Category: Kitchen

How to Clean a Coffee Grinder

Most coffee enthusiasts will agree that the perfect cup starts with freshly grounded roasted coffee beans. Grinding the beans at home will provide the most flavor, however it will leave behind oils and grounds that need to be cleaned. An electric grinder will often come in one of two ways, with a blade or flat serrated disks known as a burr grinder. Whatever the type may be, it should be

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Amateur Painting Mistakes to Fix

A paint job brings a spark back to a space and is one of the most affordable DIY-friendly projects. Painting is relatively simple, but without the proper patience and precision you could be left with a botched job. Here’s a breakdown of all the common amateur painter mistakes. Inconsistent Coverage. Primer can alleviate many headaches down the line. It will ensure the paint has a good foundation. A primer will

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Indoor Plants 101

If you’re looking to give your interior space an instant update, look no further than a houseplant. They’ve been gaining popularity over the past few years and are great in kitchens, bathrooms or living rooms. Research shows that being surrounded by plants offers benefits including improved mental health, better sleep and boosting feelings of connection. If you’re worried about losing a plant because the one you bought last year died

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The One Mistake to Avoid For Renovations

Homeowners can feel the urge to jump through homes whenever they’re unhappy with where they live. After all, finding a home you’ll want to stay in forever can be daunting. However, renovating a home or kitchen can be a manageable solution to avoid the urge to move all together. These upgrades bring the heart to a space and improve the home for the better. There’s one big mistake people are

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Where to Start with Wood Flooring

Wood flooring is a highly versatile flooring that can work with virtually every interior style. But not all wood floorings are the same. The type, finish and species all play a critical role in not only the look, but how it will maintain over time. Solid vs. Engineered Solid wood floorboards are solid planks of hardwood. They’re common in older houses and can be sanded and restained many times. A

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The Difference Between Ale and Lager Beers

Beers are all made from a basic combination of water, malts, hops and yeast. The difference between ale and lager is yeast, more specifically the type. This brings a wide range of changes between the two beers. Here’s what you can expect from the two brews. Ale Beers Ales are brewed with a top-fermenting yeast that prefers mid-range room temperatures. These ales are typically stored between 60°F and 75°F during

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Determining Wall Shelves Spacing and Spans

Wall shelves require a bit of planning before loading up your favorite dishes or plants. A shelf span is the distance between supports for the shelf. This span distance will vary based on the strength of the material of the shelf. In theory, the stronger the shelf the greater the distance you can put between wall supports. Shelf spacing will depend on preference and what you will store on the

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Kitchen Items You Can Put in Your Dishwasher

We may think dishwashers are only useful for plates and utensils, however there are plenty of larger items it can clean as well. It leaves them cleaner than you might achieve normally. Here’s a list of the items that are generally okay to run through the dishwasher. As with any product, always follow your user manual first to see if there are any specific cleaning requirements. Stove Grates and Caps.

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How to Clean Stainless Steel Pots and Pans

These pans can often carry a hefty price tag, so it’s important to keep them in pristine condition. Luckily, it’s easy to shine up these pots and pans if you have all the necessary ingredients. Read how below. What You’ll Need: Stainless steel cleaning powder or baking soda Water A non-abrasive scrubbing pad (a Dobie pad or non-abrasive sponge is ideal to minimize scratches) A detail brush, like a toothbrush,

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Managing Wood Utensils in a Kitchen

Wood utensils have been used for centuries and are still one of the most common tools found in kitchens today. Wood is great to prevent scratching pots or pans, and won’t react chemically with hot food. Here are the few do’s and don’ts when it comes to handling your wood utensils. DON’T put the wood utensils in a dishwasher. The intense heat and steam will make the wood crack. DON’T

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