Thursday, May 8, 2008

Dishwashing suddenly just got so much easier.


For years I have been using a glass "oil" dispenser (aka a cruet) to display and use my dish washing soap. Though the primary reason I like to use them is for the environmental standpoint, I buy large bulk containers of dish washing soap and refill vs buying smaller dispensing containers which we would have to throw away or recycle, there is a style issue as well.

My biggest complaint is in the past I have found they can be quiet messy.. and the rubber stoppers holding the spout on wear out fairly fast. Not to mention if you use a cruet with a metal spout they rust. So though we have had the same glass cruet for years Ive had to replace the metal spout frequently and trying to find just the right size sometimes is a headache. Not to mention this mess situation. Especially with dish soap unless your very careful you end up with soap running down the side of the container if your not lucky and metal spouts end up with a ton of build up at the end and need to be cleaned regularly.

When I saw this new cruet design from Chef's Planet I almost flipped. Not only does it solve the dripping problem with a great "catch" area at the top of the cruet but no more metal spouts. I thought to myself.. these guys must have been hearing me all along! Needless to say when my dish soap cruet arrived I was more than pleasently surprised. Its sized big enough that it holds a generous amount of dish soap but not so large that it takes up my entire sink. That nifty little catch area is awesome but honestly with the shape of the spout Ive yet to once have to even worry about catching drips as the spout, at least for us, has eliminated any drips and makes using the cruet a ton easier as the arch of the spout is a naturally great place to rest your fingers as you pour. And that glass spout design I thought would be an issue as I was sure the spout would slip out of the bottle when you turned it upside down... not at all.. seriously.. not even remotely an issue. I am 100% sold, and unless they stop making them if something happens to ours you better bet we are getting another one.

Chef's Planet also sent over some of their hand soap for us to try out seeing as they knew we have a dirty little boy on our hands. They actually asked me to try them out as baby wash as well as hand soap, and I did a bit of a double take. Our first attempt was at hand soap as I have incredibly dry skin and spend a good majority of my time avoiding hand soap as in most cases its pretty harsh and tends to dry me out even more. Ive used it on my hands, arms, and even my face and I am so happy to say that it left my skin feeling great and not at all dry, even after I used it multiple times in a day. Connor unfortunately inherited my skin which includes being dry and very sensitive to soaps. He actually breaks out in eczema patches if his skin drys out too much and it ends up being a constant battle, so I am always hesitant as to what I put on his skin. I did test the soap out on Connor as well as myself as a body wash and it worked fabulously and neither one of us had problems with being dry or itchy afterwards. Chef's Planet soaps are made of 100% natural ingredients with pure vegetable oils, essential oils and glycerin... so no yucky chemicals to worry about. And though the price seems a bit high compared to other baby washes, you will find that a tiny tiny bit goes a really long way as they foam a LOT coming out of the bottle and you end up using a quarter of what you would use in a non foaming cleanser. They have a great selection of scents to choose from and personally I really want to get my hands on that vanilla bean as well as the cinnamon and clove scents!

Chef's Planet offers a great selection of cooking supplies as well.. so go on over and check them out!

Chef's Planet sent over two extra bottles of their soap to give away to two lucky readers. Use it as hand soap, body wash, baby wash, or whatever you wish..I promise you'll love it!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Chef's Planet and check out all their great kitchen goodies. Come back here and tell us which is your favorite and why you like it!
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end May 15th at midnight!

140 Comments:

Danielle said...

Wow! They have utensils I want for no ther reason than they are stylish. I am dying over their patato masher & wisk....off to order!

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Super Blogger Girl! said...

Jennifer Lleras
jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

Chef planet's gadgets are unbelievable! The sleek modern design and soft look to all the whisks, juicers and gadgets are the perfect addition to any kitchen, I love them!

louiseb130 said...

What a cool potato masher...stylish AND functional!

pcbdolphins said...

I need this something awful

mar said...

The nonstick oven liners are my favorite - I always have a mess in the oven bottom - this would be so fine!

randio said...

I agree completely about the rusty, yucky pouring tops of the soap bottles, I love these soap bottles & would love to win one!!. I also like the preptaxi food scoops & the oil pourer, really cool ideas, thanks!

Betsy said...

What a neat idea! I would love the preptaxi measuring scoops. I don't have anything like it and it would make measuring so much easier!

mattie said...

Their nut cracker looks so finger friendly! Maybe I could actually crack the nuts Santa puts in the stocking without pinching myself.

Mya said...

BBQ Kit. The summers here are all about barbecue. This would really come in handy!!!

iluv2pray@gmail.com

Andrea said...

I like the mortar & pestle. I need something like this to crush things and it looks like it would work for little people food! =) I'd like to try the soap.

fangirl said...

That is one very very cool potato masher they have. It looks like it would work very well too.

Lilith Silvermane said...

I love the potato masher from the site. I usually use my old one, but this one is funky and cool!!

LilithSilvermane at gmail dot com

monica said...

ohh i so totally need the universal nonstick bakeliner, no more broken cookies

Missy said...

My favorite product from Chef's Planet is the multipurpose nonstick kitchen mat. I use this for cooking/ baking almost everything in the oven. It makes clean up a breeze and it is sooo convenient.
I would love to win the soap. Thanks!

Erica said...

My favorite item is the nonstick kitchen mat- these things are so useful! Plus, they can go in the fridge or freezer, which is great for prep!

Trisha said...

That potato masher looks fantastic - I've been looking for a new one, and this has a neat design.

tvollowitz@aol.com said...

I'm most interested in their hand soaps. Just found out the ones we use are not so natural (and they dry out my scaly hands) so looking for a new brand.
Stephanie V.

dolls123 said...

I like the BBQ kit because everything is all together.

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julie said...

I love the masher..why...cuz it looks so cool
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windycindy said...

Good Day! What a fantastic site and giveaway drawing. My husband love to cook and bake. I always kid him that he should become a chef! The
"Nonstick Ovenliners" are unbelievable. We have a burnt droppings in our oven and what a mess! These crumb catching, spill
protectors are right down our alley. Please enter us in your drawing.
Many thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Krista said...

I like natural (and my kitchen is too full for more gadgets!) so I'd probably go with the soap. Citrus dream sounds good to me, or possibly the unscented as some scents do give me a headache. Thanks!
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

peg42 said...

What an adorable diaper bag. Thanks for the great giveaway and if I win, my shoulder would thank you too. I love the "Sporty Stripes" bag, but the choice was difficult. There's so many cute patterns. Thanks again.

Amy said...

I like the nonstick oven liners. This would save a lot of back-breaking work scrubbing the bottom of my oven. The dishwashing soap dispenser you reviewed looks great, too. Thanks.

Seeryus Mama said...

The dish soap cruet is my favorite. I have had the same problem as you with my dish soap dispenser. Where I'm at, it's not easy to find a dispenser that will go with your decor, so I am really bummed when it starts rusting. This is a cute design...without the flaws. Thanks for the giveaway!

vboackle said...

i like the hand soap because iwash my hands a lot.

Bebemiqui said...

Their Potato Masher is really cool. Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tracy said...

I too am in love with the cruet. I've had the same glass bottle most of my married life and though pretty, it is messy.

Jen said...

Wow cool company and site. I love the glass croet. I have my regular bottle of Method dish soap on my sink counter. I would love one of these. :)

Bern said...

I think I would like the vanilla bean liquid soap because it is natural and would smell good.
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idahomom said...

This looks very interesting. Thanks for the chance.

bison61 said...

I'd like to try the no stick bakeliner-safe for the dishwasher - that's nice

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alyssasmommy2007 said...

I would really like to have a nonstick bakeliner and the nonstick ovenliner

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Jen Mc said...

I could really use that nonstick oven liner. Just last week something overflowed in there and the next time we turned the oven on, there was a little bit a fire, oops. (All is well, no worries.)

Madam Pince said...

I love the mortar & pestle! Although your comments about the non-drying nature of the hand soap (I have dry skin too) have me lusting for that as well.

Beverley said...

Hand Soap for my poor old dry hands.

NateAndJakesMom said...

Currently the bottom of my oven is covered in ugly aluminum foil... I didn't even know they made an oven liner!!! I love it and I think it is a must have... maybe I can convince my husband who still hasn't bought me my mother's day gift to get this for me instead?

tutugirl said...

Love the BBQ and grill mat. I'm always losing some of my smaller veggies. This is a great idea.

jennem said...

PrepTaxi Food Scoop - Stainless Steel

This would look great, and would make my constant vegetable prep so much easier.

Dawn said...

The Preptaxi food scoops are ingenious. No more wasting the smallest bits of chopped veggies.

Thanks for the giveaway!
dburdenbates (at) gmail (dot) com

sweetsue said...

I really like the oil pourer! I use a lot of olive oil and I buy such big bottles that they are so heavy. This would be an attractive way to store a smaller amount.

Dolly said...

the nonstick cooking mat sounds awesome...no toxic aluminum or teflon to worry about...and have easy cookie removal all rolled into one. yea!

M.A. said...

Yes! Yes! Yes!
My sink & I both say "YES!"

susan1215 said...

Nonstick oven liners

Sarah Z said...

I love the grill and BBQ mat - nothing will fall through the cracks and you don't have to worry about skewers - awesome!!

Amira M said...

the nut cracker is sooo coool!

Mary512 said...

The citrus juicer looks great. I love fresh squeezed juice. Great giveaway, thanks!

Mary512 said...

Blogged ya:
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Thanks again!

hazel said...

I like their nonstick bakeliners. I would use those soooo often.
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emily N said...

I like the Chef’s Planet Whisk, which has a cool design.

gotfire (at) yahoo (dot) com

Uniquely Yours said...

I would like one of their mortar & pestle.

Chic Shopper Chick said...

I could really use the wood cream for my cutting board and salad bowl set! I love the soap too -- I'm kind of addicted to trying different hand soaps so I'd love to try it!

Shel said...

Gotta have the Grill & BBQ mat. Nothing worse than trying to grill and everything falling through the cracks..would make cleaning the grill less painful, too!

pauline15 said...

I love kitchen gadgets, always have always will!! The potato masher is da bomb!

Sue Farrell said...

The nut cracker really caught my eye because the one I have scatters shell a nut pieces all over. This one looks very practical.

reb said...

the tater masher is so cool

Grateful Gramma said...

I like the oil pourer but I like the rounded shape better.

I would love to try the soaps because my skin is very dry.

countryhunny89 said...

the potatoe masher sounds helpful. It says it mashes potatoes more 50%faster and fluffier which would make me want to make real mashed potatoes and not the flakes our of the box.

Sarah F
Bloominwild89@yahoo.com

kristilb19 said...

The whisk looks awesome

mgster said...

Your Non-stick bake liner is great. I make tons of cookies so something like this sounds good to me! Thanks for the contest.

ticole96 said...

All of the gadgets look so interesting... the potato masher would be great b/c it probably does a way better job at mashing that I can right now!

ticole96(at)msn(dot)com

wildflower00 said...

I love the Nonstick Ovenliners they are so helpful. I hate the smell of oven cleaners and the twisting that my body has to go into to clean the oven. anything that saves me from having to do that as often is fantastic in my book

gunzie said...

I love the preptaxi food scoops, this would be easier to pick up my cute vegetables instead of using my hands, or the back of a knife. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Stacy said...

love the nutcracker. I always hurt myself with the old one we have.

Bree said...

I love the BBQ kit! Perfect for summer!

Marie said...

Oh, I would love one of those oven liners...can you imagine not having to scrub the bottom of your oven again?!? Sounds like a miracle!

marieandcharlie at yahoo dot com

PS said...

What great design. I love the oil pourer simply for the fun design. It would always look great on my counter! Thanks!

mom2boys said...

I love the BBQ and Grill mat. My husband would love it too. Thanks for the giveaway!

bfox74 said...

I could really use the whisk...I make funnel cakes as a side business and am always mixing mix!

msatch said...

The measuring scoops are awesome. I'd love to add them to my kitchen!

Whitney A said...

The grill & bbq mat is a great invention. My hubby hates grilling up fish because it sticks and/or flakes through the slats on the grill right as it's ready to come off. But this would help him feel the grilled-over-an-open-flame fish love again!
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smkao said...

the grill and bbq mat because it keeps things from falling, is reusable, and is dishwasher-safe

Kari said...

Nonstick Ovenliner

Panjo Kids said...

I love the mortar & pestle!

Meg said...

I would LOVE to try the non-stick kitchen mat--the picture of those chocolate covered strawberries made me want to make them myslef!!
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Leni said...

I'm thinking the oil pourer would be great!

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awakes said...

love the potatoe masher

miriama said...

WOW. A non-stick oven liner for the bottom of the oven. I have to have one of those. I hate cleaning the oven.

agsweeps said...

I really like the preptaxi food scoops. They would make pouring chopped foods into the bowl so much easier. I hate it when I have to pick up the cutting board and try to shove the fruit or veggies into the bowl only to have them fall all over the counter. I think I would really like these scoops. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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Mommy said...

Those preptaxi scoopers are brilliant!

Paige said...

I like the nonstick oven liner. That would help with the clean-up (my least favorite part of cooking).

agordon10 said...

The nonstick oven liners, everything I make tends to stick.

Mississippi Songbird said...

I love the BBQ kit. Thanks for hosting this give way.. My email address is emeraldrose63@yahoo.com.. I'm keeping my fingers crossed

mannequin said...

That would be... the nonstick oven liners. In general, I burn, oversizzle, over bake, over size anything that goes in my oven. I usually jam aluminum foil in the bottom but sometimes I am just too busy...

Katie said...

I like their potato masher because it would be a good conversation piece at parties!
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Kristen M. said...

I love that potato masher..my Irish husband would go to town with that one!

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Karrie said...

The Wisk because it looks pretty neat, my wisks keep breaking and I need a nice one

Jessilyn82 said...

The potato masher and whisk look really functional and easy to clean, perfect!

Kisha said...

I really like the bbq and grill mat! Great idea!

Lo said...

The preptaxi food scoops look so helpful!! I am always having issues about where to put all of the items I've chopped or otherwise prepared.

Gina said...

Love the BBQ kit!! Thanks for the entrry

moushka said...

How cool is that whisk??? I need one now! LOL!

JenO said...

I live in filbert country, and while I don't like them my hubby does, so we always end up with a bag from somewhere. He usually cracks them with a hammer on our brick hearth because he doesn't like traditional nutcrackers. Needless to say, I'm loving the look of the nutcracker!

Reiza said...

The all natural handsoap would work best for us. I don't really have a need for most of the gadgets, but I always have a need for handsoap.

Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

I'm enthralled with the glass cruets and will have to buy at least one. I could also use the nonstick ovenliner because I'm forever making a mess in there!

chromiumman said...

love the non-stick bake liners

Denise said...

Ever since high school chemistry class, I've wanted a mortar & pestle. So that would be my favorite product of theirs! Thanks for a chance to win cool stuff :)

Megret said...

I like the Grill & BBQ mat. We love to grill asparagus, but it's tricky. This would definitely help!
Thanks!
Megret
meg.wilson@gmail.com

littlelatina said...

I really like the Mortar/Pestal set

John-Patrick said...

mortar & pestle is my favorite

Anonymous said...

I liked the potato masher.
Nanette
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penguin28 said...

I like the preptaxi food scoops. Very handy and versitle.

renee
penguinchick@comcast.net

K.Cleaver said...

The potato masher would get the most use here.

kima86 said...

So many to choose from, but I really like the whisk. A very stylish, yet functional design! Thanks for the giveaway.

Becca said...

I'm slightly addicted to kitchen gadgets, but I've never seen anything like the Preptaxi Measuring Scoops!

carissaad said...

I would love to try the potato masher. I love mashed potatoes and this looks like a fun tool to use.

sachidewey said...

I'd really like to try the Wood Creme on the beautiful wooden salad set we got as a wedding gift!

swhite1961 said...

I love the potato masher.

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Anonymous said...

Hand Soap; one can never be too clean, right?

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blueviolet said...

I love the Preptaxi Food Scoops!But I love all of those gadgets...great designs, great colors, fun!

jaydonco1 said...

The nonstick oven liner! The one thing that I hate the most is having to scrub really dirty, greasy and/or burnt stuff that are almost impossible to clean! And just the position you have to be in to clean an oven is a pain too!

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calgirl said...

I like the Nutcracker and the Citrus Dream hand soap.

Jinxy & Me said...

I like the universal nonstick bakeliner. I have something similar, but it is worn out!

Heather said...

I'm pretty enthralled with the mortar and pestle.

elena said...

Nice soap!

Rebecca R. said...

I would have to say the prep taxi measuring scoops--pretty cool how versatile they are!

cpullum said...

Preptaxi measuring scoops.
This would be perfect for my baking!

cre8tveminde@optonline.net said...

I would love to win. I like the BBQ kit, perfect for the summer!

Brooke said...

I like the Olive Oil Glass Cruet. I've always wanted a good drizzle on my food.

Tammy said...

potato masher - ingenious - I mean not only is it functional it's stylish, the only bad thing I can see about it is, I couldn't threaten to whack my Hubby with it like a traditional masher (just kidding folks!)

Lucy said...

There are so many cool looking gadgets. I especially love the design of the potato masher.

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Reeva said...

i love the bake liners -- easy cleanup and it wont ruin the pans with ugly cooking stains and wear

Erin said...

I really like the looks of the preptaxi food scoops. Too often I foolishly fumble around trying to get the chopped onions into the pot. Thanks for the contest.

emhagedon at gmail

girlof80s said...

I absolutely love the citrus juicer. I would love it since I could make my own orange juice. It looks really cool. I also love the Vanilla Bean hand soap especially since it is so environmentally friendly. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
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Samantha P said...

i've never seen a potato masher that stylish, hahaha, those kitchen tools are awesomeness!

fancyfeet48 said...

love the potato masher

Susanne said...

Wow...cool items. I too like the potato masher. We make potatoes alot and this would definitely be useful.

Sylvia P said...

the bbq kit looks really cool, and it comes in that cool holder so u don't lose anything, i love it!

rosannepm said...

non stick bakeliners
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masonsgranny59 said...

wow!neat ideas! ty 4 the contest!

Betty C said...

I love the glass cruet. I'm still parking my dish liquid inside the cabinet and it would be nice to have it right at hand.

bndraldy said...

I would benefit most with the nonstick ovenliners. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this useful giveaway!

Christine said...

I love the design of the potato masher and the whisk. They are so modern and unique looking!

SharonC said...

The bottle is so cute! I love the liquid soaps.

Anonymous said...

I love the dish soap cruet as well as the double set of glass cruets! Great and no-mess design that is so stylish too! a4tunegon@yahoo.com and momsrtalkingbusiness@yahoo.com

mabelilly28 said...

I would love the Wood Moisturizing Creme...I adore mahogany...and I am relentless with its super shine!

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I subscribe!

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Naddez said...

I like the multipurpose nonstick kitchen mat. Because I need one of those and it'll be a great help in the kitchen.

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