Billing itself as a healthier alternative to carb-heavy spaghetti, comes Veggetti. This handheld device claims you can cut vegetables such as zucchini or carrots into long, thin strips that resemble traditional pasta, but have less calories.
Veggetti is sold by Ontel Products, Inc., based in Fairfield, NJ. They are not BBB Accredited and they currently have a C rating, due to hundreds of complaints within the last 3 years. The website itself is “powered by” Liquid Focus, which is also not BBB Accredited and has an F rating.
How Veggetti Works
Veggetti is a hourglass-shaped device with 12 stainless-steel blades on both ends. You stick in your favorite long-and-thin veggie like a carrot and twist. Essentially, you are “peeling” the vegetable: one end offers thinner strips, and the other thicker. Once cut, it says you can boil like pasta and serve with your favorite sauce as well as make things like salads, garnishes, and hash browns.
Veggetti comes with:
- Veggetti Slicer
- Gourmet Recipe Guide
- Super Slicer (+ S & H)
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Veggetti Pricing, Return, and Shipping
You can order Veggetti for $14.99 plus $6.99 S & H plus $1 “Web Service Fee” for a total of $22.98. If you want the “free” Super Slicer, add $6.99 for S & H for a total of $29.97. If you don’t like the product, return within 30 days (you pay for shipping) and get your money back, minus original S & H and WSF.
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Bottom Line: Is Veggetti a Scam?
First of all - you are not making “spaghetti” with this device. You are merely slicing vegetables to RESEMBLE pasta - you will not be fooled when you take a bite. That said, there is always a case for eating healthier, and this may increase you and your family’s vegetable intake. But because of Veggetti’s high cost and the lousy BBB ratings, it’s not worth it.
Go for it - good way to eat veggies
I saw Boy George demonstrate a recipe with this on Queen Latifah's show. I assumed it was a paid product placement, but it gave me confidence to buy one the next time at I saw it at Walmart. I love it! I only use it for zucchini and yellow squash so far, but it's a great replacement for pasta. So easy to use. There is a little veggie left that cannot be easily sliced, but it's not like you can't use that part for something else. I'm now looking around for new sauce ideas. That's how I came upon this site.
I am a picky eater and am always looking to eat healthier. When my friend picked one of these up, I thought she was nuts until I bought one just to try it. I LOVE IT! It is not hard to use at all so I don't know what others are complaining about. I have carpal tunnel and tendonitis in my hands/wrists and I have not problem. I have used zucchini and yellow squash with ease. No mushing, no wasting. I saute mine with a tad of olive oil and add sauce from Trader Joes. Since eating this once a day for 1 week, I have already started feeling better due to a large increase in veggies intake and lost a pound! I will continue to use this product and has earned a thumbs up from me! I always make some when people come over so they can try it and have not have 1 person who didn't like it. :)
I absolutely love this little thing! I bought it about a month ago and use it almost every night! Last night I sautéed veggetti zucchini in a little olive oil and garlic, added a handful of shrimp and some marinara sauce. I topped it with hot pepper and I had a VERY low calorie Shrimp Fra Diavolo. I also make a peanut sauce and again, use zucchini to make Asian Sesame Noodles. This little gadget is great!
I have only used zucchini but it makes great tasting faux pasta. Less carbs less calories healthier me. I have put pasta sauce over it and cold sesame sauce for Asian variety. There's no taste other than what you choose to put on it. Such a simple tool so easy to use. It is sharp as it warns you do not put your fingers inside. Easy to clean. Great product I wish I had invented!
Veggetti Slicer is useless
We purchased the Veggetti at bath & beyond. I do not care for it because when trying to spiral cut a potato, it does not cut the whole potato. One has to dig out the ends, same goes for other vegetables. Safety holder is useless because it grabs the vegetables. But once they go down half way, that is it. Whatever vegetable one uses, half of it is wasted. I am not wasting my time taking it back, it goes in the garbage where it belongs. I do not recommend it.
Love this product, I use it AT LEAST 3 times a week. It can be a little dangerous (read the directions, be cautions) due to the sharp edges. It leaves a bit of unused veggie that can't be "vegettied" that I just slice up and throw into the dish. For carrots, buy the fattest ones you can or they can slip through. Overall, I haven't found a problem with the product that can't easily be overcome. Benefits definitely outweigh that issues.
Bought this at Bed Bath and Beyond. If it worked well, it's a great invention. But I made zucchini and it mushed it and wasted about half the zucchini. Very hard to use. The little amount of zucchini pasta tasted great because of the way I prepared it. But I was afraid of cutting my hand. The safety piece doesn't grab onto the veggies. I would not recommend it.
Get it cheap and use it a lot...
Get a 5 dollar coupon for Bed Bath and Beyond and the Veggetti will cost you 10 bucks. I bought 3 in the last month for my daughters and for me. We all love it and use are creativity to make delicious nutritious dinners. A great way to add a bunch of needed veggies into your body.
There are some people who cannot use a screwdriver. I would not recommend this item for them. For everybody else it's a 5 star. It adds a special texture that is pleasing to the taste buds even though it's the same veggie.
This little device is so poorly designed. To use anything small-like a carrot, you almost get hand cramps trying to twist the carrot and keep the vegetable pressed against the blade. Not an easy feat. Carrots will break easily-what to do when it's in small pieces? Small=impossible. The strange grabber lid-thing does nothing-it reaches only one-eighth of an inch into the device and, in essence, hangs onto nothing. Device became discolored with the carrot and also was not easy to clean. Impossible to use with anything smaller than 2 inches in diameter. I will send it back for a refund.
I purchased the Vegetti in CVS after my Mom kept raving about it. I thought I had nothing to lose, especially since I had a 30% off coupon, so it only cost me a little over $10.00. The first time I used it, I used a zucchini on the thin side of the Vegetti. I was amazed at how it sliced it up just like pasta! I put it in a pan with a little cooking spray and salt and pepper and cooked it until it was soft. At the same time, I boiled a small amount of angel hair pasta. When it was done, I drained the angel hair and mixed it with the cooked zucchini in a bowl. I added some pasta sauce and grated cheese. I honestly could not believe how good it was! I felt like I was eating a HUGE bowl of pasta for a fraction of the calories. I could not taste the difference between the pasta and the zucchini. I love the Vegetti. It's a great way to get your veggies, eat delicious food, and cut your calories at the same time!
I purchased this somewhat on a whim, thinking that even if I couldn't make squash taste like spaghetti the way they claim, I could make Vietnamese salad, or sharpen really big pencils or whatever.
It's amazing. The squash holds up well to pan frying, it holds up to tomato sauce, and adds a new dimension of texture. I couldn't tell I was eating zucchini instead of pasta after I stir-fried it lightly in olive oil & garlic. I haven't tried boiling it yet but I will... even if it doesn't hold up to that, I'm completely satisfied.
A word of caution- don't stick your fingers into it trying to wring the last bits out of the vegetable stub... or you'll end up with finger stubs. It's sharp in there!