Veggetti from JML

A few months ago, I had noted a device called Veggetti from JML which is essentially a spiralizer which is able to slice certain vegetables into long thin strips to look almost like spaghetti. It is said to work well with cucumbers, courgette and carrots, and replaces the pasta in the spaghetti with vegetables – healthier and lower-caloried option. I mentioned this to my wife who immediately dismissed it. But as it happens, a few weeks later due to her becoming more health-conscious and for reasons mentioned before in a previous post, she decided that this was now a good idea. And of course the next time I came across this, I bought one for her.

Cost of this was £11.99.

Function: To slice vegetables into thin long strips to replace the pasta in spaghetti

Reasons to use: Reduce carbohydrate intake, increase vegetable intake. For healthier eating as part of weight control programme. 

Veggetti 2.0 from JML
Veggetti 2.0 from JML
Works with various vegetables
Works with various vegetables

It comes with simple instructions, which I did not read. It is clear that looking at the device that the first cut is done by the flat blade inside the green receptacle to form a thin wide strip. The second blade which is in the white body then slices this into thinner longer strips.

Simple instructions
Simple instructions
The Veggetti 2.0
The Veggetti 2.0

Flat blade does initial slicing.

Blade on the receptacle to do initial slicing
Blade on the receptacle to do initial slicing

The toothed blade (fine and coarse) will do the slicing into the long thin strips.

Two sides with teeth of different distances - one for finer and the other for coarser slicing after the initial slicing by the flat blade
Two sides with teeth of different distances – one for finer and the other for coarser slicing after the initial slicing by the flat blade

The holder grips onto the vegetable and allows for the turning that results in the slicing of the vegetable.

Holder to grip the vegetables
Holder to grip the vegetables
Holder applied to cucumber
Holder applied to cucumber

As you can see, the cucumber does get sliced into very long thin curly strips similar to pasta.

Sliced cucumber - fine setting
Sliced cucumber – fine setting

The below is what is left and can’t be sliced further when using the holder. This obviously does not need to go to waste and can still be eaten. In fact my youngest daughter could not resist tucking into this and it was gone in no time at all.

Remnant of cucumber
Remnant of cucumber

The same can be done with carrots, which gives a crunchy texture and sweeter taste when mixed with other vegetables. A good combination really with cucumber or courgette.

Finely sliced carrot
Finely sliced carrot

Again there is a remnant after the slicing process. As my youngest daughter has not acquired a taste for carrots, she ignored this completely.

Remnant of carrot
Remnant of carrot

Now we do love it when my wife cooks spaghetti, so naturally we would tuck into it fairly quickly. So despite me having my camera at the dinner table and talking about the Veggetti while my wife ate her carrot/cucumber spaghetti, I actually forgot to take a picture of her plate. My excuse was that her spaghetti was too delicious to wait. But my wife really enjoyed it, and had a second serving too – and without any guilt of having too much calories. Doesn’t get better than that.

So as usual, my wife is a step behind and her thinking has come round to embrace a new idea. And she has shared this with her friends, who are now considering getting this as well.

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