KitchenAid just introduced a new attachment called the spiralizer for their different models of KitchenAid Stand Mixers. Did you know that the first KitchenAid stand mixer was introduced in 1914? I am on my second mixer which is bigger and more powerful. The first one made it through 30+ years of moderate to heavy use.
This gadget is hands-free and a fun way to get creative with different vegetables and fruits. It is extremely easy to use and attach to the stand mixer; easy to clean and comes in its own neat box for storage. There are 5 blades with up to 9 combinations of spiralizing, slicing, peeling and coring. It may look like a weapon but it sure does work beautifully!
I am very happy with all of the blades but the peeler. Looking at the pictures below you can see what I am talking about with the potato I tried to peel. The one disadvantage to this kitchen gadget is all of the veggies or fruits need to be of uniform size and you have to line them up just right so the blades work for you. You also need to buy vegetables that are at least 2″ wide. The Farmers Market carries wide homegrown carrots and zucchini.
I am still experimenting with various vegetables/fruits and will add to this post as I try them out.
These spiral carrots are perfect in a stir-fry…
I served these very yummy, lightly salted, crispy potatoes with a beautiful, grilled filet mignon and a salad with my cherry tomatoes 🙂 It does not get any better than that!
The apple slicer and corer worked like a charm and I made some apple chips, which is a favorite snack.
Yes, I do have another spiralizer but it is manually driven. That will be another post!