The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
African American female student studying from home during lockdown
Pediatric NP Online Programs: Alleviating Gaps in Colorado's Healthcare System
April 10, 2024

In Colorado's intricate healthcare sector, the provision of specialized care to its pediatric population remains a challenge. Pediatric Nurse...

Huber: The Veggetti: the kitchen gadget that every college student needs

Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board.

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of the college kid living off of ramen and boxed mac and cheese stereotype. Especially since moving off campus, my kitchen has been very well stocked, and I would consider myself to be a good cook (or I should be at this point, considering the amount of time I’ve spent watching “Kitchen Nightmares”).


I thought I had all of the vital kitchen utensils — after all, I have a whisk, a Crock-Pot, a pizza stone and a rice cooker. But that all changed last December, when my roommate Nathan Dunning received the best present ever during our white elephant gift exchange: a kitchen gadget that changed my life.

The tool, called the Veggetti, is a dishwasher safe, portable vegetable spiral cutter. As my other roommate Kendall LaBonde says, “It’s a thing.”

It is, most certainly, a thing: a thing that promotes healthy eating and quick cooking, while being easy to store and clean.

What I love most about the Veggetti is its versatility. I can use it to make spiral-cut zucchini, cucumbers, carrots and more. Ever since the Veggetti has taken up residence in our home, I’ve used it at least semiweekly. It allows me to spice up my spaghetti (with zucchini, of course).

In other words, what more could a student want than a perfectly prepared meal of spiralized vegetables?”

A hidden advantage of the gadget is its sleek appearance. As Nathan says, “It makes specific people who will remain unnamed feel uncomfortable, especially when your roommate uses it aggressively.”

Unwanted houseguests? No problem; the Veggetti can handle it. It can also unnerve your roommates, apparently.

The Veggetti could also potentially be used suggestively with a zucchini or a cucumber, but I haven’t yet attempted that and therefore can’t speak to its success.

Another benefit to owning a Veggetti, if you’re at all like me, is that you can finally consider attempting to cook any of the copious recipes you have saved to your food-related Pinterest board. I personally will be attempting to make spiral-cut sweet potato fries, as this quarantine has saved me at least 20 minutes of commuting time a day that I plan on using for cooking.

I asked my roommates Kendall and Nathan to give quotes on how the Veggetti changed their lives, but neither of them have actually used it and, as follows, have not had a vegetable-related awakening this semester.


It’s a shame, really. The Veggetti has so many advantages. It’s helping me to stay healthy and avoid the stereotype of a drab, pasta-filled college life. In other words, what more could a student want than a perfectly prepared meal of spiralized vegetables? And what better way to get that than with a Veggetti?

Allie Huber can be reached at or on Twitter @a11iehuber.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Comments (0)

When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *