Thursday, July 28, 2011

SLEEK The kitchen specialist: Modular kitchens: SLEEK The kitchen specialist: Borivali showroom

SLEEK The kitchen specialist: Modular kitchens: SLEEK The kitchen specialist: Borivali showroom: "Why SLEEK The kitchen specialist? by Viral Desai on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 2:29pm Sleek has an experience of over 15 years in the mo..."

If you stored a tomato based product, such as pasta, in a plastic container, chances are your Tupperware is stained. If you heated the pasta in the microwave using the same container, chances are your plasticware is stained permanantly. Washing the dishes will help, but your containers may be stained beyond repair. To avoid this, spray your bowls or containers with a no stick cooking spray before each use to keep your plastic containers from getting stained from red sauces.In addition, one should never place a tomato based product in the microwave if one is using a plastic container. Because the plastic is so pourous, the tomato gets embedded in the pores. If a container is already stained, you have to get a little creative when washing the dishes. Your first option is to fill the bowl with hot water and drop in a couple of denture tablets. Leave for a couple of hours and when you come back the stains will hopefully be removed. You can also try soaking the container in one part bleach to two parts of water. Make sure you give the bowls a thorough rinse, maybe even a run through in the microwave, before using again.

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Why SLEEK The kitchen specialist?
by Viral Desai on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 2:29pm
Sleek has an experience of over 15 years in the modular kitchen industry and hence understands the consumer’s taste very well. Sleek also has an inhouse team of designing professionals. From customized kitchen solutions within a budget to easy installment of the kitchen, Sleek stands true to its specialist image.
Sleek is a specialist in kitchen solutions. From kitchen accessories to appliances to complete modular kitchens, Sleek provides everything you need, to transform your kitchen into a specialist kitchen.
The pioneer and specialist in Kitchen Solutions
• Over seven years of experience in this still nascent industry
• A professional team of Interior Designers with Specialisations in Kitchen Designing
• Use of Ergonomics – a scientific method of designing interiors
• One of the largest manufacturers and marketers of kitchen accessories and products
in India
• Over 25,000 kitchens installed across India and abroad per annum
• A network of over 450 Sleek dealers across India selling average of 20,000 kitchens
and components for over 9 lakh kitchens every year
• A widespread dealer network that affords prompt after sales service across the country
• Over 200 trained kitchen designing professionals across our dealerships

Saturday, July 23, 2011





y Viral Desai on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 1:27pm
During the course of your kitchen cleaning, you'll want to clean the exterior of your microwave oven.

You can do this using baking soda and wate which should remove any residue without harming the finish. You may also want to wipe down the outside with vinegar after scrubbing. To thoroughly clean the inside of your microwave oven, add two tablespoons of lemon juice to a cup of water in amicrowave safe bowl. Heat the mixture and allow to boil for approximately five minutes. Wipe out the inside with a sponge.
For a quick and simple method of cleaning, wet a dishcloth and place in the center of your microwave. Turn on high and allow the cloth to heat for about 30 seconds. The steam that this creates will help loosen any hardened spills and you can use the heated cloth to wipe the inside clean. Be careful, the cloth will be really hot! If you have some difficult stains inside your microwave oven, there are two things you can try to remove them.
First, you can cover the sides of your microwave with a cream cleanser, something like VIM. Put a microwave safe container with water in it on the turntable. Microwave it and make plenty of steam. Wipe out the interior with paper towel, and be sure to rinse thoroughly. If this doesn't work, you can take a three cup glass microwavable container, fill with one cup water and one cup white vinegar. Microwave for five minutes uncoverd. Then wipe down with warm sponge.

To freshen up and deodorize your microwave, place a bowl of water in the oven and add three or four slices of lemon. Cook on high for thirty seconds. You can also try putting a little vanilla in a bowl, place it in your microwave and turn your oven on High for one minute. Repeat if this doesn't remove the smell after one try.


If you're not careful when washing the dishes, food particles can get caught in the drain, creating a clog. To clear a clogged sink, pour one half cup of baking soda follwed by one cup of vinegar down the drain. Wait one hour and then chase it with a kettle of boiling water. You can also try putting three Alka Seltzer tablets down your clogged drain, followed buy a cup of white vinegar. Wait a few minutes and then run hot water. If the sink is clogged with grease, pour a cup of salt water and a cup of baking soda into the drain followed by a kettle of boiling water. The grease will usually dissolve immediately and open the drain.


Homemade Remedy For Clogged Drains
If you have a clogged drain and cannot run out to the store to get a commercial drain product, try this remedy.
1) Remove all water from the sink. You may have to dip it out of the sink with a cup and place it in a bucket.
2) Pour one cup of baking soda down the drain.
3) Follow that with one cup of table salt.
4) Next, pour one half cup of white vinegar down the drain.
5) Allow the drain to set for ten minutes than flush it with two quarts of boiling water.



by Viral Desai on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:41pm
Drip type coffee makers should be made a party of your regular kitchen cleaning routine (at least once a month). Dried coffee oils can ruin the taste of even the best blend. In addition, if you have what's considered "hard water", minerals can build up inside your coffee maker. An alternative to commercial coffee cleaners is to run a solution of half white vinegar and half water through the coffee maker to dissolve scale. The heated solution may have to be run through the unit one or more times if buildup is heavy. Thoroughly rinse all parts of the unit. Run plain cold water through a cycle to remove all traces. If you still have your owner's manual, check it as well for instructions specific to your model. The glass pot, filter container and other removeable components can be cleaned when you're washing the dishes.

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Modular kitchen - maintenance
by Viral Desai on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:28pm
In order to maintain your modular kitchen, you should first get it in functional order.
Your first step:

Is to make sure the kitchen is clean. Take a weekend or day where you have the time to really clean your kitchen the way you need to, in order to make maintenance easier. Scrub floors, counter tops, appliances and clean out your refrigerator, throwing away old and moldy food.
Second step:
After you have cleaned the kitchen the way that you like, it is time to work on organization.
It is also a good idea to make sure that items that go together are close in proximity.
For example, coffee and coffee filters should be close to the coffee maker and/or espresso machine. You may soon figure out that you need additional storage or counter space for your items.
Third step:
After initial organization, all you need to do is maintain things the way that you have them set up. This way nothing becomes overwhelming and your cleaning should take more than 5 to 10 minutes each time.
Pre-wash items and place them directly in the dishwasher, or wash items as soon as you are done with them.
Fourth step:
Your kitchen table and counter tops are usually pretty easy to clean off. You will probably need to wipe down countertops and tables after meals to clean up and spills or crumbs that can attract bugs and bacteria. It is also important to wipe down countertops and tables used before and after food preparation. Not only will this reduce overall cleaning time, but will also help protect your family against disease.
Fifth step:
Wiping down your stove tops should be a quick daily task and a good practice to prevent food particles from becoming backed up and stuck on your stove. If possible, wipe down the stove top after cooking each meal.
Sixth step:
Depending on the style of your cabinets, you may want to take 2-3 minutes each day to wipe down your cabinets. We usually forget that the residue from cooking, things spilled, and stains left by children and pets often take a toll on your cabinets. Taking a minute or two to simply wipe down cabinets can keep your kitchen looking new and put off the need for replacing or repainting cabinets.
Hope these tips are useful....