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Cooking Utensils, Ideas, Recipes and Accessories

Updated on December 19, 2014

Cooking and Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Kitchens such as this are not always possible as many live in small units, rented premises or houses too small to expand on. But the contents of a kitchen are important and good utensils, cookware and accessories creates incentive to make great meals and to treat the family.

Recently my kitchen was upgraded and my old dishwasher (25 years in service) and microwave (same length of service) had to be replaced. The dishwasher sprang a leak as the men moved it around and the microwave was too heavy for me to lift or even move. It also did not fit on the shelf now provided for it. Now it is time to upgrade many of my kitchen accessories to complete the make-over.

As many women and men may be in need of an upgraded kitchen this lens is designed to offer advice, help and useful products for that purpose.

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Kitchens Must Be Serviceable

You don't know who you will have cooking in your kitchen from time to time. If you have a family your children must be able to use it and to find their way around. They can have their own special cupboard and utensils that they are responsible for and which caters to their needs.

Before you know it they have grown up and are gone and then your kitchen will seem just that little bit more empty without the fun and enjoyment you can have from helping your little chefs get started.

This Co. caters for kids in a big way and offers products under the following titles:

Kids Cooking, Kids Activities, Kids Cooking Games, Children Cooking Activities, Easy Kids Recipes, Happy Birthday Tablecloth, Birthday Cooking Party, Kids In The Kitchen, Kids Cooking Party,,Cupcake Baking Kit, Kids Cooking Kits, Holiday Cooking Activities, Pizza Baking Kit, Kids Cooking Gifts.

Wow, sometimes it would be great to be a kid again. If you have little ones in your home then take a look at what these products can do for their ego and your enjoyment.

Kids in the Kitchen

Dads in the Kitchen

There are many great cooks among the male members of society and some handle all the cooking needs of the family. Many, however, prefer to only do bar-b-ques or outside cooking and that means different utensils and accessories.

Whatever your man does around the kitchen or outside bar-b-que you need to ensure he has the right tools and accessories to make him a happy cook and the food he prepares all the better. There are some great ways to do that and with modern cookware it is all so easy.

In this shot even the dog is enjoying himself along with dad, who is obviously in his element. Make cooking even easier with these great products:

This store has everything from first class pots and pans to the tiniest implement you need to prepare a meal. Worth checking out,

Kitchen floor and walls have never looked better than when tiled in a wonderful pebble composite from Indonesia, Easy to install with self locking tiles these products have countless applications, are easy to walk on and will greatly enhane the appearance of your kitchen décor, or that of any other room.

This Company supplies tiles of the type that were first used in the subways of New York. These beautifully crafted tiles are easy to install and always free shipping applies. They have been popular since the 1030's and are suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and many other users. Prices offered now are those of wholesale not so long ago. They come in several colours in any of these types. Stone, ceramic, glass, marble, fusion and stainless steel. Check web site for more.

Dad's Cooking

If you need a gift for dad that is extra special then try this. Great for camping, outdoor enterainment, beach parties, fishing trips, picnics, etc. It is so strong that it takes the weight of a man standing on it. Collapsing to 5" in height it is easy to take anywhere and he will love it. It uses either of 3 different fuels, propane, gas or charcoal and is a leading product from a great US company.

Company is right now having a clearance with up to 90% off. They have been supplying since the 1950s with the same guarantee that if you are dissatisfied full refunds are quick and hassle free. It specialises in gadgets ranging from mini-friges to magnetic window cleaners and cabinet and drawer storage to space saver furniture and stuff for outdoors as well. Check the web site for more.

Kitchens need good knives and what better than these German engineered, high carbon stainless steel beauties The metal holds an edge and is flexible not to break but allows honing for sharpening purposes. The quality is first class and will last a lifetime, Choose from specialty knives to 13 or 15 piece chef sets. There are also forks, knife blocks and more in store for the discerning master in your kitchen. Also steak knives, slicers, bread knives, blocks with inbuilt sharpeners, rotating knife blocks and Santoku knives.

Company supplies frozen meal recipes so you have them on hand to enjoy at any time and when you simply don't feel like cooking, Over the holidays this usually happens a lot so why not take advantage of this great opportunity. Prepare your meals ahead of time and cook for the future. It's the modern thing to do.

Mums in the Kitchen

Of course a kitchen spells home when mum is doing the cooking. The warm smells, the aromas of special dishes, the oven bakes cooling on a tray and the unforgettable smell of hot coffee mingled with the swell aroma of cakes makes the scene of something that one always wants to come to. Think of mum and you think instantly of the marvellous meals she prepares, of the beautiful warm home she inhabits and of the fun and laughter you enjoy around the kithchen table while enjoying her offerings.

Think too of how you can make her life easier, more pleasant and rewarding. What little something would she love and treasure that comes from you to say thank you. On the other hand if you are the mum in your household than treat yourself to something you would have on hand to make your work easier and your family healthier. The following products are some of the things you might consider.

The one thing a good cook cannot do without are the herbs and spices that make a meal extra special. These wonderful indoor \herb gardens are a great innovation and allow busy mums to have what they need right at their fingertips. Whether a kitchen is tiny or large they will suit and if in a unit or upstairs they are a great asset. In any kitchen they mean availabilitiy at all times of the year, in any weather or season and always fresh.

One of the greatest things about my kitchen upgrade has to be the lights that now allow me to see better and prepare meals in a much more frienfly atmosphere. Not until they were in place did I realise how much of a stuggle it is when the light is inadequate. Now my kitchen has daylight at the end of a switch whenever I need it and everything looks so much better because of it. If you want a perfect gift for your mum's kitchen then think of lights.

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      3 years ago

      And to think I was going to talk to soemnoe in person about this.

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      Teri Hansen 

      6 years ago

      Even though I don't consider myself a good cook the kitchen is one of my favorite rooms and love making mealtime a family affair. Thank you for featuring my cookie lens here. Blessings.

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      6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this lens and for the advice and tips.

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      Had to come back for a look. Which kitchen is yours - the intro or video? Wish my garden looked like the one on the video. The dishwasher is great. I've never seen one like that. Thanks for sharing this. Blessed indeed.

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      6 years ago

      An excellent lens. For me, a kitchen really is the heart of a home, and if I ever have any kids, I'll have them mucking in with me in the kitchen.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I think where cooking and children is concerned that it is a graduated step situation. I met a young man who had burned himself badly as a child so I really don't like the idea of young children feeling too comfortable around the stove anymore. Best of wishes.

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      6 years ago

      Nicely done!

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      6 years ago

      Even when my girls were 2 years old I let them help me cook. I let them crack the eggs.. yes knowing it would be a MESS and of course it was ~LOL. They are both really good cooks now though so I think a few messes were worth it. Besides they had a LOT of fun! Angel blessed lens.

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      Linda Pogue 

      6 years ago from Missouri

      I enjoyed reading this lens. Blessings!

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      June Parker 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thank you so much for adding my "Kitchen and Dining in Turquoise" to your featured lens list!. You have found some unique kitchen tools, like the Volcano Grill, but I think for someone starting a new kitchen, the knife set is a must have for every new kitchen. You just can not do a good job in the kitchen without a good sharp knife. *Squid Angel Blessed* and added to My Squid Angel Blessings 2012 as the 1st lens in the "Food & Cooking Appliances, Bakeware & Utensils" neighborhood.

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      Laraine Sims 

      6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Stopping by to thank you for featuring my Nasturtium lens with unique recipes. Thank you.

      Angel blessings.

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      6 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Hi, Norma! Thank you so much for featuring my knitted dishcloth lens on your lens. It has already brought me some new traffic since this morning. I really appreciate it. Love your lens, too.

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      6 years ago

      We're remodeling our bathrooms now. Next up will be the kitchen. Thanks for the helpful advice.

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      Time well spent here. All the bases covered. I enjoyed my visit, thanks.

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      6 years ago

      I like cooking so I spent most of the times at the kitchen as well. please check my lens and I do hope you will find it nice too

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      We spend so much time in the kitchen. It really is important to have it exactly the way we want it.

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      Carol Fisher 

      6 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      How lovely to get a new kitchen and upgraded appliances.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Congratulations on a dishwasher that lasted for 25 years. That's amazing.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love your new kitchen and your yard. Beautiful!


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