Shiny metal or funky brights: cook up a storm with these dream gadgets. By Martin Skegg and Michael Oliveira-Salac
Chrome is to the Nineties what black was to the Eighties: the colourway to the sophisticated look and just the thing for that warehouse conversion. Choose from brushed stainless steel and super shiny chrome and dress your kitchen to impress.

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Food Smoker Light some wood chips in the bottom, hang the food inside and place on the hob for perfectly smoked dishes. pounds 87.50. Available from Divertimenti, 45-47 Wigmore Street, London W1, and by mail order on 0171-935 0689.

Siemens Porsche TT91100 Toaster Brushed stainless-steel toaster with quartz heating elements that brown toast evenly. pounds 129. For local stockists and brochure, call Siemens on 01780 722123.

Siemens Porsche TC91100 Coffee Machine The integral thermos is cool to the touch and the heating element is designed to reduce scaling and lime deposits. pounds 149. For local stockists and brochure, call Siemens, as before.

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Electric Scales The elegant way to measure out your food. pounds 72.95. Available from Divertimenti, as before.

Philips Pirouette Kettle Old-school-look cordless stainless-steel kettle. pounds 50. For stockist information, call Philips on 0181-689 2166.

Chip Fryer Make fish and chips the professional way in your own home. pounds 119 (plus p&p). Available by mail order from Innovations on 0870 9087070.

Zanussi ZDS 689EX Dishwasher Stainless-steel dishwasher designed for fitted kitchens. Loads of features including the reassuring anti-flood device. pounds 889. For stockist information, contact Zanussi on 0990 140140. Continues on page 83

Kitchen Aid Food Mixer

Made from solid stainless steel to meet the requirements of the most exacting kitchen. Comes with four attachments. pounds 449. Available from Divertimenti, as before.

Because these appliances are made of plastic, they are simple and easy to clean. They also add an element of fun to any kitchen

Philips `Billy' Blender (left) Easy-to-use blender for all your whisking requirements. pounds 20. For stockist information, call Philips on 0181-689 2166.

Clockwise from right: Philips Cafe Gaia Coffee Machine Easy to use, it makes up to 10 cups of coffee. pounds 30. For stockist information, call Philips, as before.

Guzzini Juicer A motorized citrus press that will squeeze anything up to the size of a grapefruit. pounds 39.95. Available from Divertimenti, 45-47 Wigmore Street, W1, and mail order on 0171-935 0689.

Ariston ERFV 402 Fridge Fun fridge that comes in a variety of patterns including strawberry, lemon and wave effect and the lime design shown here. Capacity 13.4 cubic feet. Available from Buyers and Sellers, Ladbroke Grove, London W10, and mail order on 0171-229 1947.

Siemens Harlequin Washing Machine Thirteen wash programmes, maximum 1200 spin, foam suppression cycle and a rainbow of colour. pounds 550. For further information and stockists, contact Siemens on 01780 722123.

Tefal Steamer Two-tier steamer which cooks vegetables the healthy way. pounds 36.99. Available from Comet. For local branches, call 0500 425 425.

Zanussi ZBF865 Oven Includes a Thermaflow fan and closed-door grilling. Comes with a cook book. pounds 500. For stockist information, contact Zanussi on 0990 140 140.

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