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      23.11.2013 10:58
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      A cheap kitchen item that does the job

      When my daughter changed houses at Uni she brought a lot of her stuff home and it's found it's way into the kitchen. I have got a Tesco slotted spoon but I use this one now, as being one piece moulded plastic it's easy to clean. The Tesco 'Everyday Value' spoon is 50p at the moment but I think I paid less than that last year.

      The spoon is black plastic, average size about 30 cm long, with the spoon part seeming smaller than my dearer spoon but it's actually the same size- although not as deep. The value spoon has got more slots too, eight rather than three. The handle has little raised bumps where your thumb goes for grip, has a good upward angle and a hanging hole.

      Where the spoon meets the handle there's a bit of give, however it doesn't bend enough not to be unable to hold food, mashed potato can be particularly heavy. There's plenty of slots to drain veg etc quickly, like I mention above more than my other spoon. Being slightly shallower it doesn't pick up as much food but it picks up enough. I've had no problem at all with it melting or going out of shape in boiling water. Multiple use has bleached the black plastic a little bit, it now has a dark grey tinge but it doesn't appear scratched.

      I've no problems with this spoon, it hasn't broken, has a bit a give but is just about strong enough to hold a load of mash, is easy to clean, hasn't warped, is heat resistant and cheap.

      The only negatives really is that it's not as comfy to hold as my dear one and has a bit of give at the neck.

      4 Stars from me.

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      09.01.2013 17:40
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      Cheap and cheerful

      This Tesco value slotted spoon is available to purchase for just 37 pence from Tesco stores or if you do your grocery shopping online, there too. As the price is so low it doesn't come with any form of packaging, the bar code and product name are simply placed on a little piece of cardboard attached to the hole in the handle.

      The slotted spoon is made from a black plastic, the material isn't exactly the strongest plastics around, but it is strong enough for the jobs it needs to do. The spoon has a large handle at roughly 30cm so if you are using a big saucepan it will fit in well, the handles also has a hole at one end, should you wish to hang it up. The head of the spoon has eight slots, two rows of three slots, then one slot at each end.

      I tend to use this spoon if I'm taking foods such as vegetables, eggs and pasta out of a saucepan full off water. The slots in the head of the spoon do drain out most of the excess water if it isn't too full, if there is too much food on the spoon it tends to get stuck between bits. If I overload the spoon like I just mentioned, not only does it not drain properly, but the spoon bends as the plastic isn't all that strong. I've learnt my lesson now and only put a little onto the spoon, doing it this way makes it quicker to drain too.

      With the spoon being plastic it wouldn't cope well with being left on the hob, or anywhere else hot. It's mainly common sense, but the spoon would melt if left somewhere hot. Also with the spoon being plastic, it isn't the nicest looking kitchen utensil, I keep mine in a drawer when it's not being used anyway so it doesn't bother me.

      The slotted spoon is easy to clean, I just put it in with my normal washing up and it comes out looking as good as new. I would imagine it's dishwasher safe too, but I can't say how well it would work.

      I'd definitely recommend this Tesco value slotted spoon, mainly for the price, 37p is mega cheap! The quality isn't bad either, the only downside really is the plastic isn't all that strong, who can moan at such a cheap price though.

      Originally written April 2012

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      10.04.2012 16:58
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      A great bargain

      When we moved into our new house I decided to pick up a few things and as I do my main shop at Tesco that is where I went and came across a lot of basic kitchen items that were Tesco value range so decided to purchase them to give them a go. I was surprised at just how long some of the things have lasted this being one of them.

      The spoon is made of plastic and is black in colour it has a long handle which is easy to grip and a good side so it can be held comfy in your hand. There is a small hole at the end of the handle so that it can be hung up when not in use and on the spoon there are 8 holes cut out so when you are serving food any liquid can be drained from it efficiently. It is very durable and although maybe not as strong as metal utensils this compared to any other plastic slotted spoon would hold up well it has had a lot of use and has held out well. For the small price of 36 pence at my local Tesco it has already paid for itself with the year of use it has had. As it is plastic it does not damage non stick pans like some of the metal spoons can scratch the surface easily.

      I mainly use the spoon for serving up pasta or vegetables for my children and it can hold a fair amount at a time but you do need to be careful not to overload it so it can drain properly. As it is for use with hot food I was worried it may become misshaped or melt but actually it has held it shape fine and of course you cannot leave it anywhere too hot but for general use in cooking it works fine. The holes are big enough to let the water drain through but at the same time are not too big so that pieces of food fall through it of course you cannot use it for smaller things like rice but even peas can be drained on this spoon efficiently.

      The spoon is very easy to clean I do not have a dishwasher so just wash it with the rest of my dishes and with a little fairy liquid and hot water it comes up as good as new again. There are no real downsides I suppose it is not very interesting or nice to look at but there is nothing to show how cheap it really is it fits in well with my other utensils and can be stored easily enough.
      I would recommend this spoon it is cheap yet durable and although no good if a lot of food needs drained it is perfect for when I am making my children pasta and so it gets a lot of use in our house. It has lasted well and does the job it is intended for and for the small pence this product costs what more could you ask for?

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      08.04.2012 11:23
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      A very handy kitchen utensil which is also an absolute bargain.

      Tesco Value Slotted Spoon

      When I went to university, I decided to stay in non-catered halls, meaning that I would have to do all of my own cooking. As I'd previously lived at home with my parents, I didn't have many of my own cooking utensils, so I needed to invest in quite a few kitchen bits and bobs. I did the bulk of my shopping in Tescos and Ikea, buying as much as possible from the Tesco Value range to keep costs down. One such product that I chose was the Tesco Value Slotted Spoon.

      Price and Availability

      I purchased this from Tesco (obviously!), where it is one of many products in their Value range, which includes a wide variety of budget, no-frills items from groceries to clothing. I've found in the past that the quality of Tesco Value products can be a bit hit and miss, but at just 34p I felt that I couldn't really go wrong with this spoon! I had a quick look on the Tesco website earlier to see if it could be purchased online and couldn't see it, but I visited my local Tesco superstore recently and saw it on sale there, so perhaps its an instore-only item.

      What Is It?

      Well, the name of this item is pretty self explanatory: this is a plastic slotted spoon which can be used for various cooking tasks, for example draining pasta. My spoon looks exactly like the one in the picture above: it is moulded from black plastic and has a long handle (very handy if you're cooking a large meal in a deep saucepan) with a hole in the top, so you can hang the spoon up if you choose to. The spoon has cut-out slots in in, hence the name 'slotted spoon', which enable you to pick up, for example, pasta, from a saucepan, allowing the water to drain away from the spoon.

      Using this Spoon

      Though I'm no longer at university, this is one of the items that I bought at the beginning of my studies and still continue to use a good five years later, which I think is very good going for just 34p! I find this an incredibly useful item to have in the kitchen, and use it regularly to test whether pasta and vegetables are cooked, as it means I can taste whatever I'm cooking without getting a mouthful of horrible boiling water. I also often use it as I would a normal wooden spoon, to give whatever I'm cooking a quick stir, from stir fries to casseroles.

      As this spoon is made from plastic I was initially a little worried that it might melt or warp if I put it in a pan of boiling water or bubbling stew, but this hasn't been the case and it has held its shape well.

      Disadvantages of this Item

      Now I think this is a cracking item, but in the interests of writing a balanced review I thought I'd better give a couple of negative features. As this spoon is made from plastic, it is not the most sophisticated-looking kitchen utensil in the world, so I suppose it wouldn't be ideal for those with designer kitchens where everything has to be sparkling and matching! Additionally, being made of plastic there is the danger of accidentally leaving it on a warm hob, which I'd imagine would result in a horrible smell, a melted spoon and a lot of cleaning to be done!

      My Conclusions

      This spoon has been a really valuable addition to my kitchen, and I use it on an almost daily basis, either to drain food or just to give it a bit of a stir. At just 34p (although looking at other reviews it looks like the price fluctuates between 30p and 40p) this is a great item for anyone who needs some kitchen supplies but is a bit strapped for cash. I've also been really impressed with how long mine has lasted me, and I know that if anything does happen to mine (I'm very good at breaking and melting kitchen utensils!) I'll definitely be going straight out to Tescos and buying another one. Five out of five from me!

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      06.04.2012 08:24
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      I ended up buying this after reading a review of it by xxfoxyredxx. Buying a new Spoon was never high on my to do list, but I grabbed 1 when I was in Tesco the other day as I had used my old one to mix paint so I kinda needed a new one. It's not something I have to use all that much, but it comes in handy especially for when I cook Pasta.

      I don't really know if you more get expensive spoons like this but I would doubt it. All my Wooden and plastic spoons have came from either Asda or Tesco's budget range.

      This spoon cost me a bargain 34p.

      It looks like the picture on here. Just a black plastic spoon which has lines and holes cut out of it. This works by letting water drain through it so you can scoop some Pasta out of the pan so put in a bowl without draining it first. The handle of this spoon is pretty long and it is easy to hold and use. The plastic seems sturdy enough as well.

      Unfortunately there isn't anything else I can think to say about such a product as it's not the easiest thing to big up, but this is a good value Spoon and i'm sure this will give me lots of uses.

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        05.04.2012 21:33
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        A great utensil

        Towards the end of last year I bought the Tesco Value turner and whilst i was in store I decided to buy this too, the slotted spoon that we were using was a metal one which I don't believ to be very safe as we are trying to give our daughter some little lessons in the kitchen and didn't want her to get burnt on it as it does get very hot.

        The spoon is obviously from Tesco and it cost a measily 37p which I believe to be fantastic value.

        The spoon is made of very nearly black plastic and is more flimsy than more expsnive slotted spoons however it does the job well. The spoon has a long handle which has a hole in the end so that it can be hung up in your kitchen if you so choose. The end of the spoon has some slots in hence the name, there are 8 slots in so that when you pick something up with the spoon the water can drain off easily.

        The spoon being made of plastic means that it is safer to use on my non stick pans than my metal one ever was and it won't cause them any damage, the spoon is pretty lightweight but it is strong enough to scoop up vegetables or a boiled egg which is pretty much all I need it to do. We have let my daughter use this spoon (once food cools) and she at 4 years old has managed to use the utensil without problem.

        The spoon is very easy to clean and the slots in the spoon part are wide enough to get a cloth though and make sure you have a good clean utensil. I don't see any reason to pay out more for utensils when Tesco are selling items like these as even if you went through 5 times as many as a branded version it would still be brilliant value.

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          05.04.2012 01:34
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          great bargain buy

          When I first moved out of my parent's house, me and my partner decided that we would buy a few cheap kitchen utensils from Tesco to keep us going until we got on our feet and started buying good brand, nicer kitchen utensils.

          Among the bits and pieces we bought, was a Tesco Value Slotted Spoon, this is a black spoon that is made out of strong plastic and is very basic and plain and there is no frills or fancy patterns on it, but does its job quite well. This is a light weight spoon as it is made out of plastic and is easy to hold and manage.

          I use this Slotted Spoon when I am draining out small bowls of things and also when I am mixing vegetables in the stir fry and it does the job just as well as any other more expensive spoon, I do not really see the point in paying more.

          So far this Slotted Spoon has stood the test of time, it has been used almost every day for a year and a halve and is still doing well. Like my Tesco Value Turner however that I also bought, I found that the plastic on my Slotted Spoon has melted a little bit, which makes it a little harder to clean, but the damage isn't too bad and it does not need replaced just yet.

          I bought this Slotted Spoon for 37p, which is an absolute bargain in my opinion. It has stood the test of time and is great quality and value for money.

          Overall I think that this was a great buy and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good bargain. I would give this 5 out of 5 stars.

          *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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            02.04.2012 18:20
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            A great little, cheap buy

            When I moved into this flat from a flatshare its fair to say I was missing a few items and needed them rather cheaply. Since getting this spoon I have replaced it with a lovely set but when it came to throwing it out I ended up keeping it along with all the others as a spare.

            I bought this in my local Tesco store costing me only 35p at the time along with two other matching utensil items that cost around the same price, to simply get me by!

            However this spoon is really good! Black plastic with a long handle that gets thicker to where you hold it, it even has a hole to the end of it to pop it on a rack and hang it should you desire. To the bottom end of it there is a rounded and rather large section with lined cuts outs to act as a draining item.

            Made of black plastic this is pretty heat resistant though I wouldn't advise anyone to lie this on a hob as I'm pretty sure it would eventually melt however for grabbing hot food out of hot pans and the likes this has no issues at all.

            It is dishwasher and washing up safe and I have to amit that I use this daily. I can't use it for really heavy foods because I do find that the spoon bends and flicks everywhere but for grabbing say cooked peas out of the pan or pasta its simply great!

            All in all for something that costs now 37p I think it is a bit of a bargain. Its something I reach for often and although I've owned it well over a year now I've had no issues with it whatsoever!

            Only available from Tesco stores.

            This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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              30.03.2012 09:40
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              Recommended.

              The Tesco Value Slotted Spoon is something I've used for about the previous 12 months - and I've been using it on near enough a daily basis. It cost me just 37p from Tesco which really is an amazing price and I don't think that product like this could be bought for any cheaper really. I have to admit that at 37p I wasn't convinced that the spoon would last very long, but a year later I'm still using it and it's still as good as new.

              The spoon is made of black plastic and looks pretty much as you would expect a slotted spoon to cost. There is nothing innovative about the design and it's pretty basic and there's not a whole lot exciting I can say about the spoon. It's a large spoon with 8 draining holes cut out of the spoon so that liquid can drain through while keeping the large solid bits on the spoon. But while there is nothing innovative about the product, it does do what it's supposed to do and does it well. There is a hole at the top of the handle so that the spoon can be hung up in the kitchen.

              The spoon is plastic all over - but the plastic is not flimsy and its more than capable of holding a spoonful of vegetables. After a year's use, the spoon has maintained its shape and there are no cracks in the plastic - despite a years' use.

              Overall, what really makes this spoon stand out is the fact that it is such a cheap price - and yet it still works.

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              04.08.2011 16:04
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              Overall a great price for a tool that does it's job plenty well enough.

              My husband is great at cooking, but not so hot when it comes to keeping plastic out of places too hot for it! He's melted several pastry brushes over the years, and the most recent thing he melted was my large plastic slotted spoon.

              I managed to keep using it for a bit as it wasn't toooo melted to lift things and I didn't have an alternative to use, but when one of the pieces between the slots gave way leaving it flapping I figured it would be best to pick a new one up as soon as I could.

              As I shop in Tesco every week, it seemed logical to me, to look in there - well supermarkets sell pretty much everything these days don't they - sure enough they had a few different options for this piece of equipment, but because I'm a cheapskate, and because I don't actually trust hubby dearest not to melt the next one, I went for the cheapest option which was this value version.

              Now as far as I'm concerned, a plastic slotted spoon is far better than a metal one - the reason for this is that I have a number of pans which are non stick, and if you use a metal one in these you can damage them, so for me, it's plastic all the way so that I can use it in any pan without worrying about damaging it.

              This is a black plastic slotted spoon. To be honest it looks pretty much the same as many other black plastic slotted spoons and there's nothing to identify it as being a 'value' product except for the label. In fact, other than not being melted, it looks almost identical to the previous one I had in my kitchen.

              Now looks are all very well, but this could have been a disaster if it wasn't strong enough to lift food from pan to plate. Although this is perhaps a little flimsier than some, I have to say I've not had any problem using it for lifting everything from stir fried food to pasta to eggs and other items from pan to plate. Considering that I paid only 39p for this item I have to say I'm very impressed with it. I think whether you're just starting out and need to buy lots for your kitchen, or are replacing something like I did, it's a pretty good bargain, it could also be bought to add to other items to make a nice gift set for a student just heading off to university too I reckon.

              I suppose I should mention (though you've probably guessed already), that this is easy to keep clean using regular washing up liquid and water. I believe it's safe to put in a dishwasher, but not having one, I can't say how well it stands up to this type of cleaning.
              About the only thing I have against it, is that it's just fractionally different in curvature to my non slotted spoon so that the two don't lay in the drawer so nicely together unfortunately. Not the fault of the spoon obviously though. Oh, it does have a hole in the end of the handle so you can hang it up if you want to - I just prefer to keep mine in the drawer by the stove as I find this easier and tidier.

              Overall I reckon that this is worth buying. It's never going to win awards, but I doubt many people are looking for award winning credentials in a slotted spoon eh!

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                17.07.2011 16:42
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                good value

                Value is the basic food and household range from Tesco.

                *~*Slotted Spoon*~*

                The Value slotted spoon is an ideal kitchen utensil if you aren't looking to spend too much money. It is made of black plastic and is a decent length for its purpose. The spoon has an open slot at the top for hanging aswell as indents on the neck for gripping whilst in use. The bottom part is of course a large spoon with 8 slots which allow liquid to drain through whilst dishing up food.

                *~*Availability and Price*~*

                This spoon can be purchased from www.tesco.com or instore and costs 35p. A solid spoon and a turner utensil can also be purchased to match this spoon.

                *~*My Thoughts*~*

                We have moved house so many times over the past few years and each time I move, I like to buy a few new things for my kitchen. When we moved into our current flat last August, I had kept a dooyoo cheque by for purchasing a few bits and pieces. I visited Asda, Tesco and Wilkos and stocked up. In Tesco, I purchased this slotted spoon alongside the other 2 utensils as they were super cheap. I decided even if they didn't last too long, it wouldn't be a massive loss but nearly 1yr on, I am still using them!

                There is nothing to identify this spoon as Value once you remove the tag. It fits in with my kitchen design and sits nicely in my utensils holder alongside the matching utensils. The slotted spoon certainly isn't the strongest and cannot rival the metal ones available. We are a family of 3 and this doesn't get used daily but if you have a larger family and have to use it more often, you may be better off buying a more expensive spoon. For us, this one is sufficient.

                *~*In Use*~*

                So what do I actually use this slotted spoon for? Well the main purpose is for when I am dishing up foods which require some form of draining. The neck of the spoon is rather flexible and quite flimsy which means I cannot load too much on to it at anyone time. You can tell it has its limits and unless you want it snapped, try and watch how much you load onto it.

                I cook pasta regularly and this spoon is ideal for when I need to dish it up to avoid sloppy pasta. The slots are a decent size to quickly drain excess water back into the pot. The plastic doesn't scratch the surface of my pots either which I find a bonus. This spoon is ideal for lifting smaller hotdogs out a pan of water and hold them quite well. It is also suitable for lifting supernoodles from a pan to drain the excess liquid.

                *~*Keeping Clean*~*

                The spoon can be washed alongside my other dirty dishes, I use a little soapy water and a scourer on it and it comes up clean. Just be careful inside the slots as its easy to miss dried on food in there.

                *~*Recommendation and Conclusion*~*

                Well given I am still using this slotted spoon nearly a year after purchase, shows it is a reliable, longlasting utensil. It doesn't have a wide range of uses except the draining of foods but is handy to have and cheap enough to keep in the utensils holder or on the hanger if required. It is showing no signs of wear and tear and not a single scratch.

                An excellent value product which I recommend for small families. Very cheap!

                Thanks for reading :)

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