The Verdict

Lakeland 6 Boiled Egg Cooker & Poacher £14.99/€17

Lakeland 6 Boiled Egg Cooker & Poacher £14.99/€17

Each month the Woman’s Way team try out something new and give their verdict

Áine - Lakeland 6 Boiled Egg Cooker & Poacher

“Disclaimer: my cooking skills are limited but I can boil an egg. However, anything that will help speed up my cleaning up and just make things a bit easier is a winner in my book. I’m also very particular about boiled eggs and hard boiled eggs which
is why I was delighted to trial this Lakeland cooker. It’s much smaller in size than you imagine and very simple to use. Pour the designated amount of water into the bottom of the pan (it comes with a water jug and you need so little), prick the larger end of the egg (using the gadget provided) and turn it on. Twelve minutes later I had perfect hard boiled eggs and I found the shells was more easily removed than when I make them in a pot. It’s the little things and yes, I felt I was in an Enid Blyton novel. You can also make soft boiled eggs (delicious), poached eggs and even omelettes in the device and I will be trying them all. I loved it plus most of the items are dishwasher safe.” £14.99/€17

 

Turmeric Latte – The Original €8.95 from Nua Naturals

Turmeric Latte – The Original €8.95 from Nua Naturals

Amy - Turmeric Latte – The Original

“When you say the words ‘turmeric latte’ the reaction you receive from people is usually one of confusion (why would you put a spice in milk?) or flat out disgust (that sounds gross!). Yes, it sounds a little weird, but turmeric and milk is a famed combination in the ancient
Indian medicine of Ayurveda. Credited
 with easing digestive discomforts and
promoting a greater sense of wellbeing,
this blend, also dubbed ‘golden milk’, 
is an all-round tonic. Nua Naturals
has given the ancient tradition a bit of an upgrade with their turmeric lattes. e sachets (which come in a variety of flavours – you can even get a cacao one) contain the perfect blend of coconut, turmeric and other ingredients. All you have to do is add water or milk and enjoy. This tastes absolutely delicious and is a nourishing drink that you can enjoy at any time of day. It’s warming, it’s hearty and it inspires relaxation. I’m convinced it’s also helped me to unwind and sleep better when I drink it just before bed.” 
€8.95 from Nua Naturals

Turbo Scrub €52.50 from Oxendales

Turbo Scrub €52.50 from Oxendales

Louise - Turbo Scrub

“I’m mad for a gadget, especially when it comes to cleaning. If there’s an item out there that can cut down the amount of time I spend wearing rubber gloves then I’m sold. The Turbo Scrub from Oxendales is one such item I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. It is a cord-free, rechargeable, rotating scrubbing device that comes with a choice of three head
types – for corners, general cleaning and
tough cleaning – and an extension pole. I
charged mine up and got to work on one
of my most hated jobs, cleaning the bath.
I used my usual cleaner and then fired on
the Turbo Scrub. It whizzed away dirt,
 even in the corners and the tricky grooves
 of the shower screen and left it ready to
rinse. The extension pole is particularly
handy for the shower screen as you can
reach the top easily, I even scrubbed the 
high up tiles. Plus, it brought the taps up
a treat. e best part is you can use this
anywhere in the home for fast, effective
 scrubbing, they even say you can tackle
the oven with it. Amazing.
“ €52.50 from Oxendales

Odlum’s Bake Your Own Irish White Scones Mix €1.99/450g

Odlum’s Bake Your Own Irish White Scones Mix €1.99/450g

Michelle - Homemade scones Vs. Odlum’s Bake Your Own
Irish White Scones Mix


“I’ll preface by saying that I am not a baker; my lovely mum is however so it’s rare in my house not to have homemade baking on the table every day. I made my mum’s scones the way she usually does: from scratch, using good quality ingredients. Homemade baking can take more time and effort, and it can also be more expensive, but if you can afford to it’s definitely worth it. For those of us who prefer to bake from a bag (like me) the Odlum’s Bake Your Own
Irish White Scones Mix is a great
 alternative. All you need to do is add
 in some milk or water to the mix
and you’re good to go. From start to 
finish, including baking time, it took 
less than 30 minutes to have nine 
scones (not six or eight as the package 
suggested, which I was thrilled about) 
cooling by the oven. Taste wise, I 
would use milk instead of water next
 time and I wold also add in something 
extra, such as raisins or even some
blueberries, but all in all I was pretty 
impressed (and so were the grateful
 WW team,” ed).
 €1.99/450g

Michelle Newman