Definition of spiralizer in US English:


(British spiraliser)


  • A kitchen device used to cut vegetables into long ribbons or strips resembling noodles or spaghetti.

    ‘forget smoothie makers, juicers, and blenders: the spiralizer is the health gadget of the year’
    • ‘Most spiralizers offer different blades to make thin noodles, thick noodles and wide, ribbon-style noodles.’
    • ‘If you do not own a spiraliser, then use a vegetable peeler or a knife to cut the veggies lengthways to make pasta ribbons.’
    • ‘Before we get to the recipe for this soup, here's a step-by-step tutorial for using a spiralizer to cut zucchini noodles.’
    • ‘Apples are an ideal fruit for the spiralizer: you don't need to peel them, and they get cored as part of the process.’
    • ‘I often get asked if spiralizers - tools that transform vegetables into noodle shapes - are worth buying.’


Mid 19th century (in the sense ‘something that moves in a spiral shape’): from spiral; the current sense dates from the early 21st century.