Kit List

Every so often people ask me what I use in my kitchen, and it’s nothing very exciting, but I figured it was easy enough to list out. Here’s everything other than the oven, fridge and kitchen sink.

IKEA TILLREDA - Portable induction hob

When we moved into our house I got a got ring for the first time in my life, I was so exicted. I hated it. These little Tillreda portable induction rings are great and can be hung on the wall out of the way when you’re not using them. We have two, one of which is never put away.


I bought it when it was on offer and it’s been a revolation. They’re not a fryer but a tiny convection oven really. I have a slightly older model, the updated version seems to be the Philips HD9220/50 Healthier Oil Free Airfryer.


The InstantPot is another thing I bought when it was on offer because other people raved about them and I’ve fallen in love with it. It’s great to be able to to sautee, pressure cook and slow cook all in the same pan. I have the Instant Pot 80 Duo 8L which I was worried was going to be too small but it fine. It replaced my old ceramic slow cooker and negates me buying a pressure cooker (which I had been eying up)


I was given a Panasonic BreadMaker by a company I worked for years ago as part of their incentive scheme. Over the last decade it’s been an absolute trooper, turning out Saturday morning loaves every other weekend and more recently I’ve been making more dough in it to bake elsewhere. The exact model is no longer available but this Panasonic SD-2501WXC seems to have all the same features. Most important is the timer, so you can set it all up before bed and wake up to the fresh bread smell. The nuts and fruit hopper is also handy, but I’ve never used the jam making mode.

Stand up mixer

I have a Kenwood Chef which I inherited from a relative. It must date back to around the 1960s and it’s still going strong (though it makes a worrying burning smell at high speed!) The neatest equivalent is the Kenwood KVL4100W Stand Mixer, 1200 W, 6.7 liter which has a large bowl and the three attachments (classic K beater, whisk and breadhook). I managed to drop my original glass blender attachment (broke my heart), the moderm equivalent seems to be this much more ugly beast


After inheriting a Le CreusetEnamelled Cast Iron Round Casserole Dish with Lid that must be close to 80 years old and still going strong, we decided to slowly replace our ovenware with a smaller range of higher quality items (over time, because this stuff is not cheap). So far we’ve got