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DontGiveUp17
02-13-2013, 12:27 PM
Good Morning Everyone! I was wondering if any of you had suggestions on a gadget to make zuchini, cucumber or squash spaghetti. I see a few gadgets out there but wanted to see if anyone had a good experience with any of them. Thanks for any suggestions! Have a wonderful day!! :D


Desafinado
02-13-2013, 12:42 PM
Well, I dunno about a gadget, but you can get a spaghetti squash and just use a fork to pull the strands out.

DontGiveUp17
02-13-2013, 12:46 PM
Well, I dunno about a gadget, but you can get a spaghetti squash and just use a fork to pull the strands out.

Yes, I love spaghetti squash but it's a little higher in carbs then zucchini and yellow squash. So I wanted to try some zucchini spaghetti. I do love spaghetti squash though and it's very easy to make! ;)


amandie
02-13-2013, 12:55 PM
I haven't tried it yet but I read that you can either use a mandolin slicer with a julienne blade or a regular cheese grater using the biggest holes to make zucchini/squash "pasta" spirals. Another possibility is a serrated hand-held peeler/grater. I tried it with just a knife but I don't have the patience nor the skill to cut them very nice and thin as I'd like, LOL.

Desafinado
02-13-2013, 01:10 PM
Yes, I love spaghetti squash but it's a little higher in carbs then zucchini and yellow squash. So I wanted to try some zucchini spaghetti. I do love spaghetti squash though and it's very easy to make! ;)

Oh. I hate yellow squash, always have. My Granny tried all kinds of ways to make it to try and get me to eat it. Nope. Nasty. LOL

Alma4343
02-13-2013, 01:10 PM
I thought of buying several gadgets that I have seen. But, I just use the carrot peeler, figured I didn't need another gadget. But, here is one that looked interesting:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026RMEK4/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Silverfire
02-13-2013, 01:23 PM
I second the mandolin. It's a really handy tool for the kitchen. Look for one with different settings or blade plates. You can slice and dice in no time flat!

DontGiveUp17
02-13-2013, 01:28 PM
Oh. I hate yellow squash, always have. My Granny tried all kinds of ways to make it to try and get me to eat it. Nope. Nasty. LOL

LOL! I know how you feel! I actually have grown to love it but when I was younger, I would only eat it fried. ha!!

DontGiveUp17
02-13-2013, 01:29 PM
I thought of buying several gadgets that I have seen. But, I just use the carrot peeler, figured I didn't need another gadget. But, here is one that looked interesting:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026RMEK4/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ooh.. this one looks easy and small! Might have to try this one. Thanks so much for all of y'alls recommendations!! :hug:

TripSwitch
02-13-2013, 02:06 PM
I have one of these...

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-413682/?affsrcid=Aff0001&mr:trackingCode=6E477685-471B-E011-B690-001517384909&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=29427145301&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=24156051701&origin=pla

It works well for what you want to do...

KitKat169
02-13-2013, 02:13 PM
I have a mandolin with different blade options. I use it for zucchini spaghetti noodles and also for flat style zucchini lasagna noodles. It allows me to make it different thicknesses depending what I want to use them for. For zucchini chips in the dehydrator, I make the slices quite thin but lasagna noodles a little thicker. It works great for cucumber noodles too if you are making a salad a different more fun. One blade also does the crinkle cut like you see with carrots but could do with other veg like zucchini too.

my31rewards
02-13-2013, 02:51 PM
I have this and it works great.

http://www.pamperedchef.com/ordering/prod_details.tpc?prodId=15549&catId=90&parentCatId=90&outletSubCat=

NinjaNurse
02-13-2013, 02:53 PM
Mandolin and a peeler that Juliennes.



http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/assets/product_images/230/2750512949731p.jpg

PS: As much as I love it, Spaghetti squash is not allowed on phase 1.

DontGiveUp17
02-13-2013, 03:45 PM
I have a mandolin with different blade options. I use it for zucchini spaghetti noodles and also for flat style zucchini lasagna noodles. It allows me to make it different thicknesses depending what I want to use them for. For zucchini chips in the dehydrator, I make the slices quite thin but lasagna noodles a little thicker. It works great for cucumber noodles too if you are making a salad a different more fun. One blade also does the crinkle cut like you see with carrots but could do with other veg like zucchini too.

Thanks so much for the information! A mandolin might be a good idea for lasagna noodles too! :hug:

RareBird
02-13-2013, 04:10 PM
I'm not normally a gadget person, but thinking for IP to work for me it had to be as quick and easy as possible, I bought this:

http://www.amazon.com/World-Cuisine-A4982799-Tri-Blade-Vegetable/dp/B0007Y9WHQ/ref=pd_sim_k_2

I haven't used it a lot yet, but so far it's been great, and it got great reviews.

Calisto
02-13-2013, 04:18 PM
I use my Pampered Chef julienne peeler! Worked like a charm!

Starshine
02-13-2013, 05:56 PM
I have a mandolin with different blade options. I use it for zucchini spaghetti noodles and also for flat style zucchini lasagna noodles. It allows me to make it different thicknesses depending what I want to use them for. For zucchini chips in the dehydrator, I make the slices quite thin but lasagna noodles a little thicker. It works great for cucumber noodles too if you are making a salad a different more fun. One blade also does the crinkle cut like you see with carrots but could do with other veg like zucchini too.

Which mandolin do you have, KitKat?

evepet
02-13-2013, 07:56 PM
I've got a Spiral Slicer and like it quite well. It has a part that adjusts so you can produce spirals of different thickness, although even the thickest is still the size of angel-hair pasta.
I did notice at the end of the 'how to use' article about the spiral slicer (at the link below), the author says that she's grown to prefer her Spirooli Spiral Vegetable Slicer because it can produce a thicker spaghetti or linguine-size veggie noodle. While I like my Spiral Slicer, I can see where having the ability to produce a thicker noodle would be a benefit. When I was researching these, I ended up buying the Spiral Slicer over the Spirooli due to the cost. I wasn't sure whether I'd actually use it enough to warrant 'investing' in the more expensive machine. Now I'm rather wishing I'd opted for the Spirooli, as it has more options in noodle-size. Just my thoughts. :)

Links to both machines are below.

http://rawglow.com/spiralslicerhowto.htm
http://rawglow.com/spirooli.htm

4grown
02-13-2013, 11:23 PM
I thought of buying several gadgets that I have seen. But, I just use the carrot peeler, figured I didn't need another gadget. But, here is one that looked interesting:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026RMEK4/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I can vouch for this one. It is easy to operate, kinda like a giant pencil sharpener. It makes quick work of zucchini "spaghetti", and it doesn't take up much room in the drawer.