If you’re trying to get more vegetables into your diet, a spiralizer can be a great tool to have in the kitchen. This device can make spaghetti- or fettucine-shaped noodles out of a zucchini or cucumber. It can often slice veggies like zukes, cukes, carrots, or potatoes into chips that can be salted and roasted. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even spiralize other types of squash, along with apples, bell peppers, cabbage, and onions.
I own a small, inexpensive handheld spiralizer (not purchased from Aldi) that works much like a pencil sharpener. I simply stick one end of a cucumber or zucchini into the spiralizer and begin twisting. I use it to make zucchini noodles to use in place of — or mixed in with — traditional spaghetti or fettucine noodles in dishes such as shrimp alfredo. I’ve also used it to make cucumber spirals that go in a salad that includes bacon, sliced tomatoes, and a mayo-based dressing.
While my spiralizer is very basic, there are models that can do a lot more and do it more efficiently. Sometimes Aldi sells a more full-featured electric spiralizer to help you transform your veggies and fruit.
What We Know:
The Ambiano Electric Spiralizer cost $29.99 in February of 2021.
While you can purchase manual, non-electric spiralizers that might cost less, the Aldi price tag is pretty competitive for an electric spiralizer compared to other models on Amazon.
Aldi also sold an electric spiralizer for $24.99 in February of 2018 and January of 2020, so it appears that this item is something Aldi commonly sells during the winter, although it may not be available every year.
Those previous Aldi spiralizers came with a three-year warranty serviced by GST International, based out of Houston, Texas. While we don’t have details yet on the 2021 spiralizer, we assume it also will come with a warranty.
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t yet tried the Ambiano Electric Spiralizer ourselves, so we don’t know how well it works. We also don’t know what kind of warranty this year’s model may come with. Our goal with open thread posts like this is to offer readers a place to share their experiences with this product, ask questions, and offer suggestions.
Have you used the Ambiano Electric Spiralizer? Share your thoughts about it in the comments below.