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Opening Champagne in front of a customer can be a daunting experience, especially if it goes wrong and the cork ends up concussing one of your...

Opening Champagne in front of a customer can be a daunting experience, especially if it goes wrong and the cork ends up concussing one of your customers.

German company SIEGER​ believes it has come up with a gadget that allows for the safe opening of Champagne corks, the Sieger Cava. Priced around £15, the gadget is far cheaper than an insurance claim from an upset customer who has been hit in the eye by a flying cork. For more information call 0208 7313700​.

Get yourself in a froth with the new Rancilio TSC auto frother from THE COFFEE MACHINE COMPANY​. This is an advanced milk frother, which creates a good head for cappuccinos and other milky drinks. According to the company "all the barista needs to do is to place the wand in the milk and the device automatically steams the milk to a pre-set temperature, with perfect results"​.

If you want to extend your lunchtime menu then a MAESTROWAVE​ ribbed grill, which are ideal for paninis, might be worth a look. Laurel pub group is now serving paninis in 50 of its pubs following the purchase of Maestrowave ribbed grills. Paul Rowland, Laurel's food operations manager, says: "Since installing the grills in July this year, paninis now represent 10% of all food sales which is a fantastic achievement."​ Maestrowave is distributed exclusively by RH Hall. For information contact 01442 875578​ or visit www.maestrowave.com

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