Category: Cooking Equipment

Should you invest in an air fryer?

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Air fryers have become increasing popular over the last few years as more and more people understand the importance of trying to eat healthily. Years ago, having deep fat fryers up and running a few times a week wasn’t really seen as much of an issue, but these can be extremely unhealthy and linked to many other health issues. Air fryers allow you to have that crispy coating that you get from a deep fat fryer without having to have the lashings of oil. Air fryers work with either no or very little oil (often only a teaspoon) therefore drastically cutting down on the amount of fat that is absorbed into the food. The work by pumping hot air around the food crisping up the outside. It is very similar to the way an over works but because of the way the air is circulated, it does often seem to end up tasting a little different. There are a number of different types of air fryers. The well known branded ones can cost in excess of £100 but Keep reading

Are kitchen gadgets really worth the money?

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Whether you live in a house or flat kitchen counterspace can be limited so it is essential to think carefully about the kitchen gadgets that are worthwhile in terms of cost, space and number of uses before you buy. There are some kitchen gadgets that are undoubtedly worth their weight in gold for instance an air fryer. They are not only a healthier way to cook but also produce delicious homemade chips at a fraction of the price of bought ones. They do take up space on the worktop but can be stored away in a cupboard or utility room. There are however lots of gadgets that are bought, perhaps after seeing an advertisement on the television or online, that are used once or twice and then are relegated to the loft. One such gadget is a bread maker. Many people buy them with the intention of baking their own bread but quickly discover that it is a bit hit and miss how the loaves turn out and that it is actually much cheaper buying bread from a Keep reading

Online Cookware for Professional Cooks

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Buying cookware and kitchen equipment online is one of the most convenient ways to obtain cookware, for chefs, catering professionals and amateur cooks. A high-quality online cookware store will be able to provide you with all the basics, plus some more specialist equipment as well, often for a reasonable price. Finding the right store for your needs is going to be an essential part of the process, as you will then know where to turn if you need a good quality of cookware, and you need it to be delivered to you. Why buy cookware online?  One of the main reasons you might want to consider buying cookware online is the convenience for you. It will be simple and quick for you to place your order, so you can do it around your busy life in the kitchen. You will also be able to get delivery, so that you don’t have to go and collect your kitchenware from a shop. This can save you a significant amount of time, and many deliveries will be free or very cheap Keep reading

The Important of Food Hygiene as a Caterer

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Food hygiene is one of the most important parts of working as a catering professional. Your food hygiene needs to be second to none and it is the primary consideration when preparing food. This is to ensure that it is safe to eat and that it will meet the standards set out by the Food Standards Agency. You will need to obtain a rating if you want to tell people your food hygiene standards. If you contact the Food Standards Agency, they will be able to help. They can give general information and help you to register your business, as well as helping you to organise your waste and recycling services. Make sure you are able to apply your food hygiene training wherever you are working. Ensure venues, where you agree to work, have safe and hygienic food preparation areas and professional kitchens for you to prepare and heat food.

Buying a New Oven

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Ovens get used most days in the majority of households and even more often if you are a cooking or catering professional! It’s well worth replacing your oven on a regular basis to ensure you are getting the most out of this important kitchen appliance. If you are looking for a new oven, here are some of the things to consider: Make sure the oven does everything you need it to. Check for basics like a good fan oven setting and more complex features if you will use them for cooking. How easy will the oven be to keep clean? You may want to consider an oven with a pyrolytic setting as this will be self cleaning. Consider shopping at a trade only kitchen shop. This can save you a considerable amount of money. Do you want a double oven, or will a single be enough? If you cook a lot, you may want to get two single ovens so that they will both be full size.
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