The Paderno Spiralizer
Best for: large quantities of noodles, and greater variety of cuts and shreds. It takes more counter space and more time to set up than a Veggetti, but once it’s set up, it works much faster
The Paderno Spiralizer is a hand-powered tool, which means it is neither battery-powered nor electrical. About the size of a counter-top mixer, it is safer than other hand-held vegetable spiralizers, such as the Veggetti, because the vegetable is inserted into the machine, and directed toward the cutting blades by the action of a turning crank—the cook’s hands never get anywhere near the sharp surfaces.
The Paderno has three blades that produce three different types of noodles:
“BLADE A” — Thin Spaghetti-sized strands, rings and crescents.
“BLADE B” — Thick udon or linguini-size strands, rings and crescents.
“BLADE C” — Wide, flat strands, rings and crescents.
Note—the width of the strands from Blade C depend on the diameter of the vegetable/fruit being cut. This blade also shreds certain vegetables like cabbage, which makes it useful for quickly making slaws and salads.