There’s no question that diet and exercise both play huge roles in overall heath, but people tend to put too much emphasis on the former and not enough on the latter. This is especially true when it comes to weight loss; you can spend hours in the gym each week and it’s all for naught if you stuff yourself full of junk food and carbs every day. This is a big reason why vegetable spiralizers are such great things to have. Pasta is always a fast, easy, and delicious choice for dinner, but it’s also packed full of calories. Pick up one of the zucchini noodle makers we’ll recommend below, and that carb-heavy meal becomes a healthy dinner instead.

Best overall

Sometimes the first is in fact the best, and it doesn’t get any better than the Original Zoodle Slicer Complete Vegetable Spiralizer. It’s nowhere near as fancy or heavy-duty as the many spiralizers you can crank, but it’s much simpler and far easier to clean. There are no complex components or even any moving parts. Just stick a zucchini, carrot, or any similar vegetable into the end and turn it with your handle while applying pressure. Presto, you’ve got delicious vegetable noodles ready to be cooked up and sauced!

Best crank style spiralizer

The WonderVeg 5-Blade Vegetable Spiralizer is one of the strongest heavy-duty vegetable noodle makers you’ll ever come across. It makes quick work of any vegetable that crosses its path, and the strong 420-Japanese grade stainless steel blades will stay as razor sharp after the 100th use as they were after the first.

Best vertical crank spiralizer

The Zalik Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer uses a hand crank just like the WonderVeg model we recommended, but it’s vertically oriented instead of horizontally oriented. This form factor is actually a fantastic option for people concerned with portion control, because the vegetable noodles feed into an integrated plastic container. Fill the container and you’ve got one portion, whereas people tend to overeat if they just keep making more noodles until their vegetables are done.

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