There are different styles of spiralizer, from crank-handle to automatic models. We’ve tested a range for different budgets, putting the spiralizers through their paces with carrot, cucumber, courgette and potato.
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6 of the best spiralizers at a glance
- Best all-rounder spiralizer: ProCook spiralizer, £15
- Best compact spiralizer: Joseph Joseph Spiro spiralizer, £18
- Best affordable spiralizer: Habitat spiralizer, £7.50
- Best spiralizer for courgetti: OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 spiralizer, grater and slicer, £32
- Best electric spiralizer: Magimix Spiral Expert kit, £119
- Best blow-out spiralizer: Chiba Kaiten Japanese spiralizer, £79.95
Best spiralizers to buy in 2024
Star rating: 4.5/5
Best all-rounder spiralizer
This sturdy spiralizer from ProCook is industrial in design and would fit well in a modern kitchen. We were impressed by the weightiness of this model as soon as we got it out of the box, which, coupled with the strong suction feet, means there’s little chance of it moving on the countertop while being used.
Despite coming with just two blade settings (fewer than other spiralizers on test), we were impressed by the spiralizing results. Our cucumber didn’t go mushy at all, producing long spaghetti-shaped strands. This was also the only manual spiralizer on test which used the whole vegetable rather than the blades cutting around a central column, meaning there was significantly less waste.
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Star rating: 4.5/5
Best affordable spiralizer
Coming with a large storage container, making clearing up a breeze, this spiralizer from Habitat was intuitive to use and gave great results. It comes with a choice of three blades and has a lever at the base to control the suction to the countertop, which is a welcome safety feature.
We used the smallest blade to spiralize a cucumber which produced long, satisfying noodles. On the larger blades we made thicker noodles of potato, which we used for a savoury potato rosti.
Joseph Joseph Spiro spiralizer
Star rating: 4/5
Best compact spiralizer
This hand-spiralizer works similarly to a giant pencil sharpener, where you twist a vegetable into the base and the blade cuts it into spaghetti-shaped ribbons. It comes with two accessories for large or finer ribbons and a third for grating. The compact design makes this model easy to store compared to more traditional crank-handle models.
On test our potato and courgette spiralized well, with a little breakage resulting is slightly shorter strands. We found it very difficult to spiralize a carrot as it was too long and narrow, making small curls rather than the long pasta-like strands we were hoping for.
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 spiralizer, grater and slicer
Star rating: 4/5
Best spiralizer for courgetti
This is a versatile piece of kit with two blades for grating and one to mandoline as well as the spiralizing blade. These blades fit neatly together inside the storage box, which doubles as a container for the sliced vegetables.
We found this spiralizer worked better with some vegetables than others. This was likely due to the manual turn, which meant we often had to adjust our hand position with every half turn rather than being able to spiralize continuously. This meant that more brittle or soft vegetables like carrot and cucumber broke up rather than maintaining long strands. However, our potato and courgette both spiralized well, resulting in long noodles.
Magimix Spiral Expert kit
Star rating: 4/5
Best electric spiralizer
Part of Magimix’s range of accessories, the spiralizer works with food processor models 4200XL, 5200XL and new models of the 3200XL. It’s essentially a new lid to fit onto the main bowl of the food processor, allowing you to feed vegetable through the automated spiralizing blades.
It comes with three stainless steel cones which produce spaghetti-, tagliatelle- and fusilli-shaped vegetables. On test we found that, to get the long strands we were after, the vegetables had to have sustained contact with the cutting blade. This was easier to achieve with some vegetables than others and meant that, where we couldn’t keep contact, we were left with short strands rather than long noodles.
Chiba Kaiten Japanese spiralizer
Star rating: 3.5/5
Best blow-out spiralizer
Coming in an eye-catching lime green, this spiralizer uses Japanese steel in the blades, which are sharp enough to cut through even tough vegetables with ease. It comes with a choice of three blades, the finest of which we used with a cucumber to produce a fine texture similar to a vermicelli noodle, which worked really well in our spiralized summer rolls.
The absence of any suction cups on the feet means it’s difficult to keep secure on the countertop, and we found we had hold it with a lot of pressure to keep it from moving around.
UK Juicers (£79.95)