When it comes to the kitchen and cooking, I am all for making my life easier. So, when Joseph Joseph offered up a few nifty gadgets I was all for the idea.
First up were the peelers; straight-bladed, serrated and julienne. Lots of multi-tasking in 3 small gadgets. All three have high quality stainless steel blades – which probably explains the plastic blade guard that accompany all of them – easy grip handles and added extras too! I have to admit that my favourite was the julienne. I would love a really decent spiraliser but this made my courgette into spaghetti in minutes! I was very happy. It meant that I was able to replace my wholewheat spaghetti which normally accompanies my bolognese with something much healthier.
My thoughts on the peelers
Whilst I feel that £8 per peeler is a little on the pricey side, I do think that I will get a lot of use out of them – especially the julienne tool.
I was also sent a 3-piece roasting tool called the Thermobaste. This clever contraption comes with a leave-in meat thermometer which helps you to see exactly what temperature the joint is at, thus helping you with timings and taste, together with a large baster and a small cleaning brush which sits inside the baster for storage.
My thoughts on the Thermobaste
Whilst I am an expert with roasting the chicken, I have always found beef and lamb joints really tricky to judge and tend to slightly over-cook them (we like our meat medium rare in this house!). The fact that I no longer have to use guess work is fantastic! I usually use a large spoon to baste but using an actual baster to me will mean that I can get into the meat easier. I think £18 is reasonable for this item.
Disclosure: I was sent all 4 items from Joseph Joseph for review, however, all words and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.