The phrase “better late than never” could not be more fitting. Way back at the end of April, I was invited to an event at Neff by Appliances Online; #AOCooks. The event was called Afternoon Tea Delights, and Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite was the delightful host for the afternoon.
I arrived at the Neff showroom and joined the other bloggers who were being shown all the amazing products Neff has to offer, including their innovative Slide & Hide oven. More about that later. After we had our fill of gazing longly at cookers, imaging how good they’d look in our dream kitchens, we were taken to a presentation room where we were given a small talk on the history of Neff and Appliances Online. For those of you who don’t know, Appliances Online is an online retailer for electrical appliances, whose customer service is highly rated! Check out their blog to find out more about the afternoon and what the company do!
Then came the exciting part, meeting John Whaite! As a Great British Bake of fan I was very excited to see him bake, up close! The centre of attention of the afternoon, apart from John of course, was the Slide & Hide oven. Now I can’t remember all the specifics (check out Neff’s website for more info) but I do know this; it’s got this great door that slides out the way and it does this fancy air circulating thing which means you can cook shtanky things with your sweet treats. Now you may be thinking “poppycock!” but I can confirm that it works! We blind tested two muffins, one lot that were cooked on their own, one lot that were cooked with some smoked salmon tartlets, and you honestly could not tell the difference! Not a trace of the fishy flavour was absorbed by the soft lemon & poppy seed muffins.
All in all I had a really great afternoon. I left with a full stomach, a grin across my face (thanks to the goody bag) and the desire to have a kitchen of my own in which to fit a Neff Slide & Hide oven (it would be bought from ao.com of course!)
Before I go, check out these AMAZING stop motion animation videos Appliances Online make…