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Your spring kitchen refresh

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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Apr 19, 2023
7 minutes to read

Cook up an amazing feast for friends and family with these handy gadgets - perfect for freshening up your kitchen for spring

Smeg 50's Retro Kettle in Pastel Green, £149

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Splashing out on a colourful kettle, like this fabulous retro Smeg one, is a stylish and practical way of brightening up your kitchen. Its 1.7 litre capacity makes up to 7 drinks at once, so you can keep all your guests’ mugs full. They’ll never wait long for a delicious cup of tea or coffee either, as its 3000 Watt power output boils water in no time. Thanks to its 360 degree connection, it’s easy to pick up and pour, and the handy water gauge shows how much water is left inside. Your drinks will always taste great too, as the limescale filter improves the quality of every cup. We love the Pastel Green colour, but there are plenty of other options to choose from.

A Cut Above 

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Quality kitchenware brand, Stellar, has just launched Poise, a new range of knives that have been designed to resist stains, rust and pitting. Super long-lasting, they offer a lifetime guarantee and are perfect for the home chef looking to create flawless meals. For those who like to keep their knives within handy reach, Stellar has also launched a knife block which features five of Poise’s most useful knives (£125).

Fit for a king

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Iconic British pottery maker Emma Bridgewater has released its stunning collection celebrating the coronation of King Charles III and it doesn’t disappoint! The colourful range includes mugs, plates, teapots, tea towels and more. The Emma Bridgewater Coronation Collection, starts from £10

Air fryer magic

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If you’ve not yet been initiated into the world of the air fryer (those in the know rave about them and there are countless Facebook groups dedicated to cooking with them), it’s a handy appliance that uses hot air circulation to cook food quickly and with minimal energy usage; the latter will be something that’s particularly important to us all as gas and electricity prices continue to rise.

The main draw, though, is the air fryer’s ability to make food go crispy with barely any oil, something the Magic Bullet Air Fryer (£59.99) does extremely well. We used it to make bacon, breaded chicken and homemade chips and everything we tested ended up cooked to perfection. Ideal for households with a premium on counter space, the fryer is a little powerhouse with a 2.5L capacity that cooks just the right amount for a small household. The wide temperature range of 80°C to 200°C lets you tackle food and recipes of all types, and it’s particularly easy to clean too.

Spring brights

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We love this stylish bowl and baking range from sustainable homeware brand Bamboozle, created from a biodegradable bamboo fibre called Astrik which is fast-growing, eco-friendly and can be harvested frequently without damaging the soil. This vibrant set includes seven nesting bowls, plus a set of four matching measuring cups and four spoons, available in a range of colours including tonal grey and pastel (pictured, £90).

The perfect grind

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​There are coffee machines with all manner of bells and whistles available these days, but if you like to keep it simple, we love Melitta’s Look V Therm Timer Filter Coffee Machine (RRP £149.99. Making up to up to 10 cups of coffee at once (or 15 small ones), this small but mighty machine allows you to adjust the strength of coffee from mild to strong and comes with a built-in timer too. Thanks to the robust insulated jug with reinforced double wall interior, it keeps coffee hot for 2 hours, so you can also enjoy your coffee even longer. Other great features include a practical, automatic descaling program to keep your machine in top shape.

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