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New kitchen - bah...get a Vitamix instead!!!

posted by: Mgoblue85 on 04.14.2013 at 01:02 pm in Kitchens Forum

Ok, I'm kidding, of course, BUT I decided to buy one pre-remodel versus the post-remodel as I intended. All I can say is WOW!!! I think this single small appliance will forever change my life. Hot soup in less that 5 minutes (I love soup)...fresh fruit and veggie smoothies (healthy and tasty)...awesome slushy adult beverages (can't be healthy all the time, although with the fruit added, maybe so)...fresh peanut butter (with no added ingredients - just nuts, what a concept)...granola, marinades, dressings...the list goes on and on. So, if anyone is debating whether or not to take the plunge, debate no longer!

On a side note, I will be requesting help on my layout soon, my vision for design is mediocre at best, unless...I find the button on the Vitamix for instant kitchen remodel - I'm sure it's there somewhere!!!

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clipped on: 04.15.2013 at 04:40 am    last updated on: 04.15.2013 at 04:40 am

White Marble Countertops

posted by: brittamay on 02.25.2008 at 09:58 pm in Kitchens Forum

I realize the "white" countertop issue has probably been discussed to death, but I really like the look of white countertops on painted light green cabinets. My current kitchen (which is only 1 year old) has black (actually Nordic Green) granite on antique white cabinets, but I'm looking for a change in the house we are building.

Anyone want to talk me into or out of the white? Should it be honed or polished?

Anyone have something more creamy, but still white, like French Vanilla?

Help!

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Sealing marble
clipped on: 10.09.2012 at 04:53 am    last updated on: 10.09.2012 at 04:53 am

Dark Numerar Countertop from IKEA

posted by: reshal on 08.10.2009 at 10:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here are photos of one of a Numerar countertop we bought at Ikea. I stained it with the same stain as my floors and finished it with Waterlox satin. Grand total approx. $215 for wood and Waterlox. This is to the left of my refrigerator, I did another one with a sink for the right of my fridge. Just thought someone out there in GW land might be thinking how a dark stain would look on the inexpensive IKEA wood beech countertop...

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clipped on: 08.25.2012 at 01:31 pm    last updated on: 08.25.2012 at 01:31 pm

RE: Stainless Steel Cleaner (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: julie94062 on 08.18.2012 at 12:09 am in Kitchens Forum

I found this a couple of winters ago while wiping down the kitchen for germs during cold season:
Lysol wipes, followed by a microfiber cloth. Totally amazing. Cuts through the oils of finger prints. Works great on my KitchenAid fridge. You don't even have to go with the grain. Also works to get the residue off from the stainless cleaners you've used but which didn't quite work :-)

Also use it on my cooktop, dishwasher, and wall ovens. Love it.

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clipped on: 08.18.2012 at 06:47 am    last updated on: 08.18.2012 at 06:47 am

RE: Stainless Steel Cleaner (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: technicolor on 08.17.2012 at 11:52 am in Kitchens Forum

I clean first with soap and water, clear water and then dry off. Then use Pledge on it. No streaks and gives a buff to keep finger prints, dirt, etc. off. Doing this for years.

For the stainless steel sink, yes for Bar Keepers. If you want to get rid of scratches, use fine wet sandpaper which is used by auto painters to finish. It takes the scratches away and leaves a beautiful new finish, does not really sand down, more of a cleaning and shine. Very easy to use, buy it at any hardware store.

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