Friday, May 11, 2012

Ergonomic Kitchen Gadgets Review and Giveaway! (Giveaway Closed)

My mom has lived with rheumatoid arthritis for over ten years. When I purchase gifts for her, I try to find things that might make her daily life easier and more comfortable. That's why I was excited to have the opportunity to review a set of "Stress Less" food preparation tools by Trudeau, designed to reduce the strain on hands and joints.  They're even providing an identical set for a giveaway! The set will include all of these products:


Stress Less Rotary Cheese Grater
Stress Less Pizza Cutter

Stress Less Garlic Press





Stress Less Easy Grind Pepper Mill






Stress Less Easy Grind Salt Mill






Stress Less Safety Can Opener





 Stress Less Safety Can Opener
This "smooth edge" can opener is a wonder! I already have one by a different company and have really enjoyed using it. However, I refrained from buying one for my mom due to the wrist-twisting movement it required. In contrast, the Stress Less Safety Can Opener has a handle tucked neatly inside of it that unfolds and extends so that no wrist movement is required. If I can bear to part with this product I'll give it to my mom. If not, I’ll purchase one for her. She’s really excited about the crafts she sees in her future by recycling smooth edged cans! This product has a 5 year warranty.

 
Stress Less Easy Grind Pepper Mill and Salt Mill
My family rarely has the luxury of freshly ground salt and pepper. Our experience with these gadgets was remarkable in several ways. First, the operation of the mills was made comfortable due to the handle that eliminates the wrist-twisting movement required of many mills. Second, the mill grinds the salt and pepper into fine particles, allowing the user to control the amount and placement of the salt and pepper so that everyone’s individual preferences may be met. Finally, and very much worth mentioning, the design is beautiful and adds beauty and style to my modest kitchen. These products have LIFETIME warranties!











Stress Less Garlic Press
If you're a "real" cook, you probably press your garlic using one of these gadgets. In our family, we rarely use fresh garlic, but we were able to enjoy using this little device for something else entirely! After my daughter used it to squeeze lemon wedges into her ice water, she excitedly commented, "Now there’s no pulp or seeds in the water!” It worked easily and was designed to be a breeze to clean up, since the compartment in which she placed the lemon wedge separated from the pressing plate. There are also rubber “feet” on the bottom of the handle, which would allow one to brace it on a countertop for better control. The product has a LIFETIME warranty!


Stress Less Pizza Cutter
There are so many reasons to be impressed with this gadget! The user grips it near the hub of the cutter wheel, which reduces the effort required to cut.  Also, I was surprised to find that the blade separates from the handle so that the blade can be washed. This product has a LIFETIME warranty!





Stress Less Rotary Cheese Grater
Although we’ve never owned anything like this and were a bit intimidated, we had no problem using it! Again, the turning mechanism uses an extended handle, so there’s no wrist-twisting. The cheese was grated into fine particles with little effort, and we were impressed by how this intensified the flavor. Cleaning up was a breeze, as a reverse turn of the handle released the barrel from the handle. This product offers a LIFETIME warranty!





The Bottom Line
  1. High Quality: I’ve never seen such quality in kitchen products. While not heavy, they do feel "solid" and different from the gadgets in my kitchen. It’s no surprise that the company provides a 5 year warranty on the can opener and a LIFETIME warranty on all of the rest.  
  2. Beauty: Matte black with chrome accents, these products are really pretty additions to our kitchen.   
  3. Innovative Design: These devices are incredibly, UNBELIEVABLY designed. I repeatedly found myself thinking, “Wow, that’s a great idea!” whenever I’d notice a detail that was sure to make these products easier to use.  For example, rubberized feet on the bottom of the garlic press allow those with limited hand strength to press against the counter. 
If you’re in the position to bless someone who has limited hand mobility or strength, perhaps due to lupus, arthritis, or multiple sclerosis, these products would make wonderful gifts. I plan to bless both my mom and mother-in-law with them, and I expect that we’ll be talking about them for years to come! You can find more information about these and other food preparation devices at http://www.shoptrudeau.com .

The Giveaway
For a chance to win your own set of these great gadgets, with a retail value of $143, just use the Rafflecopter entry form below. This giveaway ends on May 31, 2012 (12:01 a.m. EST 6/1/12) and is open to US residents only. Winner will be notified via email within three days of the end of the giveaway. If he or she does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected under the same conditions.
I received this set of gadgets free from the Trudeau Corporation in order to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR 255.

The Winner! 
Congratulations to Jemima P.! You can see the winning entry if you log in to the Rafflecopter widget. Thanks to all who entered!



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74 comments:

suburban prep said...

They are all great items but I have really been looking for a garlic press so that caught my eye.
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Patty said...

Your little blog has certainly evolved, and I love it! I like the garlic press.

Valerie Hite said...

i love that cheese grater! it looks much easier than what I have!!

Daisy TrendyMomReviews said...

These ergomical kitchen gadgets are so cool!

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*Brittany C* said...

I like the Stress Less Pizza Cutter! Thanks for the giveaway!

Donna George said...

I like the can opener

Susan Peck said...

I like them all, but the garlic press is what I really need.

WinItMama Wins said...

My favorite product is the Stress Less Rotary Cheese Grater! =D

Abby said...

I LOVE the Stress Less Rotary Cheese Grater.. That would make me so happy to have ♥

Thanks for the chance

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Nancy said...

My favorite is the Pizza Cutter.


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Nancy said...

I also like their Perfect Mix 2 N'1 Oil and Vinegar Bottle!

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KrysR said...

The Double Egg Poacher would be great!

Anonymous said...

I like the Rotary Cheese Grader best!
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Shanda S. said...

I like the cheese grater!

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Meredith Hilton said...

such smart products! i know someone in particular who would really love these - they look so easy on the hands! visiting back from monday mingle! mer from http://chaseandmore.blogspot.com

Tamra said...

Would love the Garlic Press! Chopping garlic is such a pain! :)

Jayme Lush said...

I would love the cheese grater!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

the pizza cutter would be great

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Serenap95 said...

I like the garlic press

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Alicia said...

the pizza cutter

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

The cheese grater
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Sue Hull said...

The Pizza Cutter. Thanks for the giveaway!

Madeline Brubaker said...

My favorite is the Stress Less Easy Grind Salt Mill.

Danielle said...

The cheese grater is definitely my favorite!

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Barb K. said...

I have to go with the Pizza Cutter. The one I have now is so old.
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STF said...

I like the Stress Less Pizza Cutter AND Pizza Cutter

Stacy said...

The cheese grater is just what we need! I HATE the smell of parmesan cheese in the green can and my daughter loves to put parm on everything. This would save us!

Wendy said...

The stress less cheese grater and pizza cutter are my favorites!!
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ide2678 said...

The Rotary Cheese Grater

Georgette C said...

Rotary Cheese Grater!

Nicole Carter said...

I really want the pepper mill!

Springflowers2 said...

I like the can opener

Stephanie said...

I like the cheese grater.

chris0855 said...

My Favorite would be the Easy Grind Pepper Mill!

Sally B said...

I love the oil and vinegar bottle

Crafty Zoo said...

I love the salt and pepper mills!

AngelWinner said...

Can opener
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Brittany said...

The stress less rotary cheese grater- thanks for the giveaway!

Cecil Atom said...

I like the Stress Less Pizza Cutter. (Erin Kirchner)

Jennifer Wexler said...

the pizza cutter is my favorite

Debra Guillen said...

Stress Less Garlic Press guillenwins1@kc.rr.com

Carrie Floyd said...

I like the can opener.

Traci Lynn Butler said...

The Stress Less Garlic Press is my favorite

jskell911 said...

I like the pizza cutter

Iliana Reyes said...

My favorite product has got to be the Stress Less Safety Can Opener!

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Julia said...

The cheese grater

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D C said...

I love that can opener!

Laura Jacobson said...

The Stress Less Safety Can Opener for sure! I have nerve damage in my back, and sometimes opening can be hard for me...this looks wonderful!
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Kambrea said...

I like them all, but I think the pizza cutter is my favorite.

Jennie said...

Probably the garlic press... we eat a lot of garlic at our house! The salt/pepper grinders are a close second (although I might use them for grinding other whole spices from time to time.)

Veronica said...

The Cheese Grater!

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Carolyn Colley said...

Stress Less Safety Can Opener, but any of them would be great.
thanks for the giveaway

michele376 said...

Stree Less Easy Grind Pepper Mill
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Harmony Burmeister said...

Stress Less Rotary Cheese Grater

Austin Baroudi said...

The Stress Less Rotary Cheese Grater is my favorite.

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

The Stress Less Easy Grind Pepper Mill and Salt Mill is my fave
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deena said...

I like the rotary cheese grater

1porkchop said...

My favorite item is the cheese grater

Mandy K said...

the garlic press

truwinner said...

I need the stressless can opener badly...before mine gives me a stroke...lol.

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ronnkelly3 said...

I loved them all, but the garlic press and the cheese grater are my top two..

Cynthia Brooks said...

The garlic press because I really like fresh garlic,

Ashley said...

I like the cheese grater.

Diana said...

The garlic press
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Gianna said...

Stress Less Rotary Cheese Grater.

Five Little Chefs said...

I bet these would be great for kids to use!

Five Little Chefs said...

I would love to try out the can opener because my little chefs cannot use the one we have at all! It is so frustrating to them!

Anonymous said...

I like the rotary cheese grinder wilcarvic[at]gmail[dot[com]]

Mary said...

I like the Easy Grind Pepper Mill and Salt Mill
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Homesteading Quest said...

The cheese grater is my favorite. They are normally so hard to work with and this one looks very easy.

Donna said...

I would like the can opener.
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Amy Lee said...

I'd love the cheese grater! I'm always hurting myself on mine :P

Kitchen Gadgets UK said...

All the kitchen gadgets are really important. Specially for me a Pizza cuter because I can cut all the bready things with it.

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