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Laid-back cooking

Compiled by Raphaella Frame Photographs Henrique Wilding, supplied SNAP IT UP The Slice chopping board (image 1) from Joburg-based Snapp Design has a wedge cut from each side to create a practical funnel-effect. Not surprising that it recently won an international Good Design award! HOT STUFF Gaggenau’s inspired new CX 480 full-surface induction stove top (image 2) has 48 microinductors under the ceramic glass, which transform the entire surface into a cooker. The inductors sense the size and number of pots and pans on the surface, and only heat up the areas underneath each one. BASKET CASE Spiegelburg’s Garden Collection features charming items such as this reversible breadbasket (image 3), R209 – a cheerful addition to any breakfast table. Available from New Leap Trading. For more fabulous kitchen finds turn to page 134 of our May 2012 Easy Living issue, on sale now...