Billing itself as a healthier alternative to carb-heavy spaghetti, comes Vegetti. 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.
Vegetti 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 Vegetti Works
Vegetti 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.
Vegetti comes with:
- Vegetti Slicer
- Gourmet Recipe Guide
- Super Slicer (+ S & H)
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Vegetti Pricing, Return, and Shipping
You can order Vegetti 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 Vegetti 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 Vegetti’s high cost and the lousy BBB ratings, it’s not worth it.
It works and it is easy to use.
Purchase mine at a local Walgreens. The product does exactly what it is suppose to do. If you don't know going in that it isn't traditional spaghetti but a low carb version that has been used for several years, then sorry. All it does is make it easier, and it IS easier to use than other methods of trying to make string out of veggies.
The only drawback is clean up. Not easy to clean.
I used my Veggetti on 4/13/13. It was excellent, in 2 minutes it spiraled a zucchini to look like pasta for this evenings main course. Appearance and Presentation keep the dieter, clean eater, healthy lifestyle transition fun. My zucchini" Pasta" sauteed ground turkey,spinach and prego light smart sauce dish came out awesome! Presentation and Taste!
Great Product, easy to use and very affordable
I purchased this at Bed Bath and Beyond using a coupon. It came to under 12.00. I spiraled my zuchinni in about two minutes, cooked for two minutes and added sauce , fresh basil and grated cheese. the entire meal was prepped and plated in under 10 minutes. I put the slicer in my dishwasher and look forward to using again tonight.. It's worth the $15,00 to make healthy meals or side dishes. It's easy to use and does exactly what it says. I'm not sure about using harder vegetables like carrots, but that isn't why i purchased it. I bought it for the sole purpose of using with zucchini.
not spaghetti, but still good
I am diabetic and need to avoid pasta, so I picked this up at Bed Bath & Beyond for $14.99 (minus my 20% off coupon) and immediately put a zucchini through it and put some sauce on it I had in the freezer. No, it's not spaghetti. But I can twirl it on my fork and have my sauce, which is the reason to have pasta in the first place, and not worry about my blood sugar spiking. Healthy eating means learning to adjust. I bought one for a friend too.
If you are expecting to have zucchini taste just like pasta, prepare to be disappointed. But if you don't want pasta and are looking for an alternative, this is it. and you won't lose your fingertips or knuckles on a mandolin!
This is a total rip off. Anticipating on using it a lot, I went for the upgrade, which is supposed to be a higher quality steel & last longer. All it did was peel the cuke. Tried the squashes & same thing. I have tried calling customer service & it rings a couple of times & goes dead. Also the original number called, you can no longer talk with a person. It is all done with a phone tree, prompting you to do everything with the automated system.
Looked for such a product for years!
20 years ago a posh club served us a dinner with "cucumber spaghetti" and it was outstanding. For years I tried many slicers to duplicate those long spaghetti-like strands of cucumbers (or other SOFT vegetables: keyword is SOFT).
The julienne slicers are not desiged to do this. Nothing worked, until I found this lttle device. I AM SO PLEASED WITH IT. The "Vegetti" is WELL WORTH THE PRICE. I even bought a second one as a back-up!
Portable and cost effective!
I'm newly vegan and on a budget. It took me 5 mins to make my squash spaghetti. it was great I can put this in my pocketbook and not have to worry about eating at a friends !! Its great for folks with Celiacs disease.
Will not work on any narrow or soft vegetables like carrots or egg plants; gets clogged easily. Also IMPOSSIBLE to clean, and you can easily cut your fingers to ribbons trying.
Tried to get a live rep to query why a $14.99 item totalled up to $30 with the 'free' slicer. Getting another recorded sounding voice I swore saying scam to hang up. Then the voice comes on to say I will be charged with indecent call. Can't even object to scams without getting charged?
Much better than I imagined. I use it daily. terrific for one person. Easy cleaning. Everything tastes so fresh. LOVE MY VEGETTI.
Get Your Veggeti At Walmart!!
Spaghetti with out the carbs Wow!! I got my Vegetti at Walmart in the: "As Seen On TV" section. I will be doing so many dinners and can't wait to try different ideas with The Vegettie!! I adore garlic & pasta!! This one tool will help me lose weight!! When I think of the calories I will save. How awesome is that!! :))
I just purchased my vegetti yesterday. just finished the most amazing Zucchini pasta. I tossed the zucchini pasta into a fry pan with olive oil, fresh garlic, diced mushrooms, chopped bell peppers and topped with a little pepper and fresh grated parmesan cheese! Yumm.....so healthy and delish!! We definately be using this a lot.
Awesome tool (company does need help with customer service)
Since I limit grains and recommend low-glycemic, grain- free diets to my patients, I longed for a gadget that creates spaghetti out of vegetables. I was thrilled when I learned about the Veggetti and I absolutely love using it. It did, however, take more than 4 weeks from the date of purchase until I received it. I believe I ordered 2 also, and I only received one. Wish the tool was available in stores so more people would have access to it and would receive better customer service.
Love my Vegetti! Completely agree with reviewer. Also purchased at Walgreen's without paying the shipping and handling charges. Certainly worth the $14.99 cost.
I also ordered the veggetti maker, after days of waiting for the product I never received it, so now I'm out of $29.97. I still want to try it out, so I guess I will try to find it some where else, like Walgreens or something.
A friend got this, said it worked fine, but wondered how long the blades would last before they go dull. I think it's too expensive for such a cheap device, so if I decide to get one, I will use coupons and get it for 9.99 at bed,bath and beyond!!
We got our vegetti maker at Walgreen's Pharmacy. No shipping. No waiting. (Daughter's a veghead.) This is a great little tool! Of course vegetti-sliced squash doesn't taste like pasta: it's squash! However, Zucchini and yellow squash sliced vegetti style and combined with some spinach and basil spaghetti, a little butter, wine and garlic, plus fresh spinach and chicken for those of us who are meat eaters was an excellent meal. The cutter is sharp but comes with a pusher to save fingers. Works like a champ and although I thought the vegetti squash would fall apart when cooked, it had amazing texture: more like spaghetti than I had expected. We stir fried it a bit (like 1-2 mins didn't boil it and it was awesome. Next we are doing vegetti style potatoes and carrots made into potato pancakes. And vegetti'd vegetables in a salad. And I found myself telling a stranger about this little gadget the next time I was at Walgreen's...mainly because it WORKS. Weird, eh?
They sent this, so they said after 3 months to the wrong address. The rep Gary said he could not refund my $5.00 as they overcharged me but he would "leave a note" for someone. I am out $27 and have no veggetti. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THESE CRIMINALS!!!!!!!
I'm a natural health consultant and a raw food lover, this little handheld device is pretty awesome.it's easy to use it simple to clean.and most people know you're not making pasta , yes its a vegetable sliced up to simulate look of pasta.but anyone on a raw food diet is going to love it !! and the people that love pasta but don't love the carbs , still want the concept of pasta this is for them.slightly warming the zucchini pasta ,and topping it with your favorite sauce or gravy will satisfied the pasta lover in anyone !!! :-)