Category: Kitchen Stuff
Published: Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:55
There is no doubt that water, next to eating and cooking is one of the most important things to human lives. Unfortunately, while they say that 75 percent of the world is composed of water, not all areas have access to safe and clean water. It is a good thing that there are already technologies that can make sure that the water you are drinking is potable.
Through the years, there are already various inventions that will allow people to generate safe and clean water. Among the choices that people can choose from are those that are least expensive, most effective, soften hard water and those that are capable of removing specific contaminants.
Firstly, one of the most affordable water filters is a carbon filter. As its name suggests, it is a kind of water purifier that removes contaminants with the help of carbon particles or granule.
Secondly, if you want to get the most effective one, then you should be prepared of its cost. One of your choices would be the use of a reverse osmosis system. This uses a machine that has a membrane technology in order to remove molecules and ions from the water. It is very common in industrial applications, like plantations, to produce massive volume of clean and drinkable water.
Thirdly, a newer technology that you can choose is a water softener. Essentially, what this system does is to remove various elements from the hard water. These elements include calcium, as well as magnesium and other metal cations. Hard water is generally referred as water with high mineral contents.
Fourthly, there are also devices that will allow you to remove particular contaminants that are usually not covered by other types of water filters. This is because there are water filters that are capable of removing specific contaminants like arsenic, benzene, chlorine, lead, mercury, toluene, atrazine, as well as chromium and other volatile organic compounds.
Category: Kitchen Stuff
Published: Sunday, 21 September 2014 18:27
A toaster oven is smaller than a traditional oven. Thus, you can easily take it with you when you’ll live in a dorm room. If you have small space on your countertop, then this cooking appliance is also a better choice. When you’re living in a dorm, you can save money as you can prepare your own meals without having to go out and spend money on McDonald’s meals.
What’s for breakfast?
Waffles and other frozen breakfast meals can have crispier texture when you re-heat them with this type of oven compared with the results produced by a microwave. Many users of toaster oven could swear by this oven’s effectiveness when it comes to making their breakfast foods tastier and look more like they were cooked from scratch.
You can also prepare main dishes using it. Toasted sandwiches are possible without having to use a skillet or a stove. For toasted sandwiches, the most popular option is grilled cheese. But, that’s not the only option you can have for this type of oven. You can use vegetables and meat.
How about quesadillas? No problem. This oven can help you make one. Browse online and you’ll find some instructions on how to prepare quesadillas using a toaster oven alone.
What other things can you cook using it?
Of course, there are a lot of things you shouldn't use it for, but it's far more versatile than most people think. It makes way more than toasts alone and is a better option if you can’t afford the traditional oven or if you simply want to reduce wasteful energy.
Another famous use for this oven is to warm your plates before you serve them. Toasting nuts can also be done with this oven, but make sure that you arrange them in a single layer. Cookies, muffins and cakes are also possible, not to mention roast meat like chicken, tenderloin or ribs.
Surely, anything is possible with a toaster oven.
Category: Kitchen Stuff
Published: Friday, 19 September 2014 18:39
Are you ready to replace your tired pots and pans and opt for a new cookware? If you are, then there are a lot of things you must know before purchasing a set or two. You might be tempted to purchase pots and pots endorsed by your favorite chef on TV. Unfortunately, those chef-endorsed sets aren’t always impressive.
When finding the best pots for your needs, you must first make an inventory of the ones you have to know what types you’re missing. Do you really need to buy a frying pan when your old one is still functioning with just minor scratches? You should also think about what you like to cook on your new cookware. An uncoated pan is great when you’re fond of frying meat or fish.
Consider getting cookware for your induction cooktop
Keep in mind that an ordinary pot or pan won’t work on your induction cooktop, so you’ll need a new set of induction cookware specifically for induction cooking. When shopping for one, make sure that you bring a magnet to test whether or not the item is indeed designed for said type of cooking. Place the magnet at the bottom of the pan. If it sticks, it can work with your induction cooktop. If not, go and find another one that works.
Choose the right pieces
When buying a new set of cookware, it’d be best to purchase an assortment of pots, lids and skillets. Some manufacturers produce a lid that fits into more than a piece of cookware. Thus, you must avoid overbuying. You must also avoid purchasing a set that contains more than 2 pieces. Apart from taking up a lot of space in your cabinet, you might not need all of them. So choose wisely.