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Oxo Good Grips Spiralizer
The last time we were in London, we went to Wholefoods Market in Kensington. The marketing staff at Wholefoods cleverly put the OXO Good Grips Spiralizer on a couple of the aisle ends, so people like myself would fall for buying one!
Which I did. I’ve passed the promotion a few times before this, as I’ve already got a peeler which doubles up as a spiralizer.
But as my peeler come spiralizer has a two inch piece of metal used to stabilise the vegetable being spiralized, the area of the vegetable which the metal piece is threaded to and not spiralised, often go wasted.
A Healthier Alternative to Pasta
In our bid to eat healthier, we succumbed to the call of the Good Grips Spiralizer.
We couldn’t wait to try our new toy, so at the next opportunity I made some homemade bolognese sauce.
Mr G and I both have our own versions of homemade bolognese sauce. But he was busy at work, so I got to make mine! It taste’s better of course! Big wink.
We took turns to try the spiralizer. I tried first, with Mr G telling me to be careful not to get my fingers cut on the sharp parts of the spiralizer.
needed to do some last minute prep on the sauce found the process an effort, so I asked Mr G to take over the spiralizing.
It didn’t take long before I heard his agony, as the top of his thumb passed through the spiralizer and sliced of the tip! (I know too much information). That’s right. He didn’t use the food holder when he got towards the end of the courgette he was using.
Needless to say I had to move fast to stop the flow of blood dripping into the beautifully spiralized courgettes. No sore thumb was going to spoil dinner.
Oxo Good Grips Review
When you look at the instruction photos of the Good Grips Spiralizer, it looks really easy to pass vegetables through the gadget.
However our initial efforts made it feel fiddlier than it looks on the instruction photos.
It’s important that the end of the vegetable going onto the spiralizer is cut straight, so that when it’s placed on the gadget, you get a flush connection.
The vegetable should be on the centre of the blade to keep it stable. I didn’t do this on my first try and the courgette just moved around, giving me measly julienne bits, instead of courgette spaghetti.
As it’s a handheld gadget, it did take a bit of pressure to pass the courgette through. I expect it will take greater pressure with more dense vegetables.
However it’s a great spiralizer if you don’t have the room in your kitchen for another big gadget. It’s small enough to fit in a corner or a drawer with all your kitchen utensils.
The great thing about the Good Grips Spiralizer, is that the food holder doubles up as a lid and protector of fingers and thumbs from being pushed through the gadget.