To keep food fresh longer, add a drop of vinegar to your dish as you’re preparing it. The acetic acid prevents bacteria from growing.


The Herdmar cutlery collection is available in seven designs, from $68 for a set of four, at #02-K92 Pasarbella, 20 Turf Club, tel: 6219-9716.
Luxury At Hand

Portuguese brand Herdmar’s luxury flatware collection is perfect for your next dinner party. Available in a range of finishes, including 24K gold plating and matte black, this chic cutlery set is made using high quality material – the 18/10 stainless steel base guarantees durability and safe daily use.


Get a Weber grill, from $199, as well as accompanying accessories, at 463 Joo Chiat Road, tel: 6348-8313.
Gourmet Grilling

US brand Weber has a gourmet grill for everyone, whether you prefer a portable version for picnics or a larger one for your garden. With these, you won’t be limited to basic barbecuing – you can roast, smoke, fry, poach and bake, too! Features include a porcelain-enameled bowl and lid formed to allow heat to circulate, the One-Touch Cleaning System for hassle-free cleaning of ashes and the Flavorizer bar that catches and vaporises cooking juices, infusing food with a smoky aroma.


The Kikki.K Svenska Hem Sma Stunder collection is available at #B2-44 to 46 Ion Orchard, tel: 6509-3107.
Beautifully Simple

Get the understated beauty of Swedish style with the new Kikki.K Svenska Hem Sma Stunder collection of homeware. The pieces, such as a teapot, a glass water bottle, a wooden tray and a vase, are made using natural veined wood, matte porcelain and polished brass. White porcelain cups feature words, while sugar bowls and teapots are decorated with gold floral motifs.


Bosch Serie 6 Active Water dishwasher, $2,499, is available at #04-01 Bosch Experience Centre, 11 Bishan Street 21, tel: 6356-1080, or at major home appliance stores.
Wash And Save

The Bosch Serie 6 Active Water free-standing dishwasher will give you the best results while helping the environment, thanks to its energy-efficiency and minimal water consumption programmes. It also operates relatively quietly, so you can clean your dirty tableware any time of the day.

Simply Delicious

In just a few minutes, you can get a great-tasting meal, with Jade Cuisine’s Ready To Eat range of dishes. Despite its simplicity and convenience, these pre-packed dishes are as delicious as home-cooked ones, thanks to a careful selection of ingredients. Choose from 11 items, such as the best-selling yam paste with ginkgo nuts, spicy braised beef brisket and sweet and sour spare ribs. The Jade Cuisine Ready To Eat range is priced from $7.70 for $15. Find it at all Giant supermarkets.


The Verycook Plancha grill is available in five colours and your choice of accessories, from $799, at #01-01A Tott, 896 Dunearn Road, tel: 6219-7077, or
Get Out Of The Kitchen

The Verycook Plancha grill, a portable professional grill, is great for outdoor entertaining. Cooking meat is made easier thanks to the 6mm-thick grilling surface measuring 600mm by 400mm, which evenly distributes heat. Plus, it’s designed with a draining tray that ensures you don’t end up cooking over a naked flame – that means no flare ups and smoke when fat drips – for healthier dishes!


The Samsung RT6000 refrigerator, from $1,399, is available at all major electrical stores.
Twice As Good

Prevent unpleasant odours from spoiling your appetite with Samsung’s RT6000, a refrigerator with two independent cooling systems — for the freezer and the fridge. This also means better humidity levels to ensure freshness of your stocked ingredients. The technology allows you to convert the freezer compartment into a fridge, as well as switch off the fridge (leaving only the freezer on), to save energy while you’re on vacation, among other features.