As any accomplished cook will tell you, preparation is everything. Get your ingredients chopped, sliced, kneaded and prepared as consistently as possible and your signature dishes will themselves become more predictable and, hopefully, delicious. But let’s face it, preparing food can often be a bit of a drag, and if you’re in a hurry, it can actually be impossible. Enter Robert Dyas’s collection of essential food preparation aids to get you in the perfect place before you start to bake. Choppers are pretty much an essential nowadays – chopping onions, carrots and other veg is time-consuming and uninspiring, so why not let an electric chopper do it properly? Whizz, whizz and you’re done. Slicing is another tricky operation to perform at home. No matter how sharp your knives and how steady your hands, you’ll never be able to replicate the beautiful thin slices that the butcher’s wheel can produce. So why not get your own butcher’s slicer? We’ve got some super ones to choose from, which you can also use for onions, carrots or whatever you want thin-sliced. We’ve also got meat grinders, thermometers, dehydrators, can openers, knife sharpeners, salad spinners and much more to add to your food prep collection. It’s all great quality and fantastically priced, so be prepared and have a look around.