Monday, July 21, 2014

Dexas Kitchen Gadgets Review

Maryam Z | 2:16 PM | | |

When it comes to kitchenware and gadgets, the selection is endless. I've seen so many designs, features, colors, sizes and of course prices. I'm always looking for new items to add to the kitchen, but when I'm on a budget, I can't get very much... Not just that, the gadgets only do one thing and that leads to clutter in your drawers and cabinets. Where can you find kitchen gadgets that are versatile, affordable, stylish and durable? Dexas!

Dexas is the leading designer and manufacturer of cutting boards, kitchen tools and gadgets and silicone heat-resistant items in the U.S. 80% of the cutting boards they produce and 100% of their office supplies are made right here at home. They are committed and proud to be "Made in the USA". Dexas provides innovative kitchenware in today's trending colors to the worlds leading retailers. Their products are designed to stimulate the home chefs culinary creativity.


The above images shows you all of  the items I was sent to review from Dexas. As you can see, there is a wide selection of items and honestly, it was more than I expected! Here is what I received: Fill-A-Baster, Citrus Slicer, XL Cube Ice Tray, Grippmat, Tortilla & Pancake Warmer, Pot Handle Holder, Cutting & Serving Board, Over the Sink Contour Grippboard, Collapsible Pop Colander, Heavy Duty Trivet, Spoon and Strain Tongs and the Grippboard.

Now, out of all the items I received, there were a few I didn't try yet and that would be most of the cutting boards. They will come in handy though later on. As for the items I did use, here are my Top 4:


1. Over-the-sink Grippboard ($29.99)
My counter space is small a lot of the room is taken by the dish strainer, coffee maker and other stuff. So, the kitchen table is where I cut my food. Even the kitchen table can get cluttered and space it limited. The thing that I enjoy about the over the counter grippboard is that I can cut my food over the sink and still have room on the table to do other things. Not only that, but the grippboard comes with a 6 cup strainer so I can cut, measure and rinse. It's convenient and definitely saves room!

Description:
  • Non-slip rubber edges
  • Raised edges to keep juices
  • 6 cup silicone strainer
  • Collapsible strainer basket
  • Non-porus
  • Dishwasher safe

2. Orange Citrus Slicer ($7.99)
I am hard to please when it comes to my knives. If it isn't comfortable in my hands or cuts the way I like it to, it's not going to be used again! I can say that I have well over 30 knives sitting in my kitchen and 90% of them are just collecting dust. I know... I'm a picky person when it comes to my kitchen gear... I have a chefs knife that I've been using for over 7 years and I don't think I can ever part with it.

I've used the Citrus Slicer a few times and to be quite honest, I am in love! I don't know if it's because of the comfortable handle or the fact that it cuts food so smoothly. It's only going to be used for fruits and veggies though and my old knife will be use for cutting meats.

Description:
Slice cheese, fruit and food with ease. Made of the finest high carbon stainless steel. Irresistibly grippable. Soft touch pressure points are ergonomically positioned for a variety of grips. Finger and thumb pressure spots for precision cutting. Protective sheath (included) protects hands from sharp edge and knife from dulling.
  • Santoku blade with colored non-stick finish
  • Soft grip non-slip TPE handle
  • Hand wash recommended
  • Wash with hot soapy water. Rinse. Dry.

3. XL Cube Ice Tray ($9.99)
I don't think I've ever seen an ice cube try like this. I mean, these cubes are huge! Originally I was going to make regular ice cubes and toss them in a glass of water, but then I decided I'd make some ghetto pops (ice pops) instead. All you need is juice, plastic wrap, and sticks. I couldn't find any Popsicle sticks, so I just used the insides of a medicine syringe as the sticks. Compared to the plastic ice cube trays and the silicon trays, I'd definitely stick with the silicon trays because the cubes are easy to remove and save a ton of room in the freezer.

Description:
  • Easily create custom flavored ice cubes to compliment any drink
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • The new 2 pack silicone trays make and release ice into perfect cubes.
  • Trays stack into a vertical cube to take less space in freezers than traditional ice trays
  • Trays fit easily into wet bar minifreezers
  • Size (per): 4.25" x 4.25" x 2.75

4. Spoon & Strain Tongs ($9.99)
I have 2 pairs of tongs in my drawer right now and I'd have to say the spoon and strain tongs are the only tongs I use lately. These tongs are versatile and I've never seen anything like them. One side of the tongs can be used as a spoon while the other side is used to strain. They come in handy for pasta or even frying. I enjoy using them when I'm grilling because they seem to grab things a lot easier than the other set of tongs I have. Basically what I'm saying is that these tongs are pretty strong and durable as well.

Description:
  • Use for portion control – spoon side of tongs measures 2 TBSP
  • Slotted side can be used to strain, spoon side serves dressings and pasta sauces
  • Locking handle takes up less space in drawers
  • Non-slip soft grip handle
  • Stainless steel and TPE
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Dimensions: 2.5"W X 9"H

Fill-A-Baster ($14.99)
This item right here is not on the list, but it's an item that I don't want to leave out. The Fill-A-Baster is so versatile and convenient, you can do so many things with it. I love using the baster when I am grilling! I just open up the baster, pour the sauce right into the cup, close and squeeze the sauce right onto the meat. The silicon brush helps spread the sauce evenly and I don't have to worry about getting any "loose" bristles on my food like a regular BBQ brush. It's also easy to clean!

Description:
Bulb snaps open to fill with sauces and snaps shut tightly for powerful suction. Interchangeable pin point and brush baster tips. Silicone bulb, basting brush and tip will not shed, stain or lose its shape.

• Quick & easy cleaning. Bulb snaps open for thorough cleaning
• Easy to read transparent tube with measurements
• 600ยบ F heat resistant silicone
• BPA free
• Non-stick silicone
• Dishwasher-safe

 Size: 11.75"

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Disclaimer: Products were received for free and reviewed by me. I am honest about what I say and I will not say I like something when I do not. I mention products and/or services that I like for my readers. I am giving my opinion based on what I reviewed. 

25 comments:

  1. These gadgets are really quite nice and some I have never seen before. Some of these are amazing.

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  2. You did an awesome review with great photos. I love these gadgets and will def. be checking them out closer. Thank you for this and sharing your experience. BTW I have never heard "Ghetto Pops" before, LOL!

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  3. These kitchen gadgets look and sound amazing! I have to admit, I have the worst luck when it comes to buying kitchen gadgets because it's hard to find quality ones without spending a fortune. And even then, just because it cost a lot of money doesn't necessarily mean it's good quality! Dexas products look like great quality and very durable. Thanks for the review and information! :)

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  4. Some very interesting gadgets...love those XL ice cubes!

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  5. these are fantastis and made in America! Thank you for the post and the chance.Telling friends and family about these!

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  6. These look like they would all be great additions to any kitchen, especially ours ;-) I like they way they are designed and the addition of silicone grips or silicone construction makes them easy to use and easy to clean too.

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  7. I just noticed a store local to me carries Dexas products. I love the citrus slicer and would use it a lot.

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  8. some of these gadgets I've never seen before,I love the over the counter grip board,I want that citrus slicer! and I love the colors and the silicone grips.

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  9. I love these kitchen gadgets! Some of them are very unique-looking but I love that :)

    Athena Emmanouilidis

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  10. I love all your kitchen gadgets it must have been hours of fun trying everything out. I really want the over the sink grippboard i love chopping :D

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  11. This stuff looks and sound wonderful. I would love to have so many pieces from their collection. I too am very picky when it comes to my cooking tools, esp knives. Always great to find new pieces and the reviews to go with them. Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Dexas is awesome! I have the watermelon cutting board and grip edge is amazing! I didn't realize how handy it was until I got it and noticed how annoying my old cutting board was! I really want the citrus slicer now that you mentioned how great it works (:

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  13. I am now in love with this brand, Dexus thanks to your awesome review! You did an awesome job describing each item and providing great pictures! I would really like to try them all, but the over the sink gribboard really caught my eye! I love that it has the strainer attached to it!

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  14. I think the Dexas kitchen gear looks very nice. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. These are such great kitchen gadgets. I would love to have the Over-the-sink Grippboard

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  16. Love the over the sink cutting board with strainer!! Would be so perfect for veggies!!

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    1. The over the sink cutting board is my favorite item from Dexas! I use it all the time and it saves so much room when I'm cooking.

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  17. These gadgets are so neat. I have never heard of this company before. I will have to check out their site. Thank you so much for sharing

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    1. You know, they are now selling their products in a lot of locations and they are very affordable. I love Dexas!

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  18. I like the Citrus Slicer-I am always cutting fruit and this would be great to get, plus I like the color. Also the Spoon and Strain Thongs look like I would use these a lot!

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    1. The Citrus Slicer is my favorite knife when it comes to chopping up my fruits and veggies. It stays sharp and the handle has a great grip to it.

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  19. The over the sink grip board is the winner here for me, I could so use this, and it would be a huge time saver in the kitchen, awesome idea!

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    1. It is a huge time saver in the kitchen and it's perfect for anyone that has a small kitchen or limited counter space. I used to use the kitchen table as my cutting board before I received the sink grip and I hatted it...

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