Milestone events, ‘big’ birthdays, and of course weddings are occasions to be marked by meaningful gifts. The ideal gift is not only beautiful, but also useful – infusing every day with a souvenir of a significant event and a thoughtful loved one.
Total Food Equipment is a magpie’s paradise of the shiny, the stunningly beautiful, the useful and the quirky. The team knows their treasure and will help you find the perfect gift for every occasion and at the right price too. Owner Sandra McLay says providing items for a couple’s wedding register is a specialty. The prospective bride and groom simply come in and fill a trolley with pieces they would like to receive as gifts, in all price ranges. The team will write it up as an attractive list to be distributed to guests.
“Creating a wedding register is a smart move for a couple,” Sandra says. “It ensures they receive the items they actually want, while their guests are safe in the knowledge that their gift will be absolutely appreciated.” A quality knife is a life-long treasure in the kitchen and the range available means every cook will find their perfect pairing. “A knife is a very personal thing; it’s the weight and how it feels in your hand,” Sandra says.
Brands Arcos, Victorinox, Kai Shun, Wusthof, Sabatier and Miyabi are available, and the huge selection ensures the right blade for every job. Staub cast iron cookware is always sought-after, and added to Graphite and Cherry Red is new colourway La Mer. The ocean-dark bluey-green is the stuff of kitchen-to-table dreams, and the range includes wok, rib grill, cocotte and of course the fish kettle and the mussel pot! Henkel brushed and polished stainless steel is a study in sturdy elegance, while WMF cookware cuts a stylish dash, adding a slick of scarlet to every piece.
The very latest Kitchen Aid mixers come with two bowls and four types of attachment – dough hook, flat beater, flexi beater and wire beater, and a range of colours. Maxwell Williams boxed dinner sets are a great price and if someone in your life is flying the nest to go out on their own, they are hard to beat. Quirky, fabulous and indispensable items will bring joy on the big day, but also a smile to faces for years to come.
The fabulous Dame Edna-style onion-chopping glasses will turn tears to giggles every time and Sandra says everyone loves the Garject garlic press. Chef’N have a range of gadgets you’ll wonder how you lived without: the pomegranate prep tool is joined by the cauliflower stalk chopper, plus you can love your avos with a range of savers and containers. When nest adornment is in order, smart birds fly to Total Food Equipment.