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Saving water with style: Green products abundant at Design & Construction Week 2015

Water is a finite resource. Even though about 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water, less than 1% is actually available for human use. Last year the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported 40 of 50 state water managers said they expected to see water shortages in some portion of their states under average conditions during the next 10 years (2013 to 2023).

As manufacturers continue to explore new ways to reduce the water usage of their products without sacrificing performance, they also remain focused on design and style, as well as other features that will be attractive to homeowners.

There were many decorative and innovative green kitchen and bath products on display at the Kitchen Bath Industry Show and International Builders Show which co-located for the second time as Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas Jan. 20-22. Here are some highlights:

Brizo

New single-handled articulating kitchen faucets, inspired by the design and functionality of an architect lamp, were honored with the Best of Kitchen: Gold award in the 2015 Best of KBIS competition. The faucet’s articulating arm can be positioned at various heights and angles to direct water flow where needed.

This faucet is being incorporated into the Brizo Artesso and Brizo Solna collections, which include water-efficiency among their features. Brizo is the luxury brand of faucets and accessories within the portfolio of Delta Faucet Co. The two-function spray wand easily docks and undocks for maximum functionality. When docked, the wand stays securely in place with Brizo MagneDock technology, a patented magnetic docking system.

Inspired by detailed, early 20th century metal works, the Artesso version of the articulated kitchen faucet will be offered in polished chrome, Brilliance polished nickel, Brilliance stainless and Venetian bronze finishes. The Solna version, featuring a clean, contemporary design to match its Scandinavian name, will be available in polished chrome, Brilliance stainless and matte black finishes.

Kohler Co.

The new San Souci roundfront one-piece toilet offers a small space solution with its compact bowl and regular height seat. With its 1.28gal. flush, the San Souci also is listed as one of Kohler’s WaterSense models, which provides a significant water savings up to 16,500 gal. per year. Plus, its sleek lines make it easy to clean. Brizo’s new single-handled articulating kitchen faucets were honored with the Best of Kitchen: Gold award at KBIS.

The toilet uses Kohler’s AquaPiston flush system, a patented flush engine for gravity-fed toilets featuring a canister design for enhanced flushing performance. AquaPiston directs water to flow in from all sides, and the precision-engineered tank, bowl and trapway create a strong siphon that results in a fast and thorough flush. The AquaPiston canister lifts completely off the outlet valve, releasing water from 360[degrees]. This toilet’s powerful flush virtually eliminates plugging and makes for a longer rinse and cleaner bowl, according to the company. It also is an easy flush, requiring only about two lb. of pressure to actuate.

Danze

There were two new digital faucets in the Danze Did-U-Wave line on display: a single-handled electronic kitchen faucet and a single-handled electronic kitchen pulldown faucet. Both bear the WaterSense label for meeting water-conserving criteria. Both faucets are equipped with an infrared sensor for motion activation and LED task lighting at the top of the spray head (on the hard-wired AC models) to provide spot lighting where the head is directed. If the faucet is not manually turned off, it will automatically shut off after one minute.

Both feature a streamlined spray head and sleek contour with both aerated and stream sprays, and both offer two ceramic disc valves to provide a tight seal and feature Danze’s SnapBack technology for consistent retraction. These faucets both have 17 3/4-in. high swivel spouts for kitchen sinks with lots of open space overhead. They are available in chrome and stainless-steel finishes.

Delta Faucet Co.

Delta’s new FlushlQ smart toilet offers overflow protection, touch-free flushing and leak detection. A sensor on the back of the bowl monitors the water level and prevents additional flushes if the water rises to a critical point. The toilet flushes with a simple wave of the hand, activating a sensor on the tank. If the water level drops and breaks contact with the sensor, the LED indicator will change to solid yellow the next time the toilet is flushed, warning of leakage.

These Delta toilets are WaterSense labeled and feature an exclusive pre-assembled SmartFit tank-to-bowl connection that quickly installs and reduces potential leak points. The slow-close toilet seat has a quick release feature that enables easy removal for cleaning. This product was nominated for the Best of KBIS 2015 award.

Niagara Conservation

The Hot Start is a temperature-controlled WaterSense-certified showerhead that lets the user turn on the shower at full flow and wait for the water to heat up, but then minimizes water waste by reducing the flow to a trickle once it reaches 95[degrees] F.

The showerhead provides visual confirmation the water is hot. Upon entering the shower, the user presses the “resume” button on the showerhead to restore the full stream at a flow rate of 2 gpm. According to the company, by reducing the flow when the water gets hot this showerhead can save thousands of gallons of water per year and reduce utility bills.

Boasting three adjustable spray settings, a modern design and a sleek chrome finish, Hot Start will only be offered as part of the Niagara Conservation Stealth System, which also includes high-efficiency faucet aerators, two for the bath and one for the kitchen; and a choice of either a single- or dual-flush Stealth ultra-high-efficiency toilet.

Moen

The new STo pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense provides hands-free convenience with water temperature control at the faucet handle. A simple hand movement triggers the water flow. Its Reflex system ensures smooth operation, easy movement and secure docking of the spray head. Choose between an aerated stream for everyday cleaning or a powerful rinse for heavy-duty cleaning. The faucet’s tubular design and cube-shaped base give it a distinctive contemporary style.

It’s available in chrome and Moen’s Spot Resist stainless finish. Its eco-performance design uses less water without sacrificing performance. It was a nominee in the Best of KBIS 2015 competition.

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Franke

The new Ambient Series from Franke Kitchen Systems offers a range of kitchen faucets and complementary components, featuring a sleek, contemporary design and water-saving flow rates. The pulldown faucets feature a 28mm Nobili cartridge enclosed in a protective fiberglass stem. Each faucet offers two flow rates: 1-gpm for a simple light rinse and 1.75 gpm for a more powerful flow.

Both settings are well within the stringent flow rate requirements of the WaterSense program and the state of California. By coupling the cartridge with a restrictor, the faucet can achieve the even lower flow rates required by LEED-certified projects. Neoperl aerators also are standard on the pulldown models. The 16 1/2-in. tall pulldown kitchen faucet in the series is available in chrome and satin nickel.

Gerber

The Avalanche CT two-piece concealed trapway residential toilet has been added to Gerber’s Avalanche family of products. This WaterSense-certified high-efficiency toilet operates at 1.28 gpf.

The concealed trapway gives the toilet base a sleek, smooth look that is easy to clean. Available in white, it is offered as an ADA-compliant ErgoHeight elongated toilet. A one-piece alternative model also is available. The toilet has a Fluidmaster fill valve, a quick-acting 3-in. flush valve and a dual-siphon jet.

TOTO

The Carlyle II 1G is a one-piece toilet that uses TOTO’s Double Cyclone technology to deliver ultra-high-efficiency flushing using only 1-gpf. The toilet bowl and concave rim are coated with SanaGloss, TOTO’s nano-technology glaze that creates an ionized barrier to repel both visible and invisible waste. The toilet’s features include clean lines, a skirted design and “inclusive height.” This toilet was nominated for Best of KBIS 2015.

ToileChic

One of the most unusual products at the show was displayed by ToileChic and described as “the toilet of the 21st century.” Imagine, if you will, a comfy, upholstered easy chair in the living room. Lift the seat cushion, and voila! It’s a functioning toilet. The upholstered furniture used for ToileChic uses nonporous, stain- and odor-resistant Crypton fabrics. The fabric can be cleaned with enzyme soap and water and disinfected with Crypton’s EPA-approved disinfectant. Five designer chair styles can be covered in 40 fabric patterns and colors or a faux leather. The ToileChic includes TOTO or Kohler brand toilets. Matching bidets by the same manufacturers also are an option. The chair has a recliner flush handle.

House of the Year: this craftsman-inspired home is factory-built–proving modular has moved far beyond the bland box

You’d never guess it, but for the first time our House of the Year is a modular home built off site! Designed by architect Roberto Kritzer with Genesis Homes and the editors of Country Living, this charming stone-and-clapboard bungalow-style home on picturesque Boyd Lake in Loveland, Colo., is fitted with the kind of custom details, premium materials, and architectural character associated with the finest custom-built homes–yet the majority of it was built in under a week at a Genesis facility in Berthoud, Colo.

Modular homes generally cost about 15 percent less than conventionally built homes; what’s more, they are very energy efficient, and because the construction is done indoors weather delays are minimized. The entire building process, from start to finish, is usually completed in 90 days. Whether you’re building or remodeling, our House of the Year is filled with dozens of distinctive ideas to inspire you. Be sure to read Home Almanac on page 59 for more ideas.

A STONE WALL ADDS TEXTURE TO A SOFT PALETTE

1 COLLECTIONS

Collections help make a house personal and unique: Here, a sculptural all-white grouping of art pottery creates a dramatic focal point against the stone fireplace.

2 PALETTE

A consistent palette is woven throughout, establishing harmony. Soft, pale shades of blue on walls become adaptable neutrals: bright pink accents add spark.

3 FURNISHINGS

The furniture melds both elegant detail and appealing comfort. Clean-lined silhouettes are softened with white pique, damask, and velvet details.
Architectural details were introduced throughout the house, from transom windows to crown and baseboard moldings. Built-in cabinetry, a coffered ceiling, and a stone fireplace in the living room add character and “age” to a new house. A distinct entrance (above right) was fashioned with beadboard and a stately door framed by a transom and side lights.

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FURNISHING AN OPEN PLAN

A consistent use of color, pattern, and architectural details connects the living room, dining room, and kitchen in this open plan and gives them visual continuity. Each area also enjoys its own distinct identity thanks to strong focal points and cohesive furniture arrangement. ORCHESTRATE CONTINUITY “Amanda,” a soothing pale blue-green paint from Ace, outlined in crisp white trim and ceilings, wraps through most of the house, while touches of pink reappear as accents. Blue-welted white-upholstered furniture from Lee and woven cotton rugs from Elizabeth Eakins share the same palette.

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The brocade stripe on the French Heritage dining chairs shows up on wing chairs in the breakfast nook, and Bruce hardwood floors flow throughout the house. MIX OLD AND NEW Different woods and paint finishes, as well as different eras, mingle amiably–another way to give a brand-new home a “history.” New chairs gather around an antique dining table; new and reproduction china mix with antiques on the table and in the built-in china cupboards. ESTABLISH A FOCAL POINT One dramatic element helps organize a room around a central feature. The floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and the tight grid of prints in the adjoining dining room serve as compatible focal points.

Within an open design scheme, the cottage-inspired kitchen, with its transom-topped window facing the living room, plays a central role. COLOR Instead of standard-issue white, a pale robin’s-egg blue colors cabinets (below left) and is echoed in the lustrous crackled glaze of the distinctive Pyrolave lavastone countertops. White accents–the sink and backsplash–keep the effect neutral and subdued. DETAIL Subway tile and the curved Arts & Crafts-inspired brackets (below right) that support upper cabinets on either side of the window are the kinds of small, cottage details that make all the difference. COMFORT A cozy breakfast nook (bottom) at one end of the kitchen offers a place to have lunch, read the paper, or do homework. Comfy wing chairs, a rustic painted table and a collection of pottery add personal touches.

1 LAYOUT

The kitchen is not overly large, but its efficient galley design compensates. The work triangle between the sink, stove, and fridge is easily traversed. Locating the apron-front sink below a window to the living room facilitates quick cleanup after gatherings.

2 CABINETS

Thoughtful details such as the overscale dentil crown molding and a mix of door fronts–beadboard, solid, and glass doors–lend craftsman-inspired appeal to custom cabinets. The end units have glass on two sides for added airiness and light.

3 SURFACES

Consider the mix of surfaces in the kitchen, where many materials and features meet. Here, a backsplash in white subway tile joins a luminous blue lavastone countertop. Each has a crackled glaze, for an overall effect of pleasing age and depth.

4 APPLIANCES

Cottage style doesn’t have to mean vintage appliances: Ever-popular stainless-steel versions are a modern neutral that blends well with the cool color scheme. The dishwasher and the range’s vent hood are concealed behind matching cabinet fronts.

ADD FURNITURE TO GIVE THE BATH EXTRA COMFORT

1 PRACTICAL DESIGN

To conjure an open feeling, the Porcher whirlpool tub was set diagonally into the corner, where it is bathed in natural light from two windows. The shower resides next to the tub, while the toilet is tucked into its own private windowed alcove.

2 LUXE MATERIALS

White marble clads the floor, countertop, and tub surround for soothing continuity. Artistic Tile’s mosaic marble-and-glass border extends into the shower. Amstrong’s humidity-resistant beadboard adds country-inspired texture to walls.

3 CLASSIC FIXTURES

Twin surface-mounted sinks and nickel-plated faucets Rohl Porcher reveal their sculptural silhouettes atop the marble vanity. A separate whirlpool tub and shower offer the best of both worlds–for busy mornings and relaxing evenings.

4 STYLISH DETAILS

An upholstered chair and small bench furnish the bath with added comfort. The custom vanity from Crown Point Cabinetry is fitted with fabric skirts for old-fashioned charm. Woven white bamboo shades from Hunter Douglas filter in light.

RESOURCES

General Contractor: Scott Glahn, Core Alternative. Architect: Roberto Kritzer. Builder/Manufacturer: Genesis Homes. EXTERIOR Paint throughout: Ace Hardware Corp. Siding: James Hardie Siding Products. Windows and French doors: Pella Corp. Roofing: Owens Corning. Stone Veneer: Owens Corning Cultured Stone.

LIVING ROOM Interior Paint throughout: Ace Hardware Corp. Vermont Castings fireplace: CMF Specialty Home Products. Surround: Owens Corning Cultured Stone. Cabinetry and mantel: Crown Point Cabinetry. All Upholstered Furniture: Lee Industries. Table: Oly. Cotton rugs throughout: Elizabeth Eakins Cotton Inc. White ceramics: Kleinreid. Garnet cashmere throw: Garnet Hill. Plaid and hot pink throws: T. Lockman. Antique pillows, aqua French ticking and blue/gold: Susan E. Oostdyk.

FOYER Custom door, sidelights, and interior doors throughout: Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors. Ceiling and custom beadboard: Armstrong. Star light fixture: Circa Lighting. Chest: Stuart Buchanan Antiques. Side chair: Oly. Birdcage: Vagabond Vintage Furnishings.

DINING ROOM Wood floors throughout: Bruce Hardwood Floors from Armstrong. Shutters throughout: Hunter Douglas. Handwrought chandelier: Hudson River Design. Chairs and demilune table: French Heritage. Dining table: Stuart Buchanan Antiques. Black-and-white prints: Belcour Antiques. Green antique plates and white goblets: Black Tulip Antiques. Atelier ceramic plates and candle holder: Vagabond Vintage Furnishings. Flatware: Gustavian. Napkins: Daisy Hill. Vases: Kosta Boda.

KITCHEN Cabinetry and hardware: Crown Point Cabinetry. Appliances: GE Profile. Sink and faucet Rohl. Countertops: Pyrolave. Backsplash: Gainey Ceramic Tile. Antique ironstone: Heartland & Home.

BREAKFAST AREA Floor: Crossville, Inc. Shades throughout: Hunter Douglas. Table: Archatrive. Upholstered chairs: Lee Industries. White T-chair: West Elm. Pendant lamp: Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort. Antique pottery: Antiques a la Carte.

MASTER BEDROOM Canopy bed: Anthropologie. Sisal rug: Merida Meridian. Armoire, nightstands, large mirror, and chests: French Heritage. Upholstered chaise: Lee Industries. White coverlet and box spring cover: Garnet Hill. Linen bedding: Area, Inc. Euro sham in white: Lee Wilder Bed Wear. Antique black-and-white toile pillow: Susan E. Oostdyk. Linen curtains and ivory throw: Swedish House. Black iron curtain rods: Antique Drapery Rod Co. Bench: Oly. Taboret stool: Bungalow 5. Flower photographs: Keith Scott Morton.

MASTER BATHROOM Fixtures and faucets: Rohl. Marble and mosaic border tile: Artistic Tile, Inc. Custom beadboard: Armstrong. Vanity: Crown Point Cabinetry. TV mirror: Seura. Savvy sconces: Restoration Hardware. Paintings by Peter Schroth: Sears Peyton Gallery. White Frames: Larson-Juhl. Stone urn and locker baskets: Big Daddy’s Antiques.

Faucet makers settle Prop 65 case

Faucet manufacturers Price Pfister, Sterling, Kohler Co and Chicago Faucets have all settled a case involving their contravention of California’s Proposition 65 lead-in water law. The company’s settlement was reached with the state as well as the Environmental Law Foundation and the National Resource Defense Council, two environmental groups that had accused the manufacturers of selling kitchen faucets that did not meet California’s lead-in water standards.

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Des Plaines, Ill. – The list of faucet manufacturers putting California’s Proposition 65 law behind them is complete.

Chicago Faucets has reached an agreement with the state of California and two environmental groups regarding the lead-in-water law. Kohler Co., Sterling and Price Pfister have also reached separate agreements.

“It’s nice to have this whole thing behind us,” said Charlie Whipple, Chicago Faucets vice president/sales and marketing. “It was the right thing to do, and now we can get on with our business.”

The state of California, the National Resource Defense’ Council, the Environmental Law Foundation and Chicago Faucets agreed that all of the manufacturer’s commercial fittings will meet the National Sanitation Foundation International lead standard of 11 parts per billion. Residential kitchen faucets will meet the California standard of 5 ppb, and residential lavatory faucets will meet 11 ppb.

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“We have never disputed the need for standards concerning lead content,” said Alan Lougee, Chicago Faucets president. “But rather, our issue has always been the importance of standards that are appropriate for the ultimate end use of the faucet.”

Whipple said Lougee was referring to Chicago Faucets’ claim that the evidence brought forth was impractical. Their claim maintains that the levels at which lead leaching was measured were impractical.

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“People made rash assumptions about the way people use faucets,” Whipple added. “They based their numbers on the assumption that the same person would use a brand new faucet, every day, for the rest of his life, and begin drinking the first drop of water that comes out of each faucet, each time.

“This agreement took a while longer because Chicago Faucets didn’t agree with the settlement when the first group of companies agreed.”

Details of the agreements with Kohler Co., Sterling and Price Pfister, will not be disclosed until they are final, said Ed Weil, California deputy attorney general. Weil said the agreements are separate from each other, and put the three companies at the same status as Chicago Faucets.

“At this time, there are no actual settlements, just agreements,” Weil said. “The final drafts need to be drawn up and signed. However, in my experience with Chicago Faucets, I don’t expect there to be any problems with them.”

As part of the Chicago Faucets’ agreement, the company will give California a sum of money. In addition, Chicago Faucets’ production line must be converted to non-lead materials. “We began the changeover immediately,” Whipple said. Three furnaces were to be changed over by the end of 1995.

“Our castings will contain two-tenths of 1 percent of lead. That’s nothing,” he said. “You have more than that floating around just from existing here on this planet.”

Bays that make kitchens seem bigger and brighter

Bay windows are the ideal addition to kitchens to improve lighting and add to the illusion of space. Three innovative designs for attractive bay windows are presented. These three remodeled kitchens each feature a sink with a view

KITCHEN REMODELS don’t have to be large in scale to make a big change. One of the most satisfying small additions you can make is a bay window in an outside wall. And we’re not talking just the traditional three-sided bay. Distinctive shapes can be used to bring light and airiness to one of the most hardworking rooms in the house.

OPENED FOR VIEWS AND DAYLIGHT

Melanie and Steve Spahr of Lake Oswego, Oregon, wanted to brighten and expand their small kitchen with a minimum of obvious structural changes to the house’s exterior. As part of a remodel that included removing walls between the kitchen and adjacent rooms, Portland architect Jerry L. Ward added a 30-inch-deep bay to th Spahrs’ kitchen. The traditionally shaped bay, with angled sides and a broad, flat front, was tucked unobtrusively under the existing eaves without altering the pitch of the roof.

Daylight also streams into the bay from both sides and overhead. One angled sid wall contains an operable window, while the other has a 9-square-foot opening filled with glass blocks. Covering the clear block wall is a wall-hung cabinet with glass doors that lets light through while providing storage space. To introduce even more natural light, Ward opened a section of the 8-foot-high ceiling above the bay to add a pair of 5-foot-long skylights.

ANGLES AWAY

Opening up part of the kitchen ceiling to the rafters and adding a skylight als played a part in this kitchen remodel designed by San Francisco architects Hous + House. In this kitchen, though, the original roof line played no role in shaping the bay. Instead, the bay’s external footprint was determined by an angled countertop that seems to thrust through the outer wall like the bow of a runaway boat.

This sense of collision is enhanced by the bay’s stuccoclad peak pushing upward through the eaves of the shallow-pitched roof. The countertop and bay shapes introduce contemporary lines to the 1960s ranch-style house. The opened ceiling, black slate floors, stainless steel backsplash, and uncluttered, gray-stained maple cabinets help to update the house.

ROUNDING OFF THE EDGES

With no overhanging eaves to shelter it, the 5 1/2-foot-wide bay that projects 1/2 feet from this house could have seemed too conspicuous. However, a curving window that arcs across the front of the frame and an overhead trellis scale down the appearance of the bay and blend it with the rest of the house.

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The bay has its own mini-roof and downspout. Its side walls contain two operabl windows, but the center of attention is the curving pane. The 4-foot-high windo is 1/2-inch tempered glass, custom formed to follow the bay’s curve. Inside, th bay wraps around a generous granite display countertop behind a stainless steel sink. Design was by Los Angeles architects Scott Johnson, of Johnson, Fain and Pereir Associates, and Margot Alofsin.

Faucet frenzy: a multitude of finishes and pullout styles rules the kitchen. (Kitchen Products)

Anything goes in kitchen faucets these days, from contemporary single-lever models, to traditional two-handle styles, to sleek, modern pullouts. And there is a plethora of finishes at all price points to satisfy every taste. According to builders and remodelers, the beauty of the “anything and everything” trend is that it’s easy to please homeowners nationwide.

“You see darker finishes, like Venetian bronze in the West, pearl and satin nickel finishes in the Virginia and Maryland area, and some of everything in the East, but you can find these finishes anywhere,” says Mike Smith, assistant vice president of purchasing and product standards for Toll Brothers builders in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

Dark finishes look wonderful on vintage-style faucets, which are growing in popularity, notes Kate Schwartz, an editor at Kitchens.com, a Chicago-based Web site that provides kitchen product information to pros and homeowners.

Although traditional shiny chrome is an old standby, professionals point to a brushed metals trend. “I’m seeing lots of brushed chrome in all styles,” says remodeler Mark Brick, president of BNE General Contractors in Glendale, Wis. Lee Ottenbreit, a designer with Winans Construction in Oakland, Calif., says that brushed finishes are wonderful because they have a softer look that blends with most appliance finishes.

However, one finish you probably won’t find much of anywhere is brass. “I can’t remember the last time I put in brass. Even with [tarnish-resistant] PVD coatings, brass is just out,” says Don Sever, owner of Oakton, Va.-based Sever Construction, which specializes in plumbing installations.

No matter where you live, economic factors often dictate what finishes your clients choose, notes Jay de Sibour, president of the Alexandria, Va.-based Color Marketing Group, an association of professionals from various trades who predict what colors will be popular in all markets each year. Right now, “People are looking toward long-term value so they’re looking for subtler and universal colors” like brushed chromes and silvers, de Sibour says.

POPULAR PULLOUTS

As far as style goes, pullout faucets are a common favorite across all finish preferences because homeowners recognize their functionality, says Angie Coffman, director of marketing for Delta. The manufacturer recently introduced the Saxony line of pullouts being offered as an upgrade by Toll Brothers. “People like the extra mobility, the side-to-side motion, and the spray” says Coffman.

What’s more, pullouts can be easily integrated into the work area, says Schwartz. “All the pieces of the kitchen have to interact with each other,” she says. “The whole sink area is becoming more practical, and you have to be able to [multi-task].” But some builders and remodelers are concerned about callbacks with pullouts. “The head came off a $400 to $500 faucet I had put in three years ago,” says Sever. He also says the hoses tend to get stuck under the sink, and that water may flow after the fitting is turned off as the hoses empty.

Others contractors point to “faucet droop,” a phrase used to describe the way a pullout looks slack at the base. Delta’s Saxony line guards against droop, Coffman asserts, with a tight wand connection and a reinforced steel hose. Faucet droop isn’t a result of improper installation and won’t necessarily cause performance problems, manufacturers and pros say.

Manufacturers also are making pullout installation easier. To help speed setup, Grohe offers stainless steel braided flexible supplies that won’t twist, while Delta’s newest pullout makes an easily heard click when the water supply valve is attached to the spout. With all the benefits they offer homeowners, advocates predict that pullouts will to grow in popularity. “Many people do like them,” says Smith.

HANDY DETAILS

If your client’s budget allows, you can complement the kitchen with a variety of specialty faucets and handy accessories. Here are some suggestions offered by Lee Ottenbreit, staff designer for Oakland, Calif.-based Winans Construction, and Katie Schwartz, an editor at Chicago-based Kitchens.com.

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  •  Pot-filler faucets over the stove or the cooktop alleviate the need to lift heavy pots from the sink and help keep the kitchen cleaner.
  •  Soap and lotion dispensers keep necessities typically found in the bathroom close at hand.
  •  Side sprays aid with cleaning and maneuverability.

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  • Bar and prep sinks with matching faucets offer extra room to work. –S.H.

KWC. The stainless steel Primo soap/lotion dispenser was the inspiration for the Suprimo faucet. The faucet’s sleek design complements modern kitchens, says the maker. The faucet features a pullout spray and comes in a choice of five spray head colors. 877-592-3287. http://bestbrasskitchenfaucets.com. Circle 275.

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Watermark. Available in more than 33 finishes, including variations of nickel, brass, chrome, copper, and gold plating over brass, the pot-filler kitchen faucet has an expandable-retractable design and a single-lever handle for easy maneuverability, says the maker. Numerous other faucets, lighting fixtures, and door hardware also are available. 800-842-7277. watermark-designs.com. Circle 276.

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Dornbracht. Featuring an exaggerated gooseneck and pendulum spray head, the Meta.02 Profi faucet saves water with an automatic change-over switch that senses the use of the handspray and diverts water from flowing through the main tap, says the maker. Once the lever for the spray is released, water flows out of the tap again. 800-774-1181. www.dornbracht.com. Circle 277.

American Standard. Culinaire faucets are available in satin chrome, polished chrome, stainless steel, blackened bronze, white, and polished brass finishes. Available in four designs, options include a pullout spray spout and a gooseneck pull-down spout. Coordinating sinks, soap dispensers, colanders, and grid racks also are available. 800-442 1902. www.americanstandard-us.com. Circle 265.

Blanco America. The Madison IV wide-spread faucet is available in an antique copper finish. It also comes in polished chrome, PVD brass, stainless satin nickel, and antique pewter finishes. Bar faucets and composite and stainless steel kitchen sinks also are available. 800-451-5782. www.blancoamerica.com. Circle 267.

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Kohler. The Vinnata and Clairette pull-down faucets feature high-arc spouts and swivel joints at the end of the spray heads to easily direct water flow. The Vinnata, shown here, is suited for traditional kitchens, while the Clairette is designed for contemporary kitchens, says the maker. The faucets are available in a range of tarnish-resistant finishes. 800-456-4537. kohler.com. Circle 269.

Moen. The high-arc Aberdeen faucet features a pause button that allows the user to interrupt the water flow as the wand passes over the sink and a single-button spray switch that can change the water flow to a spray for rinsing. The faucet is available it seven finishes in single-and double-handle styles. 800-289-6636. moen.com. Circle 266.

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Grohe. The stainless steel Ladylux Plus faucet features a dual-spray pattern and a high-reach spout. It has stainless steel flexible supplies for quick installation and ceramic cartridges for one-finger flow control. A smaller version of this kitchen faucet is available for prep sinks. 630-582-7711. groheamerica.com. Circle 268

Delta. Taking its cue from the firm’s Victorian kitchen and bath collections, the Saxony pullout faucet offers classic styling for traditional kitchens, says the maker. Saxony features a reinforced 59-inch-long steel hose that resists bursting and twisting in the line and a SnugFit patented wand connection to prevent the faucet from drooping when sitting in the base, the firm says. 800-345-3358. www.deltafaucet.com. Circle 270.

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Price Pfister. The Parisa ceramic-disc valve single-control kitchen faucet features a high-arc spout, a matching side spray, and a 2-inch deck clearance. It comes in stainless steel, polished chrome, and white finishes. The line also has products for lavatory, tub, and shower applications. 800-732-8238. pricepfister.com. Circle 271.

Harrington Brass Works. Shown in a polished nickel finish, the Victorian single-hole pullout faucet blends classic styling with a modern finish so it looks appropriate in traditional or modern kitchens, says the firm. It’s available in 19 additional finishes and also can be used in bar sinks

Newport Brass. The bridge-design kitchen faucet features cross handles and a curved metal spout. Model 945, shown in the gun metal finish, is available in more than 33 finishes and colors, including antique brass, oil-rubbed bronze, satin nickel, polished silver, European white, and weathered copper. Tarnish-resistant PVD finishes also are available

Kallista. Part of the For Loft collection, this kitchen faucet is available in lever, cross, and wristblade handle options. The collection comes in chrome, nickel silver, and brushed nickel finishes. A wide-spread basin set, a deck bath set, and a wall-mounted bath set also are available in the collection.

Hansgrohe. Part of the Interaktiv line of faucets, the 1901 four-hole kitchen faucet is one of five styles that encompass traditional and contemporary European looks. The 1901 faucet comes in chrome, polished nickel, brushed nickel, and polished brass. Handles can be changed within the collection, but spouts and internal valves remain intact

Soho. The Bridgemaster is the first bridge-style faucet to incorporate a pullout spray, says the maker. The faucet, which is crafted in London, is available in a range of finishes. The firm also imports additional styles of faucets, towel bars, bath accessories, and bathroom furniture

Stop faucet drips: you can fix almost any drippy single-lever kitchen faucet in about an hour

Doing your own faucet repair may seem daunting, but once you learn the basics, modern faucets are pretty easy to fix. In fact, the hardest step is usually finding the right replacement parts. In this article, we’ll tell you how to find replacement parts and show you how to stop spout drips on the three main types of single-lever faucets: rotary ball, cartridge and ceramic disc. We’re showing kitchen faucets, but you can fix most single-lever bath faucets using the same procedures. We’ll also show you how to stop leaks around the base of the base of the spout.

The tools you’ll need vary a little depending on the faucet you’re repairing. You’ll probably need an Allen wrench to remove the handle. Buy a set of small Allen wrenches ($6 to $12), and you’ll be prepared for any faucet. Most repairs also require screwdrivers and a large slip-joint pliers.

Rotary ball faucets

Water flow and temperature in a rotary ball faucet are controlled by a hollow ball that rotates in a socket (Figure A). Delta and Peerless are two of the major brands. Your faucet may have a brass or plastic ball. Both work well, although the long-lasting stainless steel ball comes with most repair kits. We recommend that you buy a repair kit that includes the ball, springs, seats and O-rings for the spout, as well as a small repair tool, for about $15. With this kit, you’ll be prepared for almost any repair.

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If water is leaking out around the base of the handle, you may be able to fix the leak by removing the handle (Photo 1) and simply tightening the adjusting ring slightly (Figure A). Turn it clockwise with the spanner tool included in the repair kit. If the faucet drips from the end of the spout, replace the seats and springs (Photo 4). To stop leaks from the base of the spout, see “Spout Leaks,” p. 95.

Reassembly is straightforward. Drop the springs in the recesses and press the rubber seats over the top with your fingertip. Then align the groove in the ball with the pin in the socket and drop the ball in. Align the lug on the plastic cam with the notch in the valve body and set it over the ball. Thread on the cap with the adjusting ring and tighten it with the slip-joint pliers. Now you can turn on the water to check for leaks. If water leaks from around the ball stem, use the spanner tool to tighten the adjusting ring until the leak stops. Replace the handle and you’re done.

1 Lift the handle and pry off the decorative cover to expose the Allen screw. Turn the screw counterclockwise until it’s loose enough to lift the handle up from the stem.

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2 Unscrew the cap by turning it counterclockwise with a slip-joint pliers.

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3 Lift off the plastic cam and packing. Lift out the ball and inspect it. Replace the ball if it’s scratched, cracked or visibly worn.

4 Lift out the two rubber seats and springs with a screwdriver. Make note of the orientation of the tapered spring and install the new springs and seats the same way. Reassemble the faucet.

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Follow these basics for all faucet repairs

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Before you start, examine the faucet closely to determine where the water is coming from. Leaks around the base of the spout require a different repair than a drip from the end of the spout. Then turn off the water supply to the faucet. You’ll probably find shutoff valves under the sink. If those valves don’t work or if you don’t have any, you’ll have to close the main water valve to your entire home. After you turn off the water, open the faucet in the center position to relieve water pressure and make sure the water is shut off. Finally, cover the sink drain holes with strainer baskets or rags to avoid losing small parts down the drain.

Pay close attention to the order and orientation of parts as you remove them. A digital camera or video camera is handy for recording each step in case you forget. For easier reassembly, set the parts aside in the order they were removed. When all the parts are out, inspect the interior of the valve for bits of deteriorated gaskets or mineral deposits. Use a cloth or fine nylon abrasive pad to clean the surface. Loosen mineral deposits by soaking them in vinegar. Slow water flow can be caused by plugged holes in the faucet body. Use a small screwdriver or penknife to clean them out. Before you replace worn parts and reassemble the faucet, hold a rag over the faucet and open the water shutoff valve slightly to flush out debris that may have been loosened during the cleaning and inspection.

After the faucet is reassembled, open the faucet to the middle position and gradually open the shutoff valves to turn on the water. Leave the faucet open until water flows freely and all the air is out of the pipes. If the water flow through the faucet is slow, the aerator (Figure A) may be plugged. Unscrew the aerator and clean it out.

Cartridge-style faucets

Many faucet brands use a cartridge of some type (Figure B). We show how to replace a Moen cartridge, but the process is similar for other brands. To stop drips at the spout or correct problems with hot and cold mixing, remove the cartridge and either replace the O-rings on the cartridge if they’re worn or replace the entire cartridge. Take the cartridge to the home center or hardware store to find a replacement ($10 to $15).

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Photos 1-6 show how to remove the cartridge. Replacement cartridges for Moen faucets include a plastic spanner cap that allows you to twist and loosen the cartridge to make it easier to pull out (Photo 5). Don’t be surprised if the cartridge seems stuck. It may take considerable force to pull it out. Really stubborn cartridges may require the use of a special cartridge-pulling tool. Moen’s version costs about $15 and is available at most home centers.

Reassemble the faucet in the reverse order. Pull the stem up before inserting the cartridge. You may have to twist the cartridge slightly to line it up for the brass retainer clip. Use the plastic spanner cap or the tips of a needle-nose pliers to rotate the cartridge. Slide the brass clip into the slots in the valve body to hold the cartridge in place. Look for the small notch on top of the stem and rotate the stem until the notch faces you (Photo 4). Install the remaining parts and reattach the handle. The directions that come with the stem will help orient you here. Then test the faucet. If the hot and cold water are reversed, simply remove the handle, dome assembly and handle adapter and rotate the stem 180 degrees.

1 Pry off the handle cap (gently) with a knife. Turn the Allen screw counterclockwise to remove it and lift off the handle.

2 Unscrew the dome assembly under the handle. Then unscrew the metal handle adapter and lift it off. Lift off the plastic pivot stop.

3 Remove the retainer nut by turning it counterclockwise with a large slip-joint pliers.

4 Pry out the brass retainer clip with the tip of a screwdriver. Grab the clip with a pliers and pull it the rest of the way out to avoid losing it.

5 Loosen the cartridge by slipping the plastic spanner cap (included with the new cartridge) over the cartridge and twisting it back and forth.

6 Grab the cartridge stem with a pliers and pull it straight up and out. Replace worn parts and reassemble the faucet in the reverse order.

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Take the old parts to the store to find replacements

You’ll often find the brand name stamped on the faucet. And this information will help when it comes time to find repair parts. But in most cases, the safest bet is to take the worn parts to the store with you.

If you have a Delta or other rotary ball faucet (Figure A), you’re in luck because you’ll find repair kits in most hardware stores and home centers. Cartridges and repair kits for Moen “cartridge-type” (Figure B) faucets are also readily available. But if you have another brand or a disc-type faucet, you may have to order parts, since there are too many variations for most stores to keep in stock. It helps to know the faucet’s model name or number when searching for a replacement cartridge. Otherwise, take the cartridge with you to the store so you can match it to a photo in the parts catalog. Plumbing supply specialists are also a good source of repair parts. If you’re having trouble finding parts, call the manufacturer of your faucet for help.

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Ceramic disc faucets

Ceramic disc valves are simply another type of cartridge. Discs inside the cartridge control the water flow. This type of valve is sturdy and reliable and rarely needs fixing. In fact, many manufacturers offer a lifetime guarantee on the cartridge. If yours is damaged, check with the manufacturer to see if it’s covered by a warranty. Leaks can result from faulty rubber seals or a cracked disc inside the cartridge. Since it’s difficult to spot a cracked disc, and disc cartridge replacements are very expensive ($20 to $50), it’s best to start by replacing the seals and reassembling the faucet. Then if the faucet still leaks, remove the disc cartridge and take it to the store to order a replacement.

Early versions of ceramic disc faucets may be more fragile and can crack if subjected to a blast of pressurized air. That’s why it’s important to leave the faucet open as you turn the water back on. This allows air trapped in the lines to escape. When the water runs smoothly, it’s safe to turn the faucet off. Manufacturers have improved the strength of ceramic discs on newer faucets to withstand air blasts, as well as abrasive debris that may get dislodged from the inside of pipes.

1 Pry off the decorative screw cover with your fingernail or the tip of a knife. Unscrew the handle screw by turning it counterclockwise with an Allen wrench. Lift off the handle. Unscrew or unclip the cap.

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2 Remove the screws that hold the disc cartridge to the faucet body and lift out the cartridge.

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3 Inspect the cartridge for mineral buildup and carefully clean it out. Then replace the rubber seals on the underside.

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4 Lift out the plastic disc (on some faucets) and replace the O-rings under it. Inspect the holes in the faucet body and clean them out if they’re clogged.

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Spout leaks

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Leaks around the base of the spout are caused by worn O-rings located under the spout. All that’s usually required to access these O-rings for replacement is to wiggle and pull up on the spout to remove it (Photo 1). Depending on the faucet, you’ll also have to remove the handle and other parts to access the spout. Be persistent. The spout may be a little stubborn. Spout O-ring kits are available for many faucets, or you can take the old O-rings to the hardware store or plumbing supply store and match them up with new ones. Remember to pick up a small toothpaste-type tube of plumber’s grease while you’re there.

In Photo 1, you can see the diverter valve, which controls water to the sprayer. Their appearance varies considerably among brands, but you’ll usually find them under the spout. If your sprayer isn’t working properly, first clean it in vinegar or simply replace it ($5-$22). If this doesn’t work, the diverter valve may be clogged. If it doesn’t simply pull out, contact the manufacturer or ask a knowledgeable salesperson for help with cleaning it.

1 Remove the handle and cartridge. Twist and pull up on the spout to remove it and expose the O-ring seals.

2 Slip the tip of a screwdriver under the O-rings to slide them out of the groove. Install the new O-rings, lubricate them with plumber’s grease and reinstall the spout.

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What kind of blender should you buy in 2018?

As you know, blender is one of the household appliances in every kitchen, especially with families with children, the blender is indispensable. The role of blender is not controversial, but have you ever questioned what kind of blender is good? Or any good blender? This article will be with you to find out in detail what kind of blender best buy today – 2018.

In the beginning, let’s take a look at the core issues to choose from for a good blender for the home. It is important to evaluate that any blender that is good does not have to depend on your needs, not just price, design or material, design is sufficient.

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Sorting Blender

In this section, consider what kind of blender is there? Characteristics of each type.

Speaking of blenders, you would probably think of a swivel mill and a millstone above for fruit and grind! In fact, blenders are now being introduced by manufacturers into many different types and models.

In the simplest and most complete way, the blender can be divided into the following categories:

Mini Blender

This is a blender with a compact design, simple, low cost and of course just grind the fruits, food is quite soft. Mini blender is the right solution for you if you need a machine to carry around for temporary trips such as work, travel or picnic.

Handheld blender

The hand blender, as its name suggests, is a versatile blender when you can grind food in a variety of containers. In return, the speed and purity of the hand blender is not equal to the fixed grinders.

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Blender often

The most common type of blender, usually consisting of a rotating cylinder, two dry and wet grinders. Basically, if you use the right way, the blender will usually meet the needs of the food mill of most families.

Multifunction blender

This type of blender usually consists of a rotating cylinder and a variety of grinding mills such as dry grinding, grinding, meat grinding, soybean meal, fruit juice …

Multipurpose milling machine

Despite its slightly different name, the multifunction blender can still be considered a blender, as it also includes the same functions as a multipurpose blender, plus fruit juicer.

Blender industrial

This type of blender is often used in restaurants, cafes, multipurpose blenders that allow you to grind even large stones, grinding time is also much faster than conventional blenders.

In the next section, we’ll talk about choosing the right blender – the most popular blender, the most sought after.

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Price

The blender has quite a variety of prices to cater for different price needs. Specifically, the cheapest blender costs only 250 thousand dong, not to mention the machines of unknown origin are imported from China. The highest priced blender costs up to over 10 million VND, owned by KitchenAids.

The most popular today is the blender costs from 400 thousand to 800 thousand. This is an acceptable price for a fruit and food processor in the home.

Need

Think about it, do you need a blender before buying? Why?

Because of the fact that every blender is quite time consuming, especially the cleaning step after each blender. For this reason, in fact, we can see that many families buy blenders for several times and then leave.

Assessing your needs accurately will help you make the right decision whether to buy a blender.

Capacity

How affordable is the blender selection?

We are less interested in this issue when choosing to buy a blender. The fact is that just for home use, the capacity is not so important, because the manufacturers have designed a reasonable capacity.

In more detail, the higher the capacity, the faster the grinder is, the more grinding it will take, and the more common it is to grind hard foods. The normal capacity of the blender is 200-300w, while the high capacity is 500-600W.

Mill capacity

The miller capacity will determine whether the blender is milling more or less each time. Therefore, the capacity selection will usually depend on the number of members in your family. For a normal family of 4-5 people, choosing a capacity of 1.2 – 1.5 liters is reasonable.

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Material

There are two important parts of the blender that you should consider the miller and blade.

There are two types of materials used to make mills popular plastic and glass, each has its own advantages and disadvantages:

Plastic grinders are a lighter type grinder, which is more convenient to use, but more difficult to clean, and if the plastic is not good quality will affect the food safety and hygiene.

Glass mill: heavier, may break if not careful but easier to clean, better hygiene. With the blade, the current is made of stainless steel, but the blade material is very different. We can hardly check the blade material, which can only be estimated through the cost of the machine. A cheap blender can be bent, warped or even rusted. The better the blade, the better it will be. Noise The blender will certainly produce noise, however, so most blenders now have a self-gripping base, which makes the machine more stable and reduces noise considerably. The noise level of a blender depends on the type of grind, glass or plastic grinder. The most noisy blender is the cheap, the uncertain design, the plastic mill. Manufacturers After reviewing the most common factors as mentioned above, you finally have to return to the question: So what is the ultimate blender of the company? The answer is no good and no bad company, if you look at the famous manufacturers. So, in the next section, let’s take a look at the top blender brands today.

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Philips: Blender The Philips blender is a fairly well-known brand, with a number of striking features including good materials, long-term warranties, but the price is quite high, ranging from 6 hundred thousand to more 3 million VND. Some of the strengths of the Philips blender can be overwhelmed by the multifunctional, high capacity, easy to clean.

Sunhouse: Sunhouse Blender is also a strong brand in the market with products from the conventional blender to versatile. Compared with Philips, the Sunhouse is much more competitive, only from 250 thousand to 1.5 million. However, the quality and durability of the Sunhouse blender is generally lower.

Panasonic: Panasonic blender is also a notable brand of blender, with medium to high price segment. Panasonic blenders and multifunction blenders range from 6 hundred thousand to 4 million VND. Some features of the Panasonic blender are safe design, sturdy mill, stainless steel blades or titanium blades. Blender Comet Blender has some good quality models and prices are quite competitive in the market. Comet blender with glass mill, stainless steel blade.

Bluestone Blender: Blender is one of the brands currently in the market, priced from 7 hundred thousand to more than 2 million. Features of the blender Bluestone is glass mill, stainless steel blade, smooth operation.

Kangaroo: Kangaroo Blender is also a successful brand in the blender market, with models priced from 3 to 6 hundred thousand. Features of the Kangaroo Blender are the glass mill, a popular 350W power, non-slip base.

Supor Blender: Supor Blender is mainly a model of normal blender, consisting of a dry grinder and a wet grinder, cost from 6 hundred thousand to more than 3 million. The features of the Supor grinder are simple two-speed mechanisms, glass or plastic grinders, stainless steel blades.

Magic Plus Blender: This is a blender brand consisting of only two main models, Magic Plus MP01 and MP02. Features of the Magic Plus blender are easy to use, stainless steel blades, plastic blenders. Bosch blender The Bosch blender is known for its high capacity, plastic blender, durable use, but its price is quite high compared to the product.

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How to make simple Crepe cake

Crepe Crepe Material

In order to make French-style Crepe Crepes, indispensable ingredients are:

Wheat flour: Depending on how you prepare the cake for how many people eat, the amount of flour will also be prepared accordingly. Normally a Crepe for one person will use between 200 and 250 grams of flour.

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Chicken Eggs: Chicken eggs are used to mix with flour to form cake. We will need about 3 eggs for 200 grams of flour.

Fresh milk: Fresh milk is also used to mix with flour mixture, egg to form cake. We will need about half a liter of fresh milk to make a cake for one person to eat.

Sugar, white, butter, a little salt.

How to make Crepe past simple steps

Step 1: Mix the flour

Give the prepared portion with a little salt in a large bowl or large container, then beat the egg and beat well. Note that when you hit the eggs you need to hit the hand to powder is not lumps and smooth.

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Then pour the prepared fresh milk into the egg white mixture and continue to beat until a smooth liquid mixture is obtained. After mixing, place the dough in a place for 30 minutes so that the ingredients in the mix are soaked.

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Step 2: Make the cake

After nearly 30 minutes of silage, pan over the stove, cook until hot. Then, you spread a little butter on the surface and evenly so that the butter on the surface, pour the avocados left over a small bowl.

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After completing this step, take the pan out of the kitchen and draw a spoonful of flour prepared in a pan, tilt the pan evenly so that the powder is spread evenly. Then, pan over the stove and cook with the smallest flame until golden brown. Use the spoon to flip over and fry the remaining gold.

After the cake has ripe, you lift and quickly roll back in the shape of your favorite triangle, rectangular or curled … You continue to do the same with the remaining powder.

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In the process of making and enjoying Crepe, you can prepare some of your favorite cakes to roll with or spread evenly on the cake surface such as fresh fruits (strawberries, kiwi, apples …) green vegetables (spinach, lettuce, cucumber) or spread on the surface of cream cake, chocolate or coffee …

How to make delicious pancake “thousand people love”

About Pancake Cake

The name Pancake is the name given to the way people make this kind of cake – a cake made from pans. This is a very easy to make cake, no need for sophisticated materials or complicated tools. Pancake is a great source of energy for the whole family every morning or late afternoon.

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Materials to prepare when making pancake

Wheat flour: Depending on how much you intend to make, you will prepare the right amount of flour accordingly. Normally if you make a person eat you need about 100 grams of flour is suitable.

Eggs: You prepare about 2 small eggs for 1 person

Fresh milk: You can choose from sugar-free or sugar-free milk, or ice cream or fruit

Salt, baking powder, corn flour

Butter, olive oil

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How to make pancake

Step 1: Mix the flour

Add the prepared flour to a large bowl to ensure that the flour is not thrown out. Next you give about ½ teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of cornmeal and about 1 / 10th of a teaspoon of salt in flour bowl. Mix well the prepared powder mixture.

Beat two chicken eggs into the dough mixture and beat well. Pay attention to stir and stir to ensure that the flour is not lumps. Once you have beaten the eggs, you slowly add fresh milk to the island until you get a good paste.

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Finally, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the flour mixture and stir. Finally, wrap it and let the mixture cool down for about 30 minutes.

Step 2: Bake the cake

Prepare a non-stick pan (You can use the pan has a circular shape or a conventional pan), then put on the stove to turn small fire to heat pan.

Then you scoop each spoonful of flour (using spoonfuls of soup) to the gold. Turn the cake back and continue to wipe the remaining gold.

Do the same with the remaining powder.

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Step 3: Pinch the cake

Once you have baked the golden cake, you put out and spread a little butter on the surface. Next you stack the next cake and then continue to spread the butter. Do the same until you feel it handles (usually 4-5 cakes overlap)

In addition to avocados, you can also prepare other items such as fresh fruits, a slice of green vegetables or ice cream optional.

Make traditional Tiramisu cake is very simple

Tiramisu cake is a perfect combination of ingredients such as coffee, eggs, ice cream, cheese, sugar, vanilla etc. and many other ingredients depending on the Tiramisu you want to make.

Tiramisu is one of the desserts loved by young people today. Tiramisu cake is an Italian pastry, famous not only for its rich flavor but also for its eye-catching cake decor.

Tiramisu cake is not as complicated as you think. You can make good desserts right at your kitchen without experiencing any difficulties. This article will guide you how to make some traditional Tiramisu cake is extremely attractive young people most selected.

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How to make Tiramisu Champagne

Main ingredients should be prepared

Black coffee: 480g

Rum: 120ml

Eggs: 3 eggs (best to use chicken eggs to increase flavor and nutritional value of the cake).

Road 70g

Cheese: 250g

Creamy freesia: 300ml

1 bag of cat’s tongue and cacao powder

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How to make Tiramisu Ginseng – Panh

Step 1: Mix black coffee powder and rum together, leaving a separate bowl.

Step 2: Separate egg yolk and egg whites; then simmer egg yolk and sugar in another bowl; Then add the cheese, fresh cream and beat until mixture mixed together to stop.

Step 3: Beat egg whites in another bowl.

Step 4: Quickly dip the champagne into a mix of coffee and rum, then place the cake in the mold and spread the egg yolk + sugar + cheese + cream on the cake; Repeat many times to have many layers of cake.

Step 5: Cover the cream from the egg whites on the top of the cake; then sprinkle cocoa powder. When finished put the cake in the fridge for 2-3 hours can eat.

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How to make a cream cake Tiramisu Pho Mat

Main ingredients should be prepared

Eggs: 2 fruits

Cheese: 100g

Sugar: 100g

Powdered vanilla: 2 tubes

2 teaspoons pure

Rum: 3 teaspoons

Cats tongue: 20 pcs

Cocoa powder

Steps to make Tiramisu Cream Cheese Mat

Step 1: Separate egg yolk and egg whites; Then add 50g sugar to egg whites.

Step 2: Steam the sugar mixture and egg yolk. When the water boils open, mix the mixture to prevent the steamed mixture from becoming diluted. Boil until the mixture turns the milky color off the stove; Then add the cheese and vanilla to the mix.

Step 3: Add the remaining 50g + 4 ½ lemon into the egg white bowl; Then beat the mixture into white cream.

Step 4: Whisk all the white cream from egg whites, stirring well with the egg yolk until the cream is gone.

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Step 5: Quickly dip cats into coffee, then spread them into trays or blisters; Spread the cream mixture on top of each layer; Finally, cover the cake. Then sprinkle the cocoa powder on the cake and let the cooler.

How to make Tiramisu Fruit Cake

Material to be prepared

  • 300ml whipping cream
  • 250g cheese
  • 15 cat cakes
  • 40 g of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 150ml pure orange juice
  • 1 cup dried coconut

The steps to make Tiramisu fruit cake

Step 1: Peeled long thin peach

Step 2: Mix whipping cream + cheese + vanilla sugar. Mix the cotton and smooth the eggs to mix the mixture.

Step 3: Fasten the cat’s tongue into pure orange juice.

Step 4: Put the cake in the tray, then cover the cake on the cake; Then go to mango and finally sprinkle coconut on the top.