Can I help? – Miss J, 2
I have more nifty kitchen solutions to tell you about. Hurrah! These ones are from Judge and they are a little different from the usual, so read on…
Digital Spoon Scale and Thermometer
This little gadget lives in the draw by my oven and is proving super-handy, acting as both an accurate Digital Spoon Scale and Thermometer.
With the spoon fitting it place, it fits into spice jars and can weigh in either metric or imperial, displaying the amount on the digital back lit display. It’s especially handy for things like fast-acting yeast where getting the amount right to the gram can make all the difference between a good and great loaf. You can also use it to weigh small amounts of liquid and make sure you’re spot on to the millilitre.
Swapping the spoon round for the probe fitting converts this gadget into a pen thermometer, capable of checking the internal temperature of meat dishes. A third fitting with wire connection means you can leave the probe inside your meat, lead the cable out through the oven door and hang the thermometer on the oven door handle with the hook provided to keep a constant track of cooking temps. It’s even pre-set with safe cooking temperatures so that you know when your meal is safe to serve.
I think all that is amazing for an RRP of just £23.75.
To speed dicing jobs, this little non-electrical Judge Vegetable Chopper (RRP £10) is fun and convenient.
Place your food on the board with the plastic cylinder over it, put the chopped on top, pump the top and voila – food slices. Each time you pump, the chopper rotates slightly, so the more times you press, the smaller the pieces of food get.
It’s great for foods you don’t want to faff with getting the food processor out for, but would prefer not to handle by hand, such as garlic, chilli or fiddly seeds and nuts.
It’s quite fun for little hands to have a go at too, provided they’re supervised to avoid accidents – those blades are very sharp!
I love these attractive Judge Silicone Kitchen Textiles – they’re stylish, understated and, because the quilted cotton layer is backed with a silicone layer capable of resisting up to 240°C, it protects hands and work surfaces far better than any fabric ones can. Teh silone is also tecture, making it non-slip and extra safe.
Judge Textiles come in red, green or blue at £3.38 for a pot holder, £5.38 for an oven mitt and £9.00 for a double oven mitt. They’re machine washable and come with a loop so that they can be hung out out of the way when not in use. In my opinion, they’re well worth investing in – they’ll be the only ones you use.
Read more about Judge’s range of kitchen accessories and find your nearest stockist at judgecookware.co.uk.
Disclosure: we were sent the above items for review.