Man Vs. Food – if you’ve seen it, there’s no doubt that you’ve probably dreamt about some of the more delicious challenges from the show. Sadly, not all of us can afford the plane fare to the USA for a food tour, but we’re okay with that. Why? Because there’s a whole load of amazing food challenges right on our doorstep! We’ve collected 172 of the biggest and best food challenges in the UK for you to drool over at your leisure. Continue reading
Sometimes culinary experimentation can lead to the creation of some incredible, incredible things. Take the cronut for example; a cream-filled doughnut-croissant hybrid that takes three days to make and has people queuing round the block as early as 6:45am. This is a prime example of a delicious experiment gone right. The ‘crookie‘, not so much.
To celebrate the weird and wonderful culinary world we live in, let’s have a look at some of the biggest food flops to date… Continue reading
The kitchen has always been the heart of the home. The modern kitchen is a space where you relax, feed your family and entertain friends. It has not always been this way though; the kitchen has evolved over the years as technology, style and socialising have become bigger priorities in our lives than simply nutrition and practicality. With this in mind, we thought it might be quite nice to take a look back at kitchens through the ages starting in the 1920s and finishing with the present day. Continue reading
With the sun battling through the clouds more often than not, it won’t be long before BBQ and picnic season is in full swing. If you’ve been putting in the hours at the gym or pounding the pavement, don’t let the summer festivities undo all of your hard work. We’re not telling you to say no to your favourite treats, but by making a few clever calorie swaps you can still enjoy all of the flavours of summer without adding inches to your waistline. This infographic shows you the calorie, fat, protein, carb and sugar savings you could make when swapping one delicious morsel for another. Your beach body is rejoicing already! Continue reading
To quote Terence Conran, author of the highly acclaimed Kitchen Book, “a kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes is now the heart and soul of family life.” The kitchen is where your family prepares for the day first thing in the morning and friends gather late into the night. Getting your kitchen right is so important, and who better to get inspiration and advice from than the experts?
Whether you’re renovating your kitchen, or just replacing a battered old oven, you should put some thought into choosing the right appliance. Traditional ranges and stoves are affordable, and a great option if you have limited space available, but there are many other cooking options out there today. If you enjoy entertaining or baking, it makes sense to pick something that will be a joy to use. Neff have some of the most innovative and exciting kitchen appliances and they are always a popular choice for those who are looking to revive their kitchen. Continue reading
Instant boiling water taps are becoming increasingly common in new homes, and are also popular among home-owners renovating their kitchens. These time-saving, eco-friendly gadgets are more affordable than you might think, and are handy for amateur chefs and busy home-makers alike.
While the idea of an instant hot water tap is only just gaining popularity in the UK, other countries have been using similar devices for many years. The Japanese refer to their taps as “Hot Pots” – insulated tanks which store large amounts of boiling water. In the USA, the taps are called “Steaming Hot Water Taps”, and offer instant 98 degree water. Similar taps are also popular in Sweden and Australia.
Simple Time Savers
Zip taps, Quooker, and other instant hot/boiling water taps give you access to boiling water whenever you want it. Some of the more sophisticated models also offer instant access to cold water on demand. This can be incredibly useful for a time-strapped homeowner.
These taps pre-heat water and store it in a small tank which is hidden under the sink. Usually, the tanks are quite small (storing about three litres of water). The tanks are well insulated, so keeping the water boiling is not expensive. If you know that you are going to be away from home for a while you can turn off the heating at the tank, ensuring that no energy is wasted.
You can use this instant hot water for making cups of tea or coffee, preparing stock or soups, and for other general cooking tasks. If you stop to think about how much time you spend waiting around for the kettle to boil, using an instant hot water tap becomes an incredibly attractive proposition. For a self-employed person, a frequent cook, or a busy parent, the time savings will quickly mount up.
Yes you have read the title right, get a huge 10% Off Caple Appliances throughout September. If you are looking for a whole new kitchen or just to replace one appliance look no further.
Caple are a very reputable brand offering mid-range and top of the range products, with an extensive portfolio of wine coolers, ovens, induction hobs, ceiling extractors and much much more at very competitive prices.
Caple products first became available in the UK in 1990, and were initially a select range of kitchen appliances. The brand has grown rapidly since then, bringing its philosophy of offering quality, value, choice and design to more and more markets.
Through constant investment in research and product development, Caple were able to refine their product range and introduce innovative new ideas. This ensured their products continually exceed their high quality standards and that their entire portfolio is as up-to-the-minute and advanced as it is possible to be in terms of design, technology, safety, reliability and performance.
Caple is the one name you need for a truly fresh and exciting portfolio of products inspired by you and what you want for your lifestyle – cutting edge design, technology, materials and performance at prices to suit any pocket.
For a very limited time only we have taken the already heavily discounted prices and slashed them by another 10%, click here to browse their product range
Looking at buying an induction hob & thinking it might be nice to have a brand new shiny set of saucepans to go with it? We are now offering 40% off the RRP on our Stellar Pan Sets when purchased with any induction hob! Go on treat yourself!
Check out our range of induction hobs here. Prices starting from £393.00 inc VAT!
After hours, days, months (or what seems like years) of hard work from out IT department our new website finally went live last month. Although no website will ever truely be finished due to the ever changing world wide web ours has certainly come in line with our competitors and has come on leaps and bounds in it development. With its new added filter system you can filter down colours, width, height, fuel type etc. This makes the website alot more user friendly and customers are finding it alot easier to navigate their way around to find what they want.
The website it certain areas is still in working progress as we are always trying to make the shopping experience simpler and more pleasurable. As well as being a better shopping experience it is also alot easier on the eye with its new stylish modern design. Not only are we reaping the benifits from this fantastic new website but the template has also been used for 2 other (non related) websites. As i said before a website is never truely finished and so i’m still excited for all the other ideas and add ons we have in the pipe line and we be inplemented over the coming week and months. I hope you enjoy the browsing through the website as much as we have enjoyed building and designing it.