Product Type: Joseph Joseph Kitchenware
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Girly pink in the kitchen
Joseph Joseph Pink Chop 2 Pot
Member Name: mwah_xx
Joseph Joseph Pink Chop 2 Pot
Date: 30/08/11, updated on 30/08/11 (45 review reads)
Advantages: Bright, easy to use, nothing sticks, easy to clean
Disadvantages: Too small, scores easily
I tend to spend a lot of time in my kitchen as I love to cook, which is a good job as all the cooking in our house falls to me!
**Price and Stockists**
We recently moved, and wandering round the likes of John Lewis and Debenhams the Joseph Joseph range caught my eye, as they appeared to not only be practical and functional they were (in my opinion!) pretty too, but I love coloured appliances! This was the first time that I had noticed Joseph Joseph, and I promptly picked up various utensils and appliances, before noting the price and promptly returning them to the shelves!
For example the Chop 2 Pot chopping board I am going to review has an RRP of £13 for a small board, which was more than I am prepared to pay for a small board! However, imagine my delight when browsing in TK Maxx the next weekend I found exactly the same board for £5 which I then bought.
Most of the big department stores stock Joseph Joseph, but I think the best tip would be to look in TK Maxx and on Amazon, where you can get the same products about 50% cheaper.
The idea behind the chop 2 pot, is quite simply getting the ingrediants you have just chopped straight to the pot!
The board lies flat whilst you chop away and then by simply "squeezing" the handle it forms what I can only describe as a shovel, which then allows you to simply tip whatever you have chopped into the pot. Originally I thought that when I squeezed the handle I would lose the food off the board, or that it would stick, but so far I have found no matter how much I chop up the food stays on the board until I tip it off. And once I tip it into the pot no bits are left stuck behind so I do not need to then "scrape" the rest in.
The board is a paler pink, more baby pink, than shown in the picture above, and is made from plastic (polypropylene to be exact) and is dishwasher safe. I have put this in our dishwasher a couple of times, but prefer to wash by hand as I feel then I know that it is properly clean as I do not use a specific board for veg and one for meat so to stop cross contamination I need to ensure I clean properly (and with spray!). I have found the board easy to clean, and so far no food posioning!
As I was limited on the choice in TK Maxx I did buy the small board - about the size of an A4 piece of paper, which I personally find the board to be a little bit too small, I think this is down to personal preference, it is big enough to chop meat/veg for 2 people, however I personally prefer a larger board (more A3 size!) where I can have a pile of prepared food, a pile of food to be prepared and a pile of food for the bin!
The other problem I have found with this board is that it marks easily when chopping with sharp knives, I have used this board about 3 times a week for the past 6 weeks and it is already full of slashes from my knives. This means that although it is easy to clean, for me to ensure that it is properly clean I am now cleaning with kitchen spray, followed by cleaning with hot soapy water, followed by rinsing to ensure that no bacteria is stuck in those score marks, though that may just be me being OCD.
In summary, I do love my board, I love the way it looks in my kitchen and I love the fact that it has a hole in the handle so I can hang it up on my hooks. In reality, I find it too small to be of practical use to me in the kitchen and tend to pull out my big wooden board if I am chopping more than one thing up.
Summary: Not one of joseph josephs best ideas......