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Win a £50 supermarket voucher to splash over the festive period!

November 20, 2018

We’re giving two lucky people the chance to win a £50 supermarket voucher to spend on Christmas dinner supplies for their friends and family!

There will be two separate competitions on our social channels – one on Facebook and one on Twitter.

Facebook entry

Like the page, comment on a competition Facebook post and tag four of your friends.

Twitter entry

Follow the account, comment on a competition tweet and retweet.

Whether you spend it on party food, decorations or ingredients to make the perfect cocktails for your party, we’re sure that a £50 supermarket voucher will come in very useful!

Our range of innovative cooking, cooling and cleaning appliances are perfect for everything from party preparation to post-party clean-up’s.

We all know exactly how messy Christmas Day can become. The latest innovation in our market-leading floorcare range, the H-Free cordless stick vacuum, has the power of a traditional corded model, and a runtime of 25-minutes, so you’ll be done with the Christmas day clean-up in no time.

With the logistical challenges presented by Christmas dinner cooking duties, you’ll need an oven which can stand up to the test. The Hoover Vision oven will help you go above and beyond, with an integrated HD door camera to ensure nothing gets burnt whilst your busy entertaining guests! You’ll also need a spacious fridge-freezer when you stock up on your festive food and drink – take a look at the AXI.

For making light work of the washing up, there’s the the innovative AXI dishwasher, featuring Artificial Intelligence and Wi-Fi connectivity, and for all the napkins and table cloths, turn to the AXI washing machine.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 19th December.

 

Competition terms and conditions:

  1. The promoter is Hoover Ltd.
  2. Employees of Hoover Ltd or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. Closing date for entry will be 18.12.2018 after this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  6. The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are as stated in this post.
  7. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions. Entrants will be notified of any changes to the competition as soon as possible.
  8. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  9. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  10. Two winners will be chosen by Hoover Ltd.
  11. The winners will be notified by via the social media platform through which they entered within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  12. The promoter will organise delivery of the prize to one specified address
  13. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  15. By entering, the winners and all entrants agrees for their name, entry and any images/videos submitted as part of the entry to be used in publicity activity. The winner is also required to provide an image of themselves with their prize for use online and in the press. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  16. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  17. The prize is one £50 supermarket voucher per winner. The winners may choose between a Tesco or Sainbsury’s voucher. Please note that two separate competitions will be running. There will be one winner per channel (Facebook and Twitter).
  18. There is no cash alternative.
  19. This competition is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Twitter or any other third-party channels in which the competition is being promoted on.
  20. This competition is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Tesco or Sainsbury’s.
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Making the transition: A guide to vegetarianism

November 20, 2018

Social media stories, cooking programmes on the TV, new restaurant openings and dedicated supermarket sections – these are just some of the areas we’re now seeing vegetarianism in our daily lives. This is a reflection of the huge increase in vegetarianism in the UK, driven by factors such as ethical, environmental and health concerns as well as social media. Recent reports suggest that 25% of British people now cut back on the amount of meat they eat.

Veganism and vegetarianism are certainly the food trends of the day. Are you looking to cut down your meat intake or shake it completely? From new recipes to substituting meat, here’s a quick guide to help kickstart your vegetarian diet.

Know why you want to make a change

With all the medical and healthy living advice, media influences and news that we’re aware of these days, we can be persuaded to make changes. This is fine, but it’s important to know and understand the reasons why you want to make the change to vegetarianism. Whether it’s for ethical or environmental reasons, or it’s part of maintaining a more balanced diet, then it will be much if easier to maintain if you have a solid foundation and you’ll be more committed to the change.

Experiment with new recipes first

Plates of refreshing bulgur and vegetables salad

If Monday comes around and you tell everyone, “I’m vegetarian from this day on”, you’ll risk finding it a much more difficult and unenjoyable experience. Steady transition is the best approach as you’ll need to plan the types of meals you’re going to be eating every day. To inspire yourself to tackle the challenge start by working in one or two vegetarian recipes each week, then two or three, and so on. This way you’ll be more prepared to get to grips with the reduction in meat and you can develop more satisfying dishes.

Improve your kitchen skills and understanding of ingredients

To ensure your vegetarian diet is healthy and balanced, you might need to get up to scratch with some more cooking techniques, as well as understanding what foods work the best with each other. Losing meat can initially leave a void which can often result in some bland dishes or unhealthy dishes if you’re not careful! A bean chilli with brown rice, for example, provides a great mix of protein, fibre and low GI carbohydrates.

Bring in the meat substitutes

vegan quinoa eggplant spinach chickpeas rye Burger. toning. selective focus

Still missing the texture of meat? Struggling without a focal point to your dishes? There are plenty of meat substitutes to be found in the supermarkets these days, some will be more familiar than others, but they all provide great alternatives for people with a range of tastes. The most well-known brands are Quorn and Linda McCartney, which produce a range of foods, from veggie sausages and burgers to scotch eggs and kievs. Heading into more specialist territory, we have tempeh, tofu and seitan, which can often be found in a range of Asian cuisine. Still desperately craving some BBQ pulled pork? Say hello to the jackfruit.

Focus on nutritious ingredients

Above most other considerations, one of your key concerns should be to simply focus on including as many nutritious ingredients in your dishes as possible. From beans and lentils, to protein-rich meat substitutes, nuts and seeds. It’s easy to fall into the trap of eating veggie burgers, cheese toasties and omelettes all the time. So get down to your local greengrocers, stock up on fresh veg and start experimenting! To ensure you have a balanced and varied diet, read the NHS’ advice on healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans.

To help you with recipes ideas and cooking techniques, our stylish, innovative Vision oven is the perfect kitchen companion. The oven is set up and controlled through the 19″ interactive touch screen with one single on/off button. A quick and easy way to navigate around the oven and use for step-by-step cooking tutorials for your veggie recipes! You’ll also need plenty of fridge space for all those lovely vegetables so check out our range of spacious AXI fridge freezers.

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Top tips for buying appliances safely online

November 12, 2018

Nearly two thirds (64%) of Brits would spend more time researching a new pair of trainers, or a meal out, or a holiday compared to choosing a fridge freezer, according to YouGov research published recently.

Over a quarter of adults (29%) would be likely to purchase a fridge, freezer, cooker or washing machine from an online seller they didn’t know, if they were the cheapest. While a similar percentage (29%) often don’t look at the instructions before switching on a new large domestic appliance for the first time.

Commissioned by the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA), as part of International Product Safety Week (12-16 November) which this year has a global theme of safe products online, the British research highlights differences in our attitudes to buying fickle fashion, food, or holidays, versus the kitchen stalwarts that keep our households ticking over year-in-year-out.

With seven Top Tips for online buyers, AMDEA is urging consumers to research products and sellers carefully and to look after their purchases to ensure the maximum years of safe use. As well as following installation and user guides, buyers are encouraged to register their purchases with the manufacturers at www.registermyappliance.org.uk, so that they can be contacted in case a safety repair is ever needed.

Keep these tips in mind next time you buy a home appliance online.

Check who you’re buying from

Just like the high street, look for reputable online sellers that you know, or check out what other buyers say.

Research ratings and reviews

Choose the best model for your household.

Check the recall listing

Stay up to date with products to avoid: productrecall.campaign.gov.uk

Compare prices

We all love a bargain, but if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Register your product with the manufacturer

Be the first to know about recalls or safety repairs. It’s quick and easy at www.registermyappliance.org.uk

Follow the installation and user instructions

For the best and safest performance.

Found a safety issue? Speak up!

Report product safety problems to your retailer or manufacturer.

Keep an eye on our social channels for all the latest product news, competitions and offers. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Top tips to give you motivation to clean at home

November 12, 2018

We’ve all sat at home and procrastinated in the knowledge that the house is in need of a bit of TLC. Dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing the bathroom… it’s tempting to leave these jobs until tomorrow, but the longer we leave them, the bigger the cleaning tasks become. Once done, we wonder why we ever put them off, so, how can we drive ourselves to stay motivated and clean our homes regularly?

Maintaining a clean and organised home helps us feel better about ourselves. It keeps us proactive and it even helps us to keep fit, but it can be overwhelming if you have a big mess to clean up. Whether there’s too much clutter or you feel stretched for time, to make it a bit less of a chore, we’ve thought of five tips that will motivate you to get started when you’re procrastinating.

Entertain yourself

Listening to music or a podcast whilst doing a chore like cleaning your house is an obvious way to make it more enjoyable and even speed you up. Music can help us improve our mood to help with mundane tasks because our brains release dopamine, the chemical responsible for enjoyment and motivation. With it stimulating the areas of the brain responsible for movement and co-ordination, it might be why we enjoy moving to our favourite songs. So, dance your way through your cleaning chores and you could be enjoying some well-earned relaxation at home in no time.

Set an alarm

Working within a certain timeframe helps make cleaning more manageable, this way you have a clear idea of when you’ll be finished and you won’t get bogged down in worries about how many hours of the day you feel like you’re going to waste. Setting a timer or alarm also helps you stay focused to make cleaning faster and more effective. Housework does not have to be an all-day ordeal – a lot can be done in just half an hour.

Try a new vacuum cleaner

A lot like when you get a new pair of shoes or clothing that you can’t wait to wear, investing in a new product to help your cleaning may motivate you to use it. Older vacuum cleaners tend to be heavy, difficult to manoeuvre and their power cords are prone tangle frustratingly. Our range of innovative cordless vacuums can help you tackle these issues. H-Free cordless vacuum cleaner is great for getting every kind of surface clean, underneath furniture and above doors. They also come with a wall mount which avoids clutter.

Reward yourself

We can sometimes forget to pat ourselves on the back and give ourselves a break, so after completing each task, give yourself a small reward. Have a brew and a biscuit or read the newspaper. Go out for lunch or chill out by watching a film. Next week, when cleaning time comes up again, you’ll know you can relax without the guilt of having procrastinated.

Be ready to invite guests

You may be hesitant about inviting friends and family round to your home if it’s a mess. If you maintain the mentality that people are always welcome to come round, you’ll be motivated to stay on top of your cleaning more regularly to ensure any impromptu guests are welcomed and you can spare any embarrassment. Sometimes, the pressure of other people seeing your home can really drive you to clean up.

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5 ways to cut down your single-use plastic consumption

November 1, 2018

The way we use plastic and the severely detrimental impact it has on the natural world has become a hot topic in recent times. We aren’t completely helpless when it comes to changing the way we use plastic though and there are plenty of ways to limit our personal plastic footprints.

By introducing these five steps into your day-to-day routine, you can start to make improvements in the way you use plastic, cutting out a lot of its unnecessary use. As well the positive environmental impact, you’ll end up saving money along the way!

Carry a reusable water bottle

Drinking water concept. Female runner tying her shoe next to bottle of water.

Do you buy plastic bottles of water with your lunch meal deal? You’re not alone – over 35 million plastic bottles are used every day in the UK. Cut this out with a reusable water bottle. Not only will you cut down on plastic use, reusable water bottles are great way of encouraging you to stay suitably hydrated throughout the day – it’s easy to neglect your water intake on busy days!

Say no to disposable cutlery and straws

Many bars and restaurants have started to stock paper straws, but try to decline plastic straws if they are offered to you in a bar. When it comes to cutlery, it’s easy to get caught short, especially when you’re eating on the go. Try to pack cutlery from home or even purchase a handy keyring spork.

Carry a bag

Fresh vegetables healthy food concept

Plastic bag use in the UK has dropped by 85% since the 5p charge was introduced and many of us now ensure we have a shopping bag to hand when heading out to do our weekly shop. Getting into the habit of carrying a shopping bag in your regular work bag or your car is always useful for post-work trips to the supermarket.

Use your local greengrocers rather than the supermarket

Supporting your local greengrocers is a excellent way to cutdown on the excessive packaging that you usually find in supermarket fruit and vegetable sections. As well as reducing your plastic use, you’ll be supporting independent business, saving money and buying the best fresh produce.

Carry a reusable coffee cup

Huge amounts of coffee cups are thrown away every year in the UK – in the region of 2.5 billion – and only a fraction of that number is recycled. A reusable coffee cup is the answer here and the likes of Pret a Manger, Starbucks and Costa Coffee offer a discount if you bring your own cup.

The innovative new AXI dishwasher allows you to control the appliance via the Wizard app, which can help you monitor your machine’s consumption, providing a report at the end of each cycle to help you reduce water and energy usage.

Do you have any more tips for cutting down on plastic use? Be sure to share your efforts with us! For more information on our range of innovative appliances, like us Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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Tackling the big shop: Food shopping rules to live by

October 30, 2018

Do you look forward to the weekly shop or dread the mad dash? Everyone has a different approach and some people quite enjoy it, but it can often be quite stressful and tiring, especially with work and families to factor in. Without a plan and a good shopping list, it’s easy to shop inefficiently and expensively. Whether you want to start eating more healthily, shop smarter, cut down on bills or cut the waste, to help inspire you we’ve rounded up some tips to implement into your big shop routine.

Make a shopping list

This is the most obvious of all, but despite this, plenty of shoppers head to the supermarket without a list. It’s best to create weekly and monthly lists to return to, which form the foundation of your food shops, and as you go along you can add specialist ingredients for certain recipes which might’ve grabbed your attention. Before writing your list, check your cupboards, fridge or freezer so you’ve got an idea of what you need. Sometimes simply writing a list doesn’t always suffice when trying to ensure you have a balance of ingredients and you’re not tempted by ready meals. This is where a weekly menu comes in handy.

Plan a weekly menu

Running out of suitable ingredients and inspiration is a sure-fire way to a guilt-ridden takeaway call. If you’re having a hard time making up a list that helps you cook varied meals, start by making a food menu for the week. This menu can serve as the guiding force for your shop and guarantee you’re not left at a loss when Friday evening comes around and you’re left with just a potato and some noodles to work with! This kind of pre-planning will often leave you with leftovers for work the next day, saving you the disappointment of the supermarket meal deal.

Don’t shop when you’re hungry

Rushing through the supermarket on an empty stomach after work, already imagining sitting at the dining table… most of us will know this feeling all too well. Worse than the frustrating desire to get home and eat your dinner is the fact that your judgment will most likely be clouded and you could end up making some dodgy choices. If possible, it’s best to avoid the post-work dash. When you’re hungry, you’ll be tempted to buy expensive impulse items (usually junk food). With a full stomach and a clear mind, you’ll be able to stick to your list.

Buy frozen vegetables

Contrary to what you may have heard, there’s no evidence to support that frozen vegetables are any less nutritious than their fresh equivalents. This makes frozen veg great to bulk buy and keep in the freezer. Fresh vegetables are often the items we throw out, so choosing a mixture of frozen and fresh is the ideal approach.

Self-discipline at the check-out

When it comes to queuing up and waiting to buy your items, the checkouts are one of the most profitable sections of the store as they’re filled with treats and offers that you don’t need, but will no doubt catch the eye. We’re often bombarded with multipacks of crisps, doughnuts and chocolate just as we’re about to leave. If you want to treat yourself that’s obviously fine, but if you feel yourself impulsively reaching for these items, think about whether you really want them!

With your newly efficient approach to shopping, you’ll need the most innovative appliances to make the most of your items. The Vision oven is a revolutionary kitchen appliance, featuring a 19” interactive touchscreen, which helps you find and store recipes to ensure you’re never lacking recipe ideas.

Looking for more ways in which Hoover’s innovations in the world of home appliances can help you care for your home and your family? Explore our range of cooking, laundry, cooling and cleaning appliances here.

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Great impressions: how to throw the perfect dinner party

October 15, 2018

Friends aren’t quite won and lost at the dinner table, but mastering the art of throwing a dinner party is something we can all achieve! You might be looking to show off some new cooking skills or christen a new dining room, so if you’re in need of some tips to guide you through the key steps to putting on the perfect feast, look no further. From creating the perfect ambience to ensuring you cook up a storm for your guests, here’s how to impress your guests and keep the evening stress-free.

Make sure you’re comfortable with your recipes

It’s tempting to dream up making a bold statement with your cooking efforts by serving a centrepiece dish with some real ‘wow’ factor, but careful you don’t bite off more than you can chew. If you opt for a complex dish, which you haven’t attempted before, the margin for error is much finer and you could end up with an unwelcome disaster on your hands – that first attempt at beef Wellington won’t seem so enticing when your pastry’s soggy and your meat’s raw! Even for the most proficient home cooks, it’s a good idea to have a trial run to ensure you know the method. The extras stresses and excitement of the actual dinner party are another factor which could affect your meal’s success. A simple, perfectly-executed classic, made with the best ingredients you can source, will often go down a treat.

Take dietary requirements into consideration

Friends gathering having Italian food together

From vegetarianism and veganism, to specific intolerances and allergies, it’s crucial to check with all your guests to ensure you’re aware of any dietary requirements they may have. If there are guests with specific requirements, incorporate these into your main meal plans, rather than giving them an alternative option. This way you’ll be challenged into putting all your efforts into the dish, rather than being distracted by multiple options. Don’t be put off by the idea of serving vegetarian or vegan dishes to all of your guests – there’s a wealth of recipes and styles of cooking which won’t sacrifice on flavour or character. Thai food, for example, often packs a flavoursome punch in the absence of meat.

Plan timings

Once you know how many guests you’ll be entertaining, you’ll need to plan timings and maybe make some alterations to your menu. You’ll no doubt require plenty of hob space and oven space, so work out your timings for each element of your dishes. This will then serve as a guideline for each dish so you don’t need to constantly refer back to recipes in the heat of the moment. Explore our range of cooking appliances with a range of innovative features, from large capacity ovens to wi-fi connectivity and professional sous-vide functions.

Do your preparation

Once your timing is all planned, be sure to do some kitchen preparation. Make sure everything is clean and your worktops are tidy and clear. Then set all the utensils you’ll need to the side. In professional kitchens, ‘mise en place’ (meaning everything in its place) is crucial to service running smoothly and the same principle applies at home. Have all your ingredients at the ready and prepared before you start cooking – this means dicing onions, measuring spices etc. You’ll save time and stress, and you won’t forget any key ingredients!

Nail the presentation

Roast Duck with beetroot sauce with fried potatoes and beetroot chunks

Food is, of course, mainly about the taste, but the visual aspect and first impressions are also a huge part of eating. First of all, crockery acts as a backdrop to your food so experiment with patterns, textures and colours. Lighter plates can highlight vibrant, colourful ingredients, whereas darker plates are good for lighter food. When plating up your food position each ingredient with care and if you’re feeling adventurous, try playing around with contrasting colours and symmetry.

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Join us at this year’s Grand Designs Live in Birmingham!

October 1, 2018

How would you like to inspire your very own Grand Design? Well now you can with the chance to win free tickets to Grand Designs Live.

We are giving away 25 pairs of tickets to visit Birmingham’s NEC on the 10th-14th October, where we will be showcasing our new and innovative products in the special exhibition, The Smart Kitchen.

Whether you are looking for inspiration or a final few details, the show is the perfect place for you. Every hour, on the hour, a professional will be doing a demonstration in The Smart Kitchen showcasing how our Hoover products can make your life easier and bring a stylish, design-led aesthetic to your home.

If you are cooking up a storm to showcase your new designs at home to friends and family, or you are just preparing a family dinner, the stylish Vision Wi-Fi oven allows you to view recipes and videos on the interactive screen to give you all the inspiration you could need at the touch of a button – perfect for impressing all your guests!

When it comes to the laundry, the AXI washing machine will knock your socks off (then wash them)! With its ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence, you can speak to the machine through the app or connect via Alexa or Google home to programme and start the machine with just your voice. You can also receive advice on how to remove a variety of stains as well as hints and tips on how to help take care of your laundry. The AXI washing machine can give you advice on the best solutions, telling you the best time to do your washing so you can peg it out to dry without worrying about it raining.

If you’d like to visit the show, you can sign up here for a chance to win one of 25 pairs of free tickets on offer.

Keep an eye on our social channels for competitions and offers in the lead up to Grand Designs Live. For more information on our range of innovative appliances, like us Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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Win a £100 Cake Stuff voucher to splash on baking equipment and decorations!

September 25, 2018

The Great British Bake Off is back! We’re giving one lucky person the chance to win a £100 Cake Stuff voucher to spend on baking equipment, decorations and much more!

All you have to do is tag three of your friends in our posts over on our Facebook or Twitter. You’ll also need to share the post and make sure that you’re following Hoover and Cake Stuff on social media:

Whether you spend it on cake tins, cutters or edible sprinkles to make the perfect GBBO-inspired cakes, we’re sure that a £100 voucher will come in handy!

Our range of innovative cooking, cooling and cleaning appliances are perfect for everything from baking preparation to the post-bake clean-up.

Has the Great British Bake Off inspired you to start baking? The innovative Hoover Vision oven is the perfect companion to any home baker, especially with its integrated camera, which allows you to keep an eye on your food via an app on your phone so you don’t even need to open the oven door!

For those messy tea towels, oven gloves and table cloths, get the best results with the AXI washing machine. With its ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence, you can speak to the washing machine and receive hints and tips to make the most of your washing machine. Pesky chocolate frosting stains? Greasy butter stains? The AXI washing machine can give you advise on the best solutions!

The latest innovation in our market-leading floorcare range, the H-Free cordless stick vacuum, has the power of a traditional corded model, and a runtime of 25-minutes, so if you’ve ended up with flour all over your kitchen, you’re clean-up will be hassle-free.

Winners of the Best Retailer Award at the 2017 & 2014 Cake Masters Magazine Awards, and finalists every other year, Cake Stuff is the UK’s favourite cake decorating website.  They offer a massive range of cake decorating, baking and sugarcraft supplies from all the top brands at the very best prices.

The winner will be announced on the same day of the GBBO final on Tuesday 30th October!

 

Competition terms and conditions:

  1. The promoter is Hoover Ltd.
  2. Employees of Hoover Ltd or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. Closing date for entry will be 30.10.2018 after this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  6. The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are as stated in this post.
  7. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions. Entrants will be notified of any changes to the competition as soon as possible.
  8. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  9. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  10. The winner will be chosen by Hoover Ltd.
  11. The winner will be notified by via the social media platform through which they entered within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  12. The promoter will organise delivery of the prize to one specified address
  13. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  15. By entering, the winner and all entrants agrees for their name, entry and any images/videos submitted as part of the entry to be used in publicity activity. The winner is also required to provide an image of themselves with their prize for use online and in the press. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  16. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  17. The prize is one £100 Cake Stuff voucher.
  18. There is no cash alternative.
  19. This competition is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Twitter or any other third-party channels in which the competition is being promoted on.
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The key benefits of a connected kitchen

August 31, 2018

Innovative Wi-Fi enabled appliances can help support your life with fully connected ease, saving you time and giving you freedom to get on with the more important things. If the kitchen is the heart of your home, why not invest in connected technology to help improve effectiveness and efficiency of everyday chores and, cooking with the family.

Enjoy freedom in the kitchen

If you love cooking and technology, connected appliances and kitchen devices are the ideal gadgets for your smart home. The Vision Oven offers a touchscreen door allowing you to browse recipes and an in-oven camera, so you can check how your dishes are doing without even opening the door! You can build a personal library of your favourite recipes, tutorials and videos for use on the touchscreen door, whilst also monitoring the cooking temperature and time remaining. However, don’t panic if you can’t stay in the kitchen to keep an eye on your meal as you can stay updated through the Hoover Wizard App.

Fits into your lifestyle

It can be easy to forget to turn the dishwasher on when you’re pressed for time, with a to-do list a mile long. Thankfully a connected kitchen gives you the freedom to turn on appliances from your phone, no matter where you are. Both the DYNAMIC MEGA ONE FI dishwasher and AXI washing machines allow you to save your favourite cycles, personalizing time and settings, so you can start them with minimal effort, whilst also adding countless new cycles to stay in tune with your ever-changing needs.

Ultimate efficiency 

Having a connected kitchen allows you to go further than simply controlling your appliances. The Hoover Wizard App can give you real-time alerts, letting you know when your oven needs cleaning, if you’ve accidentally left the fridge door open or even if your dishwasher salt needs replacing. Fridges such as the DYNAMIC HF18XK WiFi also offer a holiday function, ideal for long periods of absence, it allows you to switch off the fridge to save electricity but keeps the freezer running. Meaning not only can smart appliances save you time, they can also help you save money by running efficiently.

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