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The Must Have Kitchen Gadgets of 2021

The Must Have Kitchen Gadgets of 2021

Kitchen lovers love kitchen gadgets. Considering your kitchen is the hub of the home, particularly if you enjoy cooking and baking, kitchen gadgets can help make it more functional. Of course, must-have kitchen gadgets change with the trends. However, your kitchen is a space that allows you to be creative and adventurous with flavours and ingredients. It can also be a great way to entertain your family and friends. If you have been saving up money this past year due to the pandemic then treat yourself to one of these kitchen gadgets of 2021.  Automatic Hand Liquid Dispenser The pandemic…

A Practical Kitchen. How to Make Yours Function Better

A Practical Kitchen. How to Make Yours Function Better

A practical kitchen is important if you love cooking. Your kitchen should serve your needs and become a hub for great conversation and great food. So how can you make your kitchen as practical as it can be? As the heart of your home, a practical kitchen will be a space that works with your lifestyle, entertaining and family needs. So I’ve prepared a few tips on how to make the most out of your daily routine and save time on preparing meals, too. Declutter The best chefs work in a clean and organized environment. Stop spending half of your…

Cooking With Stone Is So Easy

Cooking With Stone Is So Easy

Cooking with stone whereby breads are placed on a hot stone, or meat is placed on hot rocks in trendy restaurants, has now come to your home. Who doesn’t love authentic, home-cooked food? Well… it’s usually nicer when someone else does the cooking, but now designer oven and cooktop brand SMEG has added a Gourmet Refractory Cooking Stone to its kitchen arsenal; so cooking with stone couldn’t be easier to use. Fitting into any of SMEG’s 60cm ovens, this custom-designed stone recreates the cooking environment of a stone oven. Fabulous! It means cooking bread and pizzas will be done with a perfectly even heat creating delectable crispness.

Zip HydroTap For A Fresh + Sparkling Kitchen

Zip HydroTap For A Fresh + Sparkling Kitchen

Having a  Zip Hydrotap doesn’t just give you the purest water on the planet direct to your kitchen. No. You’ll add chic and stylish tapware to your kitchen too. Bring it on! If you have built, rejuvenated or are renovating a kitchen, then you’ll know that Zip Water is one of Australia’s most innovative companies. Their brilliant innovation of the world’s most advanced drinking water appliance – the Zip HydroTap – has design styles and colours to suit any kitchen. In 2017, black kitchens will be very big, just ensure your kitchen has enough natural light to cope with the…

Handy Kitchen Helpers from Breville

Handy Kitchen Helpers from Breville

Who doesn’t like a little extra help in the kitchen? Handy kitchen helpers from Breville make the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys cooking, entertaining or fresh coffee in the morning. Bake, blend, and chop your way to kitchen appliance nirvana. Just released are some new kitchen helpers from Breville that will make perfect gifts. Living in a ‘cafe society’ being able to make your perfect brew at home is becoming de rigeur for coffee-lovers. Two new coffee machines with quite different price points will enable you to experience your desired coffee-fix without compromising on quality. The first ‘connected’ Nespresso…

Cutting Through The Hype On Professional Kitchen Knives

Cutting Through The Hype On Professional Kitchen Knives

In a world seemingly dominated by Thermomix and Kitchenaid you could be forgiven for believing key food prep tools have to have an electrical plug! In fact, the most important tools in any kitchen are still professional kitchen knives! Used over and over again each day for tasks such as dicing, slicing, chopping, crushing, mincing, spreading and carving this one tool remains the prime investment for any kitchen. I had a wonderful interview on my 88.9FM Hills Radio show this week with Karina Kealy from Zwilling JA Henckels, and I learnt a few interesting facts about knives. For example, there…

New PL8 Professional Mandoline

New PL8 Professional Mandoline

I am not the chef in our household so, for me, the more gadgetry the better. Pottering in the kitchen is fun but if you can look vaguely professional while you sip wine and throw ingredients around all the better; especially when it comes to the actual presentation and all important taste test. So I was intrigued to see the new PL8 Professional Mandoline which has just received an international endorsement for outstanding design, acknowledgement of benchmark safety features and an ability to produce highly impressive waffle slices in seconds. This has got to be top of the home cook’s…

Get Poppin’ Everyone’s Fave Low-Fat Healthy Snack

Get Poppin’ Everyone’s Fave Low-Fat Healthy Snack

Now that winter is taking hold, it’s a great time to stay inside, light the fire and watch movies all afternoon while it rains outside. Perfect. And the perfect low-fat healthy snack is back. Popcorn! It’s a perennial favourite vintage snack food and friend of the movies. And now it’s even EASIER to make. And I’m NOT talking about high salt, high fat, pre-packaged microwavable popcorn that often contains high levels of additives and fake flavourings. No, the Chef’n Pop Top Popcorn Popper prepares popcorn without using any fat enabling users to add their own flavourings. You can regulate your…

New Small Kitchen Appliances from SMEG

New Small Kitchen Appliances from SMEG

Looking for small kitchen appliances? Pristine white? Colourful rustic? Gleaming modern? Whatever kitchen you may have, SMEG have colourful new small kitchen appliances to match. You’ll know the famous FAB retro fridges that come in a variety of decor colours; well now you have appliances to match…or mix ‘n match. How can you go wrong with Italian design and award winning style? Well, you can’t. Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti from Deep Design Studio in Italy worked with SMEG to deliver this stylish collection that includes toaster, blender, kettle and signature kitchen mixer. There are up to seven colours –…

Black and White Kitchen Accessories

Black and White Kitchen Accessories

Australians love entertaining at home and with the advent of open plan kitchen/living exposed shelves have become popular. So many home owners look for new serving & crockery homewares plus ‘stuff’ they can display on open shelves. Two very well-known and popular brands in Australia are Noritake and Salt&Pepper who have both come out with fabulous new black and white kitchen accessories. Black and white kitchens can be sleek, modern and clean with high contrast white walls, marble bench-tops and checkered floors adding to the appeal. Add copper via pendant lights, bench-tops or even exposed plumbing. So when I saw…