Vasta is a compact kitchen device that's been made to spin vegetables and fruits into thin sheets that you can use to make sandwich wraps, lasagna, desserts and more. Each device, which is similar in size to a rolling pin, has flip-down legs that'll help you rest it on your countertop instead of holding it in the air as you use it. It's also specified that each one is outfitted with a stainless steel blade that's tucked away so it won't accidentally slice your fingers.
The cost of Vasta is $19.99 plus $4.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Vasta at the discounted price of only $4.99 for a total price of $29.97.
Price is from As Seen on TV Commercial page: getvasta.com
To get started with creating sheets made from vegetables (or fruits), add your first vegetable to the open space you'll see in the middle of your device. If the vegetable is too long to fit within this space, you'll have to cut it down a bit. It also shouldn't be so wide that it's hanging more than two inches out one side. In those cases, it should be cut down, too.
Next, while keeping one hand on the vegetable to hold it in place, if necessary, insert the included spindle at the opposite end of the device from the twistable handle. The spindle should travel through the vegetable that's waiting within the device and come out on the other side.
Once you've put your spindle in, you can either hold the device in the air or use its legs to rest it on a countertop as you spin the red easy-grip handle. As you continue to spin the handle, you'll see thin vegetable (or fruit) sheets quickly coming out of the device. Logically, you should position your device so that these sheets end up on a cutting board or a large plate instead of your floor.
After your vegetable or fruit sheets are ready, it'll be time for you to do whatever you need to do to prepare them for serving and eating. This may involve adding sauces or other food items. If you're making food for a large family, you might want to use some sheets as makeshift noodles in lasagna. For a solo meal, you could wrap some meat or cheese in one of the sheets to create a wrap. The possibilities are almost endless!
As mentioned, this device is about the same size as a rolling pin, which makes it fairly compact. It'll likely fit into any medium or large-sized drawer that you'd like to store it in. If you'd like to continue making and eating delicious vegetable and fruit sheets while you're on the road, it also won't take up much space in your vehicle.
If you've got a dishwasher, it'll be safe for you to run your Vasta through it for cleaning purposes. However, since vegetables typically don't leave behind residue that could potentially cause food poisoning, you may sometimes want to just give your device a quick rinse with soap and water.
The blade within each Vasta is made from stainless steel, which means it likely won't need sharpening for years (if ever), even if you use your spinning device frequently. Aside from the default blade that will cut veggies and fruits into sheets, each device also comes with a fettuccine blade that can be temporarily added. Once you attach this blade, you'll be able to cut fruits and veggies into pasta-like strips.
The red twistable handle located on the end of each device has been designed to be incredibly comfortable for users to grip. Therefore, even if you have to prepare many fruit or veggie sheets, which may require you to spin the handle for a few minutes without a break, it's unlikely that your spinning hand will hurt. It's also unlikely that your hand will slip off the handle during the spinning process and interrupt the efficiency of your food preparation.
Once you've obtained a Vasta, you'll gain access to the virtual kitchen, which is an online recipe guide of sorts that'll show you how to make a variety of dishes with your sheets.
People who are following specific diets, such as the ketogenic diet, a gluten-free diet or a low-carb diet, will appreciate that vegetable and fruit sheets contain little fat, calories, or carbs. If you're dieting for medical reasons, you may find that you feel better after using your Vasta to create these sheets instead of making alternative food choices. Similarly, if you're dieting just because you want to drop pounds, making low-fat meals with your sheets may help you reach your goal weight quite quickly.
Usually, it's unsafe to let kids (at least, those under 12 years old) use a sharp stainless steel blade. Fortunately, however, the stainless steel blade within each Vasta is tucked out of reach. As a result, a child who wants to help in the kitchen will be able to use this device with little risk of accidental finger cuts. You should supervise any children under your care as they use this kitchen tool, though, and make sure they don't touch the middle of the device as churns out slices.
The slices (or spaghetti-style noodles) that this type of device makes will all be virtually the same size, so if you cook them, they'll all cook quite evenly. You won't end up biting into a larger one and finding it cold, or finding that a smaller one has been overcooked so much that it's burnt.
Almost any dessert becomes more interesting once it's got chocolate drizzled on top, so if you've made some fruit slices and are able to eat chocolate, you can simply drizzle chocolate on top of them. In seconds, you'll have a tasty dessert, which you can also make even better by stuffing the slices with something like whipped cream or jam before doing the drizzling.
Gluten-free diets and many other special diets call for the removal of bread, but sometimes, people don't know what to use as a replacement. Basically, though, vegetable sheets can be used as a stand-in for bread within any meal or dish, which means you won't have to stop eating wraps, paninis, calzones, and the like. You can even grill your sheets so that they taste crispier, like toasted bread.
If you were to cut up veggies or fruits into slices with just an ordinary kitchen knife, this may take you up to hours, and the slices may be too thick or uneven. On the other hand, Vasta will cut one vegetable or fruit into nice-looking slices in seconds, so it probably won't take you more than several minutes to cut up multiple veggies or fruits. That means your food will be on your table and in your belly much more quickly than it otherwise would be!
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