Christmas is bliss at Total Food Equipment, where even the grumpiest Grinch will find their heart melted by the beautiful, the subtle, the stunning and, of course, the practical at this gorgeous store.
The gift-hunting end of the rainbow, it is also the saviour of feet sore from searching for the flawless cooking and serving items for the picture-perfect day. With parking at the door and seven-day opening, this treasure house lays the best of Christmas joy before you and is firmly established as a seasonal ‘must-visit’. Items at Total Food Equipment are selected for longevity and made to last the distance. You’ll find the pieces achieve heirloom status and become old friends, and that family will compete to position them in their special spot year after year.
Firstly, set the scent scene at home with New Zealand’s own Surmanti hand-crafted, long burning eco candles in organic coconut wax, in iconic Christmas Lilly, or Peonies, Peppers and Tuberose, and complement with the Our Beautiful Obsession diffusers. Hand and nail treatment cream with SPF15 comes in the dazzling scents of Sandlewood and Patchouli, Lime and Coconut, Roman Camomile and Cassis Royal. Drink in the visual with the stunning array of stylish decorations that will complement any scheme, but you can transport yourself back to where decorating officially began, when Prince Albert first carried a fir tree into an English Palace, with afternoon tea served on historic Burleigh china. Established in 1851, Burleigh is celebrating 50 years of its stunning Calico pattern with limited edition mugs in green, red, teal, and orange in addition to the traditional navy. You’ll find the complete set here: cake stand, milk jug and creamer, sugar bowl and serving plates.
The Scanpan Axis cookware range is frankly more-ish. The impossibly shiny stainless steel is complemented with a copper Plimsoll line around the outside. For use on gas, induction and traditional cooktops there is the dutch oven, the stock pot, saute and fry pan, and a selection of pot sizes. Staggeringly pretty to look at, it seems a shame to clutter the pieces up with food! Cooking becomes performance art with the Master Pro Portable Infusion Smoker. This bijou device will entertain your friends and dazzle their taste buds as you produce table-top smoked oysters and seafood cocktails, vegetables and cheeses, flavoured by apple or hickory woodchips.
Intriguing gifts are everywhere: the animal lover in your life will delight in the cat and dog celebration Christmas crackers, while the hedonist will be thrilled with the Soam shea butter Merry Christmas soaps. All budgets are catered for, and you can create a Christmas that is bespoke to you with the range of napkins, candles and table decorations. Like the man said, “I’ll be back”.
Find it at 218 Moorhouse Avenue. Phone 03 366 6912