A heat source, a pan and a sharp knife will get you far in the world of cookery. However, when it comes to creating dishes like the UK’s greatest chefs, there are some truly essential appliances available. But which ones are truly worth your valuable kitchen space, and which will sit languishing on the side, never to be used more than once or twice a year? It varies from person to person, but when we asked our readers what they wanted more than anything else there were some pretty unanimous decisions. Whether you’re wracking your brains over what to buy your food-loving other half or are even wondering what to ask for yourself, here’s what over 1,000 passionate home cooks had at the top (and bottom) of their Christmas wish lists.