I’m a very lucky girl, in that my boyfriend (besides being the amazing, super supportive person he is) also happens to be an AH-MAZZZINGG cook! Me on the other hand, not so much. I avoid the kitchen as much as possible, so when I get asked to review cooking products for my blog, I hand them over to my boyfriend and let him have at it! But I actually got a really unique cooking device I had heard of before but never tried out until this week, and since Troy and I had an extremely busy weekend traveling back and forth to Wyoming to fix up my rental, I got stuck with the device to try out all by myself. Let’s just say I was intimidated. I looked at the Vegetable Spiralizer and the box, and well there wasn’t any directions so I’m instantly even more nervous. I went to the Amazon page to see how to work it and well, I found a TON of great reviews on it. People love this thing! (And it actually works the way you think it will- very easily, so no need for instructions.) But after reading how much people are loving this, it made me a little more excited to try it. You can use it to cut many different types of vegetables and fruits into pretty spiralized noodles. I found that it came with three different blades for getting different cuts, one gives you a shoestring type of noodle, another gives you ribbon noodles, and the third gives you flat accordion spirals.
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I did run into a little trouble switching the blades but found that if you push down on it where it connects at the bottom, then it pops right out. But once I figured it out, oh my gosh you guys, I had a hay day with this thing! I had no idea how fun it would be. Remember.. I absolutely despise cooking and anything to do with it? If it wasn’t for my boyfriend who regularly prepares amazingly delicious meals, I would (and have lived on) just eating Vegetarian TV dinners. Prep work is my least favorite thing about cooking, so this thing kind of blew my mind because it’s prep work, but it makes cooking actually fun! Seriously, I tried a tomato first with the flat accordion spiral blade, and thought, huh, that was pretty easy and it’s actually fun! Then I went nuts! I started grabbing every veggie and fruit I had in the fridge and tried it out on this thing! I tried lemons (and ended up with some really yummy pretty lemon water), red pepper, zucchini, onion, even strawberries. The strawberries didn’t quite look as great as the others but were still fun to eat. In fact, the only thing I found that didn’t work so well, was celery. And that is because it’s just too long and thin for the spiralizer to really get a good grip on it and keep it spinning to spiralize.