Buying Guides and How To's

Need a hand making the right decision? Or some help picking up a new technique? Our buying guides and how to pages give you insider knowledge of the chef world to help you cook like an expert.

The suns out and it’s hot, so what’s the first thing on your mind? A generous helping of refreshingly cold homemade ice cream. But if there’s one thing we all know about British weather it’s that these hot spells can be fleeting. And that’s why the Buffalo Ice Cream Maker is perfect for your ice cream cravings. Read more...


It’s 6.a.m. The alarm goes off. And the first thing on your mind is your favourite cup of coffee. At least, that’s what over 70% of Brits think*. It's undeniable we're a nation of coffee drinkers, so we paid Extract Coffee Roasters a visit to learn about the coffee making process and how you can make a great cuppa at home. Read more...


Depending on what you’re cooking, the pan you choose can make a big difference to the outcome of your meal. Let us guide you through the different types of pots and pans and their uses so you can quip your kitchen with the right cookware. Read more...


Not sure which BBQ is right for you? Our guide is here to help you choose a BBQ to suit your grilling needs, so you can enjoy perfectly barbecued dishes every time. Read more...


Cocktails are ever-growing in popularity, and knowing what glass to use for what cocktail is a great piece of knowledge to have. Once you're confident with the glasses and their benefits, you may even want to start mixing up which glass you use to serve a drink. Read more...

So what can you make at home? Jam, pickle, chutney, marmalade, syrup and cordial. The list is endless. And you will always make perfect preserves with our how-to guide. Read more...

Every chef has their favourite tools for creating culinary masterpieces. Find out which tools the head chef of a Michelin-Starred restaurant couldn’t live without. Read more...

Spiralizing is the perfect way to create healthy alternatives to pasta and noodles, and add interesting colours and textures to salads. Find out how to use the Vogue Spiralizer here.

For some cookware, seasoning is essential to protect your pans from rust and help you achieve perfect dishes every time. But what is seasoning and how is it done? Read more...

Ever used a kitchen blowtorch? Find out how to get the perfect finishing touches on your dishes by using the intense heat of this exciting tool. Caramelise, char and toast in no time. Read more...

Smoking foods is on-trend at the moment. Find out how to infuse complex smoky flavours into your dishes with this easy-to-use smoking gun. Read more...

How To Use a Mondoline Slicer A mandoline is a must-have kitchen tool. They’re very quick at creating uniform slices of vegetables and cut prep time significantly. If you find yourself slicing and chopping every day, then it’s time to get your very own mandoline slicer. Read More...

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