I was sent some items from the OXO Tot range to review.
OXO is a housewares brand famed for its universal design philosophy and clever range of kitchen tools. We regularly have requests from the top cooking TV shows for OXO’s tools, and although very trendy in the US, OXO is also known for its dedication to making innovative, stylish yet practical tools to make everyday living that little bit easier.
The new OXO Tot collection for little ones includes weaning and feeding equipment, essential cleaning tools and bathroom accessories
We were sent the Baby Food Ricer, a Sippy Cup with Handles and the Small & Large Bowl Set
What we thought: The OXO Tot products are great quality, made from sturdy plastic, and in a range of colours.
The Baby Ricer is my favourite so far, if you have read my posts in The Wonderful World of Weaning – Homemade Food you know that I love to make my own baby food so this product is great. Its easy to use, even when your fingers get sticky from the riced food, you just pop your cooked vegetables in and squeeze, easy!
I was worried about how it would clean up, without a dishwasher sometimes things like this are notoriously difficult to get clean! But it came up sparkling, even after I’d put broccoli through it. I’ll be using the ricer for our mashed potatoes too, so much quicker and easy than mashing and it made a lovely smooth consistency. So far I’ve tried the following in the baby ricer; potato, sweet potato, carrot, swede, broccoli, cauliflower and peas. Tip – don’t use it for peas – what a mess, stick to your usual hand blender for those! Priced at £16.00 the ricer is good value, when you have finished making mashed baby foods it will still come in for mashed potatoes and similar in the future. I would definitely buy this myself and will recommend it to friends.
The Sippy Cup is a bit heavy for LissyLou to hold herself at the moment but is great because when you little one is bigger you can easily remove the handles by slipping them off the cup.Also because they are shaped upwards around the cup little hands won’t slip and slide as much when holding it. The Sippy Cup is £8.00, expensive if you will need more than one, but great quality and it will grow with LissyLou because of the removable handles. If I saw it in store I probably wouldn’t buy it because of the price though, although you wouldn’t be disappointed with the quality.
The Small & Large Bowl Set stack inside each other for easy storage, which is a bonus as it means they don’t take up loads of room in your cupboards. When I first picked them up I was surprised by how much they weighed. These bowls are seriously weighty! They are cleverly designed to minimise spills as the weight means they don’t slip and slide around when you are using them. The straighter sides helps you to get food onto the spoon easily. They have great tight fitting lids so that you can re-seal food to store for later or to take food out with you. The Small & Large Bowl Set is £9.00, so more expensive than some others on the market but that does get you the two bowls, and the quality is really good, I would probably buy these for using out and about but have cheaper ones for at home.
For more information on the OXO Tots products please visit their website they have a really wide range of products including bath toys, high chairs, clever cleaning items, other food storage options. and some VERY funky nightlights!
You can buy the products from Amazon, Kiddicare and Lakeland to name a few!