Brieftons Vertico Spiralizer – A How-To Guide

Please check out the images, videos and guides below before using your Brieftons Vertico Spiralizer. They will help you use the product correctly. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it looks, as you will soon find out!

Quick Links:
Full Video Demo
What are the ideal vegetables for the Vertico?
How to Assemble
How to Change the Cutting Mode
Possible Vegetable Patterns
How to Clean the Spiralizer
Customer’s Videos

Full Video Demo

For a full video guide to using the Brieftons Vertico Spiralizer, please watch this video:

What are the ideal vegetables for the Vertico?

  • It is important to use FIRM (not soft) zucchini, and not “jumbo” ones that tend to have a lot of seeds.
  • Ideal vegetables are those that are thick, firm, and shaped like a log, straight (not curved), such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchinis, cucumbers, carrots, turnips, rutabagas, beetroots, large radishes, apples, pears, etc.
  • If spiralizing cucumbers, firm English cucumbers work best.
  • Very hard vegetables such as butternut squash are not recommended to use with the Vertico, because they may cause damage to the spiralizer.
  • Eggplants cannot be spiralized well due to their texture.

How to Assemble

See the demo video showing how to change the blade here:

How to Change the Cutting Mode

To select the desired slicing mode, do the following:

  • Pull the knob
  • Turn to the desired slicing mode
  • Release the knob so that it can lock into position

Knob hard to pull out? Sometimes the knob may be harder to pull out when it’s new. In that case, you can try to apply some oil on the inside of the knob mechanism. Use vegetable oil (e.g. coconut, olive oil) or silicon spray (not food safe, but good if you don’t have vegetable oil).

See the demo video showing how to change the blade here:

Possible Vegetable Patterns

There are 4 standard slicing modes, each marked with a number, as shown below:

1. Endless spirals (max 55 mm), for ribbon cuts
2. Coarse Julienne (12 mm), for papardelle pasta
3. Medium Julienne (6 mm), for fetuccine pasta
4. Fine Julienne (3 mm), for spaghetti pasta

Here are some more creative uses for the Vertico spiralizer that you might want to experiment with:

  • Use mode 1 to create capsicum spirals, onion spirals, apple chips, etc.
  • Cut 1 V-shaped track along the length of a potato and then down to the center, and use mode 1 to create circular potato shreds. Similarly, cut 2 V-shaped tracks to create curvy potato shreds
  • Use it as a basic mandoline slicer by removing the top rack, setting the blade mode to 1, and using your hand protected by a kitchen glove to manually move the vegetable across the flat blade in one direction (great for potato chips or shredded cabbage). Important: This mode is only to be done by adults with care. A protective kitchen glove should be worn to prevent possible hand injuries. Do not let your fingers touch the blades.

Here is a diagram to show the different food patterns you can create with the Vertico…

Vertico's Cutting Patterns

See the demo video showing how to achieve different veggie patterns here:

Due to the large number of vegetables that the spiralizer can be used for, it’s not possible to have a definite list of vegetables that should be spiralized for each blade. However the general rules of thumb are:

  • Softer vegetables can use any blade
  • For harder vegetables such as sweet potato or butternut squash, we recommend the use of a bigger blade e.g. 6mm or 12mm blades. This is because a smaller blade will have more blade teeth which may cause more resistance when used with a harder vegetable
  • Vegetables with layers or a hollow inside e.g. onions, cabbages, bell peppers should use the Flat blade

How to Clean the Spiralizer

  • Rinse with warm water and mild detergent after use.
  • Clean the blades with a cleaning brush of choice, or use the provided cleaning brush.
  • Hand washing is recommended to prolong the life of the product.
  • If washed in a dishwasher, use cold water only, as hot water can warp the suction cups and prevent them from working correctly.

Sometimes carrots may leave stains on the spiralizer’s plastic. If that happens, try one of the 2 methods below:

  • The easier method: Use baking soda to clean the stain.
  • The most effective method: Mix a paste of baking soda and dish soap, scrub it on the stain, let it sit for 20 minutes, scrub it again, and rinse it thoroughly. Repeat as necessary until the stain is removed.

See the demo video showing how to clean the Vertico spiralizer here:


Here are some quick tips to get the best results when using the Brieftons Vertico Spiralizer…

  • Produce selection is paramount for the Vertico to work correctly. Choose thick, firm and straight vegetables.
  • Place the spiralizer on an even, flat surface while using it.
  • Cut off each vegetable end to form a flat surface to attach to the slicer.
  • Place the vegetable straight in the middle of the vegetable holder, making sure it does not lean heavily toward any particular side.
  • Apply constant pressure to the turning handle, while rotating. This will ensure the item being spiralized will come in contact with the blade.
  • There will be a small vegetable leftover once the spiralizer has finished processing the vegetable/fruit. Simply cut that up to use in your salad or cooking.
  • The included manual shows the best practices, so please take a quick look at it if you haven’t done so.
  • For vegetables with a skin, peeling the skin off will make it easier to spiralize them.
  • For harder vegetables, pre-boiling them first will make it easier to spiralize them.

Customers’ Videos

These videos show how some Brieftons customers use the Vertico spiralizer. They contains many good tips from a customer’s perspective.

Link to Suzanne’s review with more useful usage tips


Please take extra care to avoid any direct contact with exposed blades during assembly, use and clean-up.

  • Assembly: Out of the box the default factory setting for the blade mode is 1 (Ribbon cuts). Always make sure this is the case before assembling the product in order to avoid any accidental injury.
  • Use: Keep your hands away from the blades at all time.
  • Clean-up: Make sure to use the provided cleaning brush to clean the blades.
  • Storage: Make sure set the blade mode to 1 (Ribbon cuts) before storing the unit away.

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