Spiral Slicer FAQ

Many people like to cut vegetables in creative ways to make their dinners look more festive. A vegetable medley made of zucchini, squash, carrots, and potatoes is more fun to eat if it has been prepared in a non-traditional way. One creative possibility is to cut the vegetables in a spiral slicer. Like a giant pencil sharpener, the Procizion slicer produces long, thin strips of veggies that can be stir fried, added to pasta, or mixed in a salad to create a fun and filling meal. The following are the most common questions people have about the spiral slicer:

Q. Is it dangerous?
A. No, the blades of a spiral slicer are sharp, but they are protected by the outer casing of the slicer. The blades run vertically inside the slicer, and the outside is smooth plastic that is easy to grip. With proper use, you are unlikely to hurt yourself with the slicer.

Q. How thick does it cut the slices?
A. The spiral slicer has two sides that cut vegetables into strips of different thicknesses. One side produces 2mm x 3mm thick slices, while the other cuts vegetables into 3.5mm x 5mm thick slices.

Q. What veggies work best?
A. Sturdy vegetables that are oblong in shape provide the best spirals, because their flesh is strong enough to not break while being sliced. Carrots, potatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, squash, beets, and potatoes are all good options.

Q. How do I clean it?
A. You will want to be careful when cleaning the slicer. The best option is to run warm water and soap over it until all food particles have been washed away or to wash it in your dishwasher. A cleaning brush is provided so please use this instead of sponges as the blades will cut up the sponge.

Q. How much of the vegetable is left over when I've finished slicing?
A. This will depend on the size of the vegetable, but most users find that the center core and last inch of the vegetable are left over. By using our cap to stabilize and twist the vegetable you can get the most slices possible.