A while ago, I ran across these at Bed Bath & Beyond and of course, I had to try them out. No, this is not a paid review or sponsored in any way. I am NO WHERE near that big or on any one’s radar (but hey, feel free to send me free stuff to try, but I am brutally honest!)
Now that we have that out of the way … here’s what I think.
These cost a mere $9.99. Of course, I used my 20% off coupon which made them a magical number of $7.99 😉 ahem, a quick look at Amazon shows me they have them at $7.19 IF you are a Prime Member! *yes, THAT is an affiliate link!*
I wasn’t really SURE what to expect when I opened the package. Certainly not this:
They reminded me of cable wires … like what we have on the boat lift. Hmmm…
The cool thing was the tabs on the end, although, in the end, I did not use them the way the instructions told me to 😉
So, I had all these peppers that were going down hill fast and I wanted to grill them babies up … my original plan was to make chicken, pepper and onion kaboobs … but …
I was too lazy and didn’t feel like cutting up all the chicken too …
So, instead, I only cut up the peppers and sweet onions and threaded them on the skewers.
I really liked the feel when I was threading the veggies on … the tips are sharp but not dangerously so and they are nice and smooth. Once it got to the cable area, even better as the tips are a tad larger so the food threads on really easy!
I drizzled a little olive oil and salt and pepper and then tossed them on the grill. Let them cook a little and grab the loop end with tongs and just move around. *Ok, so here’s where you are supposed to let the loop ends and tabs hang off on the outside of the grill so the tabs are “cool to touch” and such, but heck, I just wanted to grill and eat, not mess with strategic handling of the skewers!
These got a nice little char on the edge but not over cooked … dare I say, borderline perfect?
Pulling the veggies off the skewers was super easy too! Just hold the loop end up in the air and push the veggies off the open end! Yes!
I chopped up the chicken, tossed with the veggies on a platter and dished up. I opted to drizzle mine with some dairy free, grain free ranch dressing and garnished with some fresh parsley since I finally had some!
Would I buy these again? For $7.99, or even better, $7.19, yes! There is a LOT of space for food and you don’t have that flimsy falling off the end of the skewer issue since the cable and the tip are a good size.
What do you think? Would YOU buy them?
Looking forward to sharing my review and simple recipe at some of these great parties!