Having said that, using the Spiralife does take a bit of effort. You’ll need to push and twist with both arms to make it happen, especially if you are spiralizing something other than a zucchini. Overall, the effort is minimal, but folks prone to wrist, hand, or arm pain might think about investing in one of our other winners. The slicer does come with a grip cap that you can affix to the vegetable so you can get a better grip, but we didn’t need it.
The SpiraLife also comes with some bonus items. For around the same price as other handheld spiralizers, you also get a peeler, a scrub brush, and a carrying case. Sure, the tools may not be restaurant-grade quality, but they’re useful — especially the brush, which you’ll need to get veggie bits and pieces out of the blade. Luckily, the whole thing is dishwasher-friendly, so you don’t have to worry too much about cleanup.
All in, the SpiraLife is a great option for anyone who wants to add a little spiralized variety to their cooking. It’s incredibly simple to use and produced the most noodles out of all the models we tested. And because of its compact size, it’ll fit neatly in any drawer in your kitchen. Just don’t make it the junk drawer.
Get it from Amazon for $11.