My husband showed me a video of how to make spiral hot dogs. I will have to find the link for that! But this is my try out. What you have to do is to put skew in the middle of hot dog. Then cut in spiral. You take out skew and there! Perfect shape of spiral hot dogs! What I like about this is that when you cook hot dogs, get more yummy grazed area. JJ loves it, too. She said there is perfect spot for ketchup, too!