Saturday, 28 September 2013

OXO Review

I just want to start the post by apologising for the terrible quality of the pictures. I've tried to edit them the best I can but unfortunately our kitchen is very dark and Ava was throwing a wobbly at the time. It was only when looking back on them did I realise how awful they are!

Now I'm no Gordon Ramsey by any stretch of the imagination but I do love to cook! Ava will pretty much eat anything (unlike Nathan) so when I heard that OXO were looking for bloggers to share a recipe that included seasonal foods I knew that I just had to take part.

I was sent the Good Grips Garlic Press & Good Grips Pro Y Peeler to review. I decided to make a Butternut Squash lasagne which I have made before and it seemed to go down well.

For this recipe you will need (it serves 8 hungry tums)

  • Olive oil
  • 1 Onion (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 Butternut squash (peeled, sliced and cut into crescents)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (peeled and crushed)
  • 450g of spinach
  • Dried lasagne sheets
  • 1 Mozzarella ball
For the béchamel sauce:
  • 125g Butter
  • 125g Flour
  • 800-850ml Milk
  • 75g Grated Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 200 C/gas 6. Drizzle a little oil onto a baking tray add the butternut squash, onion and the garlic. Pop in the oven to roast for 15-20mins until soft.

Then start on the béchamel sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour. Stir until you've made a paste and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the milk ,stir until smooth and mix in the Parmesan.

In a separate pan add a touch of oil, pop in the spinach and season. Cook until the spinach has wilted and squeeze out any excess water.

Put a layer of pasta sheets in the bottom of an ovenproof dish, top with a layer of butternut squash & onion, béchamel sauce and spinach. Repeat until you finish with a layer of pasta. Smooth over the remaining sauce rip up the mozzarella ball and scatter over the top.

Cook for 25-30 minutes until golden and bubbly.


The Garlic Press and Y Peeler worked like a dream. I use a lot of garlic in my cooking but was having to slice the garlic. Which is not only extremely fiddly but leaves you with garlicky fingers for days, not a good look! The Garlic Press was so easy to use and has an in-built cleaner which you just flip over to remove any stuck garlic. It's very strong and well made.

The Y Peeler is also a great quality product, having only used cheap vegetable peelers before I could immediately tell the difference, it glides through the veg so smoothly! It has a comfortable non-slip handle and stainless steel blades. OXO provide great quality kitchenware, I'll definitely be recommending OXO and looking at their website next time I need new products.

You can find their great range here.

*We were sent the Garlic Press and Y Peeler free of change to review. As usual thoughts are 100% my own.

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Unknown said...

This recipe looks yummy! And the OXO gadgets look fab too. One day, when we have our perfect kitchen, I'm going to have lots of lovely gadgets like these and a coffee maker and some lovely Cath Kidston tea towels! A gal can dream! You should enter your recipe into Honest Mummy's Tasty Tuesdays! xx

Unknown said...

That sounds like the perfect kitchen. Our kitchen is so dark and absolutely rubbish for taking pictures! I was gutted! Thank you for the tip. I'll go and link up xxx

The German Wife said...

oh that looks yummy! coming from a family who owns a household shop i love love love good peelers! x

Mellissa Williams said...

I can never find a great peeler or garlic press, thanks for the recommendation!

Unknown said...

They really are fab sturdy products :) x

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