When it comes to kitchen accessories, there are some things that are inherently useful and give you many years of practical use, and others that are flash in the pan ideas that soon lose their appeal and end up sitting idly in the drawer or cupboard.
Sitting firmly in the years of practical use category are many of the kitchen accessories by Joseph Joseph. We’ve previously reviewed their Nest baking accessories, which are a great design and come in handy for so many cooking and baking needs.
Now we’re looking at a few more of their products, this time the Slice and Sharpen chopping board, the Flavour Bud and the M-Cuisine Cool Touch Microwave Dish.
There’s nothing worse than needing to chop something in the kitchen and discovering your knife just isn’t sharp enough any more. The Slice and Sharpen chopping board is a great invention, as it’s got a very useful knife sharpener built into the side of the board.
The board itself is a non-slip design – which is pretty essential, given that there’s a sharpener integrated into it. The sharpener is made from ceramic and will be compatible with most stainless steel knives.
It’s a very clever idea and definitely something we can imagine using again and again.
The Flavour Bud is a nifty little gadget to use for marinading.
The metal nozzle – which is quite sharp – is simply dipped into your marinade, whilst you squeeze the plastic bulb. The bulb fills up with marinade and then the stainless steel nozzle can be placed into the food you want to marinade.
It’s quick, easy and a good way to get full flavour to the heart of the dishes you’re cooking. The nozzle is easily removed for washing, plus it can be stored inside the bulb when it’s not in use.
Having recently attempted to take something out of the microwave without oven gloves, and subsequently dropping it as it turned out to be hotter than expected, the M-Cuisine dish is a pleasing discovery.
The microwave dish is designed with a double wall, so that you can safely handle it straight from the microwave. The second outer wall of the dish is cool to the touch, so there’s no issues with it being too hot to handle. It’s well robust, well made and, as with all Joseph Joseph products, perfect for a contemporary home.
All three of these products, and many more in the Joseph Joseph range, are available to purchase at House of Fraser. There’s currently up to 50% off kitchen accessories, homeware and more in their sale.
(Disclosure: We were sent these products to review, but all views and opinions are our own)