Our Blog & Latest News
You’ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen...
The heart of the homeThis rings true now more than ever, with families maximising the benefits of kitchen diners. This crucial space, that doubles up as just about everything else, bar the bedroom and the bathroom, is the main item on the wish-list. Featuring on just about every home makeover orRead the full article
September’s recipe: Ken Hom’s Steamed mussels
That’s why you’ll find sleek, premium quality Swiss V-Zug appliances, such as V-Zug combi-steam ovens in our showroom. Quite honestly we love how they look and they really deliver on the cooking, or should we say steaming front too. V-Zug combi-steam ovens marry smart technology withRead the full article
The kitchen work triangle and why you need it
Not familiar with this term? Maybe not, but your existing kitchen probably already applies the rule. What is the work triangle?Well, it’s the invisible triangle that links your sink, hob and refrigerator. Put it this way, it’s a well-trodden path that you tread over and over again on a dailyRead the full article
August’s recipe: Simon Rimmer’s Aubergine skewers with satay sauce
So please indulge us. It has to be the mighty aubergine with its Indian origins and glossy good looks. Aubergine skewers with satay sauce To make the most of August’s seasonal aubergines and the summer sunshine (fingers crossed), prepare Simon Rimmer of Something for the Weekend fame’s recipeRead the full article
What’s your ideal kitchen’s primary function?
A great way to take control of the chaos is to create a mood board of your favourite visuals from magazines and websites. You’ll find great inspiration on our Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest pages. In fact you can ‘pin’ any of our Pinterest images onto your own digital mood board to get theRead the full article
July’s recipe: Arthur Potts Dawson’s Pea purée with pan-fried scallops and parsley
From a very young age we either tolerate or despise them. They are the stuff drawn-out mealtime standoffs are made of. The only vegetable to come between us and our rightful desert, as parents issue the habitual ultimatum, “you must eat your peas before you can have pudding”. But for those ofRead the full article
What’s all this 3D printed food malarkey then?
Could this be the future of our dining experiences? Just imagine the possibilities of 3D printed food. Will dinner in our favourite restaurant involve salivating over beautifully styled dishes on an iPad? Or perhaps a quick Vine showcasing the chef’s signature dish? How about simple touch screenRead the full article
June’s recipe: Nigella’s Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova
Take raspberries for instance, often overshadowed by Wimbledon-favourite strawberries, these vivid pink berries are bursting with sweet, summer deliciousness. Raspberries come into season in June, so now is the time to eat them whilst they are available in abundance. The proof is in the puddingItRead the full article
Cooking the V-ZUG way
It was the talk of Twitter, Facebook followers were fanatical and there was certainly more than a little interest on Pinterest! Plus, we had a piece in Cotswold Life magazine. Oh yes! What do you mean you didn’t know about it?! Don’t worry; we hold them every month so make sure you sign up toRead the full article
Is your kitchen a pain in the back?
It responds to our insatiable appetites, stores an endless supply of food, takes care of our never-ending washing up and launders our clothes to within an inch of their lives. And on top of that we demand that it looks amazing to impress friends, family and the odd tradesman. When kitchens goRead the full article
Steamed to perfection
Gastronomic crusaders such as Jamie Oliver have entered our school kitchens brandishing unfamiliar vegetables and promoting a better diet to the masses. Nigel Slater and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall have been salivating over the merits of growing our own vegetables. Even the Government is on-boardRead the full article
Top 5 design tips for small kitchens
There are lots of classic design icons that fit this remit such as the iPhone and the Mini, proving that small can be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. The same can be said of kitchens. So don't be so down on your space-challenged kitchen, because there are lots of great tips and ideasRead the full article