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5 Home Safety Tips You Should Never Forget

5 Home Safety Tips You Should Never Forget

Home safety tips should never be forgotten because your home should always feel like a safe place. A few simple tips around food, housekeeping and electrical will help you create a safer environment for your family. When you think of staying safe at home, the first thing that comes to mind might be having a solid security system in place, or even using Intercom Systems to have some peace of mind.  While security is incredibly important for home safety, you should also make sure other aspects of your house are consistently safe for you and your family, too. It’s far…

Kitchen Makeover Mistakes To Avoid

Kitchen Makeover Mistakes To Avoid

A kitchen makeover is undertaken somewhere in the world every 15 minutes! Even if that’s not strictly true, it can seem that way sometimes. Are you one of the thousands of people thinking of remodelling your kitchen? Before getting started, make sure you’re not about to make one of these kitchen makeover mistakes – it could be costly, impractical or even dangerous. Here are some of the big blunders, along with what you should do instead.   Moving Fixtures Ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, and sinks can be expensive to relocate. This is because you will have to pay for extra plumbing…

6 Things You Need for a Serious Chef’s Kitchen

6 Things You Need for a Serious Chef’s Kitchen

In recent years, we’ve seen a boom of culinary TV shows, including both famous chefs’ recipes and competitive shows where ordinary next-door people became high-end chefs. This trend gave birth to a nouveau generation of cutting edge chefs – not exactly the ones we can see on television, but the ones we become when preparing Heston Blumenthal’s roast turkey or Lorraine Pascale’s chocolate soufflé in our own kitchens. Since we always compare cooking with art, it is only logical to say that if you want to progress from Stickman to Mona Lisa, you need the right set of tools. Here…

Handy Kitchen Helpers from Breville

Handy Kitchen Helpers from Breville

Who doesn’t like a little extra help in the kitchen? Handy kitchen helpers from Breville make the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys cooking, entertaining or fresh coffee in the morning. Bake, blend, and chop your way to kitchen appliance nirvana. Just released are some new kitchen helpers from Breville that will make perfect gifts. Living in a ‘cafe society’ being able to make your perfect brew at home is becoming de rigeur for coffee-lovers. Two new coffee machines with quite different price points will enable you to experience your desired coffee-fix without compromising on quality. The first ‘connected’ Nespresso…

Cutting Through The Hype On Professional Kitchen Knives

Cutting Through The Hype On Professional Kitchen Knives

In a world seemingly dominated by Thermomix and Kitchenaid you could be forgiven for believing key food prep tools have to have an electrical plug! In fact, the most important tools in any kitchen are still professional kitchen knives! Used over and over again each day for tasks such as dicing, slicing, chopping, crushing, mincing, spreading and carving this one tool remains the prime investment for any kitchen. I had a wonderful interview on my 88.9FM Hills Radio show this week with Karina Kealy from Zwilling JA Henckels, and I learnt a few interesting facts about knives. For example, there…

Black and White Kitchen Accessories

Black and White Kitchen Accessories

Australians love entertaining at home and with the advent of open plan kitchen/living exposed shelves have become popular. So many home owners look for new serving & crockery homewares plus ‘stuff’ they can display on open shelves. Two very well-known and popular brands in Australia are Noritake and Salt&Pepper who have both come out with fabulous new black and white kitchen accessories. Black and white kitchens can be sleek, modern and clean with high contrast white walls, marble bench-tops and checkered floors adding to the appeal. Add copper via pendant lights, bench-tops or even exposed plumbing. So when I saw…