Having a pretty good amount of experience with Direct Sales in my life (I think I’ve sold just about everything in the last ten years!) I have learned never to assume anything about these companies. What I’ve learned is that they are mostly full of decent if not outstanding products and even more outstanding people.
That said, I don’t have a lot of experience with Tupperware, so I did not think much of the brand except that I knew we had a few plastic bowls around the kitchen growing up. Needless to say, when I was invited to a Tupperware event last week, the only reason I said yes was because it was a cooking class with Marco Canora, the co-owner and Executive Chef of Hearth in NYC. I was intrigued by Mr. Canora’s farm to table philosophy and the fact that he puts his money where his mouth is and stocks most of his kitchen with local market, fresh ingredients. The Tupperware was the last thing on my mind.
Boy did I have a lot to learn.
I was not surprised when Marco spent a bit of time at the beginning explaining how he ended up demonstrating Tupperware to us. As you can imagine, as a renown chef, he was a bit skeptical about the tools. Then he tried them and that changed.
I was surprised at the fact that not only is Tupperware more than just plastic storage bowls but that the equipment they do have is good enough to impress a professional chef. The food we were taught to make that day (all from Marco’s New bookSalt to Taste which I highly recommend!) tasted outstanding and each new item he used to prep was better than the next.
I am no professional, but I have gotten pickier and pickier about my kitchen equipment and when I got the chance to try things myself I was beyond excited. The Universal knives make me feel like maybe I could be a pro and the awesome stainless steel griddle pan is the answer to my prayers. I am not a big fan of non-stick and I’ve never seen a griddle pan that isn’t non-stick so Tupperware must have read my mind!
Perhaps the most surprising piece was the Chop n’Prep Chef. It looks like a chintzy little plastic job but the triple blade spinners make this a kitchen powerhouse for annoying jobs like chopping herbs-which I can never do enough with my knives-no matter how great they are. This little number intrigued everyone in the kitchen on Easter Saturday since it has a pull string and is, quite frankly, fun to use. The kids wanted in on it and each of my sisters had to get a close-up look to see just how the heck that little thing was doing such a big job.
I’ve used Marco’s book and that Tupperware piece no less than four times in the week since I’ve gotten it. To say that each has become a kitchen favorite would be putting it mildly!
Check out Tupperware. No matter what level of cook (or non-cook) you are, I promise there is something there to make your life easier and way more fun!
*I received a copy of Salt to Taste as well as various Tupperware items in return for attending the class/demonstration. All opinions are my own and ya’ll know I wouldn’t share if I didn’t love them.
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