I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to kitchen gadgets and I can never resist trying out something that I think will make my life (and my cooking) that little bit easier. From an olive de-stoner to a yoghurt maker, I’ve accumulated a lot of weird and wonderful gadgets during my time.
I therefore saw it as fate when new homeware and kitchen accessories company Savisto were looking for bloggers to check out their products. My electronic salt and pepper grinders had recently stopped working and lo and behold, Savisto had a very stylish pair of electronic grinders which they kindly sent me to try out.
The grinders arrived well-protected yet without loads of waste paper and packaging (which really annoys me). The instructions were easy to follow, so after filling up the mills with salt and pepper, and popping in four AA batteries to each grinder, I connected them back up.
The arrows where the two parts connect back together make it easy to identify where to line them up, so it was a very simple job to get them up and running.
Once connected back up they worked a treat, grinding black peppercorns and course sea salt very quickly and easily. The light at the bottom of each unit allows you to track where you have added salt and pepper to your dish.
I chose the silver pair; they are also available in black and red. They make a stylish addition to my kitchen and are easy to keep clean with a quick wipe over.
What I’ve noticed is that unlike my previous set of grinders they don’t seem to drop tiny particles of salt and pepper over my kitchen work surface where I keep them, which used to get a bit tedious after using my last set.
At £14.99 and with a two-year guarantee and free delivery, these salt and pepper grinders are a bargain.
To try them out in true style, I used them in a rather yummy recipe that is based on one I found on Ocado. It’s called a speedy supper and I would concur, it’s pretty straightforward and quick to put together, but tastes very fresh and is full of flavour. Here’s what to do:
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas Mark 6. Sear two chicken breasts in a hot pan with 25g of melted butter, then transfer to an oven proof dish and bake for 15 minutes or until no longer pink in the centre.
- While the chicken is cooking, chop 250g cherry tomatoes, approx 20 mixed olives and 2 spring onions. I used Unearthed black pepper and rosemary olives, which really added to the flavour of the dish. Mix in a tablespoon of good quality olive oil.
- Season with a small dash of salt and a good helping of pepper, for which I used my Savisto Home electronic grinders.
- Bring a pan of water to the boil. Turn off the heat, and add a bunch of fine-tipped asparagus to the water. After two minutes, remove the asparagus.
- On a plate top the asparagus with the tomato and olive mix, add the chicken breast and serve immediately.
Do you love kitchen gadgets? What are your favourites?
Thank you to Savisto http://www.savisto.com for sending the salt and pepper grinders free of charge for the purpose of this review. As always the views expressed in my blog are honest and my own, and are not affected by the provision of free products.