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Veggie Bullet vs Cuisinart Spiralizer (PrepExpress)

Do you want to step up your spiralizing game by getting the Veggie Bullet or the Cuisinart Prep-Express Spiralizer SSL-100, but cannot decide which one you should go for? Here, we compare and contrast these two multi-functional spiralizers so you'll have a better idea of which one is better suited to your needs. Note: This article contains affiliate links, which means that if you buy a spiralizer or any other product through those links, the author of this article may receive a small commission, of course without any change in price for you.

What They Have in Common

Both help you incorporate more vegetables into your diet

Processing boring vegetables like zucchini, carrots and sweet potatoes into attractive and easy-to-cook shapes is a wonderful way to incorporate more healthy foods into your diet. With blades for spiralizing, slicing and shredding, both the Veggie Bullet and the Cuisinart Prep-Express SSL-100 tick the box of a multi-functional veg prepping gadget.

Both are operated by a motor, making meal preparation a snap

Slicing vegetables with a knife, shredding them on a box grater, and spiralizing them with a manual spiralizer are all potentially tedious tasks, especially if you need to process a lot of food. With an electric vegetable prepping gadget such as the Veggie Bullet or the Cuisinart Prep-Express SSL-100, your vegetables will turn into slices, shreds and noodle-like strips in a snap.

Limitations as to what foods you can spiralize, slice and shred

One downside that these two machines share is the limited size of the feed tube. So, whether you get the Veggie Bullet or the electric Cuisinart Spiralizer/Shredder/Slicer, you will only be able to slice, shred and spiralize vegetables that fit into the tube. What's more, not only do you have to pay attention to the size of the vegetables you want to process, you also have to ensure that the vegetables are neither too soft nor too hard.

Key Differences

The Cuisinart Prep-Express has more settings than the Veggie Bullet

While the standard Veggie Bullet has three settings (spiralizing, slicing and shredding), the Cuisinart Prep-Express SSL-100 is capable of producing eight different types of cuts. The Prep-Express comes with two interchangeable feed tubes, and each tube is compatible with the four cutting cones. The following comparison chart provides an overview of the different cuts you can create with the Veggie Bullet and the Cuisinart Prep-Express SSL-100:

ModelWhat it Makes
Veggie Bullet
  • Noodle-shaped spirals
  • Thin slices
  • Shreds
Electric Cuisinart Spiralizer
Cuisinart Prep Express
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  • 0.1" thin noodle-shaped spirals
  • 0.4" wide noodle-shaped spirals
  • Smooth ribbon-shaped spirals
  • Crinkled ribbon-shaped spirals
  • 0.1" thin shreds
  • 0.4" wide shreds
  • Smooth slices
  • Crinkled slices

Built-in container vs no built-in container

The Cuisinart Prep-Express SSL-100 has a built-in container. While a made-to-fit container is practical in many situations, it can also be a disadvantage because it can only hold five cups of food, which means you may have to empty frequently if you are spiralizing a lot of vegetables. The Veggie Bullet, by contrast, functions much the same way as a salad shooter when you use it as a shredder or a slicer: it shoots the sliced or grated food right out of its wide spout, directly into any bowl you place under the spout. However, when the Veggie Bullet is used as a spiralizer, it has a built-in container just like the Cuisinart Prep-Express.

Differences in price

If you are a budget-conscious shopper, your quest for the perfect 3-in-1 slicer/shredder/spiralizer might in the end boil down to price. To view the current Amazon price for the Veggie Bullet or the Cuisinart Prep-Express SSL-100, click on the links below: