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.
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 !!! :-)