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I think that I probably own most of the items in the Nigella Living Kitchen Range, I absolutely love the range, and I think that it all looks very classy and sleek, and very high-quality. The items will match any kitchen decor and kitchen appliances, and wil appeal to everyone.
However not all of the products work as well as they look. The egg cup, saucer and spoon set is one of these, and I think that this might be the Nigella Living Kitchen purchase that I'm most disapointed with. But I guess that this may just be my own personal opinion, and the next person might just love these!
The set does look good I have to admit that, it is a three part matching set, the egg cup, the saucer, and the spoon. The set is available in a choice of 3 colours; glossy holly berry red, calm cream, and luscious liquorice. I have 2 sets in the red, and 2 sets in the cream. If you bought different colours like I did, you could choose to use all one colour or mix and match the seperate pieces.
All the three parts of the set are a lightweight melamine, and so herein lies my first disapointment, after using these I've decided that I much prefer a metal spoon for a boiled egg, it cracks the egg so you can take the top off. The melamine spoon isn't tough enough to do this, so you have to use an extra metal spoon or a knife. I was quite dissapointed with this as you just need extra utensils and clutter on the breakfast table, and I'd hoped that by buying these sets I would create a sleek classy breakfast table without extra bits and bats. So basically after a few uses the melamine spoons ended up being discarded to the back of the kitchen drawer.
My second disapointment is with the saucer, apparently it is designed to hold your toast soldiers, however I found that the soldiers didn't really fit too well, the saucer isn't really big enough to hold them and so you end up with toast crumbs, and the toast soldiers themselves all over the table. I think maybe the key word here is saucer rather than plate. The saucer itself is an eliptical shape rather than round, and so maybe this is where the problem lies. My husband prefers his toast just cut in half with a bolied egg rather than toast soldiers, and these don't stay on the saucers at all.
We don't actually use these sets any more, we have gone back to normal egg cups, plates and metal spoons. It is a shame as they do look lovely, but they just don't work for us.
The individual pieces of the sets do get used occasionally for other purposes; such as the spoons for yoghurts, the egg cups themselves - but used on a seperate plate, and the saucers for small serving dishes. However as complete sets I would say that we used them less than half a dozen times.