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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