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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, 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.


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.


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


  •  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.


  • 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. Circle 275.


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. Circle 276.


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. 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. 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. Circle 267.


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. 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. Circle 266.


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. 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. Circle 270.


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. 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.


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.


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


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.




Follow these basics for all faucet repairs


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).


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


Spout leaks


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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How to make pure rose water at home

Rose water has long been your beloved product in the beauty of home skin care. The products outside the market often contain high alcohol content so the sisters want to make their own roses at home.

Ingredients for rose water include:

  • 10 fresh roses
  • 1 bowl of water
  • A plate of porcelain
  • 1 bowl of porcelain
  • 1 cup of salt water
  • 1 stone tray
  • 1 pot covered

One dark plastic container for rose water (100ml)

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How to make rose water as follows

Step 1: Break the rose petals, pick the fresh and healthy petals, discard the petals are stamping, withering. Since the roses in the row are spraying, it is best to wash the petals thoroughly with salt water and put them in a drain pan.

Step 2: Place the fork in the pot, put the bowl on the plate so that the dish and ceramic bowl in the middle of the pot. Pour water into the pot so that the water level is not high in the bowl. Release the rose petals into the pot, cover up the opposite. Turn the boiler on. Put the stones on the pot.

The reason for this is that when the water is boiling, the roses and the air rise up, the cold temperature from the lid of the pot will condense and flow down to the porcelain bowl placed below. The back cover will help you get more rose water.

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Step 3: When the pot boiling water, you turn down the fire, wait until the stone on the pot of water, the water in the pot is also close to the kitchen. You open the pot, the water in the bowl of porcelain is the rose – the product you created after the process.

You pour the rose water into the prepared container, remember to seal off the fragrance will affect the quality of rose water. Wait for the cooler and place it in the freezer.

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How to use rosemary yourself do the right way as follows

In addition to helping women skin beauty, increase moisture, astringent pores, it also helps women exfoliate, remove makeup, make skin more bright and rosy. . To properly use rose water, please note the following:

  • Use cotton remover permeated with rosewater when cleansing or use to clean your face instead of using rose water directly on your face because too much water will make your skin sensitive, rash itchy. skin irritation.
  • After applying the rose water to the face, you should only pat the rose to penetrate better, not too strong flapping, affecting the sensitive skin.

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  • Use rose water after cleansing to cleanse your face, tighten pores or remove makeup before cleansing.
  • Morning wake up, sebaceous glands secreted during sleep will make your face more easily dusty, you can use rose water to cleanse the face, reduce acne attacks. Use rose water regularly twice a day: morning after waking up and before bedtime to have a brighter and rosy complexion.
  • With rose water products on the outside, there are often preservatives so many sisters to make rose water at the dressing table. But with home-made rosemary no preservative, you should put it in the refrigerator to keep the rose water moist, to keep the light from falling and to keep the incense from flying away.

3 Simple and elegant flower arrangement

There are many ways to put flowers on the table depending on the type of flower, each type of table or even the style of space architecture you set.

How to put flowers in the modern style

Modern beauty in the vase expresses through the simple appearance of the flower delicate. Therefore, with this style, sometimes only a flower with a standard “plug” is enough to make your room look much “west” then.

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To get a modern flower vase, prepare as follows:

Fresh flowers: Choose the modern flowers such as glass, celadon or roses yellow, blue, flowers …. The flowers and flowers are quite flexible, no need to restrain in any pattern.

Flower Arrangement: For the flower pot, this tool requires a bit more sophistication, not just the traditional bottle with the unique lace in the neck. These vases can be customized and customized.

Flower arrangement:

As mentioned above, this type of flower arrangement is aimed at simplicity and sophistication. Therefore, you just need to cross the flowers / plug the flowers so they slightly knit together and add a little bit extra flowers are outside.

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How to decorate table flowers in classic style

Flower arrangement in classical style requires sophistication, more meticulous than other styles. From the flowers, flowers to the decoration, the arrangement of the flowers are carefully adjusted.

To put flowers in this style, you do the following

Preparation of fresh flowers: Contrary to modern style, when choosing fresh flowers in this style, you should choose the classic flowers such as red roses, carnations, rhubarb … If it is red roses should choose big red roses, do not choose small flowers, pink buds because it will easily mixed into other styles

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Vase for flower arrangement: Vase for flower arrangement should only choose the type of vial to be low, but not select the type of vial too high or piece. Choose plain or simple bottle types.

How to put flowers

Cut short the stem so that it is just or higher than the mouth, not too high. Cover the edges / edges of the bottle and use only a few small flowers added points, not the use of decorative foliage.

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How to put flowers on the table in the style of freedom

The easiest and most creative way to decorate your desktop is by now you are no longer limited to any type of pattern. Therefore, you can freely choose flowers / flower pots depending on your preferences and conditions.

The necessary utensils in the kitchen have to own

The smart gadget to help care for the kitchen are always more interested people learn. So have the necessary utensils in the kitchen?

In a kitchen, in addition to the basic supplies that the House would also have to have like a kitchen, refrigerator, oven, cooker pot, cutlery, etc … then today, the trend that has favored the kitchens, these versatile items with intelligent design , help strengthen capacity kitchen nực.

1. The necessary utensils in the kitchen are indispensable

The scoop salad: with pulp forms design wind out from the handle, the mixing spoon helps the mixed vegetables are easier, not crushed and out of the water like when we mix with a heavy spoon.

The mold cut apples, watermelon, banana convenience: the mold with breakthrough design in the shape of each type of fruit, helps us simply press mold once the cut is the slice of watermelon, slices of banana are bathing, very quickly and beautifully.
Grease fire barrier: when we cook fried or sauteed, often firing grease around the kitchen and the wall, the cleaning very difficult. Therefore, the grease barrier surrounding the kitchen design will help your kitchen space becomes cleaner without spending too much effort cleaning. 
Vacuum residual oil: you just need to put food in the fridge to solidify grease and then use a vacuum, part of the surface will be exposed and suck out excess fat.  Clips of pot hung up chopsticks, spoon: just clip this instrument into the pot, the value of the instrument will help hold chopsticks, spoons for tasting not fallen.
2. The smart kitchen makes cooking more rapid 
addition of essential tools, you can shop for their kitchen for the kitchen utilities with smart design follows: 

Tool sharpening fruit and vegetables: this is a sharpening machines are designed with a vertical axis through the fruit or vegetables, peel outer blade section will conduct peel the shaft started shooting. This special design quickly and avoid broken hand for users to use.

Corn grain separator tools: this is the Jig is designed in a shape like an empty donut cake. Each wanted to separate the seed corn, only users left in the middle of corn and put free press down, the particles will split immediately, do not also the scene to split each handcrafted bead like old times again.


Peel the pineapples available instruments: If the peel a pineapple is my obsession for many people with this tool, the only free press peeler is designed in the form of cranes on the meat, the result will be split out extremely fast.

Lid swing against the trend: just put the lid on the dish, the swing will no longer cause the outside movement scene dirty stove. 

3. The use of multifunctional kitchen

These are the instruments are combined from two or more traditional kitchen tools together, helping me to save space. The instruments are combined with supplements together, giving enhanced performance significantly.

The multi-purpose kitchen tool with included:

The cutting boards with the basket wash, convenient for Thai vegetables and vegetable wash then

Versatile cooking machine, a machine that replaces a lot of pots, pans, … to fried, stewed, fried etc … 
Shears for cutting board food smart combination. 

Price to face cup chopsticks together tray drainage, etc … 

The utensils needed in the kitchen from time to time to be “evolution”, the carry of them are combined and enhanced to serve customers Rooftop insole, making work our kitchen not as ancient heavy anymore. With hints about the necessary utensils in the kitchen out, hopefully you will make your kitchen become very comfortable and cozy.

Japanese children always eat independently because parents teach this skill from small

Addition to fun activities to help improve the physical, intellectual, it also has one other activity that Japanese children are always parents taught from childhood to foster healthy eating habits.
The huge benefit when children learn to do the kitchen

Japan which is a country of education development, from an early age, the Japanese mother did not hesitate to give you exposure to work the kitchen to help children develop more comprehensive. Therefore, for the Vietnamese mother, instead of anxious children with cuts, burns, breaks dishes, why do we not give children exposure and collective kitchens safely like Japanese children?

Help her complete cooking skills and develop more comprehensive

This is bringing many benefits to children whose parents can not know such help kids eat better, he has practical experience with these foods in daily meals, increasing linkages between father mother and children.

Cooking is an art. For children, the cooking is one educational method. Children will learn to recognize the ingredients, discover the origin of the fruits and vegetables, food and using kitchen appliances. Even learn skills like computation measure, count, count rate for food ingredients, recipes reducers.

In addition, children also practice patience during food processing. Creativity through cooking, cooking is one positive point of this activity for children.

Implications job cooking for each child’s age

Children can start cooking set from 2 years old, of course, parents need to supervise and guide the baby, help her with the basic concepts about the safety of the cooking process. Cooking is a job that requires creativity, parents give children a chance to express our wishes in the process by asking you today I want to eat vegetables, what in salads, I like to eat noodles mixed and spaghetti …

In the kitchen, the movements kneading, molding, cutting, mixing food makes children enjoy. Mother should remind them about hygienic, wash your hands before and after cooking. After cooking, the mother let him clean up and clean the tables, chairs, utensils, with the larger baby may help her mother wash clean, dry dish, arrange kitchen appliances.  Here are hints describe the kitchen work corresponding to each age parents can refer and baby doing:

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Note guide secure when baby knife kitchen 

knives are familiar kitchen tools, make your work more convenient and quickly. However mother to note 1 of the principles to ensure both safe and stimulating the baby loved cooking as follows:

First, the mother teach him how to use plastic knives on soft foods like bananas and avocados before. Always use two hands when practicing, one hand to hold a knife, left hand holding the food.

Mother baby guiding principles safety knife. Place the blade on the cutting board surface, holding the knife handle position to manipulate. Once finished, she reminded her up lid remember the blade to avoid injury. Baby hands are not on the chopping block when the part to open the blade open. The last thing that only adults are allowed to take the knife away from its original position and have the consent of an adult, the new knife.

When a child has mastered the skills and understand the principles of a knife, the mother can give her a sharp knife to trim vegetables. Use a blunt knife can make the operation of non-standard, sliding out of food and cut fingers.

While cooking, especially with tools such as knives, scissors, the child should not rush. She needs to do 1 carefully and follow the principles outlined. However, the kitchen is always interesting and attract the baby, bring excites and stimulates more babies, mothers remember when combined games kitchen to the cook becomes attractive.

A guide to how to use a microwave oven for safety and efficiency

Nowadays, microwave ovens are widely used and become a powerful aid thanks to the convenient features of cooking, defrosting and heating food. In addition, some kitchens have extra baking functions to help you grill.

However, the use of it improperly will not be able to fully exploit its capabilities, in addition to not ensure the safety of users.

The following article will guide you how to use the microwave oven to promote efficiency and at the same time ensure the safety of users.

If you can afford to have a microwave oven for your family, here are some tips for choosing a microwave oven:

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Some basic steps to take when using

Read the manual

All products are included with the user’s manual, which contains all product information and some safety warnings from the manufacturer.

However, due to the habit of using that most consumers are accustomed to go away, so extremely should not, so it is your job to read the manual again!

Be careful with the power outlet

We should limit the plugging of many electrical appliances in the same outlet to avoid causing unfortunate electrical problems, microwave ovens with large capacity can range from 800-2000W should you prefer Make sure to use a socket for a microwave oven.

Also, do not place the microwave near other electrical appliances such as televisions or radios to avoid interference.

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Set time usage

Depending on whether your home is using microwave ovens or microwave ovens, you can set different times of use.

For a microwave oven, just rotate the control knob to the position you want.

In case your microwave oven is an electric oven, you need to enter the installation time in minutes and seconds, then let the oven operate.

Start cooking simple dishes

Just reading the manual does not make you proficient, the best way to use it is to start working immediately after reading the manual. Only action can produce results.

You just have to start with the simple process of cooking a few things for your family, such as warming up cold food, boiling some potatoes, or simply having a glass of hot coffee. These are quite simple but through the operation to help you master and have more experience in the process of using.

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How to use a microwave oven safely and effectively

Principles of microwave operation

As a rule of thumb, microwave ovens use microwaves that directly affect water molecules to heat food, so you have to understand how it works to use it effectively. Safe when using.

The process of heating by water molecules goes through two stages:

Stage 1: The ultra-short waves will cause the water in the food to be heated.

Stage 2: At this stage hot water will spread slowly from anywhere in the food to help the food to be heated.

Some notes for safe microwave use

Use glass, ceramic, porcelain instead of metal

Using ceramic glassware to store food when replacing metal objects, as we know metal is very conductive, so when used in the furnace Containers may pose a risk of discharge from a very high power source that may affect the user, even more dangerous, which may cause fire.

Whether using ceramics, porcelain or glass, you should also use gloves when taking food out of the oven to avoid burns!

Do not run microwave when there is no food inside

When there is no food inside, we operate the oven with high capacity and the amount of food left in the oven will be too low leading to the radiation that can not be absorbed. Explosive.

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Put in the microwave a glass of water so the oven can absorb the wavelengths and moisten the food so that the food does not burn.

In case of a fire, you do not open the oven completely, but turn off the power and open the oven door.

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Do not run the oven when the oven is damaged by welding or electrical plugs

Some long-life ovens will be exposed to welds, electrical plugs or warping that will cause the oven not to operate properly, the microwave radiation emitted by the outside will affect the user.


If this happens, you will need a manufacturer, a home warranty center or a skilled dairyman.

Some notes when cooking in the microwave

Use circular dishes for food

The shape of the food pans also has a great deal of impact on the fire. You should use a circular disk or oval disk instead of a square or rectangular disk.

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Microwave does not cook food from “inside out”

Many people have the idea that the microwave cooks the food from the inside out, but in contrast the microwave only acts and warms the outer parts by the water molecules only, then warms it up gradually. From outside to help ripen food. This also explains why the microwave oven can make a very thick piece of meat like steak. Avoid roasting raw eggs as it may cause an explosion. Therefore, for foods with thick shells such as potatoes or chestnuts, it is imperative that you peel the shells before baking them into the oven. Other Notes For foods that are microwave frozen such as meat or fish, you should not put them in a preservation refrigerator, but rather rip them in the fridge. For oils such as olives, you can not heat them in the microwave because olive molecules often lack the polarity of water. This is also the reason for the phenomenon of frozen avocado is often difficult to defrost. Some consumers use the microwave oven to dry fabrics such as handkerchiefs, tablecloths … This is a habit that should not be taken lightly, as it can cause fires and fire. Recalculate the cooking time, if you use a microwave oven for a long time will have more experience, help you to predict how long it will be cooked. From there, it is possible to set the cooking time to avoid overheating.