Childproof Kitchen?

One of the topics we feel is important to talk about is how dangerous kitchens can be when you have children playing around. Considering  children walk on a ground level you will need to store away toxic cleaning products, garbage bins and any sharp items that can cause harm.

Here we put together a few tips on how to turn your kitchen childproof.

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Your hob can be extremely dangerous when children try to reach the hot surface, although the hob tends to be higher than children can reach, it’s always a risk leaving it unprotected.

If you have an electrical hob try getting into the habit of using the back hot plates instead of the front ones. Most of the electric hobs nowadays have a lock button that needs to be pressed before switching off the hot plates, making it safer.

However, if you have a gas stove you will need to be more careful with the stove knobs. The most secure way to keep your children away from accidents is to remove the stove knobs as soon as you finish cooking as most of the stove knobs are easily removable coming straight off when pulled. If you want to be extra safe or you don’t like the idea of having knobs laying around the kitchen risking losing them, you can opt by getting stove knob covers. This is especially useful when the stove knobs are by the front of the appliance instead of beside the hot plates.

 

 

Childproofed Dishwasher and Microwave:

Children love playing with microwaves, buttons that beep and a plate that spins around, it seems like it is one of their favourite toys.

To avoid your children opening up your microwave and dishwasher in mid-cycle and having to double wash your crockery you can obtain childproof straps.

Childproof straps are particularly useful around the kitchen, the adhesive bottom can get a good grip to your cabinets and almost any type of appliance .

Also keep in mind that having child locks spread around your kitchen don’t necessary mean it’s completely safe to leave your child unsupervised in the kitchen.

Having guests over can also mean they forget to lock the straps back in.

The best way to keep your kitchen as childproofed as possible is to get into the habit of:

  • Keep cleaning products and garbage bins out of reach. Store them in an upper cabinet.
  • On your dishwasher place your knives downwards. In case your child does manage to open the dishwasher or while loading it avoids them grasping the sharp end or being poked.
  • Don’t keep items over the edge of cabinets or worktops as they can be pulled and fall over.
  • Keep the kitchen floor swept and clean. If you have pieces of food laying around the floor your child might put it on the month.
  • Store potentially dangerous items such as cutlery and sharp utensils on an out-of-reach drawer or cabinet.
Idea:
A way of keeping children from getting themselves into danger is to keep them occupied with something else. If you buy animal magnets and stick them to the bottom of your fridge your child just might get entertained with them while you do the cooking.
Children cooking activities is also a good way of keeping them engaged and out of trouble.
Remember that there are 1001 childproof solutions out on the market to make you lock, buffer and cover all the potential dangers in your kitchen.
As much as you want to protect your children from getting harmed the solution is not on childproofing every single appliance(as this can also become extremely annoying for adults).
Stick with only a few latches and try putting the tips above into practice. If you know you’ve stored away all the child harming products then your mind will be at ease.

 

 

How to keep your kitchen organised

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We all struggle to keep our kitchens tidy and neat…

With all the rushing around on weekdays we see ourselves obligated to tidy up the kitchen cabinets on the weekends.

Here are some easy tips for an orderly kitchen!

Tip #1  Group your items

Start by Emptying all your cabinets and drawers and deciding which products you use more frequently, then group them together in  quick-access deep drawers or cupboards.

Tip #2 Hang cooking utensils vertically 

Instead of having all your utensils rammed into a drawer try hanging them on the vertical by hanging a rack on the countertop. This way not only you can find utensils quicker you free up an extra drawer.

Tip #3 Make usage of containers 

Containers are an excellent way to organise your cabinets, by storing your items into different sized containers you can avoid having loads of different packagings laying around your kitchen and it will also give a stylish look to your kitchen.

When transferring your products into containers or perhaps mason jars don’t forget to label them. Labelling will save you loads of time looking for ingredients in your cabinets or pantry.

 

Organise your cabinet by product type

 

Tip #4 Try to keep lids and containers together 

Reserve one of the drawers to store all the containers and respective lids. Nothing is more frustrated that not finding the lid to the right container.

Tip #5 Keep products with the closest expiring date on the front!

What we all tend to do is buy new products and when storing them pushing the others down to the back of the cabinet, well that’s not a particularly good idea! Then when we realise all the other products gone past the expiring date… always try to keep the oldest products on the front and store the new ones behind.

                            Clever Idea!!

Hang corkboards on the inside of your cabinet door to take advantage of every bit of space.

You can hand a corkboard on the inside of your cabinets so they don’t look as bare and use it to pin recipes, notes or even your shopping list!

We hope you found this post interesting, for more articles like this visit our Facebook and remember at Premier Electrics we offer the best kitchen appliances.

Discover Miele’s Robotic vacuum cleaner

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As the technology develops more often now we see self-driving, autonomous products. Robotic vacuum cleaners have particularly been popular over the time and their demand is expected to grow at a CAGR of %15.3 by 2020.

These autonomous vacuum cleaners are growing in popularity as it reduces household cleaning time. With rechargeable batteries and long lasting hours of performance they are becoming extremely sophisticated.

Miele has launched their very first own robot vacuum cleaner back in 2014,Scout RX1. The brand offers the same features as it competitors but with a more extended battery life and sensors that map where it has to clean.

Between the features, Scout XR1 has a smart Navigation system which allows it to clean in parallel lines throughout the room, an extended battery life that lasts up to 120 minutes at a time without needing to be recharged.

Miele also took time investing in a furniture protected system and a smart corner cleaning setting so obstacles can be avoided and prevents it from getting stuck in furniture and walls. Scout RX1 is able to recognise objects in the path and clean the surroundings.

The corner mode allows Scout RX1 to reach edges and difficult corners where the dust tends to build up.

You can check Miele’s product features here and tell us what do you think about this vacuum cleaner.

 

 

 

 

Get your kitchen summer ready

The kitchen is the life and soul of the party and with our unreliable, British weather moving barbecues inside, your kitchen has to be ready for what summer throws at you. To get you prepared we have a few pointers you could use.

Seating area
The seating area is key to a get together. There is nothing worse when your guests can’t all sit down. There are alternative ways that you can incorporate seating, for example, you could add in a booth type seating area in a corner of your kitchen. These can give you space for up to 6 to 8 guests. As well as this, you could make a small seating area across one wall are bring your dining table to it.

Alternatively, you could buy some kitchen stools or chairs that you can use simply for guests. These chairs or stools don’t have to be expensive and you could easily find some in IKEA for a great price. For example, the chair in the image below is £5. gunde-folding-chair-white__0444896_PE595348_S4

Essentials
You will need enough cutlery, bowls, plates, cups and glasses as running out of one of these can be embarrassing. I mean do you really want to offer Sarah the Disney cup because you ran out? No. Therefore, before guests arrive make sure all essentials are washed up and dried ready. Do a count before hand to check if you need to get some extras. Supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda supply cheap essentials that you can go and grab. An even easier idea would be to get some paper plates so that you don’t have to put any plates in to the dishwasher or wash them up.

Appliances
You will need to ensure your appliances are ready for summer such as your refrigerator, hob and oven. With your refrigerator, the most common problem that they have is that due to the ambient weather and where the door is opened a lot, the hot air gets in and makes it work harder. A bit of advice is to turn up the temperature 2 notches to ensure your fridge is keeping cold. If your refrigerator is a bit too small for entertaining we have a range of refrigerators that you can choose from. When it comes to your hob and oven it’s all about size. If your hob and oven are too small you will struggle to serve the food on time.

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Discover Miele TwinDos Detergent

What is TwinDos Detergent? Miele have invented the best liquid detergent system that can be used at push of a button. TwinDos is automatically dispensed and offers two options: first one being, you use Miele’s 2 Phase System. This ensures maximum efficiency and dispenses the UltraPhase 1 and UltraPhase 2 at the appropriate time during the wash cycle. TwinDos

The TwinDos feature (if selected) will dispense accurate amounts of each detergent to your wash load to guarantee you get perfect wash results. Not only that, but it can save up to 30% on detergent use rather than overdosing by hand.

Alternatively, the UltraPhase detergents are not compulsory as the TwinDos system can dispense regular detergents automatically and precisely. The Miele traditonal detergent compartment is still located in the top left for those who prefer to use powdered detergent.

Why is UltraPhase so effective? Find out why in the video below.

TwinDos promotion – If you have a TwinDos machine you can claim for a years worth of free ultra phase detergents. For more information on this promotion click here.

TwinDos machines: WMG120, WKG120, WMH120WPS & WMH121WPS, WKH120WPS & WKH121WPS, WMR560WPS & WMR561WPS, WKR570WPS & WKR571WPS, WKR770WPS & WKR771WPS, WMV960WPS

How A Connected Home Will Reshape Your Routine

Bosch Home have recently developed ‘Home Connect’ which allows all of your Bosch household appliances to be controlled through your phone or tablet. This includes fridges, washers & dryers, coffee machines, cooking and dishwashers. All you need to do is have Wi-Fi, a phone or tablet and the Bosch Connected App which can be downloaded free from the App store and the Google Play Store.

The beauty of being able to control your appliances is that you can do it 24/7 which is perfect for everyday life. Bosch Home Connect is tailored to your every need and want. For example, at the press of a button you can find out about coffee growing, roasting methods and the most important types. It will also give you lots of great recipes and tell you why coffee tastes so great. Another great thing about the app, is that you can see when your fridge or freezer door hasn’t been closed properly which means you can tell anyone at home to close it or whoever will be home first to. The app also gives you food and storage tips so if you are ever unsure of something, you will most likely find out what to do through the handy app.

As well as this, through the Bosch Home Connect app you can have your appliances serviced by calling the Home Connect Hotline and they can remotely check the appliance and then decide what parts are needed resolving the issue much quicker.

The Ultimate DIY Oven Cleaner

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Cleaning your oven is undoubtedly the worst household chore. To help make this chore a little less dreadful for you, I am going to tell you about the best oven cleaner around. Baking Soda and vinegar are the two main ingredients involved in the DIY method. These will combat grease and dirt found in your oven. After not getting great results from on the shelf products I had no choice but to try this, and it worked!

Method:

  1. Set aside all trays and racks.
  2. In a small bowl you are going to create a paste. Start this by mixing a 1/2 cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water. Roughly around 3 or 4 just until you get a thick enough consistency.
  3. Next, spread the paste all over the interior surfaces of your oven, you must steer clear of the heating elements. Gloves are often essential for this job so you can get into the nooks and crannies. Try to coat the whole of the oven especially in the greasiest areas.
  4. Let the baking soda mixture to rest overnight or for a minimum of 12 hours.
  5. Meanwhile, you can clean your oven racks.
  6. 12 hours later, take a damp cloth and wipe out the dried baking soda paste. Use a plastic or silicone spatula if you need help scraping off the paste.
  7. Put a little vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz where you can see baking soda residue. The vinegar is used because it reacts with the baking soda and it will gently foam.
  8. One last wipe down, using your damp cloth wipe the remaining foamy mixture. You may want to repeat until all the baking soda residue is gone. Add more water or vinegar to your cloth as needed while wiping to really get the oven clean and shiny.
  9. Place oven racks back and you are finished!