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Thursday, 2 April 2015

A few nifty gadgets I have been enjoying

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This is one of my infamous  Thai Turkey Burgers.  We love turkey burgers in this house and I was recently sent a couple of items to help with the preparation from the people at Eddingtons.

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First off there was the Prepworks Progressive Perfect Burger Press.  

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This three piece set is designed to help you create perfect, evenly sized burgers every time.  I don't know what your children were like, but when mine were growing up, everything had to be exactly the same, or they would feel cheated.  No longer a problem with this delightful press.

  • Set includes a removable dimpleinsert, non-skid base and comfort-grip pusher
  • The dimple helps burger to cook evenly and prevents swelling.
  • This can be used with or without the insert
  • This press makes 4.5 inch (11.4cm)/6 oz (170g) burgers
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I found it created perfect sized burgers and the dimple in the centre prevented them from shrinking in and swelling up.   Great job!

The Burger Press is available from Buy Send with an RRP of  £9.49 with free postage.

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I was also sent a package of Patty Papers.   Dry Wax treated squares of paper perfect for moisture resistance and easy release.   As the package says, they prevent meat patties from sticking or freezing together.  I have always used cling film and in all honesty these are a lot better than plastic cling film.   They seemed like the same papers pretty much that the Grocery Shops use to separate their burgers.

Brand new, these papers are just arriving in the shops at an RRP of £2.99 for 24 papers.   Not bad.  Barbeque Season will soon be upon us.  These will come in very handy then!  Available at Good Cook shops and independant stores.

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Another nifty article which I have been sent and have enjoyed using over the past couple of weeks is the Oliver Hemming Spice Boy spice grinder.

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Available in three colours this award winning design represents an entirely new approach to spice grinding.

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It has a uniquely useful and practical mixing and filling bowl that allows the chef to see the mixture before it is ground.  With corrosion free ceramic parts that are guaranteed for five years the Spice Boy is suitable for all dried spices as well as sea salt and pepper.   You can use the mixing bowl to create fantastic combinations of freshly ground spices and let your imagination run wild exploring the endless possibilities.  It is not recommended that you put it in the dishwasher, but it is easily taken apart and cleaned with a soft brush, ready to grind up your next flavour combination.

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I love it's sleek appearance and the mixing bowl.   I've only been enjoying using it for  sea salt and black pepper so far, but I have plans to use it to make my own fresh Garam Masala soon.  It works fabulously!

The Spice Boy is available from Proleno at an RRP of £34.95 and is available in red, black and white.

Many thanks to Eddingtons and Miriam from Shrewd for sending me these items.   All items were sent for me for review, free of charge,  and I was not required to write a positive review.


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