Sprucing up the kitchen this summer


Now that summer’s officially here, it’s the perfect opportunity to give your kitchen a bit of a refresh with a few new small appliances, gadgets, crockery, cookware and accessories. When the weather’s warm and sunny, you want to be out and about enjoying it, so these gorgeous new bits and bobs will elevate your kitchen in an instant, leaving you more time to head to the great outdoors.

KitchenAid launches its iconic Artisan Stand Mixer in Juniper

The perfect blend of rich green with a touch of blue, KitchenAid’s new Juniper colourway gives its 4.8L Artisan tilt-head Stand Mixer an on-trend nature-inspired look. Finished with a satin sheen, it comes with a 3L stainless steel bowl, transparent pouring shield and flex edge beater. There’s a choice of optional accessories including a dough hook, wire whisk and paddle and this sturdy kitchen must-have will show that you really mean business.

Sharpen up with Tormek’s T-1 Knife Sharpener

Speaking of professional-style kitchen kit, the new Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener is perfect for anyone serious about their slicing and dicing. Quick and easy to use as well as quiet, it precisely sharpens blades 12mm to 60mm high and up to 5mm thick, with unlimited length.

You may have the best knives possible in your kitchen but they’re not good long-term if you don’t keep them sharp. This sleek, industrial design comes fully assembled with a solid oak handle, powder-coated zinc body, diamond grinding wheel and composite honing wheel.

Aqua Optima launches new filtered water and coffee machine

Get your caffeine fix and tall drink of freshly filtered water any time of the day with the new 3-in-1 water and hot drinks machine from Aqua Optima. The Aurora coffee machine delivers freshly filtered water and coffee at the touch of a button. Saving space on your worktop, this solution combines the functionality of a kettle, filter coffee machine and water filter jug all in one. It can filter, boil and dispense as much as you need and fixes hot drinks in less than a minute with seven temperature ranges for tea, coffee and other hot drinks.

The built-in Evolve+ filter meets the Specialty Coffee Association’s standards for water hardness, odour, colour, alkalinity and acidity with water that is PH balanced for fewer impurities.

ProCook steps into small appliances with brand new range

Give worktops added wow factor as well as plenty of practical prowess with ProCook’s new small kitchen appliance range. This B Corp Certified brand has 10 products to choose from and it also offers a like for like electricals take back scheme, so if you buy an appliance from the range, you can bring your old one back to store for disposal.

Take your pick from a Milk Frother and Hot Chocolate Maker, Electric Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer, Blender and Smoothie Maker, Soda Maker, Stand Mixer, Air Fryer Health Grill, Mini Food Chopper, Electric Hand Mixer, Digital Slow Cooker and Hand Blender.

Go rustic with new mugs and dinnerware from Mason Cash

A new set of dinnerware or mugs is a really quick and easy way to refresh both the worktop and the dinner table. Mason Cash has just unveiled a gorgeous new collection with natural patterns and textures, ideal for Scandi-style kitchens.

The Reactive Fade mugs mimic natural oxidised textures with no two designs the same. In cream, grey and blue, the mugs have a lovely handmade feel. The Reactive Linear dinnerware also has a stunning reactive glaze with a subtle oxidised appearance and raw, textured lines.

Add bespoke infusions to your cooking with Kilner®’s new Oil Bottle & Rack Set

Available in two sizes, the new Kilner® Oil Bottle & Rack Set is perfect for making your own infused oils, marinades and sauces. Ideal for barbecues and summer salads, it comes with stainless steel pourers for drip-free flow and each bottle features embossed capacity indictors for precise measuring.

Sort your food prep with Salter

Get a little help preparing all those ingredients and dishes for summer barbecues, picnics and salads with Salter’s brand-new range of products to chop, slice and dice. There’s a salad spinner, muti-functional food chopper, 2-in-1 mandoline, press chopper and pull chopper to make light work of food prep.

Smeg introduces its first kitchen scales

Sometimes you need precise measurements for certain ingredients and now Smeg can help with its first-ever countertop scales. The KSC01 digital scales combine a matt finish bowl in a choice of white, black or emerald green with a brushed stainless steel base and you can switch between metric and imperial measurements using the LED display.

Morphy Richards goes glam with new kettle and toaster

We love the sleek look of Morphy Richards’ new Signature kettle and toaster. In four colourways of black, rose gold, blue and white, the toaster features variable browning controls, reheat and defrost functions as well as extra-long slots for artisanal breads, paninis and pittas. The matching kettle has a 1.5L capacity, rapid boil technology and cordless design with a 360˚ base.

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About Hayley Gilbert

Hayley Gilbert is a freelance interiors journalist with 20 years’ experience in the industry. Specialising in all things kitchens, Hayley has contributed to a wide range of consumer titles such as Beautiful Kitchens, EKBB, KBB, Grand Designs, House Beautiful and Ideal Home, as well as national newspapers including The Sunday Times.... @HaylGilbert / hayleygilbertblog.wordpress.com

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