Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Review of the Remarkable Veggetti and a Giveaway




Is it an egg timer? No.
Is it a medical device? No.
Is it a model railroad water tower? No.

It's a Veggetti!

I received this nifty little kitchen gadget from the Ontel Company just in time for the hot and humid summer season when the cucumbers, zucchini and other summer veggies start catapulting out of the garden.

Cucumber Salad

I first tried out the Veggetti with some garden cucumbers. They went in the thin end, but were TOO thin, so I used the thick blade side and they were perfect. The Veggetti spirals through the cucumber very quickly and I then chopped up the long strands, doused them with rice wine vinegar, a splash of olive oil, some salt, pepper and chopped fresh herbs, and voila! A quick, refreshing cucumber salad for the dinner table in short order.

We were wise enough to only plant one zucchini plant in our garden this summer, so we are not being overrun by these plants (the buttercup squash is another story-what a space hog!). I made the recipe for Cold Zucchini Salad that was in the recipe booklet that came with the Veggetti. You run several zucchini through the thick end of the gadget, chop them, and then toss them with 2 tsp. salt in a sieve. After 10-15 minutes, you squeeze out the excess moisture and toss in a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice and chopped herbs. Easy and luscious! One can also toss in some chopped toasted walnuts as an option, which sounds even more decadent.


I haven't yet tried to make pasta from vegetables with my Veggetti, but I am looking forward to that for some lighter-on-the-carbs summer dinners. Also want to make some hash browns soon using potatoes in my Veggetti.

I found this kitchen gadget very versatile and easy to use. It is incredibly sharp, so cautious handling when cleaning it (I poke errant veggie pieces out of the Veggetti with a chopstick) is definitely advised. There's a spiked disk that is included that one stabs on the end of the vegetable when you are working it through the Veggetti so that protects your fingers when you are slicing things up.

Ontel has graciously offered to provide a giveaway opportunity to one of my Crispy Cook readers to receive a Veggetti Gift Package from Ontel consisting of a Veggetti, recipe booklet and $25 Visa gift card. To enter the giveaway, you can leave a comment below. You can earn an additional giveaway entry by liking the Crispy Cook on Facebook. If you already have liked the Crispy Cook, you can earn a second giveaway entry by leaving a comment on the Crispy Cook Facebook post about this Veggetti giveaway.  Deadline for entries is August 15, 2014. Contestants limited to the U.S. No Post Office box addresses allowed.

**Note: I received a Veggetti Gift Package as described above from Ontel, but I was not obligated to post and my comments about this product, as always, are completely my own. 


23 comments:

Linda Henderson said...

This looks like an interesting gadget. Maybe it would help my grandkids eat more veggies. Liked on Facebook and commented.

Lisa Brown said...

i eat a lot of zucchini and cut it by hand, this unit will come in handy. thank you for the chance to win :)
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Mami2jcn said...

It looks like a handy kitchen tool!

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Anonymous said...

As someone who is on a very restricted diet , this sounds like a great gadget.

kellyr78 said...

I would like to incorporate more veggies into my family's meals using the Veggetti.
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Susan Christy said...

I really want to try the Veggetti

JC said...

Cucumber Salad is a great idea. I would try squash and zucchini dishes too.

Kristen said...

I'd like to try making some pesto zucchini with this!

MonsterAteMy said...

Looks like fun!

ufg8trj said...

I would love to try this with zucchini and squash

meredith m said...

This looks so cool!

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Staci A said...

I'd love to try this with all the veggies from our garden!

Staci A said...

I commented on FB. Thanks!

Jennai said...

With our abundance of zucchini this year, this would be grear to have!
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Annabelle said...

Wow, this looks great! I love to use spaghetti squash as “noodles” in stir-fry: it’s gluten free, and in this dish, I prefer it to pasta. However I’ve found that spaghetti squash can be hard to find, so the Veggetti would be perfect for slicing up all kinds of vegetables.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Amanda Sakovitz said...

I am trying to eat healthier and I would love to make squash spaghetti!

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Birdie Bee said...

I have so wanted to try this kitchen gadget as my family eats a lot of zucchini as I have a garden and want to make zucchini spaghetti. This looks so awesome!

Birdie Bee said...

I would love to try this as I grow zucchini and would try out zucchini spaghetti on my family. This is an awesome little gadget.

Thomas Murphy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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