles and one for spiral slices which come out very thin. Because there is only one knob to turn the spiralizer on and off, the speed of which this machine shreds your veg is the same for each function – noodles or spirals. The container that comes with the unit holds a good 1. 4 litres so it’s a really nice size for catching all the veg once it’s gone through the machine. To use you simply pop your veg in the top and use a large plastic plunger to push the veg down through the blades. This does always leave a small stump of veg over as you can get all the veg shredded. The spiralizer sits on four rubber feet so it doesn’t move around on the worktop and the blasé section locks in and won’t turn on until it is locked in. Cleaning can be a little tricky if you get food stuck in the blades.