Ozeri Green Earth Wok – Review

The Green Earth 12″ Wok from Ozeri is a stylish piece of kitchen equipment that looks high quality when you see it.  If feels well built, strong and has a smooth ceramic non stick coating on the inside.  I love the rich lime green colour on the outside, it certainly brightens up the kitchen a bit.

ozeriIt’s key features are:

  • Utilizes an ultra-safe ceramic coating derived from nature which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free.
  • Delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures.
  • Features a scratch-resistant 100% ceramic coating as found in nature (no heavy metals or chemicals) that is super easy to clean.
  • Made out of durable heavy-gauge pure aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
  • Boasts a comfortable heat resistant Bakelight handle, and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.

ozeri 3Although sturdy, I didn’t find this too heavy to use.  The non stick interior is the selling point of this wok and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  I was actually surprised at how well it worked and absolutely nothing remotely stuck to it at all.  I cooked a stir fry which just slid around the base of the wok with complete ease, making it a joy to cook with.  The wok holds a lot of heat, so you don’t need to have the temperature too high, you can turn it down a bit with this and it still cooks fast and efficiently.

ozeri 2The wok also comes with a protective layer that you can put inside when storing to ensure the non stick interior doesn’t get damaged when stacking up several pots and pans at once.  I can honesly say this is the best quality wok I’ve used, it really does have non stick power and best of all, it requires little effort washing up as everything just slides off.

ozeri 4Happy to say I will using this wok regularly to cook evening dinners with, when something is simple to use and clean, then it makes it something you want to get out and use more often.  The Ozeri Green Earth products all have the same high quality, see the Green Earth frying pan that we reviewed a couple of years ago, and it’s still going strong!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the wok in order to write the review.

Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Scales

Being someone that always needs to keep their weight in check, a set of bathroom scales is important to me.  The Ozeri WeightMaster come in black or white options and I opted to try out the white ones to see how they performed.

ozeriThe scales look quite sleek and modern with a glass panel inset in the centre.  The white is actually lightly ribbed, which you can’t really tell from the picture, but this gives it a non slip texture and is also coated in Microban for antibacterial protection.  The scales will weigh upto a maximum of 200kg or 440lbs.  You can switch the measurements from lbs to kg quite simply using the unit button underneath the scales.  This is my only slight gripe with the scales in that I am used to looking at stones and lbs, and being all in lbs was quite confusing for me to know what I weighed but you soon get used to it.

ozeri 2Now comes the rather exciting bits about these scales.  You can program in upto 8 peoples details, enough for your whole family so that each time you stand on the scales, they instantly recognise you!  Once you have added your height to a profile number, the scales can then caculate your BMI when you stand on them.  As well as that, they are very clever in that they change colour each time you weigh yourself to show whether you’ve gone up or down from the previous time you weighed.  So where you see the blue screen in the picture above, this will turn red if your weight has increased, or turn green if your weight has increased.

I think this is an added motivational tool to help you think about what you are eating.  I certainly wouldn’t want the scales turning red each time I stepped on them!  It also makes it easy to see and you don’t have to remember exactly what you were the last time, an added benefit.

The Ozeri WeightMaster scales really are as simple as that!  Easy to use, accurate weighing, auto recognition of individuals and colour alert technology – what more could you want?  They also seem very sturdy and well made, so perfect for the family bathroom!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and the scales were sent to us in order to write the review.

Serafino Insulated Drinking Glasses – Review

Serafino Double Walled Insulated Glasses are the latest addition to my kitchen and I have to say, have been very well received.  Not only do they look stylish, do a great job at keeping drinks hot or cold and are a handy size, but everyone I have given a drink to out of one has been impressed!

ozeriWith four glasses in a set, able to hold 8oz each, these are a good medium size, perfect for a normal everyday drink along with drinks for special occasions.

The glasses are double insulated which helps to prevent heat loss, meaning a cold drink stays cool, while a hot drink stays hotter for longer.  What is really good is that the glass doesn’t actually feel cold or hot to touch meaning it’s easier to hold, especially with it’s ergonomically shaped curvy sides.

For hot drinks we tried hot chocolate and lattes.  I thought these looked really good with the contrast between the main drink and the frothy tops showing through the side of the glass.

ozeri 4We then tried cold drinks, Miss M is a big fan of slushy drinks so I made her favourite Summer Fruit slush and poured it into one of these fancy glasses.  Her face lit up when she saw it and she loved drinking out of it – a big success!

ozeri 3We love using these glasses, they definitely make your drinks look a lot more fun and are perfect for entertaining.  They are very lightweight although seem quite durable so far, hopefully we’ll get lots more use out of them.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the glasses in order to write the review.

Ozeri Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper Grinder – Review

Ozeri Artesio Electric Pepper Grinder has a modern sleek feel to it and looks great on the dining table.  With it’s black and silver casing, it suits any table style and catches the eye of anyone looking for the condiments.  I love the shiny silver button you press and hold to activate the grinder, so easy to use and comfortable on your finger.

Ozeri pepper grinderTo fill the grinder required a simple turn of the top part against the lower part to unlock and then you can simply fill the bottom part with peppercorns.  Also inside the casing is a battery compartment requiring 4 AA batteries.  This seemed quite a lot but I guess that’s what gives the excellent grinding power with minimal effort.

Once reassembled you can select the coarseness of your pepper on the underside by turning the centre to adjust the ceramic grinding mechanism.  Then hey presto, it’s ready to go!

I have to say I’m a fan of black pepper on anything and everything savoury.  Not a meal goes by without me grabbing the grinder and adding pepper to my food.  So when I first tried the Ozeri Electric Pepper Grinder I was immediately won over.  A simple press of the button and I have freshly ground pepper on my food, so easy, no effort, I was really impressed by this.

Ozeri pepper grinder electric

I have some persistent numbness in a couple of my fingers which although not painful, can make things harder to do and so an electric pepper grinder is a really useful gadget that saves the effort on my hands.  Although the husband who doesn’t suffer the same is also converted to the electric grinder.

We both love the neutral, fresh design with it’s soft textured non slip grip, the beauty of which you can’t see any fingerprints after use!  It’s a strong, sturdy design and I do like to see the peppercorns inside the clear part so you know when to refill.  All in all a stylish, ergonomic, user friendly pepper grinder that requires minimal effort – a pleasure to use while cooking or when seasoning your meals.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.

Ozeri Green Earth Frying Pan – Review

The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri has been a revelation to my kitchen.   I only use a pan like this once or twice a week but I have been so impressed by this, that I try to cook with it as much as I can.

ozeri frying panMy old pan definitely had seen better day’s but I could never have imagined the difference I got with Ozeri.  It’s a sturdy, heavy based pan with an elevated texture on the bottom that creates air pockets to distribute the heat through.  An immediate thing I noticed is that this pan is such a good heat conductor that you need it on a much lower heat than you first think, which is great for energy usage.  The bright, funky design is a winner and gives it a modern look. The other incredible bonus with this frying pan is the non stick surface.  Using a Greblon ceramic coating which is also scratch resistant, I found this to be amazing.

I cooked myself a courgette omelette in my Ozeri pan.  It was recommended to just give the pan a light brush of oil which I did.  The omelette was easy to manoeuvre in the pan, gliding from side to side without no signs of sticking.  This is a revelation to me – the non stick ability is amazing.

ozeri pan green earthI have been really impressed with the qualities of this Ozeri pan.  It does currently retail at £24.95 but I see this as an investment kitchen piece, one that will last and you will use over and over again.  I highly recommend it after trying it for the last week or two.  It is a high performing pan, that requires a medium heat and cooks quickly and evenly and best of all won’t stick, which for me equals less effort washing up – which can only be a bonus!

This is a 20cm pan but it is available in two larger sizes should you require a bigger pan.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.

Ozeri 3D Pedometer – Review

Ozeri produce a wide range of household products from kitchenware to fitness gadgets so when I was sent a Ozeri Pedometer to try I knew it’d fit in perfectly with the healthy lifestyle that I’m currently trying to attain.

Ozeri PedometerThe Ozeri pedometer records steps, distance, calories and time and works using your own stride, something you have to programme in at the start along with current date/time/your weight etc.  This helps it to give accurate feedback on your progress throughout your day.

Having only used basic pedometer’s in the past, I could immediately see the benefits of the Ozeri.  One of the biggest bonuses for me was the 3D Tri-Axis motion sensor, meaning that no matter where you have the pedometer or what way up it is, it still manages to accurately record your steps.  It makes it so easy to slip into your pocket and go about day to day life.  Also I love the way that it waits until you have done 13 steps before adding them on, unlike the basic ones that increased steps everytime you jiggle about in your chair.

A feature I like is that it resets itself back to zero at midnight so you can get up the next morning knowing that you are starting a new day, although the great thing is your previous days are stored to give you a 7 day total.

I was a bit shocked the first few days I tried the Ozeri pedometer, in that I was only achieving just over 6000 steps, although to be fair I wasn’t doing any particular walking or exercise on those days.  It has made me more conscious to make an effort to try and achieve over 10,000 steps each day.  I still find this a little hard on the days I work, but it gives me an excuse to get up and take a walk around the office!

Ozeri pedometerThe Ozeri pedometer comes in a nice slim design with easy to press buttons, and being bright yellow means it’s easy to find when you put it down.  Once set up, you can just use it to track your steps each day and a simple press of a button shows you your calories and distance.  Having the time and date on the front was an added bonus and a feature I found useful.

The pedometer comes with an optional attachment to allow you to wear around your neck and also a very handy little screwdriver to open the battery compartment.  There is also a backlight for night viewing which can be useful.

Overall I think the Ozeri is an excellent pedometer, perfect for anyone wanted to keep track of their steps throughout the day.  It works well, gives accurate results, is a compact design and is packed with features allowing you to track your daily movements.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.