Good cooker

The cooking buying guide

The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home, and the centrepiece of most kitchens is a built-in or freestanding cooking appliance. As most of us spend so much time cooking, it’s important to make the right choice of cooking appliance to suit your home and lifestyle.

Range style cooker and extraction hood

Portlan Dorset An Envoy double oven range cooker with grill, rings and griddle along with extractor unit and splashbacklittle used and in great condition. Needs a new home as a new kitchen arrives later this week.

How do cooker hood filters work?

Cooker hoods use filters to keep your kitchen fresh and free from grease. Grease filters capture grease and food particles. While charcoal filters purify the air itself, neutralising any odours. Some filters you can clean and reuse.

Others need to be replace which you can do from the Electrolux webshop.

Quantifying volume

The noise level of a cooker hoo as with the noise level of all things, is measured in dbA (‘a-weighted’ decibels). What this figure means is well beyond the scope of this article, but the important thing is that it is not a linear scale; a small change in dbA level translates into larger changes in perceived volume, with the latter doubling every ten-decibels.

Grilled California Fish Tacos

Battered and fried fish tacos are certainly delicious (we’d be hard pressed to turn them down) but the whole frying part can be a drag to pull off at home on a sweltering summer day. Not to mention that deep fried foods and bikini season don’t always go hand in hand. That’s why these super cool Cali-style tacos, made with firm grilled white fish, might be the ideal taco for summer.

Swordfish, mahi mahi, halibut, snapper, or tilapia would work swimmingly in this recipe. A whole half avocado per serving adds irresistible creamy flavor, and grilled scallions take each tortilla over the top.