Product Type: Tesco Kitchenware
Newest Review: ... 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 ac... more
Draining Out The Competition
Tesco Value Slotted Spoon
Member Name: angelboouk
Tesco Value Slotted Spoon
Advantages: cheap, lasts well, price
Disadvantages: not very sturdy
Value is the basic food and household range from Tesco.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
Summary: good value
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