"To soften butter, simply place an inverted warm glass over it. The trapped heat inside the glass will soften, but not melt, the butter in minutes."
Varenna by Poliform
Experience Varenna’s luxury kitchen systems first-hand when you visit Space Furniture. Thoughtful features, such as a one-touch electrical opening mechanism and compartmentalised waste baskets, are part of Varenna’s sophisticated and durable designs. They are finished in materials such as black elm wood and solid walnut, and are fitted with Miele appliances.
Varenna by Poliform is exclusively available at Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street, tel: 6415-0000. For a dedicated walk-through with a kitchen specialist, make an appointment by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get quirky and whimsical tableware from Portuguese brand Bordallo Pinheiro online. Collections include nature- and animal-inspired designs, such as cabbage, leaves, sardines and watermelon, for a unique dinner party setting!
A Healthy Convenience
Reduce your cooking time with the WMF Naturamic pressure cooker by about 70 per cent! Not only does it make cooking more convenient, but no vitamins and minerals are lost through the pressure cooker’s gentle cooking method, too. It comes in three sizes and colours.
The WMF Naturamic pressure cooker retails from $449 at leading department stores. Visit www.wmf.sg.
Gaggenau’s new Flex induction cooktops are versatile, efficient, and require lower energy consumption. They allow for free positioning of cookware and the regulation of temperature within three pre-set heat areas. There’s also a frying sensor – which ensures food is fried at a constant temperature without the risk of burning – and a griddle plate. Toggle between functions with just a gentle turn or tap the Twist-Pad, or simply remove the magnetic knob for child-safety or cleaning purposes.
Gaggenau Flex induction cooktops come in 70cm, 80cm and 90cm configurations, with prices ranging from $5,600 to $7,400. Visit www.gaggenau.com.
You won’t have to worry about bacteria build-up with the 3M Scotch Titanium kitchen scissors – its detachable titanium blades are resistant to rust, oil and corrosion.
The blades are four times stronger than stainless steel, too! The scissors’ design features streamlined handles that relieve stress on fingers, as well as grips that can be used as bottle openers. To prevent crosscontamination, get one in red and another in purple – use one for raw food, and the other for cooked food!
The 3M Scotch Titanium kitchen scissors retail at $22.90 and can be found at all major retailers.
Less is definitely more with the simple, but elegant So collection by Royal Selangor that comprises a tray, a tumbler, two containers with lids, and salt and pepper shakers. Use the pieces as decorative objects, tableware or even for vanity organisation – versatile and stylish! The So collection is available at Royal Selangor, #B2-92 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, tel: 6688-7167. Visit www.royalselangor.com
Made using traditional Vietnamese Dong Ho printing techniques, the hand-crafted wrappers of the three artisanal Marou & Co. chocolate bars – in standard, chilli and sea-salt flavours – were inspired by the architecture of the National Gallery Singapore. A marriage between art and the gallery’s rich heritage, the trio pack makes a great gift or souvenir.
The Marou & Co. trio pack is exclusively available for $29.90 at Gallery & Co. in the National Gallery, tel: 6385-6683.