8. Best Mixers: Kenwood ‘Fire Cracker’ kMix KMX84 Food Mixer
This 500-watt, aluminium marvel brings substance and style to the kitchen. Sporting Paul Smith-like stripes and coming with a full pastry kit and a myriad of attachments, the kMix is your ultimate epicurean wingman.
Price: £400 | Link: kenwoodworld.com
9. Best Mixers: KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
Rustle up artisan breads and pastries with this retro mixer. It’s sturdily built and nice to look at, especially as you can have it in your choice of 26 different colours.
Price: £399 | Link: kitchenaid.co.uk
10. Best Mixers: Cuisinart Soup Maker
You want soup? You can’t handle the soup! What’s that, you can? Oh. Then dunk fresh ingredients into this baby’s 1.4-litre tank; it’ll sauté or boil, then simmer before blending up the results, keeping it warm till you’re ready to sup. Healthy, fast and simple.
Price: £140 | Link: cuisinart.com
11. Best Mixers: Magimix Le Mini Plus
Combines Sabatier blades and all the functionality you’d expect from Magimix with a more compact footprint and a choice of 11 vibrant colours. Tasty.
Price: £140 | Link: magimix.com
12. Best Kitchen Accessories: Bugatti Uma Kitchen Scale
Bugatti turns what’s traditionally the ugliest of all appliances into a thing of beauty by combining chromed stainless steel with vibrantly hued, thermoplastic containers. The UMA measurement resetting system lets you weigh several ingredients at once with read-outs for each, and the dial doubles as a kitchen timer.
Price: £94 | Link: bodieandfou.com
13. Best Kitchen Accessories: Jacob Jenson kettle
Have designer tiffin time with this sandblasted aluminium kettle. The lid opens with a touch and there’s a removable limescale filter.
Price: £90 | Link: jacobjensen.com
14. Best Kitchen Accessories: Imperia SP150 pasta machine
Fancy a bit of culinary showing off? This is so quick compared to hand rolling, but oh so superior to buying pasta. Once you’ve finished wowing your house guests, it’s also a doddle to clean.
Price: £57 | Link: imperiapasta.com