Thursday, October 01, 2009
I was disproportionately pleased when this new store opened in Reading. Lakeland is a veritable Aladdin’s Cave for anyone who likes to cook. It is chock full of all sorts of amazing things - from everything you need to lots of things you didn’t know you needed till you saw them! Up until now, the nearest Lakeland store to me was over an hour’s drive away - now there is one downtown. I am ecstatic.
Lakeland’s reputation precedes them and everyone I know locally who likes to cook is very happy about the new store. Their prices are reasonable, the quality of their products is excellent and their service is wonderful. What’s not to like? I’ve been a customer for almost ten years, although up till now I have had to shop almost exclusively on the internet.
I went along to the new store on Tuesday and snapped up some great bargains. All of their “My Kitchen” range of baking tins were on 3 for 2. Two of my nine inch round cake tins have virtually worn out (I have had them for almost twenty years - that is a lot of cakes!), so I needed new ones, and I also managed to get a fantastic deep American style pie dish, unlike any I had seen here in England before.
I also bought another nifty shelf organiser (I have several already). It has three tiers so you can see the jars and bottles at the back of the cupboard as well as the front. I found some super aluminium foil tins for when I am making meals for the freezer. They came in all shapes and sizes. also bought another one of their nifty shelf organisers. I have several already and they work really well. It has three tiers so you can see the jars and bottles at the back of the cupboard as well as the front. I found some super aluminium foil tins for when I am making meals for the freezer. They came in all shapes and sizes.
I even found this special cushion for the vegetable drawer in my fridge. It was recommended to me by a friend who says it really stops her vegetables bruising and helps them to keep longer.
There was so much to look at over the two floors. I found a few more bargains and then headed home to try out my new cake pans, along with some very nifty pre-cut pan liners. Lakeland also stock some lovely hampers and foodie gifts, along with some very naughty but nice treats. I’m not quite sure how these got in my bag
but I'm very glad they did!
Lakeland have 43 stores throughout the United Kingdom, including their newest in the Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading. Or for their website, click here.