Behind the Design: OXO Hand-Held Spiralizer
Curious about spiralizing produce? The OXO Hand-Held Spiralizer easily creates vegetable noodles for healthier meals.
We designed our Hand-Held Spiralizer after the Tabletop Spiralizer for those looking for a smaller alternative. Whether you’re looking to spiralize zucchini, carrots, potatoes and more, we wanted to create an easy-to-use tool for smaller jobs and drawers.
The Design of the Hand-Held Spiralizer
When designing the Hand-Held Spiralizer, we wanted to make sure it could handle larger produce, like the hefty sweet potato, while still fitting comfortably in your hands. OXO product engineer Mack had the brilliant idea of using the body of our water bottle as a guide. We had already done extensive user testing around this particular shape and size being comfortable for many hands, so our first prototype was constructed from a section of a water bottle with blades glued in. It wasn’t pretty, but it worked really well.
Since then, we’ve refined the design to fit easily in any kitchen drawer and will twist out curly, springy noodles (not flat, flimsy noodles) every time.
Maybe you’re a spiralizer-skeptic, too. If it makes you feel any better, you don’t have to call them noodles. You can call them zoodles, you can call them spoodles, you can call them anything you’d like.
We should also note that zucchinis are just the beginning. You should feel inspired to try cucumbers, apples, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, and plenty more. Also, don’t feel pressured to forgo pasta altogether. Mix half pasta with half spiralized noodles. One combo we love: soba noodles with spiralized sweet potatoes and carrots, covered in a spicy peanut sauce.
Need more spiralizer inspiration? Try this Zucchini Shrimp Pasta from I Heart Umami and let us know what you think.