If you’ve been into your local Tesco in the last week or two you have probably noticed their new sticker promotion for Thomas Professional Kitchenware. Included in the promotion are some lovely Thomas Professional Knifes and knife block. Tesco kindly sent me a set of the Thomas Knifes and a knife block to try out. It was really good timing as we had been talking about getting a new set of kitchen knifes as our old ones are now so blunt that even sharpening them doesn’t help!
To say dad of 3 was excited when the knifes arrived would be an understatement! We were sent –
- Knife Block – £7.99 with 5 stickers (usually £26.99)
- Bread Knife – £4.99 with 5 stickers (usually £16.99)
- Utility Knife – £3.99 with 5 stickers (usually £14.99)
- Large Santoku Knife £4.99 with 5 stickers (usually £16.99)
- Small Santoku Knife £3.99 with 5 stickers (usually £14.99)
- Cooks Knife £4.99 with 5 stickers (usually £16.99)
The way the sticker promotion works is that for every £20 you spend either in store or online either grocery’s or with Tesco Direct click and collect orders you will receive one sticker.
Important dates to remember – Collect your stickers between 3rd March and 25th May 2014 and use your stickers between 3rd March and 1st June 2014
These knifes are extremely sharp and shouldn’t be handles by children so using it as an opportunity to talk to the children about sharp knifes. That evening we sat them all down and explained about knifes been extremely dangerous if used the wrong way and that the new knifes we had were extremely sharp and that they must NEVER touch them. We also explained that they must never come up behind one of us when we are using a sharp knife either.
That evening dad of 3 couldn’t wait to try the knifes out and set about making dinner, chopping the vegetable and meat up. He wanted to be the first to try them out well it meant I had a night off from cooking didn’t it! Leaving him to it so that he could concentrate on what he was doing all I could hear was ‘wow that’s so much easier’ and ‘I like these!’ coming from the kitchen. When he finally imaged he was quick to tell me how much easier dicing the chicken breast was, as well as the onion and potatoes (we were having chicken curry and chips) Dad of 3 explained that the knife did all the work! he had used the utility knife to dice the onion and cut the chips and the large santoku knife to dice the chicken breast. He said it was effortless and so much better using the new knifes than our old ones. He did have a small war wound from dicing the onion though, he had nicked one of his fingers, thankfully he hadn’t quite broken the skin but it was a good example to show the children just how sharp the knifes are.
I have to say I have also now used the bread knife and the utility knife and dad of 3 was right in saying how much easier they made the task at hand. We did note from the packaging that the knifes should not be washed in a dishwasher so after each use they have very carefully been washed by hand and returned to the knife block once dry to be stored safely until the next time they are required. These are certainly knifes that I would recommend taking advantage of the sticker promotion for in Tesco.
We were also invited to take part in a blogger challenge to create a fruit or vegetable carving using the Thomas Knifes, dad of 3 was very keen to take up the challenge and you can see our entry here.
Also in the sticker promotion are three piece wooden chopping board set, a 2.4 litre oval roaster, a carving set, a cleaver, kitchen scissors and a roasting pan with rack. For more information about the sticker promotion please visit here
Tesco have also very kindly given me a set of these fantastic Thomas Kitchen Knifes and a Knife block worth over £100 to giveaway to one lucky follower. To be in with a chance of winning them all you need to do is fill in the rafflecopter form below.
You must be over 18 years old to enter this giveaway