Sunday, 18 July 2010

The one kitchen gadget I'll be fighting to keep

As you might be able to tell from my previous post, there's not much in our kitchen which we bought because we fell in love with it - probably the coolest two things we have are a funky toaster, and a Typhoon Retro Revolution Buick Red Bread Bin.

But there's one kitchen gadget which I believe is completely and utterly essential, and I'll be fighting to ensure it keeps a rightful place in our new kitchen. And here it is:

It's a Pure Evoke Flow DAB radio with a WiFi internet connection. Which means that I get the usual FM stations, the much wider choice of DAB stations (Which is a relief considering I'm out in the sticks and have specific music tastes), and the other big advantage is that I can get most of my favourite podcasts to access from the radio. I could use my computer, but the Evoke has a really good sound quality, and I don't want to be constantly moving a laptop from room to room and getting it covered in cooking fat and other stuff. Whereas the radio takes up a much smaller space, so it can be kept safely out of the way. It's the same reason I don't use an MP3 player - and it's nice to be able to listen to a load of DAB only stations for a change from my own music collection.

And although the touchscreen Sensia is pretty cool, the combination of working in the kitchen and using a touchscreen seems like a bad combination - and I know I'll end up losing the remote control

I could go for something which looks a little more retro - Pure, Roberts and other brands all have more retro styles, but none of them include the wifi internet access as far as I know:

So out of all the DAB Radios available, I think the Evoke Flow is definitely the one we'll be keeping in the new kitchen. Now to find some other hi-tech kitchenwear to match - internet connected kitchen mixer anyone?

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