Have You Bought a Spiralizer for Summer Yet?

This super-popular kitchen tool is a must-have now that summer produce is plentiful. Hello, zoodles!

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June 10, 2021

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Let’s be honest: We go to the Internet for everything. How should you cook a super juicy chicken breast? (Ahem!) Which KitchenAid mixer attachments do you need? (Here.) What’s the best spatula money can buy? (Don’t worry, we got you covered.) Seriously, everything. Of course, the Internet is so much more than an omniscient search engine; it also keeps a finger on the pulse of what’s trending. There’s a reason viral food trends exist.

According to a survey from 2019 by Empire Today, one of the most searched-for kitchen tools on the Internet is a spiralizer. Yes, you read that correctly. A spiralizer.

In 2019, spiralizers were the most-Googled kitchen gadget — and with good reason. As low-carb diets like keto and Whole30 rise in popularity, zoodles are a viable alternative. A guilt-free dish with the same noodle texture? Um, have you tried Food Network Kitchen's Shrimp Scampi Zoodles?

In addition to zucchini, there are so many other veggies you can spiralize. Sweet potatoes, yellow squash and beets are some of our other favorites. And you don't need to solely use the spiralized veggies as noodle substitutes. We love a spiralized salad, for example, which could include some spiralized cucumbers.

Looking to add a spiralizer to your kitchen toolbox? Here are three of our favorites.


If you're interested in spiralizing, but don't want to sacrifice space in your kitchen, the OXO hand held spiralizer is a great option. This handheld contraption makes it incredible easy to spiralize carrots, cucumbers and so much more. Simply insert your vegetable in the top, give it a twist, and presto! Delicious noodle in a snap.

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If you’re ready to spiralize regularly, here’s a good countertop option with so many blades. Although this pick requires more elbow grease — you have to crank the handle manually — it excels in versatility. This spiralizer comes with 10 different types of blades so you can whip up anything from angel hair to curly fries.

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Behold: The creme de la creme of spiralizers. There’s no denying KitchenAid’s stand mixer is a reigning champion in your cabinet — and its selection of attachments is no exception. Sure, KitchenAid’s option is the most expensive option on our list, but we’d also argue it gives you the most bang for its buck. This durable pick comes with enough blades for spiralizing, slicing, and peeling, so you can spruce up just about any meal with some yummy fruits and vegetables. Oh, and did we mention it operates with the mixer’s motor? Flip on the stand mixer and it’ll take care of the spiralizing for you. If zoodles are part of your regular diet — and you already have a stand mixer — it’s well worth the investment.

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