Whenever I get an e-mail that says, “my spiralizer just won’t make pretty noodles like yours does” or “the handle snapped right off!” or “I can’t seem to get the blades to work properly,” I feel responsible. I want everyone to have the best experience possible and adore spiralizing, just as I do!
However, this requires that everyone use the same spiralizer as I do. Of course, I don’t expect everyone to throw away the spiralizers they may have now, but if you’re new to spiralizing, get this one.
Some people may say, “Well why that one? Have you tried the others?” The answer to that is yes, I have tried the others. Every single one. Even new ones that pop up, like this one that I’m reviewing today: the Spiralfix Vegetable Slicer by GEFU.
I’ve never reviewed a product before (and this is unsponsored), so bare with me.
First off, to use the GEFU Spiralfix, you have to open the top and stick your vegetable onto the center of the blade on the bottom.
You can see those blades here:
Once you’ve done that, you close it and the “teeth” in the handle sticks into the other side of the vegetable. Then, grab the side handle and crank the top handle to spiralize the vegetable.
As you can see from the above picture, the noodles fill up the bottom container. Now, you can also apparently use it without the bottom container and just spiralize over a bowl or a skillet. This was too cumbersome and hard to get leverage, so I didn’t use that method.
To change the blade, turn the knob on the side to either “I, II, III, IIII.”
The blade shapes yield the following:
That’s basically it! Now, here’s my review:
PROS AND CONS OF THE GEFU SPIRALFIX
- The blades are changed with a knob, instead of manually, which is safer and a bit more convenient.
- It has an additional blade option for angel hair spaghetti.
- The plastic quality is strong.
- It’s difficult to get proper leverage with no suction on the bottom.
- It’s difficult to get proper leverage if not using the bottom and just holding in the air. Very awkward and causes elbow/wrist strain.
- You cannot use large vegetables (you’ll have to cut them in half and keep adjusting until you have the right size – not ideal!)
- The spiral slices didn’t come out well, a lot of them I had to pull apart to make individual noodles.
The verdict? Definitely not better than the Inspiralizer, as it’s difficult to use and hard to manage with larger, tougher vegetables. It’s not as intuitive and user-friendly. I would not recommend this, but if you’re only spiralizing zucchinis and cucumbers, it will get a decent job done.
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