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Best Electric Spiralizer 2018

using an electic spiralizer

Have you jumped on the spiralizing band-wagon? I have! Although I don’t get into any specific diets, I am trying to replace empty carbs with nutritious whole foods and spiralizing is a fun and easy way to do just that.

In addition to a great way to use veggies like zucchini, sweet potatoes and turnips in traditional pasta dishes, I also find that veggie noodles are perfect for cold slaws and beautiful salads. They work well as an addition to casseroles and soups as well.

There are several advantages to going with a powered spiralizer, and a few disadvantages as well. I will help you decide if an electric spiralizer is the right choice for you, followed by detailed reviews of my top pick in each of the following categories:

Top Electric Spiralizers:

Top All Around:  Aicok Spiralizer

Top Pick for Small Counters:  Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Electric Spiralizer

Top for Wide Veggies:  BELLA Electric Spiralizer

Top for Multi-Tasker:  Chefman Immersion Blender & Electric Spiralizer

Top Pick for Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer:  KitchenAid KSM1APC Spiralizer Attachment

 

Is an Electric Spiralizer Right for You?

To be honest, there are some great hand powered spiralizers out there that work well. So, is it worth fussing with an electric model? Let’s take a closer look before you buy.

Cost

The electric models do tend to cost a little bit more. However, the difference is marginal. For an extra $5 to $15 dollars in most cases, you get the same functionality with a powered version. The extra cost will quickly justify itself if you do a lot of spiralizing or have arthritis or pain in your hands or wrists.

Counter Space

There are compact versions of both manual and electric spiralizers. Make sure to check out my top pick for small counters if this is a particular concern for you.

Power

The main advantage of an electric model is that you will be able to do a higher volume of spiralizing in a shorter period of time as well as power through really hard specimens like beets, turnips or sweet potatoes without wearing yourself out.

The downside of a powered model is that you will need to use it near an outlet, and depending on the layout of your kitchen, this could be an inconvenience over a hand crank option.

Cleaning

All of the electric spiralizers featured in this review have machine washable components. In my experience, the clean up for both manual and powered spiralizers is about the same.

Ready to get into the reviews? Read on!

 

Top Pick All Around

Aicok Spiralizer

When it comes to electric spiralizers, this is my pick for the best overall. It features a powerful motor, large catch bowl, two blade choices, and a strong warranty. Plus, it comes in at a pretty decent price for what you get.

Let’s take a closer look at the features. The two blades that come with this set offer some nice versatility. One is a ribbon style blade that produces spirals that are reminiscent of wide fettuccini style noodles—great for sopping up tasty sauces. The smaller blade makes spirals that are more narrow and close to a spaghetti style pasta. This is great for cold salad applications like tasty slaws.

The powerful 120W motor is plenty to slice through tough veggies like sweet potato and carrots, a major advantage over manual spiralizers. The feeding tube is fairly wide. It comes in at a little over 2 ½” across, which is plenty for most veggies. However, it won’t work if you plan to spiralize butternut squash and you may need to trim down larger beets to get them into the tube.

The entire machine can be quickly disassembled and tossed in the dishwasher (with the exception of the motor unit). Finally, it is backed by a strong warranty with a full refund if you are not satisfied and a 2-year additional manufacturer’s warranty.

PROS:

  • Large, 1.5 liter, clear catch bowl
  • Powerful 120W motor for fast and efficient spiralizing
  • Machine washable components
  • Non-slip feet for stability
  • Safe feeding tube design is great for kids
  • Strong 100% satisfaction guarantee plus 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

CONS:

  • Only 2 blades—this model does not include a wide ribbon blade for veggie chips
  • Several parts mean a bit of extra work for disassembly and clean up
  • Feeding tube limits width to 2.5”

 

Top Pick for Small Counters

Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Electric Spiralizer

From trusted name Hamilton Beach, this is an electric spiralizer that makes a lot of sense if you have limited counter space to work within your kitchen. It has a very small footprint, particularly since it has a full 6 cup catch bowl, designed like a large cup to make the most of vertical space.

You get three blades with this set including one large and one small spiralizer for zoodles, and one thin ribbon blade which is perfect for veggie chips and delicate garnishes. The blade cones are machine washable for easy clean up. Metal blades will keep your veggie tightly in place during spiralizing to make sure you have less waste.

This model has a 2.5” feeding tube which means you will have to trim down larger veggies such as large beets, butternut squash, or exceptionally wide sweet potatoes. Be sure to check out my next pick if you want to be able to spiralize wide vegetables.

PROS:

  • Very small footprint, ideal for small kitchens
  • 3 conical blades for wide or thin noodles and ribbons for chips
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup
  • Metal food grips for added durability
  • Quiet operation and automatic safety shut off
  • 6-cup catch bowl

CONS:

  • A little pricier than some other models
  • Uses a feeding tube which requires you to trim down veggies over 2.5” in diameter

 

Top Pick for Wide Veggies

BELLA Electric Spiralizer

I am a big fan of spiralized butternut squash. Much more nutritious than zucchini, and packing lots of subtle flavor, butternut squash noodles are an excellent substitute for pasta or rice in many recipes. The trouble with this veggie is that it is extra wide, sometimes 3-4” across. In order to spiralize it, you need to use a machine that can handle wide veggies.

This is my recommendation if you are in the same boat. The BELLA doesn’t have a feeding tube to restrict the width of veggies. It has 4 blades that are integrated into the design so you don’t even have to fuss with switching them out for different recipes. It makes wide ribbons and three different thickness options for noodles—plenty of versatility.

The design of this model is well thought out. The catch tray is designed to tuck under the unit for convenient storage. You don’t have to worry about losing your extra blades. And, it easily comes apart for cleaning. The motor is plenty powerful for tough veggies as well.

This spiralizer is a bit of an investment. If you are already spiralizing as part of your weekly menu planning, it may be an excellent choice for you.

PROS:

  • Accommodates extra wide veggies like squash
  • Innovative 4-blade system is built in for easy storage and versatile use
  • Powerful motor to make quick work of even the hardest veggies
  • Easy to disassemble for cleaning, machine washable blades
  • Hands-free operation—just flip the switch

CONS:

  • More expensive than some other option—best for high volume users
  • Wide footprint—this model takes up a bit more space in your counter or cabinet than the top down spiralizers

 

Top Pick for Multi-Tasker

Chefman Immersion Blender & Electric Spiralizer

If you are looking for a kitchen appliance that will really earn a place on the counter, consider this electric spiralizer by Chefman. This gadget has a ton of versatility. It can operate as an immersion hand blender, whisk, grater, and a chopper. It offers all of this with a very small footprint, thanks to the vertical design.

In terms of spiralizing, there are three blades to choose from: Thin and thick spirals or a ribbon blade. The powerful 300 W motor offers enough juice for even hard root vegetables like beets and sweet potatoes. Or, use the same blades for grating hard cheeses such as parmesan.

Switch to the chopper and you can dice veggies for a fresh salad or prep for recipes such as casseroles or soups. Speaking of soup—I love that the motor is in the handle and you can attach the immersion blender and take it directly to the pot to puree your soup to a silky finish.

Not everyone is looking for a multi-tasker, but if you want to maximize your purchase and your counter space, this is a solid choice.

PROS:

  • 6-in-1 functionality: Spiralize, chop, whisk, grate, blend, or emulsify
  • Powerful 300W motor, strong enough to crush ice
  • 3 spiralizing options: Thick, thin and ribbon cut
  • Dishwasher safe components for super simple clean up
  • 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee and 1-year manufacturers warranty

CONS:

  • Pricey—although very reasonable for all you get with this set
  • You will need to find some space to store all of the extra components when not in use

 

Top Pick for Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer:

KitchenAid KSM1APC Spiralizer Attachment

If you have already invested in this vital piece of professional kitchen gear, then it is worth considering just getting the spiralizing attachment to go with it. No matter how old your Kitchen Aid mixer is, this attachment is compatible. (Thanks for getting that right, Kitchen Aid!)

One major advantage to going this route is that you get the unrivaled and dependable power offered by the motor of your stand mixer. Whether you want to do a high volume of fruit (making a few dozen quarts of applesauce during the peak of apple season) or need to get through really hard vegetables like beets, you will be able to rely on your trusty Kitchen Aid.

You actually get 5 different blades with this set. The first is a peeler. That’s right. Put an apple on and have it peeled in seconds. Those of use that do seasonal canning when the fruit is ripe will appreciate this feature.

Then you have 4 blades for spiralizing: Two traditional veggie noodle makers (thick and thin) plus two ribbon makers (for thick or thin slices). Your blades come with a storage case which adds convenience for storage.

Like the rest of your Kitchen Aid gear, this is a serious investment in high-end pro-grade kitchen gear. It won’t be the right choice for everyone.

PROS:

  • Excellent quality built for long lasting, high volume use
  • 4 spiral blades to choose from—complete with storage case
  • Bonus versatility with a peeler for fruits such as pears, apples or peaches
  • Outstanding power for tough or high-volume jobs
  • Strong reputation for customer service and a full 1-year replacement guarantee

CONS:

  • High initial investment for serious foodies and home cooks

 

Conclusion: Which Electric Spiralizer is Best for You?

When writing this review of the best electric spiralizers, I wanted to help you find the right machine for your needs—whether you are shopping on a budget or looking to save valuable counter space. An explosion of spiralizers on the market means there is an option out there that will be perfect for your needs.

If you would like to share your experience with any of these products or share some tips and recipes with our readers, please leave a comment below!

Don’t have a spiralizer? Check out our guide on making zucchini noodles without one.

 

 

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