Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Use your Kitchen Scissors for Multiple Purposes

From times immemorial, knives have been ruling the kitchen. You have different kinds of knives for different purposes, but do you know that a pair of scissors may be a good alternative for this?
Scissors are capable of serving multiple purposes in the kitchen. Scissors are not only safe but will also expedite your task and give a neat finish. Some of the uses of kitchen scissors are as follows:

1.  Chop herbs and spices

When you need to chop herbs and spices quickly, opt for scissors. They are safe to use when you are in a hurry. They will also keep the mess associated with cutting boards at bay since you can directly chop the herbs and spices into your dish or mixing bowl instead of using a chopping board. Some of the herbs and spices that may be easily chopped with scissors are chives, ginger, basil, garlic cloves and parsley.

2.  Cut chili peppers

While cutting chili peppers, the biggest concern is their affect on your hands from chili oils and capsaicin burns. Using scissors instead of a knife will relieve you from this problem.

3. Remove the roots of vegetables

With scissors, you may chop the roots of vegetables at a greater speed. This is an efficient way to chop scallions, stems of spinach and other green vegetables, mushroom ends and florets of vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli.

4.  Get correct shapes

Scissors are best used for trimming and giving the perfect shapes to your ingredients. Create flawless triangles for chips and salsa. You may also use them for cutting strips of tortillas. You will have a greater control while cutting with scissors and will get good results. Scissors will also be of a great use while making pasta. You will get precise shapes. Besides, you may also use scissors for shortening the length of spaghetti and noodles.

The use of kitchen scissors is limitless. Over a period of time, you yourself will explore some more ingredients that may be cut with the scissors easily. Embrace the scissors and make your life in your Sleek kitchens simpler. To book a Sleek Kitchen today, click here.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Modernize your Kitchen in Five Ways

Every homeowner loves to give a stylish look to his/her kitchen. If you too want to revamp your kitchen, then our tips will help you.

Follow these tips to modernize your kitchen in five ways:

1. Open kitchen

The open kitchen concept has become popular in recent years. The biggest reason is that the absence or height reduction of walls makes your kitchen look spacious. This modern design will combine your kitchen with the entertainment area. Besides, with no division between your kitchen and the living room you can engage in conversation with your guests while prepping in the kitchen. The look can further be enhanced with abundant natural light, seamless flooring and linear alignment in furniture designs. 

2. Add an attraction

Choose a highlight of your kitchen and embellish it to attract everyone’s attention. This could be anything like your heritage-style cooking stove, sleek appliances, deep farmhouse-style sink or colored cabinets. Except for this highlight, keep the rest of the kitchen toned down. To complement the look, you may place brightly colored cookbooks, polished pots or decorative tiles in close vicinity to the main attraction.

3. Use multitasking appliances

Optimum utilization of space is vital in the kitchen. Try and use the minimum space as far as possible. Use items and appliances that multi-task and also add to the decor. Besides, you may also use bright designs for your wall or cabinets and make them your focal point.

4. Bright lights

Lighting is the most important part of the decor. Augment ample natural light with strategically placed ambiance lights. You need to install bright lights in your kitchen to brighten it up.  Pick the correct lights for your kitchen without any compromise. Another trick to add to the brightness is to use white or bright paint. Besides, you may also opt for appliances with mirror finishes to increase light through reflection.

5. Mix and match

Sometimes great designs may be created by mixing and matching old designs. By combining varied designs, you may enhance the visual appeal of your Sleek kitchen. If you do not have a tight budget, then make use of material such as granite, concrete, wood finishes or stainless steel. To create the perfect combination, maintain a balance between conventional and contemporary patterns.

Make your kitchen dazzling but ensure that it does not become garish in the process. If so, you may cut down one of the features. These design tips will help you modernize your kitchen and let you and your guests fall in love with its visual appeal. To modernize your kitchen today, click here.