GEFU Spiralfix Spiral Cutter Review
You’ll no longer have any excuse not to spiralize when you have the GEFU Spiralfix Spiral Cutter. It’s compact, sharp, and portable so you can spiralize anywhere, not just in your own kitchen.
Spiralizing is a great way to turn your dishes into healthy meals and with the help of the GEFU Spiralfix Spiral Cutter, you can start right away.
- Sharp blades that can deliver 4 different cut widths for different pastas or noodles
- No need to interchange blades with the help of the built-in adjusting wheel
- Folding lid holds your fruit or vegetable for easier spiralizing
- Hand crank positioned on top of the folding lid
- Detachable non-slip holding container to keep your spiralized vegetables
- Dishwasher safe
Looking at the GEFU Spiralfix Spiral Cutter alone, you’ll be amazed. It looks very sleek and attractive with its black color combination.
Of course, you don’t judge a product by its looks alone. When you open the lid of the GEFU Spiralizer, you’ll notice that the blades are very sharp. You’ll also probably wonder how many types of noodle shapes it can make since it doesn’t come with extra blades.
The good news is that it doesn’t require you to change out blades, which is a plus for safety. It has an adjusting wheel at the side which you can turn in order to get the desired noodle shape you want.
Operating the GEFU Spiralfix Spiral Cutter is quite easy. You simply open the lid, place your peeled fruit or vegetable with one end cut and press down the lid keep the food in place. You then start to turn the crank so you’ll get spiralized fruit or veggies for your meals.
It has a detachable non-slip holding container for your spiralized food, but you can also opt not to install it if you want to place your spiralized food directly onto your serving plate or bowl.
The GEFU Spiralfix Spiral Cutter has a vertical orientation so it makes spiralizing easier. With the container, it can become a countertop spiralizer. Without it, it can become a handheld model. You can choose whichever orientation you want depending on your use or comfort level.
Lastly, the GEFU Spiralizer is dishwasher safe. You will, however, need a brush to get the little bits and pieces off the blades since the dishwasher won’t be able to get all of them out, especially if there are quite a few left in there.
The price will probably set you off since it isn’t exactly a countertop model but it has a similar price to one. Some people won’t be able to reconcile the price especially when there are other models that are just as effective available in the market.
There have been complaints that the instructions aren’t as user-friendly and clear as people would want them to be. It doesn’t come with instructional videos. If you look one up online, you might be able to find instructional videos of other brands instead that have the same design.
Some people find that the design of the GEFU Spiralfix Spiral Cutter isn’t very user friendly. Carrying the spiralizer by hand and cranking it midair without a holding container is quite difficult and uncomfortable for some. Others have complained that the handles are a bit too long so it requires a lot more effort to crank it all the way around.
The GEFU Spiralfix Spiral Cutter is arguably overpriced for what it offers. It does look good and perform just as well, but if you want a more comfortable model, you might want to go with a countertop spiralizer. This spiralizer gets a 4 out of 5 product rating.
If you liked the design of the GEFU Spiralfix Spiral Cutter, there are also other products in the market that are similar to it and are available at a price point that won’t break your wallet.
The Gourmia Spiral Slicer is one great alternative if the GEFU is too expensive for you. It can give you three different kinds of noodle with the help of interchangeable blades. It is simple to use. You load the ingredients into the spiralizer and crank away.
It also has a vertical orientation so cranking is a lot easier. It has a non-slip bottom and a detachable container that can catch all your zoodles. One disadvantage is that you have to change out the blade which can be a safety hazard if you’re not very careful.
Another wonderful alternative is the Cuisinart Food Spiralizer. Don’t be fooled by negative reviews online. It’s very affordable and works quite well. It is supposed to give you three kinds of zoodles, one julienne type and one wide ribbon but it’s hard to adjust the thickness of the julienne.
It does have an adjustable knob at the side to control your blade so you get different zoodles as a result. This is a plus for safety. There are also no exposed blades, it has a vertical orientation, and pretty easy to use; even your children will love it.