Whether you want to create fettuccine, spaghetti, ribbons or twirls, the oxo good grips spiralizers is a great way to help transform fruits and veggies into healthful, nourishing meals.
Spiralized veggies noodles are a surprisingly filling and satisfying substitute for pasta, which makes them great if you are on a health kick or are simply looking to lose weight.
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Ease of Spiralizing
- Small but sturdy
- Attractive design
- Easy to store
- Ultra sharp blades
- Lack of blade versatility
Key Features: Oxo Good Grips 3-Blade Spiralizer Review
The Oxo Good Grips spiralizer is a sturdy, well-built device that will transform your fruits and veggies into various kinds of noodles.The color-coded blades allow you to achieve uniform spaghetti noodles, fettuccine and ribbons and can handle even the largest and toughest of veggies like butternut squash and sweet potatoes.
This spiralizer is robust enough to handle large veggies like cabbage, butternut squash and celeriac with no problems and you can even make things like cauliflower “rice.” The stronghold suction at the bottom of the spiralizer means that you can spiralize any oblong-shaped fruit or veggie you wish without the fear of the spiralizer wobbling or sliding around everywhere.
Most similarly designed spiralizers contain a blade storage section in the middle of the device but the Oxo spiralizer contains a removable on-board blade box that allows you to keep your blades clean when not in use.
Besides keeping your blades clean when not in use, the blade box is a great way to keep the blades completely out of harm’s way. If you’ve got young children, this spiralizer makes an attractive option because each blade has its own container making them harder to get to.
The pronged food holder is strong and secure enough to hold even the toughest veggies in place so you can work quickly and efficiently. Spiralizing tough veggies like sweet potatoes requires very little elbow grease thanks to the powerful, well-built hand crank.
Design and Build Quality
This spiralizer is extremely well-built and sturdy, making it really easy to work with. It creates beautiful, uniform noodles without much effort and is small enough to store away without being clunky and cumbersome.
The spiralizer is a classic side-load design but features a unique removable storage box that keeps blades clean and safe when not in use. It is small enough to store away in a cabinet when not in use but can also easily be taken apart if space is an issue.
The Oxo spiralizer manages to combine the best of two worlds: small and attractive yet strong and extremely effective.
Ease of Use
The Oxo spiralizer is easy to use and easy to assemble and disassemble. Thanks to its ultra-sharp blades, secure food gripper and sturdy hand crank, spiralizing is fast and efficient.
The color-coded blades are a great feature and make it easy to tell which blade is which. The stronghold suction allow you to spiralize your veggies without the spiralizer wobbling and sliding all over the countertop.
Keep in mind that spiralizers aren't ideal for all types vegetables and fruits. Longer and tougher items tend to do best while others can be difficult to process.
For cutting and chopping things with odd shapes, getting an apple peeler, corer slicers or vegetable chopper is something to consider. Onion cutters and slicers are also great tools to have on hand.
How Easy is it to Clean?
The Oxo spiralizer is dishwasher safe and can also be rinsed under running water. Any item with small holes (such as the blades on the Oxo) may require decent water pressure or a small brush to get all the debris out.
Is It Reliable?
The Oxo spiralizer is well-built making it sturdy and reliable. It can even handle large summer zucchinis and tougher, larger veggies like parsnips and turnips. An ideal combination of sharp blades and powerful hand crank make it an efficient way to spiralize your veggies into uniform ribbons and noodles.
How Does it Compare?
The Veggiespize spiralizer comes with 5 blades that can spiralize your fruits and veggies in many different ways while the Oxo spiralizer only comes with 3 blades so if having loads of blades is important to you, you may wish to consider the Veggiespize.
While the Oxo spiralizer comes with blades that transform your veggies into spaghetti, fettuccine and ribbons, the Veggiespize comes with blades for creating angel hair pasta, curly fries, lasagna noodles, ribbons and standard noodles. This gives it a slight edge over the Oxo spiralizer because you have a wider choice of blades.
The Veggiespize comes with a special curly fry blade that can help transform sweet potatoes and potatoes into curly fries. The lasagna noodle blade can be used to make potato chips as well as zucchini “lasagna.” There is no curly fry or lasagna noodle blade that comes with the Oxo spiralizer, which limits your recipe options if you want to be really inventive in the kitchen.
The Veggiespize spiralizer is a tad on the bulky side so if you’re not planning on using your spiralizer that often or if you’re tight on space then the Oxo spiralizer is a good bet because it is small but solid. The Oxo spiralizer is also less bulky and easier to dissemble, however, if your priority is to have more blades then you can still dissemble the Veggiespize if you’re tight on space.
The Veggiespize spiralizer comes with a central blade storage chamber but it’s the Oxo spiralizer’s on-board removable blade box that comes up trumps. While you can easily dirty your blades on the Veggiespize this is impossible to do with the Oxo spiralizer because of its superior blade box that keeps the blades hermetically sealed.
The 5 blade vegetable slicer is a good, solid spiralizer and can handle all your spiralizing needs –from zucchinis and carrots to celeriac and turnips. The wide variety of blade options means you can choose between making thick, wide ribbons for garnishes and terrines or more conventional noodles like linguine, spaghetti, fettuccine, and angel hair.
This spiralizer has recently been redesigned for a stronger, sturdier build and is made with cutlery-grade stainless steel blades that can cut through even the toughest of veggies.
The heavy-duty hand crank and prong have been made to be 30-35% stronger than previous models, which makes it extremely efficient at tackling all your spiralizing needs. It also has suction cups on the feet so that it stays in place while you are spiralizing. Although the Oxo spiralizer is smaller, it does just as good a job spiralizing fruits and veggies as the 5-blade Vegetable Slicer and has an equally reliable suction feature to stop it from sliding over food prep surfaces.
The design is definitely bulkier than the Oxo spiralizer but it can be disassembled and comes with a self-contained blade storage unit. The Oxo spiralizer’s blade storage box is better at keeping the blades clean and stops food getting onto your blades when the spiralizer is in use.
If you’re looking to get a lot of use out of your spiralizer then this one makes a great tool to add to your arsenal of kitchen equipment. It is a good buy for people who really want to get creative in the kitchen thanks to its multiple blade fixtures. If you’re looking for quality assurance, this spiralizer comes with a lifetime warranty to put your mind at ease.
If you’re looking to get a lot of use out of your spiralizer then the Paderno spiralizer is a good buy. If you are the sort of person who likes to make an inventive repertoire of meals then this model comes with a variety of blade options to really make the most out of your spiralizer.
There are four blade fixtures that give you a wide variety of spiralizing options making the Paderno spiralizer extremely versatile. There is, a straight/accordion blade for ribbon-like cuts, a fine shredding blade for “spaghetti” and a chipping blade for things like sweet potato fries. There’s even a blade to make fine angel hair pasta for pilaf inspired noodles or Asian-style cuisine. With four blades, you have more room to be creative with your cuts compared with the Oxo spiralizer which only comes with three blades.
The newly updated design has a folding body, which makes it compact and easy to store away, however, it is bigger than the Oxo spiralizer. This means that if you’re really tight on space you may wish to go with the Oxo spiralizer.
The Paderno spiralizer’s most unique feature is that it is adjustable for left and right-handed users making it an appealing option for lefties who may have to make a bit more effort to get the Oxo spiralizer working.
The covered storage area protects unused blades and it is built to an extremely high standard. It also has suction cups on the feet to stop it from sliding on the counter.
Both spiralizers are attractive, effective and super sturdy. They both feature strong hand cranks and pronged vegetable holders that can tackle even the toughest of veggies (like taro and rutabaga) so you have to decide what features are most important to you. The Paderno spiralizer comes with more blades, and is lefty friendly while the Oxo Spiralizer comes with hermetically sealed blades and is easier to store.
To be honest, any of these spiralizers are a great pick. There aren't any clear winners and losers and your decision is going to come down to your budget as well as specific needs.