Thursday, 1 December 2016

Review and Giveaway Üutensil Stirr, Super Smash and Spudnik



I've got some funky kitchen gadgets to share with you today. Futuristic and space-age were the words that first came to mind when I saw them! Strangely given that we are now in December it was six months ago at a Christmas in July press show that I first came across the Üutensil brand. They are a British design company that create exciting, innovative and award winning kitchen products. They really do stand out in your kitchen and have been exhibited in the Design Museum. Pretty much any of their products would make the perfect stocking filler for the foodie that has everything! I've been trying out three of them - stirr, super smash and spudnik. Even the names are cool. In addition to being super stylish I would imagine that all the items I tried would be really useful for those who have reduced use of mobility or power in their hands for whatever reason. 


Porridge, Juniper Berries, Tatties & Neep!


First up is the spudnik (rrp £7.99) If you hadn't worked it out already it is in fact a potato masher. Goodness knows what the Smash aliens would make of it! Rather than pound your potatoes the flower design of the spudnik is rotated and rolled around in the pan. It makes a mundane task rather therapeutic. Definitely much easier to clean and none of the clogging of a traditional masher. It did take me a wee while to master the required technique and produce a perfect mash, old habits clearly die hard. Available in Olive and Magenta.


Super Smash (rrp £27.99) does exactly what it says on the tin and and reinvents the Mortar & Pestle. A larger pestle with a bigger surface area fits exactly into the curves of the mortar. Much like the Spudnik, rather than pounding you use your palm to rotate the pestle. This make the whole process of grinding spices much more efficient in terms of both time and effort. Some clever grooves have been added to the base of the pestle which help keep whole spices in place at the beginning of the grinding process. A big thumbs up to no longer having to chase stray peppercorns around the kitchen! Super Smash is a generous 12cm across but for smaller jobs has a little brother Smash (rrp £19.99) I can't wait to see how Super Smash handles making Wild Garlic Pesto in the spring on a Bear Hunt


Last up is Stirr (rrp £16.99) This is an automatic pan stirrer. No more slaving over a hot stove! At the push of a button it rotates and travels around your pan leaving you free to put your feet up get on with doing something else. It runs on 4 x AA batteries and the plastic stirring legs are removable and dishwasher safe. There are three speed settings which are operated via an easy one handed push button on the top. Ideal for soups, sauces, gravy, porridge, custard and more. Basically anything that requires constant stirring. I was really excited about this one, as was Foodie Boy who had already spotted it being reviewed on You Tube by some of his favourite vloggers. It does what it's been designed for but for me there were a couple of downsides as it is rather noisy, especially when at full speed and stops rotating when the foodstuffs get too thick. A wee bit of a novelty item so I won't be throwing away my porridge spurtle quite yet!



Üutensil have provided a stirr, super smash and spudnik RRP £52.97 as a giveaway for readers of Foodie Quine. Entry is via the Rafflecopter widget below. To enter, let me know in a comment

"What kitchen utensil couldn't you live without?"

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Giveaway ends 21st December 2016 11.59pm Good Luck!


286 comments :

  1. My Spatula I use it so much it's always to hand :) x

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  2. I can't do without a can opener.

    Kelly Glen
    glenka@hotmail.co.uk

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  3. my spatula! i use it every day!

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  4. My sharp kitchen knife is a must!

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  5. The spatula it is used on a daily basis

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  7. A ladel, need something to serve with xx

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  8. A ladel, need something to serve with xx

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  9. A label, need something to serve with xx

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  10. The peeler as I am always using it to make chips

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  11. my colander as it is the holy grail of kitchen utensils

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  12. I could not luve without my ceramic knife

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  13. I have a really good spatula that means no food waste.

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  14. It would have to be my onion chopper!

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  15. I bought a vegetable peeler for 40p 20 years ago. It peels veg (obvs), shaves cheese, zests citrus fruit and I couldn't live without it. Have bought many others since & they all gather dust in the drawer.

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  16. My fish slice as I use it all the time. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

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  17. Definitely my garlic press - we use garlic in so many dishes!

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  18. My small kitchen knife - it does so many things.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  19. My stick blender, especially now soup season is here.

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  20. Trusty wooden spoon, use it for everything

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  21. my little kitchen knife, I use it for everything

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  22. The small sharp knife we have had for years

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  23. a good stirring spoon - although I have been told before that I am a bit of a stirrer myself

    KATHY D

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  24. My little grater that I use for garlic and ginger when I do stir fries and curries.

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  25. my knife set! its a godsend!

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  26. Couldn't be without my stick blender, it ensures my sauces are never lumpy lol

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  27. Couldn't do without my potato peeler

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  28. My little kitchen knife, i use it for almost anything

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  29. My potato ricer. Mum gave it to me last year and it makes the creamiest mash ever!

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  30. My handy knife - it's the one I always go back to. It's the right shape and size and cuts everything

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  31. tongs! can't bear trying to pick up hot things without them

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  32. My wooden spoons are so helpful!

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  33. i couldnt live without my can opener :)

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  34. I couldn't live without my balloon whisk, it's my right hand!

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  35. my masher, I use it for eveyrthing

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  36. My electric kettle - life without an early morning cup of tea would be unbearable!

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  37. my potato peeler - when I try others, I'm useless with them

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  38. I use the straining spoon a lot...

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  39. Emma Louise Elliott10 December 2016 at 21:56

    Tongs

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  40. My apple corer and slicer! Makes giving apples to the kiddies so quick and easy!

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  41. My favourite really sharp paring knife!

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  42. My deeply uncool garlic press

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  43. I couldn't live without my Tefal Actifry :) I cook almost everything with it

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  44. A colander, draining pasta without one would be so much trickier.

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  45. I couldn't do without a tin opener, very handy for sure!

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  46. MINE IS A WOODEN SPOON I USE IT EVERY DAY

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  47. definitely my spatula - I have four just in case lol!!

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  48. My cheese grater - it gets used A LOT!

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  49. My tin opener I use it a lot :)

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  50. my electric tin opener
    from samantha price

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  51. my wooden spoons. i'd be lost without them

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  52. I couldn't live without my garlic presse

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  53. My serving spoon, I use it every day!

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  54. I couldn't live without my spatula

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  55. I couldn't live without my spatula

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  56. i wouldnt be able to live without the jar opener as bad as it sounds as i find it hard to open jars haha

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  57. A decent sharp knife, think I got it from my Dad who was a butcher.

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  58. My electric cheese grater - I don't use it all of the time but it's great when I'm making a big mac n cheese for the family

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  59. My sharp veg knife that cuts thru the tough veg like swede

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  60. My peeler! I love raw carrots & hummus!

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  61. My knife block with the knives kept sharpened

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  62. Cheese grater and tin opener

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  63. My masher which I've had for nearly 20 years, it's starting to look a bit vintage now though lol :)

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  64. wooden spoon
    Claire D

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  65. My meat carving knife it's a must for me

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  66. Use my hand blender a lot x

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  67. Wooden spoon I use it most days for stiring

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  68. Wooden spoon :)

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  69. it would have to be my whisk, i use it for hot chocolate, mashed potato and for baking.

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  70. My veg knife (@PeanutHog)

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  71. A spatula! Can't live without them!

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  72. Potato peeler. Just cannot peel spuds with a knife!

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  73. Potato masher. It's found my years to get one that I really like. Merry Christmas 🎅🎅🎅

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  74. my stick blender

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  75. My masher, use it for carrots and swede, cauli, sprouts etc

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  76. I couldn't cope without my sharp knives.

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  77. set of knives

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  78. This is difficult! There are so many I couldn;t live without. If I have to choose one it would be my hand blender.

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  79. My cutlery with large handles, that make it easier for me to grip them

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  80. my nice sharp vegetable knife! Though I suppose without a tin opener I'd be a bit stuck so maybe it should be that...

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  81. Spiraliser! Don't know how I lived without it before!

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  82. My kitchen aid!! It's literally my favourite thing ever

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  83. garlic press! saves getting my hands smelling of garlic!

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  84. can opener! :) good luck everyone

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  85. Bottle opener, can't cook without my inspiration!... *hic* ...

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  86. My garlic press - there's nothing worse than garlicky paws!

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  87. I couldn't live without my garlic press, it gets used most days!

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  88. The greater, cheese nutmeg lemon zest- it's a must! :)

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  89. My Potato masher, I broke one the other week so had to do with a fork.

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  90. Wooden spoon! Use it for everything.

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  91. I love my left-handed tin opener.

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  92. I could not live without my potato peeler which peels so many vegetables and fruit.

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  93. I have a perfect vegetable knife which I use every day for all sorts tasks.

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  94. my waffle maker -it keeps my children happy!

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  95. MY KETTLE-- for my pint of coffee before work

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  96. my stand mixer is my biggest gadget i use but also love my spatula x

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  97. My potato peeler. I use it almost every day x

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  98. My scales I have to weigh everything as I'm useless at guessing

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  99. my pototoe peeler
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  100. my bottle opener/corkscrew... can't enjoy a nice drink while cooking otherwise!
    Elisha

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  101. A good, sharp knife!

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  102. Couldn't live without my sieve love asking

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  103. Has to be my tin opener. Merry Christmas x

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  104. My garlic crusher Loobyloo@hotmail.com

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  105. my little veg knife. I've had it for 17 years. We've bought several knife sets since but i still go back to this one for veg. Nothing works like it.

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