Alessi Lily Pond Sushi Set Review

Another review in the Wayfair saga 🙂

This is a review for the Alessi Lily Pond Sushi Set.

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A beautifully made set inspired by traditional aesthetics with a huge dose of character.

This set contains one bone china plate, one pair of chopsticks, a chopstick stand and a soy sauce bowl.

Cost: 3/5

At £55.00 it is an extremely luxurious purchase but sushi deserves respect. You can’t just stick it on a chipped pound shop plate!

Size: 5/5

Even though there is only plate it is big enough to serve four, if not more!
It does however only come with on chopstick set, stand and sauce bowl.

Style: 5/5

If there is one thing this set has it is style!
Inspired by tradition Asian styles and ideas this set manages to mix sophisticated style with charming pop colours.

The plate is black with lotus detail while the accessories are brightly coloured and charming.

Pros:
• Beautifully made.
• Very stylised, sophisticated while being fun.
• Big enough for parties.

Cons:
• Expensive.
• Only one chopstick set.

For another sushi set check out the
Blomus Gaio Set Review.

Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

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Blomus Gaio Sushi Set Review

Here is another review in the Wayfair review series.

This review is for the Blomus Gaio Sushi Set

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This is a beautifully simple sushi / finger food set. The set contains two porcelain plates, two weighted chopsticks, two silver snack forks and two silver chopstick / fork stands that fit onto the plates.

Cost: 3/5

At £45.15 this is definitely a luxury item, but as far as sushi platters go the price is pretty standard across the board ranging from £40+ for the nice sets.

Size: 3/5

You get two plates in this set which makes it great for a couple but not so ideal for a dinner party scenario which is were I’d imagine sushi serving is most likely, however it would be perfect for those who love sushi and want romantic meals together with a loved one.

Style: 5/5

This set has a minimal, yet beautiful aesthetic. With two plain white porcelain plates and stainless steel accessories this set doesn’t need fancy patterns. Sure to fit in with any colour / pattern scheme in your home.

Pros:
• beautifully simple design.
• luxury feel.
• Chopsticks and Snack forks.
• Easy to clean.

Cons:
• Not suited to party scenarios.

Out of this set and the Alessi set I think my favourite would be the Alessi Set but it was a hard decision and this is certainly a great set!

Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

KitchenCraft Pure Oriental Sushi Maker Review

Wow that’s a long title!!

Some of you will know I have been working with a company called Wayfair, they have graciously sent me many sushi “things” ranging from sushi makers to sushi display plates.

Today’s review is for the
KitchenCraft Pure Oriental Sushi Maker.

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It’s a great little gadget and it makes making sushi a breeze! ( ok it might be less time consuming to do it the traditional way, but if you’re like me the traditional way is pretty close to magic and something I can’t achieve!)

Anyway onto the main event!

Cost: 3/5
The KitchenCraft sushi maker is £14.99 on sale at Wayfair which if you make sushi quite often then it is worth it, however if you don’t make sushi that often it may be quite a splurge.

Ease Of Use: 5/5
Extremely easy to work out but does include simple instructions on the box. Simple fill with nori and a thin layer of rice, use the lid to force a filling “canal” into the rice. Fill with filling, top with more rice and then attach lid to shape into a roll.

This product does recommend refrigerating the sushi ( while in mould).

It also has slots so that you can cut the roll while it is still in the product, which helps give perfectly uniform rolls.

Style: 3/5
I gave this product a 3/5 because I am ambivalent about it’s design. It’s not ugly but it isn’t highly stylised either. But it certainly gets the job done and unless you intend to display this it’s looks shouldn’t deter you.

Pros:
• Makes perfect rolls that can be cut into uniform pieces.
• Easy to use.
• Feels sturdy and well made.

Cons:
• Can be hard to get the finished rolls out, especially if you cut them while in the product.
• Requires a little longer than the traditional way and needs refrigerating.

I also did another sushi maker review on the Perfect Roll Sushi Maker and out of the two I definitely prefer this product as it allows you to make more sushi in one go.

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Here is some sushi I made using this product:

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Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

Perfect Roll Sushi Maker Review

I have been putting off this review for a while, as the past few times I’ve made sushi rice in preparation it has gone horribly wrong. Imagine rice porridge covered in soggy nori. Not nice.

But anyway onto the review!!

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The smart looking Perfect Roll made by Leifheit and available from Wayfair claims to make sushi easy, and in all fairness it does make the rolling part easy. If only it helped cut the sushi ( this always goes wrong for me!!!)

Cost: 3/5
The Perfect Roll costs £15.99 £10.90 on sale at Wayfair, which if you make sushi quite often then it is worth it, however if you don’t make sushi that often it may be quite a splurge.

Ease Of Use: 5/5
This product is extremely easy to use, it comes with an included recipe book which has some great ideas as well as the best way to make sushi. It also comes with a “stencil” to help cut the nori to size.
All you need to do is cut the nori, fill the gadget with the nori, rice and fillings, clip one end of the “rolling sheet” over the sushi-to-be and pull the other end of the “rolling sheet” over and pull right. Done.

Style: 5/5
Available in 3 different colours this gadget looks very clean, professional and will look great in a multitude of kitchens.

Pros:
• Makes sushi quickly and simply.
• Looks professional and clean.
• A great alternative to the bamboo mat.
• Included stencil and recipe book.
• Can also be use to make deserts (arctic roll) and other canapés.
• Makes sushi the perfect size for bento.

Cons:
• Doesn’t cut the sushi ( this isn’t a realistic con, I’m just bitter I can’t cut sushi)

Disclaimer
I cannot cook sushi rice to save my life, nor can I cut sushi ( maybe it’s my knives ) so the poor look of the sushi is not a reflection of this product.

I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

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Here is a bento featuring the sushi I mangled made.

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This bento contains tuna,sweetcorn and cucumber sushi, two tone tamagoyaki ( rolled omelette ), two duck spring rolls and mixed vegetables all in my Black+Blum Bento.

Sistema Cutlery To Go Review and Simple Bento

I was sent a set of “Cutlery To Go” from Sistema to review.

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This is a great set made up of collapsible chopsticks, a knife, fork and spoon all in a handy and hygienic carry case!

Cost: 5/5
While some people may think £5.50 is expensive for a cutlery set I think it it is a very reasonable price for a cutlery set that is collapsible and has its own carry case to keep them cutlery clean and hygienic.

Size: 5/5
The cutlery collapses and is stored in a compact case that can be easily slipped into a bag to be carried with your lunch.

Ease Of Use: 3/5
A great set that snaps together and apart, while they aren’t too hard to take apart they can be a little stiff which may cause problems for smaller children.
This set would be great for picnics, bento or even taking to a restaurant if you don’t want your children handling sharper, metal cutlery.

Style: 5/5
As far as cutlery goes this set has quite a stylus edge. Available in four bright colours means they won’t need to get mixed up!

Pros:
•Collapsible and compact.
•Bright colours.
•Hygienic carry case.
•Great for picnics and bento etc

Cons:
•Can be a little tough to take apart.

This great set can be purchased
here

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Here is the bento I used the collapsible cutlery woth

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This lunch contains tamagoyaki,radishes,mixed vegetables and sushi. Sadly the sushi rice was too mushy so I couldn’t cut it into pieces 😦

Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

Roly Poly Bento

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This bento was rushed and not very well thought out so unfortunately I don’t like it 😦

It tasted great but I just didn’t like the way it looked 😦

This was my first time making sushi rolls and I don’t think I did too bad a job 🙂

Also included are cheese and meat rolls, tamagoyaki with okra in the middle and mixed oriental vegetables 🙂