Occasionally, I buy toys that are as good in practice as they were in the "I want, I want, I want it" stage.
I love my spiral slicer. Yes, it takes up valuable space in my kitchen. Yes, the suction cups always seem to suction when I don't want them to (and never when I do). And yes, I have often times come close to slicing my own fingers (I'm notorious for that, so don't blame the slicer). But when all is said and done, this is one toy I adore.
I've used it a few times to make curly fries or onions - but what I generally use it for is to make "pasghetti". That's what I call my raw zucchini sliced in long spaghetti threads :) Check out the carrots in the above photo to get an idea of what I'm talking about.
With raw pasghetti, I can have a hearty "pasta" dinner without the late night stuffed belly - a win/win situation for me! Last night's dinner was particularly glorious: pasghetti with turkey meatsauce (which was equally simple to prepare):
1 Jennie-O turkey burger patty
1 can of sodium free crushed tomato
1 zucchini (green squash)
Defrost turkey burger and crumble in hot skillet. Once the meat is browned, add tomato (however much you like) and season to taste. Cook through and plate over spiral cut zucchini.
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