Leave it to your oven

Photography: Chris Chen

Entertaining should be fun for everyone, and that includes the cook. This is where your appliances can make all the difference. A good oven from Winning Appliances takes care of business while you spend more time with your guests. A side of salmon, for instance, is an ideal choice for entertaining - some simple seasoning is all that's required, then it's straight into the oven. It also makes an impressive centrepiece on the table. What's more, a Gaggenau pyrolytic oven even monitors the cooking time, too: its core temperature probe automatically switches off the heat when your roast or fish is done, leaving you to mingle and mix the Martinis.

Likewise, you can bake a dish ahead - the Anzac apple pie is perfect here - and have it in the warming draw ready to go when it's time to serve. The Gaggenau warming drawer is designed to heat a six-place setting, as well as defrost or slow-cook food.

At the other end of the meal, crusty bread can be warming in the oven while you reheat the soup you made in advance for the entrĂ©e. This leaves just the zucchini and dill fritters to cook before serving - light and appetising, they strike a moreish note at the start of a dinner.

When you put it like that, what could be easier? There's nothing left to do but open the wine.

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