I've been wanting a vegetable "spiralizer" for a long time now, especially when I would see photos of zucchini and squash "spaghetti" and now that I'm working on the low carb thing I figured this would be the perfect thing to replace pasta.
I did a lot of research before finally settling on a "Paderno" vegetable slicer. I like to read reviews and I want to know what to expect when I invest my time and/or money in something. This one had had great reviews across the board and was a decent price so I went with it. I got mine at Amazon which is where I get most of my stuff. It came in the mail yesterday and we tried it out this afternoon.
This vegetable slicer comes with 3 cutting blades; a "shredder" blade with the smallest holes to make spaghetti -like cuts, a "chipper" blade with the larger holes to make medium cuts that resemble curly fries and the straight blade that makes ribbon-like cuts. You can't see the straight blade one in these photos because it was already in the machine (it comes that way) and I didn't think to take it out.
Also included in the box are the crank handle and the pronged wheel, and there is a space on the main slicer where you can store two of the cutting blades. The main slicer also has 4 suction feet on the bottom of it, but we tried it on the kitchen table and a cutting board and couldn't get the suction feet to stick no matter how much we pressed down according to instructions. It was only after we had washed the slicer that we realized that maybe we should have wet the feet down first? I'll give that a try next time!