Tuesday, 27 April 2021

(Ad | Review) Oliver's Kitchen Cookware - Cooking At Home Made Fun And Easy.

Oliver's Kitchen sell cookware that is elegant and simple, easy to clean and use, and which will hopefully encourage the whole family to cook and enjoy food together. They have sent me a bundle to review - and I am genuinely incredibly happy with them, so I'm delighted to say I'll be giving the same away to my readers too! 

Shiny kitchen equipment sitting on a clean table mat in the sunshine all sparkly

Oliver's Kitchen are a family business, and family cooking is their thing. The first thing that struck me was how elegantly attractive their products are, with shiny metal surfaces, black rubber trim and classic style - and all very well designed. 

Packaging is great. Wherever possible Oliver's use recycled card, and it matches their simple, classic style. 

Oliver's kitchen cookware review all items packaged in postage boxes

I'll start with the Chopping Board, because that's already in Sheffield with one of my uni kids who deserved a treat. A good chopping board is a friend for life, and Oliver's Kitchen's Organic Bamboo Chopping Board is definitely a great choice. 

Oliver's Kitchen large bamboo bread board on a table

It's massive, 45cm x 30cm, & 2cm thick, with nicely-sized cut out handles underneath on either side, and a deep channel to catch juice and crumbs before they mess up the table. Bamboo is eco-friendly, and less porous than other wood, so less of your smells and tastes will taint the board, and you can just wipe it down with soapy water in between uses. Wood harbours far less bacteria than you might think... 

Oliver's Kitchen super large bamboo chopping board close up to see the wood grain

I'll be giving away an Oliver's Kitchen's Organic Bamboo Chopping Board on my Facebook page

Next up is my favourite item, the one which has impressed me the most - the Oliver's Kitchen Garlic Crusher. Honestly I love it. 2 parts, no mess, easy clean, no overly-complicated parts, and it's far easier to squeeze than any other I've tried. And it looks and feels great... 

Gasrlic Crusher lying on top of it's box, being all shiny and sleek

When you squeeze, the garlic falls through the holes in tiny pieces. This should be easy, but lesser garlic crushers squirt it backwards, or need the strength of 3 men, or leave half the garlic tucked into a corner. I've made several pasta sauces, chillis and curries, and at least 4 baguettes of garlic bread, and I still love this Garlic Crusher. It just works.

Extreme Close up of Oliver's Garlic Press crusher

Each squeeze, even with the skin on, you get far more garlic than you'd expect - saving time, effort and money... and complaints! Even making garlic bread, my son never had to touch the actual garlic once, so he was ecstatic. (As with all garlic crushers, watch for it pinching skin or small fingers.) Cleaning is as simple as rinsing it under the tap. 

Next we have the Salt & Pepper Grinders. I use a lot of pepper in cooking, so the large size is really handy, and they are super easy to refill. Nothing complicated - simplicity that works, in a really attractive package.

glass bodied, metal top half, salt and pepper pots still in bubble wrap

I also like the fact that they are not marked S & P - you can tell which it is through the glass anyway. It would spoil those classic simple lines. Each also comes with a lid, in matching Stainless Steel, and there's a clear plastic stand for the pair.

Oliver's Kitchen salt and pepper pots collage showing aspects

Last, but definitely not least, Oliver's Kitchen's Kitchen Tongs. As soon as I saw these, I really wanted them. I used to have a set of tongs very similar to these and I lost them camping. I have lamented it ever since. 

Oliver's Kitchen tongs pack of two displayed on top of their box

The shaped claws are slightly rubbery, and hold onto just about anything. The lock is so easy to use that even one-handed, you can open the tongs by tapping the end on the table or counter. They're brilliant outdoors too - the best barbeque tongs I ever used. 

My old tongs didn't have an integrated stand to keep them off the surfaces, so these are even better. As if that wasn't enough, you get 2 sets of tongs in different sizes in the box. I've used them a lot, and I feel like I have an old friend back in the kitchen... 

Quite a poor photo showing closer detail on the tongs

Oliver's Kitchen make and sell cookware and kitchenware that is easy to use, easy to clean, well-designed, well-thought out and it works. Everything is gorgeous to look at, simple, classic and seems robust. They offer a 30 day money back guarantee with a 1-year free replacement warranty, but it genuinely has the feel of equipment I'll still be happily using in 20 years time. 

My favourite ever (and most-used) kitchen item is a 50 year old spatula my Grandmother had, which came free with a magazine. I feel like Oliver's Kitchen would understand why I liked it so much, and recreate it in gorgeousness. They clearly understand real family cooking, and haven't compromised on the pure usefulness of their kitchen equipment. 

All 3 items in prize bundle, looking shiny on a table

You can find the whole range on the Oliver's Kitchen website - where some items are (at the time of typing) on sale as low as half price - which makes them a great buy. As of today prices are: Salt & Pepper Grinder Set £21.99 (sale £11.99), Kitchen Tongs £18.99 (sale £9.99), Large Chopping Board £24.99 (£16.99). 

At the time of typing the Garlic Crusher is out of stock on the Oliver's Kitchen website, but you can also find the whole Oliver's Kitchen range online at Amazon (handy affiliate links). 


Oliver's Kitchen have very kindly offered a blog prize for one of my readers, a bundle of 3 items I reviewed - the Salt & Pepper Grinder Set, Kitchen Tongs and the Garlic Crusher. (I'm giving away a chopping board separately on Facebook.)

To enter the giveaway, use the Gleam form below. I use Gleam because I don't have to store any information, it draws the winner randomly for me, and the whole thing can just be deleted once the giveaway is over. Neither Gleam nor I use any of your details for anything other than this giveaway. 

No entry is mandatory, but each extra task performed will earn you an extra entry into the draw. Open to UK entrants only, full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 16th May. If you are new to Gleam, you can find help here

Oliver's Kitchen Cookwares UK Giveaway






I was sent my Oliver's Kitchen Cookware for review. Amazon links are affiliate, which means I earn a few pence if you buy through my link, but you don't pay any more. It helps keep the website running. 

44 comments:

  1. I'd cook a tasty Guinness stew first.

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  2. I'd cook anything with garlic in, a nice curry maybe. I need that garlic press right now.

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  3. This is a lovely set and would be very useful for my son as he is about to leave home.

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  4. There's a few pasta dishes I want to try and a decent chopping board and garlic crusher would be perfect for them.

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  5. Salt and pepper chips and curry!

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  6. I would make a summery lemon chicken and salad

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  7. i would marinade some steak in lemon and garlic then cook on the barbie

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  8. Spag Bolognese - taste and a family favourite

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  9. Think I'll make chicken kievs

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  10. Great prize - would come in very useful in the kitchen!

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  11. Spicy Spaghetti with garlic mushrooms

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  12. Would make a spaghetti carbonara from scratch with all fresh ingredients

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  13. Southern Fried Chicken, the tongs will be perfect to turn the chicken.

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  14. I would make ribeye steak with garlic mushrooms onion rings chips and peppered sauce

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  15. A home made cottage pie

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  16. get hubby to do a stir fry

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  17. A good beef stew!



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  18. Fabulous giveaway !!!

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  19. A spicy pasta dish, possibly salmon or mince

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  20. I would probably cook some spaghetti bolognese as it’s a favourite in our house

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  21. I could have fun in the kitchen with this gear.

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  22. Nicola Godfrey2 May 2021 at 23:08

    I would cook meatballs, fresh tomato sauce with spaghetti.

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  23. I would make Garlic Soup!! Always been intrigued by it

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  24. I'm getting hello fresh at the moment so it could be anything but the garlic press would be useful, as they always mention it in their recipes and I don't own one.

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  25. I'd make a lasagne. It's a big hit with my family.

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  26. My all time fave and the best dish I cook, spag bolognese as I've got that one down to a fine art even if I do say so myself.

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  27. I would make a stir fry, using the majority of the prize in doing so. It makes me feel hungry just thinking of it.

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  28. Christine Shelley4 May 2021 at 18:31

    Steak and all the trimmings

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  29. Hello, if I was lucky enough to win then I would make a tagliatelle carbonara with peas and lemon. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  30. I'd cook sweet potato bites with onions and mushrooms

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  31. Probably something for my mum! Usually I let her pick from my repetoir 😂 she choose chicken sagg last time!

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  32. I think I'd make a bolognese so I could check out that garlic crusher - got to beat chopping it up by hand as I do now!

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  33. A lovely stir fry

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  34. I'd make a delicious lemon pepper chicken pasta.

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  35. I'd make some tasty garlic bread Maddy

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