Pop Chef is a new cooking tool from Character. It is a cutting tool which is really easy to use and can cut food into lots of fun shapes really easily. My girls love it when I present their food prettily and they are more likely to eat it.
The Pop Chef makes this a bit easier. I find some cookie cutters don’t work on food which is lager or a bit sticky and the food gets trapped. It puts me off doing it. This does help as it is so easy to cut food and pop it out using the machine. I was really impressed as nothing got stuck. The Pop Chef uses suction so you push the top and the air pushes the food out. It also means you don’t have to handle it as much which seems a bit more hygienic.
This Pop Chef comes with 6 different cutters. We tested it using the heart shape but the girls really love it when I make them flower skewers using different fruit, or a star on the end to look like a magic wand.
I think the Pop chef is best if you are preparing a lot of food, for a party, for example. If you want to cut lots of food into the same shape it can take a really long time and can be a bit messy.
To test the Pop Chef we used flapjack and strawberries and cut them into hearts. I’ve tried cutting flapjack before and it is just too sticky and usually crumbles and doesn’t make a good shape The Pop Chef really helped as it created a smooth shape and the air made it pop out easily and not get stuck.
I used the Pop Chef to make hearts from the strawberries. Even though they were quite large it was very easy and actually created two strawberries as I cut them in half afterwards. The girls then coated the hearts in chocolate and added sprinkles. Yum!
The finished treats looked really great and were so easy to prepare. The Pop Chef was easy to clean after and although the box it comes in is quite large when you take everything out there isn’t much to store.
Pop Chef costs only £9.99 It is a great investment if you often prepare food like this or are having a party.
Disclaimer: I was sent this for the purposes of this review.