Our Top Tips For Entertaining At Home

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There is no better feeling than hosting a gathering for friends or family that everyone enjoys and remembers. But how can you ensure that you are the hostess with the mostess for the evening?

It’s said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but all of us can be easily won over by someone who can whip up something delectable. Thankfully, your options are practically endless. You could whip up some small snacks, a range of tasty treats, or a full meal for a dinner party.

There are a range of products that can help you host the perfect evening. The Kenwood Chefette features five speeds and a range of functions from mixing and whisking to folding and kneading; the KitchenAid Artisan Food Mixer is a one-stop shop of sorts with a range of kitchen accessories available to handle any task; and if you’re looking for a cute serving option, you can’t go too far wrong with a delightful Heritage Ramekin.

With tools like these in your kitchen, you’ll actually be able to strike a balance between prepping meals and enjoying everything else that the evening has to offer. You’ve invited people over, so we assume you’d like to actually be able to chat to them rather than spend the entire night locked in the kitchen slaving over raw ingredients.

Once the meal is out of the way, there is still ample opportunity to impress and it’s important to go out on a high note. While first impressions count, how you round out the night can leave a lasting impression. You can really impress by wrapping up a meal with a high quality coffee that causes guests to second guess their own brewing setup at home.

Sage Coffee Machine 

The Sage Barista Express Coffee Machine could do just that. Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has provided his input to ensure that this coffee machine is all that it can be. And he’s a man who knows a thing or two about coffee.

As Heston explains, time is of the essence when grinding coffee beans and preserving their natural oil content. This makes a huge difference to the quality of the coffee and it’s the puzzle that Heston teamed up with Sage to crack.

The end result of this partnership is the Sage Barista Express Coffee Machine, designed to give you the perfect beans to cup coffee in less than a minute. It takes care of the grinding process automatically, is incredibly easy to use, and is neatly self-contained with the on-board tamper held in place magnetically.

What this machine is capable of may astound you and your guests. Espresso tastes rich and creamy, as a good espresso should, while the built-in milk frother lets you expand your hot beverage options to include lattes and cappuccinos too with little delay, while it can also produce boiling water for the tea drinker.

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