delicious. reviews: kitchen gifts

Stuck for gift ideas for foodie friends? The domestic guru and former head of the Good Housekeeping Institute has put in the work for you. Many were tested, 10 were chosen

delicious. reviews: kitchen gifts

Joseph Joseph Fold Flat grater

RRP £15. Available from


This space-saving beauty does indeed fold completely flat. One side is for large-gauge grating, the other is for the finer things in life. Also available in white and green.

Dualit Conical Burr coffee grinder 75002

RRP £80.01. Available from


Freshly ground beans transform your home-made coffee – take it from me. And this efficient grinder couldn’t be easier to use.

Cuisipro silicone locking tongs

RRP £9.99. Available from Steamer Trading; 01275 403 000.

Lockable, with sturdy brushed steel and non-stick paddles that won’t damage your pans – a great design. Available in a range of colours.

Alessi Pescher extensible trivet

RRP £43. Available at Alessi.


This fold-away surface protector is beautiful: I love the look, feel and glide-ability. Made from 18/20 stainless steel, it oozes style.

Joseph Joseph Nest 8 preparation bowl set

RRP £35. Available from


This clever set includes a sieve, juicer and colander. The small bowl doubles as a measuring jug and the large bowl is roomy enough for a bigger-than-average baking job.

De’Longhi aubergine Icona Kettle

RRP £69.95. Available exclusively from

John Lewis


I like a clutter-free work surface, with the bare minimum of utensils visible, so pulchritude is vital. This kettle, with its rounded, aubergine-coloured body and retro design, fits the bill. The spout comes to a fine point, keeping spills to a minimum. Available in other colours.

Nigella Lawson Living Kitchen measuring spoons

RRP £17.50. Available from


Nigella invariably gets it right: even her measuring spoons are a work of art – which leaves me wondering why I still put up with my cracked white plastic jobs when these stainless-steel ones are so elegant.

Bodum Bistro knife block

RRP £35. Available from


This handsome knife block cries out to be stroked. The internal plastic brushes let you store knives of varying sizes without blunting them, and the silicone box is good-looking enough to sit on the counter. Available in other colours.

SodaStream Genesis

RRP £59.99. Available from


I’ve yet to meet anyone who owns a SodaStream. I, however, have been a fan for decades and use mine every day. If you like fizzy water, it’s a dream and in the long run saves a fortune. Top tip: always keep a spare gas cylinder handy. Also available in grey and white.

Sebastian Conran for John Lewis utensil set

£18. Available from

John Lewis


Nigella’s collaborator Sebastian Conran has designed these gorgeous silicone and bamboo cooking and serving utensils. They can’t be put in the dishwasher, but the handles are so pleasing to touch, you’ll hardly care.

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