The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer > FAQ
About The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer:
Is the Very Healthy Spiral Slicer BPA free?
Yes, the Very Healthy Spiral Slicer is built from BPA-Free ABS Plastic and Heat-Treated Stainless Steel.
Should I keep my Very Healthy Spiral Slicer safe from children?
Yes, we would advise you to do so. The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer contains extremely sharp stainless steel blades. Therefore, it is NOT suitable for children under 13 years. For use under adult supervision only.
Is this dishwasher safe?
Yes. The compact and ergonomic design of the Very Healthy Spiral Slicer makes it easy to pop in a dishwasher.
How is this better than using a food processor with a julienne blade?
The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer is manually operated and highly portable, about the size of a tall coffee cup, and can even be taken camping. A food processor is much larger in size and cannot work without electricity.
The greatest thing about the Very Healthy Spiral Slicer is that it is so accessible, easy and quick to make veggie noodles, which is the whole idea about eating healthy with your every meal, even those quick ones! Not to mention that this tool takes up a lot less space and can be put in the dishwasher when you are done!
Is the Very Healthy Spiral Slicer battery, electric or manually powered?
Manual - you twist the vegetable and the blades cut it into spirals. Easy!
Is it really THIS easy to use, without a lot of hand strength?
Yes, the Very Healthy Spiral Slicer is easy to use because the blades are very sharp and does not rust. This is built out for ladies' hands use in mind. So, you do not have to worry about whether it need a lot of hand strength or not.
How thick are the spirals? Is the thickness adjustable?
The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer has 2 fixed blades with 2 different sizes to choose from: Thin & Thick. One is about 2.3mm thick and the other is about 4.7mm thick. So you can make thin and thick veggie noodles, according to your preferences.
The thickness is non-adjustable. We designed the spiralizer with these two blade sizes for different types of veggies in various sizes.
The Thick cut blades work best with soft and moist vegetables like cucumber; while the Thin cut blades produces best results on firm veggies like carrots.
It's easy and straightforward to use. You just have to twist the vegetable with your hand, using pressure, speed, continuity, and angle to create curlyveggie noodles.
How do I use my Very Healthy Spiral Slicer?
- Use one hand to hold the slicer’s handles and the other hand to insert your vegetable into the slicer.
- Firmly push and twist at the same time to create long strands of the vegetable, like a pencil sharpener. For best results, maintain a steady pressure and consistent angle. Make sure you twist the vegetable, not the slicer.
- Use the provided end cap to attach to the end of the vegetable when it becomes shortened. This will help to process the entire vegetable.
When should I use the large size or the small size blades for spiralizing?
- For very soft and moist vegetables like the cucumber, we recommend using the side with the large cut blades;
- For very firm veggies like carrots, use the small size blades, for the best results.
Do I need to peel the veggies first or can I leave the "skin" on them?
That depends on the veggie. Most veggies like zucchini have high vitamin value on their skin, so we encourage you to spiralize with the skin unpeeled, because it's #veryhealthy.
You'd probably want to peel veggies with rough skin, especially Sweet Potatoes.
Is it normal to get a "tube" of leftover veggie in the center area? What can I do with this part of the veggie?
Yes it is normal. The "tube" in the middle serves a purpose. It is so the vegetables with seeds (cucumber, zucchini) can be discarded.
With carrots or potatoes, it is not waste, just a tube of veg. You can just chop it up and add it to the mix.
About Spiralizable Vegetables:
Besides Zucchini and Carrot, what else can I spiralize with my Very Healthy Spiral Slicer?
The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer also works great with:
- Daikon (White Radish)
- Sweet Potato
- White & Russet Potato
- Broccoli (Stalks)
What is the ideal size of vegetable to pick for spiralizing?
For the best spiralizing experience, pick vegetables that are 1 1⁄2 to 1 3⁄4 inches thick, and at least 6 inches long.
Will the Very Healthy Spiral Slicer work well with baby carrots?
The Very Healthy Spiral Slicer works best with normal size or large vegetables. So, it really isn't designed for baby carrots because you need a minimum mass in order to fit it easily into and turn it inside the slicer. Normal carrots are preferable. Note that, when you purchase, you get access to a 'manual' with a whole list of vegetables that are great with the Spiral Slicer.
I am not into raw so much. Can the veggies be cooked?
Absolutely! At Varietyland, we like to steam the zucchini noodles until their texture is just like spaghetti... they were great! We usually boil carrot noodles for a few minutes to soften it. We also love to sauté them with some some seasonings. We would suggest spiralizing and then cooking.
Our Very Healthy Spiral Slicer Cookbook will give you lots of ideas on how to cook a variety of veggies into healthy satisfying meals.
Can I use this for Beets or potatoes?
Beets and potatoes have the perfect texture to be spiralized but due to the fact that they are generally rounder in nature and inconsistent in shape can prove quite difficult to accomplish. The ideal shape is cylindrical which is why zucchini's, carrots and cucumbers work so well. So, yes it will work the more cylindrical in shape the better.
What is the limit on how wide the food can be (diameter)? I have some pretty large zucchinis!
Pick vegetables that are no wider than 1 3⁄4 inches for the best spiralizing experience.
How do I cook the spiralized veggies?
There are so many ways you can cook it. You can cook it just like regular spaghetti only a shorter amount of time. You can put the noodles in boiling water for 2 minutes and the noodles come out perfectly to roll on your fork. You can microwave, sauté, and serve it cold too. You can fry it in olive oil, then serve with pasta sauce and parmesan cheese on top! What we are trying to say is, there are many creative and different ways you can cook it, only your imagination is the limit.
By the way, your purchase comes with 20 Spiral Slicer Recipes that gives you lots of cooking ideas.
About The Bonuses/Order:
How do I obtain access to the Ebooks and bonuses?
On the box packaging, you will find a link and QR Code to the secret download page on our website to access all your bonuses - Spiral Slicer Cookbook, Starter Guide, Vegetable Wallpaper and video tutorial.
If you have any problems accessing the bonuses on our website, feel free to contact us and we will email them to you directly.
Is the Spiral Slicer cookbook a physical book or ebook?
The bonus ebooks are all digital downloads, not physical books. The reason we only do digital ebooks instead of printed copies is because all our recipes are in high-res colors. Therefore, we wouldn't want our customers to pay more for them. These ebooks can be viewed on laptops, smartphones and tablets.
I am ordering multiples as gifts. How do I make sure my recipients get the guide and cookbook with the gift?
The link or QR Code to download the ebooks is included with each product on its box packaging, so each of your gift recipients will be able to get that information.
I would like make a large order. Can I get a better deal?
Absolutely! We can definitely work out a deal depending on the quantity you are requesting. If you would like to reach out to us further please contact us here. Thank you.