A healthy diet must include three cups of vegetables and fresh fruits depending on the weight of the person. With the advancement of technology, manufacturers are looking for ways to improve our everyday kitchen appliances, and that includes the spiralizer. In this article, you’ll know the different types of this machine and the right steps on how to use a spiralizer.
Among the many challenges that our society is facing today are health problems such as cancer and obesity. With all the fast-food and take-out restaurants today, many people find it time-consuming and unwise to prepare their own food at home. This is where a spiralizer comes in very handy.
There are two types of spiralizers that you can find in the market. Both types have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, but choosing between the two of them usually depend on your preference.
Handheld spiralizers are often shaped like an hourglass. They are manual spiralizers that would require the user to put in more effort and strength when operating this machine. To use this appliance, you just put your vegetable inside the spiralizer and turn the handle to give you a spiral result.
Electric spiralizers are often placed on the countertops of the kitchen. This is more popular compared to handheld spiralizers because it’s convenient to use and can give you better results in no time. These machines are mostly high-quality and need more maintenance.
At the bottom of the tabletop spiralizers, you usually find suctions cups to keep them in place. They have a handle or crank so that you can easily feed in your vegetable. Electric spiralizers, however, often have a tube in which you insert your vegetable and you just turn it on.
Spiralizers are very useful to those people who are not fond of eating huge chunky bits of fruits and vegetables or to those families who are picky eaters. This kitchen appliances cut the products into thin slices—depending on your preference—and will allow you to mix it with your sauces easily.
Here is a four-step guide to using your spiralizer:
Knowing the different types of spiralizers and how to use it is not enough for you to easily and confidently do it. Therefore, here are five simple tips that you can easily remember the next time you use your spiralizer:
Most often than not, spiralizers have a tube in which you can insert your fruit or vegetable. In cases of crooked products, you might want to trim down your food so that it may fit your machine.
There are times that spiralizers won’t work if the food is not big enough (or too big). Always make sure that if you went out to your next grocery trip, you remember the right size of your spiralizer.
It is very important that you always clean the food before spiralizing them because you may ruin its design if you do otherwise. Sometimes, you also need to cut the front side of your food so that you can start with a clean slicing.
Not paying attention to where you are putting your food may cause you to have different spirals. For you to have continuous and beautiful spirals, always make sure that you put your food in the center of the spiralizer.
Zoodles (or your spiralized food) can get very soggy as soon as you put them in your sauces. Make sure that you pat them dry after spiralizing or sprinkle them with salt while you are doing your prep.
Knowing how to use a spiralizer is important, especially for those who are planning to start having a healthy diet. It is vital to remember the simple steps and tips mentioned above to make sure that you can get the results that you want and, at the same time, maintain the quality of your machine.