Looking at the spiralizers on the market, you start to see certain trends developing. There are some spiralizers that emulate the classic model and just try to make it one little bit better. Others take a radically different approach to arrive at the same goal, within a surprisingly wide range of effectiveness and price. And then you have the subset of spiralizers that says “hey, I’m not just a spiralizer you know!” – it is this last category where the Müeller Spiral-Ultra 4-Blade Spiralizer undeniably sits, boasting credentials that may make it the most versatile spiralizer on the market.
Müeller have set the bar high with this particular spiralizer unit, and it seems to do pretty much anything around the kitchen, bar making the tea. As well as making those irresistable spiral curls of vegetable, you can use other attachments to slice, grate, and juice, so it’s a veritable veggie slicing workstation of sorts.
As you can see from the pictures, the Müeller Spiral-Ultra 4-Blade Spiralizer gets its versatility from breaking away from the typical horizontal spiralizer design, and getting inspiration from other slicing devices that let gravity do more of the work than your wrists. Otherwise it is pretty much like a spiralizer that has been set at 90 degrees with the spiral veg output falling neatly into a container beneath. This should help minimise waste, mess and wet goo on the work surface that seasoned spiralizer users will be all too familiar with.
If you aren’t used to spiralizing, the process is pretty simple. All you need to do is connect one end of your vegetables to the spikes on the handle side, and turn the handle to feed the vegetable through the blade. Out come uniquely distinctive swirls of vegetables, adding a classy touch to salads and side dishes, bringing new textures to classic meals, and playing a central role in new healthy vegan and raw diets.
This spiralizer on its side isn’t completely unique in the kitchen utensil world, but it does introduce an ethos of the spiralizer being an interchangeable unit amongst other blades and cutters that come as part of a package. Indeed in this case, you can use the blades independently of the spiralizer unit – just slot them in and hand grate your vegetables into slices, chips, thin shreds, or whatever else you feel like. But you have four blades at your disposal, and with the spiralizing arm you can get all sorts of funky twisty shapes and zucchini pasta just to your liking.
It doesn’t just stop there – as you can see from the picture above, we can get the system to work even harder with a juicer attachment. The mixing bowl beneath can take up to 4 cups of juice, so you should be able to get plenty of vitamins in your morning breakfast with this. Fancy getting away from the world of fruits and veggies – well one of the blades is a shredder attachments, so get a block of cheese out and shred away. And there’s no need to find a place to put all the attachments, they stow away in the unit when not in use.
Here’s a great clip showing how simple it is to make nice tasty vegenoodles using this spiralizer:
Really it’s the versatility and ease of use that puts this spiralizer ahead of the field. Don’t get me wrong – there are some great standalone units that do exactly the job they are meant to do, but it’s hard to resist a whole multipurpose chopping and juicing package at such a competitive price. If you are looking for a durable, hard wearing, and super-versatile unit, buying the Müeller Spiral-Ultra 4-Blade Spiralizer here is what you need to be doing!