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Bringing the outside in...
Posted by Hayley Gilbert Monday, 4th August 2014
No doubt we’re all crossing our fingers that this summer will be a scorcher. Or even just hot. Or mildly warm at the very least… so long as it doesn’t rain. But if the clouds start gathering on the day you’ve planned a party complete with barbecue and sizzling sausages as far as the eye can see, you can still create that authentic chargrilled taste indoors if you have the right appliances for the job.
Rangemaster has a variety of options to suit all budgets and sizes of kitchen. The Professional+ range cooker for instance can prepare three times as much food than the average barbecue thanks to its two spacious ovens and separate grill with smooth glide-out action. I’m a huge fan of the griddle too, which is perfect for searing salmon and steaks or chargrilling seafood and vegetable kebabs. You can choose from dual fuel, induction, ceramic or all-gas models depending on size (90cm, 100cm or 110cm), as well as a gorgeous palette of colours – stainless steel for that professional look, gloss black for a monochrome scheme and cranberry or cream for a classic touch. Think about how you cook and what sort of dishes you like to create. Also consider which fuel or fuels you enjoy cooking with. This will help you decide which model will suit your needs.
The Elise SE dual fuel is another favourite of mine, as it combines the best of both worlds with a left-hand multifunctional oven for defrosting, conventional cooking and browning, a right-hand fan oven for extra cooking capacity, a six-burner stainless steel gas hotplate and even a full width storage drawer. I love the orange design with brushed chrome trim but there are also nine other shades to choose from. You may prefer cooking with induction, especially if you like the precision and controllability, in which case the Elise Induction in a 110cm or 100cm size is the one for you.
There are plenty of other range cookers to take your pick from, each with its own distinctive look and features. Why limit yourself to a wobbly outdoor barbecue when you can have all the benefits that come with a Rangemaster range cooker - griddle, Handygrill, multifunction oven, Handyrack, multi-ring burner, multi-zone hob top cooking, glide-out grill and rapid response ovens to name but a few. Best of all at this time of year is the Teppanyki Griddle – so easy to use and quick to clean up afterwards. This one-surface griddle plate fits snugly over the gas burners and has a non-stick coating so you can sizzle and sear without the need for oil.
I’ve been really inspired by the Recipes section on the Rangemaster website. As well as starters, mains and desserts, there are also mouthwatering ideas for vegetarian dishes, snacks and side orders and even weekend bakes when you have more time. I’m already planning to cook the Spicy Beef Skewers, Tuna Skewers and Baked Red Snapper for my guests this summer.
Once the food is taken care of, you’ll want to make sure drinks are kept cool in one of Rangemaster’s wine storage cabinets. The dual zone model is ideal for storing red and white at optimum temperature, as there are two zones for 24 and 20 bottles, each with independent controls.
All this talk of food has made me hungry so it’s time to check out some more of those delicious recipes… Happy Summer everyone!