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5 Factors to keep in mind when getting a stand mixer January 31, 2017

Stand Mixers are the best man-made invention which can make the whole process of kneading, beating and whisking easier and quicker.

The best part is that there are so many models and brands of Stand Mixers to choose from, everyone is bound to find one which suits their needs and tastes.

But make sure that you know why you are buying this particular stand mixer and ensure that it is not just an impulse buy.

Here are the 5 things you should keep in mind when getting a Stand Mixer:

List down your cooking needs

The first step is to decide why you need a Stand Mixer. Determine if you would need a stand mixer which can produce a large output at a time or if a normal output giving Stand Mixer will work for you. You can only decide this when you are sure about how you are planning to use your Stand Mixer.

If you are going to regularly use it bake cakes or knead dough for large number of people, then you would need a Stand Mixer which can provide you with these functionalities. But if you are buying a Stand Mixer for occasional usage, then probably you can stick with a simpler version.

Set a budget for yourself

Once you know how you will use the stand mixer, you will know all the features and functions you want in your Stand Mixer. Once you have decided on the features, time to set a budget for yourself. Stand Mixers come in varying ranges and you can find pretty costly Stand Mixers out there too, so it would be better if you decide how much you are willing to spend and then search a Stand Mixer in that range for yourself.

Weight and Size of the Stand Mixer

Another thing to keep in mind while buying a Stand Mixer is how much space do you have in your kitchen to spare and if you have a proper storage closet to keep your Stand Mixer or not. If you lack in the space department, then you would need to store your Stand Mixer somewhere and need to select one which isn’t huge in size.

Now, if you would need to store your Stand Mixer after every use, then you need to make sure that your Stand Mixer is lightweight and easy to move. Storage and Space matter a lot when buying a Stand Mixer.

Types of Speed Settings available

One of the important factors to look at while buying a Stand Mixer is how many speed settings it has and whether these are all that you would require. Choose a Stand Mixer according to the food you are going to mix and according to the setting it would require to mix them. If you are an avid baker and can’t whisk with your Stand Mixer speed setting, then it isn’t really useful to you now, is it?

Attachments and Accessories Available

Last but not the least, check what all attachments and accessories the Stand Mixer comes with and how costly and easily will the extra attachments be available. Attachments are the soul of any Stand Mixer and if you can’t find cheap accessories for your Stand Mixer, then you would certainly have a problem in the future.

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Best Selling & Top Rated Baby Cribs Reviews for 2017 January 12, 2017

Are you having a baby in the near future? Excited? Well having a new baby can be exciting and shopping for them can be equally more exciting but it can be equally difficult to decide on a Baby crib for your newborn. With various baby cribs available in the market, it is a daunting task to choose the perfect one for your baby.

Don’t worry, to help you with your decision we have listed down the top Baby Cribs for 2017. So no need to fret anymore, just go through these selections and you should be good to go.

Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Cost: $250

A popular Baby Crib among most parents, this beautiful design provides you with four stationary sides making the whole crib more safe and stable for your young one. With its 4 in 1 stages, this crib can transform into a toddler bed, a daybed and a full-sized bed. It also comes with bed rails for turning it into a toddler bed but for conversion into a full sized bed, you would need to buy the bed rails for it but don’t worry these come by cheap.

Apart from its stability, this crib is famous for its stylish wood and non-toxic finishes in 6 varieties making it pleasing to the eyes and safe for your baby to sleep in without worrying about their health. Another good feature of this crib is that it provides you with 3-position mattress system allowing you to adjust the mattress height as your baby grows to ensure a safe environment for them always.

Dream On Me Classic 3 in 1 Convertible Crib

Cost: $110

Another famous Baby Crib which offers you the option to turn your crib into a toddler bed or a daybed by simply removing one side bed rails and assembling the bottom bar after a few mattress height adjustments making it easy and quick to convert. It is easy to assemble and comes with a 3-position mattress height settings allowing you to use it for a long period of time while not compromising on your baby’s security. While you’re at it, Dream on also makes pretty good crib mattresses (read reviews at bestcribmattress.net)

With its phthalates and lead-free finishes, it provides a safe breathing environment for your baby while at the same time its styling and 4 variety of finishes allow you great choices to match the interiors of your modern-day home. With its low price and easy assembly, this is one of the best investment and truly perfect for your baby’s comfort and safety

Graco Lauren Convertible Crib

Cost: $145

Graco brand is pretty popular for its cribs and Lauren is one of the best investment you could make in the field of Baby Cribs. This model provides you with all the basic features like any other baby crib including conversion into a toddler bed, a daybed and a full-sized headboard and providing you with 3-level mattress height settings making it into a long-lasting and safe investment for your baby.

Apart from all these features, it also provides you with stationary side rails to re-enforce your baby’s safety and with its ease of assembly, this is a really popular option in 2017. It meets all the CPSC and ASTM standards ensuring its safety and security for your baby and with it being available in 5 finishes, you can make sure you choose the one which matches the room. So if you are looking for a standard crib of good quality, then this is the one for you.

DaVinci Jenny Lind Stationary Crib

Cost: $200

If you are extra concerned about your baby’s safety and want to ensure that no chemical or toxin comes into contact with your baby’s skin, then DaVinci Jenny Lind Stationary Crib is perfect for you. This crib is GREENGUARD Gold certified and tested for more than 10,000 toxins making it the safest crib out there for your little one. Apart from that, it meets all the ASTM and CPSC standards and is made of 100% New Zealand wood which further re-enforces its safety tag.

It’s conversion into a toddler bed and a daybed makes it a long lasting investment and its 4-position mattress height settings make it safe for your baby as they grow up allowing you to set the mattress height as needed and avoiding any kind of injury to your baby. It is easy to move due to its optional wheels and will be a sleek addition to your interiors.

Delta Children Canton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Cost: $210

One of the most stylish and popular baby cribs, this model ensures that you have made an investment that you won’t regret any time soon. With the option of converting the crib into a toddler bed, a daybed and then to a full-sized bed with a headboard or a footboard, this crib grows along with your little one making it into a life-long investment.

Its timeless design ensures that it matches your nursery and allows you to choose the best fit from its numerous finishes. A crib which provides you a blend of comfort and safety, it comes with four straight legs and a toddler rail ensuring your baby’s safety and support. With its sturdy and reliable wood construction, you can rest in peace knowing that your baby is in safe hands. With this model, you don’t need to constantly worry about your baby anymore.

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How to Sell Homemade Woodworking Projects? December 26, 2016

To sell your woodworking projects or the essential tools to create a woodworking project, the primary thing to make a sale is to present them in front of familiar people. Promote yourself as a professional which is of utmost important as selling your products.

Nowadays, craft fairs, as well as online sales, are the most common ways; to begin with, your trading. You need to follow few steps to become a successful trader and earn a lot.

According to the research, the craft fair is quite a good option for people over there can feel your products as well as ask your questions regarding woodworking. Hence, the way of communication becomes easy, and chances of selling also increase simultaneously.

Here is a guide for you to know how to sell homemade woodworking projects quickly in both the ways, have a look.

What are things you will need to consider before selling?

  • Product
  • Contact information
  • Photos
  • Demonstration material
  • Display set-up

How to Sell Homemade Woodworking Projects?

As we know, you can sell your homemade woodworking projects as well as tools in two ways such as-

Craft Fairs

  1. A wide range of products should be presented in front of the public so that they can easily access and explore your products. Give enough space to your customers to browse the products.
  2. The presentation is an important part while you are thinking of selling your homemade products at a craft fair. Display some of your most eye-catching products to attract more people. You can add color to represent the function of your tools and accessories. For instance, if you have made a wooden table, homemade wood planer, place a flower vase with some colorful flowers in it or keep a wooden bowl full of delicious fruits, etc.
  3. Mark the price of each item so that they are visible clearly. Don’t make products unnecessarily expensive.
  4. Try to explain the products more to the people so that they can have a brief idea about the functions. You can make a good sample book of photographs which you can keep as a catalog as well.
  5. Keep a contact card which will help your customers to locate your shop and communicate with your quickly.

Online Trading

  1. Upload the images of the products which are worth presenting in front of the public. Take some excellent quality pictures. Take the pictures from every possible angle to let your customer view them properly.
  2. Write quality descriptions about the products. Write in detail about the functions, construction, benefits, dimensions regarding the product. You can also include care recommendations, price, etc. if you want to add them on your site.
  3. Create a maker area where you can include a brief detail about yourself like- what made your take woodworking? Why is woodworking beneficial? How to decorate your house with woodworking?
  4. Put a contact menu where you can add your contact number, email id and address so that the customer can easily communicate with you. You can also add a query form to let your buyers ask their questions to you.
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6 Smart Tricks for Cooking in a Small Kitchen May 22, 2016

A successful small kitchen needs an efficient layout, smart cabinetry, and plentiful storage. Tiny kitchens are the norm in dense urban areas. There are so many ways in which you can make your small kitchen a worthy place.

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1. For storage purposes, you can put your baking sheets, cooling racks, some ingredients in the oven itself so as to use the space in the oven when it’s not in use but trick is that don’t forget to take them out before you switch on the oven.

2. One should install all the possible hooks wherever possible. This helps in hanging strainers and oven mitts. It doesn’t only make the items handy to grab, but it also contributes to getting around the problem of lack of drawers. You can hang the towel near the sink.

3. There is always a chance for creating one’s pantry. You can buy a old wooden wardrobe and store all the dried goods such as pasta, beans, grains baking items, tea, coffee, etc. in it; this can prove to be very helpful.

In case you need more storage, you can buy one. Getting creative about storage doesn’t only means about the pantry. Give a thought about extra storage for all your gears in the kitchen. A metro rack is possible in a small kitchen and can be helpful to hold electrical appliances like a food processor, stand mixer, blender, and hot water pot.

4. Store as per preference: Materials you use regularly should be organized by how and more likely when you use them. For example, if you use spices or vinegar or maybe oils together, you can save them in a place where it’s not time-consuming of difficult to find where it’s kept. And store all the plates, mugs and glasses within easy reach of your dishwasher so that you can unload and load them quickly.

You should prefer to store the pots and pans up high as there is some free space between the top of the cabinet and ceiling. You can easily save them as they are used less and you can ease the space they acquire by putting the big pots up. You can take them off whenever you need them.

And store all the plates, mugs and glasses within easy reach of your dishwasher so that you can unload and load them quickly. You should prefer to store the pots and pans up high as there is some free space between the top of the cabinet and ceiling. You can easily save them as they are used less and you can ease the space they acquire by putting the big pots up. You can take them off whenever you need them.

You can easily store them as they are used less and you can ease the space they acquire by putting the big pots up. You can take them off whenever you need them.

5. Side by side cleaning: One of the most important tricks for a small kitchen is to clean as you go. Learn and make it a habit to clean the kitchen after you use.

It is advisable to clean so that you don’t lose anything and doesn’t break any dish, pot, or pan. Or they might even fall and hit you. I would recommend you to get the best kitchen faucet under $300 for your small kitchen. It can be quite an expense, but it pays for itself over time.

It is advisable to clean so that you don’t lose anything and doesn’t break any dish, pot, or pan. Or they might even fall and hit you. 

6. Hide dirty dishes : Clean up the kitchen if you think it’s not fine to work in that place. A clever way to hide your dirty dishes in times of big dinner parties is to put them in your bathtub so as it to prevent piling up.

Pull the curtains to hide and no one will ever think of looking there, and you can easily wash them later. The kitchen can be made innovative if you plan how to make it. It’s your place, make it convenient. All the best!

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