Discover the must-have appliances, as seen in Great British Bake Off
4 September 2014
That edge-of-seat, Bake Off excitement may have finished, but Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry’s masterclasses are proving to be the perfect antidote to our midweek bakery broodings. And best of all, they’ve given us one more opportunity to ogle those fancy Bake Off gadgets.
Who else was mesmerized by Mary Berry’s nifty thermospatula? Just three episodes in, and our Christmas list is already longer than the hallway. But while we know exactly what we want, ‘the spatula from the Bake Off’ might be too vague a note for other members of the family.
That’s why we’ve done some digging to find exactly where to buy those covetable contraptions, shop, price, model and all. So now there’s no excuse come Christmas morning…
From the accidental to the pure crazy (remember when John Whaite put his hand in the mixer!), in a show like Bake Off there’s bound to be a few injuries. But thanks to the NEFF Series 5, none of those have included a nasty oven burn. The SoftClose Slide & Hide door drops down and slots neatly away under the oven cavity, so there’s no fumbling around to retrieve the sponge!
Available at Currys
When it comes to chocolate tempering, precision is key – which is why we were completely won over by Mary Berry’s thermospatula. It actively monitors temperature as you stir, ensuring no more spoiled jam or chocolate.
Available at Lakeland
For a hard-wearing and long-lasting food processor, the Magimix 5200XL BlenderMix is the go-to gadget. No wonder Mary Berry relies on it for everything, including her pastry. With three individual bowls, you can blend three things at once without getting them mixed up.
Available at John Lewis
Whip that batter in to shape with the Bodum Bistro hand mixer. It can tackle anything, from whipping cream to kneading bread dough (although we’re not sure how Paul Hollywood would feel about that!). The cord rolls up inside the mixer for better storage, and it’s water proof so easy to clean.
Available at Selfridges
Admit it, we’ve all felt a pang of jealousy whenever these glitzy mixers appeared on the screen during Bake Off. The ‘planetary’ motion of the mixing hand ensures every inch of batter is sweeped up, and with an easily detached splashguard and robust stainless steel bowl, there’s no chance of a surprise flour explosion!
Available at John Lewis