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Items and Icons: In the kitchen (3)

Utensils have come a long way since your mother's Prestige pressure cooker. Aoife O'Riordain selects three pages of the most covetable kitchen kit. Photographs by William Taylor
Stainless-steel coffee grinder, pounds 139.95, Summerill & Bishop, as before

Espresso/cappuccino machine, pounds 349, from Divertimenti mail order, 0171-386 9911

Stainless-steel Parmesan knife, pounds 59, The Conran Shop, as before

Porridge spurtle, pounds 3.33, David Mellor, as before

The Duo drizzler (left), pounds 19.99, Elizabeth David, 3a North Row, The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2 (0171-836 9167); set of stainless-steel utensils, pounds 30, Marks & Spencer