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The best in kitchenware, equipment, and gadgets, reviews and recommendations.

Magnet’s 2014 kitchen range

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Magnet 2014 kitchen range and product innovations

// // ]]> I think that if you really want to know about a person, you should look at the place where they cook. It's simple, really. In any house, the kitchen is likely to be the most expensive thing that a person invests in, and it's also likely to be the single room that gets [...]

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The Waring WT400 toaster

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The Waring WT400 toaster

Toasters. I've bought loads of them, normally the £15 bargain basement type that last about a year before blowing up and taking the rest of the electrics in the house with them. It's a false economy, because many cheap toasters equals one really quite good one that'll last for years. Here's a good example of [...]

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The Sinkstation flat colander

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Sinkstation flat colander

This has 'gimmick' written all over it, but unlike most things that look gimmicky, this actually does something useful. The SinkStation bills itself as a 'flat colander', and the general idea is that it's a largely flat sheet with drainage holes in it that sits in the sink and does the job of making the [...]

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OXO’s Good Grips Salad Spinner

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OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner Review

It's a salad spinner. I used to think that, too, and I've long been a fan of collecting wet salad leaves up in a tea towel and spinning them round like a banshee, stood outside the back door. The neighbour's loved that. A salad spinner is a much more civilised way of drying wet lettuce [...]

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