Posts Tagged ‘gadgets’

A man’s place is in the kitchen…

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

…That’s why it’s full of mess and gadgets!

So says an article in today’s ‘Lifestyle’ supplement in the Yorkshire Post – we thought we HAD to blog about this!

‘According to a new survey, 1 in 10 men believe their place is in the kitchen, as they increasingly take charge of the cooking – and the dinner parties.’

New lifestyle app Great British Chefs (check it out – it’s AWESOME!) conducted the research and found:

• 70% of men AND women said they enjoy cooking (equal)
• 1/3 men admit to kicking their partner out the kitchen when cooking a meal (probably they don’t want them to see their mess?)
• 1 in 10 men state that the kitchen is now the room they spend the most of their spare time in (because that’s where all the food is?)
• 50% of men admitted that they offer to host dinner parties and gatherings because it gives them a chance to use their fancy kitchen gadgets (showing off)
• 1 in 10 men spend over £500 a year on cooking gadgets (Londoners are likely to splash the most cash on their kitchens – 18% spend up to £1,000 a year – ouch!)
• 74% of men own a hand-blender or milk frother (but do they actually USE them?)

So, as a male or female, what are your thoughts? Here in the office we sort of agree this is becoming the case: the lads are (mostly!) keen cooks, fancying themselves as Jamie Olivers, and think they can cook a better meal than their girlfriends…

…While the girls, as much as they enjoy cooking, feel their other halves sometimes dominate the kitchen and get all bossy – not that we complain though! As long as they do the washing up afterwards ;)

Putting Together the Perfect Student Kitchen

Friday, September 30th, 2011

We’d like to introduce our guest blog writer, Michael Thornton from Magnet Kitchens. As well as doing online research and marketing for the company, Michael has spent the past few months writing about food and enjoys rustling up his own Chicken Tikka Lasagne – interesting! Here’s his tips on the ‘Perfect Student Kitchen’ – straight from the expert.

Putting Together the Perfect Student Kitchen

So you’ve just moved into your student home for the next year. You’ve got your bedroom just how you want it, and there’s even a garden for a good old summer barbeque. However, there’s one room left to sort out, and it’s one in which you and your housemates may end up squabbling about the most: the kitchen!