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3 Simple Ways to Make More of Your Kitchen

3 Simple Ways to Make More of Your Kitchen

We’ve all got our dream kitchens, from the quaint cottage kitchens with low wooden beams, deep wooden cupboards and an Aga cooker, through to the ultra-modern, sleek ones which come with touch-to-open cupboards, clinical lighting and the latest technology and kitchen gadgets.

Yet, for many of us these remain just that…a dream, due to being either too expensive to turn into reality or not feasible with the space we currently have available. But there 3 simple ways to make more of yours, turning it into a dream space, including:Read more

How To Clean Your Cooker Hood

How to Clean Your Cooker Hood

From cooking a chicken tikka masala from scratch to the Saturday morning fry-up, our kitchens can become overrun by a multitude of aromas when we’re cooking. Key to keeping these at bay and filtering them out of your home is to keep your cooker hood working to its full potential.

To achieve this, you need to actively clean the cooker hood on a regular basis, as this will remove the accumulation of grease and other dirt, which if left has the potential to lead to overheating, and increases the fire risk of your cooker hood.Read more

2 Easy Kenwood Christmas Recipes To Treat Your Taste Buds

2 Easy Kenwood Christmas Recipes To Treat Your Taste Buds

When it comes to cooking, we’re all looking for little shortcuts we can take or techniques which make even the most complicated of dishes that little bit easier. It’s therefore no wonder that to help with the baking process, many of us are turning to food mixers.

A couple of years ago, The Telegraph produced a list of their Top 10 Food Mixers for Christmas, and unsurprisingly, two of the top ten came from Kenwood – the Kenwood kMix and Kenwood Chef Major Titanium.Read more

How to Keep Your Appliances Running…The Cooker

How To Keep Your Cooker Working

Our cookers are susceptible to a number of faults, which often develop as a result of general wear and tear, minimal maintenance and in some cases neglect. But, there are a number of simple yet effective steps which can be taken to help reduce and prevent faults developing, and in the 1st of our latest three part series, we look at basic maintenance you need to carry out to keep your appliances running to their optimum level and helping save you money.Read more

How To Fix a Freezer Which Isn’t Freezing

Freezer isn't Freezing

Whether you’ve got an issue with your Beko fridge freezer not working correctly due to it not freezing, or your Hoover fridge freezer has problems reaching the correct temperature, there’s no reason why you cannot repair rather than replace the freezer yourself.

To give you a helping hand, below you’ll find advice on the 5 most common faults relating to your freezer not freezing, details of some of the less common faults and more importantly guidance on how to repair your freezer.Read more

How To Clean a Coffee Maker

How To Clean a Coffee Maker

Your coffee machine, whether a bean-to-cup, espresso or capsule machine will need regular cleaning to ensure every cup of coffee it produces not only tastes as good as the last one, but also has the flavour you’d expect from the finest coffee.

Yet many of us are guilty of neglecting our coffee makers and not providing them with the cleaning they require, so it should come as no surprise that coffee makers are a hot bed for bacteria. In fact, a study from 2011 found the reservoir in a coffee maker is likely to have a higher germ count than some spots in your bathroom.

Cleaning your coffee maker, including a bean-to-cup machine, needn’t be difficult. Below, we provide a guide on how to clean your coffee machine on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.Read more

Why, When and How to Defrost the Freezer

How To Defrost a Freezer

Have you started to notice a thick layer of ice covering the inside of your freezer? Is the appliance no longer performing to the best of its ability? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, it may be time to defrost it. Below we look at why, when and how you should defrost your freezer.Read more