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Precision cutting with Edge of Belgravia Professional knife set

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

If you’re serious about cooking and food preparation, or want to be, then professional knives will help you achieve your goals.

The Precision range of knives by Edge of Belgravia have got professional design, style and function down to a tee and their new set of knives help add to their collection to provide cutting implements for every need.

We featured the first set of Precision knives last year, along with the rather funky Black Diamond knife block that goes with them.

Unusual black diamond geometric knife block

The new extension set is the perfect accompaniment to both these products, as it extends what you can do with the knives, yet still provides plenty of space in the block to store them.

The Professional Four Piece knife set allows you to fillet, bone, dice, slice, chop and mince to your heart’s content and there’s a good mix of knives for everyday use, and special tasks.

Professional ceramic knives for the discerning chef - from Edge of Belgravia.

For discerning chefs, there’s an extra large knife for chopping and dicing. If it’s slicing you want to do, then there’s a special slicing knife included – it’s designed with unusual recesses on the blade, so you can very finely slice meat, fish or other foods – no more chunky slabs here!

The large bread knife is a great addition for everyday use and is a good example of a knife that’s essential to have in a kitchen. But for a more specialised task, the fourth item is a new knife designed especially for filleting and boning fish. Whether that’s something you’re already a dab hand at, or are curious to try, it’s a useful addition to your kitchen equipment.

The knives are all very well made and meet the usual discerning standard set by Edge of Belgravia. The handles are comfortable to hold – an aspect that’s essential in a knife, especially where sharp blades are concerned – and the all-over black finish looks sleek and contemporary. The blades themselves are made with coated stainless steel, then finished off with a non-stick blade coating to give them their unique look.

Cook like a pro, with precision professional knives from Edge of Belgravia

The knives are a good addition to any existing collection of Precision kitchen knives, but are equally useful as a standalone set. They come in a sturdy box which you can always use to store them in if you wish (for example, if you want to keep speciality or sharp knives away from tiny hands), but it’s good that there’s space available in the Black Diamond knife block, if you want to add to an existing set.

The Professional Four Piece Knife Set retails for £79.90 and is available to buy direct from Edge of Belgravia.

(Disclosure: We were sent the knives to review, but all views and opinions are our own) 


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Wake up and smell the coffee: 10 must-have coffee machines

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Make your own gorgeous coffee at home, with a coffee machine

If a coffee machine is top of your wishlist this Christmas, look no further!

We’ve rounded up some of the best and most stylish coffee machines on the market…and there’s something for all styles, tastes and budgets.

1. For the style conscious coffee drinker

Magimix Nespressoc Citiz and Milk 11307 chrome coffee machine


Magimix Nespresso Citiz and Milk 11307 chrome coffee machine, exclusive to Debenhams – now £150 (was £220)

2. For fans of pod coffee

Krups Dolce Gusto KP120140 Mini Me play and select white/grey, exclusive to Debenhams


Krups Dolce Gusto KP120140 Mini Me play and select white/grey, exclusive to Debenhams – now £50 (was £100)

3. For a compact kitchen


Krups Nespresso Pixie red coffee machine XN301540

Krups Nespresso Pixie red coffee machine XN301540 – now £140 (was £190)

4. For the serious coffee aficionado

Delonghi Magnifica S ECAM 25.462.B bean to cup coffee machin

Delonghi Magnifica S ECAM 25.462.B bean to cup coffee machine – now £529.99 (was £829.99)

5. For coffee shop style drinks

Nescafe Dolce Gusto Melody three coffee machine


Nescafe Dolce Gusto Melody three coffee machine – now £38.99 (was £99.99)

6. For the hot drink fan


Delonghi Dolce Gusto Jovia EDG250.B hot drinks machine

Delonghi Dolce Gusto Jovia EDG250.B hot drinks machine – now £40.99 (was £69.99)

7. For the high end gadget fan

Krups Espresseria fully automatic EA8150 bean to cup coffee machine

Krups Espresseria fully automatic EA8150 bean to cup coffee machine – now £300 (was £500)

8. For the contemporary designer kitchen

Sage by Heston Bluemental The Dual Boiler BES920UK

Sage by Heston Bluemental The Dual Boiler BES920UK – now £1079.99 (was £1199.99)

9. For the frothy cappuccino lover

Krups pump espresso coffee machine XP5620

Krups pump espresso machine XP5620 – now £125 (was £200)

10. For the coffee capsule king

Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo coffee capsule machine

Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo coffee capsule machine – now £45 (was £90)



Kitchen gadget: Get creative in the kitchen with a spiralizer

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Vegetable spiral kitchen gadget

If you’re keen to eat more healthily, here’s a kitchen gadget that could help you on your way.

The spiralizer allows you to quickly and easily make pasta-like spirals out of raw vegetables. It’s a useful way of adding more of your five a day into your diet and, perhaps, to cut down on carbohydrates.

Lakeland have a new spiralizer gadget in stock that’s suitable for use by left or right handed people and is compact and easy-to-store. It’s £34.99.

Spiralizer from Lakeland

If you need some inspiration for recipes to try with a spiralizer, check out Rejuvenated For Life or Inspiralized for ideas.

Watch water boil in an easy to clean glass kettle

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Fresh design glass kettle

Add some interest to your water boiling, by investing in a glass kettle.

This kettle is designed to be used on hobs, either electric or gas (not induction hobs), and you can watch the water as it heats up and comes to the boil.

Other than being practical and a bit unusual, one other major advantage of using a glass kettle is that you don’t have to worry about scale building up inside it. Instead of having to clean off limescale, all you need to do with this one is pop it in the dishwasher and, voila, it will come out sparkling clean.

The glass kettle has a capacity of 1.75l and comes with your choice of either a glass or stainless steel lid. It’s available from Leaf for £35.

Nuts: Novelty squirrel nut grinder and chopper

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Fresh design squirrel nut cracker

This little chappy probably comes under the ‘things you didn’t know you needed’ category of kitchen gadgets. Not just a cute looking fella, this squirrel will chop and grind nuts for you – clever, huh?

Designed for use with pre-shelled nuts, all you need to do to get perfectly chopped nuts with ease is pop in some shelled nuts, tilt back the squirrel’s head and turn his bushy tail.

Fresh design kitchen gadgets

And, voila, the result is perfectly chopped nuts in the jar beneath.

This fun and useful squirrel nut grinder is available from Oliver Bonas, where they’ve chopped a chunk of its price in the sale.

Techno kitchen: iKettle the wifi kettle

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Make hot drinks wirelessly

The humble kitchen kettle has gone all techno, thanks to the introduction of the world’s first wifi kettle.

No longer do you have to wander out to your kitchen to put your kettle on, as you can set it to boil from your smartphone.

If you want to wake up to a fresh brew, then your kettle can act as a wake-up call (like a modern version of the old Teasmaid) and it can even ensure the water temperature is perfect for the drink you require (if you want green tea  at 80 degrees, or coffee at 95 degrees, it’s sorted).

Technological kitchen gadget design

Once boiled, the iKettle will even keep the water warm for you, so you can doze off back to sleep for a while. The only thing it sadly won’t do is fill itself with water or pour out your drinks for you.

Interested? Head over to Firebox, exclusive retailer of the iKettle, where you can currently pre-order it in time for Christmas.

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