• Super soup-maker

    by  • December 17, 2014

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    If you love the taste of homemade soup but don’t have the time or inclination to slave over a hot stove, give Tefal’s Easy Soup maker a try. This clever countertop gadget takes all the effort out of soup-making. Just add your ingredients and let it do the rest, and a little beep at the end will tell you when it’s ready. Other useful features include four automated programs – smooth, chunky, compote and simple blend – and a 40-minute keep-warm setting. Easy Soup is available exclusively at Argos from January 2015, priced £79.99.

     

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    Six-sided style

    by  • December 15, 2014

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    These Hexagon Tiles, from Walls and Floors, allow you to create an eye-catching feature wall or statement floor, in an intricate honeycomb design.

    Shown above, is the Rokkakkei range, which includes various designs, including corrugated surfaces, Moroccan-style prints and realistic woodgrain textures. Prices start from £18.95 per sq m.

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    Two-in-one

    by  • December 12, 2014

    Caple CM120

    Caple’s new built-in CM120 microwave is equipped with a powerful grill – ideal for cheese on toast or putting a lovely brown top on dishes. It’s also packed with handy features, including auto defrost and speed cooking functions. A stainless steel front and cavity make it easy to clean, while a mark-resistant finish will keep it looking good as new. Measuring H38xW59.5xD32cm, it costs around £279.

    Looking for more appliances for your new kitchen? We love this stylish wine fridge by Haier.

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    Flexible friend

    by  • December 4, 2014

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    KitchenAid’s Vertigo refrigerators not only look cool on the outside, they’re pretty impressive inside, too! As well as boasting all the latest cold-storage technology, the interior can be fully customised to suit your needs, whatever the occasion.

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    Calling all budding interior designers

    by  • December 2, 2014

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    We’ve teamed up with KLC School of Design to create My Design School, a fun new course teaching you how decorate your dream room. So, if 2015 is the year your dream kitchen becomes a reality, we can help.

    The course will cover everything from creating a moodboard, to working with colour and pattern, choosing fabric and window treatments to space planning.

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    Must-have colour for 2015

    by  • December 1, 2014

    Dulux has just announced the colour of the year for 2015, and it’s called…

    Dulux Colour of The Year

    …Copper Blush.

    How do they know you may ask? It’s all down to the fine science of trend prediction. Trend spotters pull together information and insights from all over the world, checking out what designers, big companies and small influential individuals are favouring.

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    Foodie favourite

    by  • November 28, 2014

     

    Adjusta-Grill-Sage-300x300Counter top grills are brilliant for streaks and paninis but the Adjusta Grill and Press from Sage by Heston Blumenthal is a super versatile option.

    The grill features seven different height settings and a floating hinge that automatically adjusts to thick and thin ingredients. It’s flat-surfaced bottom plate can cook anything from eggs to pancakes, or it can be set to tilt when cooking meat so that fat drains into the trip tray, leaving food beautifully crisp.

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    Size matters

    by  • November 26, 2014

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    If every year, around Christmas time, you utter the words ‘Arrgh… I need a bigger fridge!’ now’s the time to take action.

    Haier’s cool new semi-integrated SBS S100 American-style fridge freezer has an enormous 792-litre net capacity and so will easily cope with all your cold-storage needs over the festive season and beyond.

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