Posts tagged with "News"

  • CAPLE WI6228 Wine Cooler

    The Futuristic Kitchen Of 2016

    The ‘Control Centre’ Of Your Home

    We have covered off kitchen gadgets in recent blog posts, but staple kitchen appliances are due to have a technological makeover this year and you really will wonder how you ever lived without them.

    As the kitchen is used as the focal point of many homes it is becoming a control centre for charging stations, coffee machines, blenders and sound systems. Keep the many wires and plugs in check with USB compatible plug sockets or plugs tucked away in drawers and under cabinets.

    AEG and Electrolux induction hobs create a less cluttered, modern look in your kitchen and a smoother work surface. They are much more environmentally friendly and cook food quicker – what isn’t there to love?

    Magnet’s Cabinet Plus reveals itself from the back of cabinets with just the push of a button, providing extra storage space for utensils, jars or sauces and tucks away again neatly.

    As wine coolers and fridges become more of a necessity than a luxury, make use of dead cupboard space and build in a dual temperature twin fridge, the bottle capacity can be your choice.

    Finally Magnet’s Sound Bar is a unique audio experience built specifically for use in kitchens and blends so seamlessly into a plinth. The Bluetooth connectivity means you can link the Sound Bar to any device with Bluetooth capability to impress your guests by changing track at the press of a button.

    Tags: Kitchen, News

  • Somerton Cream

    The Latest Kitchen Must Have

    A Home Smoker Of Course

    Earlier in the year we told you what the top kitchen gadgets of 2016 are set to be, including a heated ice cream scoop and spiraliser, but there is a latecomer to the list.

    According to retailers home-smokers are creeping up the list and will soon take centre stage in your kitchen. There has been a 200% rise in sales compared to the previous year*

    As we learn to enjoy our kitchens more and acquire new culinary skills, the smoker is the perfect addition to create new and exciting dishes. From eggs and vegetables, to cheese and meat, the possibilities really are endless.

    When attempting to recreate these smoky flavours and effects at home there are a few pointers to watch out for:

    - Be prepared for failure as the smoking process is not as simple as putting something in the oven

    - Patience is key as the smoking process is to nurtue the food in question

    - Like all small appliances do not leave unattended

    Forget the large smokehouse in your garden it is all about what can be cooked on your worktop. Accentuate this smoky wood theme further by adding warm wood features to your kitchen.

    *Amazon figures, Daily Mail article 01/02/16

    Tags: Designs, News

  • Somerton Cream

    The Latest Kitchen Must Have

    A Home Smoker Of Course

    Earlier in the year we told you what the top kitchen gadgets of 2016 are set to be, including a heated ice cream scoop and spiraliser, but there is a latecomer to the list.

    According to retailers home-smokers are creeping up the list and will soon take centre stage in your kitchen. There has been a 200% rise in sales compared to the previous year*

    As we learn to enjoy our kitchens more and acquire new culinary skills, the smoker is the perfect addition to create new and exciting dishes. From eggs and vegetables, to cheese and meat, the possibilities really are endless.

    When attempting to recreate these smoky flavours and effects at home there are a few pointers to watch out for:

    - Be prepared for failure as the smoking process is not as simple as putting something in the oven

    - Patience is key as the smoking process is to nurtue the food in question

    - Like all small appliances do not leave unattended

    Forget the large smokehouse in your garden it is all about what can be cooked on your worktop. Accentuate this smoky wood theme further by adding warm wood features to your kitchen.

    *Amazon figures, Daily Mail article 01/02/16

    Tags: Designs, News

  • BADA

    Five Tips To Buying The Right Kitchen

    And Making Sure You Get The Best Service

    Choosing, designing and buying the right kitchen is not a decision to be taken lightly. It’s going to be around for a lot of years, so it’s important you get it right.

    1 – Know your budget right from the word go and what appliances you need plus a few luxury choices. Magnet have three tiers of kitchens for different price brackets – Simply, Purely and Uniquely.

    2 – Understand the use of your kitchen, are you a busy family that need a large island plus a dining table or a couple who want a more intimate space with extras such as a built in wine cooler and coffee machine?

    3 – Research blogs, magazines, online and Pinterest to know what colours, textures and latest trends you want to run with. Our designers can incorporate this into your kitchen design.

    4 – Use our kitchen design software to design and price up a brand new Simply Magnet Kitchen in minutes, then take this design in store to make any necessary adjustments with one of our experts. PLUS take an exclusive 10% discount off your final price after using the self-design tool.

    5 – If you want to come in store and meet a designer book a design appointment today. A highly qualified designer will then use the very latest digital technology to create a totally bespoke design that’s perfect for your home.

    Tags: Kitchen, Designs, News

  • Magnet Kitchens Studio Grey

    The Art Of Concealing

    Because Who Wants Appliances And Units On Show?

    Your kitchen should be much like your life; organised, simple and free from clutter, and a hugely popular kitchen trend of concealing all appliances and containers will definitely help this.

    One of the easiest ways to conceal appliances is to encase your dishwasher and refrigerator in a matching wood to your units, this gives a really great clean finish and completes your overall kitchen look.

    Pantries have made a real comeback this year, and they no longer have to take up half of your kitchen space. Pull out larder units provide an internal storage unit that can be pulled out from the wall. These can also be personalised with shelves, wire baskets, shallow or deep timber drawers, and of course, the ever important smooth-close door action.

    As our kitchen becomes more and more tech friendly, we find ourselves with more wires trailing right across the kitchen floor. The integrated pop-up socket is ideal for keeping all your plugs neatly tucked away and banishing the eye sore of empty plug sockets.

    Finally, incorporating a glass tambour unit into your kitchen design creates a space to easily hide away appliances, glasses or plates. The easy access glass unit is practical, yet still attractive.

    Tags: Kitchen, Designs, News

  • Grey Shaker

    Eco Credentials

    How much money could your kitchen be saving you?

    Did you know that by simply changing your kitchen appliances and buying eco-friendly products you could actually be shaving money off your bills month after month? Well read on to find out more.

    Of course energy-efficient appliances with an A+ rating are great eco-friendly products to have in your kitchen but by changing simple things such as your pans, kettle and place mats you can also be doing your bit for the environment.

    Invest in pans that have glass lids, as during the last stages of cooking you can turn the heat off while it continues to cook inside. Also ceramic coated pans are a much more environmentally friendly choice than non-stick pans.

    Choosing cork placemats is not only a great heat insulator to keep food and drink warmer for longer but it is a naturally regenerating, recyclable, biodegradable material. And it looks great in any kitchen.

    Remember not to overfill your kettle. Only fill with the amount of water you need to boil as a leading energy supplier calculated that it costs 2.5p each time you boil a full kettle, and depending on your tea consumption that amount can soon build up.

    Finally, washing up by hand could actually be wasting a huge amount of energy compared to an efficient dishwasher. Remember to fill to capacity or choose a half load setting for smaller loads.

    Tags: Kitchen, Trends, News

  • Magnet Kitchens Studio Grey

    Recipes As Good As Your Mums

    Easy recipes for first time students

    So your son or daughter received their A-Level results this month and will soon be flying the nest off to university, much to your excitement or sadness.

    At Magnet we want to provide you with all the information you need before you pack your child up and all their belongings.

    Whether you are the mum pushing them out of the door or the one sobbing as you drop them off at their halls you will want your budding scholar to be fully prepared for their independent student life.

    First up are some easy cooking recipes for when they are missing home, and short of you posting them a frozen Tupperware of your beef casserole should definitely hit the spot.

    Check out our top five student meal recipes –

    Spaghetti Bolognese - https://studentrecipes.com/recipes/pasta/spaghetti-bolognese-3

    Chilli Con Carne - https://studentrecipes.com/recipes/beef/chilli-con-carne-2

    Fish Cakes - https://studentrecipes.com/recipes/fish/tuna-fish-cakes

    Cheese & Potato Pie - https://studentrecipes.com/recipes/vegetarian/the-best-cheese-and-potato-pie

    Bangers and Mash - https://studentrecipes.com/recipes/cook-to-impress/sumptuous-sausage-n-mash

    Maybe give them some personal cooking lessons from yourself before they head off into the big wide world of further education and mid week partying!

    Tags: Kitchen, News

  • dishwashers

    Exactly How Do You Stack Your Dishwasher?

    You may have been doing it wrong all this time

    At last we have a guide to end family arguments about loading the dishwasher. Those Sunday lunch tantrums when Dad thinks he knows best about filling the dishwasher with the colossal amount of plates, side plates, bowls and pans when realistically it’s never all going to go in.

    What category do you fall into when it comes to stacking the dishwasher? Are you a meticulous packer, practicing like you are piecing together a nuclear bomb? Or maybe a jumbled mess, in a ‘throw it in and hope for the best’ kind of way?

    Whichever way, thanks to a survey by a leading dishwasher brand we now know what exactly is right and just what we have been doing wrong all these years.

    DO stack plates by size, facing the same way

    DO prevent drips by emptying the bottom rack first

    DO position knives point down for safety. Forks and spoons can go either way

    DO place cups at an angle so water can run off

    DO make sure glasses are not touching so they don’t chip or break

    DO wait until you have a full load to save water and electricity

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    DON’T rinse before loading – just scrape off excess food

    DON’T dump everything in at random

    DON’T stack pans on top of each other

    DON’T put crystal in the dishwasher

    DON’T leave dishwasher tablets lying around as they can harm children

    Whether stubborn partners or awkward flatmates choose to listen to this, or stick to their own firmly held dishwasher stacking views, remains to be seen.

    For now check out the range of dishwashers available for your new Magnet kitchen - http://www.magnet.co.uk/accessories/appliances-/dishwashers/

    Tags: Kitchen, Technology, News

  • School Of Wok

    It's The School Of Wok

    Take part and pin your favourite Asian dishes

    In conjunction with The School Of Wok, or should we say the best UK cookery school who specialise in expert Asian cooking classes, we have launched a top notch competition.

    How do you fancy the chance of winning two tickets to a class at the school to try your hand at dim sum, perfect your spring rolls or find out just what goes into sushi making?

    All you need to do is log on to Pinterest.

    If you don’t already have it you are missing a wealth of kitchen design ideas, hacking tips and food cheats that you will wonder how you ever lived without.

    Create a board titled ‘School Of Wok’ and Pin 20 or more of the best Asian-inspired dishes and recipes to get you feeling inspired – and hungry! Why not try uploading your own images for the world of Pinterest to see.

    Don’t forget to caption each pin with #magnetkitchens and #AEG to be entered into the competition judged by Head Chef at School Of Wok Jeremy Pang.

    The winner will be announced Monday 20th July, with the winners free to choose their preferred dates.

    Tags: Kitchen, News

  • Display Drawers

    Futuristic Kitchens

    Step into 2025 and see how your kitchen will look

    How much can really change in your kitchen in 10 years you ask? Well, according to design firm Ideo London and students from Lund and Eindhoven Universities, quite a lot.

    The Concept Kitchen for 2025 was revealed last week in Milan, to inform us how we will behave around food, cooking and recycling.

    One of the main revelations will be the disappearance of your fridge, making way for delivery from drones or self-driving cars, within minutes of placing your weekly grocery order. Recipe for disaster or technological revolution?

    Well, coinciding with the throwing out of your trustworthy fridge, your shelves will become coolers themselves containing hidden sensors to inform us when food needs to be eaten or how many days of consumption it has left.

    According to a report in Gizmag your food will be kept at just the right temperature for optimum time, so say goodbye to limp lettuce and soggy spinach.

    Most notably this concept tells us not just about kitchen habits but explores how our culture and lifestyle will look, to find out how we will be recycling, eating, living and working in the kitchen in 2025.

    If you cant wait until then check out the futuristic products Magnet now has on offer in the form of integrated Sound Bars, illuminated Drawers and self-cleaning Kitchens – no, sorry we are just kidding about that one.

    Tags: Designs, Kitchen, News, Trends

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