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Alison Baker Home Economist
Gill Bland of ‘Tales of Pigling Bland’ food and cookery blog
Hayley Gilbert Freelance writer for kitchen magazines, websites and blogs
James McIntosh World award winning cookery writer & demonstrator
Wai San Hon Assistant Brand Manager
Chefs on Stage Follow the AGA Rangemaster Cookery Theatres 2014
Emma Line Online Marketing Assistant
1 Pot Beery Beef Cobbler
Posted by Gill Bland Monday, 13th October 2014
With the launch of the new 60 cm Rangemaster I thought I would bring you a recipe that is perfect for the more compact kitchen. The tools for this dish are minimal (perfect when storage is at a premium) and yet you can easily feed a hungry crowd on it. All you need is 1 chopping board, 1 knife, 1 small bowl and 1 pot. Ideally the pot should be a cast iron casserole dish, which I would suggest is an essential item in any kitchen.
Appliances for open-plan kitchens
Posted by Hayley Gilbert Monday, 6th October 2014
Over the past decade or so, open-plan living has become increasingly popular, as homeowners knock down dividing walls between kitchens and dining rooms to create one airy, open space. It not only lets more natural light in but it can also transform a series of poky rooms into a wonderfully spacious kitchen-dining-living area. Before you get the sledgehammer out, always check whether the walls you want rid of are supporting walls as, if they are, you’ll need to replace them with RSJs or steel beams for structural support. A structural engineer will be able to tell you and should also be able to give a guide price for doing the work.0 Comments
Healthy Eating Infographic
Posted by Alison Baker Wednesday, 1st October 2014
We all know that it’s important to keep fit and healthy, but we also know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy. To prevent us from being tempted with unhealthy food we’ve created an infographic that shows us how to keep healthy the simple way. Our infographic includes facts about super foods and healthy alternatives that will hopefully encourage you all to make some healthy changes to your diet. We’ve chosen facts and alternatives that are inexpensive, simple to change and most importantly – delicious. Some can be made perfectly in one of our cookers while others can be eaten on its own as a simple snack. This infographic is there to give you ideas on how to look after your body and heart and we hope that you enjoy our healthy but tasty alternatives.
Let us know in the comment section below if you’ve tried our ideas out or if you have any more yummy alternatives!0 Comments
Baking with children. Make your own lunch.
Posted by Gill Bland Monday, 22nd September 2014
This month I thought I’d bring you a recipe that’s great for getting the children in your life enjoying the kitchen as much as you do.
Whether you’ve got children of your own and have just re-started the daily packed lunch production line, or are just temporarily taking the role of small-person supervisor and want an easy activity that has the added bonus of resulting lunch, this recipe is ideal. You’ll have the benefit of knowing exactly what your darling one is eating and they can get all nice and messy mixing and kneading the bread with their hands. You could even add spices, nuts, dried fruit, or other ingredients to jazz it up. I once had a lovely cinnamon spiced soda bread with dates and walnuts in it. I suspect that version would be more popular with the more mature section of the family though, especially if accompanied with some good cheese and wine!0 Comments
Induction cooking for the whole family
Posted by Hayley Gilbert Monday, 15th September 2014
One of my earliest memories is helping my mum make fairy cakes – probably more of the mixing and tasting than the actual cooking but children do love to help out in the kitchen, especially when it comes to baking. If you’re concerned about safety, one of the most child-friendly options in terms of hobs is induction. Its main benefit is that it’s an extremely safe method of cooking, as it’s the pan that heats up and not the hob. This is great when cooking with little ones, as if they accidentally touch the hob’s surface, they won’t get burned. Another bonus is that they usually come with built-in safety controls such as automatic shut-off if a pan is not in contact with the hob.1 Comments
How to pack a healthy budget-friendly lunch
Posted by James McIntosh Monday, 8th September 2014
Back to school can not be missed, shops everywhere are advertising new stationary, children are getting depressed in our countries pandemic, and some parents may even be relieved! But like New Year, a new school year brings promise, a new chance, time to spend with chums, but where does that leave parents with the endless task of 5 new items of meal planning every week? I’ve been thinking long and hard about this and playing with my Rangemaster to come up with some bits and pieces to help. See my list below, what are your ideas; do you have any tips for other Rangemaster parents?0 Comments
Chatsworth Country Fair
Posted by Chefs on Stage Friday, 5th September 2014
This was such an amazing event when over 95,000 people attended Chatsworth Country Fair over the weekend in the grounds of the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.0 Comments
The new and innovative Rangemaster 60cm freestanding range!
Posted by Emma Line Thursday, 4th September 2014
Here at Rangemaster, we have been very excited to finally unveil our brand new range of 60cm freestanding cookers. The range has been developed for those who have a desire and passion for the iconic Rangemaster product, but who only have minimal space available in their kitchens.2 Comments
Bolton Food and Drink Festival
Posted by Chefs on Stage Thursday, 28th August 2014
The country’s TV Celebrity Chefs were out in force at the weekend taking to the AGA Rangemaster Cookery Theatre stage once again at this ever popular Food and Drink Festival which attracted thousands over the 4 days.0 Comments
Hints and tips on using your Rangemaster griddle
Posted by Alison Baker Thursday, 21st August 2014
Lying in bed on a sunny Sunday morning, one of those relaxed days when we had no plans, I thought, how about a cooked breakfast? Sausages, bacon, tomatoes all cooked on the griddle, eggs too, cooked in those ‘chefy’ metal rings. The oven on to warm the plates and keep everything hot while the eggs are cooking. I wonder if we have any hash browns in the freezer?0 Comments