OXO Good Grips have come up with a brilliant selection of essential summer eating preparation products. As someone who loves food and the summer months, I was thrilled at the prospect of reviewing these new kitchen gadgets here on Julie’s Family Kitchen.
Having three very hungry kids (yes, I do feed them!) I can firmly say over the years I tried my fair share of kitchen products and gadgets. One of the most irritating things I find when buying a kitchen product is that it doesn’t live up to its claim. Maybe it’s bad luck but I’ve never had much success with ice cream scoops, and I have owned a few. Often made from poor quality metal that bends under pressure or they simply don’t release the perfect scoop of ice cream. Those little nuisances can be a real pain.
I tried out the OXO Good grips Trigger Scoop (RRP £10) with an open mind. In my haste to get the kids their ice cream and them being fully aware mummy wanted to take a picture before they could lick it, I literally grabbed the ice cream straight from the freezer. Let’s just say, the I cream was not soft scoop and was frozen pretty solid.
I’m pleased to say the OXO Good grips Trigger Scoop stood up well to the task, there was no bending or buckling under pressure, and the resulting scoop of ice cream was perfectly round. The soft comfortable handle combined with the swing trigger made the job super easy.
It is dishwasher safe but I found it was no hassle washing up by hand. Overall, I’m delighted with the OXO Good grips Trigger Scoop, and I can see it getting constant use in the summer months.
I think I might be a little late to the spiralizing party but until recently I have never spiralized anything. No I’ve not being living under a rock, I just was very put off by the bulky looking spiralizers on the market. To satisfy by curiosity I was really keen to try out the OXO Good Grips Hand Held Spiralizer.
Super compact this is a kitchen gadget that doesn’t take up much space. So, is it any good I hear you ask? Well, I can’t compare it to others around but I found it incredibly easy to use, absolutely foolproof. It took no time at all to spiralize a courgette, and handled a carrot with ease. You simply chop the end of the vegetable to be spiralized then push and turn in clockwise motion. After reviewing the OXO Good Grips Hand Held Spiralizer (RRP £15) I don’t see the need for a bigger spiralizer as this one does the job perfectly.
I used to own a salad spinner a few years ago but after over zealous use it gave up on me. If you’re a fan organic veg boxes like me you’ll be used to getting all sort of veggies covered in soil. This can be a bit of a soggy issue as washing though salad, spinach, kale and similar leaves can result in limp leaves. In preparation for my review I made a simply salad of mixed bagged leaves, tomatoes and cucumber.
The OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner (RRP £26) spun the salad with such force, that the leaves with no longer wet or limp. The brake button quickly stops the basket from spinning. To store the prepared salad I took off the salad spinner lid and covered with cling film, ready for eating later. Outer bowl is elegantly designed and can be used for serving too. I’m very happy with the OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner, it will get plenty of use this summer and beyond.
To help kick start your summer eating, I have an amazing giveaway courtesy of OXO Good Grips. I have an OXO Good Grips Summer Prize Bundle that includes an OXO Good grips Trigger Scoop, an OXO Good Grips Hand Held Spiralizer and an OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner worth £51 to giveaway to one lucky reader.
To be in with a chance of winning the OXO Good Grips Summer Eating Prize Bundle you will need to complete the Rafflecopter entry form. Please provide an answer to the giveaway question as a blog comment. Leaving a blog comment is mandatory, so please follow this requirement to ensure your entry is valid. Once, you have done that there are further chances to win. Please do not worry if your blog comment does not display immediately, all blog comment entries will be displayed prior to the giveaway ending.
The giveaway will close at 00:00 on 27 June 2016 and is open to UK entrants only. I wish you all the very best of luck.
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This giveaway will close at 00:00 on 27 June 2016. Leaving a blog post comment is a mandatory entry option. This prize is offered by OXO Good Grips. I am hosting it on behalf of OXO Good Grips. Please note, I am not responsible for posting the prize out or providing it. OXO Good Grips or their representative will send out the prize within 14 month of the winner providing me with their name and address. The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received by the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will be notified within 7 days of the closing date. The prize is as stated an OXO Good Grips Summer Prize Bundle that includes an OXO Good Grips Trigger Scoop (£10), an OXO Good Grips Hand Held Spiralizer (£15) and an OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner (£26), no cash alternatives are available. This giveaway is open to UK entrants only.
OXO Good Grips are kindly offering the prize to one lucky reader. I was sent an OXO Good grips Trigger Scoop (£10), an OXO Good Grips Hand Held Spiralizer (£15) and an OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner (£26) free of charge for the purposes of the review. All opinions are honest and my own.