Friday, April 4, 2014

Turn Vegetables Into Spaghetti? It's the Veggetti

Ever heard of the Veggetti? It's an as-seen-on-TV product made for slicing vegetables. (Fun fact: 73-percent of ASOT products are vegetables slicers. ... OK, I just made that up.)

The twist with the Veggetti is that its purpose is to produce long, thin strands of the vegetable being sliced - veggie strands that look like spaghetti. Veggetti - get it?

The official website is at buyveggetti.com, and at the time of this writing offers the product for $14.99 (plus shipping, postage and "handling," of course). The site includes this image of some of the dishes you can make using the Veggetti:

And here is the Veggetti's infomercial, which demonstrates how to use it and shows many meal suggestions:

"Turn veggies into healthy spaghetti!" is bannered across the top of the site. As of this writing, the Veggetti is not sold in stores, so ordering online is the only way to get one.

But should you get one? Does the Veggetti actually work? Connie Thompson of KOMOnews.com recently tested the item and gave it 3 out of 4 stars. Among her comments was this:

From a user-friendly standpoint this one's pretty difficult to mess up. You can only use veggies that fit the slicer, and all you do is twist the veggies through the slicing funnel. Vegetables must be long enough to keep your hands away from the blades inside the funnel opening. I'm not sure what I expected, but with each twist I got long, continuous strands of fresh zucchini that actually did resemble strands of spaghetti.

Read her review, linked above, for some of her caveats (which included believing the price was too high).

The website Waffles At Noon also reviewed the Veggetti, and their review was also favorable:

Although Veggetti is made of plastic, even the metallic-looking part of the handle, it performed surprisingly well, and the “pasta” it created was simple to make. The blades were sharp, requiring little force to operate. We found the thinner strands to be less intact and formed than the thicker pieces.

What do you think - does the Veggetti "pasta" maker sound like something you'd like to try? And if you have already tried one, what did you think?

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