I keep an eye out for non electric gadgets that will make my life easier! (its my SHTF mentality) I think this one is worth space here in permies and then I figured out another system to use the end result on which is non electric too!
Check out Mueller Spiral Ultra on Amazon,you will be very happy you did! This item straight slices, spiral slices and shreds and it has a juicer attachment to boot! Why bother with it you say? I can use a knife you say? Well yeah but for less than $35 dollars your simple life stays simple and food looks great to boot! The spiral slicer will give you very fine pieces of veggie to use in place of pasta, I used it on an apple and got such thin pieces I thought it might work very nicely in a bread or cake! They give you a recipe book too (which i have not read yet) but they do say you don't really need to even cook your zucchini, just pour your sauce over it and the hot from whatever sauce you cooked will be all you need for the zucchini.
I don't get paid for telling you all about this, I am just thrilled that it works, is quality and best of all its people powered!
So a few weeks back I was looking at my electric food dryer and just didn't want to plug it in and let it go all day, I felt bad that I even bought the thing... Anyway, since forever I've always looked at solar food dryers and planned to, one day, build one but never got around to it. And then I was in Lowe's and looking for screening to construct a food dryer (when I had the time) and saw these already made up screens for about $6.00 in a package of two! They come clipped together and your supposed to throw the clips away and then install your two screens in the windows you got them for! Oh my gosh! Lowe's is selling my pre-made food dryer! I got one package and took it home and it sat till I took the time to slice food up. Well by now you see where I am going with this, that Spiral Ultra slices food so thin and with no effort! I stuck the apple I'd sliced in between the two screens and put the clips back on and then ran in here to tell all of you about it after I put it out in the sun!
That's it, if any of you have anything to add I would love to hear!