Huette Monin Kitchen Accessories November 27, 2017 20:24:52
Quality design elements like a kitchen island or bar area equipped with choice stainless steel appliances can greatly improve the functionality and appearance of your outdoor kitchen. Start by considering the equipment you ll use the most. Grills sinks and refrigerators are natural choices. Extras like pizza ovens rotisseries and side burners may sound like must-have add-ons but don t lose sight of what s most important to the outdoor cook.
Gas ranges with their high BTUs are the most sought-after appliances for avid home chefs but if one s out of reach you might want to consider a single gas Bunsen burner with gas propane on the side says Sue Adams an interior designer with a flair for kitchens from Andover Mass. “It s not a fine design element but it can provide the high heat you want if you re a serious cook particularly in an outdoor kitchen“ she says. If you ve got a source of gas heat even from a residential-style range you can cook much more effectively if you invest in really good pots or pans or even just one says Eric Tanaka executive chef for the posh Tom Douglas Restaurant Group in Seattle. “The thinner stainless steel or copper pans have hot spots where a heavy enamel pot like an All-Clad spreads the heat evenly.“
Wax paper. This oldie but goodie the ugly stepsister to plastic wrap is back in my drawer after an absence of many years. But wax paper lies flat on the counter to sift flour onto and it minds its own chemicals when microwaving dishes. Some plastic wrap fits so tightly over the bowl that it holds in big gusts of steam — an open invitation to a burn when opening.
Larger pulls are “in“ these days too particularly among urban kitchen owners who follow the latest trends. “Those customers are gravitating towards larger drawers and horizontal cabinets and so we re designing oversize pulls that look good in proportion“ says Atlas Homewares Morea. “One of my favorites is the more modern matte black pulls that give that Asian feel and make a simple stylish statement.“
Fabric-based window treatments are a great way to balance all the hard surfaces in the kitchen while also adding pattern and color. This custom arched shade can raise and lower to control sunlight and privacy. “Whether up or down the shade keeps the kitchen feeling sunny with splashes of yellow from this Thom Filicia fabric Prospect in Shadow“ says the manufacturer. Continue the look by using fabric in places like lampshades (see the shades on the wall sconces) barstools chairs and even Fido s bed.
Mega mixer. I thought I could stand over a bowl with my hand mixer until the cows came home. Then my husband Ace bought me the fabulous big boy of mixers. Egg whites beaten in seconds. Cream whipped so fast I have to watch carefully or I ll have butter. Cookies cakes cheesecakes go together so quickly the oven hardly has time to preheat. If only it d clean up its own splatters.