Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Kitchen Luxuries; London's Top Chefs Tell Pattie Barron What Luxury Kitchen Equipment They Would Most like to Have in Their Homes

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Kitchen Luxuries; London's Top Chefs Tell Pattie Barron What Luxury Kitchen Equipment They Would Most like to Have in Their Homes

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Byline: Pattie Barron

bright copper pans... my favourite things PRACTICAL Skye Gyngell, who launches Spring restaurant, her first solo venture, at Somerset House next month, would love a set of copper pans.

"Not just for their rustic beauty -- copper's ability to transfer heat exceptionally makes it wonderful to cook with and they last a lifetime."

tom's boozy fondue TOM HERBERT of the Fabulous Baker Brothers covets the multipurpose Prohibition Kit copper home distiller, left, (morackini.com). "When not making spirits, it can water plants or prepare a fondue. Bonus!" electric super-grill lights nuno's fire NUNO MENDES, head chef at the hottest restaurant in town, Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone, raves about Electrolux's Infinite Plancha Grill, below left, an affordable PS155.99 (see electrolux.co.uk for details).

"The results from cooking seafood and fish on the plancha are amazing," says Portugueseborn Mendes.

LEONID JUST WANTS TO WIND DOWN RESTAURATEUR Leonid Shutov of Bob Bob Ricard, Soho, dreams of installing a White Spiral wine cellar (PS22,800 from spiralcellars.co.uk) beneath his kitchen.

chuck a green egg on the barby ON HIS balcony, Joseph Woodland, executive chef at Barnyard, Oliver Dabbous's latest venture in Charlotte Street, would be happy to find room for a Green Egg BBQ (PS700, biggreenegg.co.uk/shop). "The charcoal smokes a lot, but the flavour you get is incredible. Even broccoli tastes wonderful."

howard NIGEL space rocket coffee machine RUSSELL NORMAN of the Polpo group of restaurants lusts after a classic brass and copper Elektra coffee machine, left, (PS1,240 from coffeeitalia.co.uk).

"The iconic model looks like a shiny space rocket with a brass eagle on top and has Murano glass studs as one of the lavish details. I would get a great deal of pleasure using it daily for my morning espresso macchiato. …

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