Posts tagged ‘Starfrit’

May 1, 2012

Gadget Tuesday Giveaway – Rotato, Potato, Beets . . .

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Well, I must admit that when I pulled this item out of that box full of goodies from Starfrit, I was skeptically eager to try it.

A pot roast, not unlike the one Jennifer describes here, was placed on the menu. The Electric Rotato Express made quick work of the potatoes, turnips and yams. There was a bit of peel left near the top and bottom, but my handy 2 in 1 Peeler took care of that.

I love beets. Peeling them when I want to grate some raw into a salad? Not so much. Well, now I can enjoy raw beets more often, thanks to this item.

Once your potato is peeled, you could also run the Rotato again and make shoe lace potatoes, yams or beets.

Today’s Electric Rotato Express is the third of four Starfrit kitchen gadgets that will be winding their way to one lucky person at the end of the Gadget Tuesday series. If you comment on all four posts, that totals four entries that will be placed into the hat. If your name is drawn, you will receive the 2 in 1 Peeler, the Mightigrip Jar Opener, the Electric Rotato Express plus one other item, courtesy of the fine folks at Starfrit. (Please visit Starfrit to see if you can guess the remaining item. 😉 )

To enter your name in the giveaway, please explain how the Electtric Rotato Express would be of benefit to you.

This offer is open to anyone with a Canadian or U.S. mailing address.

Rotato – Turnip

April 24, 2012

Gadget Tuesday Giveaway: A Gripping Tale—er —Tool

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All you need to know is that the Mightigrip Jar Opener works! Well, at that.

It was sent to me by the generous people at Starfrit (thank you!), along with the 2 in 1 Peeler, which was last week’s Gadget Tuesday offering. (Did you leave your comment there?)

The Mightigrip Jar Opener works by a twist of the dial. Three prongs advance to securely grab the lid. Presto!—you’ve opened your jar. If I could make one design change, it would be to make the handle even thicker than it is.

With any jar opener, it can be difficult to hold the base of the jar while twisting the top. I have found a solution. I place the jar in a plastic grocery bag which is draped open across my knees. I then sit down and  use the big muscles of my legs to squeeze the jar while I operate the opener. (If you don’t want to change your pants, be sure to use the plastic bag. Trust me.)

The scoop on the  giveaway:

Today’s Mightigrip Jar Opener is the second of four Starfrit kitchen gadgets that will be winding their way to one lucky person at the end of the Gadget Tuesday series. Comment on all four posts for four entries. If your name is drawn from the hat, you will receive the 2 in 1 Peeler and the Mightigrip Jar Opener, plus two other items, courtesy of  Starfrit. (I’m curious. Did you guess that this would be one of the items featured on Gadget Tuesday? Please visit Starfrit to see if you can guess what the remaining two items will be. 😉 )

For one entry, please answer the following question: Tomatoes and/or tomato sauce – jarred, canned or fresh? 

You still have time to answer the question on “Peel Potatoes, Peel Potatoes . . . .

Stay tuned for other ergonomic labour-saving tips – and questions – over the course of the next few weeks. Be sure to keep those comments coming.

This offer is open to anyone with a Canadian or U.S. mailing address.

April 17, 2012

“Peel Potatoes, Peel Potatoes . . .

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. . . get the eyes, get the eyes.”

When I still had my baby teeth, my baba would take my hand and recite this little rhyme. (“Peel potatoes” – she’d trace a circle on my palm. “Get the eyes” – she’d give me a sort of ticklepinch.)

It’s easier to peel potatoes and get the eyes when you have an ergonomic product such as this 2 in 1 Peeler by Starfrit.

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to test-drive this model. I had my doubts; I thought that the handle design would be tough to use with my “reconfigured” hand. This 2 in 1 Peeler has become my favourite peeler. I quickly and easily peeled the carrots, alternating between the straight and julienne cut. Next up were those elusive potatoes. I must say that I’m practically an expert eye remover!

Now this is where things get fun for you. Today’s 2 in 1 Peeler is the first of four Starfrit kitchen gadgets that will be winding their way to one lucky person at the end of the Gadget Tuesday series. If you comment on all four posts, I’ll put your name into the hat four times. If your name is drawn, you will receive the 2 in 1 Peeler, plus three other items, courtesy of the fine folks at Starfrit. (Please visit Starfrit to see if you can guess which items will be featured on Gadget Tuesday. 😉 )

For one entry, please answer the following question: what is your favourite way to enjoy potatoes? 

Stay tuned for other ergonomic labour-saving tips – and questions – over the course of the next few weeks. Be sure to keep those comments coming.

This offer is open to anyone with a Canadian or U.S. mailing address.

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