Review: OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Salad Spinner Review

oxo-good-grips-stainless-steel-salad-spinnerThe OXO Stainless Steel Salad Spinner ease of use combined with it’s good looks make this a winner in my books. However, reviews on the internet were quite mixed.

For instance, Amazon reviewers either loved it or hated it while those on Cooking.com rated it very highly.

The 5 reviewers on Amazon who weren’t happy all had spinners that broke after only a few uses. Perhaps there is a bad batch of OXO salad spinners on the market at the moment.

The reviewers at Cooking.com were all extremely pleased with most rating it at 5 stars.

What We Like

  • One handed operation.
  • The lid is clear so you can see exactly what is going on inside.
  • The base of the bowl is non-slip.
  • You can use the stainless steel bowl and the basket insert separately if you like.
  • Easy to clean.

Other Things to Consider

  • It’s a bit pricey for a salad spinner.

Want to Read More Reviews?

You can read more reviews for the OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Salad Spinner at Amazon and Cooking.com

WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST PRICE?

We found the best price at Cooking.com

OXO Good Grips Black Plastic Trash Can Review

oxo-good-grips-black-plastic-trash-canWhat can we say about the OXO Black Plastic Trash Can? It is after all just a trash can. Even so, this product has a couple of unique features that make it stand out from the rest.

First of all, it has a bag lock which holds the bag in place and prevents it from sinking into the trash can. This is a nifty feature and ensures that trash actually stays in the plastic bag and not in the can itself.

Secondly, the trash bag fits inside the trash can. What this means is that the plastic bag doesn’t fold out over the outer side of the trash can so you don’t see the trash bag at all when the can is closed.

One problem a number of reviewers had with this product was the plastic sticker on the front of the can which many found difficult to remove. Here are three different techniques that some of them used to remove it without leaving any residue. I can’t vouch for any of these so use your own discretion when trying them.

  • Option 1: Wave a hairdryer over the sticker for a few moments. This will help to melt the glue and the sticker will remove a little easier.
  • Option 2: Spray WD40 over the sticker and let it sit for a while. It should then remove easily.
  • Option 3: Remove the sticker slowly but keep the sticker. If any residue is left then hold the sticker over the residue and peel back quickly. The residue should stick to the sticker itself. Keep doing this until all the residue is removed.

What We Like

  • The pedal means that you don’t ever have to touch the bin to throw in your trash.
  • This trash can allows you to hide the plastic trash bag inside the can rather than have it hang out over the edges.
  • It has a clip that prevents the bag from sinking in which can happen as the bag gets full.
  • You can lock the lid in place if you want it to stay open for an extended period.
  • The non-skid feet keeps the trash can in place.

What We Don’t Like

  • This trash can sits out from the wall due to the lid and the clip that holds the trash bag. This means that it doesn’t sit flush with the wall and sticks out about 3-4 inches.

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You can read more reviews for the OXO Black Plastic Trash Can at Cooking.com

WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST PRICE?

We found the best price at Cooking.com

OXO Ice Bucket with Tongs Review

oxo-ice-bucket-with-tongsIf you are still serving ice from an ice tray then you will love this modern looking brushed stainless steel ice bucket from OXO.

This ice bucket has received excellent reviews from consumers with most being very impressed with the way that the ice stays frozen and doesn’t clump and stick together.

The ice bucket comes with a set of tongs which sit on the side of the ice bucket.

What’s Included

  • Ice bucket
  • Tongs

What We Like

  • The tongs have sharp claws that easily pick up ice.
  • You can store the tongs and the tong holder inside the ice bucket when not in use.
  • The lid is hinged to the ice bucket which means you don’t have to worry about finding somewhere to put the lid. This is especially useful if you already have one hand full with a glass.
  • The tongs have a built in lock.

What We Don’t Like

  • This is not dishwasher safe. Just don’t do it as you may end up like one consumer who now has water inside the walls of the bucket.

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You can read more reviews for the OXO Ice Bucket with Tongs at Cooking.com

WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST PRICE?

We found the best price at Cooking.com

Oxo Tea Kettle Review: Oxo Pick Me Up Kettle

oxo-tea-kettleI really like the look of this kettle. It is stylish and comes in a range of colors to suit any kitchen. It also has a unique pouring spout that opens automatically when you tip the kettle to pour.

This Oxo tea kettle is made of stainless steel and is a nice size at 1.8qt. However, apart from that there is not much more we can positively say about this product.

Unfortunately some minor design flaws have resulted in a product that has caused a few problems for quite a few purchasers. The main issue appears to be around the pouring spout cover melting. Some reviewers experienced this problem from day one while others had the kettle for a few months before it melted.

Others also complained about the handle being hot to touch despite the fact that it is heat resistant.

It looks as though Oxo is working on the problems and it is most likely that they will be sorted eventually but in the meantime it is not a product that we can recommend.

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You can read more reviews for the Oxo Tea Kettle at Cooking.com

WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST PRICE?

We found the best price at Cooking.com

OXO Good Grips Mandoline Slicer

oxo-good-grips-mandoline-slicerOXO have an excellent reputation for gadgets. The OXO good grips mandoline slicer received mixed reviews. Although a number of those who brought the slicer, loved it, others do not believe it lives up the claims.

It is very hard to believe how reviews on an item can be so varied. Some say the blade is incredibly sharp others say it is dull. Some get excellent results others mediocre.

What  I can tell you is that 85% of 47 customers recommend the OXO Good Grips Mandoline Slicer as being good value.

One thing I do know from personal experience, is that a mandoline saves you time and energy when it comes to cutting and slicing vegetables. You have a choice of straight or wavy blades that you can set to the thickness of your choice slicing cucumber, potato chips, onion rings, carrot sticks or any other vegetable or fruit slices that you wish to use as a garnish. And you can create either the thin or thick julienne blades to make vegetable strips and french fries with ease!

Whenever you want to change the hardened stainless steel blade you simply turn the dial on the side and select the thickness of the slice or julienne setting that you require. The blades that are not being used are safely covered so there is no likelihood of you cutting yourself. The runway part of the slicer is made from textured stainless steel so that the food slices won’t stick to the surface.

When the OXO Good Grips Mandoline Slicer was demonstrated on NBC’s Today Show it was said that this is “the one kitchen gadget that cooks at home have been waiting for”.

The body of the slicer is made from Santoprene which is a processed rubber so you are assured of a good grip even if you have wet hands.

The slicer has a soft handle that is set a little lower than the rest of the body so it keeps your hands out of the way of the sharp blades while giving you a comfortable grip. And the non-slip feet keep the unit secure and steady while you are using it.

Storing the unit is easy, simply fold the legs, the blades are stored on board and the food holder snaps underneath the main frame.

Features at a glance:

  • The slicing blades are hardened stainless steel
  • The runway is textured stainless steel which stops the food from sticking
  • There is a choice of straight, crinkle cut and waffle cut slices
  • There is a wide choice of thicknesses
  • A soft, easy to turn dial for selecting slice thickness
  • The unused side of the blade is hidden for safety
  • All blades are easy to remove for cleaning
  • Size: 4 1/2″tall x 16″wide x 4 1/2″deep (flat)

Where can I buy the OXO Good Grips Mandoline Slicer:  Amazon.com