The mortar and pestle are ancient tools that no modern kitchen should be without - they're handy for everything from cracking peppercorns and bruising herbs to making pesto. We test a variety of materials and sizes to find our favourites.
Since steak recipes are such a hit on bbcgoodfood.com, we felt it was only right we help you decide what kit you should invest in to create the perfect steakhouse chargrill, so we put heavy-duty ridged griddle pans to the test.
One of the most commonly used pieces of kitchen kit, a good chopping board is an absolute essential. But which model is right for you? We talk through the choices available, the best material for the task, prices, aesthetics and durability.