Extra sturdy suction base
Easy and comfortable to use
Lidded box for safe blade storage
A bit more expensive than other models
We ran a variety of produce through the OXO Good Grips Tabletop Spiralizer to evaluate its cutting ability and ease of use. You can find packaged, pre-cut veggie “noodles” in the produce aisle of most grocery stores, but it’s way more cost-effective and, let’s face it, fun to DIY it. OXO is known for creating functional, safe, and comfortable kitchen gadgets. So, how does their tabletop version of the trendy spiralizer rank among the competition? Read on for our findings.
Setup: Nothing to it
This spiralizer requires minimal assembly. Out of the box, you’ll find the base, blade storage box (containing three color-coded blades), rotating hand crank, and a spiky ended piece to hold food in place while cutting. Setup only requires you to attach the hand crank and food holder to the base. We had it unpacked, put together, and were ready to start spiralizing in under a minute.
If it’s your first time spiralizing, you’ll also appreciate the brief, but easy-to-understand instruction and recipe booklets included in the box.
We had it unpacked, put together, and were ready to start spiralizing in under a minute.
Performance: Easy, effortless spiralizing
We’ve used other spiralizing tools in the past, but from the second we ran our first zucchini through the OXO Good Grips Tabletop Spiralizer, it stood out from the pack. Creating a pile of “zoodles” was easy as trimming the ends of the zucchini with a knife (so they laid flat), lining it up against the cutting blade, and then giving it a quick spin through the spiralizer.
Whether we used cucumbers, carrots, or potatoes, the spiralizer turned our produce into ribbons and spirals in seconds. No matter what we spiralized, we found it didn’t take much effort to advance our food through the tool, either—everything glided smoothly.
The three blades (spaghetti, fettucini, and ribbon) performed well with both less-firm veggies like cucumbers, and extra-firm produce like potatoes. The manual crank and side handle fit comfortably in our hand and were a breeze to use. We never felt like we were having to use force to get tougher vegetables spiralized.
No matter what we spiralized, we found it didn’t take much effort to advance our food through the tool—everything glided smoothly.
Then, there’s the spiralizer’s stability. With the flip of a lever, the extra-large suction cup on the bottom of the spiralizer gripped our countertops and provided all the stability we needed to feel sturdy and safe cutting even the firmest of vegetables. After running multiple carrot and potatoes through it, we were pleased to find it didn’t require repositioning.
Design: Durable, sleek, and fun
We like the OXO’s smooth, all-white design, color-coded blades, and comfortable-to-grip handles. In fact, the side handle (which you grip to advance food through the blades) even folds up when not in use to save storage space.
The three color-coded blades include a thin spaghetti cut, fettucini cut, and ribbon cut. When not in use, the blades can be stored in the clear, lidded blade box that attaches to the base for safe and compact storage.
Cleanup: An easy job
The manufacturer states all blades and parts are dishwasher safe, but that the blade storage box should be washed by hand. A quick rinse of all the parts in warm, soapy water was sufficient for us. We recommend using a cleaning brush, which is not included with the spiralizer, to dislodge any fruit or vegetable remnants from the blades and food holder, as these parts are extremely sharp and you don’t want fingertips or soft sponges near them.
The base wiped down easily with a damp cloth. The only drawback we found here was a little bit of liquid from our produce dripped down into the notch where the blades lock into the base. The notch is too small and narrow to fit a sponge or brush for cleaning, so there’s no good way to clean anything that may fall or drip into it.
Price: A little pricier, but worth it
The OXO Good Grips Tabletop Spiralizer retails for roughly $40. The majority of similar tabletop spiralizers retail for anywhere from $20 to $30, putting the OXO on the higher end of the price spectrum. That said, we think the sturdy suction feature, extra comfortable handles, and smooth operation are worth paying a little extra for.
OXO Good Grips Tabletop Spiralizer vs. Paderno World Cuisine 4-Blade Folding Spiralizer
This $50 spiralizer from Paderno World Cuisine (view on Amazon), features three similar-style blades as the OXO with the addition of a fourth angel-hair blade for very thin spiral cuts. It also folds into a compact rectangle with built-in blade storage, saving you a few inches of cabinet space when stored.
A folding unit may be appealing if you have limited storage space, but take note—it equates to more parts to set up and clean. We found the Paderno could produce the same cuts as the OXO, but the four-legged suction cup design was wobbly on our countertop and the shorter handles were far less comfortable to use. Either spiralizer is more than capable of getting the job done, but at $10 less, we’d recommend the OXO Good Grips Tabletop Spiralizer.
- Product Name Tabletop Spiralizer
- Product Brand OXO
- MPN 11151400
- Price $39.99
- Weight 3 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 9.75 x 6.25 x 8.25 in.
- Material BPA-free plastic, stainless steel, nylon
- Warranty OXO Better Guarantee replaces/refunds items with defects in materials or workmanship