Morphy Richards Food Slicer Review, Cabbage
Healthy Low-Fat Coleslaw Recipe
(Suitable for the 5:2 Diet)
As part of my Morphy Richards Innovator involvement, I periodically get sent products to try out, use and review, which I love, as I often get sent kitchen products to review that I may not necessarily buy myself, although my Red Kettle and Toaster set was something I had been after for YEARS and YEARS, as you can read here: A cup of Tea, Toast & Honey and my Diamond Jubilee Breakfast with Morphy Richards. My latest product for review was a very nifty looking and super compact Food Slicer. Now, I DO have a processor and a hand grater, as well as hand-held mixer and stick blender, but this little machine is basically for slicing, as it says on the box, and has three separate attachments, so you can choose the right one for the job.
My food slicer arrived whilst I was away, so I am a little late posting my review, but I always like to “test drive” items several times before sharing my thoughts. It was well packaged, as always, arrive in perfect working order and the first thing that struck me, was how compact it is. It comes in silver (brushed stainless steel) only, with the attachments also being on the same colour. I have used it three times now, and here are my results below.
Food Slicer “Test Drive” Review:
Style & Design:
A sleek, compact design and finish that would fit in to most kitchens, and is also small and neat enough to be kept out, on the work surfaces, although the attachments need to be stored away somewhere, as they are quite sharp. Very modern and contemporary looking.
I have used all of the attachments, which are for grating, shredding and slicing, and all of them are easy to use, and the results were as good as if I had used my food processor. The attachments are easy to attach to the main machine and the whole slicing process was very fast and again, very simple. I have grated cheese (in bulk – to store for baking and cooking) and chocolate; I have shredded cabbage and sliced carrots, again, all with ease and the minimum of fuss. The fact that the three attachments are all separate, makes them easy to remove and clean, and that is a HUGE advantage for me in a busy kitchen. I LOVE the fact that here is a single button for operating the machine, and, the attachment “drums” are all suitable for using in the dishwasher, although, I washed them all by hand.
I am giving this a 9 out of 10; it lost a point for price, which at £59:99 is a little on the high side, BUT, I have to say that you get what you pay for, and the quality and design of this food slicer is very much on the high-end of kitchen appliances. The design was sleek and compact; and the ease of operation was great. The results of my shredded, grated and sliced veggies, cheese and chocolate was very good, and I was VERY pleased with the shredding attachment when I came to make my coleslaw, it cut back on time (for hand shredding and slicing) by about two-thirds, and the cabbage was neatly shredded with a minimum of clogged excess cabbage on the drum. I have to say, that this is not a product that I might have been tempted to buy, mainly as I have a food processor, but I am a convert now, and why? Because of the neat and compact shape, and the ease of changing the attachment drums, and the results of my “processed” ingredients. A very useful 2 year guarantee is offered with this food slicer and you can buy one by visiting the Morphy Richards site here:
Morphy Richards Food Slicer
Single activation button operation
for ultimate efficiency
All drums are easy remove and dishwasher safe
For grating, slicing and shredding
Model Number: 48401
And now to my recipes, a simple and VERY easy to make, well in this slicing machine, Coleslaw – a Healthy Low-Fat Coleslaw Recipe (suitable for the 5:2 Diet). I am also planning on making my annual festive “Dazzling Winter Coleslaw ~ Red Cabbage, Apple and Pecan Salad” recipe using my food slicer.
And, check out this lush photo of a simple supper I made with my coleslaw recipe – a baked potato with grated cheese, coleslaw and some sour cream……..tasty and VERY easy to prepare, if the coleslaw and cheese have already been made and grated!
And, how about this tasty looking egg and coleslaw sandwich, again, a breeze to make if you have a batch of coleslaw made up!
I have shared my healthy low-fat and low-calorie Coleslaw recipe below, and with only 140 calories per portion, it makes a tasty meal to have on a 5:2 diet fast day, maybe when served with low-calorie and fresh salad leaves and a small boiled egg (51 calories) and a couple of crispbreads (on average 30 calories each). As for my food slicer, it is OUT all the time, with the drums stored in a kitchen drawer, and I plan to use it for my winter CABBAGE cooking, as I always make a BIG batch of spiced red cabbage every year, in October, to freeze, for the festive period. That’s it for now, a review and a recipe, which I think is always nice to see when reviewing a kitchen appliance. See you later with some baking and breakfast recipes…….Karen.
Healthy Low-Fat Coleslaw
|Serves||5 to 6 servings|
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Meal type||Appetizer, Condiment, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Snack, Starter|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day|
|By author||Karen S Burns-Booth|
- 4 tablespoons low-fat yoghurt (I use Greek style yoghurt)
- 1/2 teaspoon French mustard (such as Dijon)
- 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise (such as Hellmans)
- 1/2 cabbage (white and light green cabbage, not savoy or spring cabbage)
- 3 carrots
- 1 small onion
- salt and pepper
A tangy low-calorie home-made coleslaw that only has 140 calories per portion, making it ideal for weight watcher and those on the 5:2 diet, as well as a healthier option for the school lunch box. Excellent with salads, cold meats, pies, tarts, cooked chicken and also with baked potatoes and in sandwiches.
|Step 1||Mix the yoghurt, mustard and mayonnaise together in a bowl and then season to taste with salt and pepper. Then, using a grater attachment on a food processor, (I used my Morphy Richards Food Slicer with the grater attachment) grate the cabbage and carrots.|
|Step 2||Peel and chop the onion as finely as you can.|
|Step 3||Put all of the vegetables into the bowl and stir through the dressing to coat, adjust seasoning. |
(Will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days)
|Step 4||Use with salads, in sandwiches, in baked potatoes or as an accompaniment to tarts, pies and cooked chicken.|
What a shame the processor is nearly £60! I was quite sold on the idea after reading your post but, like you, already have a food processor, also a selection of Microplane manual graters, so the cost would be hard to justify. Thanks for the coleslaw recipe, perfect timing for my just started slimming diet!
IT is a GREAT machine, but I think £60 is a wee bit hefty – however, I think I might be able to offer a discount voucher to all those who read my post here, I am waiting to hear! I DID love it for ease and speed though, MUCH better than my big food processor! The coleslaw is tasty but lower in calories than usual – GOOD luck on your diet! Karen
Oscar my son has just seen your sandwiches in my inbox and said they look amazing!!! He likes a good sandwich 🙂
Thanks Ali! Just boiled eggs mashed with a bit of coleslaw – nice lunch box treats!
Lovely coleslaw and sandwiches Karen.
Thanks Janice! I love a good sarnie!
love homemade coleslaw
Lisa Williams says
This looks so good I now have a bookmarks folder full of your recipes 🙂 Thanks for all your hard work.
Maya Russell says
Brilliant low-fat recipe. I love coleslaw. Thanks.
gillian burden says
wow fab low-fat recipe. I love coleslaw.
Maya Russell says
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