View Full Version : Alternative Saladacco?
07-23-2006, 06:54 PM
I have one of these in my house, it's the old fashion apple spiral slicer. here is a picture of it, except mine is red and much older:
Would this work just as good as the Saladacco? Has anyone tried using this for "noodles"?
07-23-2006, 07:36 PM
I have the apple peeler corer slicer by Pampered Chef.
It looks very similiar to what you are showing
My experience has been that with food other than apples a lot of the center ( core if it were an apple) gets wasted. Might make a good wide noodle if you use a firm squash. Don't recall that it can do anything as narrow as angel hair.
Apple and potatoe curls have been at least 1/4in wide, but nice and thin.
07-23-2006, 07:56 PM
The picture that you showed is a spirooli, not an apple peeler corer slicer, which although looks similar, is not the same,
I've heard the spirooli, makes excellent larger pasta than the saladaco, which makes angle hair or very thin slices.
I love my saladaco and use it often,
however I would also love a spirooli, I love gadgets, and no longer use all my heating, ones, which I gave away many years ago, when I first went raw.
07-24-2006, 02:29 AM
I have an apple corer/peeler/slicer. It works well for apples, but not anything other shaped thing. It failed miserably at doing pears. And then there's the core issue. Could be some models will only peel and not core, but then they probably wouldn't slice either. You can get a little cheapie device that is like a plastic screw with a handle on it. Supposedly you stick it in the end of the vegetable and start turing it and you'll wind up with a spiral vegetable. I got one in a set of other useless devices along with a book on garnishing. I tried and tried to get a spiral sliced carrot but could never get it to go straight down and through. It would go down and sideways. You could just use a simply vegetable peeler to give you thin and perhaps long slices. Won't be quite the same, it will work.
07-24-2006, 02:38 AM
Yeah, I have one of those spiraled things too. Tried it tonight and failed lol.
I will just buy a saladacco.
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