Saturday, 17 March 2012

Typhoon Housewares Product Reviews

I do a lot of Chinese-style cooking as you might see from my blog, so when the nice people at Typhoon Housewares asked me if I would like to choose something from their ranges to try out at home I made a beeline for the woks. I had a perfectly good wok already of course, or at least, it was a a perfectly good wok until Mr M used a metal whisk in it whilst making scrambled egg one Sunday morning. Men! 

There's not a ton I can say about that is there? Apart from please ignore the state of my carpet. Clearly hadn't hoovered before I took that photo. It's a wok, yes, but it's also the best wok I've ever owned. Typhoon sent me their professional 12" carbon steel wok and it certainly feels more professional than my old battered one, it's way heavier for a start whilst my old one feels a bit more like a large frying pan. Apparently it's even metal-utensil safe but I'm not letting Mr M loose on it to find out.  If you want to be a bit healthier in your cooking you can use less or even no oil with this wok and it's very easy to clean with it's lovely non-stick surface.

To go alongside my wok I was also sent this serving bowl and tongs from the Ching He Huang range as I'd mentioned that I really liked the look of the new range.

I firmly believe that you can never have too many serving bowls in your life, despite what my husband says, and this one is so pretty. Such a treat too as I rarely buy things like this for myself although it is something I would buy as a present for someone else.  The bowl is porcelain and the tongs are bamboo and it's designed for serving noodle dishes but of course you can use it for all manner of things and I'm pretty sure this will be used for serving up a few salads over the summer. A very elegant addition to my kitchen indeed.

Finally, Typhoon sent me a kitchen compost caddy bin which is now residing in my newly decked out utility room.

As I'm trying to live the good life *cough* I do try to compost as much as possible, however it doesn't always work that way as the kitchen bin is nearly always nearer. I'm trying harder though as the compost is good for my vegetable garden (for which I have ambitious plans this year) and hopefully this caddy will see me on my way! The caddy has airtight seals and a carbon filter to help neutralise odours and it's plastic liner makes it easy to clean - all of which I think is a necessity if you're going to be keeping this in the house.

Typhoon Housewares produce some really lovely products, I love their vintage and retro styling so do check them out. 

Thanks to Typhoon for supplying me with these lovely items!


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