Alessi Secret Fish Bento Review

Another chapter in the Wayfair saga!

I was graciously sent an Alessi Secret Fish to review, and while not marketed as a bento box that doesn’t mean it can’t be one 🙂

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Onto the review

Cost: 3/5

At £42 for 2 boxes that puts each box at £21. In comparison to other boxes this is quite expensive, I do however believe these boxes are a bento equivalent to your “best china”.

If you’re making a very, very special bento these Alessi Secret Fish could be the box for that!

Size: 3/5

At around 250ml per box they may feel quite small but if you’re using both that’s 500ml which is perfect for smaller appetites!

Ease Of Use: 3/5

It is such a shame I can’t give this a higher mark, it’s distinctive shape was what attracted me to this box but sadly after trial and error it’s shape is what makes it hard to pack.
( This may only apply to me, if you have some ideas feel free to throw them my way and I’ll see what I can do! )

With small spaces in the tail region it may be difficult to get food in or out, especially for younger children.

Style: 5/5

With 3 colour variations and an amazing stylised fish shaped body the Alessi Secret Fish boxes have lots of style. These boxes are sure to get “Wows” and “Ooohs” galore!

I will say however the colours in the photos are extremely bright when in reality the colours are slightly darker, but beautiful all the same with a great speckled detail.

Pros:
• Beautiful shape and colours.
• Great for smaller appetites.
• Perfect for special occasions.

Cons:
• Quite heavy.
• Possibly cost prohibitive.

Overall the Alessi Secret Fish are extremely special items and as such I feel they are not necessarily suitable for everyday use but would be perfect for when a Tupperware box just won’t do!

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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As always here is a lunch packed in the box :

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This bento contains hard boiled egg mixed into rice with carrot and cucumber details, does it look like a fish?

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Sagaform Forest Lunch Box Review

Here is another review in the great Wayfair saga.
As you will know by now, I LOVE Wayfair, they’re a great company who really care about their customers.

Anyway back onto the review!!!

This is a review for the Sagaform Forest Lunch Box.

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Cost: 3/5

This set is £24.14 on Wayfair, in comparison to some other sets it can be seen as quite expensive.
It does however have some nifty features like cutlery and a hole that can be used with a carabiner…I imagine.

Size: 3/5

This is an odd box to understand ( I’m still not sure if I’ve worked it out! )
The box contains two “bodies” but one lid. I think the smaller box can only be used if it is inside the bigger.
The larger box is 400ml, the smaller being 200ml and when the small is fitted inside the larger the volume becomes around 350ml.

Ease Of Use: 4/5
This box is easy enough to pack with an interesting shape. I feel the box would be better suited to bento style lunches as opposed to the western style lunches.

Style: 5/5
This box is very stylised. With an almost tear drop shape and a moose logo this box looks very masculine, combined with the camping theme this box would be great for men who enjoy camping, fishing or other outdoor activities.

Pros:
• Masculine alternative to the largely feminine styled boxes.
• Changeable volume.
• Included cutlery with carabiner holes.
• A moose logo!!

Cons:
• Odd configuration.

As always here is a lunch I made using the Sagaform Forest Lunch Box.

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This lunch contains salted rice, two duck spring rolls, small carrots, baby corn, broccoli and a radish.

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.

Kuhn Rikon Colori Knife Review

Another Wayfair review 🙂

This time it is the Kuhn Rikon Colori Knife !

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Some of you may remember a post I did a while back about how my knives couldn’t cut sushi, well the lovely lady who has been helping me out at Wayfair read the post and offered for me to do a review on a knife which I thought was super sweet!!

So this is the knife I’ve received and I’ve got to tell you I’m hooked! I’ve never used a knife that cuts through everything so precisely and with little effort! I even managed to cut sushi with no fuss!!!

Cost: 5/5

When compared to the prices of some other professional grade knives this is a bargain! At £15.99 on Wayfair this knife is affordable and worth every penny!!

Size: 5/5

At 12.5cm this knife is perfect for vegetables, meat, sushi and any other type of food you need chopping, dicing or mincing!

Ease Of Use: 5/5
With a strong, sharp blade this knife works like a dream. It also comes with it’s own protective sheath, quite a bonus!

Style: 5/5
Available in an array of colours these knives look great, you can even have a different knife saved for different food items to help minimise contamination!

Pros:
• Strong, sharp blade.
• Affordable.
• Included sheath.
• Multiple colours.

Cons:
• Sheath can slide off quite easily.
• Enamel on blade can be scratched off quite easily.

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.

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.

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.

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.