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06-10-2007, 02:38 PM
Does anyone have one of these. I almost ordered one and then I read the reviews and there were more bad reveiws than good ones.
06-10-2007, 05:26 PM
I have eaten zuchini pasta made by someone else with one and it was great.
I have 2 of them but I can not get either to work very well.
06-10-2007, 05:39 PM
I bought mine almost immediately after reading Alissa's Book, watching her DVD and going raw. I love mine. I've had no problem getting the zucchini pasta blade to work. It works like a charm and zucchini angel hair pasta is very delicious with the marinara sauce from Alissa's book over it. As a matter of fact I think I'm going to go and make that for dinner tonight. I've used the other slicing blade to make veggie chips. This blade cuts super thin rings or chips out of a veggie. You just have to slice the veggie lengh-wise part way into the veggie and the chips come out perfect. As I said, I love my Saladocco and feel it was a great investment. :)
06-10-2007, 09:14 PM
Yes, I have one. I love mine. It's very easy to use and I really like the fact that it makes long, flat noodles too. It is a one of my favorite non-electric kitchen tools!
06-10-2007, 10:01 PM
06-11-2007, 09:37 PM
My wife has used ours and she says it works great, as long as the fruit isn't overly ripe (soft).
06-12-2007, 06:13 AM
Love mine, too. I think the trick is pressing down a bit while you crank the handle, to make sure the veg is getting sliced properly. :)
06-12-2007, 07:38 AM
have one, love it.
sometimes i do think the design could use tweaking,
but i wouldn't trade it in for the world.
06-12-2007, 09:22 AM
Love it. Hrm. Summer squash pasta for dinner tonight. =)
06-12-2007, 09:38 AM
I have two spiral slicers and much prefer one to the other.
One is dome-shaped with a handle on top like the one at the top of this link:
The other one is like the one at the bottom of the link just below the Joyce Chen one.
I prefer the oblong plastic one that has suction pads on its feet - the "pasta" is fatter/ wider in diameter and it can slice huge quantities at a time. The dome shapped ones have to be emptied frequently and mine make very thin "angel hair" noodles.
My oblong one was also much cheaper!
They are fab - my vegetable consumption shot up overnight as they make parsnips and sweet potatoes easier to eat than when they are in chunks.
I have one but I don't use it much. When I did I wasted a lot of zucchini 'cause the saladacco didn't spiral down to the blade. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the outcome and it really is delicious with a raw tomato sauce. I used to put the zucch. in a salad spinner to get rid of the excess water.
06-15-2007, 08:33 PM
I love mine - so quick to make pasta and put some kind of sauce on it like the marinara sauce, cheddar sauce (made with bell peppers), or pesto!
Does anyone know what the company is that makes it?
farong suay mak
06-15-2007, 08:35 PM
I just got the one Alissa's sells. Worked like a charm the first go around.
06-16-2007, 04:15 AM
i have one, it's great, i sliced sweet potatoes into chips with ease, i definitely recommend it!
06-16-2007, 06:10 PM
I have had the dome shaped one for several years and love the very fine string pasta, either zucchini or winter squash worked very well. It does take some muscle pressing down on the hand crank, but well worth the effort in my opinion. Mine was less than $20.00 - can't tell you where I ordered it from.
06-16-2007, 06:23 PM
..thought about buying one..but ive found carrot peelers and those odd 'zester' peelers work quite well as far as making good, various sized noodles.
06-18-2007, 10:25 AM
I love mine!! Works like a charm!
06-18-2007, 05:27 PM
Yep, I have one and love it. You have to have the top part locked in, so you turn it to the left until firmly in place. Then You make sure the little switch is to the left, then place your produce on the little point (it has to be cut to about 3 inches, the height of the machine). Apply pressure as you turn to get spirals. I was confused at first but now it works like a dream. The best spirals are with harder things like beets, carrots, zucchini works well too.
06-18-2007, 06:36 PM
I bought mine at kitchen and company, it was cheap and it was great for making sweet potato chips. Susan
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