8/22/2012

Scotch™ Kitchen Scissors from 3M Giveaway reminder

Hi all,

Just a reminder to participate in the Scotch™ Kitchen Scissors from 3M giveaway if you haven't already done so. Giveaway ends on 27 August! 

Read the review of the scissors here.

Here's how you can participate!:


Win Your Own
Stand to win! 10 pieces of Scotch Premium Kitchen Scissors worth $15.90 each up for grabs!

How to Win
Answer this question: Scotch Premium Kitchen Scissor helps to reduce bacteria breeding for better food safety.
True or False
Send your answer, name, I/C number, mobile, email address and indicate which blog you have seen this contest to officebiz@mmm.com by 27 Aug 2012.


Other Information
· This contest is open to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 18 years and above.
· It will run from 7 Aug –27 Aug 2012. Announcement of winners will be on 1 Oct 2012.

Review and Giveaway: Scotch™ Kitchen Scissors from 3M

The kitchen scissors is one of the most important tools in the kitchen, especially for me as I always use it to clean up the meat and bones I buy from the wet market to boil soups for the family.

What I dislike most about cleaning the scissors after that is how I can’t clean the blades thoroughly.

The picture of my ordinary kitchen scissors:

See the circled portion in the pic? It’s almost impossible to get it thoroughly clean!

Besides not being able to get some parts of the scissors clean, homemakers and frequent kitchen users are often unaware of the amount of bacteria a simple kitchen scissors can harbour. Like the cutting board, ordinary stainless steel surfaces of regular kitchen scissors can become uneven over time, creating ridges and rough spots which trap food residue. Consequently, conducive breeding grounds for bacteria such as Escherichiacoli and Salmonella are formed, and the probability of cooking contamination and food-borne illness is increased.

Given the risks of contamination and having to change my kitchen scissors very often (read: not very economical to have to keep buying new kitchen scissors!), I was very pleased when I was invited to review Scotch™Kitchen Scissors from 3M.
The Scotch™ Kitchen Scissors from 3M



The scissors when the blades are detached




This is what I do regularly throughout the week – washing and cleaning up the chicken bones for boiling soups. It’s so easy to use this pair of scissors: cuts through the bones with little effort!
Besides using it as just a pair of kitchen scissors, I put it to the test the other day when I needed to cut through some plastic bottles to make something fun for my daughter:



Cutting with the 3M scissors



And let the fun begin!:



It wasn’t all that easy cutting through the thick plastic, but we were thankful that we had a pair of scissors that could cut through the bottles!

About Scotch™ Kitchen Scissors from3M
These are the main features of Scotch™ Kitchen Scissors:
· Country of origin: Blades are made in Japan (Japan-made JFE SUS420J2Stainless Steel);the parts are assembled in China
· Design: symmetrical shape for comfortable cutting and shearing
· Blades:
(a) Its micro-serration blades add an extra level of sharpness so the device is strong enough to cut through meat and bones, yet delicate enough to snip fresh herbs and fruits.
(b) Scotch™ Kitchen Scissors come in 2 functions - detachable and non-detachable.
(c) Blades are treated using 3M’s unique electro-polishing process to combat growth of microbes and bacteria and enhance the material’s ability to resist corrosion.

My Detailed Review
(a) Easeof Use:
Blades are easily detachable during washing but stays firm during cutting. Ergonomic design makes the scissors comfortable to use.
Overall, it’s well-designed and easy to use.
(b) Washing:
The scissors is very easy to clean and the detachable blades allow the whole pair of scissors to be cleaned and dried for hygiene purposes.
(c) Quality:
The blades are sharp and cut very well!
(d) Overall Value:
Scotch™ Kitchen Scissors come in 2 functions -detachable (S$19.90 with GST) and non-detachable (S$15.90 with GST). I personally prefer the detachable blades scissors for greater hygiene – for just $4 more, why not? J

What I like about it:
· Very easy to use, wash and dry
· Gives me peace of mind to know that my scissors is really very clean - especially when the same pair of scissors is used for cutting raw meat and snipping fruits into smaller pieces.
· Provides an alternative to using the chopping board and knife (I have one less item to clean!)

What can be improved:
· The non-detachable blade scissors could be made available at a lower price as I feel that the main feature I love about this pair of scissors is the detachable blades.

Win Your Own
Stand to win! 10 pieces of Scotch Premium Kitchen Scissors worth $15.90 each up for grabs!


How to Win
Answer this question: Scotch Premium Kitchen Scissor helps to reduce bacteria breeding for better food safety.
True or False
Send your answer, name, I/C number, mobile, email address and indicate which blog you have seen this contest to officebiz@mmm.com by 27 Aug 2012.


Other Information
· This contest is open to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 18 years and above.
· It will run from 7 Aug –27 Aug 2012. Announcement of winners will be on 1 Oct 2012.
· Terms and conditions* apply.

Submit your entry now and good luck!

Scotch™ Kitchen Scissors from 3M is available at at all leading hypermarkets, supermarkets, D.I.Y stores and major bookstores.

For more information, please contact 3M at 64508888



*Terms and Conditions
No purchase is necessary.
One entry per person.
The contest is open to Singapore Citizens and Permanent
Residents aged 18 years and above
By participating in this contest, you agree to be bound by
these Terms and Conditions.
3M employees and their immediate family members are not
eligible to participate.
Incomplete entries and/or entries received after the above
stipulated time and date will be disqualified.
3M will not be responsible for the loss of opportunity to
participate due to entries not received or for any other reason(s).
The selection of winners is up to 3M's discretion.
Contest Duration: 7 Aug to 27 Aug 2012 | Announcement of
winners: 1st Oct 2012
All winners will be notified by post.
The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence
will be entertained.
Each winner is only entitled to one Scotch Premium Kitchen
Scissors for the duration of the contest.
Prizes must be claimed personally with proof of identification
provided at time of entry. In the event of any discrepancy
between the entry received and the documents produced for
verification, the entry will be deemed as disqualified and the
prize forfeited.
Prizes are not exchangeable for cash or other products.
3M reserves all rights to replace any of the prizes with other
items of similar value without any prior notice.
If the winner is unable to collect the prize personally, he/she
has to issue an authorisation letter to authorise another party to
collect on his/her behalf. Identification of the authorised person
and the winner must be produced at the point of collection.
Winners are responsible for arranging transport, delivery and
insurance of his/her own prize, and all taxes, charges, levies,
fees and all other charges in relation thereto.
3M reserves the right to replace any winner if he/she is
disqualified.
Failure to redeem your prize or to produce the required
documents for identification within one month of notification
will result in the prize being forfeited and donated to charitable
organisations.
The decisions of 3M on all matters relating to this contest are
final, conclusive and binding and no correspondence will be
entered into.
3M reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions
as it deems fit, without prior notice.
3m will not be liable for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or
damage of any kind whatsoever arising from or in connection
with this contest or with the acceptance or possession of any
prize (including, without limitation, claims, cost, injuries, losses,
or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to,
loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy,
defamation, or portrayal in a false light).
3M accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may
arise from the prizes or the use thereof. Any tax filing obligation
or any tax payment due to any tax authority as a result of
receipt of the prizes remain the sole responsibility of the winner.
It is the responsibility of each participant/winner to seek
independent advice on the possible implications this may have
on his/her own financial situation.

Disclosure: This is an advertorial and I received a pair of Scotch™ Kitchen Scissors from 3M (detachableblades) for the review.


Bath time fun

Took out these foam alphabets and numbers for the kids to play the other day and thought, hey, I should bring them to the bath for the kids.

Alicia loves sticking these foam letters on the wall, sorting them by colour, letters and numbers, lining them up in a straight line etc.

And this is what Alex does with them...

I'm gonna try to hit these off the wall!!!


ok, failed. I shall munch on my ball instead. :)


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