Come rain or shine, you prefer your morning bread toasted. Satisfyingly crunchy, smothered in butter and jam, and filling your home with the delicious aroma of hot bread, toast helps you start the day right. Quite apart from being delicious, did you know that your daily toast has another asset that few people know about? Its glycemic index (GI) is lower than that of fresh bread!
When bread is toasted, its water content moves to the surface. This causes something called starch retrogradation, which decreases the GI. If you’re going for foods with the lowest possible GI, choose breads made from semi-wholemeal or wholemeal flour as opposed to white flour. And if you’re watching your figure or want to eat healthier, then the benefit of toasting will no doubt get you reaching for your toaster more often, knowing that you can toast away to your heart’s content!

Plus it is a quick and easy breakfast for when you are on the go, but who said toast needs to be boring?

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Upgrade your traditional everyday toast by experimenting with different topping combinations. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Sliced fresh avocado toast with fresh lemon and ground pepper
  • Hazelnut spread with sliced bananas sprinkled with cinnamon powder 
  • Sliced fried pan-fried tomatoes topped with a fried egg and fresh chives
  • Ricotta topped with blueberries and drizzled with honey

Get creative and try all of your favourite ingredients on your toast – the possibilities are endless!

 

For all you tea lovers, we know one thing that can keep you smiling ’til midday – a nice hot mug of tea! So, needless to say, your kettle is an essential item in your kitchen.

If you’re some what of a tea connoisseur, you’ll know that each variety of tea has its own optimum brewing time and temperature. Tea temperature does matter! On certain types of leaves such as green tea, if your water temperature is too hot you can actually ‘cook’ the leaves instead of steeping them which will change the flavour of your tea and sometimes make it bitter tasting. That’s why we’ve put together some basic guidelines to what temperature you should use for steeping based on the types of team leaves. 

From Rooibos to Oolong, our chart will help you find out more on how to make the perfect brew every time! 

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Have you ever had that panicked moment when you’ve gone out and are worried that you’ve left your iron on?

Not turning your iron off is a fire hazard, and a lot of people forget to flip the switch when they’re done, especially if they’re just ironing a shirt and running out to work. Even if you are the best person for remembering things, it pays to have an iron with auto shut-off just so you’re covered. This means that if it hasn’t been used for a while, it will turn itself off, which helps provide peace of mind and stops your house burning down, which – needless to say – isn’t the result you want when ironing! T-fal irons are designed to meet the needs of every day consumers, and that means being safe and convenient to use with an auto-shut off feature on our irons*.

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Check out our range of T-fal irons and steamers to find the one right for you!

*Ensure to always check the label on your iron to ensure the auto shut-off is a feature included on your iron.

 

While there are a few different things you need to consider when picking out an iron, one of the most important things you want to think about is steam. It’s also the thing that means you get to spend less time ironing, which – let’s face it – is the dream.  Using an iron with plenty of steam, though, will cut your ironing time in half, if not reduce it even more. The more steam your iron produces, the more layers of fabric it can iron all at once, meaning you don’t need to go over the same area in your garment repeatedly.

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While you might have tried the trick of hanging a suit in your steamy bathroom after a shower to de-crease it, this doesn’t always work. However, if you have an iron that creates a lot of steam, it can double as a steamer so you can still use it on things that can’t be directly ironed.

T-fal offers a great selection of irons that produce high levels of steam that can effectively double as a steamer. This means you don’t need to find somewhere to hang your suit in the bathroom, pay for it to be steamed professionally or deal with hard-to-fix creases on delicate clothing.

Check out our range of T-fal Steam irons and find the one that is right for you

 

We’ve all done it – Throwing a load in the washing machine and forgetting about it for a while. Leaving clothes wet in the washer can multiply the amount of wrinkles on your garments which results in more time you need to spend ironing and steaming your clothes before you wear them.

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To cut your ironing time in half, simply hang up your clothes to dry right when they come out of the wash. If you prefer putting your garments in the dryer remember to take these out as soon as they are done and fold or hang-up them up to keep them wrinkle-free. The quicker you do this, the less time wrinkles have to settle!

Following this tip will ultimately save you less time ironing and steaming. To remove those last minute wrinkles from your outfits, T-fal has the perfect range of irons to help you keep your clothes and linens look fresh and crisp before you use them.

Check out our range of T-fal irons and steamers to find the one right for you!

 

An important tip to remember before you begin ironing is to ensure that you have the correct temperature setting depending on the type of fabric you are ironing. This can make the difference between perfectly pressed clothes and a giant burn whole in your favourite shirt! Having the right setting will make ironing faster, easier and give you perfect results that will make your clothes look brand new again.

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T-fal irons have different settings to help you change the temperature to match if you are ironing anything from cotton to wool to silk. The last thing you want is to use a temperature that will burn or damage the garment you are treating.

Check out our full range of T-fal irons and steamers to find the one right for you!

 

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