We were sent these items from ProCook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own.
We recently bought a house and everything is all a go. We had a house a couple of years ago but sold that and pretty much most of our stuff to give us the freedom to travel. We then came back and wanted to have a place to call our own.
We bought a run-down house to do up bit by bit and started to store up on housewares such as bedding, cleaning products and cookware. We were really stuck on where to shop for quality long lasting products, that is where ProCook stepped in and helped us out.
Who Are ProCook?
ProCook is a small but mighty cookware company making high-quality products. They have been around for 20 years and are still working hard to produce good values and ethos. The company themselves were the first to sell by direct mail and have been working hard ever since. One of their latest missions is to reduce the amount of waste and plastic they create. As of late 2018, the company have been getting rid of the plastic and sticking to recyclable packaging which I absolutely love.
ProCook Cast Iron Casserole Dish
We chose the cast iron casserole Dish in black because we weren’t quite sure what the kitchen would look like yet. Black is a safe colour and was one of the most popular colour choices. We looked at getting a casserole dish as they are so convenient and easy to use. I love that something as well made as this will last for years so it is money worth spent. The ProCook Cast Iron dish comes wrapped in a fabric bag to protect the shell and in a recyclable cardboard box, not one bit of plastic in sight!
DesignPro Chopping Board Set
We really try and buy quality over quantity, especially when something is going to get a lot of wear and tear. We have bought cheap chopping boards in the past and unfortunately, they just don’t last. We know in this area quality is much better over quantity and so that is why we loved the DesignPro chopping board set.
The chopping boards come as a set of 4 with individual marks one for meat, one for cooked meats another for veg and another for fish. Each board is colour coded and has small rubber pads to stop them scratching your work surface and helps stay in place when chopping. I really appreciate small details like this, especially as a new homeowner you want everything to be kept as nice as possible for as long as possible!
DesignPro Knife Set And Stand
It may sound strange but I really don’t think you can scrimp on knives. It is one thing in my kitchen that I love to use and know I won’t have to struggle. There is nothing worse than getting a knife out and it being so blunt that it ruins your chopping. I am no high-end chef but when I cut a tomato I expect it to be easy and simple.
Since using the DesignPro knife set I have been protective over my knives, I keep them sharp and safe in the block. The knives are great as they are light and easy to wash either by hand or in the dishwasher. The handles and blocks come in a range of colours and materials to suit every kitchen.
DesignPro Nylon Utensil Set With Carousel
The utensil carousel is just fun! As an adult there aren’t many joys you get in life but this is one of them! I really like having them out on display as it makes it easier to get what I need while I am cooking. Having the carousel on the worktop makes the kitchen look a little more high-end and it is so practical. Again when I unboxed the utensils they were just in a box divided by cardboard.
Again the DesignPro range has different colour schemes available to match any kitchen and materials if you prefer stainless steel to the nylon version. The carousel does move around making cooking quicker and more efficient, especially for me as I am usually rushing and trying to stop something from sticking to the pan.
Overall I am really pleased and happy with the quality of the products. I have used a range of utensils, knives and chopping boards from cheap shops to high-end brands and can easily say that these are worth every penny. I was surprised by how light the products are to say that they are firm and well made which is great. They are well made and look great so you don’t have to worry about them being on your work surface and looking out of place. The cast iron is my new favourite item as it is so simple and easy to use and it washes really easy.
I hope you enjoyed my review of the ProCook range and if you have used any ProCook items before let me know what your favourite is and why.