Dad-Approved Cocktails to Mix Up On Father’s Day

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Dad-Approved Cocktails to mix up on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to impress him with your cocktail making prowess! Not sure how to make your own signature cocktail, why not try out some fabulous Father’s Day cocktails from the classic Old-Fashioned to the modern Avocado Daiquiri! Raise a glass to dad with these festive Father’s Day drink ideas.

1.Espresso Martini

If your dad loves both coffee and martini, this cocktail will definitely be top of his list. This sophisticated drink, with its distinctive, frothy top layer, is sure to impress. The best part is how quick and easy it is to make, all you need are four easy ingredients and a cocktail shaker.

Shop: Nachtmann Vivendi Set of 4pieces Crystal Martini Stemglass

2. Old Fashioned

If you are looking to whip up something classic for Dad this Father’s Day, make it an Old Fashioned. The old-fashioned is one of the best ways to dress up your favourite whiskey without significantly altering the taste. If you’re a traditionalist, you might prefer rye whiskey. The bourbon old-fashioned is a popular choice as well; it was the go-to style of whiskey for this iconic drink for years. Whichever whiskey you pour, the sweet, bitter, and fruit flavors added to the glass will enhance it nicely.

Shop: Chef & Sommelier 6-piece Set of Lima Old Fashioned Rocks Glass

3.Frozen Mango Magarita

Beat the heat and shake up a refreshing citrus drink to go along with your Father’s Day menu . Made with mango, tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice, this cooling and thirst quenching drink is the perfect addition to any summer bbq. Tip: Frozen mango margarita could also be made ahead of time. Place it into a sealable container, store it in the freezer, and then just stir it every now and then to keep it slushy.

Shop: Arcoroc Signature Set of 6 Cocktail/Martini Stemglass

4.Avocado Daiquiri

This super-smooth blended avocado daiquiri is a fantastic way to put your super riped avocado to use. In order to prepare it, simple just blend all ingredients until smooth. The combination is then poured into a cocktail glass garnished with a lime wedge.

Shop: Arcoroc Set of 6 Hurricane Cocktail Glass

5. Strawberry Mojito

If you are tired of the classic Mojito recipe, why not mix it up? Fizzy, minty, slightly sweet and packed with strawberries and lime, this Strawberry Mojito Cocktail recipe is refreshing and easy to make with ToTT 4 piece Cocktail Set. It comes with a transparent shaker, muddler, citrus reamer and jigger. These barware tools allow you to craft professional-level cocktails at home regardless of your mixology experience.

A Guide to Bread Making Tools

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A Guide to Bread Making Tools

Baking bread is relatively simple: Combine flour, water, yeast, and salt, proof it, pop it in the oven, and—voilà!— your very own homemade loaf. You might already have certain bread-making tools such as mixing bowls, measuring jugs and rolling pins however bread baking speciality tools can help you bake even better! Read on to find which bread-making tools and equipment you need.

1.Bread Proofing Basket

Ever wonder how artisan bread bakers get such perfect round loaves every single time? The secret is using a proofing basket. It helps to support and keep the shape and structure through their final rise. The natural rattan also leaves an attractive spiral pattern on the dough – a homespun aesthetic touch you will love.

Tip: Before first use, spray the inside slightly with an enzyme-free releasing agent to protect the rattan, and dust with flour. The basket can be cleaned every four weeks using a brush without water. To sanitise, simply place the basket in the oven for 20 minutes at 120° -140°C.

2. Cast Aluminium Loaf Pan

If you’re hoping to bake your bread into a sandwich loaf then a sturdy loaf pan is a must. These are necessary for quick breads and offer the perfect shape for a sturdy loaf bound for sandwiches. Nordic Ware Non-stick Classic Loaf Pan provides the ultimate in bread-baking perfection. This roomy loaf pan provides an even baking surface for a better rise to any bread recipe and can handle a 1 1/2-pound loaf. Its non-stick surface makes for extremely easy cleanup. Other than making quick breads, use them to make delicious marble or banana bread too!

3.Digital Weighing Scale

Too much flour packed into your measuring cup can make the bread dry and crumbly. With a scale, you will know exactly how much ingredient you’re using every single time. This eliminates a lot of uncertainty right off the bat and puts you in a position to control your bread and not the other way around! Safico Pro Digital Weighing Scale is a highly accurate digital scale that features a removable stainless steel platform, an easy to read LCD screen and gives accurate and precise measurements.

4.Bench Scraper

If you’re looking for a way to handle dough without it sticking to your hands, this essential tool is perfect for your kitchen. It’s great for scooping flour back into the dough, flipping your mixture upside down, pressing wet and dry ingredients together, cutting and portioning out dough. It can also double up as a cutting tool for other foods.

5. Bread Scorer / Baking Blade

No baker’s set of tools is complete without a high-quality bread scorer. The purpose is primarily to control the direction in which the bread will expand during “oven spring.” It can also be used decoratively to showcase a baker’s skill or indicate different bread varieties on a bakery display shelf. Score a beautifully risen dough before baking with durable Schneider Baker’s Blade. Its super-sharp razor blade will allow precision-shaped cuts on your loaves without deflating or pressing down the dough. Perfect addition for the enthusiastic bread baker.

Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

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Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Food waste makes up about half of the average 1.5kg waste disposed by Singapore’s households  daily.  Most people don’t realize how much food they throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to fruits and vegetables that could be eaten or repurposed. You can help reduce food waste by following these 5 easy tips in this article. Every little bit helps.

1. Shop Smart & Plan Ahead

Keep a list of what you have in your fridge, a quick way is to take a ‘shelfie’ (photo of your fridge and cupboard).Make a meal plan and a grocery list before you start shopping. This will help you to avoid over-buying, reduce impulse purchase and reduce food waste. Tend to forget what you need to get, let Securit chalkboards and chalk markers help you with it. Let them have a permanent place in your home, and start penning down what you need!

2. Store Food Correctly

Do you know that potatoes, cucumber and onions should not be refrigerated and should be kept at room temperature? Knowing how to store your food correctly can increase their shelf life and prevent them from premature ripening or rotting.

Stor’eat from Mastrad, connected storage system helps reduce waste and prevent food waste in households. Designed in borosilicate glass, they resist extreme temperatures (-20°; +400°C) and can go directly from the freezer to the oven as well as from the refrigerator to the microwave. You can even download the Stor’eat mobile app that makes these boxes smart and connected. Scan the QR codes located on the Stor’eat boxes https://bit.ly/3wRCtZ1 to optimize your storage and better control your supplies, remember expiration dates, and find your food quickly in your fridge, freezer or cupboard.  Less waste, for a sustainable consumption!

3. Pick the Uglies

Try some ugly fruits and vegetables and make use of food that might otherwise go to waste. Off-colour or misshapen fruit and vegetables are often thrown away because they don’t meet cosmetic standards. But in fact, they taste the same, if not better. The next time you visit the grocery store, do your part by choosing slightly imperfect produce at the grocery store, or better yet, directly from the local farmers.

4. Learn to Preserve

Food preservation is a skill that has been cultivated for hundreds of years and is still used today. Preservation methods prevent foods from going bad, save money, and can improve flavour. There are many ways to preserve foods – pickling, drying, canning, fermenting, freezing and curing are methods you can use to make food last longer.  Le Parfait Mason jars have been specifically designed for long-term food preservation and have been approved for use with foodstuffs worldwide since the 1930s. Use these jars for canning fruit preserves, packing snacks for a picnic, or even use as an everyday drinkware! The brilliantly clear glass provides a view of the freshness of food and drinks  drinks which will never stain or retain odours.

5. Pack a Meal

One of the simplest ways to avoid food waste on the go is to bring  along your home cooked Investing in quality food storage containers like Zebra Stainless Steel Food Carriers that is easy to clean and fuss free to carry around makes a huge difference. Not a morning person? Try making extra portions of evening meals to keep in the fridge as ready-to-go packed lunches can eliminate the need to spend extra time making lunch before work or school in the morning.

Essential Pasta Making Tools

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Essential Pasta Making Tools

Pasta is one of the most widely consumed foods around. Homemade pasta is incredibly tasty and filling without being overly indulgent. Did you know that fresh homemade pasta absorbs sauces better and taste better too!

We nailed down the essential tools you require to make, cook, and serve pasta at home the way we like to do it.

1. Imperia iPasta Detachable Noodle Maker

Making your homemade pasta is easy as 1-2-3 with the Imperia iPasta detachable Noodle Maker. Not only is it easy to use but your family will be able to taste the difference between homemade and store-bought pasta!

Imperia’s Italian chrome-plated steel noodle maker is a must-have to all pasta lovers around the world. Fuss-free, the machine clamps to the side of your table, leaving your hands free for feeding dough through the rollers onto the guiding tray. It is easy to use and clean and features an adjustment dial that lets you make six different types of pasta, including linguine, ravioli, tortellini and super thin spaghettini!

2. Cuisinart Pasta Roller and Cutter Attachment

Bring the taste of fresh pasta into your home with this Pasta Roller and Cutter Set that attaches directly to your Cuisinart Stand Mixer. The pasta sheet roller lets you make fresh lasagne or hand-cut pasta of different thicknesses, while the other two cutters make fettuccine or spaghetti. Homemade pasta will become an everyday affair!

3. Imperia Raviolamp, Ravioli Classici

Roll your way to homemade ravioli success with the same tool used by Italian home cooks. Simply roll out a sheet of dough, place it on the base, add your desired filling and cover it with another sheet. Lastly, gently roll the pin over to cut and seal it. Voila, you have your perfect homemade ravioli.

4. Lacor Beechwood Rolling Pin

If you’re making homemade fresh pasta without a machine, a rolling pin is crucial for getting the dough perfectly thin, especially if making filled pasta where the dough will double in thickness once cooked. Lacor Beechwood Rolling Pin tapered style is the shape choice for most professional chefs as it allows for more manoeuvrability and control.

5. Imperia Wooden Square Pasta Drying Rack, Stendipasta

The worst thing that can happen after making a delicious batch of fresh pasta is seeing them stick together and become a heap of pasta. Unlike a sheet tray, which will trap the dough’s humidity when it makes contact with the pan, a drying rack ensures air flows evenly all around your dough. Hang and dry fettuccine, spaghetti and pasta sheets thoroughly before storing in air-tight containers or for an hour or so if freezing for later use.

6. Zyliss Pasta Tongs

Tongs are essential to prevent the pasta from slipping away when you are trying to get them out of the pot or when serving. Zyliss Pasta Tongs will hold on to your pasta through the spaghetti forks and not let it slide through. Designed for single-handed use, it features silicone tips that are heat resistant up to 400° F. This makes them perfect for swirling things around and plating your noodles to a restaurant-level flare.

7. Jamie Oliver Wooden Pasta Spoon

Get ready for a spaghetti dinner with pasta utensils. This chunky funky Jamie Oliver Acacia wood pasta spoon is perfect for lifting and serving spaghetti and noodles. Made from solid Acacia wood, it is safe to use with non-stick cookware. The pronged design grips noodles and a central slot allows liquid to drain through. 

8. Microplane Premium Stainless Steel Zester

Need finely grated cheese for pasta? Nothing beats using a Microplane Zester. Simply take out your favourite Parmigiano-Reggiano block and rub it against the grater, directly over your plate of pasta. See the light wisps of cheese flutter down and start to melt on contact. This multi-purpose tool can also be used for grating garlic, ginger, zesting citrus too.

Bonus!

Join our hands-on pasta making classes and learn the basic techniques of rolling and shaping pasta. Learn to make your favourite Italian fettuccine, gnocchi or stuffed ravioli and more!

ToTT Junior Chef: Handmade Pasta & Chocolate Mousse
09 Apr 2022 | 11:00am to 1:00pm

Pasta Master Class
01 Apr 2022 | 11:00am to 1:00pm

Essential Kitchen Tools For Healthy Eating

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Essential Kitchen Tools For Healthy Eating

Have you been food binging during this festive season? Time to swap your diet and start eating healthy for a new me! From a spiralizer to a pair of herb scissors, we have rounded up a few essentials that can inspire you to eat more greens! Each one helps to simplify and shorten your food prep or cooking time.

1. Mastrad Multi Slicer Mandoline Green

You don’t have to learn any knife skills to achieve these precise cuts. With the Mastrad Multi Slicer Madoline, it comes with a set of five blades for grating, thinly slicing and cutting. Designed for safety, the tool features a food guard that keeps fingers away from the blade. Non-skid folding feet can be opened to elevate the stand, or collapsed inward for storage. Use this nifty tool to make creamy vegetable bakes or a salad in a jar!

Check out this recipe from Good House Keeping: Salad in a Jar

2.Benriner Vegetable Turning Slicer

With this vegetable-turning slicer, any vegetable can be cut into strands of different sizes within minutes. Made of Japanese highest grade steel, it consists of 3 interchangeable blades consisting of fine, medium and coarse. You can switch out the blades easily with the simple turning of the thumbscrew. A must have too for your CNY yu-sheng prep and skip those carbs by creating your own zucchini “pasta” if you have been having too many ba kwa. 

 

Check out this recipe from Tasty: Chicken Pesto and Zucchini Pasta

3. Westmark Herb Scissors

If you’re adding herbs to a meal when cooking, forget the knife and chopping board! Grab this lifesaver – Westmark Herb Scissors and simply chop a bunch in 1 quick snip! Made of stainless steel with ergonomic handles, the herb scissors have five stacked blades on each side, so it is easy to snip your herbs or scallions as small as you would like. If you’re worried about the scissors themselves being clogged with food fret not as they come with a cleaning comb.

4. Cuisinart 5L Digital Glass Steamer

Looking for a way to cook healthy food? Equip your kitchen with the Cuisinart Digital Glass Steamer. Steaming is a healthy and effective cooking technique because foods like vegetables retain their nutrients, as opposed to when they’re simmered in water where nutrients can leach out. The 5-liter glass cooking pot is large enough for family-size portions of vegetables, fish, chicken, rice, and more. Complete with digital LCD controls, you get full control of how you want to steam your food with pause and reheat functions

5. Zyliss Swift Dry Salad Spinner

With the Zyliss Swift Dry Salad Spinner to wash, clean, and dry your leafy greens, you might be inspired to eat more greens–and you won’t need to buy pricey bagged salads anymore. From prep to serve, it only takes a couple of steps, with just a single pump of the lever, you can effortlessly spin the water from your salad. Tight for time? This nifty gadget allows your salad to spin freely until it settles or use the brake button to stop the spin when it is convenient for you.

Eggs Cooking Skills

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Be an eggxpert in no time

The ToTT of being a Chef #1: The eggciting start

“What to cook first?” is a question that many will ask when they think about learning how to cook or planning to whip up a simple meal.

With our ever handy guides from gifting, equipment usage and even recipes, let us introduce you to our new series for aspiring chefs and bakers with “The ToTT of being a Chef”  Let us inspire you to Cook, Bake and Host from understanding the basics of creaming in baking to mastering how to perfect a soft boiled egg.  Not only will you get to enjoy hacks and tips from us, the series will recommend you the right tools to go along with your cooking or baking journey. 

One of the most basic ingredients in both cooking and baking is simply, the egg. This budget-friendly ingredient can be cooked in many ways and in this article, let us share with you the 7 most basic ways to cook an egg, ranging from oozy soft boiled eggs to a nice heartwarming omelette. 

The 7 most basic ways of cooking an egg

Don’t forget that these 7 ways of cooking an egg have varying levels of difficulty too despite being beginner friendly! Fear not, we have arranged them in order of difficulty, starting off with the 2 most basic ways of cooking an egg: Soft boiled and Hard boiled.

Soft Boiled Eggs

Soft boiling makes the yolk in eggs runny yet creamy, and eating it along with the delicate and soft egg white just makes it such a simple way of appreciating the natural flavours of an egg. 

Basic equipment needed: Slotted Spoon, Saucepan
Recipe: How to Make Soft Boiled Eggs Recipe 

Hard Boiled Eggs

Love a good Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich? Hard boiling makes the yolks moist, deep orange and more solidified compared to soft boiled eggs. It also ends up with more chewy egg whites and a milder taste due to longer cooking times. It is crucial to not overcook hard boiled eggs as it may cause a reaction between the iron in the yolk and the sulfur in the egg whites which results in an odor. 

Basic equipment needed: Slotted Spoon, Saucepan
Recipe: How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs 

Image credit: tablespoon

Sunny-Side Up Eggs

Other than catching the beautiful sunrise on a monday morning, why not prepare some sunny-side up eggs to catch as breakfast too! The sunny style of cooking eggs packs an even more succulent flavour due to the frying factor. The egg whites are mostly fried while the yolk remains translucent and raw, forming a contrasting yet balanced taste. 

Basic equipment needed: Non-stick Skillet, Small Ramekin, Slotted Turner

Recipe: Perfect Sunny-Side-Up Eggs Recipe

Image credit: cdkitchen

Over Easy Eggs

Is this style of cooking an egg unfamiliar to you? You may have mistaken it for a sunny side up egg before. Over easy eggs are fried eggs cooked on both sides for a very short amount of time, until the egg whites are just about set and the yolk is still runny. Perfect to pair with toasts for your weekend brunch!

Basic equipment needed: Non-stick Skillet, Small Ramekin, Slotted Turner
Recipe: Perfect Eggs Over Easy Recipe

Image credit: epicurious

Poached Eggs

It’s getting slightly more difficult now as poached eggs take the 5th spot on this list. Poached eggs taste very similar to soft boiled eggs, however, its texture and appearance is on a whole new level. It has an extremely soft and delicate texture with a runny yolk. Pair your perfectly poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, ham and you get your very own homemade eggs benedict!

Basic equipment needed: Slotted Spoon, Saucepan,  Ramekin, Sieve
Recipe: Poached Eggs: How to Poach an Egg Perfectly 

Image credit: Recipetineats

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs, a classic and a popular egg dish that is both delicate and fluffy! With a light and custardy texture, its taste is the perfect balance between light and strong,  as the egg whites and yolks are cooked into one.

Basic equipment needed: Non-stick Skillet, Mixing Bowl, Whisk
Recipe: How to Make Fluffy Moist Scrambled Eggs

Image credit: thespruceeats

Omelette

At the end of the list, comes the omelette dish. It has the biggest room for customisation in terms of the ingredients used! Like scrambled eggs, an omelette also has the yolk and the whites combined into one  Omelettes are only folded at the end of cooking, which makes it more neat looking compared to scrambled eggs. Get ready to let your imagination run wild and experiment with different types of ingredients for this dish!

Basic equipment needed: Non-stick skillet, Silicone Spatula, Whisk, Mixing bowl, Chopping board
Recipe: How to Make an Omelette

ToTT Christmas Cooking & Baking Classes

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ToTT Christmas Cooking & Baking Classes

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright and celebrate this magical time of year with ToTT Christmas Baking & Cooking classes. Whether you’re looking for parent-child activities or even things to do over the weekend, start the holiday season with a bang and gather friends and family to bake and cook together. With a string of curated Christmas baking and cooking classes, there is something for everyone. Worried about not having the right tools to make them at home, you can simply get all our recommended kitchenware right after your class!

1-for-1 | Christmas Tree Stump Buttercream Cake

Take a walk through the enchanted woods with Mr Santa and Frosty the snowman.  

Together with Chef Claire, learn how to make layers of soft and moist sponge cake  frosted with a delicious and delicate vanilla bean or swiss chocolate buttercream frosting. Unleash your creativity and start decorating your very own Christmas Tree Stump Buttercream Cake. This show-stopper cake will definitely get your family and friends talking!

Recommended Products: Jamie Oliver Palette Knife,  Jamie Oliver Non-Stick Baking Tray, Nordic Ware Naturals 5 Tier Round Pan Cake Set

1-for-1 | Christmas Cupcakes

Love fondant decorating and fancy taking your cake decorating skills to the next level? Learn how to work with fondant to create your own exclusive Christmas cupcakes with Chef Claire. Psst, she will also be sharing  tips and tricks to give your cupcakes that cafe Instagram-worthy look and taste!

What’s more! Bring home a set of cookie/ fondant cutters per pair for every sign up!

Recommended Products: Jamie Oliver Non-Stick Muffin Tin, Mastrad Pastry Bag Set

ToTT Junior Chef: Christmas Donuts

Donut worry, we’ve got your kids covered this festive season! Join Chef Philia as she shares how to prepare the dough, technique of colour making  and making these adorable holiday-themed donuts that are almost too cute to be eaten. Bond with your child and they will have truck loads of fun decorating them in a Christmas style all on their own all under 2 hours!

Recommended Products: Nordic Ware Non-Stick Doughnut Baking Pan, Nordic Ware Donut Bites Microwaveable Pan

1-for-1 | Sourdough Brioche for Busy Bakers

Get ready to awe your family and friends this season. Skip those store bought presents and gift them your homemade fluffy Italian panettone and Caramelised Walnut Cinnamon Rolls. Learn the art of fermentation and the different skills to create these delicious savoury and sweet breads using traditional festive ingredients.

Recommended Product: Schneider Wooden Proofing Basket

Exquisite Christmas Dinner

 Indulge in fabulous festive feasting with your family this Christmas. Join our Exquisite Christmas Dinner class and learn how to prepare a perfect holiday dinner. From a juicy slow roasted chicken to a homemade decadent log cake, you will  learn how to incorporate simple ingredients while achieving authentic flavours to make a 4 course scrumptious meal for this holiday season!

Recommended Products: Jamie Oliver Carving Knife, Zyliss 2 In 1 Baster and Infuser, Lava Cast Iron Rectangle Roasting Dish, Nordic Ware Fold up Roasting Rack

Healthy Homemade Treats for your Fur Kid

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Healthy Homemade Treats for your Fur Kid

Cooking homemade dog food can be as simple as 1-2-3 even if you are not a seasoned baker or cook. Pamper your fur kids with these wholesome and straightforward recipes, which are not only good for their gut but delicious too!

Image credit: ladypups.com

BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR FIDO 

What’s a birthday celebration without cake? Don’t pay exorbitant amounts of money at a Pet Bakery again. Instead, try this simple Meatloaf Birthday Cake recipe with a good balance of protein, vegetables and carbs. Top the cake with whipped potato and yoghurt frosting to make it look just like a real birthday cake!

Recommended Product: Jamie Oliver Mini Springform Cake Tin

Image credit: Nordicware

PEANUT BUTTER DOGGIE BISCUITS

Peanut Butter is an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins B, and vitamin E for your pup. More importantly, dogs love them! This 4-ingredient Peanut Butter Biscuit recipe is simple to prepare and a nutritious treat for your beloved fur kid.

Recommended Product: Nordicware Aluminium Puppy Love Treat

Image credit: Doggy dessert Chef

DEHYDRATED DOG TREATS

If your dog is prone to food allergies, a dehydrator is a must-have. Commercial dog treats are filled with preservatives and fillers that can be harmful to your dogs and aggravate skin allergies. Dehydrating treats gives you better control over the ingredients that go into your dog treats. You can dehydrate anything from vegetables, fruits or meat slices. Want to learn more about dehydrating treats for your pup? Check out this comprehensive guide from Kolchakpuggle.

Recommended Product: Excalibur Tray Dehydrator

ToTT 11th Anniversary

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ToTT 11th Anniversary – 11 Years of inspiring you to Cook, Bake & Host!

It’s the ToTT 11th Anniversary Sale! Come celebrate 11 years of inspiring you to Cook, Bake and Host with exciting activities, exclusive classes and more! From 30 September to 31 October 2021, look forward to more rewards, promotions, and deals to enjoy both in-store and online!

Click here to find out more! 

STOREWIDE DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTIONS

Get to save more at ToTT 11th Anniversary Sale!  Bring home exclusive $11 Deals, Star Buys, Weekend Flash Deals and up to 80% on selected products. 

Not a member yet? Simple sign up here and enjoy more savings and perks!  From 30th September to 3rd October, ToTT Members will receive an additional 1.1% rebates, 11% off promotional priced items and weekend flash deals. UOB cardholders will stand to enjoy storewide 10% off on all regular-priced (except for controlled-priced) items.  That’s not all! Stand a chance to win attractive prizes in our lucky draw worth up to $800 by simply spending a min. of $50 in a single receipt to qualify.

Star Buy:  Cuisinart Precision 5.5Qt Stand Mixer (Member $615.30 Promo $626.30, U.P. $782.90) delivers power, precision and performance! A must-have kitchen essential in any home that will be that handy kitchen assistant you always wanted. It features a 500-watt motor, die-cast metal construction, and 12 speeds that allow for nuance and excellence in performing a variety of preparation tasks. Available in various colours: ruby red, white linen, periwinkle blue and silver lining.

Star Buy:  Nachtmann Aspen Lead Free Crystal Cold Drink 5 Piece Set Of Pitcher and Glasses (Member $43.50 Promo: $48.90, U.P. $61.20), is ideal for mixed cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. The versatile longdrink glasses shape maintains effervescence, and its generous size provides space for both liquid and ice. The timeless cut design emphasizes the brilliance of the crystal glass, complimenting any table setting, from elegant to casual.

$11 Deal: Mastrad Slice ‘N’ Cut Scissors, Red(U.P. $22.90), is a perfect kitchen tool to slice and chop your vegetables without taking out a cutting board and a knife. Thanks to the integrated cutting board you can easily cut all foods directly above your dish to save time. The 10.5cm wingspan is ideal for cutting large foods such as onions. The removable blade can also be used as a simple knife and is ideal for easy cleaning. The ergonomic handle ensures a good grip and the safety valve keeps the scissors closed to store the slice’n’cut safely.

$110 Deal: Cuisinart Hot & Cold Blender (U.P $552)

Whether you’re whirling up bananas and berries for smoothies or making a pitcher of frozen margaritas, Cuisinart Hot & Cold Blender can process your ingredients into smooth, creamy perfection. The built in nonstick heater plate provides the perfect surface to sauté ingredients, simmer or boil soup in just 20 minutes with a touch of a button. This is a must-have appliance in your kitchen!

Exclusive Facebook
Anniversary LIVE Sale 

Join us for our Facebook Anniversary Live Sale on  20 October at 8pm along with a cooking demonstration by renowned French dairy producer, Elle & Vire. Grab the best deals on kitchen tools, appliances and cookware and stand a chance to walk away with free goodie bags during this special event!

Anniversary $111 1-for-1 Hybrid Classes

Prepare to roll up your sleeves and whip up a feast from Spanish Seafood Paella to Chinese Homemade Xiao Long Bao. Cooking and baking enthusiasts can bring along their friends and enjoy our 1-for-1 hybrid classes for just $111 in October only. 

Love cheese? We are proud to partner with Ile de France to host this  exclusive cheese tasting class by Mr Thibault Phulpin, Cheese Expert & Country Manager of Savencia Fromage & Dairy. Learn all about how to identify the different types of cheese, the best way to taste them and what wine or food to pair them with. Participants will also get to learn how to build a show-stopping cheese and charcuterie board for their next home party!

Click here to sign up now 

11 Days of Giveaways

CHEERS TO 11 YEARS! Join us as we celebrate with 11 Days of Giveaways that will inspire you to be the next Master Chef! We’ll be giving away products from your favourite brands on our Instagram page Every. Single. Day from 1st to 11th October 2021. So grab your friends and follow us now @tottstore for your chance to win prizes up to $700.

Here’s how it works:

First, follow @tottstore on Instagram. Join us on Instagram every day from October 1st to 11th 2021 at 11am. Guess the correct featured product, comment with the product link and stand a chance to walk home with it! Winners will be announced on 18 October 2021.

Our favourite Tik Tok recipes and which to skip

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OUR FAVOURITE TIK TOK RECIPES AND WHICH TO SKIP

Tik Tok came to our attention recently when a local Tik Tok influencer visited our parent company, Siahuat, and mentioned how it is the place to be if you want to meet hunky tattoo-clad Chefs. The post received 51.4K views, a modest number in comparison to the explosively popular Dalgona coffee fad but enough to leave our boomer board of directors bewildered. “What is this Tik Tok?” they asked. Well, we were happy to explain. Also, to clarify, ToTT has its fair share of hot Chefs visiting our stores now and then.

Tik Tok is not just a social media platform for Gen-Z and Millenials to showcase their dance moves, lip-sync to funny videos, or troll their friends. It also offers many ingenious food hacks and recipes. Who knew you could cook eggs to your preferred doneness in an Air Fryer? It is easy to see why Tik Tok food trends go viral and how it is changing food culture. However, with a plethora of food content posted daily on Tik Tok, it isn’t easy to differentiate which recipes are worth trying. Here are some of our favourite tried-and-tested recipes and which to skip.

Image adapted from @FeelGoodFoodie

FETA BAKED PASTA

The Feta Baked Pasta recipe is by far one of the best recipes on Tik Tok because it is so simple to replicate and taste delicious. Simply combine cherry tomatoes, a block of feta cheese, garlic, olive oil, and seasoning in a baking dish or a cast-iron casserole dish. Bake it in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 35 minutes. Once it is out of the oven, mix in a handful of herbs and ready-cooked pasta or cauliflower rice.

Recommended Product: Lava Cast Iron Roasting Dish

Image adapted from @simplefood4you

TORTILLA WRAP FOOD HACK

This culinary hack ensures maximum fillings with minimal leakage simply by strategically slicing a single cut from the centre of your Tortilla Wrap Hack to the bottom and folding it in quarters as you fill it with your favourite toppings. There are no right or wrong ingredient combinations; use any ingredients you prefer or leftovers from dinner. Fancy a Philly Cheesesteak wrap? Add sliced beef, cheese, onions and warm it up on a Griddler until it’s nicely toasted and oozing with melted cheese.

Recommended Product: Cuisinart Griddler

Image adapted from @dailysage

PANCAKE CEREAL

We love this Pancake Cereal recipe because it is too cute to pass up. This food trend makes coin-sized pancakes, which is brilliant because why have three pancakes when you can have 50 mini pancakes instead. And, it is the same amount of calories. While it was time-consuming to make mini pancakes and the texture was more crisp than fluffy, the Instagram-worthy shot we snapped afterwards made it all worthwhile. It helped that we used our Bruno Hot Plate for this culinary trend as it allowed us to make more mini pancakes simultaneously.

Recommended Product: Bruno Hot Plate

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AIR FRYER PASTA CHIPS

If you’ve got the munchies, this out-of-the-box Air Fryer Pasta Chips might be for you, but we are going to have to sit this one out. The pasta chip didn’t crisp up evenly, and it was too carb-heavy for a snack.  Instead, we recommend a healthier alternative by slicing carrots, sweet potatoes or zucchini with a mandoline, sprinkling a little salt or grated parmesan, and popping it into your Air Fryer.R

Recommended Products: Cuisinart AirFryer Toaster Oven and Mastrad Multi Slicer Mandoline

Image adapted from @Melissa Metrano

POTATO CHIPS MASH POTATO

The Potato Chips Mash Potato food hack involves boiling a bag of potato chips until it turns into mush, then you add ingredients as you would for a regular mash potato recipe. Unless you live in a post-apocalyptic world where real potatoes are scarce, and you have to survive on processed food for rations, this food hack is a hard pass. It tastes as outrageous as it sounds. We recommend using an old-fashion potato masher and cooking mashed potatoes the traditional way.

Recommended Product: Zyliss Quick Masher