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Spiralizer Tips

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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 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 personal preference.

 

CLICK HERE to watch How to Use Videos to get you started!

Speeds and Blade:

When beginning to cut, start at the “Stir” speed, then adjust to the recommended speed for your blade listed in the chart below:

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Blade and Results

EXTRA FINE SPIRALIZING BLADE creates a 2 mm x 3 mm strand, similar to angel hair noodles.

FINE SPIRALIZNG BLADE creates a 4 mm x 4 mm strand, similar to spaghetti.

MEDIUM SPIRALIZING BLADE creates a 4 mm x 6 mm strand for quick and easy potatoes and zucchini in casseroles in soups.

THIN SLICING BLADE (small core) for a 2 mm ribbon style result to make extra-thin slices for salads and other garnishes.

SLICING BLADE (small core) for a 4 mm ribbon style result with fresh fruits and vegetables with little to no cores, such as zucchini.

SLICING BLADE (large core) for a 4mm ribbon style result with fresh fruits and vegetables with larger cores, such as apples.

PEELING BLADE can be used independently or in combination with spiralizing or spiral slicing blades.

Cleaning:

  • The accessories are dishwasher safe, top rack only.
  • The main body should be cleaned with a warm, damp cloth.

Attachment is making a hole in the fruit or vegetable:

  • Make sure that you use only fresh, hard and firm fruits and vegetables for 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 allow 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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Broke Peeler/Peeler Will No Longer Lock into Place: