Fun Kitchen Utensils & Gadgetry
With our hectic lives, our kitchens need to be easy to clean with efficient appliances and easy-to-use gadgetry so we can knock-up our culinary creations with the least amount of hassle. The kitchen has become the centre of the home with new technology, materials and design innovations enhancing the homeowner’s experience, making cooking and cleaning a veritable joy. Entertaining guests has never been such fun!
Washing dishes by hand is time-consuming and never glamorous, and why bother when machines always seem to do a better job! Not only can you hide away dirty pots, pans and crockery thus keeping your surfaces clutter-free and more sanitary, many argue that they are actually kinder to the environment than washing by hand.
The Gaggenau dishwasher 400 series has lots of space for stacking, and with its powerful system, it washes quickly and efficiently. Its smart technology allows for many different cleaning options as well as diffuse lighting, a flexible basket system and a Home Connect system. It also has Zeolite technology that fastens up the drying process and decreases the energy consumption.
Retailers of Gaggenau on the Costa del Sol
Modulnova, San Pedro de Alcántara (www.modulnovamarbella.com)
For the Coffee Lovers
As more of us than ever are now working from home, treat yourself to a professional coffee grinder so that you can enjoy a superlative cup of coffee whilst giving you more energy and thus improving your work productivity!
The new CGF01 coffee grinder from Smeg is made from die-cast aluminium with conical stainless-steel grinders which preserve the coffee aromas to make a sumptuous cup of coffee due to its homogeneous grind. The grinders can be removed for easy cleaning. There is a lever allowing you to choose your favourite grind level – and there are no less than 30 to choose from!
Take your coffee making to an even higher level with Smeg’s MFF01 milk frother (shown here in baby blue)! This retro small appliance can warm and/or froth milk to make wonderful creamy froth for a cappuccino, latte macchiato or flat white. It can also prepare instant drinks such as hot chocolate or cold foam – ideal for milkshakes. You can impress your guests with some latte art thanks to its ergonomic handle giving you the ultimate control! There are six pre-set programmes and a manual function, so it offers many possibilities.
Stockists of Smeg on the Costa del Sol
Decodan Interiores, Marbella and Estepona (www.decodaninteriores.com)
A Tray for your Hotdogs
Let’s face it, we all love party food and the humble hotdog is a fun way to eat casually amongst friends and family as well as fill-up our tums. Hotdogs have been a favourite for many over the years due to its convenient fast-food element – simple ingredients that are quick and easy to prepare – and the array of condiments also gives it the “fun food” factor.
Muubs has created this clever hotdog stand, which is perfect for when you have guests over, especially for a barbecue. The holder allows you to easily balance your hotdog and add your toppings without it rolling over and spilling out.
Stockists of Muubs on the Costa del Sol
BoConcept Plus Store, Mijas and Marbella (www.plusstore.es)
A Novel Pizza-Cutter
Pizza is a great Friday night treat for all the family or for when you have friends over. Making pizza at home also brings the household together and can be fun as they put together their own culinary creations with their favourite toppings! Once your pizzas are ready, using a proper pizza-cutter is a must to top-off the whole experience!
The Fixie by Doiy Design is a novel two-bladed pizza-cutter that comes in an array of different colours and its fun design will be a real talking point for guests.
Retailers of Doiy Design on the Costa del Sol
Magyk, San Pedro de Alcántara (www.magyk.es)