Have you heard of Zoodles? Of course you have. Better question: Are you curious why all the health conscious, sophisticated eaters are obsessed with the canned pasta shaped like little animals we craved as kids?

Ohhhhh. Zoodles aren’t nursery food anymore. Nowadays, everyone—and we mean everyone healthy and knowledgeable—is touting the joys of Zucchini Noodles. And we want in.

After some poking around, we discovered that in order to get in on the Zoodle action, we need a Spiralizer. But which should we buy? We’re lazy you see, and most of the options we see around are the manual type that take a lot of work. Then we found it: the Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Spiralizer. And we’ve been happily making ribbons, spirals, and grated things ever since.

WHY YOU NEED A HAMILTON BEACH 3-IN-1 SPIRALIZER

Colourful Spirals: The Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 SpiralizerIf you haven’t already been on the hunt for a spiralizer, you will be after reading this post. Spiralizing is such a fun way to add fresh vegetables and fruits into your diet that once you start, you can’t stop. Imagine the possibilities!  Replace the pasta under your marinara with noodles made from zucchini. Add ribbons of apples to your oatmeal. Make a delightful snack of sweet potato curly fries. Get rid of your box grater and have freshly grated cheese at your fingertips.

But there are so many spiralizers out there. How do you choose? What makes this one special? We’d say  that—besides the three easily exchangeable blades for grating, spiralizing and ribbon-making—it’s the 2-speed motorized slicer that operates with just the touch of a button.

Plus, it’s idiot-proof. If you can use your trusty hand blender, you can use this.

How Does it Work? 

Spiralizers, traditionally manual, work like a pencil sharpener. The raw vegetable is placed in the chamber and pushed through the slicer with an attachment or hand crank. Most come with different blades, including graters, so you can mix up the widths and shapes of your spirals. The Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Spiralizer is electric, which means no more cranking. You just plug it in with the extra long 5-foot cord, press the button, and go. The 200 watts of power make meals fast and the appliance is easy to take apart and clean.

Want to give the Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Spiralizer a whirl? Enter below to win one, and then make this delicious spicy cucumber salad. We think it’s just the ticket for holiday entertaining.

SPICY CUCUMBER SALAD

Spicy Cucumber Salad made with Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Spiralizer

Image used with permission: Everydaygoodthinking.com

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 6 medium cucumbers
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
Spicy Cucumber Salad with Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Spiralizer

Image used with permission: everydaygoodthinking.com

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Using the ribbon disc, add one piece of cucumber to food chamber. Process until completely sliced. Repeat process with remaining cucumbers. In a large bowl, add cucumbers, onion and dill.

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper to a rolling boil.

Stir and pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers. Stir mixture until well blended. Cool at room temperature.

Cover and refrigerate overnight for flavors to blend.

Buy:  Walmart, walmart.ca and hamiltonbeach.ca.

Price: $49.99

 

Recipe & photos courtesy of Hamilton Beach

 

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  • Debbie

    I would definitely spirilize zucchini and make a zucchini pasta! I need this so bad!!

  • Francine F.

    I’d probably spiralize some vegetables to make a fancy salad – coloured carrots, zucchini, etc.

  • LILLIANM

    I would spirilize zucchini and use it in a stir fry

  • Pearl

    I’ll probably spiralize carrots and zucchini and make colourful ribbons for a salad or side dish.

  • Nancy T

    That beet salad looks yummy and I have a huge bag of beets to use up! 🙂

  • jemrah

    that cucumber salad above looks really good – I would try that!!

  • ivy pluchinsky

    I would spiralize some cucumbers and Zucchini first!

  • Darlene Schuller

    I would have to do potatoes to make curly fries!

  • Alison Braidwood

    I think I’d spiralize zuchini first.

  • elaing8

    I would spiralize cucumbers first.

  • I want to spiralize apples and potatoes. I think apples will be great for apple pie and the potatoes for scalloped potatoes.

  • Judy Cowan

    Would love to try spiralizing potatoes. I can see myself having a lot of fun with this!

  • Amy

    I will try cucumbers first!

  • fossie55

    I would do zucchini first. This would be perfect for a lot of recipes.
    Florence C

  • Lynda Cook

    I would love to have one of these, I would make curly fries, my grandkids would love that, and then I would do cucumbers and zucchini!!

  • annet

    I’d do a cucumber first for a fancy salad!

  • Joanne Saunders

    I would use it for carrots first. I love carrots but find the very hard to chew.

  • Wendy Hutton

    I would try some carrots to add to salada

  • Jeannie

    I would spiral some zucchini first to make a pasta.

  • Brenda Lacourciere

    I would love to try zucchini. I would use it for my meat sauce and a carb free dinner.

  • flowerchild23

    I would love to try spiralizing carrots or potatoes first.

  • Doris

    I would spiral cucumber first.

  • favgreen

    Just shared on facebook.}https://www.facebook.com/rhonda.waygreig/posts/1207864799250831?pnref=story

  • favgreen

    I would try the zucchini first thing…

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    I would spiral cucumber first – yours looks delicious

  • Nicole Jubleew

    I would spiralize beets first

  • kathy downey

    I would spiralize zucchini first.

  • I would spiralize zucchini.

  • L.M.S

    Zucchini – zoodles would be great!

  • Lushka Smith

    I’d try out zucchini.

  • Amy

    I will spiralize some carrots first

  • Eileen

    Cucumbers! That salad looks good!

  • Jennifer Alger Morse

    Have you ever had Pokeh? It’s a Hawaiian dish. Anyway there’s a Pokeh Bar here in Hamilton and they make cucumber noodles that are so good! So I would try that first!

  • Heidi C

    I’d spiralize cucumbers for the recipie you posted

  • billiondollarprincesss

    I would make some zucchini pasta

  • I would spiralize carrots to go in salad or with pasta.

    Londia

  • Em

    I would give this to my mother in law and i’m certain she would spiralize all sorts of veggies

  • carrots for my salad.

  • sara rai

    Cucumbers:)

  • sara rai

    Shared on fb – sara rai

  • Zucchini!! I’ve really been wanting to try out zucchini pasta and my attempts at slicing it into noodles in the past haven’t been the greatest, haha.

  • Maritess

    I would spiralize some potatoes to do some spiral fries.

  • blessedta

    Potatoes

  • lori b

    I would do the cucumber salad

  • Samia

    I would make zoodles for sure, it’s so healthy!

  • Kim

    I would spiralize cucumbers first for a fresh salad

  • A Chow

    I would make zucchini noodles!

  • Juliee Fitze

    I would make sweet potato noodles.

  • Debi Kisluk

    I’d love to try a recipe with sweet carrots.

  • Allie Futterer

    I would try my hand at carrots 🙂

  • Corkrose

    Potatoes noodles supreme;)

  • lyn21

    I will use some zuchiinni

  • Heidi C.

    I would love to try out carrots noodles.

  • Jan

    I too am going to spiralize carrots first

  • Christine O’Connor

    I would do zucchini

  • Clare I.

    Carrots!

  • angela mitchell

    I’d do beets first because they are so amazingly pretty in a green salad or sunomono salad.

  • angela mitchell

    I shared on Facebook as Angela Mitchell.

  • Dar

    Butter Squash

  • Cheryl

    I will try potatoes first 🙂

  • beth

    Id try zucchini first !

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