Francoise Joi Kitchen Accessories December 11, 2017 15:24:11
The black matte finish is available in more modest sizes too from 1.25“-diameter Luminous round knobs from SpectraDecor to Atlas Homewares 5-5/8“ Primitive Pull and Du Verre Hardware s Marcel single-post pull an aluminum piece with asymmetrical geometric cutouts designed by hipsters Jeffrey Goodman and Steven Charlton. Like all Du Verre pulls these are hand-poured in small batches using the sand-cast method.
Built-in grills whether custom-designed or pre-assembled are a great way to make the most of your outdoor kitchen space. The extra surface area can be used for prep work sinks or burners while the base can be decorative (think stone brick or rock).
“When planning a kitchen layout placing the sink under a window is a great option” says designer Karen Sealy. “Having a nice view can make washing the dishes or prepping food more enjoyable.” In this space she specified shutters to complete the room’s transitional style. “Using shutters is a low-maintenance alternative to drapery that still controls light levels and views” she says.
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.
“I think you can do just as well with a mid-range steel knife like a [Zwilling J.A.] Henckels as long as you make friends with someone who knows how to sharpen knives“ she says. “It really is more important to learn to sharpen or have it done professionally on a regular basis than it is to spend more. A lot of people are mistakenly buying new knives just because the old ones get dull.“
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.