Being a whiz in the kitchen is easier than ever when you have the right tools to help you.
Magimix’s new Gelato Expert comes with a built-in freezer, so sorting a dinner party pud is easy – just throw in the ingredients and push a button. Bellissimo!
Doiy Design is the latest go-to brand for fun, quirky pieces that’ll get tongues wagging. Pop its ceramic Sonora Juicer in your kitchen for citrussy goodness from a cactus. Who’d have thought?
THE BIG FRY
Feel like something’s been missing from your cookware? Chances are it’s a dedicated ‘egg pan’ that fries a single oeuf to Instagram-worthy perfection. Good job then, that Alessi has teamed up with Italian designer Alessandro Mendini to create one, made from stainless steel and complete with standout wavy handles. So long, split yolks!
Tegamino egg pan, £79, alessi.com
Smashed avocado is a dream smothered on artisan sourdough, but not when it gets all over our hands in the process. Joseph Joseph’s GoAvocado tool promises minimal mess while cutting, de-stoning and slicing all at once. Handy!
NICE ’N’ NIFTY
Pop Umbra’s Penguin soap dispenser in your kitchen for instant countertop cuteness. Just press down on the head to pump soap from its beak, while it cuddles your most trusty sponge or scrub.
POUR DE FORCE
Eva Solo’s Pour Over coffee pot is all about old-school brewing techniques, using a steel filter to bring out the very best of the coffee. Once you’ve finished playing barista, you can pop in the cork lid and admire the design.
£65, Eva Solo at Forma, formahouse.co.uk
We’re dreaming of a white Christmas – and it would seem kitchen appliance super-brand Smeg is too. Coming over all minimalist on us, the company has ditched its penchant for retro pastels in favour of this crisp new colourway for winter. It’s not known as Brilliant White for nothing…
TSF02WHUE toaster, £139.95, smeguk.com
Know your Ceylon from your Darjeeling? The Smart Tea Pot from Sage certainly does. It comes with four temperature settings designed to create the perfect brew for green, white, oolong and black teas. Just set your temperature and preferred steep time at the press of a button before sipping away.
CLEAN UP ALL RIGHT
Cleaning products can be a little garish, hence why they’re often banished into boxes under the sink. But not the Rose Gold range from eco-friendly cleaning brand Method, with shiny metallic bottles housing surface cleaner, washing-up liquid and handwash, all infused with pomelo, freesia and pink peppercorns.
From £2 for the handwash, tesco.com
DOT TO DOT
Kate Spade New York’s Deco Dot kettle has retro charm by the bucketload. You’ll never miss elevenses again thanks to its old-school spout whistle, while the cute polka-dot print commands countertop attention.
It’s the must–have kitchen brand – but if your budget won’t stretch to one of its range cookers, get your Wolf-dose with a Gourmet toaster. It features wide slots for bagels, plus a ‘keep warm’ button.
From £299.95, subzero-wolf.co.uk