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Home Living : June 26th 2012
COOKING FOR ALL BUDDING CHEFS JOIN MIX MORE TRY LUCK IN THE KITCHEN Janita Singh Kuhn Rikon's new Kinder Kitchen range features colourful utensils, including icing pens and cake decorating sets. REALITY cooking shows such as Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules are prompting more men to enter the mix in the kitchen. And the ''foodie kids phenom- enon'' is also being attributed to successful television cooking shows. Consequently, there has been a nationwide rush on child- sized and child-friendly kitchen utensils to encourage children in the kitchen. Similarly, designers are targeting men with more mas- culine kitchen appliances. Appliance company Smeg Aust- ralia says men have no problem taking charge in the kitchen, and therefore take a more active role in the selection of appliances. Smeg national marketing man- ager Jimmy Kalotheos says men have a preference for the semi- industrial style upright cookers as well as many of the labour-saving features now available in more sophisticated appliances. ''Our research has shown that men are favouring larger upright cookers with about six burners and a large capacity oven, prefer- ably with a rotisserie function,'' Mr Kalotheos said. ''The other factor men tend to insist on is the pyrolysis tech- nology whereby the interior of the oven is virtually self-cleaning.'' Switzerland's Kuhn Rikon has developed a child-specific range of kitchen accessories. Kinder Kitchen is a range of colourfully quirky utensils, including an icing pen and cookie and cake decorat- ing sets. The Bird's Eye Open Spoon, shaped like a long-necked bird, features a ''beak'' that acts as a bowl scraper while the ''eye'' makes mixing easier. Duck Snippers look like a duck's beak and will cut vegetables but not fingers, while the Crocodile Jaw Tongs will pick up hot food. Meanwhile, cookie and sand- wich cutters are shaped as stars, hearts and flowers. STYLE WHAT YOUR FRONT DOOR SAYS ABOUT YOU COLOUR MEANINGS Black: elegance, power, strength Red: passion, bravery, honesty Orange: adventure, happiness Blue: charm, calmness, wisdom Purple: daring, wealth Olive: conventional, style White: simplicity, classical, liberty THE front door is the first im- pression of your home and is easy to makeover. To make your front door the focal point, you can choose bold state- ment colours or use decorative el- ements such as pots to comp- lement whites, natural tones or even black. Choose a high- gloss finish. A popular paint colour is grey. For a simple but elegant result, team greys with a splash of white or brighter accent colours. Inspirations colour con- sultant Lisa Christie says grey and white palettes provide the ideal backdrop for rustic pieces, timber features and quirky object art. ''The combination of grey or white with timber or stone is beautiful and somewhat timeless, but relies heavily on interesting finishing touches and colourful elements in soft furnishings to provide a cosy appeal,''' she said. Timber features soften the look. • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee Shop 1 14 Cammeray Road, Cammeray Showroom Open 6 Days www.designarobe.com.au BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 9908 5503 2220426 26/6 WARDROBES VISIT OUR NEW SHOWROOM opposite Greengate Hotel Killara Phone 9880 2885 Display 684 Pacific Hwy, Killara 2071 | www.totalbathrooms.com.au 2232939 20/09 supershades.com.au 9938 4377 Showroom 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale firstname.lastname@example.org Upgrade forFREE to a 63mm slat of our Ecowood range Roller & Roman Blinds Up to 25% off Curtains - Up to 30% off Winter Super Sale Conditions Apply. Discounts apply to selective ranges only. While Stocks Last. Add some Accent value to your home SALE End of Financial Year 131913 For full terms & conditions visit the Accent website *Discount applies to our popular Woodbury range only Conditions Apply. Discounts apply to selected ranges only. While Stocks Last. Get 20%off Up to 30%off Up to 30%off Up to 10%off Curtains Design Shades Shutters* Roman & Roller Blinds Specialists in the supply and installation of aluminium windows and doors Call today for your free measure and quote PHONE 9623 5611 Email email@example.com www.betaview.com.au 2033895 14/2
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