Quoco Now Kitchen Tools Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2017
Quoco Now was created to motivate aspiring at-home cooks to get into the kitchen and feel confident with a toolkit of innovative, useful and fun utensils. Each month members receive 3-4 innovative, useful and fun kitchen tools directly to their door for $39 a month. Subscriptions can be purchased in increments of 3 or 12 months. Customers also have the option to purchase a one time gift box (perfect for housewarming, bridal showers, birthdays etc).
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Quoco Now
The Cost: $39.00 a month
COUPON: Use code NEWSUB2017 to save 20% off your first month for a 3 or 12 month subscription!
The Products: 3-4 innovative, useful and fun kitchen tools each month.
Ships to: U.S. for free, Worldwide varies
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The first thing I saw was this handwritten note thanking me for my order. How nice!
The info card is short ‘n sweet and tells you a bit about each of the four products this month. I’m already pretty excited because you know how many meal kits I review!
Vention Phone/Tablet Holder – Value $3.64
If you read my Dinnerly review earlier this month, you know that they don’t include paper recipes and you need to download them to your phone or tablet to follow along. This would have been the perfect companion when I made those recipes! Even though all the other boxes I use come with paper ones, I still have been known to pin a truckload of recipes on Pinterest, so I can use this with my iPad for when I’m feeling inspired to make one!
The gadget itself is made of a hard plastic that unfolds a few ways to hold either your smart phone or tablet, so you can keep it upright as you cook. It also has little white rubber nubbins to keep your expensive gear from slipping off when you’re putting your messy finger all over it to go to the next step.
Lime Green Knife Sharpener – Value $8.99
Lately, my (roommate’s) knives have been feeling a bit dull, so this is another item I can use! I have one I got from Ikea a while ago, but I never use it and it only has one slot. This sharpener has two different slots for fine (to polish) and coarse (for dull knives). Its body is made of a hard plastic and it has grippies on the bottom to keep it from slipping while you are sharpening. The bonus is that the lime green color happens to match the rest of my kitchen utensils!
Veggie Spiralizer – Value $6.14? (Similar found at Walmart)
We’ve all lost items in a breakup, and even though I purchased one of these for an ex-boyfriend, I always think about buying one for myself as well. Now I don’t have to! I love pasta, but I know I need to chill a little bit on the carbs, so a tool like this can make veggies trick my brain into thinking I’m eating delicious carb-filled noodles. There are a ton of different brands of these available, and this one is completely unbranded, so I have a feeling it’s similar to the tablet stand available from AliExpress. This isn’t something I care too much about to make sure I’m getting the top of the line, so I will take the absence of a logo as long as it works well. If you’re unfamiliar with this tool, you would chop off the ends of something like a zucchini, and put one end into the spiral side of this tool, and the plastic piece with the small stakes would go on the other end of that zucchini. You then manually turn the squash like you’re sharpening a pencil until the whole thing comes out the side to resemble spaghetti. The other end of this tool has one longer blade that allows you to simply slice a veggie into one continuous ribbon. This particular spiralizer is made of a heavy plastic with metal sides, and metal blades. Pretty stoked to have one for me finally!
Digital Cooking Thermometer – Value $8.99
This makes it all worth it to me!! I was JUST talking about needing one of these in my last Home Chef review! I can finally stop saying “it’s probably fine, I don’t think I’ll get salmonella” when I’m finished cooking chicken. All of my friends that I cooked for recently knew what the internal temperature of the cooked chicken should be, but they are all pushing 40 so I guess they should (I don’t)? This thermometer came with a handy little sheet that tells you what temperatures different meat should be, just in case one of my meal kits doesn’t note it. It also has four buttons which include: on/off, Celcius or Fahrenheit, a hold (to maintain the exact temperature while measuring), and max/min (to view the largest/smallest data measured in 24 hrs). It came with a battery and instructions as well, so I can use it right away!
Verdict: I was actually embarrassed by how excited I was about this month’s Quoco Now. Sometimes childhood Marne is like “C’mon, REALLY?” at the stuff that adult Marne likes, but this is my life now, ok?It’s like they read my mind and delivered all of the things I needed this month while cooking! Once I looked up values, I realize they don’t actually add up to the $39 cost of the box (including free shipping), which is a bummer, but these were items that I wanted or needed and was simply not motivated to order on my own. That has to say something, right? They could certainly do with throwing in a more name brand-item with the others which would bring the value up, but I’m still looking forward to seeing what comes next month!
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