Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”), and agreed to be bound by them, when entering this Promotion. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time.

  1. Entry to the Promotion is open to residents of the UK who are 18 years of age or over at the opening date, excluding employees of the their agents and anyone else professionally connected with this Promotion. Proof of age and/or eligibility may be required.
  2. By entering this Promotion, you agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions.
  3. The opening date of the Promotion is 12:30pm (UK time) on Friday 3rd March 2016 and the closing date is 11:59:00am (UK time) on Thursday 10th March 2016.
  4. There are 15 Prizes to be won. Each prize consists of one pair of tickets to the Ideal Home Show, London. Tickets are valid for one day’s entry only and can be used for entry to the exhibition on any date between Friday 18th March  and Sunday 3rd April 2016.
  5. To enter the Promotion, follow the account @TefalUK on Twitter and retweet one of the competition tweets referencing @ideal_home_show that states “RT & follow” that will be posted between Friday 3rd March 2016 and Thursday 10th March  2016. There is no fee to enter and no purchase is necessary. Only one entry per person.
  6. The winning entries will be selected from all the approved entries received during the competition period. The winners will be notified by way of Direct Message through Twitter to the account used for entry into the competition within 24 hours of the prize draw being made. The winner must acknowledge the Direct Message communication from Tefal by Monday 14th March at 3:00pm in order to accept the prize. After this period of time the Promoter reserves the right to draw an alternative winner. This process will continue until a winner is confirmed for all 15 prizes.
  7. The Prize will be delivered by post to a nominated address as communicated between the winner(s) and Tefal UK.
  8. All prizes must be accepted as offered. Prizes are non-transferable. There is no cash alternative and the decision of the Promoter is final.  No correspondence will be entered into.
  9. In accepting the prize you agree to the additional terms & conditions as stated by the Ideal Home Show / Media 10: www.idealhomeshow.co.uk
  10. By entering the Promotion, the prize winners agree to allow the free use of his/her name, photographs and general location for publicity and news purposes relating to this Promotion and future competitions or promotions by the Promoter or any associated, affiliated or subsidiary company. All such publicity shall be undertaken by the prize winners free of charge.
  11. Details of prize winners’ names and county will be available for one month after the close of the Promotion by writing to the Promoter at Ideal Home Show competition, Groupe SEB, Riverside House, Riverside Walk, Windsor, SL4 1NA  and stating the name and closing date of the Promotion.
  12. The Promoter does not accept liability for any losses or claims whatsoever arising out of the Promotion or prizes, save for those involving the Promoter’s fraud or personal injury or death resulting from the Promoter’s negligence.
  13. By entering this Promotion, each Entrant agrees that the Promoter may use their personal information for the purposes of the Promotion and in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy, which can be viewed at http://www.tefal.co.uk/privacy. Please note that your data may be transferred, stored and/or processed outside the EEA.
  14. The Promoter reserves the right to terminate, amend or extend this Promotion (including altering the Prizes to a prize of equal or greater value) if, in its sole discretion, it is not capable of being conducted as specified.  All amendments will be published on this Page: https://www.facebook.com/TefalUK/ and will be flagged by way of a Tweet from the account @TefalUK
  15. These Terms and the Promotion generally shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any disputes arising therefrom.
  16. The Promoter does not accept responsibility for network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry. Entries must not be sent in through agents or third parties. Incomplete entries, and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these terms and conditions, will be disqualified and will not be counted.
  17. If the Promoter has grounds to suspect any entrant or third party of cheating, deception or fraudulent or unsportsman-like conduct of any kind (including, without limitation, manipulating the Promotion, choice of prize winner(s) or any entry or setting up multiple accounts in order to obtain multiple entries) the Promoter reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to disqualify any entrant, entry or person it reasonably believes to be responsible for, or associated with, such activity.
  18. Please note that this Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. By entering, you acknowledge that Twitter bears no responsibility for this Promotion and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, you release Twitter from any liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion.  You understand that the information you provide is provided to the Promoter (and its affiliates, associates and agents where applicable) and not to Twitter.
  19. Please note that this Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the Ideal Home Show or Media 10. By entering, you acknowledge that neither the Ideal Home Show or Media 10 bears any responsibility for this Promotion and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, you release the Ideal Home Show and Media 10 from any liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion.  You understand that the information you provide is provided to the Promoter (and its affiliates, associates and agents where applicable) and not to the Ideal Home Show or Media 10.
  20. Promoter: Groupe SEB, Riverside House, Riverside Walk, Windsor, SL4 1NA

 

If you’re fed up with your Saturdays being relegated to a weekly deep clean of the kitchen, then you’ll love this post.

 

Because we want you to enjoy your weekend, we’ve got five top tips for keeping your kitchen spotless:

 

1)      Get organised

Make life easier for yourself by storing plates, dishes and utensils in the drawers and cupboards closest to the appliance they’re used for. Arrange pots and pans to live in cupboards under or near the cooker or hang them up if you can; perfect for super-speedy access and making cooking and tidying up easy.

 

2)      Wash up as you go

“I love doing the dishes straight after dinner” said no one ever. But let’s face it, washing up as you go makes sense. It’ll help you stay on top of your kitchen and eliminate the unruly formation of ceiling-high piles of pots and pans.

Wash Up As You Go

3)      Spritz and spray your stove daily

Just as washing your dishes as you cook makes life easier, so will giving your hob a daily scrub down.  A hob covered in old, crusty food has the power to make the tidiest of kitchens look like something from a horror movie. Wiping your hob down daily will save you time and energy in the long run.

 

4)      Use a bowl as your bin 

Place all your scraps into a bowl or bag as you cook and keep your counters clear. Not only do you save yourself several trips back and forth to the bin, you’ll soon become a cleaner and more efficient cook. It’ll also be ready to drop straight into the food recycling bin – bonus!

 

5)      Rearrange your fridge

If retrieving items from your fridge is something of a lucky dip, it’s time to get organised! Purge the spoiled food, unwanted leftovers and sauces well past their ‘use by’ date and get shelves and drawers squeaky clean. Group certain items together and try to keep raw and cooked foods apart. It’ll not only save time and keep food at it’s best for longer, but it will make it easier to keep your fridge spotless.

Rearrange Your Fridge

For more ideas on how to keep your kitchen pristine take a look at these:

  • The invaluable Good Housekeeping guide for top tips on organising your fridge
  • If you’ve run out of kitchen cleaner, find out how to make your own here
  • Print off this family cleaning rota to help keep the whole house on top of the chores

 

What are your top tips for a spotless kitchen?

 

If Christmas is not the season of overindulgence then we must live in a completely different universe. For us the phrase “go on, one more” is one that sounds very familiar!  It’s also one we’d already started returning to in January. Oops…

 

Familiar sounding story? Fret not, all is not lost!

Avocado Superfood

The good news is that in January most gyms run some sort of ‘exclusive’ and enticing New Year’s sign-up discount. The bad news is, everyone and their mum signs up – which means queuing for 10 minutes to hit the treadmill becomes the norm.

 

If you’re thinking the former and the latter sound like equally bad news, don’t worry as we have even BETTER news. News that doesn’t ask you to sign up to a gym or even stop eating! Intrigued? Read on..

 

New research suggests that an introduction of ‘Superfoods’ to your diet can keep you slim and trim. Superfoods – well known to be nutritional forces of nature – not only help maintain your weight, but also keep your mind sharp, prevent chronic diseases, improve eyesight and build bones.

Salmon Superfoods

Because we want you to be super in 2016, here are our Top 5 Superfoods, all very versatile and perfect for some super-tasty meals:

 

  1. Oats: This superfood is rich in fibre; one serving can help you feel full throughout the day. Just half a cup packs 4.6g of resistant starch, a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat.
  2. Turkey breast: This superfood has 20 grams of satisfying protein but just 90 calories per 3oz serving.
  3. Sweet potatoes: Half of a large baked sweet potato delivers more than 45% of your daily dose of vitamin A, which protects your vision and your immune system.
  4. Avocados: Filled with healthy fats, this superfood will keep you satisfied and help you absorb other nutrients for better digestion.
  5. Salmon: This lean source of protein helps you feel full without adding fat. Salmon is a superfood full of Omega 3, perfect for reducing cholesterol and strengthening cardiac muscles.

 

If you’re eager to give superfoods a try, take some inspiration from these:

 

Do you have any ‘super’ tips or delicious recipes? We’d love to know!

 

Atelier des Chefs Facebook Competition

Wednesday 10th February 2016

 

Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”), and agreed to be bound by them, when entering this Promotion. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time.

 

Promoter

 

1.     The promoter is Groupe SEB UK Ltd, whose registered office is at Riverside House, Riverside Walk, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NA

(“Promoter”).

 

2.     The Promoter is responsible for all administrative aspects of the Promotion (including determination of winners, prize-giving, and technical support etc.), with the assistance of Lexis Agency, 75 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF.

 

Entry period

 

3.    Starting date: 12.00 (UK time) on 11th February 2016.

 

4.    Closing date: Midday (UK time) on 12th February 2016.

 

5.    Any entries received after the Closing Date will not be entered into the Promotion.

 

Who may enter

 

6.    This competition (“Promotion”) is open to residents of the UK and Republic of Ireland, aged 18 or over.

 

7.    The following may not enter or win a prize: (a) employees of Promoter or its agents and their first and second degree family members, (b) anyone else who is directly or indirectly professionally connected with the Promotion or the Promoter and their family members.

 

How to enter

8.     To take part in this Promotion entrants must visit the Tefal UK Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/TefalUK/

 

9.  Entrants will need to do the following before the Closing Date:

a) Nominate a friend in the Comments section of the Atelier des Chefs competition post.

b) Respond to the message informing them they have won.

 

10.  No purchase is necessary but entrants will need access to the Internet and a Facebook account in order to be able to enter the Promotion.

 

Limitations / restrictions on entry

 

11.  Maximum of one entry per person and per household.

 

12.  Entrants are responsible for ensuring they will be able to accept the prize as set out below and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. In the event a winner is unable to do so then the Promoter reserves the right to reward the prize to another eligible entrant using the method set out in the “Winner selection and notification” section below (and so on until a winner who is eligible and able to accept the prize is found).

 

13.  Entries must not be made in bulk, or through agents or third parties.

 

14.  Incomplete entries and entries that do not comply in full with these Terms and Conditions will be disqualified and will not be counted.

 

Winner selection and notification

 

15.   One winner will be drawn at random (using the independent website http://www.random.org) from all complete, correct and eligible entries received before the Closing Date.

 

16.   The winner will be requested to respond to a direct message via a Facebook Comment on their competition entry within 48 hours of the Closing Date.  The winner will then need to respond to that notification within the next 48 hours in order to (i) confirm their acceptance of the prize, (ii) supply guest details for themselves and their guest.

All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during this time using the contact details provided in response to the winner notification. Entrants should ensure they check for notification because if a response from a winner is not received within 48 hours of the notification being made, a winner may lose their chance to claim their prize. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be required in order to claim the prize.

 

17.   Promoter’s decisions are final and binding in all respects on all entrants and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

Prize

 

18.  The prize is one voucher for a pair of tickets to a 60-minute cooking class at Atelier des Chefs, London. The prize is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.

Winners are responsible for their own travel and any other additional costs that arise are not included in the Prize and are the responsibility of the winner and their guest.

 

19.  Please note that the prize does not include personal expenditure and other incidental costs other than those specifically included.

 

20.  The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize (or any part thereof) for a prize or prizes of equivalent or greater monetary value if this is necessary for reasons beyond its reasonable control.  There is no cash alternative to the prize (or any part thereof)) and unless the Promoter agrees otherwise in writing the prize is non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

21.  Details of winner’s name will be available for one month after the Closing Date by writing to the Promoter at the contact details above and stating the name and date of the Promotion.

 

Liability

 

22.  The Promoter accepts full liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or loss caused by a false statement where the statement is made fraudulently, or for any other losses that cannot be excluded at law.  Otherwise, the following exclusions of liability will apply. References to the “Promoter” in this Liability section include all of the Promoter’s associated companies, agents or any other third party involved in the Promotion.

 

23.  The Promoter will not be responsible for (and will have no liability in connection with) the following occurrences, to the extent that they occur for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control:

a)         any postponement or cancellation of the Promotion;

b)         any changes to the prize or the way in which they can be used;

c)          problems with the dispatch of prize (such as a prize failing to reach the intended recipient); and

d)         any act or default of any third party supplier.

 

24.  The Promoter does not accept responsibility for network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind, which may affect the sending, receipt or processing of your entry or for entries lost, damaged, delayed or unreadable, including loss of entries through technical fault or transmission delays.

 

25.  Please note that this Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering, entrants acknowledge that Facebook bears no responsibility for this Promotion and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, entrants hereby release Facebook from any liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion. Entrants understand that the information they submit in connection with this Promotion is provided to the Promoter (and its affiliates, associates and agents where applicable) and not to Facebook.

 

26.  If the Promoter has grounds to suspect any entrant or third party of cheating, deception or fraudulent or unsportsmanlike conduct of any kind (including, without limitation, manipulating the promotion, choice of prize winners or establishing multiple accounts in order to gain multiple entries where the number of entries is limited) the Promoter reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to disqualify any entrant, entry or person it reasonably believes to be responsible for, or associated with, such activity.

 

27.  Each winner and guest should be in good health and appropriately fit for travel and waive any claim they may have against the Promoter for any safety or health issue or problem they may have during travel.

 

Personal details and publicity

 

28.   The Promoter will use each winner’s, and each entrant’s personal details for the purpose of administering this Promotion.

 

29.  By entering this Promotion, entrants agree that if they are a prize winner they will grant the Promoter the free use of their name, country of residence, photographs, video and voice (“Image”) for advertising, publicity and news purposes in any media in perpetuity without additional remuneration. To this effect, a winner’s acceptance of a prize shall be deemed to be a confirmation of their agreement for the Promoter to use their Image, and the winner shall sign any further documentation reasonably required by the Promoter in this regard. A winner may also be asked to take part in reasonable publicity and PR activity in connection with the Promotion.

 

Promoter’s intellectual property

 

30.  All intellectual property and database rights, in the Promoter’s Facebook page and materials published on it, excluding so-called “user generated content” but including, without limitation, trademarks, designs, logos, text, images, audio and video materials, look and feel and software (including code, interface and website structure) (“Materials”) are owned by the Promoter (or its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or partners).

 

31.  The Materials are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world.

 

32.  All such rights are reserved and it is strictly prohibited to remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from any Materials.

 

English law applies

 

33.  This Promotion, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it (including the prize shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and entrants irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any such dispute or claim.

 

You’ve probably heard of a pressure cooker, but it’s likely you’ve not taken the steps towards using one.

However, have you ever spared a thought as to how useful they can be as an addition to your kitchen appliance team?

On February 5th, the new BBC2 consumer show ‘What To Buy and Why’ featured one our favourite pressure cookers, the Tefal Clipso + and even invited a Michelin starred chef to test it against some competitor products. As a big fan of pressure cookers, he felt that the reduced cooking times offer a great way to regularly make healthy, home cooked food from scratch despite the pressures of our ever increasingly hectic lifestyles.

What To Buy & Why

He was asked to cook an identical dish in three different pressure cookers and throughout the process he was asked to assess the usability of each pressure cooker and then ultimately to compare how well each stacked up against each other, in terms of how well the meat was cooked and of course, the overall taste.

The Tefal Clipso + finished in pole position! It gained high praise for its many plus points. The chef praised the fact Clipso + was dishwasher friendly and that it could be used on all types of hob. He also pointed out how user-friendly the cooker was overall, specifically pointing out  the illuminated pressure indicator on the top of the device and also how good the  handles were to use.

He concluded that he would recommend the Tefal Clipso+ over the other products tested.

Clipso +

With even a Michelin starred chef giving high praise, we felt it was time to share some love towards pressure cookers, and their many uses.

Pressure cookers can be used for an assortment of cooking niches, including: to simmer, braise, steam, bake, boil (takes deep breath), poach, sauté and fry, actually making it one of the most versatile items you can own in your kitchen. It’s as easy as putting everything in the pot, securing the lid and letting the magic take place.

Why not test the advantages yourself and spice up your usual meals by creating one our favourite pressure cooker dishes? Asian short ribs!

Asian Short Ribs

 

Christmas Dinner Around the World

 

It’s official – Christmastime is upon us.

 

We’ve all got our Christmas trees up, the Tefal offices look like an explosion in a tinsel factory and our Christmas puddings are maturing in the cupboard under the sink. There’s no doubt the most wonderful time of the year has arrived.

And while we love traditions and home comforts at this time of year, we’re also feeling inspired by Christmas traditions from around the world and want to bring them into our kitchen. So we’ve rounded up our five favourite festive food ideas from around the world, and of course suggested how Tefal can help bring them to your table.

 

Germany – Stollen

We can’t think about Christmas without picturing idyllic German Christmas markets full to bursting with wooden toys, mulled cider and most importantly stollen. Whipping up the stollen dough would be a doddle in the Cuisine Companion. Then you can make a whole log for the family or miniatures and wrap them as gifts.

Stollen

Mexico – Pozole

Pozole is a rich warming soup made with chicken and pork. It’s great to feed a crowd making it the perfect Christmas Eve meal and we bet the Cook4Me could handle Pozole in a matter of minutes. Just remember to make Tamales too, for a proper Mexican feast!

Pozole-min

Australia – Barbequed Shrimp

Whilst Australians enjoy Shrimp on the barbie, bring a little sunshine to your Christmas with shrimp on the Optigrill! The perfect party snack and perhaps an excuse to start browsing holidays for the New Year…

Shrimp

Italy – Feast of Seven Fishes

On Christmas Eve, Italians tend to avoid meat and plump for their traditional Feast of Seven Fishes, where delicacies like fried eels feature. We’re sure that for seven dishes, our stacking Ingenio pans would come in handy!

Fishes-min (1)

England – Leftover Pie

Finally we’re back to England. And while this isn’t a Christmas Day tradition, we think the leftovers pie might even rival dinner on the big day. Packed with all the good bits – turkey, stuffing, sausages, leeks, gravy, cranberries – and topped with buttery pastry what’s not to love? And why not make like Daniella of Madame Gourmand and whip up your pie filling in the Actifry!

 

 

Merry Christmas, folks!

 

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