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I recently discovered a contemporary range of kitchen ware made by Joseph Joseph. The company was founded in 2003 by twin brothers Antony and Richard Joseph . I love the bright colours and practical designs that this range represents and have been adding to my range over the past few months.
My latest addition is a very useful scoop colander. Although I have a Joseph Joseph large colander,this one can be used to lift food straight from the pan to the plate. The scoop colander comes in several bright colours including green,red,purple and grey. I opted for the red option as I love bright colours. This is basically a slotted spoon with a deep bowl that allows a decent portion of food to be scooped from the pan and served.
I have found this spoon really useful especially for lifting food from pans containing hot oil such as roast potatoes. It is also great for lifting a single portion of vegetables . The excess water or fat simply drains back into the pan saving time .The spoon is a decent size measuring 34.5 cm in length. It can be washed in the dishwasher although I usually rinse it by hand. The only downside to this sppon is the price tag! I paid £7.50 from my local department store and think that is expensive. However the sppon is well made and fun to use!
Overall this is a brightly coloured kitchen utensil that looks stylish and has a very functional design.
Okay, so I'm not the best cook in the world. I have a tiny kitchen, which I loathe, and I cannot wait to move house. In the meantime, I have to make do with what I have. When it comes to cooking, the portions are generally small, as there are only the three of us. Often, I may just cook something for myself or my son. This means I don't need huge kitchen tools in order to make and serve food.
I don't generally go out of my way to look for kitchen wares. In fact, I only buy the bare minimum basics, as I don't believe in buying kitchen goods for them to just take up space, which is limited. The problem is, I frequent Amazon often, and generally come across quirky items that I wouldn't knew existed, and would never need either. However, having said that, some quirky things can be fun. I do consider purchases carefully, in order to try not to waste money. When I happened on the Joseph Joseph Scoop colander, I knew I had to have it. I had never heard of the brand before, or seen any of their wares. I could see that this was a good piece of equipment that looked like a good quality item.
To begin with, the Joseph Joseph range produce fun and colourful kitchen utensils that makes cooking and serving food easier. The vibrant colors and fun design is what got me. The colander is available in different colors including green, black or red. I went for the green one, and not because it was the prettiest, but because it had the biggest discount at the time. I liked the green, but price always wins over. With a hefty discount, I was swayed into buying the colander. At the RRP of £10, this is something I would have admired but not actually purchased.
Check on Amazon for prices and grab a bargain. I paid under half the RRP and just taking a quick look I can see the current price on Amazon is amazing. Be quick - grab a bargain! When the colander arrived I was happy to see it was, in fact, a good quality item that looked the business. Lightweight, being constructed from toughened nylon and a good size measuring in at approx. 34 cm by 12 cm by 5 cm. It can be hung up to be part of the kitchen, or stored away when not in use. I have nowhere to really hang it, so it sits on top of the cutlery tray.
It is marketed with the idea that it is ideal for scooping out hot food from a pan without the need to lift or drain off hot liquids. The colander can be submersed into temperatures up to 240°C/480°F, impressive. This makes it ideal for serving hot foods right from the pan without struggling with draining. Great for serving small portions and plating up with ease. It can be used to scoop out deep fried foods or boiled foods, making it a great little tool to have in the kitchen.
I often have to make pasta for my son, as it is one of his favourite foods. Making a small serving of pasta means that I can easily scoop without having to remove the hot pan from the stove. The water drains away quickly, and the food remains in the colander and is easy to serve onto the plate. It is also great for scooping boiled vegetables from the pan with ease, leaving the pan in situ to cool. This also helps to save time when you want to get the food straight onto the plate, and avoids burning fingers.
Another use I have for this trendy colander is for washing small fruits. When I have a generous handful of grapes or blueberries I can easily place them into the colander and rinse them under the running tap without losing any. This is one of my favourite uses for it. I love the fact that it is small, yet it holds a good portion of anything you want. The design being a scoop makes it ideal for serving as well as straining or rinsing foods. The long handle makes it easy to manage without having to come near hot pans and the likes.
This is not just a quirky kitchen utensil; it is a functional tool that has many uses. The compact size is great for storing, and easy to use with the long handle. The realistic size makes it easy to wash also. I have always needed a colander for such tasks, but find they are cumbersome, difficult to use and take up too much storage space. This means that a regular colander usually becomes redundant for these reasons. The quirky design and neat concept of this colander scoop is a good one. It makes serving and preparing food easy and fun, with the added benefit of being able to scoop and strain hot foods.
I am really into my cooking and love the Joseph Joseph range, for anyone who isn't familiar they are a brand that make quirky kitchen gadgets that are in fun colours and make cooking easier. There are a few products of theirs that I have been wanting for a while but Amazing had an amazing deal a month or so ago and dropped the price of this scoop colander which is a bit of a novelty item but at the same time it has that many great uses that I was actually that persuaded to buy it in the end. It comes in green, red or grey, I wanted to get the red one.
The Joseph Joseph scoop colander looks like a very large spoon/shovel like what you pick up pick'n'mix with and it is made of toughened nylon suitable for use with non-stick cookware and it measures at 34.2cm x 12.4cm x 5.3cm and it weighs 454g boxed weight. It is a good size really which what I like about it and it is also easy to hold. It feels good quality also and looks great, it has a hole at the top of the handle to allow it to hang up on a utensil hook stand or anywhere like that and it stays in place to keep it out of the way, it is well thought out.
JOSEPH JOSEPH SCOOP COLANDER
Now, this is a very versatile cooking object, its main purpose is that it scoops and drains food either from an oven dish or from a frying pan. It is possible to use it with deep frying or even for picking up veg and draining it and likewise with pasta while cooking too. The head of the scoop has perforated holes which are vertical drainage holes that speed up the draining process, making it quick and easy. This scoop is dishwasher safe and it is ok on temperatures up to 240 degrees Celsius as well as 480 degrees Fahrenheit. I couldn't believe myself by looking at it that it would work with hot oil.
I use this scoop colander for a number of things, it is really easy to wash as the material cleans very easily and it always comes up looking good as new. It is also very easy to hold which is useful too and it is safe to use. I use this a lot with pasta but also when serving vegetables and if I am draining food it is great too, so easy to use. I used this ones for deep fat frying and it was great, handle didn't get hot and it worked brilliantly and was really helpful when cooking. It drains all the oil off which is brilliant for this kind of thing and I am pleased with it.
I have had no damage yet when using it and it has worked on everything it said it would work on. It is really easy to hang up and not heavy at all too hold and is just handy to have in for anything that needs to be drained. It is just easier to use this when draining pasta than bringing out a large colander it saves on space and it looks stylish at the same time. I have since recommended this item to a number of my friends and they have now bought one and love theirs just as much so that is really good. I will definitely buy other Joseph Joseph products after this.
I'd say it is a great item for anyone who is into cooking and loves their novelty gadgets, it is good as it has more than one use and it is a good quality item too. I think it looks fun in the kitchen and it means you only need one item rather than a colander, slotted spoon, hassle when draining vegetables as this will do all of that for you. It is a good size, the handle is strong enough and to be honest the fact it can be used in such high temperatures, even with hot oil is good enough alone as it is unlike any other item I have and I couldn't recommend it more.
This has an RRP of £9 but Amazon are selling it for £4.25 which is a really good price for this item and a lot cheaper than buying it from the official website.
The official Joseph Joseph website is http://www.josephjoseph.com/.