Archive for the ‘Kitchen gadgets’ Category
Monday, March 11th, 2013
These days there’s a gadget for almost everything. If you’re keen to get crafty and creative in the kitchen, there are plenty of fun cooking gadgets you can use.
Gourmet Gadgetry produce a range of home gadgets to help you make delicious desserts, savoury foods and sweet treats in minutes. The waffle maker makes one large waffle, or five smaller heart shaped waffles. Try sweet waffles served with chocolate and cream for a dessert, or knock up a round of savoury potato waffles.
The non-stick electronic cake pop gadget makes 12 round cake pops and is great for using with children. But don’t think you’ll just be stuck with making cake in it – it also doubles up as a useful gadget to make other round foods in. Try pizza dough balls and other savoury party nibbles, and it seems better value for money then simply being a cake pop maker.
Both items can be purchased direct from Gourmet Gadgetry, but they’re also on special offer this week from Create and Craft. The waffle maker and cake pop maker are available for £24.99 each, plus you get 500g of luxury fondue and melting chocolate thrown in, so you can get baking and making straight away.
Monday, January 21st, 2013
Rocket design bin
Why have a boring bin when you could have a rocket shaped bin!
The Wasco Spaceboy XL bin is sleek and silver and has been effectively designed in the shape of a rocket. As well as being an appealing design to look at, it serves well as a practical and functional bin for all your waste disposal needs.
The contemporary kitchen bin opens with a flip top lid, can hold up to 35L of rubbish and is fire resistant.
What’s more, buy it now and you can take advantage of a discount in the January sale at Red Candy.
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Amazon’s infamous Black Friday Deals Week kicked off yesterday, with lots of so-called ‘lightning deals’ launching throughout the day.
Each deal is only available for a limited time and in limited numbers, so you have to be quick. We’re spotted several good homeware deals coming up today, including:
A teal Le Creuset cast iron casserole, starting at 1.30pm.
A four piece stainless steel cookware set, starting at 6pm.
Joseph Joseph colour coded chopping board set, starting at 6pm.
Kitchen Craft non-stick paella pan, starting at 6pm.
Joseph Joseph six piece utensil set, starting at 6pm.
A Tefal Vita compact food processor, starting at 8.15pm.
There are deals running every day this week – with a Kindle Fire offer coming up on Friday – so keep an eye out! And if you’ve snagged a bargain, do let us know!
Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Domus coffee pot by Nick Munro
British designer Nick Munro is renowned for his original and modern designs.
Amongst his many designs are a host of contemporary stainless steel products and the Domus coffee pot is one of these.
The design of this sleek and stylish coffee pot was apparently inspired by an old bicycle pump. There’s not much about it that we particularly liken to a bicycle pump, except perhaps for the coffee plunger element!
Compared to other typical coffee pots, we really like the size and style of the Domus. It’s well made, elegant and has a good sized handle, which makes it easy to pour coffee, plus the coffee plunger slides down with ease.
It’s unusual to come across a coffee pot that is so slimline, yet still provides an ample amount of coffee, as often they can be quite chunky in design. This makes the design particularly ideal if you’ve got limited space for storage in your kitchen as it won’t take up loads of room in a cupboard.
That said, you’re unlikely to want to hide this coffee pot away, as it’s a functional and stylish item and looks lovely displayed out on a work surface or shelf.
The Domus coffee pot is available in two sizes, small and large, with the small one providing 400ml of coffee (14fl oz) and the large 1000ml (35fl oz).
If you’re a fan of coffee, and love modern British design, then it’s a must-have item.
Nick Munro’s Domus coffee pot is available to buy from Occa-Home.
To complete the look, other co-ordinating stainless steel Domus products are available, including a Domus sugar bowl and Domus cream jug, also available from Occa-Home.
(Disclosure: We were sent a Domus coffee pot for review)
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Looking for a suitably sized storage jar for spaghetti?
This unusual jar will not only house your spaghetti in style, but also dispense it in different portion sizes too – clever, huh?
The spaghetti tower is designed by Ototo and the decorative cap doubles up as a spaghetti measure. There are four different openings – for one to four portion sizes – which help you measure out the right quantity of pasta you need.
As someone who always finds it hard to judge the right amount, this is definitely a useful innovation to have – especially when it’s built in to a storage jar and doesn’t involve needing another kitchen gadget.
The spaghetti tower storage jar and measurer is available from Mocha, for just £12.99.
Monday, June 18th, 2012
It’s no secret that we’re constantly lusting after a Kitchen Aid Artisan mixer!
It’s a brilliant and powerful kitchen machine, hands free mixing is so convenient and the style and design of the mixer is very appealing.
Sadly this kitchen essential doesn’t come cheap – it’s definitely an investment piece – so we’re always on the lookout for special offers. Luck is on our side this week, as Selfridges have a whole host of Kitchen Aid Artisan mixers in their summer sale!
There’s a rainbow of colours available, including electric blue, blue willow, silver cocoa, ice blue, tangerine orange, majestic yellow, cranberry pink and boysenberry purple.
Originally priced up to £449, the Kitchen Aid mixers are in the sale from £379 to £399.
Friday, April 27th, 2012
Blue Brita water filter jug
Drink better tasting water at home by investing in a water filter jug.
The Brita Marella XL water filter jug is a good buy normally for anyone wanting to drink purer water, but it’s even better now, as it’s reduced by 50%.
The filter technology helps provide cleaner, clearer and better tasting water and the jug has a 3.5L capacity, which is larger than some other water filter jugs.
The addition of a clever electronic memo on the jug will ensure that you’ll never forget to replace your water filter cartridge.
To take advantage of this fab Friday bargain, head over to Heal’s, where the Brita Marella filter jug is now only £14.
Monday, August 15th, 2011
The Sense bin is no ordinary kitchen bin.
This clever bin makes full use of infra-red technology, so it can sense when you’re approaching it (hence its name) and the lid automatically lifts for waste disposal. All you have to do is hover your hand within 10cm of the lid and, voila, it will be ready and waiting for your rubbish.
The 50L slim line hardwearing bin is perfect for use in a kitchen. It’s made from non-corrosive iron and finished in a smooth and glossy powder coating. We particularly love the striking colour of the glossy yellow, but it’s also available in turqouise blue, black or stainless steel.
The usual high street price for the Sense bin is £110. However, for the next five days you can take advantage of a special offer at Made.com and buy the bin for only £49.
Friday, April 22nd, 2011
Whistling plum kettle
Essential kitchen gadgets needn’t be boring!
Whether you want to accessorize your kitchen style or look, or simply add a bit of colour into the room, this funky purple Morphy Richards kettle is both striking and practical.
The modern kettle has a fun additional element to it, in the form of an optional whistling ability!
The Morphy Richards plum Meno 43917 kettle is currently reduced in the sale at Debenhams.
Thursday, December 16th, 2010
In an ideal world, I’d love one of these for Christmas. Although I have a trusty old hand-me-down mixer that does incredibly well, sometimes it would be nice not to have to hold it the entire time and let a gadget do the work for me!
The KitchenAid mixer is not only a desirable kitchen gadget, but also a very practical one too. The construction is very solid, with each mixer having a powerful 10 speed motor, and it comes with a wire whisk, flat beater and dough hook, ensuring you can use for multiple mixing needs.
Sadly, the KitchenAid artisan stand mixer does come at a bit of a price – the black one is currently priced at £359.10 and the cranberry one at £389, both from John Lewis (other colours are available too, including blue and cream).
However, there is an extra added bonus offer at the moment, for a free glass bowl worth £57, plus the mixer comes with its usual five year guarantee.