By Wares June 22, 2016 Small domestic appliances

Food prep takes a dive, coffee also in the doldrums?

GfK NZ ( says although Food Preparation in Q1 declined for the first time in 6 years in terms of sales units across all product segments, Liquidisers remained steady in sales units and were still growing, by 40% in value in Q1 2016.

GfK NZ also says that as well as Espresso Machines seeing a 7% decline in value for Q1 2016, it’s the first time there’s been a fall in volume in the last 5 years. Apart from Single Serve machines, +3% in units, all segments were down in value in Q1 2016.

Breville Kitchen Wizz 8 Plus Food Processor & Blender (BFP580SIL)

The combination of a 1000 Watt motor, stainless steel reinforced spindle and high performance stainless steel cutting surfaces makes for maximum precision for this food processor and blender. The slicing disc can be adjusted from paper thin 0.3mm up to 8.0mm, so each slice is consistent from beginning to end. The potato peeler peels up to 7 potatoes in 30 seconds, making an arduous task easy and saving time! The quad blade easily processes tough meat into mince, without over processing the top or bottom. The reversible grating disc is perfect for fine or coarse shredding. The Kinetix blender crushes and chops ice for velvety cocktails or whips and aerates for creamier smoothies thanks to the central blades that draw down what’s on top and wide sweeping blades which hug the bottom of the bowl.

Cuisinart 8 Cup Food Processor

It’s big enough to chop ingredients for a party-sized portion of salsa, and powerful enough to turn a full work bowl of veggies into healthy puréed soups in seconds. Rubberised touch pad controls, and reversible shredding and slicing discs make this food processor a favourite of creative home cooks! This Cuisinart Food Processor is designed to perform just about any food prep task a recipe calls for. Key features: 350 Watts; 8-cup work bowl with measurement markings; reversible shredding and medium to fine slicing discs; convenient rubberised High, Low, Off, and Pulse controls; integrated feed tube to add ingredients during processing; easy-to-clean, removable parts are dishwasher safe; BPA free; two colour options: gun metal grey and white.

Nespresso Lattissima +

Shining in its new Passion Red finish, Lattissima + was created for those who love coffee with milk – expresso, lungo, cappuccino or latte macchiato – all at the touch of a button. Activated by four buttons with automatic flowstops, makes for velvety high quality milk froth. Its manual milk container rinsing function and electronic descaling alert keep the Lattissima + going without too much work.

share this