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If you’re in a hurry, you’ll find our favourite tools on the foodie wishlist post in our we like section, and a shop section is coming soon !
Free yourself up – go cordless. It’s not easy to find current products but we’ve uncovered the best brands, reviewed the top 6 and show you which countries you’ll find them in. Use our expert advice to discover the best cordless stick blender for you today.
A brilliant masterclass on how to make a perfect cappuccino. It’s free, so I checked it out for you… the pleasure was all mine ! I’ll pass on a few tips on which milks to use to get the perfect results… and link you to your own free class too.
Super powerful. Super portable. Super clean. Koda or Koda16 – you choose. Best design, best results, best value for money. Read everything you need to know here.
Explaining the Braun MultiQuick hand blender range, and the LATEST NEWS – which pleases us no end ! The research has taken forever- we’ve started writing so we can share the secrets with you !
Revealed ! The best, most tested, reviewed, and awarded hand blenders worldwide ( from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). Which one did we buy ?
The complete low down on the Bamix range. Product overview and key features explained. We’ll tell you the important criteria to consider… which model would we would buy today, and why !
Small, power-packed, and in a league of its own. The Bamix SwissLine gets our ´best commercial hand blender’ award.
Voted the best value mid range hand blender, for home cooks. The Kenwood Triblade Blender – the HDP406WH. In depth review.
It’s a challenge. From manual espresso makers, to best Nespresso takers. Now we’re out of capsules. Time to get creative. Digging deep, we find an old vintage
The best home espresso machine for busy coffee lovers and wanna be baristas. That’s the beauty of it – perfect for both Paul… and Aoibheann.
Take advantage when the sun shines, even if you have loads of work to do.
Tell the people…you heard it here!!! Instant, healthy, easy, no waste food AND save money at the same time. So many beautiful reasons why you should have one of these magic wands!
The tiny Bamix blades with the power of a jet engine ! Amazing Bamix quality – lasts a lifetime. The choice of the professionals.
We all need this café quality coffee at home – now, more than ever, in lockdown times, when we can’t get to our favourite coffee shops for a top up.
A review of the top POD and CAPSULE espresso machines. From best budget level, to best barista quality.Also pointing out best PAD machines. – what’s the difference?
La Pavoni, Sage, Breville, Rocket, Rancilio… which ones did WE buy?
Whether you’re a busy commuter needing a pick-me-up on the go, or need to feed the crowd all day with the black stuff. Get your best filter coffee solution here.
UK Chefs Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver love Bamix. The Bamix Gastro 350 is a winner for our ´best commercial hand blender´ award 2019.
AWARD WINNER 2020 best all-in-one home blender. More than a hand blender – more like a hand held food processor. Built with families in mind.
In depth review of the Masha hand blender by Dash. All the reasons why it’s our no. 1 choice for mashing vegetables and blending baby food, best for seniors, or those with little hands or arthritis. We love a specialist, and simplicity equally. This product is a winner on both counts.
Designed by Heston Blumengthal for foodies, to produce restaurant quality food. Could this hand blender really be a Jack AND Master of all trades! N.B. Same product as Breville All in One (Sage is the UK wing of Breville.)
Our ´best basic hand blender´ award goes to the Russell Hobbs 22241 hand blender. A perfect, affordable gift for university students, pensioners, start-up cooks.
The top 20 coffee machine brands you should know… and they aren’t all Italian !
The two big giants kitchen gadget companies compete again. Let’s compare their hand blender offerings and see the most popular and why !
or a mint green, a baby blue, an anthracite grey… or how about a gold plated one. The choices are endless. Cuisinart and Bamix have the best colour ranges.
START HERE: Hand blender, Immersion Blender, Stick Blender, Handheld blender. A short definition, the history, how it works, and how do they all differ from one another.
Which one should you choose when they all look the same ! This detailed guide shows you how to find the hand blender to suit you. It gives a checklist of the main criteria to look at – including power, speeds, quality, design, use, price, functionality.
10 tips on how to use a hand blender… all the jobs a hand blender can do… and over 20 yummy foods it can make for you.
Enough of the hand blender tests and trials. Here are all the silly, (and frequently asked), questions about hand blenders. Answered here by our in house expert !
All the elements explained. So you can understand what makes a perfect espresso. Good to know before buying any coffee making equipment !
Which parts can be washed by hand, or dishwasher. Maintenance tips to keep your hand blender as good as new.
Celebrities and top chefs love their kitchen gadgets. They are happy to blend along with the rest of us. So which hand blender brands do they like?
A bargain price for the stylish Kmix sister to the Kenwood HDP406WH. If you like KitchenAid, you’ll love this.
It’s Italian of course we love it !!!
the beautiful manual lever operation.
the steam is always immediately available.
Here are all the silly, (and frequently asked), questions about sous vide. Answered here by our in house expert !
In depth review of the ChefSteps Joule sous vide machine. All the reasons why it’s the no. 1 choice, why we bought one. It’s not perfection of course, so read the areas where the competition have a little edge too!
An answer to all those questions we had when we were choosing our own sous vide machine ! The factors you need to consider and why they matter.
A guide to the basics of sous vide cooking times and temperatures for all the most popular sous vide foods, plus top tips from chefs.
Sous Vide simplifies professional cooking… levelling the playing field between cooks and chefs. It goes even further than that. It can simplify your kitchen, your life… and more !