The best (and worst) veggies to use with Paderno-style spiralizers

The best (and worst) veggies to use with Paderno-style spiralizers

Best veggies to use with the Paderno spiralizer

The Paderno is particularly good with soft and less dense vegetables and can easily handle larger vegetables that have a diameter of up to 5 inches.

  • Apples—particularly nice when cut into the “udon” size
  • Cabbages—great for shredding.
  • Zucchini—terrific for large zucchini.
  • Yellow Squash—also terrific if the squash is large enough.
  • Onions—for fast shredding.
  • Larger vegetables (up to 5 inches in diameter)

Worst veggies to use with the Paderno spiralizer

  • Beets—are difficult for the Paderno to slice because they are so dense and tough. Turn the crank slowly for best results. And always peel the beet before spiralizing.
  • Carrots, Turnips, etc—unless you can find huge carrots or turnips, most carrots are simply too small in diameter to be spiralized by the Paderno. Large carrots also have a tendency to crack on the Paderno. Use a Veggetti or Julienne slicer instead.
  • Small zucchini—if your zucchini is less than 1-1/2” in diameter, it will produce more waste than noodles in the Paderno. Use a Veggetti or Julienne slicer instead.
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