Vegetable spiralizers are great for making zucchini noodles, or “zoodles,” and other sorts of vegan pasta dishes. These spiralizers often come in several variations, and will typically include choppers, slicers, and other prep products that can make cooking in the kitchen all that much easier.

We’ve broken down our top ten spiralizers and choppers that we think represent the best options on the market. We also go into detail about how to pick the best spiralizer for you and your family. Read on and then get to cooking and make vegetable noodles with confidence with one of the following products.

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Top 10 Spiralizers & Choppers

  • 8-in-1 design offers grating, juicing, and much more.
  • Included measuring bin keeps slicing sanitary and keeps track of your work
  • Includes access to e-book with recipes, tips, and tricks
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty

  • Small size and weight makes this perfect for zoodles on the go
  • Includes a peeler and cleaning brush for easy slicing and maintenance
  • Dishwasher safe and designed to keep fingers far away from the blades
  • Includes no listed warranty

  • Highly versatile design offers chopping, slicing, and much more
  • Included glass container is oven safe and great for catching spiralized veggies
  • Easy-access thumb dial controls slice thickness
  • Comes with no listed warranty

  • Included container is easy to clean keeps countertops clear
  • Easy-locking suction pad prevents tips and spills
  • Included peeler and cleaning brush is great for prep and maintenance
  • Includes a quality guarantee

  • Electronic design means no cranking and far less elbow grease
  • Food plunger keeps fingers far away from blades—ensuring safety
  • Collection bowl with handle is great for food prep and keeps countertops clear
  • Comes with no listed warranty

  • Easy-swap 5-blade design is clearly labeled and makes spiraling easy
  • Heavy-duty suction pad locks onto almost any countertop
  • Included access to e-books makes it easy to try new recipes and get noodle tips
  • Includes a lifetime replacement guarantee

  • Easy-swap 5-blade design come with clearly-labeled lengths and suggestions for use
  • Included cleaning brush makes blade maintenance easy
  • Two blade caddies prevents loose blades from causing accidents
  • Comes with a money-back guarantee

  • Turn knob swaps out blades without removal and replacement  
  • Included food collection bin is easy to remove and clean
  • Flat blade doubles as a dedicated slicer
  • Includes no listed warranty

  • Button design allows for easy blade-swapping without any risk to fingers
  • Lightweight and small design is great for travel needs
  • Included brush makes it easy to maintain blades
  • Comes with no listed warranty

  • Electric design means no cranking and less work
  • One switch operation and plunger design couldn’t be easier to operate
  • Included food container is large and perfect for food prep
  • Includes a 1-year warranty

Our first pick is a tried-and-true option from one of the most recognizable brands in kitchen products and appliances. As far as useful kitchen gadgets go, the Mueller Spiral-Ultra Multi-Blade Spiralizer is a strong contender. It manages to fit eight separate appliances into one easy-to-use unit, including a spiralizer, grater, and mandolin. The Spiral-Ultra Multi-Blade Spiralizer also comes with four blades that offer noodles in various sizes, which makes getting the right consistency much easier.

We really appreciate the vertical hand-crank design, which is one of the best for making clean, consistent noodles. The included measuring bin is also helpful for making sure you’ve made enough for your favorite recipes. While it may not be the flashiest or biggest spiralizer on our list, it’s the most consistent, easiest to use, and one of the best overall products on our list.

Pros

  • Great design
  • Suction pad included
  • Several different functionalities
  • Great warranty
  • Includes recipes

Cons

  • No included chopper
  • No included peeler

Our second pick is a handheld spiralizer option that offers lots of features for the price. The Vremi Mandoline Spiralizer offers two separate blades, a peeler, and a cleaning brush in a small package. The compact spiralizer may not be able to fit some of the larger vegetables, but this can be an essential kitchen tool for basic zucchini noodles and similar cuts.

Due to the compact nature of the spiralizer, you may find this product a little lacking in consistency when compared to some of the other options on our list. At the same time, many will appreciate the ability to quickly made zoodles and other creations while traveling. Likewise, the included peeler makes this option perfect for making spiralized vegetables without the need of any other tools. We highly recommend the Vremi Mandoline Spiralizer for ease of use and versatility.

Pros

  • Compact
  • Affordable
  • Cleaning brush included
  • Peeler included

Cons

  • No chopper
  • No extra features
  • Blades can be ineffective

When even the best kitchen knife just won’t cut the mustard, a mandoline slicer is a great option. This Fullstar horizontal hand-crank spiralizer provides a full-sized chopper and a host of similar features designed to greatly reduce the number of products you need to prep for meals. It uses the added space to make room for a chopper and mandoline, which remain the two top features available on the product. Otherwise, this Fullstar product offers seven different blades to gain access to different types of noodles, sliced veggies, and other creations.

We also appreciate Fullstar’s focus on aiding in the kitchen wherever possible, which seems to be the reasoning behind the company’s decision to include a full-sized oven-safe glass container. For the price you pay, you’ll be maximizing your ability to perform a variety of tasks that are most common in the kitchen. While we would have appreciated more of a focus on the spiralizer that seems to struggle on certain root-based vegetables, we still think this unit is a great pick for someone who needs a jack-of-all-trades product for their prep needs.

Pros

  • Includes glass container
  • Includes chopper
  • Includes mandoline
  • Lots of different blade options
  • Versatile
  • Includes suction pad

Cons

  • Can struggle on certain vegetables
  • Somewhat low build quality

The second vertical hand-crank spiralizer on our list focuses on clean countertops and a simple, intuitive design to give you access to the spirals you need. The Domserv 4-Blade Vegetable Spiralizer is the first of a few products on our list to feature a knob to control the blade that’s in use. This way, there’s no need to take the product apart to remove blades and far less risk of unintended slicing.

The Domserv is also much taller and thinner than many of the products on our list, and features a robust suction pad to offset any issues of stabilization. Included in the box is also a multi-function peeler with a solid grip for easy access and a cleaning brush to get into the nooks and crannies of the product to clear out any unwanted vegetable residue.

Much like with the earlier Mueller spiralizer, this product doesn’t offer much in terms of bonus features. The clear and direct focus on spiralizing, though, along with the vertical hand crank design, makes this an easy product to recommend. When looking to full-sized spiralizers, it’s difficult to find one as efficient and as affordable as this one.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Great vertical design
  • Consistent cuts
  • Easy blade-swapping
  • Includes suction pad
  • Highly stable

Cons

  • No chopper included
  • Not very multi-functional
  • Somewhat low build quality

Moving away from handheld and hand-powered options for a moment, NutriChef’s entry into the spiralizer field comes with an electric option that’s powerful and simple to use. The NutriChef Electric Food Spiralizer looks more like a food processor than a spiralizer, which may be a fitting comparison seeing as how the product can easily process food. Using a standard tube and plunger design, cooks can force their food down into the spiralizer without the risk of cutting their hands on the blades. At the same time, using an electric spiralizer is going to be safer overall.

However, not all is perfect with an electric spiralizer. Due to the high-powered nature of these products, you may not get the consistent, long noodles you were hoping for out of some of your favorite vegetables. At the same time, you won’t be getting a chopper out of the unit and you’ll need to be relatively close to an outlet to operate it.

For more information on the benefits of an electric spiralizer versus a hand-crank option, be sure to check out our Buyer’s Guide. Problems aside, we still think that the NutriChef is a great option for those who aren’t particularly keen on using a hand crank. It’s simple, easy to use, and relatively affordable for what all is offered.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Stable
  • Includes slicer
  • Can process foods
  • High build quality
  • Great included container

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Can produce uneven spirals
  • Can be difficult to clean

Moving back to horizontal spiralizers, this option from Brieftons focuses on easy blade recognition, ease of use, and maximization of real estate on the countertop. The Britons 5-Blade Spiralizer is very much a no-frills product. The blades are clearly designated and hold their place underneath the main assembly. There is no included chopper or fancy bonus features to differentiate the product from some of the other options on our list. Still, the focus on ease of use and ergonomics especially are what set this product apart from the pack.

The included separate handle, combined with the suction pad on the bottom of the product, makes this product one of the most stable on our list. Likewise, the quick-release button makes it simple to swap out blades without worrying about cuts or scratches. Overall, this middle-of-the-road option is great for those who want one of the simplest horizontal spiralizers on our list. Just be sure that the lack of choppers or dicers isn’t a problem.

Pros

  • Easy blade-swapping
  • Ergonomic design
  • Very stable
  • Easy to use
  • Makes clean noodles every time

Cons

  • Build quality is somewhat low
  • No chopper
  • No peeler
  • No extra features

The Mealthy 5-Blade Spiralizer is another horizontal hand-crank option with easy-to-access blade options. Each of the five blades provided is identified by two separate indicators. The first is a simple grade of the size of the cut you’ll gain. The second is an indication of the type of food you may be able to make with the noodles you cut.

For example, the three-millimeter blade is labeled with spaghetti, and the five-millimeter blade is labeled with fettuccini. To further help you in your culinary journey, Mealthy also provides access to e-books which help you better understand the types of meals you can cook with the blades and the options given here. We recommend the Mealthy Spiralizer as a great gift for those who need a bit of help in the kitchen but want to get into the world of vegetable noodles.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Ergonomic design
  • Includes great e-books
  • Cleaning brush included
  • Great blade options

Cons

  • No chopper
  • No peeler
  • Build quality is somewhat low

Our next spiralizer pick is the last vertical hand-crank model and uses some simple design choices to maximize real estate and make it easier than ever to make noodles or simply create thin slices of your favorite vegetable options.

The Ourokhome Zucchini Noodles Maker may initially appear about the size of a handheld model, but make no mistake: this small package can make a whole lot of noodles. Using the included suction pad for stability, the Ourokhome Zucchini Noodles Maker can function either with or without the included container. Using a simple knob system, you can swap out the blades and even set the product into slicing mode without ever needing to handle the blades yourself.

Furthermore, the intuitive design of the spiral blades makes it easy to remove the crank and create thin slices of your favorite vegetables. While we would have appreciated a larger container or possibly a chopper with this product, we have to acknowledge that you can get a whole lot of mileage here for the price. We recommend the Ourokhome Zucchini Noodles Maker as a great budget option for a vertical hand-crank product.

Pros

  • Great blade design
  • Easily swap blades out
  • Slicer included
  • Suction pad included
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No chopper
  • Could be larger

The second and last handheld spiralizer on our list competes to be the best product for you to place in your carry on the next time you need to travel domestically or abroad. The Fun Life Zoodle Maker uses a unique handle and incredibly compact design to help you grind vegetables into the blades and produce various different slices and spirals at a few different lengths. Using the simple button system on the back of the device, you can choose between three different thicknesses to make sure that you’re getting the consistency you want.

This simple and intuitive system means that you never have to get your fingers near the blades and can cut all sorts of vegetables. Even more compact than the Vremi option on our list, this product is nearly pocket-sized. That doesn’t make it perfect, though; there are a few considerations you need to make before committing to the Fun Life Zoodle Maker. For instance, we find that longer vegetable like cucumbers may need to be cut in half before tossing into the slicer. Likewise, there are no other features available and the blade performance can be lacking over time. Nevertheless, for a travel-sized zoodle companion, there’s no product as compact or as easy to use as this one.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Compact
  • Easy to switch blades
  • Easy-grip handle
  • Hand guard

Cons

  • No chopper
  • No extra features
  • Can be unwieldy on larger vegetables

The final spiralizer on our list is another electric option in direct competition with the NutriChef product. However, the focus on ergonomics over all sets this product apart as one of the best-looking and convenient products on our list. The Gourmia GS325 Electric Vegetable Spiralizer could not be easier to use. Simply turn the product on with the push of a button and load your vegetable of choice in the top and then push down with the plunger.

This Gourmia product also focuses exclusively on spiralizing and produces three different sizes of noodles based on the blade chosen. There’s no suction pad here, but given the shape of the product and the lack of horizontal force, we don’t think it will be much of a problem. We greatly appreciate the high-quality design, overall durability, and great container that comes with this product. When it comes to electric spiralizers, this is one of the most consistently-effective on the market today. The lack of extra features, choppers, or slicers, especially given the price, however, may chase away some.

Pros

  • Ergonomic design
  • Great performance
  • High-quality materials
  • Durable
  • One switch operation

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No chopper
  • No extra features

Comparison Chart

FEATURESMueller Spiral-Ultra Multi-Blade SpiralizerVremi Mandoline SpiralizerFullstar Adjustable Mandoline Slicer Domserv 4-Blade Vegetable SpiralizerNutriChef Electric Food Spiralizer
Type Vertical Hand-CrankHandheldHorizontal Hand-CrankVertical Hand-CrankElectric
# of Blades42743
ChopperXXX
PeelerXXX
Suction PadXXX
Weight2.2 lbs0.4 lbs8.4 lbs1.55 lbs3.51 lbs
Dimensions10 x 8.7 x 6.25.7 x 3.1 x 3.413.7 x 13.6 x 7.65.7 x 4.1 x 9.87.9 x 5.9 x 14.5
FEATURESBrieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer Mealthy 5-Blade Spiralizer Ourokhome Zucchini Noodles Maker Fun Life Zoodle Maker Gourmia GS325 Electric Vegetable Spiralizer
TypeHorizontal Hand-CrankHorizontal Hand-CrankVertical Hand-CrankHandheldElectric
# of Blades 55433
ChopperXXXXX
PeelerXXXXX
Suction PadXX
Weight2.09 lbs3.05 lbs1.64 lbs0.37 lbs5.35 lbs
Dimensions10.8 x 5.1 x 815 x 20 x 205.7 x 4.5 x 10.23.15 x 3.15 x 2.6512.6 x 10 x 7.1

Buyer’s Guide


Still not quite sure which one of our ten options is going to be right for you? Our Buyer’s Guide goes over some of the best features and what to look for when buying a spiralizer.

The Importance of Blades

We made sure to note the number of blades offered by each of the products on our list. That’s for a very good reason: more so than just about any other point on our list, the size, performance, and number of blades offered by a spiralizer is going to make or break any machine. Quantity doesn’t always mean quality, though, so finding the spiralizer or chopper with the highest number of blades isn’t always going to be the best option for you.

More often than not, blade designations by spiralizers are given either in millimeters or in food preparation options. For example, you may see a spiralizer with options for three or four millimeters, or you may see a blade simply designated “fettuccini” or “noodles.” No matter what the designation, having a good variety of sturdy and high-quality blades is what will set a good spiralizer apart from a bad option every time.

Chopping, Juicing & Dicing: Bonus Features

You may have noticed the abundance of 8-in-1, 5-in-1, and 3-in-1 products on our list; and that’s because many manufacturers have realized that offering a spiralizer just isn’t enough to draw in customers.

That’s why many spiralizers offer various ways to process your vegetables, from chopping to slicing, juicing, dicing and so much more. These bonus features are certainly helpful as they help to reduce redundancies in the kitchen and offer products that can do just about anything you need it to. At the same time, the jack of all trades isn’t always the master of them all. Many of the products on our list tack on features such as juicing and chopping, but they won’t excel here. If you would prefer having an extra peeler or chopper on hand, you may want to look into the bonus processing options offered by these products. Otherwise, we recommend you focus on getting the best spiralizer overall; not the one that performs the most actions or has the most gimmicks.

Hand-crank versus Electric Spiralizers

The spiralizers on our list can be divided between the two main styles of traditional hand-crank machines and electric spiralizers.

Hand-crack spiralizers rely on human power to operate. The rotation of the hand crank slowly forces the vegetable downward towards the blades. The rotation also forces the vegetable to rotate into blades and their specially designed holes. The result is a spiraled, thin noodle cut that results in the classic shape spiralizers are known for.

When it comes to electric spiralizers, however, the result is often achieved by a different apparatus. While the electric spiralizers on our list are somewhat dependent on human power when it comes to the food plunger, the rotation is often on the part of the machine. These machines are also highly versatile, and can often shred and juice vegetables as well.

There are pros and cons to each variation that we think are worth noting. For example, the hand-crank spiralizers are often best for getting consistent, long noodles. At the same time, they can take a considerable amount of effort to operate over time, and if you need lots of noodles, you may find yourself needing a break halfway through.

Electric spiralizers take much of this stress off of cooks. Still, these noodles tend to be less consistent overall—not to mention these models can cost far more.

For a complete comparison, we recommend checking out the following table:

ProsCons
Hand-Crank Spiralizers
  • More consistent noodles
  • No outlets required
  • More affordable
  • Easy blade removal
  • More physically intensive
  • Often unstable
  • Less durable
Electric Spiralizers
  • Easier to operate
  • More durable
  • No cranking required
  • Less mess
  • Less consistent noodles
  • Needs an outlet
  • More expensive
  • Blades are difficult to remove

Stabilization

You’ll also need to consider that hand-crank spiralizers (and even electric options) tend to exert a lot of horizontal forces on the spiralizers themselves. Without the proper means to mount themselves to the countertop or table, these machines can oscillate, tip over, and cause some nasty accidents.

Many of the products on our list get around this problem by utilizing a suction pad. These pads use standard vacuum suction and rubber padding to grip onto most countertops. For most polished surfaces, such as granite or slate, these pads should serve you well. At the same time, the major issue with these pads is their effectiveness, or lack thereof, on non-smooth surfaces.

Modern homes or much older homes tend to utilize tile or deliberately pebbled surfaces that may make it difficult for the suction pad to get a good grip on the countertop. Regardless of your countertop, remember that stabilization is one of the most important considerations to make when buying a spiralizer. We’ve made sure to note the most (and least) stable options in our Overview to help you decide.

FAQ

How do I use my spiralizer?

Spiralizers are easy to use, but depending upon which version you’ve picked up, operating your spiralizer may look a little different from model to model. If you’re working with an electric spiralizer, the operation is going to be similar to using a juicer. You’ll load the vegetables into the top of the unit and use the food plunger to push the food into the spiralizer. Depending upon the model, you may need to push down constantly on the plunger to ensure that the spirals come out clean.

For horizontal hand-crank models, you’ll want to load the vegetables into the machine by pressing the spiked edge of the hand crank into the end of the vegetable. Then, push the slider over so that the vegetable is in contact with the blades. Finally, turn the hand crank so that the vegetable is pushed through the blades. You may need to push harder than you may expect, but the result should be a vegetable noodle that’s more consistent.

Finally, when it comes to vertical hand-crank models, the operation is a blend of these two methods. You’ll load the vegetables in through the top, replace the hand crank, and let gravity and the machine do the work for you. You can also use handheld spiralizers, which often work similarly to vertical options but utilize smaller turn handles instead of hand cranks. Operating these handheld spiralizers may feel similar to a juicer, or a hand grinder for salt or pepper.

What vegetables can I put through my spiralizer?

There are many different types of vegetables you can run through a spiralizer. Some of the common options include:

  • Zucchini
  • Turnips
  • Rutabaga
  • Parsnips
  • Apples
  • Beets

Generally speaking, most root-based vegetables are going to be best for running through a spiralizer because they are more consistent in makeup and do well running through blades without falling apart or clogging the blades. If you’re still unsure of what is acceptable for your spiralizer, be sure to check the model’s included instruction manual.

How do I clean my spiralizer? Can I replace the blades?

Many of the spiralizers on our list include cleaning brushes that are going to make it easy to keep the blades clear of debris. At the same time, you’ll need to consult the instruction manual of your chosen product to make sure that your chosen cleaning method isn’t going to damage or otherwise rush the blades.

As for blade replacement, remember that many of the picks on our list come with additional blades. You may also be able to find additional options for many of the picks on our list on the products’ prospective websites. Generally speaking, and with the exception of many of the handheld options on our list, you can pick up replacement blades to ensure that your investment lasts for years to come. If you feel as if you need the peace of mind with blade replacement, you can always pick out one of the many products on our list that comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee.

Final Thoughts

Spiralizers are a great gadget to help you introduce more vegetables into your diet – especially if you’re looking for alternatives to smoothies and soups. We think that any one of these ten spiralizers and choppers could be some of the best for your home. At the same time, we know that not every option is going to be right for you.

We think that the Mueller Spiral-Ultra Multi-Blade Spiralizer is one of the best overall options on our list. While it may not come with the most bonus features or the flashiest blades, the reviews speak for themselves. This product is crucially acclaimed and produces some of the most consistently-great zoodles on our list.

If you need a horizontal hand-crank model and want to want some of the extra chopping and slicing features, then the Fullstar Adjustable Mandoline Slicer may come with the extra features you’ve been looking for. If you want an electric option that’s consistent and powerful, either the Gourmia or the NutriChef options make for great home products.

Finally, if you want something handheld, the Fun Life Zoodle Maker remains the most compact, and the Vremi Mandoline Spiralizer remains the most affordable. But no matter which spiralizer you pick, we hope that our breakdown here has given you the confidence and knowledge to pick the right product the first time.