When it comes to gadgets it is almost impossible to stay ahead of the trend curve. As soon as you invest in one new innovative item it naturally becomes outdated by the next piece, maybe even before you have fully figured out how to use it. However, the benefits of bespoke, fashionable and generally highly convenient products far outweigh any downside, and we have sought out the latest offerings that we think you should try.
Sage Barista Express
We’re starting off with a big one, the crème-de la crème of coffee machines; the Sage Barista Express. This swish looking piece of kit allows you to make barista style bean to espresso coffee in less than a minute all at the click of a button.
With dose control grinding, the integrated burr grinder works on demand to deliver the right amount of freshly ground coffee directly to the portafilter for your desired taste. The digital temperature control delivers water at exactly the right temperature for maximum taste extraction, meaning your coffee will hit the sweet spot every time.
The steam wand enables you to create barista style foamy tops, from cappuccino to flat whites, you’ll be a pro at creating milk art in no time. This truly is a statement piece for the kitchen, that delivers time and time again and is a must-have for any coffee lover.
Where to buy: sageappliances.com/uk/en/products/espresso
Peloton has taken the world by storm since it first launched in 2012 with the global interactive fitness platform now boasting over 4.4 million members in its community. The all-new Peloton Tread is a complete running and strength workout, featuring a 23.8-inch HD touchscreen with integrated speakers, making the transition of workouts from tread to floor seamless. Designed to fit into your daily routine the Tread is smaller than most sofas at 68 inches in length and 63 inches in width. With thousands of workouts available the subscription costs £39 per month for unlimited live and on demand classes.
Where to buy: onepeloton.co.uk
With warmer nights on the horizon what better way to see and entertain friends and loved ones than in your garden than with homemade pizza? Ooni the infamous pizza oven company has launched a new wood pellet-powered pizza oven, the Ooni Fyra, featuring energy efficient hardwood pellets make for a no-nonsense cooking experience optimising flavour with toppings of your choice. Portable and affordable, this nifty little device makes pizzeria quality pizza from the comfort of your own garden.
Where to buy: uk.ooni.com
Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser
This slick piece of machinery is sure to be a firm favourite for the home. Chocolate pioneers Hotel Chocolat has teamed with Dualit to create the Velvetiser, making barista grade hot chocolate for the home in just two and a half minutes. Mess and waste free, this simple-to-use kitchen-countertop system comes in three muted colours – rose gold, black and a creamy white.
With a selection of mouth-watering flavours from salted caramel, vanilla-white and nut milk, you can also use the Velvetiser to create icy refreshing chocolate drinks in the summer months.
Where to buy: hotelchocolat.com/uk
LARQ water bottle
With sustainable living at the forefront of many households, LARQ will impress with its water bottles that are reusable, rechargeable and self-cleaning. Using innovative technology with smart design to give people around the world pristine drinking water easily and sustainably, the advanced technology sees UV-C light placed in the cap of the bottle to purify the water and insides of the bottle of bacteria and viruses every two hours. Activating the ‘self-cleaning mode’ is easily done by pressing the top of the bottle, which is basically one giant button, and being double insulated it keeps drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12. The perfect bottle for day-to-day hydration.
Where to buy: livelarq.com
KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head 4.8L Stand Mixer
The iconic KitchenAid stand mixer is a talking point in any kitchen and for 100 years, the mixer has been many cook’s must-have item. Making stirring, whipping, beating or kneading easy and fuss-free with minimal mess whilst still looking good, mixers are delivered with both a 4.8L and 3L stainless-steel bowl while accessories include a flat beater, dough hook, wire whisk and a flex edge beater. Additional extras include everything from slicing, grating, mincing, chopping and peeling.
This year, KitchenAid are launching a new colour to its usual pastel tones with a burned orange golden hue, named ‘Honey.’ The name is said to reflect the sweetness and warmth of when people come together to share a love of creating something beautiful. With gatherings in gardens soon on the horizon and never wanting to arrive empty handed, this iconic piece is sure to help you whip up a homemade dish to accompany you to any social invitation.
Where to buy: kitchenaid.co.uk