It’s always so exciting when a new appliance is launched so I’m thrilled to introduce a brand new range cooker from Rangemaster – the Esprit 110, which comes as a dual fuel or induction model. Available in cream, cranberry, black and stainless steel with shiny chrome trim, its design is suitable for both classic and contemporary kitchens and, depending on your preferred colour choice, it can blend in or make a statement within your scheme. What’s more, there are plenty of innovative features and functions to help take your cooking to the next level.
Along with two fan ovens and glide-out grill - a must whether you’re preparing everyday family meals or entertaining friends at the weekend - the Esprit also comes with a slow cook oven, which you can use for warming food, plates and cups or cooking on a slower, longer programme. Reaching a maximum of 140˚C, the oven’s sides have elements that allow you to thermostatically control the temperature range between 80˚C-140˚C.
The dual fuel single piece hotplate has six gas burners, individual spillage areas for easy cleaning and semi-gloss pan supports. For those who prefer using induction, the induction version offers an ultra energy efficient alternative. Induction works by placing a suitable pan on the induction zone, which in turn passes energy via a magnetic field straight through to the pan, so it’s the pan that heats up rather than the hob’s surface. Not only is this energy efficient but it’s also easier to clean and is ideal for families with young children as it’s a safer option too.
Style-wise, the Esprit is different to other Rangemaster cookers in that is has a new, single-piece magnetic plinth for a modern finish. As an added bonus, this plinth can easily be removed for cleaning or servicing. And talking of cleaning, the two fan ovens are fitted with self-clean catalytic liners while the slow cook cavity has an enamelled finish. To complete the look, there’s a programmable timer and large viewing windows to keep an eye on food’s progress.
To give the Esprit a finishing touch, here are some of the latest kitchen accessories and textiles that will give any kitchen a quick and easy update…
1) Lovingly designed and crafted by a husband and wife team in south Devon, this huge round serving board from Vincent Trading is made from reclaimed, sustainable wood and is priced £55 (www.vincenttrading.co.uk)
2) Made from powder-coated steel, Garden Trading’s Brompton cake stand is just waiting for that lemon drizzle and costs £28 at Hurn & Hurn (www.hurnandhurn.com)
3) A blue and white cotton double oven glove, this Teacup design from Annabel James is hand printed and features the iconic rabbit and cabbage pattern on the teacups. Heat resistant with hanging loop, it’s priced £24.95 (www.annabeljames.co.uk)
4) Made from durable porcelain, this set of three nesting Rialto mixing bowls from Garden Trading holds 1000, 1500 and 2200ml and comes with printed text on one side. The set costs £30 (www.gardentrading.co.uk)
5) Internally padded for heat protection, Sophie Allport’s Artichoke Pot Grab is machine washable and costs £9 (www.sophieallport.com)