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COLOURS OF THE YEAR

Posted by Hayley Gilbert Monday, 19th February 2018

If you’re planning to give the kitchen a fresh new look this year, as well as choosing a colourful range cooker from Rangemaster (and there are plenty of shades to pick from), you’ll want to select one of 2018’s hottest palettes. We’ve got the low-down from leading paint brands on what tones, shades and moods are set to take our interiors by storm…

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Slow cook ovens

Posted by Lindsey Payne Monday, 5th February 2018

One of the things I love about a range cooker is its ability to do everything! I don’t need several other machines, usually the ones that are lurking in the back of a cupboard somewhere, I just need my trusty range. It really doesn’t matter if you have a conventional oven, gas oven, multifunction oven or a dedicated slow cook area on your range cooker as you can always slow cook.

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KITCHEN TRENDS FOR 2018

Posted by Hayley Gilbert Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

Daniele Brutto, co-founder of bespoke kitchen designers Hub Kitchens (www.hubkitchens.com), reveals which trends lie in store for 2018…

What are your kitchen trend predictions for 2018 and what new products can we expect to see?

Porcelain is going to take off in a big way. The design possibilities are huge and now all the big producers are launching new colours and finishes to really make the market sit up and see what is possible. Porcelain worktops are transitioning from mimicking and traditional popular natural materials such as Carrara Marble and exciting new finishes like Ceralsio’s Ocean Stone and Rio Marron both look like exotic natural stones and are growing in popularity.

Fenix will also be important in 2018. Available in super matt finishes and bold colours, Fenix is easy to maintain and versatile in its use. Clients like being able to match worktop and door material and this can be done by using Fenix. It can also be combined with strong veneers to make a particular area pop as well as creating a zoning effect. 

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Superhero Muffins

Posted by Gill Bland Monday, 8th January 2018

I’ll be honest – giving you this recipe seems like a cop-out. As you can see from the lovely sunshine in the photos, I took them back in June last year. So, it seems like I’m just throwing something at you from the archives because I can’t be bothered. However, when the good folk of Rangemaster asked me to provide a healthy breakfast recipe I wanted to give you one that I ACTUALLY eat. Not one that I aspire to eat and never get around to. Yes, there are lots of lovely healthy buckwheat pancake recipes (which I’ve made a few times and are indeed good) or lots of egg-white concoctions which look promising but don’t deliver but, to be honest, something has to be really enticing to tear me away from a good, gloopy bowl of porridge made slowly over the hob in a moment of morning reflection-time. No, it’s the days when I don’t have time to sit down that I need a healthy option that I can grab and go and will help me resist the draw of the almond croissant.

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Mulled Wine Chocolate Cake

Posted by Gill Bland Monday, 18th December 2017

I know some people get sick of the flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and orange zest at Christmas. I am not one of those people. I am one of those people who sprinkle all-spice into their hot Ribena as soon as the nights get dark in a bid to emulate mulled wine without consuming unhealthy amounts of the ruby-red spiced booze-of-delight. So, when I noticed a recipe for a red wine cake sometime earlier in the year I parked it at the back of my baker’s brain and waited for the festive season to come around so that I could make mulled wine chocolate cake. This recipe makes no apology for throwing all the Christmas flavours at it. You can stick to just mulled wine, you can have cinnamon icing and if you want to really go for it you can make a mulled fig jam to dot through the mixture or to fill the middle of each cupcake. It’s up to you how much you want to gild the Christmas lily (or indeed poinsettia). 

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Classically Shaker

Posted by Hayley Gilbert Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Kitchen trends may come and go but there’s one style that’s always in fashion and that’s the Classically Shaker look. Elegant and timeless, the starting point for any design is a simple, in-frame panelled cabinet door. Keep it traditional with a soft cream, off-white or neutral painted colour or update the feel with a charcoal or grey finish and use nickel cup handles or a brushed bronze knob. The main centrepiece is usually a standout statement range cooker and the great thing about choosing Rangemaster is that there are so many models to select from in a variety of colours as well as different fuel types and widths to suit every space.

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Christmas Day made easy, with your Rangemaster range cooker

Posted by Alexandra Dibble Tuesday, 28th November 2017

If I was only allowed to pick one day out of the three hundred and sixty five days in a year that I grateful for being a Rangemaster Range Cooker Owner that would definitely have to be Christmas Day. I have quite a large family and being the only foodie in the family, I somehow manage every year to get the job of Christmas lunch. So this year with fifteen for Christmas dinner, yeah that’s right fifteen hunger and often slightly merry mouths to feed, I truly am grateful for my Rangemaster Range Cooker. The Rangemaster Ovens have the largest oven capacities on the market, the main multifunction oven has a 73 litre capacity and the tall ovens in the 90cm and 100cm appliances have a 67 litre and 82 litre capacity respectively, making feeding a large number of people just that little bit easier. 

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Wintery Red Cabbage, Sausage and Apple Dunking Stew

Posted by Gill Bland Monday, 27th November 2017

One pot, a host of hearty ingredients and a touch of seasonal spice without being too early to the Christmas party. This dunking stew is the perfect answer to a cold dark evening. It takes moments to prepare and doesn’t require the day-long brewing that a proper thick stew needs. For this reason I’ve called it a dunking stew - calling to a broth makes it sound too weedy but it would be false advertising to imply that the liquid had the fortitude of a regular stew. The juice in this one is ideal for soaking up with thick slices of bread. This is a fast-track to casserole comfort. 

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Colour Statement

Posted by Hayley Gilbert Wednesday, 15th November 2017

As the nights draw in and our days become shorter, now is the perfect time to consider adding a splash of colour to the kitchen. Nothing brightens up a dark, dreary weekend like a vibrant colour scheme that makes you want to linger in the kitchen, cooking up hearty soups, stews and casseroles for family and friends. Whether you’re planning a whole new design in time for Christmas or you just want a quick update before the festive season begins, there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz and personality to your room.... 

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Friendly Pumpkin Cornbread

Posted by Gill Bland Monday, 30th October 2017

The clocks have gone back and the dark nights are here. Twinkly street lights and crunchy leaves fill the walk home from work and even school. Whether you’re out pounding the pavements with the kids on a chilly October evening or you’re just coming home after a long day, a big hunk of this Friendly Pumpkin Cornbread with some soup, chilli or any other warming stew will go down a treat, and it’s not tricky at all to make (see what I did there?). Despite cutting the amount of sugar from the original recipe by 3/4 it’s still quite sweet, but this works really well with savoury dishes and even better if you toast it with a mature/ blue cheese and some pesto for that oozy green-gooey look!

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