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Bearing in mind that we eat with our eyes in the first instance, I think the way food is presented is very important. Presentation shouldnt be fussy, but with a few simple but beautiful platters, dishes and bowls it can be transformed into a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds! The right dish in the right size makes all the difference, whether it be rustic food served in the rustic style or something more elaborate.

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Heat Resistant Silicone Hot Mats


Measuring 18cm (7in) square these handy little mats are heat resistant up to 300C and are dishwasher safe. Soft, floppy and non-bulky they are invaluable for protecting worktops from searingly hot pots, pans and casseroles that have come straight from the oven or hob. I  use them as serving mats too.

They also prevent those nasty grey marks left on light-coloured (or wood) worktops and chopping boards from the base of pans and roasting tins etc.

Available in three fresh, vibrant colours - purple, lime green and shocking/fushia pink  - they are easy to store hanging from their in-built hole, or in a drawer when not in use.  Having said that, mine are in constant use and have never seen the inside of a drawer...

(N.B. Colours selected at random unle colours.)

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