Kitchen gadgets

All the latest products for your kitchen and cooking activities

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 add tonnes of flavour to any food you stick on it....

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 just that; it is what it...

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 all times – a large chopping, general purpose knife...

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 a vacuum...

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 but utterly effective solution...

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 slumber by the beautiful smell...

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 and for the serious home-cook,...

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 importantly, the queues! The...

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 kilo of chips, enough to...

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 tough and stylish...

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 this is their new range...

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 kitchen should have at...

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 and mismatched tableware...

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 was up and running, churning...

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 and a thick...

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 from the Japanese for ‘willow leaf’...

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 chef’s...



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