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Try your hand at cooking with Keith Floyd

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Here’s something that you don’t get the chance to try every day – cooking with Keith Floyd at the Novelli Academy.

Admittedly it will set you back £300 – but that does buy you a rare chance to spend the day with the renowned TV chef and prolific writer. And you’ll get more from the experience than just the food – you’ll be able to share the insights he’s gained while travelling extensively around the world fulfilling his love of cooking local dishes.

Virgin Experience Days is the company offering this treat – click here for more information on how you can take part.

Majestic Wine: pre-budget prices until April 7

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Vinophiles may have been cursing the name of Alistair Darling on Thursday as the chancellor announced that he was putting up duty on wine by 14p a bottle.

But all is not lost. Majestic Wine is offering its customers a chance to stock up at pre-budget prices.

Buy before April 7 and you can take advantage of great offers including half-price Champagne, 20 per cent off any two wines from the South of France and extra deals on Majestic classics.

Check out this retailer’s top 10 Easter offers here >>

Discount code for Bennetts Electrical

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Great news for anyone looking to buy white goods or kitchen appliances. Bennetts Electrical is offering MyKitchenFinder readers the opportunity to save £20 on orders of £250 or more.

So, what’s on offer? Quite a lot, actually, as this retailer has a spring sale on as well as this extra offer. And there’s finance available with a ‘buy now, pay in a year and a day’ deal on everything over £99.

Here are some of the kitchen products that might catch your eye on the Bennetts site at the moment:

  • Belling 664 Black – this free-standing cooker offers sophisticated style and superb performance, with four zone ceramic hob, an A energy rating and a LED clock minute minder.
    Was £449.98, now £398.00.
  • Servis M7055-7FF Silver – this A energy rated silver frost-free fridge freezer has a 143-litre fridge capacity and four freezing compartments. Was £329.99, now £279.
  • Zanussi ZDF511 dishwasher – This freestanding full-size dishwasher has a high-temperature wash, an A energy efficiency and five wash programmes. Now £269.

Check out the full Bennetts household range here >>

To claim your £20 discount, enter the code 20EMAIL03 at the checkout when purchasing online. The voucher is valid until March 23 and excludes purchases of laptops or iPods.

Chocolate Trading Company: top tips for Easter

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

If you want something special, go to a specialist – which is why we couldn’t resist a pre-Easter peek at the Chocolate Trading Company’s website.

Here are some of the treats we found – your biggest problem might actually be bringing yourself to give any of them away…

Oeuf Orfevre dark chocolate Easter egg

  • Oeuf Orfevre dark chocolate Easter egg at £25.99 – perhaps the ultimate Easter Egg? This beauty is decorated with 22 carat gold and silver and filled with gold-speckled dark chocolate and croquant mini eggs. Described by the retailer as “a true connoisseurs’ Easter egg.”
  • Handmade gift egg with Champagne truffles at £23.99 – a beautiful and unusual gift, these eggs are created in Kashmir for Booja Booja using paper mache with a hand-painted, varnished finish. The eggs contain Booja Booja’s award-winning dark chocolate Organic Champagne truffles. Each egg is unique and designs vary.
  • Chocolate-filled hens’ eggs at £19.99 – each real egg shell has a delicious milk chocolate praline filling made from ingredients including cane sugar and Bourbon vanilla. Presented in a genuine egg box they are a fun but also seriously good Easter gift.
  • Oeuf Amande dark chocolate Easter egg at £12.99 – this lush dark chocolate egg features sweet crushed almonds and is filled with gold speckled, dark chocolate and croquant mini eggs. Stylishly packaged in its own bespoke box.
  • Organic chocolate hamper at £35 – a selection of the finest organic chocolates from around the world, including Booja Booja dark chocolate truffles, a milk and dark chocolate bar from the French masters Valrhona and a milk chocolate bar from Austrian Chocolina made from goats’ milk. Finished with satin ribbon, gift tag and gift card.

Get 10 per cent off at Heals this weekend

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Home store Heals has a special offer on that will allow you to stock up on some gorgeous kitchenware this weekend with a 10 per cent discount on everything on its website.

So, what’s available online? Here’s a few items that caught our eye:

Heals: Irony barstool

  • Irony barstools at £150 – instant chic for your breakfast bar with this seamlessly-curved Italian design in chrome.
  • Jamie Oliver anodised cookware collection from £40 – featuring lovely, curved shapes as well as tough, hard-wearing performance, revolutionary dishwasher-safe technology and clear glass lids so you can keep an eye on your cooking. Go on – who need ever know?
  • Longchamp decorative glassware from £20 – not for the faint-hearted, but it certainly seems to be making a splash at the moment. Guaranteed to brighten up absolutely any dinner table!
  • Kitchen accessories from the retailer’s Sping Brights range from £5 – groovy tea towels, oven gloves, colanders and utensils. Cooking need never be dull and boring again…
  • Pantone mugs at £8 – named after the eponymous colour charts these carry a big cachet with those in the know as well as complementing absolutely any paint scheme you care to name. The challenge will be buying just one.

To claim your discount just type in pd1019 at the checkout when prompted. Offer valid until Sunday March 16

Design your own kitchen with John Lewis

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

John Lewis has been in touch to let us know that it is launching a new home range for spring – and that includes the chance to design your own freestanding kitchen.

It says this means you have the chance to plan and select the kitchen you want – at an affordable price. This could be a great way to get the contemporary kitchen of your dreams without spending the equivalent of a second mortgage on it.

The range, which comes in cappuccino, white, black and burgundy options, offers a collection of separate, freestanding base and wall units which you can combine to form a practical, planned working kitchen.

Each unit is constructed from MDF core with a beech finish wrap and an integrated grey 40mm, high-pressure laminated worktop. The doors and drawers have lacquered gloss painted fronts (this is where you get to pick a colour) and brushed nickel-finish bar handles.

The units are easy to fit and take apart, so if you want to expand your kitchen – or even move the units to a new house – you can.

The retailer says this is an ideal solution if you have limited space or are looking for a more flexible and creative approach to kitchen furniture.

In case you’re wondering whether the freestanding kitchen approach is for you, there’s a detailed buyers’ guide on its website where you can get more information.

It should answer most questions you have, including describing the freestanding kitchens concept, giving advice on planning and fitting and reminding you of some points to consider.

Bennetts Electrical: pay nothing until 2009

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Bennetts Electrical is promoting a new credit deal – its Buy Now Pay 2009 finance option.

It says that, subject to acceptance, based on normal credit checking procedures, customers are able to purchase goods totalling £99 or more via this agreement. No deposit is necessary and no payments need be made during the first year.

If you pay the amount due on or before a year and a day from the date of your purchase there is no interest to pay – you simply pay the amount you agreed for your goods at the time of purchase plus an administration fee of £20.

To get full details of the offer, click here >> (link goes to the Bennetts site)

So, what’s on offer at Bennetts? Have a look at the following products and deals:

  • AEG S72348KA1 freestanding refrigerator – was £679.99, now £348.00. This great model has a 335-litre capacity and is A+ energy rated.
  • Belling Countrychef 100 Dual Fuel Silver range-style cooker – was £698, now £598. If you take cooking seriously, a range cooker is the perfect choice. This dual fuel cooker features an eight-burner gas hob, two ovens, a grill and a storage area.
  • Miele G1142 SC white dishwasher – was £528.89, now £499.98. Energy Efficiency rating: A. Comes with six programmes and a free two-year parts and labour guarantee.
  • AEG S70178TK3 larder fridge – was £309.99, now £199.00. A great price on this larder refrigerator in stainless steel with glass shelves, a compressor cooling system and an A energy rating.
  • LG MP9482S freestanding microwave oven – was £329.00, now £299.98. 34-litre capacity, 900-watt maximum setting, grill function, convection heating and electronic time control.

Discount code for olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

The Gift of Oil: flavoured infusions

The Gift of Oil describes itself as a dedicated team of enthusiasts committed to helping as many people as possible enjoy truly excellent oil and vinegar.

The company imports and supplies estate olive oils and genuinely-matured balsamic vinegars in bulk and then bottles and labels them in the UK.

According to its website, this means it can offer superb products at very reasonable prices compared to those commanded by estate or acetaia branded alternatives, allowing you to buy the best-quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

It also regards the families who supply it as “true family friends, who ensure that we are able to continue to offer only the very finest product to our many customers here in the UK.”

If this sounds appealing, you may be interested to know that The Gift of Oil is offering MyKitchenFinder readers the chance to save five per cent on purchases until the end of March this year. It is also offering free delivery to anywhere in the UK on orders over £35.

So, what’s on offer? Well, you can shop from its range of extra virgin olive oils, browse through some mouthwatering infused oils including basil, lemon and mandarin flavours, matured balsamic vinegar and flavoured balsamic glazes that are produced from reduced young balsamic vinegar, are thick and flavoursome and come in squeezable bottles for food and plate decoration. You can choose from: cherry, fig, chocolate and truffle flavours. You can also create custom gift sets.

To find out more about The Gift of Oil, click here – or take a peek at some of its recipes

Ah yes, about that discount code. Type in giftoil-05 at the checkout to claim your five per cent discount.

Home and kitchenware – discount code

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Kitchen and homeware retailer Beautiful Homes has let us know that it is celebrating Christmas with a great range of unusual gifts – as well as some superb ideas for your kitchen. And the retailer is offering an extra 10 per cent off to MyKitchenFinder readers with a lovely little seasonal discount code!

We suggest taking a look at these products:

Or try its Christmas shopping ideas here.

Final order date if you need to get your stuff before Christmas is 12pm on Thursday 20 December 2007. The voucher code is XMAS200710 (enter at the checkout as usual) and it’s valid until 20th December 2007.

Hot kitchen deals from Screwfix

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Screwfix has been in touch to let us know about some new kitchen deals it is promoting, including tap and sink bargains. Here are the details:

  • Save on an Astracast Alto 1.5 bowl sink – was £59.99, now £47.99. Features high-density sound-deadening pads and punched 35mm diameter tap holes. Includes a reversible drainer, a 90mm waste, a 165mm deep main bowl and requires a minimum base unit of 600mm.
  • Save on a SWIRL pull-out lever spray tap – was £49.99, now £39.99. This stylish monobloc lever sink mixer tap with pull-out spout and spray action has a smooth 1/4-turn operation plus a spout push-button that operates a standard or spray pattern.
  • Save on a SWIRL premium high-neck monoblock sink tap – was £48.99, now £39.19. This premium-quality high-performance mixer tap comes with chrome-plated brass construction and flexible hoses.
  • Save on a Pisa monobloc sink mixer tap – was £129.99, now £99.99. Features easy-to-use, long-life ceramic disc valve technology and anti-splash spout. Has all-brass construction, a swivel spout, aerators for gentle, precise flow and a five-year manufacturers’ guarantee.