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
Simple and Cheap - Tesco Value Slotted Spoon
Tesco Value Slotted Spoon
Member Name: Vialdana
Tesco Value Slotted Spoon
Advantages: Very Cheap does it's job well
Disadvantages: Not really decorative if you like your kitchen stuff that way.
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!
Summary: Overall a great price for a tool that does it's job plenty well enough.
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