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People with pots in drawers, how to do you store the lids? Pics?

posted by: nomorebluekitchen on 01.04.2009 at 09:08 pm in Kitchens Forum

I love my pot drawers but I haven't come up with a great way to store the lids. Mine can't stand completely upright, so I'm especially interested in lid storage where the lids can be at an angle.

Share pictures and product information if you have it.

Thanks,

Anita

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RE: Anyone with the Black Cambria Leather (Antique) granite? (Follow-Up #22)

posted by: hest88 on 01.12.2008 at 03:48 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's a close-up of our Cambrian Black antique (at the seam). Echoing the love, as well. From a distance it has a lovely matte black appearance (we were one of those who would have gone for soapstone but wanted something harder and that we wouldn't have to oil), and close up it has a nice bumpy feel and a more mottled look.
Granite closeup

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RE: Anyone with the Black Cambria Leather (Antique) granite? (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: brosamj on 01.11.2008 at 12:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

We have the cambrian black antiqued and we have loved it. Surface is durable, little to no fingerprints and easy to maintain. Here is a picture of it and hopefully you can see some of the texture:

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RE: What's the best stainless steel cleaner? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: lascatx on 01.23.2008 at 10:49 am in Appliances Forum

The only SS in my kitchen I have had any issues with cleaning has been my refrigerator (mine's Thermador). I don't know if it was because I used something different that then installers did or if it's just the nature of that finish.

Whatever it is -- I discovered my solution by accident. I had a sample of stainless polish. I have no idea where it was hiding since the reno but recently discovered it. I decide to try it on my ccoktop and hood, but it was very fluid instead of the thicker polish I was expecting and I poured half the sample bottle onto my cloth. It was way more than I could use there, so I went over to the fridge and gave it a try. It not only cleaned the front easier than anything, no streaks, but the clean has lasted longer than anything else I've tried. They say you can use it on wood, leather, plexiglass, Corian, Formica and other surfaces as well as stainless.

The stuff is Signature Polish and it is made for Subzero and Wolf. You have to order it from them (I searched and searched to try to find it), and the minimum order is 2 bottles at about $16 each. Their toll free number is 877-376-5474.

I can't vouch for it on other surfaces yet, but I'm thrilled to have someting easier to use on my hunk o' fridge. It has been two weeks since I last did the fridge and all I have done is wipe some sticky off the handles. It looks as good as it did freshly polished. Oh yes, and my dog doesn't lick it off the door(rendering the whole cleaning job useless) like she did the next best product I had used. LOL

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RE: What's the best stainless steel cleaner? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: whenzuc on 01.22.2008 at 09:34 pm in Appliances Forum

There is an article in House Beautiful from a couple of months ago that addresses the maintainance of stainless steel. The article recommends a wax based aerosol spray called Stainless Steel cleaner/Polish from a company called Ball (Drillspot.com) Use it once or twice a week to keep serface clean and free from finger prints as this adds a thin layer of wax.Fingerprints can easily be wiped away. Didn't try it yet, as my kitchen has not been started yet.

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RE: What's the best stainless steel cleaner? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: lstevel on 01.25.2008 at 10:50 am in Appliances Forum

After trying many brands previously found here on other SS cleaning threads, I've found one that works well. It is Easy-Off Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish. The best features I like are ease of application (spray), streak free and no strong chemical smell. Purchased at "Smart & Final".

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RE: Good places to buy botanical prints? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: johnmari on 01.09.2008 at 10:07 pm in Home Decorating Forum

You don't need to spend the money for professional framing unless you really want to. I get custom-cut frames and mats online and assemble them myself, which is ridiculously fast and easy (they provide instructions if you need them), and it saves a LOT of money. For wood frames I really like Franken Frames, for metal and composite frames and mats I order from Graphik Dimensions. Both companies offer free sample cuts of frames and mats, which I strongly recommend you order before making your final selection.

As for the prints themselves, I've been very happy with purchases from Global Gallery. (They're having a 35%-off sale until 1/14, too.) Their prints are nice quality IMO, not "posterish".

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RE: Cleaning old wood furniture (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: cattknap on 02.03.2008 at 04:32 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I have lots of antique mahogany furniture - I posted this process several years ago on HGTV Decorating forum and lots of people have tried it and had wonderful results - there was a recent thread with pictures.

1. Wash piece with Murphy's Oil Soap, thoroughly dry

2. Use finest grit steel wool and rub in the direction
of the grain of the wood - you will be removing
old wax not the finish. Go over every inch of the
wood with fine steel wool until you feel you have
gotten the old dirty wax off.

3. Wash again with Murphy's Oil Soap & let dry.

4. This is the most amazing of the steps - Use
Howard's Restor-a-Finish in Mahogany stain on
your piece - it will transform the wood.
Follow directions on the can. It will fill in
water stains and other imperfections - the patina
of the old wood will be intact, and your piece
will just glow.

5. Use Howards Feed N' Wax as a final step following
directions on the bottle.

I guarantee you will be amazed by who well this regimen works. Make sure you don't wax your furniture more than a couple times a year - otherwise, you end up building up wax and dirt. Just dust and buff lightly with a soft, dry cloth.

Here is a picture of a really horrible old chest I bought years ago - the wood was completely dead and dull looking - it was filthy and my husband could not understand why I bought it....after following the process listed above, here is how it turned out.

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Good luck!

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