There are very few people who would argue that pasta is not delicious. One of the most famous examples of Italian cuisine, the dish is highly enjoyable, but it is also unhealthy. If you are trying to improve your diet regarding healthiness as well as improve your weight, pasta is usually one of the first things that need to go.
Regardless of whether you are a fan of spaghetti, macaroni or fettuccine, you will find that they all tend to be equally unhealthy thanks to their high carb content. Usually made from a combination of flour and eggs, your traditional pasta noodles will be rather unhealthy when compared to possible alternatives.
Pesto, for example, is a sauce which can be substituted with your typical meat sauce to result in a healthier meal. If you are trying to make your pasta even healthier, you will, unfortunately, have to opt for changing the makeup of the pasta itself as opposed to the sauces that you serve your pasta with.
There are many different pasta compositions, and some can even be hybrids, however many of these are made for flavor and not for actual health benefits. For example, pasta that has vegetable mixed into the dough will exhibit a green color and will have a different flavor, but it will not have more than a slight health benefit.
One of the more important considerations to make before making your spiralizer purchase is the size of the spirals which are cut by your spiral cutter. This usually depends on the fruits and vegetables that you will be cutting, and the types of meals that you intend to make with your spiral cutter.
The sizes of your spirals can either be defined regarding specific measurements, or they can be defined as sizes of pasta. For example, some spiral cutters are made to cut your vegetables into the size of spaghetti or linguine.
Another important aspect to take into consideration before you buy your spiralizer is the price point. As every customer has a different budget, this is a rather personal choice but there a few tips we can provide on getting the best possible product for your money.
Some customers are under the mistaken impression that a higher priced product will necessarily be better than a product at a lower price point. This is not always the case, as you can often find a better deal if you take some time to research the products at your disposal thoroughly.
If you want healthy pasta, there are few better options. For example, you can use a spiralizer to make a type of pasta that is made of zucchini. Spiralizers can be used for a lot more than that simple application, however, and we will go over some of them over the course of our review, but first, we will look at some important spiralizer features.
This three blade spiralizer is manufactured by OXO. OXO is a cookware company based in New York and founded in the 1990s. Don't let their relatively short history fool you because they still manufacture products of excellent quality.
As you may have noticed by the name, this product's most noticeable feature is the inclusion of three separate blade types depending on your spiral cutting preferences. Also included is a suction cup which is mounted underneath the spiralizer to keep it in place while in use.
By far our favorite feature of this spiralizer is the inclusion of the three separate blade types. This lets you optimize your spiralizer for the food type that you intend to use. For example, the ribbon cutter attachment allows you make very thin slices of apples that you can use to garnish a fruit salad.
Beyond the large variety of blades that may be used with this spiralizer, the included suction cup system is also highly helpful and intuitive. This system ensures that the spiralizer will remain attached to the table while you use both of the handles to operate it. The suction cup also features a lever which can be used to remove it once you are done.
Another very helpful addition is the inclusion of a blade box so that you can store the blades when the spiralizer is not in use. This reduces the clutter in your kitchen and keeps your blades clean and secure from damage.
We have read through various customer reviews and testimonials to find more information on this product. First, we will address the good reviews. Many customers were highly satisfied with the build quality of this spiral cutter, stating that it is far more durable and reliable than many competing models.
On the other hand, some customers remarked that the suction cup system does not work well on certain surfaces. This is unfortunate, as some kitchens may not feature a surface on which this spiralizer may be used.
This product can be bought from many online retailers, including Amazon. It typically retails for around 40 dollars, which is more affordable than most of the other spiralizers which are built to the same standards as this model.
The OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Spiralizer is an excellent choice of spiral cutter if you would like a good degree of versatility due to the number of included blades. Beyond sheer versatility, it is also a product which is remarkably well-built, especially when compared to similarly priced options.
We hope that this review has been helpful and informative, and if you have any questions, feel free to leave them down below.