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The coolest kitchen kit

Hassle-free entertaining guaranteed.

On the wish list: a Gatley kitchen
Gatley ( designs and builds handcrafted kitchens in its Yorkshire workshop. Styles range from classic textured hardwood and handpainted designs to clean-lined, state-of-the-art, stainless steel models. From £40,000. Visit the showroom in the Chelsea Design Quarter in London (

Measure for measure
Digital scales are more accurate than traditional models, especially for small quantities. The collapsible Joseph Joseph TriScale has an add-and-weigh function, which allows multiple ingredients to be measured in the same bowl (£32;

Chefs’ choice: Sub-Zero & Wolf
Richard Corrigan, Thomasina Miers and Mark Hix are among the many devotees of Sub-Zero & Wolf kitchen appliances. The high-end New Generation range includes integrated refrigeration drawers, wine storage, ovens, hobs and even a coffee system. Prices start at £5,136 (

Get more juice from your fruit
The easy-to-use Chef’n Juicester has a built-in strainer and claims to produce 20 per cent more juice than conventional hand-held juicers (£29.47;

Five great blenders
1. Vitamix 010230, £459.99 (
This blender and food mixer juices, cooks, grinds and freezes. It can make ice cream in 30 seconds and hot soups in less than 5 minutes.

2. Kenwood Blend-X Pro, £199.99 (
The just-launched Blend-X Pro features a MultiZone blade system that blends, crushes, chops, grinds and mixes ingredients with ease.

3. Magimix Le Blender, £159.99 (
Durable, quiet and with pre-set functions for soup, smoothies, frozen desserts and crushed ice, Le Blender also has a 1.8-litre jug.

4. Cuisinart Elite Power Blender, £109 (
With two speeds and a pulse setting, this powerful blender crushes ice cubes in seconds. It also has a built-in timer.

5. Bodum Bistro Blender, £76 (
Lightweight retro design with a shatter-resistant 1.2-litre plastic jug and two sizes of pouring spout, for thick or thin mixtures. Available in red, black, lime and off-white.