Taking Blending to a New Level
It is a sign of the true foodie when one’s spouse gives them a blender for their birthday. So when I received Juicy Retreats' Ultra Touch 3 Quantum Blender, I was really excited – and still am.
This high-speed blender is life changing! I seriously did not know what I was missing out on with the ordinary blenders I have been using all these years.
I have to say, it is incredible what the JR Ultra Touch 3 Quantum Blender can handle – from smoothies to soups, from ice creams to hummus, and from nut butters to flour. It is fast, it is powerful and it cleans up so easily. I would not trade it for the world.
The JR Ultra Touch 3 Quantum Blender boasts the most advanced motor technology. It is one of the very first blenders to come with a brushless induction motor. This is far superior to the standard copper motors used in other blenders, delivering a much more efficient, quiet and reliable blend. Brushless motor technology creates more torque than standard high-powered blenders, allowing one to blend, crush, puree, grind and much more, with a motor that lasts longer than standard brushed motors and blends a lot more quietly.
As well, the durable 6-piece sawtooth stainless steel blades give the most efficient and powerful blending for both wet and dry ingredients.
The JR Ultra Touch 3 Quantum Blender comes with the amazing Cyclone Jar, one of the best innovations in the blending world. This rotating jug is perfect for making nut butters, hummus, sauces, pastes and other sticky, tough-to-blend ingredients. The texture turns out super smooth and creamy.
Other blenders need the use of a tamper tool or just do not have the power for these tough tasks. To use the 1-litre jug, simply add ingredients and twist the lid clockwise whilst the blend cycle is running. This twisting motion forces the ingredients from the sides of the jar back into the blade, so that the machine can keep doing its job. The uniquely designed lid and the brushless motor deliver amazing results every time.
Featuring an exclusive black finish, the blender takes the guesswork out of food prep with five convenient preset functions – smoothies, soups/hot drinks, ice crush/ice cream, whole juice, and grinding. The settings will increase and decrease the speed of the blender as well as pulse at certain intervals to make sure the very best result is achieved with minimal user interference.
For those who want more precise blending, the JR Touch 3 Quantum comes with several state-of-the-art features such as an 8-speed, touch slider speed control, a pulse function with error detection, as well as a timer function for walk-away blending.
Completely BPA-free, 4 millimetres thick and so easy to clean that one can simply run the blender under the water and use washing up liquid. This could be the perfect blender jar.
The domestic and commercial-grade blender is built to last. In fact the company is so confident in the quality of its blenders that it offers one of the longest and most comprehensive warranties in the blending industry. It comes with an extensive 10-year domestic warranty on the motor and 7-year warranty on parts (or a 1-year full commercial-grade warranty on all parts and labour).
With superior blending performance, the job the JR Ultra Touch 3 Quantum does is simply amazing. The blender is a real pleasure to use. It is by far my most loved and most used small kitchen appliance. Pure blending genius.
Deliver Style to the Table
For those looking to enhance their dining table decor to impress guests, we absolutely love these understated yet ultra-stylish leather table runners by LIND DNA. Perfect for timeless luxury and modernity, the leather table runners create an elegant atmosphere for fine entertaining.
The material used is a unique recycled leather made from surplus stock of shoe, furniture and accessory production. The leather is grained into small pieces and compounded with natural rubber. The meticulous combination of 80% recycled leather and 20% natural rubber results in a unique and durable material that is resistant to dirt, water and other liquids such as red wine.
Made in Denmark, the gorgeous table runners boast a clean and modern aesthetic without compromising the use of traditional Danish craftsmanship and materials. Decorative and timeless, the table runners use a refined palette of subtle hues, ranging from muted tones to lustrous metallic ones.
Aesthetically elegant and sophisticatedly luxurious, these fine table runners create a contemporary table setting with great style and flair.
Make Bakery-Worthy Bread at Home
The secret to making a delicious loaf with a crispy crust lies in the baking, which requires a high level of carefully controlled humidity.
A bread cloche creates the conditions of a traditional bread oven by trapping moisture as it evaporates from the baking dough. Moisture turns to steam that keeps the dough moist, ensuring it expands and swells into a plump loaf. When the moisture evaporates, the result is the crisp, thin and golden crust every breadmaker strives for.
I love baking bread, and the Emile Henry Bread Cloche has quickly become my favourite bread-baking assistant. The loaves come out crusty, hearty, chewy and deeply flavoured, just like bread from the best bakeries. It works like magic and I could not be happier.
The cloche is the result of two years of development. The base of the bell-shaped cover is a glazed platter designed to absorb heat - heat that is released back into the dough which helps it rise into a bakery-worthy loaf. Ridges on the base prevent the dough sticking during the baking process and make cleanup easier.
Emile Henry’s oven ceramic bakeware has been made in Marcigny, France since 1850 from high-fired Burgundy clay. The natural clay is unsurpassed for conducting and retaining heat. It also withstands wide fluctuations in temperature. The ceramic can be taken directly from the freezer and placed in the hot oven (up to 250C). For extra peace of mind, the product is backed by a 10-year warranty.
No home bread baker should be without this wonderful marvel made in France. It is well worth the price and storage space.
Create the Perfect Crust
For the home baker who is into pizza - and who isn’t? – the Pizza Steel is a new must-have tool.
The Pizza Steel is the most impressive home pizza product I have ever used, and definitely outperforms a traditional pizza stone. Heavy duty and well crafted, it is designed to cook the pizza much faster and give it an irresistibly chewy, blistered crust. Between the Pizza Steel’s superior performance, durability and ease of use, it does not get much better than this. It will be the last pizza stone anyone would ever need.
Steel is optimal because metal conducts heat better than stone whilst it stores more heat than stone – both key characteristics in eliminating hot spots during cooking, and producing a crisp, uniformly browned crust. It literally brings the heat to the pizza and elevates the crust to the next level.
Ultra-conductive and durable for life, the Pizza Steel is designed and manufactured in Denmark. Its steel stores and leads heat about 20 times better than stone, so pizzas cook faster and end up crispier. And one can keep the pizzas coming – it is possible to bake for hours whilst the steel maintains the perfect temperature. The Pizza Steel is ready for action after only 45 minutes of preheating, whilst traditional baking stones often take up to 90 minutes to reach their peak temperature. The Pizza Steel is virtually indestructible and comes with a confidence-enhancing 5-year warranty.
Not only great for pizza, but also for bread, bread rolls, baguettes and any other baked goods, the Pizza Steel comes in two thicknesses: 6mm (The Pizza Combo) and 8mm (The Baking Combo). The peel will allow the dough to be placed on the preheated baking steel gently, easily and accurately, then retrieve it in the same manner.
Highly recommended, the Pizza Steel is essential for creating pizzas that are reminiscent of great Italian artisan pizzas cooked in a wood-fired stone oven.
Cook, Roast and Present in Style
For serious home cooks and foodies, a good roasting pan is an essential and valuable investment.
Well-designed and beautifully crafted, this elegant and efficient high-temperature roasting pan from Valira allows one to cook like a pro, with ease and flair. Made in Spain, the Aire roasting pan meets the highest quality standards, offering both style and reliability in the kitchen.
Loaded with clever features, built to last and utterly versatile, the roasting pan combines both state-of-the-art technology and craftsmanship at its best. It is safe to use in the oven and all sorts of cooktops, including induction. It is stylish yet ready to cope with whatever demands a busy kitchen throws at it.
It is made from non-warpable, high-end cast aluminium, which, besides being durable, allows distribution of heat quickly and evenly. Its new generation of ceramic coating makes it incredibly heat tolerant – up to 350C – and scratch resistant. The non-stick coating is 100% PFOA-free, whilst the pan's ergonomic handles stay cool during cooking.
Boasting a 10-year warranty, the roaster will last the test of time whilst remaining beautiful and stylish.
Not only functional but aesthetically pleasing, the Valira roasting pan is an essential piece of cookware for anyone with a passion for good food.