Let me first by saying that I HATE gadgets that are specialized and create clutter. I used to work at Linens N Things and I used to sell specialized crap. In fact, my first few weeks before we opened the brand new store in Corpus Christi, I stocked that whole section of the store. They make a gadget for everything. I do not have the room for all of that clutter and with most things, if I’ve lived without it already, I don’t need it.
So I got this thing off of Amazon. I saw someone else had one of these and I decided I needed one too. I made an exception for this, because I figured i’d get good use out of it. My #1 reason for getting it is to make mock noodles. Not because I am avoiding carbs (which I am not), but I am gluten free and I wanted an alternative. Plus it makes fun and interesting shapes.
I’ve only tried zucchini and sweet potatoes so far. Sweet potatoes were a bit challenging to do, because it doesn’t spiral with the ease that a softer veggie does, but it still works and it wasn’t too bad. Once I sliced both ends off of the potato and applied constant pressure, we were in business.
I need to be more adventuresome and try some new fruits and veggies with it!