Product review

  • 1 Get to griddling
    Not all of us have a garden which puts paid to one of the finest and tastiest of cooking methods – the barbecue. A heady smoke and a tasty char...

  • 2 Smoking room
    Barbecue in the USA is a whole different kettle of fish to what we do over here. It is the cooking of tough cuts – typically beef brisket, pork shoulder...

  • 3 Taking your temperature
    Although a digital probe might not seem like the most rock n roll kitchen gadget you can lay your hands on, once you have, you won’t be letting go any...

  • 4 Kitchen clean
    Joseph Joseph, the company run by two brothers (hence the name) have rather revolutionised our kitchens with a few nifty ideas. The latest innovative product is designed with the clean...

  • 5 The perfect foil
    There are still occasions when a new product pops up in the food industry that makes you wonder how nobody thought of it before.The new parchment-lined foil from Lakeland is...

  • 6 Colourful cutting
    Kitchen knives are an essential tool for any chef but can be quite pricy if you are aiming for a full set. Most chefs will keep two basic knives at...

  • 7 Slow burner
    Restaurants have been cooking sous-vide (prounounced soo-veed) for a few years now and Heston Blumenthal, Ferran Adria and Thomas Keller are all big fans. The technique involves sealing food in...

  • 8 Easy ice cream
    I see a fair amount of kitchen products here at Hello towers but rarely does one make me smile like the Kleeneze Microwavable ice cream scoop. It’s a remarkably simple...

  • 9 The daily grind
    Those who like getting up early in the morning are few and far between. With the De Longhi PrimaDonna Avant, however, even the heaviest sleeper could be roused from sweet...

  • 10 Let off some steam with the Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker
    Kuhn Rikon have designed a rather handsome pressure cooker that can cut cooking times by up to 60 per cent. Thus making stews a quick supper, cooking potatoes in minutes...

  • 11 Bring the coffee shop home with Krups
    With the launch of the Nescafe Dolce Gusto, Krups have aimed to bring the authentic coffee shop experience home without the huge machines and thousands of cups - and most...

  • 12 New Tefal gadget passes with frying colours
    The Tefal Actifry claims to be a revolutionary new product which in essence functions as a deep fat fryer without the deep fat. The rather odd-looking contraption can cook a...

  • 13 Mix like a pro at home with the Bamix Deluxe
    Bamix has long been a name associated with professional kitchens. Their blenders are now available for home use and they have put their years of experience into developing a hard-wearing...

  • 14 Cutting edge – Victorinox ceramic knife
    Victorinox are world-renowned as makers of the famous Swiss Army Knife. In recent years they have begun to manufacture knives for the home kitchen and the most recent addition to...

  • 15 Casserole cooking
    Cast iron casseroles are a kitchen essential – they are ideal for soups, stews, bakes, stocks, poaching – the list is endless; you can even cook bread in them. Every...

  • 16 Return of the retro pie dish
    It’s been a while since enamel was gracing our kitchens and dining tables, with the exception of the standard grill pans that ship with ovens. A resurgence in shabby chic...

  • 17 Express Espresso
    The A Modo Mio espresso machine from Lavazza is the latest in a line of similar capsule-based coffee machines. It’s incredibly easy to use straight out of the box and...

  • 18 A cool chrome addition to your kitchen
    The All-clad range was originally designed to suit the needs of professional chefs who wanted high quality, heavy duty cookware. They are constructed in three layers comprising two outer layers...

  • 19 Adopt some sushi style with the Miyabi Yanagiba knife
    The Miyabi Yanagiba knife is a kitchen blade with presence - at 24cm long it is most likely to be the largest addition your kitchen collection. It takes its name...

  • 20 Product review: Pampered Chef Forged Santoku knife
    Santoku are general purpose knives used traditionally in the Japanese kitchen. They differ from chef’s knives in style and are preferred by some, being generally shorter and wider than a...



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