|I “spiralled” one carrot and one zucchini|
Features and benefits
According to the manufacturer, the Bluelife Vegetable Slicer features:
- Hand held “high grade food-safe” plastic vegetable cutter with two blade sizes – 2mm x 3mm and 3.5mm x 5mm
- Dishwasher safe & easy to clean using a small bottle brush
- Stainless Steel Japenese blades
- Easy to use
|What is included: the Orblue Vegetable Slicer, cap and a free cleaning brush (photo courtesy of Bluelife)|
Instructions for Use:
I didn’t notice any directions on the box–perhaps I was just too excited to get to spiraling. But it is easy to use…
First do any prep work: Wash just about any firm vegetable including carrots, zucchini, cucumber, squash, sweet potatoes (peel if necessary).
To Spiral: Use a simple turning motion (just like sharpening a pencil) to create long Julienne strips of vegetable. I find the very first strips are shorter than later strips, so be patient.
To clean: Remove the remaining vegetable core. I found the slicer leaves a long thin core of vegetable. I would prefer that if spiraled a little more, but I’ve just eaten the core as odd shaped crudites. Then rinse the blades and lightly scrub with a small bottle brush (one is included). It only takes me about a minute to clean.
I am impressed with how easy it is to use the Bluelife Spiral Vegetable Slicer. So far I have spiraled zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots. I was initially slightly skeptical is it seemed like a gimmicky product. Though I was also hopeful as I have been wanting to be able to make a nice pasta substitute from vegetables. I am always looking for ways to add interest and variety my vegetable dishes. The Bluelife Spiral Vegetable Slicer is a great tool for vegetarians, people on lower carb and Paleo diets, or just anyone looking for more options to prepare vegetables.
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