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.

Porridge in stainless steel pan

Can You Freeze Porridge?

If you’re looking for a warm and hearty breakfast to start the day, it’s hard to find better than a steaming bowl of porridge. Porridge can technically be made from oats, rice or any other grain that’s been cooked until it has the familiar thick, creamy texture. In practice, porridge is normally made from oats, …

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Salt on wooden spoon

Does Salt Kill Yeast?

When you’re combining ingredients for a recipe, your focus may be on what each element will add to the overall taste profile. However, it’s also important to consider how ingredients will interact with each other, and whether there’s a conflict. Dough recipes such as pizza often include both active yeast and salt, but it’s important …

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Finger touching button on induction hob

How to Reset an AEG Induction Hob

AEG is one of the leading kitchen appliance brands in the UK, including the production of induction hobs. But like all appliances, sometimes they stop working properly or won’t turn on. Before paying to have an electrician called out to your house, it is worthwhile resetting the appliance and restoring its original factory settings. It …

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Ceramic hob

Best Ceramic Hobs (2022 UK)

Ceramic hobs are easy to clean, look great and typically have lots of great safety features. Read on for our roundup of the best ceramic hobs available in the UK, plus more info on what ceramic hobs are and what you need to consider when choosing one.   Best Ceramic Hobs in the UK 1. …

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Uncooked fusili pasta

Can You Eat Raw Pasta?

Pasta comes in many shapes and forms, and it’s a very popular food all around the world. Quick to cook, a bowl of pasta can be ready in less than 10 minutes making it the ideal convenience food. You can buy pasta that’s ready to cook at the supermarket. There is either the dried type …

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