Tips for Using the KitchenAid Spiralizing Attachment
Preparing your food:
Cut the ends off food items to ensure that the food will properly fit on the Spiralizer. This creates a flat surface for best spiralizing, slicing, and coring results.
- Food diameter: should be 1.5 - 3.75 inches (3.81 - 9.5 cm )
- Food length: no longer than 5.5 inches (14 cm). (cut large vegetables to fit)
This step also ensures proper placement onto the fruit and vegetable skewer.
TIP: Some people find it easier to insert the skewer into the vegetable before attaching the spiralizer. This is a personal preference.
Attachment is making a hole in the fruit or vegetable:
- Make sure that you use only fresh, hard, and firm fruits and vegetables for the best results.
- Make sure that the fruit or vegetable is firmly on the skewer before turning on the mixer.
- Turning the mixer on first, and allowing the blade to engage with a fruit or vegetable that is already turning can cause the food to stop turning, and will enable it to "bore" a hole in the food item.
Spiralizer carriage not moving:
- Be sure to keep the bar that says KitchenAid® and the black piece that slides over it very clean.
- A drop or two of vegetable oil on the bar can also ensure it slides easily.
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