Hints, tips and clever products we love!
What would we do without stand mixers to make batch baking easier? If you’re looking to invest in a premium mixer that can rival more expensive mixers but is friendlier on your pocket, we think you’re going to love the Lakeland 6.5 Litre Digital Stand Mixer. It’s been designed and built to our exacting requirements to offer head-turning good looks, brilliant performance and long-term durability.
Fill, eat, repeat – say goodbye to use-once-and-throw-away bags by using these strong Reusable Freezer Bags. Perfectly sized for storing food, freezing leftovers and marinating meat, fish or veg, these large bags are washable, reusable and recyclable, making them an environmentally friendly storage solution for any kitchen.
Drying the dishes is no one’s favourite job, but if you stack them into this sleek Brabantia Foldable Dish Drying Rack they’ll happily do it themselves – without having a precariously stacked heap of crockery on your draining board. With space to dry 17 plates, four wine glasses and plenty of cutlery, this dish drainer is a simple and attractive way to keep your sink-side space neat and organised.
The one-handed action makes it easy for anyone to use, whatever their dexterity, and the clear lid and sides allow you to see what’s going on inside. The wide non-slip base means it’s more stable than most salad spinners, and there’s a brake button to stop the spinning basket when your salad leaves are dry.
Helping you cut down on heaps of single-use cans and plastic bottles, the electric-powered SodaStream Spirit has a choice of 3 fizz levels to make sparkling water at home, just the way you like it – whether that's a lightly bubbling soda to mix with spirits, or full-on fizz to pair with ice and a slice. And because there are three reusable bottles included, you'll be able to keep everyone hydrated and happy.
Sweet, creamy vanilla, rich chocolate, salted caramel or summery strawberry – everyone’s got their favourite flavour of ice cream, and you can make them all in our Stainless Steel Digital Ice Cream Maker. It’s quick, easy, you know exactly what’s gone into it (unlike the tubs you buy in the supermarket) and it makes healthier-option lower-fat frozen yoghurt and dairy-free sorbet too.
We love slow cooking for its throw-everything-in-and-leave simplicity, and the mouth-wateringly succulent results speak for themselves… but we wanted a slow cooker that was a little bit more versatile and even easier to use. And as we couldn’t find one that we wanted, we designed this one instead: our 6.5 Litre Digital Slow Cooker, with its hob-safe, oven-safe cooking pot and 24-hour delay-start timer.
With a reflective aluminium foil lining to keep the contents cool, a large easy-access zip compartment, buckle-fastened front pouch and a pocket for water bottles on the side, it’s well-equipped for a range of outdoor adventures, as well as long journeys, taking to work, picnics and beach days. And as if that wasn’t enough, it’s made from rPET, which is manufactured from recycled drinks bottles, so you’ll be doing that little bit extra for the environment without really doing anything at all.
As all coffee lovers know, there’s nothing quite like the tempting aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the morning… or any time of day for that matter! You can’t beat freshly ground coffee, and our sleek compact Bean To Cup Coffee Machine can offer you just that with its integrated grinder.
In pursuit of toasted sarnie perfection, we tested a good few microwave products that claimed to do the business, but until we got out hands on this one from Lékué, they all fell short of our expectations. After testing, testing and testing again, we’re very excited to say this one really does make incredible toasties (even without any oil or butter!). Think crunchy toast with melted cheese and hot-right-to-the-middle fillings. Can be used to grill Meat and Vegetables as well.
Who doesn’t love pizza – especially a restaurant-quality wood-fired, stone-baked one with a crisp, bubbly base and your favourite toppings? Heating up to a scorching 500°C in only 15 minutes, the smart Ooni Fyra Pizza Oven cooks a proper pizza in only 60 seconds, is quick and easy to set up, and light enough to take anywhere from your back garden to the beach.
If versatility is something you look for when cooking, then look no further than the Breville Halo Rotisserie Air Fryer Oven. Its range of presets and functions allow you to take control in the kitchen, with rotisserie-style cooking, air frying and dehydrating options. And the included accessories help make things simple and straightforward, so you can let the oven take care of the cooking, while you go and tackle the rest of the prep.
Now you can create North African cuisine the authentic way with this striped Tagine. A traditional stoneware cooking pot, its cone-shaped lid ensures steam cools and drips back down into your food, resulting in succulent, tender dishes that are packed full of flavour. Think lamb and apricot tagine; Moroccan chicken and chickpea soup, or spicy Tunisian tuna salad, just to send your taste buds into a frenzy of anticipation…
Whether you’re making steak and greens for one, chilli for two or a big pan of paella for the whole family, the Cuisinart Cook In has got you covered. Functioning as a griddle, steamer and saucepan all in one, it grills, sears, sautés, steams, simmers and stews your favourite dishes, so you can cook a wide range of meals without the hassle of using multiple pots and pans.
With its clever stepped design, our attractive Expandable Bamboo Shelf raises up whatever you put at the back, meaning no jars will get lost at the back of the cupboard. And, thanks to its smart bamboo design, it would make a lovely addition to your countertop, providing easy access to herbs and spices when cooking.
We’re not big fans of throwing away food (and money at the same time), so we love any solution that means we can keep food out of the bin and puts it on our plates instead. Like our Large Fridge Store, which helps soft fruit, veg, salad leaves and herbs stay fresher for longer.
If you like to take your time choosing the very best fruit and veg when you’re browsing the supermarket shelves, or are lucky enough to frequent a farmers’ market or pick-your-own fruit farm, you’ll be aware just how important it is to have bags that are strong enough to hold onto what you’ve selected without splitting open.