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Baking with Wilko Review

Reviewed by Ilze Lee

My 10-year-old daughter is slowly becoming quite the proficient little baker in our house. Even though I don’t necessarily enjoy it quite as much as she does, I was very happy when given the opportunity to review a selection of items from Wilko.

We received the following products:

  • Silicone Whisk
  • Strainer
  • Muffin Tray
  • Silicone Muffin Cases
  • Glass Cake Stand

Silicone Whisk (RRP: £1.50): The ‘really useful stuff for the kitchen’ description fits really well here! The whisk is a nice size. The silicone makes it really easy to clean and the steel handle ensures it’s quite robust. It feels very big in comparison to our other whisk!

Metal Strainer (RRP: £2): I LOVE that this has the ability to rest on the bowl with the little metal loops, so no hands required when in use. This is an essential, especially with little bakers who are not as experienced. Of course, this means a lot less mess. I’m never going to say no to reducing cleaning time!

12 Cup Heavy Gauge Muffin Tray (RRP: £7): We’ve been through several cheap muffin trays due to my daughter’s love of baking. The first thing I noticed about this tray is that it was of a much better quality, quite heavy in comparison to the cheap ones we have used before. It comes with a 10-year guarantee, which is just another nod to the higher quality. This also cleaned really easily. Win! Very reasonably priced at £7.

Silicone Muffin Cases (RRP: £2.50): These came in lovely colours, 4 each of pink, green and blue. It makes so much sense to have re-usable products like this, and at only £2.50, much more economical than the disposable cases. They are safe for the oven, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. It is suitable for all sorts of baking, so will be used a lot.

‘Show it off before you scoff it’ Single-footed Glass Cake Stand (RRP: £7): This stand looks rather fancy, so Wilko’s down to earth branding made me smile. It is 32cm in diameter, 12cm high. In real terms – plenty big enough for lots of cake! It is heavy and sturdy. As a mum who still feels a little jumpy with the combination of kids + glass + cake, this was very reassuring!

This is actually a great product. Showing off our bakes on this made for extra big smiles, it was clear that it helped my daughter feel very proud of her work.

I love it so much that I decided to buy one for a friend who also does a lot of baking. The price on this item is a very pleasant surprise, I expected it to be much higher than £7! It looks a lot more expensive and I am impressed by the quality and low price.

To wrap up – we can’t fault any of these products. It’s not just the ease to clean, it is also the feel of quality without breaking the bank, alongside Wilko’s friendly, humorous branding that makes it so easy to give a 5/5 for this.

Rating: 5/5

Available to in-store or online from www.wilko.com.

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