Monday, September 15, 2014

Product Review: Brieftons InstantVeg Spiralizer + Giveaway! (US/Can only)


Looking for an easy way to eat more vegetables for better health? The Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer is your answer!

Designed to transform almost any firm vegetable and fruit into delicious spaghetti-like strands or incredibly thin, long vegetable ribbons, the Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer is the indispensable kitchen gadget for every vegetable fan.

Perfect as a kitchen tool to prepare vegetables for healthy culinary pleasures, the Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer conjures up delicious vegetable spirals in almost no time at all. It turns zucchinis, carrots, radishes, beetroots, cucumbers, kohlrabis, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, apples and many more fruits/vegetables into eye-catchers on every plate, and add plenty of colors and textures to otherwise boring dishes.

No matter whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, raw foodist, or just looking for an easy way to add more vegetables into your diet, the Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer has what you need to make your goal a reality.

Review


I jumped on the vegetable noodle bandwagon months ago when I bought my first julienne peeler, but never really got the opportunity to test veggie pasta recipes until I tried Brieftons InstantVeg because it's the first spiralizer I've tried that's given me good enough results!

If you haven't heard of this health food craze, spiralizers are a way to substitute long pasta-like strands of vegetables in place of actual noodles. You can still have your beloved spaghetti & meatballs, fettucini alfredo, pasta salads, and casseroles without overloading on carbs—isn't that fantastic?

You can virtually use any vegetable in a spiralizer but my favorites are squash (especially zucchini) since it's virtually tasteless, and cucumbers for crunchy, refreshing salad-like concoctions. It's really a fabulous way to cut down on starchy pastas (which are totally my weakness) while getting more nutritious, filling vegetables into your diet.

What I love about Brieftons InstaVeg spiralizer is how it's one you actually turn with a handle. The grip at the top holds your vegetable in place, while the turning knob allows you to spin without risking getting your fingers sliced. I've tried various "pencil sharpener" spiralizers and julienne peelers, but have never liked them fully because they just never made long enough strands of pasta. Brieftons makes FLAWLESS veggie noodles, with minimum effort! I seriously love this device and probably use it upwards of four times a week—that's how much I love my veggie noodles!

Your options are diverse with InstantVeg because of the five different settings, ranging from wide ribbons, to thick fettucine-like noodles, to very thin wisps that resemble angel hair. You change the setting with the simple twist of a knob, so this works as a multi-purpose tool that gives you any type of noodle you could possibly want.

This is pleasantly effortless to clean, as well. Since spiralizing isn't really a messy endeavor, and all the vegetable contents are contained in the clear chamber, all you have to do is rinse the top chamber out with soap and water, and clean the blades carefully. I had no problems with shreds of vegetables getting stuck in the blades—which is usually a common issue when it comes to spiralizers—but if you ever do, Brieftons InstantVeg comes with a handy cleaning brush you can use. I personally have never needed it, but it's thoughtful of them to include it in the package.

The best part of this spiralizer (other than the perfect noodles it creates) is the chamber at the bottom that catches all your noodles. This part of the device can screw off and serve as a storage container—perfect for storing any leftovers or for packing meals! Best of all, it has a rubber grip at the base which makes turning the knob so much easier since you have something holding in place.

My only small quip is that it's rather bulky since it doesn't collapse, although the smaller bottom chamber can be taken off and stored inside the larger top chamber. If you have plenty of kitchen storage space, this won't be an issue, but I live in a tiny student apartment and don't have much space to store this huge thing! Again, this isn't a deal-breaker, but something you should still consider when buying kitchen tools. Overall, Brieftons InstantVeg is such a well-designed and fully functional spiralizer every health food enthusiast should invest in.

Giveaway!

One lucky Books à la Mode reader will win one Brieftons InstantVeg Spiralizer—yay! To enter, all you have to do is tell me:
What vegetable would you spiralize with the InstantVeg? What recipe would you try out with your spiralized veggie noodles?
Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the company—a huge thank you to the fabulous folks at Brieftons!
Giveaway ends September 17th at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open to US and Canada residents only—sorry, everyone else! Please check my sidebar for a list of currently running giveaways that are open internationally.
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize after they have been notified, otherwise risk forfeiting their winnings.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!

FTC Disclosure: I received one complimentary InstantVeg Spiralizer from Brieftons via Tomoson.com in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I was not paid in any way to write a review—positive or otherwise—and all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone. I only recommend products or services I have used personally and believe will be good for my beautiful readers!