If you are a pasta lover, you know how difficult it can be to break away from the pasta routine. Pasta is just so versatile and easy that it makes for a great weeknight meal. The problem is that the carbohydrates and calories really start to add up. This is where vegetable pasta comes in handy.
To make an excellent vegetable pasta, you need a really excellent spiral vegetable cutter. A spiral vegetable cutter will allow you to turn a variety of great vegetables into amazing and easy to eat dinners.
The Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter is a popular product that you may have seen on TV. If you are wondering whether or not the Veggetti is for you, then you are in the right place. Here is our review of the Vegetti and the Vegetti Pro Spiral Vegetable Cutter.
Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter
The Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter is the basic version. This is a handheld kitchen gadget that can be used to spiralize several different vegetables (and a few fruits). Mostly the Veggetti makes the process of making vegetable type noodles a much simpler and more effective experience.
The Veggetti works well with vegetables like zucchini, spaghetti squash, carrots, and cucumbers. It does well with the slightly softer vegetables as this is a hand-powered machine that you will have to crank and spin on your own.
The slicer of the Veggetti is very sharp. Do not let the low price of this model make you think that it is not sharp. The blades are stainless steel, so they will not rust, and they remain sharp for a very long time.
One of our favorite things about the Veggetti is that it allows you to make both spaghetti and fettuccini with the vegetables that you are cutting.
Sometimes, a spaghetti feels right for a meal, but you may want a thicker noodle with something like a stir fry. The ability to change the noodle size was one of our favorite features.
The Vegetti is very simple to use. You will hold a vegetable that is 2.5” in diameter or smaller up to the side of the Veggetti. From there, all you need to do is a twist.
Twelve internal blades will do all of the cutting for you. Of course, this is still going to require a bit of effort on your part, but we found for making zoodles it was relatively easy.
When it comes to cleaning and maintaining your Veggetti, you should hand wash this model and be very careful about where your fingers and the blades are. You should not have too much trouble with food getting stuck; overall, we thought it was quite easy to clean.
- Simple operation
- Blades are very sharp
- Allows for two different size noodles
- Can use with a variety of vegetables
- Easy to clean
- Can be a bit time consuming when cooking for a crowd
The Bottom Line
For the price that the Veggetti is offered, you will find that this is an excellent addition to your kitchen. If you have to cook for large crowds or you make vegetable type pasta several times a week, you may want to look for a larger, more productive model.
Veggetti Pro Spiral Vegetable Cutter
The Veggetti Pro Spiral Vegetable Cutter is a great way to quickly and easily turn large amounts of vegetables into gluten-free pasta. If you are a person who is trying to eliminate carbs and pasta from your life, the Veggetti Pro is going to make that process much simpler.
The Veggetti Pro is a hand-powered unit that is generally safe to operate. There are a few things about this model that are going to make it a bit more powerful even though it works with the power of your hands. This is a countertop unit that has rubber feet that will help it stay put on your counter when you are spiralizing.
One of our favorite features of the Veggetti Pro is that you can choose between a ribbon cut or a thick spiral cut. Three interchangeable blades come with the set, and they are for thick, thin, and ribbon. All of the cuts are equally easy to accomplish when using the Veggetti Pro; it is just nice to have the versatility in your meal presentation.
With this being a larger model than the Veggetti standard, you won’t need to worry about the size of the vegetable that you are trying to process through the Veggetti Pro.
You can pretty much use anything from onions to zucchini to squash, and some have even used apples in their Veggetti Pro. The Pro version does open some windows when it comes versatility of the food that you can create.
Even though the Veggetti Pro is larger than the Veggetti, you can still easily fit this in your cabinet. The cleaning process is simple, and it breaks apart to make sure that you can clean all areas without issue.
With the Veggetti Pro being able to handle larger size vegetables and having the stability of being set and suctioned to the counter, this is a better model if you are cooking for large groups of people.
If you are a family that you are trying to feed, you know that it can take a good amount of spiralizing to get a meal on the table. Something like the Veggetti Pro in your kitchen could make this process much easier.
- Comes with three interchangeable blades
- Fast and easy to use
- Will accommodate most vegetable sizes
- Easy to clean
- Can take apart to be able to fit in your cabinet or drawer
- Priced a bit higher than the Veggetti standard
The Bottom Line
If you find that you really enjoy vegetable noodles and you have a crowd to feed, there is no question that the Veggetti Pro is a better choice over the Veggetti. The Veggetti Pro on its own offers quite a bit of functionality for the price that you pay.
You may be hard-pressed to find something with blades this sharp (watch out when you clean it!) for the same price as the Veggetti Pro is offered. Overall this is a product that could be a good addition to a kitchen that cares about healthy eating.
Veggetti Pro Video
As you can tell from our review, the Veggetti Pro turns out to be our favorite choice of the two Veggetti models. You will be able to produce more vegetable pasta in a much faster period of time.
We are big fans of kitchen gadgets that can help us create more than one dish, and the ability to make your own pasta from many different vegetables is a product that will earn a spot in our cabinet.
Here is a video of the Veggetti Pro so that you can see for yourself how the product works and why it could be a good fit for your kitchen as well.
My Favorite Veggetti Recipe
Having spent some time experimenting with the Veggetti, we can honestly say that you will start wanting to spiralize anything you can. With zucchini being the top vegetable to use with the Veggetti, you may get a bit tired of it.
Cucumber is a great alternative, and you can run it through either the Veggetti or the Veggetti pro with ease. The problem with cucumber is that it can be a little harder to pair it with a meal. We found this recipe for Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad, and it has since become our favorite Veggetti recipe.
You can change this recipe up to work for you. A few of the things we have done include using crumbled feta, and we even tried putting the red onion through the Veggetti as well. Although it probably didn’t change the taste of the salad, it certainly gave it a professional look.
You will be pleasantly surprised how filling this recipe is, and it makes for a great lunch or addition to a meal with a simple piece of meat as well. One of the great things about using a Veggetti is to transform all of your favorite pasta dishes into impressive vegetable pasta dishes.
You will find that some soups and sauces are going to be better with squash than zucchini, and you will also find others that should be saved for the traditional spaghetti! If you are getting bored with your kitchen gadgets, the Veggetti can certainly spin things up a bit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not only are people trying to make a decision between the Veggetti Pro and the standard Vegetti, but many people are curious if a Veggetti is even worth purchasing.
From the experience that we have had with the Veggetti, we can tell you that it is worth buying if you like vegetable noodles. It is a simple and easy to use tool that comes at a fraction of the cost of other spiralizing kitchen tools. Here are a few other questions that people have about the Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter.
What vegetables can I use in Veggetti?
The most important thing to remember when considering what vegetables to use in your Veggetti is that it is a hand powered tool. Although you may want to experiment with some different vegetables, this will be quite tiresome for your arm.
The best possible vegetables to use are zucchini and squash. Zucchini noodles are certainly some of the most popular out there, and they are very versatile. Cooking with zucchini noodles is easy, and they tend to take on the flavor of a dish quite quickly.
Many people will admit that they didn’t miss traditional pasta when they got used to eating a zucchini noodle. Squash can be the same way as zucchini. One vegetable that people are often wanting to try in a spiralizer is sweet potato.
If you have never had sweet potato noodles, they are undoubtedly delicious. The problem is that sweet potato can be very difficult to work with in a spiralizer. The Veggetti is not really cut out to make sweet potato noodles.
We did have some luck with carrot and cucumber as well, but the sweet potato just became too difficult to use. The alternative is to cook the sweet potato lightly and then put it through, but it can be really difficult to get the right consistency. You will end up having to experiment with this quite a bit to get it to work out.
Is Veggetti dishwasher safe?
As we mentioned a few times in our review, when you clean the Veggetti, you have to be very careful to make sure that you do not cut yourself. The blades are very sharp, and when you start taking this thing apart to clean it, you will feel like there are blades everywhere.
We do not recommend putting your Veggetti in the dishwasher. If you follow a lot of our kitchen tips and hacks, we explain that very often, the dishwasher will deteriorate your kitchen gadgets long before hand washing will.
The thing that worries us about the Veggetti and the dishwasher are the blades. These blades are sharp, and when you are hand cranking a zucchini through the Veggetti, you will be very glad the blades are so sharp. Putting this model in the dishwasher will undoubtedly dull the blades, and then you will only make things harder on yourself.
Another thing to consider is that when the blades start to lose their sharp edge, the noodles they make will not be nearly as pretty.
Conclusion: Is The Veggetti Pro Worth It?
As you may already know, we spend a lot of time in our kitchen. We like quality products that we know we will continue to use over and over again. If you are not a fan of vegetable pasta, then there is no reason for you to purchase the Veggetti.
If, however, you find that the vegetable pasta taste just as good (if not better) than traditional pasta, then this is a must have tool. The Veggetti makes eating healthier an easier process, and it makes it more presentable as well.
Your meals will look like restaurant-quality meals, and the Veggetti helps you get it done in a matter of minutes.