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Home Living : July 27th 2010
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, July 27, 2010 HOMELIVING Learn from experts » ADVERTISING FEATURE One of world's leading brands in kitchen appliances has introduced an innovative, fail-proof means of choosing the perfect oven, cooktop, microwave or coffee machine. Smeg is conducting cooking classes in its Sydney showroom where those looking for a new kitchen appliance can watch the Smeg appliances in operation, taste the results and learn a lot of invaluable information. Smeg professional chef Anne Love cooks and serves about five courses, demonstrating the many unique features of the Smeg induction and gas cooktops, multifunction ovens, steam oven and compact microwave/ convection ovens. Attendees (maximum of eight) sit in front of the action and watch, ask questions and sample along the way. Seated at a long viewing table, with starched tablecloth and sleek cutlery, the attendees are served dishes by a well-versed member of the Smeg team. There are many surprises along the way: Perfect risotto can be cooked in the steam oven in just eight minutes; The light, fluffy pilaf is cooked on the low, perfectly controlled heat zone of the induction cooktop in 12 minutes; and A lime and coconut cheesecake takes 15 minutes in the steam oven. Classes are held at the Banksmeadow/ Botany showroom several times a week and are free. Menus change regularly. Details: smegappliances.com.au to book. Click on Cooking with Smeg and go to Cooking Classes. Urban Graze in Kellyville also conducts the Smeg cooking classes. Detals: urbangraze.com.au Heat is on for style » ADVERTISING FEATURE Turn up the heat on your outdoor room with a bit of style this season. As the trend continues to grow to create a ''fifth room'' outside -- an extension of the home, rather than just an outdoor space -- Mitre 10 national category manager for outdoor living, Jacki Kersting, explains how Australians are now paying more attention to style and design as opposed to pure functionality for their outdoor rooms. ''There has been an increase in outdoor heating options over the past few years as Australians look for more stylish and diverse heaters to match their outdoor space,'' Ms Kersting said. ''New designs including the volcano patio heater and the chiminea clay heater have been introduced as more stylish alternatives, and to act as a fantastic centre-piece in any outdoor room -- especially once they are lit. ''Traditional heaters have been overtaken by the gas bottle patio heaters as they are more compact, cleaner and easier to use. The tall, thin design of these heaters has also made them popular options for use in court- yards, balconies and other small spaces as they can be easily packed up or covered at the end of the season." A few tips from Ms Kersting about selecting an outdoor heater Choose a heater that best fits your outdoor room space. If you are after constant heat, try the patio pole heaters. If it's design and style you are looking for, go for a chiminea -- they are also best for cooking; Consider what fuel/power you want to use with your heater. Gas heaters obviously require a gas cylinder, while chimineas require particular fuels like briquette or red gum, so they need a little more maintenance; and Consider the size of the area you are trying to heat. Straight pole heaters are great for small spots but chimineas are best in larger areas. wardrobe specialists Guaranteed to beat any price Life time guarantee. Call now for a FREE measure & quote. We service all areas Eftpos available 2066725i hls wk3 9725 2266 f. 9725 2166 e. email@example.com Unit 4/94 Hassall St, Wetherill Park from $389 SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C WINTER SPECIALS SAVEUP TO$600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS SAVEUP TO$300 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 2172834i hlf wk42 shutters curtains blinds Free in home consultation or visit our showroom at 48 Windsor Road, Kellyville 9629 9445 www.stylehouse.net.au 2152417i hlf wk35 shutters • roman blinds • holland blinds • motorisation • sunscreens venetians • home theatre rooms • panel glides • curtains • poles/tracks Local AWARD WINNING one stop window covering shop SALE NOW ON Internal Shutters · Motorised Blinds · Blockout Blinds · Roman Blinds · Sunscreen Blinds and more... WIDEST RANGE AVAILABLE · INTERNAL & EXTERNAL TIMBER & ALUMINIUM Blinds &Shutters Give your windows and doors a new look. We will come to your home and work with you to find the best solution and design to meet your needs. Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9624 7767. Visit our website www.boomerangblinds.com.au SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit E18/2A Victoria Ave CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN 2095242i hlnw wk45 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD
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