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Samsung built in electric single oven

Our foodie posts are some of the most popular here on our blog – we’ve discovered that lots of our visitors especially love cooking & eating cheesecake, malt bread and chocolate desserts. We also know that hundreds (if not thousands!) of our regular readers love trying their luck with our monthly giveaways.

Well, we have a win-win bit of news for all you lovely people! Our friends over at Voucherbox wanted us to share with you a competition that they’ve got going on at the moment.

Samsung built in electric single oven

They have a brand new Samsung built in electric single oven worth £469 up for grabs. It’s something of a miracle oven, it cleans as it cooks – I wish ours could do that!

It’s easy to enter – just answer a very simple question (you’re even given a hint!). The deadline for entering is midnight on the 31st of January. Get on over there… and best of luck!


Price Points: Pressure cookers

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Three pressure cookers | H is for Home

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know I’ve just got my hands on a pressure cooker. It’s a Prestige – who are almost the ‘Hoover’ or ‘Google’ of pressure cookers… Although I don’t think ‘to Prestige’ will be becoming a verb any time soon. 🙂 It’s a good, robust, basic model that’s already on its way to becoming a kitchen stalwart. I’m already hooked – it cooks food in about a ⅓ of the time of a conventional saucepan on the stove-top.

If you fancy something more fancy (and more pricey) Heston Blumenthal has developed one in collaboration with Sage which is a pressure cooker AND a slow cooker and has all the bells & whistles any kitchen scientist could wish for. The Swiss-made Kuhn Rikon example comes with two separate pans which is handy if you don’t always cook in the same quantities.

  1. Prestige 6 litre high dome pressure cooker: £35.99, Argos
  2. Sage™ The Fast Slow Pro™: £199.99, Lakeland
  3. Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Supreme pressure cooker set, 2-piece, (4 L / 6 L): £362, Amazon

Gimme Five! Orange kettles

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selection of five orange kettles

We’ve got a brand new kitchen now that the post-flood building work is finally finished. Our current kettle now looks very out of place. It was used for three months in what was effectively a building site – it’s completely plaster and paint splattered! We plan on treating ourselves to one of these orange kettles – one that will suit the orange Dualit we got from Selfridges. We’re veering towards the Kenwood kMix on the top right!

  1. Morphy Richards Accents 43778 Pyramid Kettle, Copper: Amazon – £39.97
  2. Kenwood 0WSKM037A1 kMix Cordless Kettle: Curry’s – £56.99
  3. Kenwood SJM047 Cordless Kettle: Curry’s – £54.99
  4. Orange Essentials Pyramid Kettle: BHS – £25
  5. Morphy Richards 43828 Orange Accents Kettle: Dunelm – £44.99

Wednesday Wish: Orange Dualit toaster

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limited edition orange Dualit toaster for Selfridges
Limited edition orange Dualit toaster – Selfridges -£145

Welcome to our new Wednesday Wish segment. Each week we’ll share something that’s recently caught our eye. We’ll start with something for the home, but could just as easily be something to wear, something to eat, a film, a book…

If you’ve seen photos of our kitchen, you’ll know that it has a bright orange feature wall – this toaster will match nicely!