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Kitchen Cookware

Stainless Steel Cookware – Choosing the Right Stainless Steel Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen

The great advantage of stainless steel cookware is its durability and appearance along with the low maintenance it requires. Being an extremely hard alloy, the chances of it getting dented of scratched during normal use are almost nil. It will not rust and with regular care and cleaning stainless steel cookware can last a lifetime. Stainless steel cookware does not react with food during the cooking process and will not be affected by being used to prepare food with a high acid content. The attractive shiny surfaces of stainless steel, either as a single piece or as part of a stainless steel cookware set, will add to the décor of a kitchen.

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Kitchen Cookware

Cast Iron Cookware – Choosing the Right Cast Iron Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen

Should you use cast iron cookware?

Cast iron cookware is heavy, lasts for years and has great cooking properties. Cast iron cookware heats up evenly all over so you can be sure of food being evenly cooked. It warms slowly in the oven and is perfect of dishes that need to cook slowly for a long time. Since it also cools equally slowly, food left in the cookware will stay hot for a considerable period of time, thereby saving on the hassle of reheating. Since reheating food leads to a loss of its nutritional benefits, this also means you are eating healthier.

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Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Design Ideas

The design of your kitchen cabinets dictates both how much and what kind of storage space you will have as well as how your kitchen will look.

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Kitchen Cabinets

Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets Buying Tips

Why unfinished kitchen cabinets?

Many people are scared of going in for unfinished kitchen cabinets because they feel that these will be second rate goods. In fact just the opposite is true. Unfinished does not refer to the quality in any way – it refers to the final part of the production process, painting and staining, not having been completed. A secret many do not know is that crooked manufacturers often cover up inferior wood or lumber with defects by paint, polish and stain. In the case of the unfinished wooden cabinet, there is no way to hide the type and quality of the wood being used and so the manufacturers have to use top quality defect free wood because the customer will be able to clearly see what he is paying for. In fact, unfinished kitchen cabinets are often made of the best wood available within a specific price range.

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Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Buying Tips

Hardware options

Giving your kitchen a new look need not be a big job involving remodeling or buying new cabinets. Just changing your kitchen cabinet hardware can change the whole look of your cabinets. The hardware may be but a small part of the total cabinets, but they are the components that give the cabinets’ character and individuality.

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Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing & Refinishing Ideas

Remodeling your kitchen can be an expensive process and a major component of the cost is replacing your kitchen cabinets. One way to cut costs and still get a new kitchen is by refacing kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them. Refaced cabinets not only look as good as new ones, these also have a renewed life span.

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Kitchen Cabinets

Discount Kitchen Cabinets Buying Tips

A big cost in remodeling your kitchen is replacing the cabinets. A great money saver is to buy discount kitchen cabinets. These maybe cheaper but they are not necessarily of lower quality. You just need to know the types of kitchen cabinets available and the construction processes to get the best deals.

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Kitchen Cabinets

Painting Kitchen Cabinets Ideas

So you have decided that your kitchen needs sprucing up. Painting your kitchen cabinets is often the best place to start. The build up of grease, soot, and food particles is a gradual process and you may not realize how much they need cleaning until you give them a long hard look. So let’s look at how you go about it.

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Kitchen Islands

Custom Kitchen Islands – A Wonderful Solution To Many Kitchen Problems

With kitchen islands you can create…

  • an extra storage area in your kitchen.
  • a place for work, where you can prepare your favorite food.
  • a place where you can clean your dishes and utensils.
  • a place where you can eat with your family.

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Islands & Carts

Kitchen Islands & Carts – A Wonderful Solution To Many Kitchen Problems

With kitchen islands you can create…

  • an extra storage area in your kitchen.
  • a place for work, where you can prepare your favorite food.
  • a place where you can clean your dishes and utensils.
  • a place where you can eat with your family.

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Kitchen Juicers

Juicers – A Good Investment Into Your Health

With a kitchen juicer you’ll be able to extract fresh juice from various fruits and vegetables, juice that will benefit your health greatly…

  • it has a huge nutrient value.
  • it is easy digested.
  • you can control the amount of sugar in it.

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Kitchen Mixers

Stand Mixers – Useful Appliances For Your Kitchen

With the help of kitchen mixers, along with their different attachments, you can make a variety of delicious foods. For example, doughy goods, ice-cream, fresh fruit and vegetable juice, sausages, etc.

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Kitchen Mixers

Hand Mixers – Useful Appliances For Your Kitchen

With the help of kitchen mixers, along with their different attachments, you can make a variety of delicious foods. For example, doughy goods, ice-cream, fresh fruit and vegetable juice, sausages, etc.

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Kitchen Backsplash

Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

The kitchen backsplash is placed on the kitchen wall between the countertops and the wall cabinets. It protects the walls and especially the zones behind the range, the sink, and the places where you prepare the food, from staining. Your backsplash will stain, but the materials appropriate for it are usually easy to clean and maintain and are a far better option than just a bare painted wall or wallpaper.

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Kitchen Countertops

How to Choose Kitchen Countertops

When choosing kitchen countertops, consider carefully what you need and what you can afford. It’s a good idea to choose the most functional material possible for your countertop.

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Kitchen Mixers

KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer Review

KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart stand mixer with a working bowl and a pouring shield

Overview

The Professional 600 Series stand mixer from KitchenAid is a kitchen machine that is more than a match for all your rugged kitchen mixing tasks. This all-metal stand mixer is equipped with a 575 watts motor, making it the most powerful mixing equipment by KitchenAid. The Pro 600 provides that extra muscle to knead bread dough and to handle other mixing tasks with ease.

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Kitchen Lighting

How To Position Your Kitchen Lighting In The Best Possible Way

Proper lighting has a direct bearing on the functionality of your kitchen. With well-placed sources of illumination, you transform your kitchen into a place where you can work, eat with your family or perform any other activity with pleasure and in comfort. If there isn’t enough light in your kitchen (if, for example, you have only one central lighting fixture), the atmosphere will be cold and unpleasant. In addition, the kitchen loses part of its functionality and some work places, such as countertops, sink, range, kitchen island… may fall into shadow. You have to install extra local lighting to cover these places.

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Kitchen Design

Free Kitchen Design Software – IKEA Kitchen Planner

IKEA Kitchen Planner

IKEA Kitchen Planner is free and easy to use kitchen design software to create 2D and 3D virtual models of your dream kitchen. The software has all the elements you need to fully equip your new kitchen. If you need a bid of an inspiration, you can also use the “ready-made” IKEA kitchens, which can be found on their website.

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Kitchen Curtains

Kitchen Curtains – a Fast, Easy and Affordable Way to Renovate the Look of Your Kitchen

Curtains, even very ordinary ones, can greatly enhance the look of your kitchen. With kitchen curtains you control how much sunlight is allowed into this special room of your home. Good, natural lighting is a basic requirement for your normal work process in the kitchen.

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Kitchen Sinks

How To Select The Best Kitchen Sink For Your Home

The selection of your kitchen sink will depend on…

  • the size of the cabinet underneath your sink.
  • the size of your countertop (whether it has backsplash or not).
  • the material of your countertop.
  • the way you will use your sink.
  • your preferences.
  • how much you can afford.

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Trash Cans

How To Select Kitchen Trash Cans

Trash cans are among the items we most often use in our kitchens, so they must be strong, durable, easy to use and occupy a minimal amount of space.

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Kitchen Rugs

How to Choose Kitchen Rugs

With kitchen rugs you can…

  • bring warmth, color and a cheerful mood to your kitchen.
  • hide old flaws, if you have any, on the kitchen flooring.
  • revivify the flooring, if you think it isn’t attractive enough.
  • keep the flooring in good condition, protecting it from damages and stains.
  • prevent, to some extent, dropped objects from breaking.
  • make your work in the kitchen more pleasant, feeling their warmth and softness under your feet…

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Kitchen Flooring

How To Choose Your Kitchen Flooring

There are so many kinds of kitchen flooring that it may be quite difficult for you to choose one. Each of the possible flooring materials has advantages and disadvantages. The best way to choose your flooring is to answer the questions below.

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Cutting Boards

Kitchen Cutting Boards Review | Wood & Plastic Cutting Board Ideas

It will help you to select your cutting boards if you can first prepare answers to questions such as these…

1. How much space do you have on the kitchen countertop?

If you want a large cutting board (for example, 19 to 13 inches (48 to 33 cm)), you must have a place to put it on the countertop. You may also wish to leave the board there after use. Do you have enough free space?

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Knife Sharpeners

Knife Sharpeners Review | Sharpening Stones | Electric Knife Sharpeners

Different kitchen knife sharpeners are available. For example…

  • a sharpening steel.
  • a sharpening stone.
  • manual and electric sharpeners.
  • a sharpener attached to a can opener…