We have had the pleasure to design and fit many beautiful kitchens for our fantastic clients from ultra modern, handless linear kitchens, oast house kitchens made entirely of curves to traditional in frame bespoke country kitchen designs.
We have won many awards for our thoughtful and creative kitchen designs including:
KBSA Designer of the year Award over 30K, 2017 KDA17- Kent Digital Awards Gold Award Website Winner, 2017 Finalist in KBB Review Awards 2014 Best Of Houzz 2018 Design Best Of Houzz 2018 Service Best Of Houzz 2017 Service
The Jones Britain team would like to thank you all for your continued support throughout the fantastic 9 years that we have been designing and fitting your kitchens. We will continue as a team to design and create many more beautiful kitchens to suit every single one of our clients for many years to come!
If you could like to start the process of creating the kitchen of your dreams pop into our Heathfield Showroom or pick up the phone for a quick chat. We never charge for advise.
Blog Post written by: Chloe Hartnup, Junior Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain Kitchens.
Perfect conditions for the storage of food or for the preparation of tasty sous-vide cooking. The new vacuuming drawer impresses with its wide range of applications. What is better than to be able to conjure up meals effortlessly that contain everything that the illustration in the cookery book promises. The basic function of the vacuuming drawer is impressively simple: The air (oxygen in particular) is sucked out of the film bags in which the food items are stored and then they are sealed so that they are airtight. This maintains the quality of food items for a longer period of time. In addition, the vacuuming drawer prepares food optimally for sous-vide cooking. Divide into portions, store and prepare for enjoyable cooking.
Step 1: Suitable bag for vacuum sealing The appliance comes with the correct plastic bag. You can buy replacements from Jones Britain by contacting us on 01435 866435.
2nd Step: Fill the bag Fill the bag with any type of food. Be careful not to over-fill the bag.
3rd Step: Insert bag Open the vacuum-sealing drawer. Place the filled bag in the appliance.
4. Step: To select a setting You have the choice between 3 vacuum settings. The sealing time can be freely selected from 3 settings.
5. Step: Start vacuum-sealing process When you close the appliance lid the appliance starts the vacuum-sealing process.
6. Step: Remove air In the vacuuming process the air is drawn out of the vacuum chamber and the plastic bag.
7. Step: Seal food At the end of the vacuum-sealing process the food is automatically hermetically sealed.
8. Step: Removing food Open the lid of the vacuuming drawer and remove the vacuumed food.
9. Step: Vacuum-sealed food The food is completely vacuum sealed and ready for use at a later date.
The sous-vide cooking method
People who are familiar with the sous-vide cookery method happily accept the longer cooking process. Exceptional pleasure is guaranteed! The advantage lies in the evenness of the cooking, whereby the aim is to achieve a specific core temperature. Overcooked edges are a thing of the past. Flavours do not react with oxygen and food stays moist. Food can also be vacuumed with spices or a marinade. The cooking results can always be reproduced.
Particularly tender meat
Meat is cooked very slowly at constantly low temperatures. It is therefore extremely juicy and tender. Thanks to the gentle cooking process the meat cells relax without losing any of their juices. It is impossible to overcook your food. If you like your meat seared, brown it off quickly either before or after vacuuming.
For more information or to view the showroom model, please get in contact with us on 01435 866435 or visit our Heathfield Showroom.
Blog Post written by: Chloe Hartnup, Junior Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain Kitchens
The Cooper Kelly Kitchen in Crowborough stands out in the mind as it was both challenging and different on many levels. The strong edges and bright colours really gave the kitchen a personality that could be felt when you entered the room.
What was the brief?
Design an industrial inspired room that was bold, brave but also functional. The couple had clear ideas about the vibe that they wanted their kitchen to have, and their experience of exotic hotels and bars around the world was a strong influence in the ambience that they wanted to create. There were also specific design elements to include, for example incorporating curved units and a mixture of working surfaces at different heights, as well as making an existing structural pillar a feature rather than concealing it.
What was it made from/finished in?
A mixture of washed and stained oak and lacquered matt painted doors, concrete worktop with endgrain oak butchers block accent and black paper bar. The floor was a mixture of bespoke tiles and engineered wood. The splashback was installed in bronzed mirror.
What appliances did it incorporate?
State of the art Miele ovens side by side, downdraft extractor, Gas hob a hidden wine cooler with touch to open door and an elegant Stainless steel sink, fully integrated dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. American Fridge freezer that dispenses water and ice.
Were there any special requirements for the client?
Curved units were essential and a mixture of different working surfaces at different heights were requested. The client wanted the pillar holding half the house up to be visible but linked in some way. The polished concrete worktops were also poured in situ to create the desired effect and create maximum.
How much would a kitchen like that cost?
As all of our projects are bespoke based on your requirements we work within a pre-determined budget. This kitchen came in a budget of around £80,000 – £90,000.
The Handleless kitchen is ever present in the average kitchen showroom across the UK but as there are several different options to choose from we will explain the differences between the widely available ‘J’ Profile right through to the true Handleless ‘Grip Ledge Profile’.
The ‘J’ Profile Handleless Door
The ‘J’ profile is the detailed scallop cut from the top of a slab door leaving a recess groove and somewhere for you to grab with your fingers to open the door.
There are a couple of different types of ‘J’ profile handleless styled kitchens on the market. There’s the lower quality vinyl wrapped types and the higher quality lacquered type.
We wouldn’t entertain the vinyl wrapped style of ‘J’ profile as the doors are just too hard to get any form of purchase on with your fingers making integrated appliances even harder to open.
All our ‘J’ profile handle-less kitchens are lacquered and the groove for your fingers is far deeper than the vinyl style.
Because the handle is integrated into the door the style is actually not truly handle-less and is sometimes known as ‘Handle-less effect’
The Metal Grip Ledge handle-less Door
The second type of handleless effect kitchen is one with a metal grip ledge that’s attached to the top of the door to give the look of a true handleless kitchen. This is very similar to the styles widely used in the 60’s and 70’s. The advantage of this style of door is that the metal profile can be attached to any type of material where as the ‘J’ profile above is only really available on a lacquered door.
The True Handle-less Door
The next type of handleless is what we class as true handleless. This where a ‘Grip Ledge Profile’ is fitted behind the door as a continuous rail allowing you to pull the door from the back edge. The grip ledge profile can either match the door finish or in a contrasting finish like brushed steel or aluminium. Generally the grip ledge is horizontal on base and wall units and is vertical on the tall unit run.
The ‘No handles’ Door
Finally the the last type of handleless is what looks like a standard kitchen before the handles are attached. The doors are operated with a push to open mechanism or push latch. There is no soft close system for the doors as they need to be manually closed. The drawers are either on a similar push latch system or a Servo drive electronic opening system. Servo Drive is where you actually push the drawer and an arm then pushes the drawer back towards you. This type of handleless system is by far the more expensive option.
Blog Post written by: Dan Stronge, Head Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain Kitchens