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Do you love to be inventive with your cooking? You may be looking to add a spiralizer to your kitchen arsenal. It can make fruit and vegetables more exciting, plus help you eat healthier and achieve your five-a-day.
If you already have the KitchenAid stand mixer, you’ll know how versatile it can be. Well, it’s about to get better thanks to the KitchenAid Spiralizer attachment. We’re going to take a look at the KSM1APC and how it compares to the KSM2APC. Let’s get started.
About the KitchenAid KSM1APC Spiralizer
The KSM1APC spiralizer is designed to be compatible with all KitchenAid stand mixers. It’s able to spiralize anything from apples to potatoes. You’ll receive four quick-change blades, along with a peeling blade. Other parts include the main body and skewer. Most of the parts are made from metal for durability, with plastic on the blade levers.
The four different blades include a spiral slicing blade for large core, which is best for apples and pears. The spiral slicing blade small core is recommended for beets and zucchinis. The fine spiralizing and medium spiralizing blades work well with potatoes and zucchinis.
You’ll be able to identify what each blade is since they have icons on the plastic level. There’s a recommended speed for each blade in the instruction’s manual. This will usually be four or six and you can transition up to these speeds for the best results.
It’s easy to use the KitchenAid KSM1APC spiralizer. All you have to do is attach the main body onto the power hub of the stand mixer. This means inserting the shaft housing and tightening the screw. Put the vegetable you wish to spiralize onto the skewer, removing the stem and cutting off both ends. Food can’t be longer than 5.5 inches; any more than this length should be cut with a knife. The diameter should also be between 1.5 and 3.75 inches. You can place a bowel underneath the machine to catch your food. Then you choose the blade you desire and pull the release level to align it with the vegetable. It operates using the power of the motor.
For storage, everything can be organized away into the case supplied with the product. All of the blades and parts have their own slot for easy and quick access. The blades are designed to be dishwasher safe; just place them in the top rack. However, the body of the attachment should be wiped with a cloth and it can’t be immersed in water. There is a one-year warranty provided with the KitchenAid KSM1APC spiralizer.
KSM1APC v KSM2APC
If you’re purchasing a KitchenAid spiralizer attachment, you might already be aware that there are two models; KSM1APC and KSM2APC. Essentially, the KSM2APC model is an upgraded version that includes more blades. There are no significant changes to any of the elements, such as the construction, size or usability. It all comes down to the blades and instead of receiving four, you can enjoy six blades and an optional peeling blade.
The six blades include three spiraling blades; extra-fine, fine and medium. There are also three slicing blades, a large core, small core and thin slice small core. The new ones are the extra-fine spiraling blade and the thin slicing small core blade. It’s all down to whether you want different options when it comes to the width of the width cut.