Steam Cooking

Attention junior and beginner chefs. This Intro to Steam Oven Cooking is a great guide to the basics. What is Steam Cooking? Steam cooking – as the name implies – uses steam to cook your food. Some steam ovens include True convection cooking, Steam cooking and Combination Modes. They come with either a built in water tank…

Better Water for Your Family

You and your family can enjoy clean water and experience a well-hydrated life. Water that is free of contaminants doesn’t only taste better, but is also better for your appliances and plumbing. But first, what is hard water? Water comes down your tap filled with minerals (yay!); two of which are Magnesium and Calcium. These…

Dorm Mini Fridge

It’s never too late to get your dorm room in order. When stocking up on your favourite studying foods and snacks you’ll want a mini fridge that fits perfectly in your dorm room. One of the most popular mini fridges is the Danby Designer 4.4 cu.ft. fridge It is smartly designed for convenience and optimizing space; with…

Grow Your Own Greens

Every since I heard about the Urban Cultivator, I’ve been anxious to see it live in action. Recently, some of our stores got a lot greener with the addition of this fully automated kitchen garden. Chefs, foodies and even the likes of Martha Stewart are enjoying the benefits of growing their own greens. In as…

The Olympics, For The Glory

It is time once again for elite athletes to showcase their prowess and vie for the coveted gold medal and honour bestowed on the best of the best. We’re talking about the XXII Winter Olympics which will open on February 9 in PyeongChang, South Korea. For 16 days, athletes from all over the world will…

What Hard Water Does to Your Dishwasher

Ever notice white residue on your glasses and silverware after you’ve just had a load of dishes washed? This is often an indicator that you don’t have soft water. Before we start talking about the benefits of having a water softener, let’s talk about hard water. What makes water hard? Water comes down your tap…

Double Ovens? There are more benefits than you’d realize!

When you are out shopping for a new range, you are usually thinking about functionality, design and space. This KitchenAid double oven convection range has a smaller top oven.   It heats up quicker as there is less space to heat AND saves energy.  It’s great for preparing meals or when you’re entertaining and want to cook…

Samsung’s new FlexWash – 2 washes in one!

We have all been in that situation where we need a piece of clothing washed and dried quickly, and even though front-load washers use the amount of water needed for the size of the load, wouldn’t it be great to just have a little mini wash option?  Well Samsung has addressed this and come up…

Smokin’ Style & Safety Combined

The summer is finally here!  We’ve had a few drops of rain here and there but (touch-wood) we’ve had some great days for barbecuing! Have you seen the latest update on Napoleon’s Prestige PRO 665 Series?  Ok, so the blue lights on the barbecue are snazzy enough but there is the safety benefits too.  It’s…

High Performance Blender!

Summer is practically here and with warm temperatures, we tend to crave cold foods and cold drinks. And what better way to take advantage of all the fresh fruits and vegetables than drinking them a la smoothie. For the perfect smoothie, WOLF has the ideal blender to help you create what you fancy. The Wolf Gourmet…

Design Home App

I may have developed a slight addiction to an app that I came across a few weeks ago!   This is a live app that is available to download for free (yes it’s actually free!) & gives any interior designer or budding designer the opportunity to design a room to “client” specification with furniture and home…

Innovative Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Maybe you have always gone for the fool-proof flowers, a piece of jewelry or a day of pampering to say thanks to your Mom on Mother’s Day.  If you want to try something slightly “out-of-the-box” I have put together a few ideas that might just be a perfect way to say thanks – whatever your…