I was kindly sent the turner to review by the lovely people over at Close2home. I had chosen the vibrant red flexible turner as as it matches my red polka dot kitchen as the intention was that I would use the turner in my own kitchen however it didn’t turn out like that ….
…..at the same time as this arriving for review my mum received her ‘JML GoChef’ for review from JML and she realised that she didn’t have a decent quality turner to use in her new kitchen gadget. She only had metal turners that would scratch the cooking surface in the GoChef or a plastic turner which , although she didn’t mind using it in her well-used frying pans, she didn’t really want to risk using it in her new GoChef in case it melted onto it. I had already used the flexible turner on one occasion (for turning some pancakes I was frying) but I offered the turner to my mum so she didn’t have to go out and buy a new one to use with her GoChef. She gladly accepted and as they say – the rest is history.
She has used this Zeal turner at least 3 or 4 times a week for the last 6 months and it is still in just as good condition today as when it first arrived for review. In fact just this evening I had tea round my mum’s house and she was frying some potatoes in a frying pan and what do you think she was using to turn the potatoes over in the pan? ….her Zeal flexible slotted turner of course! 🙂
My mum’s kitchen colour scheme is red and black so the Zeal turner fits in very well with the other bits and bobs she has in the kitchen. She is very impressed by how sturdy it is and she likes the weightiness of it. It is not like thin plastic turners …it is much more substantial and excellent quality. The sturdiness comes in very handy if you are lifting and turning a steak or burger etc. as the weight of the meat won’t be an issue when it comes to lifting it with this turner. Some inferior quality turners would most likely bend trying to lift a heavy piece of food and then you run the risk of your hand wobbling and dropping your prime steak….not what you want at all! My mum loves that it can withstand heat of up to 250°C and will not discolour over time or absorb any flavours. It is also dishwasher safe. She uses the turner all the time when she is cooking with her GoChef or using a frying pan to fry food. She wouldn’t want to be without it!
The slotted turner can be bought from Close2home for £7.50 and it is available in not only vibrant red but also in lime green. Other colours , such as purple, aqua blue and pink, are sometimes available depending on the stock Close2home have at the time of placing your order.
The Close2home webshop has a vast collection of other Zeal cookware products available to buy and they are all in bright, fun colours. I have highlighted a selection of the red products they stock in the photo below but there are many more items available on their site. Click here to have a browse.
I think the range of ‘Gifts In A Tin’ they sell are very unusual and would make ideal birthday presents. There is something in that particular range to suit everyone! Here are some examples of the ‘Gifts In A Tin’ that are available… Build Your Own Bird Feeder (Fantastic Father’s Day gift idea!) , Card Making & Quilling Set , Finger Puppet Craft Set & a Train Set In A Tin.
Close2home offer free delivery if you spend over £30 but if your order is under this amount then UK mainland postage is £4.95.
They are a family run business that was founded in February 2013 by Claire & Ray Lambert. Their intention is to source and sell products that they whole heartedly believe in & that they themselves would be happy to have in their own home or be proud to give as gifts! Their aim is to provide quality products with a customer service & satisfaction to match!
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