Clara Taylor

Clara is a freelance writer and former chef. Though she may have hung up her apron, her love of food and cooking is still going strong! When she’s not whipping up a verbal storm, she’ll be in her kitchen sipping wine and whipping up a culinary storm.

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Best 60 cm Gas Cookers (2022 UK)

Gas cookers are arguably the best option for those who like to cook quickly and efficiently, but sometimes knowing which one to invest in can be a bit of a minefield. If you’re looking to splash out on a brand-new cooker to whip up some culinary crackers in your kitchen (and have your heart set …

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Induction Hob Not Working on One Side – Causes and Solutions

Have you noticed your induction hob sometimes stops working on one side? Annoying, isn’t it? If you’re wondering why this occasionally happens, get yourself settled and read on…   How Induction Works Your Induction hob is comprised of magnetic ceramic plates and copper wiring that is heated by electrical induction – hence the name. The …

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Induction Hob Not Turning On - Causes and Solutions

Induction Hob Not Turning On – Causes and Solutions

Induction cooking units are a dream for the impatient chef, but occasionally they refuse to “fire up”, which can be maddeningly inconvenient! This article delves into the possible causes and solutions behind why your induction hob isn’t playing ball. Disclaimer: Before you go about troubleshooting your induction, you should isolate the power to your hob …

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Can a Microwave Overheat

Can a Microwave Overheat?

A microwave’s sole purpose is to produce heat, so surely it runs the risk of occasionally overheating, right? Technically, yes. Most electronic products pose a risk of overheating for a plethora of reasons (a short circuit, ageing, overuse/misuse, etc.), but what happens when your trusty microwave overheats? First of all, it needs to be said …

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Do Microwaves Wear Out

Do Microwaves Wear Out?

We all love our microwaves. They’re handy, resourceful, and pretty robust. But nothing lasts forever, does it? Microwaves do wear out over time. In fact, the average lifespan of a healthy microwave is just around ten years. Several things can go wrong with microwaves over time. So, let’s explore the longevity of our nifty microwaves …

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Is There a Maximum Distance Between the Hob and the Extractor

Is There a Maximum Distance Between the Hob and the Extractor?

Your extraction fan plays a fundamental role in maintaining the atmosphere of your kitchen, protecting the surrounding areas, removing cooking odours, and not setting off the smoke alarm – but they can also be something of a nuisance for the tall cook. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering or desiring an increase in the distance …

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What Are Copper Stone Pans Made Of

What Are Copper Stone Pans Made Of?

British consumer goods brand JML produces a range of “copper stone” cookware. But what is “copper stone”? Does it actually contain copper? Does it contain stones?! Read on to find out. JML copper stone pans generally have a three-layer construction, consisting of a non-stick, scratch-resistant top, a forged aluminium core and a stainless-steel base. The …

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