I have used Spud Spikes and LOVE them!
Shopping/Cook Times: The reason that I love them is that I no longer have to be concerned with the size of potatoes or other root veggies that I buy, as I used to when I used small, thin aluminum cooking nails. Cooking times used to be an issue too but I am no longer concerned about the size of the veggies because the metal cooks them from the inside out and the cooking time is kept to a minimum.
Maintenance/Storage: Clean-up is easy because I just wipe the spikes clean and then rinse them with soap and water before storing them back in the tube; because I keep the spikes in a tube, I can easily find them in my kitchen drawer. The spikes hold up to frequent use so I can depend on them to help me make great dishes.
Cost Containment: I haven’t yet used the spikes on protein but plan on doing so as the weather cools and we transition from outdoor grilling to using the oven. This way I can contain costs on our electric bill.
Shopping: As we enter the fall season, I plan on buying seasonal veggies, like root vegetables, and baking them to make side dishes. My family loves the taste of beets, rutabaga, parsnips, potatoes, etc., and I love that I can make these dishes in no time!
Thanks for the opportunity to let you know how great your product is and how well it holds up to frequent use. I absolutely recommend that people purchase the spikes as I did—I bought two sets! Thanks!