Category: How-To

How to Clean Small Kitchen Appliances

A smaller kitchen appliance can save time and energy in a kitchen. Coffee makers for example, are essential for a caffeine-craving household. These appliances are used so often and therefore require the utmost maintenance. Nearly every appliance has a control panel that is touched every time, leaving behind soil or bacteria. Microorganisms inside where food and beverages are prepared can lead to digestive upset or worse. Here’s how to get

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How to Clean a Pan You Think Is Ruined

A burnt pot or pan is inevitable in a kitchen. There’s plenty of ways to deal with crusty and neglected pots. Here are the best ways to clean them, according to chefs. Wipe First. Remove any oil by going over it with a paper towel or scrubbie. This will improve things and keep fat and oil out of your pipes. For stuck-on bits use a spatula to scrape them off.

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Tips for Saving Money on a Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel is one of the most expensive projects for your home due to the material and labor costs. However, keeping costs down is possible even while working with contractors, designers and suppliers. Here are four tips to lower the cost of your kitchen remodel. Refresh Rather Than Replace. Kitchen cabinets are generally a tear-out-and-replace project, making it one of the most expensive. Custom cabinets will only drive the

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How to Get Lingering Smells Out of Bakeware

Silicone bakeware is naturally nonstick, making it easy and versatile in the kitchen. They are made of inert material, so storing is a breeze since they can be collapsed down to save space. A silicone cookware is only as good as its cleanliness. There’s nothing worse than having custom ice cubes taste like last week’s pesto bombs. They can leave behind a somewhat plastic-like taste and smell when they’re brand

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How to Organize Your Kitchen After Moving

After a move, the kitchen should be the first priority to be unpacked so you can begin preparing meals. The space should be functional, organized and comfortable. If you’re moving into a new home, there’s a chance it hasn’t been properly cleaned. Before unpacking, take some time to clean especially where you’ll be putting dishes, cutlery, and glasses. Be sure to also clean your countertops and sinks. Next, go through

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Tips for Moving Appliances

Planning a move in the near future? Follow along this guide to ensure your kitchen appliances are properly prepared for the transition. Skip out on extra mover fees and avoid any malfunctioning appliances after the move. With all major appliances, it’s best to contact the dealer for specific move instructions or refer to the owner’s manual. What You’ll Need: Household cleaner Cleaning and/or work gloves Packing tape Screwdriver and/or wrench

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Brewing a Better Cup of Coffee

If you’re trying to cut back on running to your typical coffee shop, we’ve got you covered on how to up your coffee brewing game. Whether it’s finding and storing beans, finding the right brewing method or how to add an extra boost of flavor, here’s what you should know to make a better cup of coffee. Learning What Kind of Coffee You Need We all have differing coffee tastes,

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How to Pasteurize Eggs

For popular recipes such as mayonnaise, hollandaise and royal icing, raw and partially cooked eggs are a necessity. However, raw or partially-cooked chicken eggs can carry salmonella bacteria. You can still enjoy these recipes with peace of mind after pasteurizing eggs. The process of pasteurization brings eggs to a temperature that kills dangerous pathogens. How to Pasteurize Eggs on the Stove Start with room temperature eggs: Starting with eggs that

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Tasting Chocolate Like a Pro

Most people will enjoy their chocolate without thinking much of the experience. But there are several tips and tricks to tasting chocolate like a pro. Use them to pick up on different flavors and textures your chocolate may contain. There’s also several ways you can determine the quality of the chocolate. Listen for a snap. There’s a scientific way to determine the quality of chocolate. A snap test allows you

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How to Hang Floating Wall Shelves

If you’re looking for the minimal look in your home, try floating shelves. These shelves have no brackets giving them the appearance they’re floating on your walls. Installation isn’t as hard as you may think. Here’s how to hang them in six easy steps. Select Shelves. There are many types of floating shelves on the market. Each has their own signature mechanism, but they all have some sort of wall-mounted

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