Lakeland’s Late Autumn 2016 catalogue lists ‘five of the best’ new kitchen arrivals at the 69-strong housewares chain.
Number one is the Lakeland Touchscreen Soup Maker (£124.99) which makes home-made soup ‘with no mess or fuss: it chops, blends, sautés, cooks, simmers and stirs soup from start to finish, all in one jug’.
The user adds ingredients, select one of the four pre-programmed functions and the soup is ready in 30 minutes.
There are automatic settings for chunky or smooth and creamy soup. The temperature can be set from 75 to 100deg C, the timer set for up to 60 minutes, and there are three blend speeds: low, medium or high. The user makes a selection on the touchscreen LED control panel and there is a countdown timer which beeps when stirring, when cooking is finished and when the soup is keeping warm.
One of the other automatic settings lets the user cook and blend sauces in as little as 20 minutes, and the ice setting blends without heating to create smoothies, milkshakes, baby food and cold dips and sauces.
Features include auto-clean setting and a non-stick heating plate, a cleaning brush, and a 2 litre glass jug with 1.4 litre working capacity for hot liquids and 1.75 litre capacity for cold.
Number two on the list is a reusable and easy release Santa Claus chocolate mould (£15.99). Made from polycarbonate and very detailed, it measures 14 x 23.5m.
Number three is the Betty Bossi Vegetable Spiralizer (£34.99) which transforms large quantities of vegetables and fruit into spaghetti-style spirals. Lakeland says it requires almost no effort to use thanks to its screw system and easy-turn handle. Suitable for both left- and right-handed users, it comes with two interchangeable cutting cones to produce ribbons or spirals. And because everything is spiralized straight into the large container, there’s no mess left on the worktop. Four recipes are included.
At number four is a Peanut Butter Cupcake Mug (£9.99), which needs a few basic ingredients and a microwave to produce a cuppa cake in around 90 seconds. Instructions are listed on the outside of the cup.
Number five is a Fairy Tale Castle Cookie Cutter Set (£5.99). Once the cookies are baked, the user cements the four-stainless steel pieces together using a little icing and decorates to finish. The set makes a castle measuring approximately 23cm Sq x 18cm H.
Also listed in the catalogue are the top five new home arrivals for the season: a modern boot store, Alaskan Husky faux fur heated throw, The Gleener fuzz remover, 2-in-1 trolley tote set and Batman bath duck.
Lakeland Touchscreen Soup Maker