Welcome to the Harts of Stur Blog

Welcome to the Harts of Stur Blog. We are a family-run cookware and kitchenware company based in the beautiful North Dorset town of Sturminster Newton (that’s where the ‘Stur’ part of our name comes from!). Our store, as well as being packed full of wonderful cookware, also stocks a wide range of clothing, hardware, decorating […]

Introducing the Minipresso portable Espresso maker

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The Minipresso portable Espresso maker is an essential new coffee maker for the modern coffee lover. Coffee plays a huge role in our daily lives including an enormous online presence over social media plus numerous festivals and national days named in its honour. Making fresh homemade coffee to replicate that perfect coffee shop made brew including […]

The IO Shen Maoui Deba – the story behind the blade

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Earlier this year Harts of Stur were honoured to sponsor the Kitchenware Innovation Award at the Housewares Innovation Awards 2017. The awards were presented by celebrity chefs The Hairy Bikers and held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. From a group of eight worthy finalists the overall winner was the IO Shen Maoui Deba knife. Not […]

Celebrate British Pie Week with a Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie

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British Pie Week is one of our favourite weeks here at Harts of Stur. To be fair we love pies at any time of year, but when a whole week is dedicated to them, it would be rude not to join in! The humble pie is an absolute British classic and, like other staples of […]

The Nespresso Creatista from Sage

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The Nespresso Creatista and Creatista Plus from Sage by Heston Blumenthal take Nespresso coffee machines to a whole new level. The Creatista perfectly combines Nespresso’s coffee expertise and coffee pod system convenience with advanced milk technology and cutting edge styling from Sage. It is also the first Nespresso coffee machine to feature a fully automatic […]

Chinese New Year – The Tradition

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Chinese New Year is one of China’s most celebrated dates throughout the year. This old Chinese tradition revolves around the Luna calendar and varies on date from year to year as it is shorter than a traditional solar calendar year. The true reason behind this origin is not known for certain although there are many […]

Burns Night Healthy Oriental Haggis Recipe

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What is Burns Night Burns night is a heartily celebrated occasion to honour the Bard (Poet) Robert Burns. Born in Scotland on January 25th 1759 he was also known as the ‘Bard of Ayrshire’. Burns night was originally celebrated on the anniversary of his death, July 21st 1796 by his close acquaintances, but was later moved […]

Welcome to the New KitchenAid Mini Mixer

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Good things come in small packages so the saying goes and the new KitchenAid Mini Mixer proves the case. Weighing in a full 25% lighter and 20% smaller than its bigger brother, this mini mixing marvel still packs a punch when it comes to power. Read on to find out all you need to know […]

Cooking with a Steamer

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One of the healthiest methods used at home for creating a fresh and tasty meal is by using a steamer. Steaming preserves nutrients, flavour and texture and keeps food succulent and moist which can sometimes be lost during conventional cooking methods. Using a stacking steamer saves cooking space and requires the use of only one ring […]

New KitchenAid Artisan Mixers – all you need to know

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KitchenAid are phasing out their iconic KSM150 tilt-head mixer. But don’t worry, it’s not disappearing forever. It is being replaced by two new versions – the KSM125 and KSM175. We thought it would be a good idea to provide a little more information about the replacement models, what has changed and what you get with […]

Festive Fun Questions – a Christmas Eve Special

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As promised, welcome to our Christmas Eve special featuring none-other than Harts of Stur Managing Director, Philip Hart. Having read other team member’s answers he didn’t want to be left out and wanted a go himself. As MD of the company we didn’t think he’d need to be asked what he’d like as a gift, but […]