Dualit Toaster – A Design Classic

Dualit Toaster in Bespoke Kitchen Design

The Dualit toaster has become a kitchen must-have with their classic, understated design and strong reputation for durability.

Max Gort-Baren, a German-born entrepreneur, founded the company. He designed a six-slice toaster with a built-in timer in 1952. This was the first like it on the market. Dualit then grew steadily over the next 20 years – adding to their range and working on improvements and alterations. In the ‘80s, the Dualit toaster became the must-have kitchen appliance and this resulted in the company having to extend their factory twice over. Dualit now offer a wide range of kitchen appliances and continue to sell consistently today.

The retro look of the toaster adds a really friendly touch to the kitchen space. It can be bought in a variety of sizes and colours – from neutral tones to chilli pink and lime green. They’ve also experimented with copper finishes that are on-trend and extremely stylish. The versatility of the product means it can be incorporated into a colour scheme or used to make a distinctive statement.

Dualit Toaster

Wine Storage Solutions

Bespoke Quality Kitchen Design High Quality Wine Storage Hampshire

Finding storage for wine is often part of the design brief for a new kitchen. The location is important, as it needs to work with the flow of the kitchen and not disrupt the function. There are many options, some discreet and hidden – others that become a focal point.

Wine fridges with 1, 2 and 3 temperature zones have become popular; they start with small slim line units to tall cabinets. We also design one off bespoke wine storage solutions often in oak and walnut that are a part of the cabinets themselves. This type of storage can save substantial space, be very practical and give a real wow!

Bespoke wine storage examples in bespoke luxury kitchens

Kitchen Storage Space and the Rise of Larders

Storage Space Larder in Anthony Edwards Kitchen

Finding storage space for the multitude of items found in a kitchen can be extremely difficult. Not only does there need to be substantial room for food but there also needs to be somewhere for the cutlery, appliances and any other things that may have found their way into the kitchen over time. A kitchen has become a space for living in with so many different dimensions. With clutter built up on surfaces, a room that is meant to be comfortable can quickly become somewhere you want to avoid.

More and more kitchen owners, however, are looking at interesting and quirky ways to present kitchen storage where it can still be firmly out of sight. Kitchen necessities don’t have to be an unwanted mess. They can be beautifully presented whilst still being accessible.

Many are choosing to install larders within the kitchen as a way to really effectively store numerous items in a way that is pleasing to the eye. Larders allow for simple organisation that doesn’t take up much space at all. They’re a form of storage that makes sense within the kitchen space.

Anthony Edwards Kitchens Larder Storage Space Hampshire

Smeg Fridge – A Design Classic

Smeg Fridge Image Kitchen Design Hampshire

The Smeg fridge brings a retro look to many homes across the country – with fans including Wallace and Gromit! A widely recognisable product, the appliance is available in a wide range of soft 50’s pastels and various limited edition prints.

The company was set up in Italy in 1948 and established originally as a metal enamelling factory. They soon began developing appliances and in 1956 the first Smeg cooker was launched. They soon followed with one of the first ever front loaded washing machines.

In the 1990’s – the iconic Smeg retro fridge was released. The curvy look was a massive hit to add a quirky spin to the kitchen. Today, the fridges are still as popular as ever. They are an aesthetically pleasing item that can work amazingly well to enhance a kitchen design.

Smeg Fridge in Anthony Edwards Kitchen Design

 

Almond Biscotti Recipe

Almond Biscotti Recipe Kitchen Design Hampshire

We at Anthony Edwards Kitchens wanted to share one of our favourite recipes – from director Tony Myers. This recipe makes about 28 biscotti. If you decide to make them – show us your results by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram.

Ingredients:

145 grams blanched whole almonds toasted and chopped
1 teaspoon baking powder
A good pinch of salt
250 grams plain flour
150 grams granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon pure almond extract

Instructions: 

1. Preheat over to 150 °C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Beat the eggs and extracts together and set aside.
3. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
4. Gradually add the egg mixture until a dough forms, adding almonds halfway through.
5. Form dough into two logs on the prepared baking sheet.
6. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until firm to the touch (logs will spread during baking).
7. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
8. Cut into 1.5cm slices on the diagonal.
9. Arrange on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
10. Turn slices over, and bake for 10 more minutes, or until firm to the touch.
11. Cool, and store in an airtight container.

Tip: The mixture gets sticky, keep hands damp!