Essential egg FAQs in time for Easter

Apr
15
With Easter on the doorstep, everyone is rediscovering eggs. Quite apart from chocolate Easter egg treats, real eggs are favourite brunch staple, whether you like yours fried, poached or scrambled. And don’t forget about the daddy of them all – the humble hardboiled egg and the ideal solution for quickie breakfasts and protein snacks, child-friendly Easter craft and traditional sandwich filler. If you’re not sure…
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How to clean a granite worktop

Mar
13
Granite worktops are a fantastic addition to almost any kitchen design. They look beautiful, and can go with a wide range of styles, colours and designs. As well as looking great, granite worktops have the added benefit of being a practical choice for your kitchen surfaces. They are good at resisting heat (Handy for all those pots, pans and hot plates!), are very sturdy work…
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Three tips for creating a timeless kitchen

Mar
13
Decorating and revamping your kitchen is a great way of adding value to your home. A stylish kitchen with the latest high-tech appliances looks fantastic and can add a modern touch to your home. However, what’s popular and trendy is always changing, and it can be tricky to stay up to date – not to mention expensive to keep updating your kitchen if you want…
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How to make your own chutney

Feb
19
If you’re stuck in the kitchen feeling creative on a rainy day, why don’t you try your hand at making chutney? It’s a simple, convenient way to preserve fresh fruit and vegetables at any time of year, yielding plenty of delicious results that you can keep, unopened, for years. Here’s how: 1 - Choose your produce When it comes to making your own chutney, the…
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When is the right time for a new kitchen?

Feb
05
A new kitchen is a big investment into your home. A good kitchen should last you many years but there will come a time when you need to upgrade, replace or redesign it. Of course, the right time for a new kitchen depends on a range of factors including the quality of the original build, the wear and tear over the years, changes in your…
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Top 5 tips on how to fall in love with cooking

Oct
16
Cooking at home isn’t always easy. You may not be confident about your kitchen skills, or see cooking as a chore rather than a hobby, or you may simply not have the time to prepare your own food. That said, we all know that cooking at home is an easy way to change your eating habits for the better. Those who cook from scratch are…
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Kitchen taps – what should you be looking for?

Oct
09
Choosing the right tap for your kitchen is essential as it’s one of the hardest working elements in the room. The best taps are attractive to look at and built to last, with smooth handling to ensure exact adjustments of temperature and flow. What’s more, as a prominent feature on your kitchen worktop or island, the tap should complement the design and size of your…
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3 microwave cleaning hacks

Sep
12
A microwave oven is an essential kitchen appliance these days. It’s a handy time and labour saving device in the kitchen, whether you’re defrosting food items from the freezer, doing baked potatoes in record time, heating up yesterday’s dinner or making a quick hot chocolate. But since your microwave comes into contact with food on a daily basis, meticulous hygiene is key. Here are three…
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Can your fridge freezer survive the heatwave?

Aug
14
Did you know that extremely high temperatures (as well as low temperatures) can ruin your cooling appliances? Fridges, freezers, combined fridge freezers, wine coolers, beer fridges, chest freezers and so on can all be at risk in the summer. The problem is quite a fundamental one in that these appliances were never designed to operate in temperatures that lie outside the ‘normal’ range. Take a…
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How to look after your solid timber worktop

Jul
19
Solid timber worktops can be a wonderful choice for your kitchen. They’re hardwearing, durable and look beautiful, adding character and depth to both classic painted kitchens and contemporary designs. Choose from different types of wood including oak, walnut, iroko, beech and maple and create a stylish and personal statement in your kitchen. Once your worktop is in place, it’s important to take proper care of…
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