We are all for making life in the kitchen easier, anything that cuts down the time between cooking and actually eating we are fully on board with. But while many small kitchen appliances promise to transform us into domestic gods and godesses, sometimes we can’t help but feel slightly overwhelmed by all the complicated contraptions, attachments and high-tech gadgets. We just want to whiz up some guacamole as quickly as possible, is that really too much to ask?
So to help out those of us who can’t get our heads around complex kitchen appliances, Cuisinart has launched the new Style Collection (opens in new tab), that doesn’t only look beautiful but is all really straightforward to use.
‘For Cuisinart, home cooking isn’t an art form or science project, it’s about big flavours and seasonal ingredients transformed into something delicious all year round,’ explains Catherine Kiddle, marketing manager. ‘We’re not looking for perfection on a plate – let’s leave that to the posh restaurants – instead, we want real, honest and mouth-watering treats without the fuss.’ Amen to that...
The range is made up of three food processors, (mini, easy and expert), an ice cream maker, seasoning mill and, an essential in our eyes, an automatic wine opener. Along with the collection, there are also three new gorgeous colour ways – Midnight Blue, Vintage Rose and Light Pistachio.
The Iced Dessert Maker
Make your own ice cream, sorbet or frozen yoghurt in just 25 minutes! Probably the most compact and easy to use ice cream maker (opens in new tab), literally just add your ingredients and turn it on.
The Mini Prep Pro
Perfect if worktop space is limited, the diddy Mini Prep Pro (opens in new tab) is perfect for everyday cooking tasks, like chopping, mixing and blending.
The Easy Prep Pro
If you need something a little more stealthy, the Easy Prep Pro (opens in new tab) is one up from the Mini. It is still super simple to use, and comes with just the right accessories for every day tasks like chopping, slicing, grating and mixing, it’s just bigger and more powerful.
The Expert Prep Pro
The big dog – ultra powerful, three litre capacity and packed with all the accessories you will ever need…
The Seasoning Mills
An electric seasoning mill (opens in new tab) does seem a bit gimmicky, but this is one of those products that once you have you can’t remember how you did without it (we have been testing them out at Real Homes and honestly, game changing). They come in either Vintage Rose or Midnight Blue, and look super stylish on your worktop.
The Wine Opener
Again, not exactly a kitchen essential but it looks beautiful and saves the few moments it would take you to open a bottle. Plus it comes with a vacuum sealer that will preserve the flavour and freshness of an opened bottle, and you can set the date indicator as a reminder of when your bottle was first opened.