Friday, March 15, 2013

Fresh - goes express!

My daughter and her friends have this new game they play at recess where they are fairies and wizards fighting off the bad witches.  One of the things she says they need is small pieces of food for energy.  She asked if she could take carrots.  Who am I to say 'no' to that? 

So, I pointed her in the direction of the T-Fal Fresh Express and installed the wavy edge cutter.  After peeling the carrots she loaded them into the machine, pressed the red button and in seconds she had perfectly cut 'fairy food'.



That night also happened to be homemade pizza night.  My son, the best pizza assistant ever, wanted to help.  Of course he wanted to grate the cheese but I have an old triangular grater that inevitabley leads to grated fingers, blood and band-aids.  Not this time.

I quickly switched out the wavy cut blade from T-Fal Fresh Express and loaded in the fine grating cutter.  I cut a few pieces of cheese and showed him how to load them into the machine.  He quickly got the hang of it and within seconds we had perfectly grated cheese.



As we loaded up the pizza we realised we didn't have enough cheese (I think a lot was eaten) so we grated some more.  It literally took less than 10 seconds. 

My daughter, feeling left out of the fun, asked to make our salad.  Out came the grating blade and in popped the slicing blade.  A carrot, some red onion and a piece of cucumber later, our salad was well on its way. 



I was pleasantly surprised that there was very little food waste.  My big food processor has too much space between the blade and the presser.  I always end up with wasted bits of food.  I would say that the T-Fal Fresh Express had almost no food waste at all.



When I saw the T-Fal Fresh Express in the Canadian Tire Desitnation Home Guide I was skeptical that this little machine would be able to do the job.  I've tried small machines before that just didn't have the power and/or the blades weren't strong enough so all you ended up with was mush.  The T-Fal Fresh Express exceeded my expectations.

I love its compact size.  I have a very small kitchen and it fit on a tiny piece of counter I have between my wall and stove.  I also love that all the pieces store on it so that you don't lose any of them. The cord retracts so that you don't have long cords on the counter, another plus.  Most of all I love that everything goes in the dishwasher.  I didn't rinse the attachments and they all came out perfectly clean.

 
 
It has cut my prep time for some meals significantly.  The kids are begging to help.  What more can I ask for from a kitchen appliance?  I am already envisioning a beautiful layered salad at our upcoming Easter dinner and I know the kids will be more than happy to help me make it.

This post was generously sponsored by Canadian Tire, but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit the Canadian Tire Destination Home Guide

10 comments :

  1. I think I'd like to try that - thanks, I'll keep my eye out for one too!

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    1. You can get them at Canadian Tire. My kids keep pulling it out. Definitely a success.

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  2. This looks awesome! A fun way to get the kids involved in meal prep.

    I really love the size - doesn't take up a lot of counter or storage space.

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    1. It is so compact. I have a small kitchen so no room for big gadgets so the Fresh Express is perfect.

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  3. The fact that this is easy to clean sells me. I hate having to take everything apart to hand wash.

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    1. It is fantastic. Even hand washing is a breeze because there are so few parts and such little food waste!

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  4. Something the kids like to use to help? Dishwasher safe? Doesn't take up a lot of room? SOLD! This sounds great. I can see my kids (4 and 6) LOVING this machine. I'll check it our next time I'm at Canadian Tire. Thanks!

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    1. Be sure to check it out at Canadian Tire. Your kids are the perfect age to help out. We're having another pizza party tonight with friends, kids choice - so they can grate cheese.

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  5. That looks so fun! I definitely think my 11 year old would have a blast with it.

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    1. The novelty hasn't worn off. I still have the kids fighting to help. When does that happen?

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