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31 Mar 15 AEG Fantasia Lavazza cappuccino machine


AEG Fantasia Lavazza cappuccino machine is the perfect coffee maker designed for cappuccino and latte lovers. Yopu can now create authentic coffee shop cappuccinos and lattes in the comfort of your home. The AEG Fantasia makes frothy cappuccinos and lattes using the AEG steam and whisk system to ensure your milk reaches your desired foam texture.

Plus, a cold milk frothing setting means that you can make cold & ice coffees as well. Program your favourite cup mode so that your drink is ready quickly, and with a cooler espresso temperature and hotter café crema setting, you can ensure that you have your perfect creamy coffee every time. See AEG Magia Espresso machine.

The Fantasia uses the Lavazza A Modo A Mio capsules the No.1 coffee in Italy for that authentic Italian coffee shop taste. AEG Fantasia cappuccino machine comes with the 9 minute auto shut off function, Thermoblock Technology for optimum coffee temperature, 3 milk recipes including cappuccino, large cappuccino and latte, milk froth selector, large water tank, used capsule holder, adjustable drip tray and descaling alert. Available in 3 colours, Ebony Black, Rubin Red, and Latte Cream. Price is £170. AEG.


Tags: Cappuccino, Fantasia, Lavazza, Machine

28 Mar 15 schüller.C Kitchen Classic Collection


Contemporary classic is without doubt the stand out trend for 2015 – the merging of classical and contemporary. From the muted colours of a more historic palette used across contemporary designs and finishes, to modern high gloss fronts on classical country style cabinets, it is all about creating options that suit both personal style and architectural surrounding. This is what 2015 schüller.C collection offers.


So whether you hanker after traditional design but live in a modern abode or reside in a more historic setting and have a passion for contemporary, the schüller.C collection offers inordinate design options to create the perfect contemporary classic space.


The 2015 colour palette incorporates 28 beautifully coordinated satin lacquer fronts, available across 7 different front designs. Further options present in a collection that includes glass, matt and gloss finishes.




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26 Mar 15 Tile Envy Edited by Deborah Osburn


Introduced and curated by tile maker and clé founder, Deborah Osburn, Tile Envy is an exploration of international hand crafted tile design. There are 48 contemporary designers and artisans profiled with detailed photography of tiles created in a multitude of materials including ceramic, cement, stone, glass, wood, and steel.


The first 3 chapters focus on Illustration, Texture, and Pattern. The final chapter, Art and Architecture, includes innovative ways tiles have been used to define spaces and create sculptural urban influenced art. The methods for producing tiles are as varied as the makers. Their creative process includes digital printing, cast, hand formed and slipcast painted ceramic, etching, silk screening, and photo synthesis. clé.



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23 Mar 15 Sea Glass mosaic tile


New Ravenna is proud to introduce Sea Glass designed by Sara Baldwin. The collection consists of 8 mosaic designs hand crafted with Sea Glass. The lyrical patterns are available in multiple colorways of tones inspired by nature.


The mosaics have been hand cut and assembled by artisans on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Inspired by her walks on the Eastern shore, Baldwin discovered a way to replicate the silky smooth glass she finds along the beach.


Every Sea Glass mosaic is a custom creation, sized to fit each installation. The designs can be created in any of New Ravenna over 70 colors of glass. The mosaics can be installed on vertical and horizontal surfaces, indoors and out.


Tags: Glass, Mosaic, tile

10 Mar 15 Single serve coffee brewer by Touch Coffee & Beverages


While single serve coffee systems continue to gain popularity, there have always been drawbacks – weak coffee, the ability to brew only a small cup at a time, and most notably, flawed coffee capsule designs and water heating systems. Touch Coffee & Beverages is re-inventing the single serve coffee platform with the release of its ground-breaking Touch T414S brewer and re-engineered capsules. The easy-to-use system brews superior tasting, coffee shop-quality coffee in significantly less time than current machines.

According to the National Coffee Association USA, the brewing water temperature for a good cup of coffee is between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal extraction. The Touch T414S brewer can reach this ideal temperature by using its flash heating system and starts brewing in under 20 seconds after being off all night. Touch superior coffee quality is also due to the fact that the hot water has more contact with the coffee grounds, which ensures that all of the coffee flavor is extracted. Other machines take much longer to warm up and then shoot water through the coffee grounds too quickly, so you end up throwing away untapped flavor with the used capsule. Even with a slower, more deliberate brew, when factoring in the warm-up time, the Touch 414S still turns out a cup of joe in a fraction of the time.

Compared to K-Cups, which only fit up to 12.5 grams of coffee, Touch XBOLD CUPS pack up to 15 grams of coffee and Touch XLARGE CUPS provide up to 18 grams of coffee or 25 grams of hot chocolate. Touch brewers are open platform, meaning they are also fully compatible with existing Keurig K-Cups and generic cups in addition to their XBOLD CUPS and XLARGE CUPS. Conversely, each and every Touch cup works in first generation Keurig brewers.

You can now brew larger cups of coffee without sacrificing flavor. Customize your coffee experience by choosing from 5 cup sizes – 6, 8, 10, 12 or 14 ounces, and 3 brew strengths – mild, medium or bold. Plus, the Touch brewer removable 90-ounce water tank has a greater capacity and is shorter in height than its counterparts, meaning you will be refilling less often, and it will be less awkward when you do. Touch Coffee & Beverages.


Tags: Beverages, brewer, coffee, serve, single, Touch

15 Feb 15 GE Café refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System


No matter how you prefer your cup of coffee, there’s no denying the single-serve brewing trend is piping-hot. According to a 2014 National Coffee Association coffee drinking trends survey, 29% of respondents who drank coffee said they used a single-cup brewer, up nearly 50% from the previous year. Brewing at home is about to become even more appealing as GE introduces an industry first: the GE Café Series refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System.


GE’s new refrigerator technology, an evolution of its Cafe French door refrigerator unique hot water dispenser, paired with a Keurig K-Cup single-cup brewer, meets the growing consumer interest. From leaders innovating to change the industry, this breakthrough evolution will take consumer convenience and versatility to a whole new level.


The key features of the new GE Café refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System include,
– fresh, filtered water every time with no need to refill
– the built-in system frees up counter space, something that’s a premium in many kitchens, and the Keurig K-Cup brewer is dishwasher safe
– first-of-its-kind water filtration system, tested and verified by an independent third party to remove 98% of 5 trace pharmaceuticals from water
– GE connected technology, allowing consumers to preset the brew time via their mobile device so the water in the reservoir is ready and waiting
– water dispensing flow rate and temperature designed to make the optimal cup of coffee, tea or other single-serve beverages
– Energy Star certification, meeting minimum efficiency standards for refrigerators and freezers and using as much energy as a cell phone does to charge overnight
– opportunity to brew over 400 varieties of Keurig K-Cup beverages from 60+ major brands, including the top 10 best-selling coffee brands in America, including: Folgers, Maxwell House, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Eight O’Clock, Community Coffee, and Peet’s Coffee and Tea

Made in Louisville, Kentucky, the Café French door refrigerator with single-serve Keurig K-Cup brewing system will be available in stainless steel. With an MSRP of ,300, it will be available in the 3rd quarter of 2015 wherever appliances are sold. GE Appliances.


Tags: brewing, Café, KCup, Keurig, refrigerator, system

25 Jan 15 Petra raclette multifunctional stone grill


This 2-in-1 multifunctional stone grill works as a gourmet raclette and as a stone grill. Designed to feed a family of 4, the Petra raclette features adjustable thermostat for perfect temperature settings.

The multifunction grill has non-stick coating, 4 spatulas, 21cm x 21cm baking surface, anti slip feet, integrated handles and power indicator light. Petra. Previously, Solis combi grill.


Tags: grill, multifunctional, Petra, Raclette, Stone

22 Jan 15 Kalamazoo artisan fire pizza oven


Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet launched a new version of its popular countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven, offering the performance of the original oven in a built-in design.

After years of popular demand, Kalamazoo created the built-in version for people who want an oven set into a wall or masonry structure.

Offering the same performance as its popular countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven, the built-in version is ready to cook after just 20 minutes of warm up. A Neapolitan-style pizza bakes in less than three minutes after the oven reaches its highest temperature of 800+ degrees Fahrenheit. The oven also has the versatility to roast meats, fish and vegetables.

People want to cook amazing pizzas at home. They crave the kind of rustic pizza experience they get from a pizzeria – the kind of experience that used to require a massive brick oven, said Russ Faulk, vice president of design for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. Our Artisan Fire Pizza Ovens deliver the extreme heat needed for making that perfect pizza, but without the extra time and skill a wood fire demands.

Like the traditional wood-fired pizza ovens, the built-in Artisan Fire Pizza Oven is stone-lined. Pizzas cook directly on a hollow-core baking deck. Its honeycombed interior is designed to rapidly change temperature. A ceiling stone radiates heat down to quickly brown toppings.

Two independently-adjustable burners deliver 250 degrees F to more than 800 degrees F of heat that can be tailored for different pizza styles, breads and meat or fish dishes.

Priced at ,295, the oven uses natural gas or liquid propane, and is made by hand in Kalamazoo, Michigan of stainless steel. It will withstand the rigors of a Midwestern winter, or the saltwater breezes of a coastal environment.


Tags: artisan, Fire, Kalamazoo, Oven, Pizza

20 Jan 15 Tealounge tea capsule system


The Tealounge System revolutionized the art of tea making and allows you to enjoy the highest quality tea in a matter of seconds. Employing a capsule system similar to the one from Nespresso, the Tealounge offers 24 sorts of teas for every taste and occasion.


The ultra-compact Tealounge comes in white, black, silver and red. It features a 19 bar pump and makes a hot cup of tea each and every time. And it is very hot.

The easy to use tea maker provides the optimal brewing time, perfect water temperature and ideal water flow for each type of tea. Everything is precisely defined for a given tea type, for example, about 92°C for black and 80°C for green tea.


You can enjoy some of the best black teas, like Darjeeling and Earl Grey, several green teas, herbal and aromatic fruit teas and even chai latte tea, prepared with delicious milk froth. Other flavors include vanilla, cloves and cardamom. Price is around € 80. Tealounge.


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17 Jan 15 Charnwood Cove wood stoves


Charnwood Cove is a collection of wood burning stoves that includes 4 models. These contemporary wood stoves have one single, curved door for a unobstructed view of the fire. Your Cove wood stove comes with the advanced combustion system for optimum efficiency and an exceptionally clean burn.


Made of plate steel, cast iron, fire brick and ceramic glass, the Charnwood Cove stove is available in 3 sizes with a choice of 5 base options and convection panel options. Nominal output ranges from 4.0 kW to 12.0 kW. Other key features are Cleanburn airwash technology and Quattroflow air management system. Smoke reducing models are also available within the Cove range. These SR stoves are DEFRA exempted appliances, so you can install them to burn wood in smoke control areas. Charnwood.


Tags: Charnwood, Cove, Stoves, Wood