This week, I have been trialling two home and kitchen products made by Vremi.
Vremi Silicone Ice Cube Trays with Lids
First of all the Vremi silicone ice cube tray set. The Vremi ice cube tray set includes two trays, one blue, one green, made of strong thick silicone. The 21 cube compartments are deep and can be used for making ice or freezing food. The product details confirm that the ice cube trays are dishwasher safe (although I didn’t test this), that the lid is food-grade BPA free plastic and the trays are made with premium food-grade silicone.
They also come with lids which is a great touch. When I filled the trays up with water, I decided to use the lid which helped to avoid the water spilling out of the trays. Needless to say, they are not meant to be totally watertight so no doing the tango with them in your hands! The lids were also helpful to avoid the water touching other foodstuffs or packaging in the freezer. I found that I could put items on top of the trays given the protection of the lid so you could fill both trays and stack them on top of each other which you couldn’t otherwise do without a lid.
When the water was frozen, I found that releasing the ice cubes were incredibly simple due to the silicone, which was a very welcome difference to the traditional plastic ice cube trays that I inevitably crack due to force. These were just a simple thumb push through and out pops the ice cube. They produce big cubes and apparently measure 3.30 cm on all sides.
I would thoroughly recommend these ice cube trays if you are looking for a set of good quality, durable and easy to use ice cube trays.
Overall Score: 10/10
Vremi Whistling Tea Kettle
The second product I trialled was the Vremi Whistling Tea Kettle. This little red kettle was surprising in that it looks quite small but fills up with up to 1.9 litre of water. You’d not think this given its petite stature. On first impressions, the kettle looks good and fills up a lot more than you would think. The weight of the kettle is very light, which I am not sure if this is a good or a bad thing. In a way, if it was heavier, it might feel "a bit more quality" but, in reality, I'm not sure if this makes a difference or not. Perhaps, it just boils down (sorry I couldn’t resist) to personal preference.
Using the kettle was easy as you would expect. It has a fully removable cap for where you pour the water in and a little "trigger" lever you pull back to open the spout for pouring out. I have never used a kettle like this before but it was easy to get used to and didn’t present any practical issues for me. As you would expect, the whistle worked when the water boiled.
The instructions for the kettle do say that the kettle can be used on small to medium sized hobs, presumably to preserve the kettle's paint and base plate. I used it on a medium hob and there were no issues but I find this a little odd as I would have thought that a kettle should be able to withstand a high level of surrounding heat including large hobs.
So, if you are looking for a cool little retro whistling kettle, then this would be great. I would just be wary of using the small to medium hobs in heating the water. Other than that, it seems like a decent kettle.
Overall Score: 7.5/10
Both of these can be found for sale on Amazon.
DISCLOSURE NOTE: I was provided with these products for review purposes, but all opinions stated herein are written by me and reflect my own personal views.
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