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Brand: Tesco / Product Type: Other Ktichen Utensils

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      08.01.2013 18:38
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      Cheap turner from Tesco

      This Tesco Value turner is available to purchase from Tesco stores for a mere 34 pence. It doesn't come in any packaging, but does have a little piece of card with the product name and barcode on secured to the hole at the top of the handle. The turner is black in colour and made from plastic. It has 5 slots in base of the turner to allow oil and water to drain out without any effort. The handle has a hole in the top, so that if you wish to hang it up when it's not in use, you can. The plastic material of the turner isn't exactly the strong and if you have something stubborn in your pan that wont budge, with a little force the handle does tend to bend. With trying to get stubborn foods from pans it has made the end of our turner melt slightly, this isn't really a problem, but we have only had the turner for about 6 months, and I don't want it to continue getting worse. Turning food over, like this turner is supposed to do, is a breeze. When it comes to heavier foods the handle is tested again, and the flexible nature of the material means it does bend quite a lot. That's not really a bad problem though, more of an annoying niggly problem. Cleaning the turner is simple, I just pop it in with my washing up. I've found that since the end of the turner has melted, it is more difficult to get into the tiny lumps and bumps to give the melted end a good clean. Wiping over the rest of the turner is simple. At only 34 pence, I can't moan that it's slightly melted, or that the plastic is flexible. It is amazing value for money despite these tiny problems. Originally written by cornishchic April 2012

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        06.04.2012 20:57
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        Great utensil

        We first bought a turner 6 years ago when myself and my husband first moved in together but it finally gave up, at the end of last year when we had pancakes and were finding bits of black plastic in them I knew it was time to buy another. I was in my local Tesco store and was looking at the utensils when I noticed this one and decided that at 34p I would give it a go as lets face it I was hardly wasting a fortune if it was rubbish considering the cost of it was 34p. The utensil is made of a very nealy black plastic and has a long handle with a flat turning end, the end has five long slates in it where you can lift something out of the pan and they will allow any excess oil to run off the food. There is a hole at the top of the handle so that you can hang it up in your kitchen if you choose although ours just gets flung in the drawer. This utensil isn't massively strong but it does the job needed, I would say it's maximum weight would be a sausage, we use this for bacon, pancakes, omelettes (just to check if the bottom is cooked) and eggs with no problems. The utensil cleans easily and the slats in it are wide enough that you can slide a cloth in to make sure it is cleaned properly. I cannot see any reason to pay more than 34p as this utensil does the job perfectly as far as i'm concerned.

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        05.04.2012 01:57
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        A good enough cooking utensil which so far has given me no woes at all

        When I moved out of my flat share I decided to get quite a few things that I needed and with not alot of spare cash available to me at the time I opted to buy things that looked smart enough but that were also very cheap as well. I bought this for 34p along with a few other cooking untensils from the Tesco 'Value' range just to get me by but a few months later and since buying myself a fancy looking utensil set instead of throwing this out I have actually kept it as a spare and still find myself using it often! So all in all this is a pretty simple looking utensil really. Its made from black plastic and has a long handle with a small hole in the top of that so that you can hang and display it if you want to, me though I keep mine in a drawer as I don't think its majorly attractive to want to show off or anything lol. To the bottom of it there is a large 'paddle' area with slots in it that are reasonably wide and the idea of this is to use it to flip food over be in burgers, pancakes whatever really and the fat from food or cooking oil or whatever can drain off when your done. I really like this flipper as I call it. It isn't all that strong and sturdy and it is rather flimsy but fine for flipping bacon and eggs over and any kind of light in weight food. It doesn't scratch my pans and is easy enough to wash up by hand or bung in a dishwasher and all in all for the money it costs its fine. Like I say though it isn't the strongest of cooking untensils but it certainly is fit for purpose! Available from Tesco stores. This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          04.04.2012 19:40
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          great bargain buy

          When I first moved out of my parents 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. We got this Tesco Value Turner in Tesco during one of our weekly shops, we decided to buy it because it was so cheap and also because it matched the rest of the Tesco kitchen utensils we were buying. This turner is black and made from hard plastic, it is quite sturdy and also light and easy to hold. I find that it is a perfect shape for flipping things when I am cooking them in the oven, and it holds the foods weight quite well while it is being flipped. It is very simple and basic, but it definitely is fit for its function. This turner is quite heat resistant, though I have found that after about 1 year and a halves use, ours is a little melted at the tip and this has made the plastic a little hard to clean, but this also has happened to more expensive plastic turners that I have used at my parents house when I lived there. The melted bottom however isn't overly bad, and I am probably just nit picking, it doesn't need replaced yet and it probably won't for quite a long time. We bought our Tesco Value Turner for 34p, which I think is a fantastic price, especially because it has lasted quite a while and has been a very useful purchase, I think that this turner was a great bargain and would buy it again if mine ever did become to worn out to use. Overall I think that this is a great bargain, it is cheap, sturdy and does its job well. I would definitely recommend this turner to anyone who is moving into their first house and doesn't have much to spend on kitchen utensils, also it would be a great buy for students. Overall I would give this turner 5 out of 5 stars. *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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          05.08.2011 18:22
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          Tesco Value Turner

          This is one of those products that every house needs. I have had mine for years and it is still going strong, if a little bit scratched at the edges. When I moved into my house 4 years ago we did a Tesco run for all those little bits and pieces that you always need, cheese slice, garlic press etc etc that you don't want to spend a fortune on but need to kit out your kitchen. I think this turner or as I like to call it a spatula was less than 50p, bargain and well worth it as it has obviously lasted. The turner is made of a black plastic and consists of a fairly long handle and then a spatula flat pan handle at the end. This has slats in it as well so this turner also works well as a drainer. I often use it to get vegetables out of a saucepan that I have just been boiling. You just reach the spatula in and under the vegetables and then let the water drain away from then and you can then transfer them onto your plate. The handle has a hole in it so you can hang it up on a utensil line if you wish but I just store mine in the cutlery draw. The spatula portion is flexible which is good as you can easily slide this under food that you wish to turn in your frying pan such as fish, burgers, etc. However, it is also quite sturdy so you don't have to worry that the food will fall off of it once you have it on there. Written on the underside of this utensil it says that it can withstand heat up to 210 degrees C which is good to know so you can pick up hot things straight away without having to worry that they will burn this turner. I am careful about leaving it against the side of the pan whilst I am cooking with it though just to make sure it does not melt. All in all this is a great cheap essential tool to have in your kitchen.

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            05.08.2011 13:13
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            good for the price!

            Value is the basic food and household product range from Tesco. ~Value Turner~ The Value Turner, is a kitchen utensil which is required when you need to turn various foods. It is made of black plastic and is a decent length. There is a hook for hanging this turner up and the main part of turner is made up of 5 large slots on a thin, flat bit of plastic. ~Price~ This turner is available in Tesco stores priced at 34p. A solid spoon and slotter spoon are also available in this range. ~My Thoughts~ When me moved into our current flat nearly a year ago, I went to Tesco, Asda and Wilkos to stock up on a few bits and pieces. We didn't have much money to spend so I went for budget essentials and ended up purchasing this turner alongside the slotted spoon and solid spoon. Super cheap and still going strong nearly a year on! I keep my utensils in a holder. Design wise, this isn't the most attractive and being plastic, it isn't as strong as a metal turner would be. Whilst this turner doesn't get used daily, it has been used regularly since I purchased it. ~In Use~ So what does it do? Well in simple terms, it helps turn food! Whilst we prefer to eat healthy foods, we occasionally indulge in some fried foods. If we have a fry up, this turner is used to turn any eggs, pancakes etc we do in the pan. I often use a low calorie spray but sometimes oil and this turner easily turns the food and when it comes to dishing the food up, it quickly drains away excess oil. I use it when I am frying chicken for fajitas etc and it doesn't scratch my frying pan. The turner can easily handle light foods but when it comes to heavier foods, it does show a little strain thanks to the flexible nature of it. I love to make french toast which of course involves transferring egg soaked bread into my frying pan. It does manage it and hasn't snapped yet but does go quite bendy! I can quickly turn over the bread and allow to cook on both sides. ~Cleaning~ I wash this turner with my usual Fairy and water solution. I do find that food grips to is and it does need quite a bit of scrubbing to clean it. In the 11 or so months we have used this, it is starting to show wear and look a bit grubby. ~Conclusion~ Whilst this super cheap turner does its intended job and looks ok, I will be replacing it soon as I am starting to update the kitchen utensils. For someone living alone or on a really strict budget (first home etc) then it is ideal but for larger families where a turner is required for daily use, I don't think its up to scratch for that purpose. Thanks for reading :)

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