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Equipped for anything: Total Food Equipment


For kitchen and cooking lovers, walking into Total Food Equipment is like a kid walking into a candy store: It’s hard to know where to look. With a gadget for everything from bakeware to cookware, the name Total Food Equipment makes total sense. It is Total Food Equipment owner Sandra McLay’s firm belief when buying cookware, you should buy once and buy right. She tells us her top in store picks.

 

 

KITCHENAID MIXER: Comes in awesome colours such as Dried Rose (pictured) or a Fresh Linen shade – yes you read that right. If you were wanting to mix it up, the inclusion of the attachment hub can transform your appliance into a pasta maker, food grinder, vegetable slicer, sausage maker and much more. Appliances having more than one function is trending.

 

 

 

 

WACACO NANOPRESSO: Get coffee on the go. If you’re an espresso fanatic and want to be able to whip one out of your pocket – literally – at any time, then this is the machine for you. All you need is ground coffee, hot water and the Nanopresso for a perfect espresso shot every time, and you don’t have to be a qualified barista to do it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTANT POT 5.7 AND 8 LITRE DUO ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER: Wow what a mouthful but it sure will keep all of the mouths full at home. The store is the only independent stockist in Christchurch of this amazing multi-cooker with seven appliances in one: pressure, slow and rice cooker; steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker and warmer. Get one that does it all!

 

 

 


 

Growing up


Vertical gardens are growing into one of the most popular plant trends, as green-thumbs channel their love of gardening to new heights of creativity. A tonne of easy, budget-friendly options await – we’ve picked out our favourite DIY designs.

 

 

  1. Give any small garden, urban courtyard or interior space the undeniable wow factor it deserves with a framed wall planter – the perfect piece of living art!

    These are fairly easy to find but even easier to make, using some simple materials available from your nearest gardening centre and following a tutorial online.Succulents are a popular choice for this design because they grow slowly and demand little water.

  2. Breathe new life into a boring old fence or outdoor wall with a versatile and contemporary pocket planter!Easy to craft using some landscaping material or felt, these hanging planters will spruce up any space.If it’s an edible garden that piques your interest, herbs grow easily in these receptacles and the result is an ornate tapestry of colour, scent and texture.

    Choose one made from recycled materials for greater water retention.

  3. Upcycle all of those tin cans by spray painting them, drilling holes in the bottom and attaching them to your trellis or fence.Alternatively, you can drill a hole in either side of the tin, attach string and hang them wherever you see fit!Fill these funky planters with beautiful flowers, herbs or healing plants.