Chef's Pick

Chef's Pick is your guide to the best kitchen equipment and appliances in the UK. We help you understand the confusing world of cookers, ovens and cookware so you can get the most out of your kitchen.

Halogen hob

Halogen Hobs: Pros and Cons

Navigating the world of cooker hobs can be confusing. There are lots of different types available, all of which work slightly differently. In this article we’ll look at exactly what halogen hobs are, and their pros and cons compared to the alternatives.   What Is a Halogen Hob? Halogen hobs are a type of electric …

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Stew in a slow cooker

How Much Electricity Does a Slow Cooker Use in the UK? (2022)

Slow cookers might take considerably longer to cook meals than regular ovens do, but the fact their ratings can be as low as 200W means they use much less electricity per hour than an oven does. In fact, according to USwitch, the average slow cooker uses approximately 1.3 kWh of electricity to cook a single …

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Stewed rhubard

How Long Does Stewed Rhubarb Last in the Fridge?

Rhubarb is technically a vegetable as it doesn’t contain seeds like fruits. For this reason, rhubarb is almost always stewed in sugar, honey or other sweeteners. These transform hard and bitter raw rhubarb into softer, more-edible stewed rhubarb. This affects how long stewed rhubarb lasts in the fridge. The high sugar content of stewed rhubarb …

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Smoked haddock kedgeree

Can You Reheat Kedgeree?

Yes, you can reheat kedgeree through a variety of heating methods. Kedgeree can also be eaten cold, if stored correctly and eaten within one day. Kedgeree is a rice-based dish that is thought to have originated in India. It’s now enjoyed globally. In the UK, kedgeree is often eaten as a breakfast, lunch or dinner. …

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Pan on electric hob

Best Gas Hobs (2022 UK)

Most home chefs prefer gas hobs as they offer instant heat and instant control of the cooking temperature. Electric hobs can be a pain, as you have to wait for them to heat up, and then wait for them to cool down again as your pan boils over. Gas hobs may be falling out of …

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Gas hob

Best 50 cm Gas Cookers (2022 UK)

If you’re looking to replace your gas cooker this year there are plenty of models to choose from on the market right now, but it pays to do a little research before you buy. Freestanding gas cookers that fit into an existing space in your kitchen can be a fantastic cost-effective option, usually combining an …

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