12Aug/16

Cream is calm

There tends to be a lot of cream kitchen designs right now on TV shows, in magazines and online. So why has this classic colour made a big comeback in the kitchen department. Well, it’s very easy to match with other furniture and appliances; that’s one of the major benefits. Think how many gadgets you have in your kitchen, it can be impossible to make them work with a vibrant colour but a calm cream finish can work well. Cream is also very neutral, so it doesn’t really...
21Jul/16

The Crock-Pot Autostir Slow Cooker

Slow cookers have made lives a lot easier for busy working professionals who can be cooking their dinner whilst they’re away at work or out for the day. If you don’t have a slow cooker, you may want to consider buying one because of the convenience that they’ll offer you on a daily basis. One of our favourites is the Crock-Pot Autostir Slow Cooker, a family-sized machine from the US brand synonymous with slow-cooking. It’s main advantage is that it has a nifty automatic stirring mechanism that means...
28Jun/16

Are Halogen ovens the future?

Halogen ovens can be used as an alternative to a conventional oven, so no matter what you’ve heard, they’re not to be confused with microwave ovens. They’re more to the size of a microwave, and that’s one the main advantages because you’re able to eliminate the need for a large, built-in oven, freeing up space in your kitchen. For anyone cooking in a small studio flat, a boat or a caravan, it really is a no-brainer. All you need is electricity and you have yourself a fully functional...
19May/16

Kitchen diners – what’s the big deal?

Whatever happened to a traditional dining room? It seems like every new house I go into nowadays has an open plan kitchen diner. It’s obviously in trend right now and it probably has been for the last three years or so, but I always think it’s quite nice to have a separate dining room.  It’s a place to relax and enjoy your meal, without needing to watch someone prepare it, along with staring at a sink full of dirty plates in between courses. I get there’s a nice...
21Apr/16

Why I love my stainless steel worktops

Many people have a stainless steel kitchen sink, a stainless steel kettle or a stainless steel fridge, but how many have stainless steel work surfaces? Well, I’m one of the rare few. It gives my kitchen a bit of an industrial feel, which is what I was going for, and I’m a little bit OCD, and stainless steel is very easy to clean. I didn’t really think of stainless steel until I saw them installed at a show home, and ever since that day, I never forgot about...