This might be a minor point, but I like it because it’s quiet. It’s people-powered rather than motorized. It’s compact and easy to clean. I didn’t think that the angel hair blade was very useful in the beginning, but I’ve found that it makes garnishes out of carrots or large radishes. The garnishes can be used on sandwiches as well to add extra veggies and crunch.
Yesterday, I cut the stems off of a bunch of broccoli. I cut off the very bottoms and ran a peeler over the rough sides and then spiralized the stems that I often just throw away. That’s a bonus in my book.
I also spiralized a number of root vegetables, tossed them in a little olive oil, salt, and pepper and roasted them until they were tender, but still had a bit of a bite. I prepped them just to have a bowl of veggies in the frig. Last night, I scooped some out and heated them as a side dish for chicken. The rest will end up in a quiche or soup or a crostata over the next few days.
Kind of surprised by this whole experience. I didn’t even know what it was when I got it as a gift. Now, it has a spot on my counter.