"Loading..."

Zyliss Kitchen Gadgets: How to Use a Spiralizer


What is a spiralizer?

Give your meals a healthy boost with a handy kitchen gadget that uses a rotating blade to create long vegetable strips. At first glance, spiralized dishes can appear intricate and daunting. Surely all those even slices must take hours to produce? While you can use a paring knife or peeler to cut veggies into julienne sticks, this can be time consuming and dangerous as the knife may slip. With a Zyliss Spiralizer, your fingertips are kept safely away from the blades, and you can achieve brilliant results in a fraction of the time. Add a fresh twist to your weekday dinners - literally - and enjoy meals packed with vitamins and vibrancy.

What can you use a spiralizer for?

Ever find yourself in a food rut, preparing the same meals night after night? A spiralizer provides the perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and try out some innovative new recipes. Spiralizers are ideal for carb-conscious chefs who fancy reducing their pasta intake. You can use them to produce courgette spaghetti or butternut squash tagliatelle. Pair with a hearty tomato bolognese or a creamy garlic sauce for a tasty dinner without the carb-hangover. Not only will your meal be lighter and full of flavor, but you’ll be getting a hidden micronutrient top-up, too.

Some spiralizers, like the Zyliss SmoothSlizer Veggie Pasta Maker, feature interchangeable blades to produce ribbons, spirals, and sheets. When fast food cravings come a-calling, why not try making your own curly fries? Using the spiral blade, you can create sweet potato curls. For a crispy, guilt-free snack, drizzle them with olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt, then pop them in the oven to bake.

What are the best foods to spiralize?

You can use a spiralizer to make the most of a whole variety of veggies. Why limit your options to only savory dishes? Once you get going, you can let your imagination roam free. Spiralizers come in different shapes and styles. Some are cylindrical, with a blade at the bottom. You pop the ingredients inside the tube then press and twist with the pusher. These spiralizers are best suited to long, narrow vegetables such as courgettes and cucumbers. Freestanding spiralizers give you a bit more versatility as you don’t have to squeeze the veggies into a tube. Instead, you place the ingredient on the skewers and turn the handle. The vegetable presses against the sharp blade as it rotates. This format gives you more space for bulkier produce, like squash and sweet potato.

Firm fruits, like apples and pears, can be spiralized just as effectively as salad ingredients. Reinvent a classic pudding by spiralizing your fruit instead of chopping it into standard pieces. Quick and effective - you can even leave the skin on. Dust the filling with cinnamon and top with a thick layer of crumble mix or a puff pastry lid. As the fruit cooks, filling your kitchen with cozy aromas, your dessert will have a fantastic new texture dynamic.  

How to get the best results with your spiralizer

Depending on the spiralizer type - twist and push or freestanding - you may need to trim your ingredients for optimum results. Many kitchen appliances have interchangeable blades. You can experiment to see which one works best for your desired dish. Some vegetables retain more nutrients raw. Others release more of the good stuff when they’re cooked. This knowledge can help you make the most of your ingredients and their health benefits. The beauty of courgette, butternut squash, and sweet potato is that they are delicious and healthy however they’re prepared. If you’re making pasta-replacement dishes, you can boil or steam your courgette or squash alternatives. When preparing aubergine lasagne, you may need to cook it more gently, as it tends to fall apart when cooked.

Can you store spiralized foods for later?

You can keep spiralized vegetables in the fridge for up to three days, and storing them in a bowl of water will keep them crisp. This is handy if you’re meal prepping for the week ahead. Ingredients like apples, parsnips, and celeriac tend to oxidize and turn brown after a while, but a squeeze of lemon juice can preserve them for longer. Most spiralized veggies can also be frozen. Freezing butternut squash, carrot, and sweet potato is a great way to reduce waste. You can thaw them overnight or add them straight to your pan from frozen. However, ingredients with a high water content, such as cucumber and courgette, tend to disintegrate when they thaw out.

What should I look for in a spiralizer?

When choosing a spiralizer, it’s good to think about the kitchen space you have available. Some freestanding spiralizers can be bulky. Twist and push ones, on the other hand, are more compact. With freestanding models, you also want to look for a sturdy non-slip base. If you’re preparing spiralized veggies in bulk, you might like to try an electric option. They tend to be more expensive than manual options but will prevent arm fatigue.

Going for a spiralizer with multiple, interchangeable blades, like the Zyliss SmoothSlizer Veggie Pasta Maker is a great choice if you want to try out different styles of vegetable cuts. The SmoothSlizer is also dishwasher-safe, making it easy to clean and look after. 

CURRENT ARTICLE: Zyliss Kitchen Gadgets: How to Use a Spiralizer - 07/09/21

Zyliss Store USA News Articles

Zyliss Cookware & Kitchenware for Every Dish!
news article date 08/27/21Read More

Shopping for the aspiring or experienced home chef has never been easier than with Zyliss! Shop an extensive online selection of Zyliss Cookware and Cutlery that has been lauded the world over! You'll find an excellent balance of easy to use and extremely versatile cookware, cutlery and kitchen tools that can be implemented in a variety of cooking scenarios. Your satisfaction remains essential to us. Every kitchen tool featured in this article is covered by a Zyliss Guarantee that promises years upon years of satisfactory results....Read More

Zyliss Kitchen Gadgets: How to Expertly Scoop Your Ice Cream
news article date 08/16/21Read More

Refreshing and delicious - ice cream is the ideal treat to keep you cool as the weather heats up. And is there anything more satisfying than a perfectly round portion of the creamy dessert? These tips on how to expertly scoop your ice cream will take your frozen dessert game to the next level and impress your dinner guests. So, read on to learn how to wield your ice cream scoop with confidence!...Read More

Zyliss Kitchen Gadgets: How to Use a Spiralizer
news article date 07/09/21Read More

Whether you're looking to increase your vegetable intake, create a salad plate, or cut down on your carbs, a Zyliss Spiralizer is a fantastic way to add nutrients, texture, and color to your dishes. ...Read More

Zyliss Cookware: Pots & Pans Every Kitchen Should Have
news article date 07/08/21Read More

Whether you're building up your own collection of essential pots and pans or looking for the perfect gift for a foodie friend, take a look at our list of cookware for every kind of cuisine. From baking and slow-roasting to whipping up a sizzling stir fry, the right type of pots and pans can enhance flavors and get the most out of your dishes....Read More

Zyliss Cookware & Kitchenware: Shopping for the Home Chef
news article date 07/01/21Read More

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the aspiring or accomplished chef in your life? Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, or a 'just because' present, treat the gourmet chef in your life to a culinary delight that will make the cooking process even more enjoyable. Fun and practical, there's a great selection of cookware, cutlery and kitchen gadgets in this gift guide to suit every taste. ...Read More

Zyliss Kitchenware: Everything You Need to Host a BBQ this Summer
news article date 07/01/21Read More

A summer barbecue is a great American tradition - whether the sun is shining or not! The sights, sounds and smells alone are enough to make you feel warm and fuzzy. To get the most out of your next summer cookout, take a look at our essential BBQ utensils and kitchenware....Read More

Zyliss Cutlery: A Guide to the Different Types of Kitchen Knives
news article date 07/01/21Read More

Chopping, paring, carving - whatever kind of meal prep you do, different types of kitchen knives can help make the job quicker, easier, and more enjoyable. Knowing the strengths of every kitchen knife is essential in getting the most out of each blade. From chef's knifes to utility knives, we're here to help you with understanding each blade's purpose. ...Read More

Zyliss Cookware: Essential Advice for Making Delicious Sauces
news article date 06/14/21Read More

Create your very own sauces in the kitchen and enhance the flavor of your favorite dishes using Zyliss Sauce Pans. ...Read More

Zyliss Seafood Tools: How to Eat Crab and Lobster
news article date 06/11/21Read More

Prepping a lobster or crab in the comfort of your very own kitchen has never been easier than with Zyliss Seafood Tools. ...Read More

Zyliss Kitchen Tools: How to Perfectly Prepare Fruit for a Fruit Salad
news article date 06/11/21Read More

Selecting the right kitchen tools and kitchen knives can make preparing fruit quick and effortless. Shop Zyliss Kitchen Knives and Accessories and enjoy the actual fruits of your labor! ...Read More

Zyliss Cookware & Kitchen Gadgets: From Prepping to Storage
news article date 05/27/21Read More

Having the right kitchen accessories for the task can be just as important as having the right ingredients for the dish. Zyliss Cookware and Kitchenware offer beginner and expert chefs alike a simple approach to preparing and storing their favorite dishes. ...Read More

Zyliss Comfort Pro Knives Stay Sharper for Longer
news article date 01/29/21Read More

First in the Zyliss series to implement ice hardened edges, Zyliss Comfort Pro Knives will stay sharper for longer, proving the Ultimate Cutting Experience ...Read More

Turkey Basters and How To Use Them
news article date 11/20/20Read More

Not everyone has a turkey baster, but they can be the star player in creating a moist and golden roast - but they're not just for roasts!...Read More

Cafetiere Coffee - Make it Perfect
news article date 11/20/20Read More

A cafetiere is one of the easiest ways to make delicious home-brewed coffee. Here are some tips and tricks to make the perfect cafetiere coffee. ...Read More

Lemon Zesters and How To Use Them
news article date 11/19/20Read More

From classic cakes to international cuisine, lemon zest can give your cooking the edge - we'll tell you the best way to use your lemon zester. ...Read More

Cut, Mix, Blend and Create with a Few Simple Pulls - The Easy Pull Food Processor
news article date 09/01/20Read More

Zyliss Easy Pull Food Processor is a kitchen tool that's capable of creating smoothies, soups, dips, bread crumbs and other delicious meals....Read More

Zyliss Control Premium German Steel Knives - The Perfect Fit For Any Home Chef
news article date 05/21/20Read More

Zyliss Control Knives Knives are comprised of high quality German Steel and are designed for effortless cutting....Read More

A More Comfortable & Efficient Can Opener- The Lock N' Lift
news article date 05/01/20Read More

Zyliss lock n lift can opener offers a simple, fast and safe means of opening cans. ...Read More

A Vegetable & Fruit Chopper Like No Other - The Zick Zick Food Chopper
news article date 03/25/20Read More

Zyliss Food Chopper can easily mince and cut your favorite fruits, vegetables and nuts....Read More

The Perfect Mash Potatoes Recipe WIth The Zyliss Potato Masher
news article date 03/13/19Read More

The Zyliss stainless steel potato masher is the perfect kitchen tool to help you create your favorite mash potatoes recipe. The Zyliss Potato Masher is crafted from premium quality stainless steel with soft-touch handle for secure grip....Read More