Products for the Home
You would be hard pushed to find anything more deliciously comforting than a slice of freshly made bread, even the smell of it baking in your home is like one big aromatic hug, however the time and physical effort it takes to produce a decent loaf can be very off putting (those guys on bake off make it look easy). Thankfully the food gods answered our prayers by creating the bread maker.
Sometimes you don’t even realise an appliance is flawed until a better version comes along, making you wonder why it hasn’t always been this way. Many public restrooms use automatic soap dispensers so why shouldn’t we take advantage of this technology and bring it into our homes? I have already been converted and own two automatic soap dispensers, the only issue I have with them is the batteries they get through. The Rechargeable Sensor Pump from simplehuman does away with the battery issue by providing three months of use from one single charge.
I am always interested in anything that can make the process of getting a coffee into my system quicker, and the JML San Siro Coffee Machine Compact can offer you such a wide variety of drinks it promises to be a good coffee companion. This machine uses San Siro coffee and tea capsules but is also compatible with all the Nespresso range, this opens you up to a huge amount of beverage choice. It’s reasonably compact, 11.8 x 36.5 x 25cm which means it’s kind of tall and kind of long but narrow, so it won’t hog too much of your kitchen top.
You would think a group of thirty-somethings would have had enough life experience by now to be able to have a sophisticated evening in without it ending in debauchery, so did we, sadly this was not the case for a night that will forever be known as red wine tsunami night. First, a glass got knocked over on the table, oops no problem, we can clean this. Second came the glass of red wine smashed on the carpet, followed by a “helpful” friend throwing tonic on it (“I totally read this somewhere” becoming the quote of the night) thus spreading it further.
I didn’t realise quite the importance of kitchen scales were until a friend and I tried to make cookies without a set, how hard can it be right? Well the results were in fact incredibly hard, these cookies could cut glass, so to prevent emergency dentist trips its it best to invest in some reliable scales. Salter have been the UK’s number one brand for a long time when it comes to weighing scales, with just shy of 260 years’ experience you know you will be in safe hands with a set of their scales.
Here’s a gift for those messy chefs out there, perfect for my partner who regularly leaves to hob and surrounding areas looking like a Jackson Pollock’s Studio, the Frywall helps to keep your simmering food, inside the pan where it belongs. Made from FDA compliant silicone and BPA free the Frywall’s can withstand temperatures of up to 450°F and come in five sizes, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13inchs and four colour options, Black, Red, Green and Orange.
Ironing is neither glamourous or exciting, but it doesn’t mean it should at least try to be, the Phoenix Copper Pro (using a name like this is a good place to start), uses a HyperGlide ceramic sole plate for smooth glide across you clothing. This copper-ceramic continuous steam iron has a load of features to help you get the ironing done as quickly and efficiently as possible, allowing you to get on with something far more exciting.
Once upon a time, if your friend offered you a coffee you were 100% guaranteed to end up with an instant coffee and hot water combo, possibly with milk that’s in date depending on the quality of your friends (I have been given squirty cream as a milk substitute before and this says a lot about my friendship group). These days you don’t have to rely on some soulless high street chain for your flat white or espresso doppio, you can make it in your own home where it is much more acceptable to drink coffee in your pants and you won’t look pretentious for worki