Over at Gentleman’s Journal, we’re feeling culinary. With long summer evenings and the al fresco dinner party season in full swing, everyone here is putting that little extra push of effort into slicing, dicing, paring and preparing meals. And we’ve found some of the best kitchen tools and gadgets with which to do so. Read on for our curation of the must-have appliances and apparatus that will take your kitchen (and culinary) game from zero to hero.
When life gives you lemons: Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana Citrus Juicer
Juice your fruit, but make it fashion. Sicilian aesthetics and state of the art technology meet in this collaboration between fashion duo Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg. Adorned with vibrant motifs inspired by the warm glow of the Italian island, this juicer features an anti-drip spout for easy pouring plus anti-slip feet to ensure it remains firmly in place. And let’s be honest, it just looks so cool.
(Don’t) pop a cork: Coravin Aerator stainless steel wine spout
You know those nights where you only want to enjoy one glass of wine? Yeah, us neither. But it’s good to know that the option’s there.
Specialist in accoutrements to make opening and drinking wine even more of a pleasure, Coravin’s Aerator is an add on to its Coravin Wine System (sold separately). Use it as you pour wine to add in exactly the right amount of air, thanks to 24 precision placed holes. Creating a similar process to decanting, it results in smoother, more aromatic and tastier wine. We’ll drink to that.
Wake up: Bodum Mocca Siphon Coffee Maker
We’re not too precious about our coffee over at Gentleman’s Journal — but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate an impressive piece of caffeinated kit. And, from Bodum, this Mocca Siphon is exactly that. Modelled on the brand’s first ever product from 1956, this is coffee showmanship at its strongest — with a glass chamber, stainless steel stand and gas burner working together to create the perfect cup.
Mix it up: Jura Automatic Milk Frother
To compliment your espresso machine, you should invest in a milk frother. Jura’s automatic milk frother features a compact, one-button operated design and cleverly froths cold, warm and hot milk. Suitable for a variety of speciality coffees and hot drinks, it is the perfect way to achieve quick, easy and no-mess velvety-soft milk foam.
Al dente: Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Maker
High on the list of skills that will make you a Michelin-starred man is pasta making. Forget your dried spaghetti and tagliatelle — a real chef whips up his pasta from scratch. And what better piece of kit with which to amaze in the kitchen than this hot rod red pasta-maker from Marcato? Molto bene!
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