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For the past few years, I have seen a serious jump in the number of people jettisoning the pasta in favor of spiralized vegetables. While using something like baked spaghetti squash has been a long used ‘trick’ to cut back on carbs, actually making your own ‘zoodles’ or other vegetable noodles has really taken off.
I’ve been eyeing up several different models of spiralizers. When the opportunity to review the Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer arose, I was eager to give it a try.
It isn’t that I don’t like my carbs. I do. Pasta is in my Italian blood!
However, I know that I feel better when I limit the amount of carbs containing gluten. Pasta is one of those.
What You Get with the Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer
Something that appealed to me about the Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer was that you had a lot of options with the 5 different blades. Other companies have models with just 2 or 3 types of blades.
Even if I might only use the extra ones (angel-hair and curly-fry blades) on occasion, I know that they will be used. And, I appreciate the greater flexibility of how to use this piece of kitchen equipment.
Angel-hair blade for 2mm ultra thin noodles
Fine-shredding blade for 3mm-wide noodles
Crude-shedding blade for 6mm-wide noodles
Flat blade for ribbon-like noodles
Curly-fry blade for 10mm wide x 6mm thick potato curly fries
When you receive your spiralizer, the included instructions have information on claiming the 3 free ebooks. This is to get everyone started quickly on the journey of a new style of low carb eating. There are also videos to help you use the spiralizer on their site.
Many of the options for consumers have all plastic parts. While plastic might make for a lighter device, it is also more prone to breaking. The Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer contains a reinforced, heavy-duty, stainless steel forward handle so you can handle the dense vegetables without fear of it breaking. Other parts of the spiralizer are plastic, though.
Another unique feature of this particular spiralizer is the ability to fold it. This makes it easy to take it with you when traveling or even just to reduce the footprint needed to store it in your kitchen.
Finally, the makers of this spiralizer are so convinced they have the best product for the price that they have both a lifetime replacement guarantee and a “Strongest and Heaviest Duty Guarantee“ which will pay you back if you find a better one on Amazon.
Using the Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer
Many of the pictures I’ve seen for spiralized vegetables use zucchini. This is a vegetable sturdy enough to hold a sauce, yet soft enough that I am confident using this device.
As expected, the zucchini was easy to work through the blades. I really didn’t need to use the small metal handle to help provide equal pressure as I worked with the zucchini. A pasta bowl behind helped to catch the ‘noodles’ as they were made.
The inclusion of the Curly-fry blade had me ready to run some potatoes through the machine. The boys and I love curly fries, but have never made them ourselves.
I’ll admit it, I worry about the more firm vegetables when you are talking about kitchen equipment made primarily with 100% BPA-free, food-safe, durable reinforced ABS plastic. As I suspected, there are not as easy to process. I did not get the typical curly fry appearance from the potatoes I had on hand. And, when I cleaned the blades I noticed that the bottom of the plastic had cracked from the pressure. This just tells me I won’t be using that particular blade on regular potatoes!
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Overall, I am grateful to have the Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer in the house. I can work on my dependence on pasta while increasing vegetables in my family’s diet.
And guess what you might see more of when it comes to recipes here and on Life Beyond Kids?
Do you enjoy eating raw vegetables?
Have you used a spiralizer in the past to make your own ‘noodles’?