February 11, 2011
Juxtaposing rough with smooth, De Ferranti launches Velvety Concrete
in 30 or 40cm tiles to add a pleasingly tactile element to any décor.
These playful floral patterns are created from velvet set into concrete and offer a highly unique surface. The pleasing tactile character of each tile and the lustre of velvet combined with roughly cast concrete offers a surface that is at once hard and soft, rough and smooth. Alternative designs are also available and bespoke commissions are undertaken.
Uses: Walls. Interiors. Feature panels. Cladding.
Size: 30cm or 40cm square
Colourways: cherry, marzipan, oyster, liquorice, grapefruit, pearl
Cost: £600 a square metre exc vat
583 King’s Road, London SW6 2EH.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7384 4424.
February 10, 2011
The pancakes may end up on the ceiling but there will be no mess with this Silicone Zone lemon squeezer.
A mess free lemon squeezer that is chic yet functional in design. Simply cut the lemon in half, place in the lemon squeezer and squeeze. The juice runs freely through the holes but the pips and pith remain behind.
The Silicone Zone range of products is known for its advanced technology, functional design and uncompromised quality.
The range comprises bakeware, cookware, and kitchen gadgets in brightly coloured silicone.
The Silicone Zone range is now distributed by Paul Hargreaves Associates in the UK and is available from good cook shops nationwide.
For UK stockists please call Paul Hargreaves Associates on:
Tel 0151 651 2265
February 7, 2011
At the Surface Design Show Parapan® will be showing cladding and columns.
A top favourite with award winning kitchen and bathroom designers Parapan® is now being used by innovative designers who are drawing on its unique properties to create distinctive and unexpected applications in the commercial and retail world.
Parapan®, a solid high gloss acrylic for vertical surfaces offers limitless possibilities for cupboards, drawers, islands, splashbacks and even wall cladding. Available in 2 thicknesses – 4mm and 18mm – it can be cut to size and thermoformed into any radius of curve.
For 2011 a new shade of Bordeaux is being introduced to the comprehensive palette of 22 UV stable shades that includes sophisticated neutrals and vibrant brights. The glossy colours are a perfect complement to other surfaces such as wood, stone and Corian®.
Waterproof, hygienic and easily repairable, Parapan® is extremely durable and dramatically more hard wearing than lacquer and other applied finishes.
The Surface Design Show takes place at the Business Design Centre, London from the 15th to the 17th Feb 2011.
February 4, 2011
Cuisipro has launched a new generation of Graters with
new exclusive Surface Glide Technology,
throwing down the gauntlet to all other graters.
Surface Glide Technology is a repeated grooved pattern spread evenly across the grating surface.
The grooves provide 2 distinct benefits beyond other graters.
Firstly the groove pattern reduces resistance, making grating effortless and secondly the elongated groove shape lengthens each individual blade creating a
larger cutting surface that comes into contact with food, producing more gratings per stroke. The perfect balance between ease of grating and efficiency!
Surface Glide Technology is currently a feature on 3 Cuisipro products available in the UK :
Box Grater – 5 grating surfaces: fine, coarse, ultra course, slicer and a unique ginger grater in the base £29.95
Deluxe Dual Grater - two of the most frequently used grating surfaces in one unit – fine and coarse £14.95
Rotary Duo Grater - a wide hopper to handle large chunks has two interchangeable blades –coarse and parmesan. £18.85
Cuisipro tools are distributed in the UK by Paul Hargreaves Associates:
Paul Hargreaves Associates
Tel: 0151 651 2265
February 4, 2011
Parapan® is ahead of the curve
Parapan®, a firm favourite with the UK’s leading kitchen designers, is a versatile high gloss acrylic with unlimited potential. Because it is cut from solid sheets, Parapan® can be cut to any size and thermoformed to form any radius or arc of curve whether for a small circular island or a sweeping breakfast bar. This makes it perfect for bespoke and unusually shaped kitchens.
It can even be formed into an ‘S’ shape for waves of cupboard doors and even the smallest, awkward space can be utilised by specifying curved doors.
Available in 21 up- to- the- minute shades that are UV stable and will never fade, the colour runs right through so there is no danger of it chipping and any minor blemishes can be easily repaired.
Parapan® is impervious to water so will not rot, craze or delaminate.
Tel: 0113 201 2240
Fax: 0113 2530 717.
February 4, 2011
NEW SLIMMER FIT
Kitchen Grips® have created a safer oven mitt with increased insulation and grip. Comfortable on the hands, offering a cook more control, a non-slip grip and greater flexibility, now there is a New Petite Chef’s Mitt to fit smaller, slimmer hands.
The mitts feature a uniquely designed, raised nub pattern that adds insulation, protecting the hands from hot & cold temperatures (500oF/260oC to -134oF/-92oC.) Made from a unique FLXaPrene® material that makes the mitt both water repellent and stain resistant, they will stay looking good and performing well for many years.
The oven mitts are machine washable or can be washed with hot water and mild detergent and air-dried or can even be washed on the top shelf of the dishwasher.
(Image 1)Petite Chef’s Mitt (narrow) £17.99
(Image 2) Chef’s Mitt £17.99
(Image 3) Long Handle Pan Holder 2 piece £7.99
Also in range: Chef’s Mitt 2 piece £29.99, Chef’s Mitt Extra Long £24.99, Short Handle Pan Holder 2 piece £7.99, Double Layer Square Hot Pad 18cn £14.99
All 7 styles available in Apple Green, Red & Black.
Kitchen Grips® are stocked by UK retailers nationwide.
For stockists details please call: 0151 651 2265 or visit www.phassocs.co.uk
February 3, 2011
If you were to enter a competition to see who could cut the neatest, thinnest slice of bread, you’d be guaranteed the winner…if you used this superb new bread knife from the Naifu D67 on-line Chef’s Knife Store range.
The blades are forged from the finest Japanese D67 layered steel by master craftsmen to withstand use in commercial kitchens, so they should last a lifetime. The non-slip handle features an ergonomic Santoprene grip, making them wonderfully comfortable to use.
See the full range including the superb value-for-money 6 piece knife set at: