So you have received your brand new tri-blade bodyharmonik spiralizer and now you are wondering what to do? We know some first-time users might be slightly confused so here are some detailed step by step instructions on how to spiralize.
Before you start, here are a few important tips:
- Ensure that the base is securely attached to a work surface (flat, dry & smooth) before using the spiralizer. If the spiralizer is moving, make sure the suction feet are set correctly. For more information, please check the instructions below.
- The spiralizer only works with firm fruits and vegetables. For example, it’s not suitable to use with berries, citrus fruits or avocado.
- For best results, choose larger/wider fruits and vegetables if possible.
- Cut the ends of the fruit or vegetable you are going to spiralize so both ends are flat before spiralizing.
- Once you are done spiralizing, don’t pull the spiralizer while the feet are attached to the surface. Instead, release each of the feet carefully before moving it.
How to use a spiralizer
Below you will find detailed step by step instructions and here is the video that will demonstrate how to spiralize a courgette, but the technique is the same with other vegetables as well.
- Choose your preferred blade. If you would like to know more about the blades and what vegetables each one is suitable for, have a look at this post.
- Store the unused blades in the base of the spiralizer.
- Before you begin, press all four rubber feet firmly on a dry, flat and smooth surface to create suction and prevent the spiralizer from moving.
- Press one flat end of the vegetable/fruit against the blade, aligning the centre of it with the round metal part of the blade. Then press the sharp teeth of the handle on the opposite side so the vegetable/fruit is secured.
- Use your left hand to push the side handle forward (towards the blade), while spinning the turning handle clockwise with your right hand.
- Clean the spiralizer straight away to avoid staining it. The turning handle part is removable for easy cleaning, as well as the blades.
- The vegetable you are spiralizing will be turned into very long continuous noodles, so to make them easier to eat and cook you might want to cut them into shorter noodles as demonstrated in the video.