Joseph Joseph* have launched two new breakfast gadgets as part of their Healthy Food Made Fast campaign. I was sent both the new GoAvocado and Poach-Pro to try out for myself. If you follow me on Instagram, you will already know how much I love my breakfast so I couldn’t wait to give these a try!
The GoAvocado is a 3-in-1 tool that allows you to cut, de-stone and slice the avocado in one. It has a fold-out plastic blade in the handle for safe storage. It simply pulls out to slice your avocado in half. The stainless steel pitter safely removes the stone with no effort at all. No matter how big or small the stone is, the teeth grip on and it twists straight out with no mess.
The versatile slice and scoop head then makes light work of slicing the flesh ready to eat. The way that the head is shaped means that it adjusts to the size of the avocado and gets every last bit every time. Unlike when you scoop with a spoon and are left with that last bit next to the skin that you can never quite get the first time. Or maybe that’s just me? But I love this little gadget it is just so handy. It is ergonomic with a soft-grip handle too. Not that you will be holding it for long, it is so fast to use but it really is perfectly designed for the job. And it is even dishwasher safe!
This really is the perfect tool when it comes to creating the perfect avocado (whether you are sharing it with Instagram or not!) just add a slice of sourdough toast – extra smug bonus points if you make your own of course – and you are good to go.
Of course, the only thing that could make avocado on toast even more perfect is a poached egg. To be fair, I think most things in life can be improved by putting a poached egg on top well, in the kitchen at least. Which leads me seamlessly on to the new Poach-Pro egg poachers. Now first of all I have to confess that the making of a perfect poached egg is a skill that has always evaded me. I have just never been able to get it right no matter how I try so I leave them to Mr Mostly! So I really couldn’t wait to try these out because if I can do it, anyone can believe me.
The set comes with two of these egg poachers and they do require cling film. There is a handy little instruction booklet that gives you a step by step guide how to use them but to be honest, they are so simple to use you only need to follow it the first time then you are off. The unique design of the pods uses cling film to hold the eggs while cooking to create professional style poached eggs.
You cover the pod with cling film, crack in the egg, fold over the remaining cling film then seal with the ring and pop it in a pan of boiling water. You could even infuse the eggs with herbs or spices while cooking if you liked. There is a handle to make the poacher easier to flip with a fork to make sure it cooks evenly and you also use this to remove it from the pan when it is done.
You then just tear open the cling film pouch to serve, it really couldn’t be easier. The instruction booklet gives a guide to cooking times too so you can be sure of getting your egg just right. Eight and half minutes gives a lovely soft yolk, I was so impressed. I can’t believe that I can make perfect poached eggs myself at last and even better, with zero mess. The poachers are also dishwasher safe making them completely fuss free.
The Joseph Joseph GoAvocado tool is priced at £8.00 and the Poach-Pro set of two egg poachers is also priced at £8.00 and both are available now. Given how handy I have found both of these gadgets I would say that they are great value. I have been using them day in, day out and can’t recommend them enough.
You can see the full range of products at josephjoseph.com.
*I was provided with press samples of both the new GoAvocado and Poach-pro gadgets from Joseph Joseph in return for this honest review