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The Telegraph – Top 10 Coffee Machines

With cafe culture now becoming a part of everyday living and the ability to have fresh coffee at only a flick of the switch, the coffee market is proving to be full of beans. The Telegraph have rounded up the best 10 coffee machines available on the market today.

 

Bosch TAS2002GB

Bosch TAS2002GB

Featured in the top 10 was the Bosch TAS2002GB (Available from EPE). This sleek black machine has the ability to make over 35 varieties of drinks, from lattes and macchiatos to hot chocolates and tea. As well as being a high quality machine, it also proves to be very low maintenance with its automatic cleaning and descaling program. Not forgetting the 1.5L water tank, meaning that you don’t have to fill the machine too often.

 

 

Best Juicer: T3’s pick of the finest gadgets to separate juice from flesh

If you’re looking for the best juicer to give your mornings a fresh lift, we’ve got you sorted. T3, The Gadget Magazine, has given us their verdict on the finest gadgets to separate the juice from the flesh. Featured in their finest gadgets were the;

Philips Viva Collection – An exclusive partner to EPE

Philips HR1855

Philips HR1855

This new budget-priced offering from the house of Philips uses a fine serrated cutting blade and around 12,000rpm of centrifugal force to obliterate fruit and veg. It’s a light-weight unit which means it’s easy to carry from cupboard to worktop – a quartet of rubber suckers keeps the unit firmly routed to the work surface while the motor gathers pace. (more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/best-juicer-t3s-pick-of-the-finest-gadgets-to-separate-juice-from-flesh/#more-3029″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

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Good Housekeeping – Kettle Review

Having recently carried out their rigorous product testing, the Good Housekeeping Institute have released the verdict on the kettles they tested. Out of the 72 kettles involved in the tests, 16 of them are products EPE supply. Find out how the 16 kettles EPE supply faired in the testing below.

For further information on the Good Housekeeping Institutes kettle reviews click here

Breville Spectra Kettle – VKJ595

91/100

Kenwood Kmix Jug Kettle – SJM040 series

88/100

Philips Energy Efficient Brushed Kettle – HD4671/20

85/100

Kenwood 1.6L Jug Kettle – JKP210

84/100

Philips Energy Efficient Kettle – HD4644/00

80/100

Bosch Village Cream Kettle – TWK7607GB

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Finance

Growing – Cookshop/ Housewares

Cookshop independents notched up a third quarter of growth after nearly three years of decline, new research from CHA parent bira shows. However, the percentage of growth is falling and was down to 1.19% in the third quarter.

Related product sectors experienced mixed fortunes around this benchmark, with furniture, floor coverings and beds continuing to roar ahead, hardware falling to just above zero after two years of growth, and pet products and garden falling into negative territory.

Across all product sectors growth stood at 1.33% year-on-year against the same quarter in 2014 and marked the fifth quarter of increasing sales, albeit at the lowest rate of increase in 2015.

Six out of ten respondents reported rising turnover, once again a post-crash high, but the effect of this was muted by the average turnover uplift reported being at the lowest level since the same time. More shops are experiencing lower average increases. Results were positive across all regions, with Scotland leading at 3.16% and Wales following closely behind at 2.67%. The South West had the lowest growth at a tiny 0.07%, effectively zero.

Retailer confidence stood at the highest level since the crash, with three out of four feeling confident or very confident and only on in four describing themselves as anxious.

If there is a cloud on the horizon it is the future of cost increases. 54% reckon that the new National Living Wage will result in fewer jobs within their businesses by the time it reaches £9 per hour in 2020. As one member commented “coupled with the pension contributions kicking in at 3% for employers by 2017, the pot will run dry very quickly!”

Sectoral Performance 2015

Q1

Q2

Q3

Furniture, Floorcovering & Beds

5.8%

15.98%

9.45%

DIY Hardware

1.32%

1.04%

0.24%

Cookshop/Housewares

1.46%

6.66%

1.19%

Pet Products

4.57%

5.99%

-0.82%

Garden/Machinery/Tool Hire

9.24%

8.65%

-2.82%

Juicers

Demand grows for juicers

The number of households owning juicers, blenders and ice-cream makers has doubled in the past five years as health conscious consumers create more food and drink from scratch, research from the Energy Saving Trust suggests.

More than a fifth of households now own electric juicers and smoothie makers and one in ten now owns an ice-cream maker. Coffee machines have also risen in popularity and are now found in 45% of households, up from 28% five years ago, the EST said.

And in a possible sign of the Great British Bake Off effect, more than half of households now own a food processor, up from about a third fiver years ago.

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