Appliances Made for Summer
Now we’re in the full swing of summer, it’s the perfect time to invest in the latest appliances that will help you to keep cool. From big ticket items to countertop appliances and embracing the great outdoors, here’s what’s caught our eye this month…
TOOA MAKES AUTHENTIC ITALIAN GELATO
TooA’s Milano Premium Gelato Maker will whip up fresh, creamy Italian gelato in under five minutes, perfect for children and adults alike. All you need is the app and the pre-packed TooA gelato ‘brick’ (free from preservatives, gluten, emulsifiers and stabilisers and made from carefully selected quality Italian ingredients) then simply scan the QR code, pour contents into the Milano and let the machine blend to the perfect texture and temperature.
Flavours include Belgian dark chocolate, strawberry and Mediterranean pistachio, lemon and blood orange. The single-portion cartons are plastic-free and can be stored at room temperature before use. There’s a range of delicious toppings too with praline, hazelnut crumbs, semi-candied wild blueberries and Sicilian pistachio granola.
It’s available at Harrods, Selfridges, Amazon, Witt Direct and electrical retailers across the UK.
BREVILLE COOLS WITH ICED COFFEE MAKER
There’s nothing quite like an iced coffee on a hot summer’s day so if you’re a caffeine (or decaf) addict, check out Breville’s new Iced Coffee Maker. This single-serve machine quickly cools concentrated, hot-brewed coffee over ice so you don’t get that watered down flavour. Simply fill it with water, scoop in your coffee, add ice to the insulated tumbler with straw (included) and press start. Your iced coffee is ready in less than four minutes.
MIELE APPLIANCES CHOSEN FOR CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW’S FIRST EVER WORKING KITCHEN GARDEN
If you’ve always fancied an outdoor kitchen, designer Mark Gregory’s Savills Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show combined ornamental and edible planting for a plot-to-plate experience. The garden featured a fully working kitchen complete with Miele appliances, a first for the show. The garden was built by Landform Consultants and sponsored by Savills and won a Silver-Gilt Medal in the Show Gardens category.
LIEBHERR LAUNCHES NEW WINE FRIDGES
Introducing its next generation of GrandCru including GrandCru Selection, as shown below, Liebherr has 11 new models for long-term wine storage in optimum conditions, perfect for summer get-togethers with family and friends. Features include constant temperature with TempProtect Plus, which is monitored with two sensors, built-in humidity control, UV protection and vibration-free storage. The wine fridges are also energy efficient and come with smart touch displays that can be connected to Liebherr’s SmartDevice app for real-time status of your wine fridge and alarm notifications if any significant changes occur.
SMEG’S PERSONAL BLENDER IS PERFECT FOR SMOOTHIES ON THE GO
Whether it’s a healthy fruit smoothie or a deliciously creamy shake, Smeg’s Compact Personal Blender comes with two 600ml bottles, made from 50% recycled content. It fits neatly onto any worksurface and in any cupboard and features two speed settings, double blade and 300W motor.
PANDO EXTENDS INTO LUXURY COOLING
Keep your salads and quiches cool and fresh in Pando’s first-ever series of refrigerators and freezers, adding to its premium portfolio of cooking appliances. The new cooling collection features multiple options, innovative design and advanced food preservation as well as a patented filtration system and even cold air distribution. There are three integrated models and three freestanding, in black glass and dark stainless steel
DE’LONGHI LAUNCHES BEAN-TO-CUP COFFEE MACHINE WITH COLD BREW TECHNOLOGY
Another win for iced coffee lovers is the new De’Longhi Eletta Explore, an automatic bean-to-cup machine that features cold brew, cold coffee and hot classics all in one. The cold extraction technology makes cold drinks in less than five minutes at the touch of a button whole LatteCrema Cool is a frothing system that delivers a velvety milk foam at the ideal temperature for cold drinks while LatteCrema Hot is great for barista-style hot coffees. It’s also compatible with dairy and plant-based milk alternatives and it comes with a Mug to Go accessory.
ASKO’S AWARD-WINNING UNDERCOUNTER WINE CLIMATE CABINET
ASKO’s freestanding Wine Climate Cabinet is perfect for summer barbecues and entertaining, as it holds up to 38 bottles and keeps your wine in perfect condition, ready to serve. It has two temperature zones and a Virtual Sommelier feature via the Vivino app that enables you to learn more about your wine’s provenance and tasting notes. It slots neatly under the worksurface, so is ideal for any sized kitchen, and also comes with a three-layer glass door to protect bottles from UV light and keeps humidity at around 70%.