New Cooking Technologies to Promote Health Benefits

You probably wash your hands as much as you can, socially distance yourself from large gatherings at the wake of the current Covid-19 outbreak.  And one of the things we also can do to improve our odds of beating Covid-19 or any disease  is to maximize our health now.  Both exercises and food we eat can help us achieve our health goals.  And how we cook our fresh food we just got from grocery stores to guarantee the great tastes and retain most of nutrients are one of our main concerns.    So today, we are going to talk about new cooking technologies that might promote health benefits.

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Dacor Kitchen Theater Irvine Grand Opening

 

We were invited to Dacor home Theater Irvine grand opening last week.  Dacor offers high-end kitchen appliances and is the leader in stylish and innovative products including ranges, refrigerators, and wall ovens. Founded in 1965 by Stanley M. Joseph, the company had been continuously owned and operated by three generations of the Joseph family until it was sold to Samsung in August 2016.   The company’s headquarters and 325,000 square-foot manufacturing facility are based in City of Industry, California. It distributes its products throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, selling directly to over 1,300 dealer showrooms.

Irvine’s showroom is Dacor’s second Kitchen Theater. The first one is located in Chicago.

Irvine’s Kitchen Theatre is located at The Boardwalk.

 

There was a big crowd for Dacor’s IRVINE SHOWROOM GRAND OPENING.

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Dacor has collaborated with different brands in its showroom in Irvine

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Inside  Dacor’s transitional line of ref:

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Dacor has partnered  with Zip Hydrotap.

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Dacor’s famous wine station. The first automated, temperature controlled, four-bottle wine dispensing and preservation system for the home. Choose the right wine and just the right amount —a taste, half glass or full glass—with the touch of a finger. Maintains the freshness of your favorite wine selections for up to 60 days without the loss of flavor or natural aroma.

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New Dacor wine columns.

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3 independent cooling zones  allow you to simultaneously maintain temperature from 39° to 64° in the section you need: red wine, white wine and campaign.

Dacor’s fully integrated, full sized wine column easily holds up to 100 bottles of wine in three independently cooled zones, perfectly stored behind a triple layer of glass filled with argon gas to protect your wine collection from UV and IR rays. With a sleek design, the wine cellar comes panel-ready for graphite, stainless steel, or custom panels, with the option for a handle-free, push-to-open door. The column has four humidity sensors (one each per zone and one outside) to perfectly control the humidity level between 50%-80%, while Dacor’s own Precise Cooling Technology keeps temperature fluctuations within ±.3°F.  Receive notifications and real-time status of your collection through the IQ Connect WIFI system and SmartThings app.

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Dacor’s transitional line offers Dacor Color Match.

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Dacor’s top-notch design.

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The above is Dacor’s 42″ Four-Door French Door

Blends perfectly with surrounding cabinetry thanks to counter height vertical bottom freezer doors. The FreshZone Plus compartment is the most flexible way to make more freezer or refrigerator space whenever you need it. With revolutionary innovations like seamless 3DLighting, stunning stainless steel-wrapped interiors and Dual Icemakers with Cocktail Ice, Dacor brings beauty and performance to life like never before.

 

 

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So, what is your favorite color? Ours is navy blue + gold.

 

Artist Devon Walz  demonstrated  the concept of Dacor Color Match through her art.

 

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A great artwork by artist Alex Turco:

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And we did a good time.

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Happy Wednesday

 

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12 Ideas to Spice Up All-White Kitchens

Do you think white-on-white-on-white kitchens are out of date after the trend has stayed strong so many years. The answer is no. As matter of the fact, all-white kitchen style is getting evolved through years thanks to new tile designs, innovative grout products, advanced digital printing technologies, large-format porcelain slabs, design-oriented appliances, jewel-like light fixtures, adorable bar stools …etc.   today we are going to talk about  12 ways to spice up a all-white kitchen in the year of 2020.

1. Bring in wood materials to warm up a minimalism white kitchen.

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The wood-beams in this white kitchen add warmth and character to this all-white kitchen, making it so livable and grounded.
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The wood bar stools, a wood display bowel and hardwood flooring all contribute to making this all-white kitchen warm, inviting and livable.

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2. Glam up a all-white kitchen with upscale pro-appliances.

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A pro vintage French range elevate this cottage-like white kitchen with a dose of glam.

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3.  A touch of gold to add warmth and elevate a white space with a chic modern feel.

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The brushed-gold finish on this kitchen island is a star in this white kitchen and the use of natural fiber rug avoids too flashy feel.
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Subtle gold finish on the kitchen island kind of add youthful energy to this white kitchen.
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Brass hardwares on white kitchen cabinets give this all-white kitchen a contour feel.
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Brass hard-wares on all-white  cabinet create a big style in this small kitchen.

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4.  Have a  cluster of  modernized pendants spreading out in the kitchen ceiling to create a fun moment.

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A cluster of modern pendants in this all-white kitchen not only draw your eye up but also create a bistro feel. We also love this white-plate display ideas in the central island.

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KBIS 2020 Daily

KBIS 2020 officially started yesterday in Las Vegas. Here are the trends we found interesting from Instagram.

Trend 1Classic Blue is huge.

  1. Classic Blue in Appliances

 

 

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2. Classic Blue in kitchen cabinets.

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3. Classic Blue in vanities.

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Trend 2: Vintage and fashion.

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More to come and please stay tuned with us.

 

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KHK Designs Gift Guide Black Friday Deal

Hi, guys, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with family yesterday. we had a fabulous holiday celebration and  we were  kind of non-stop busy for the whole day and will post our holiday table setting very soon. By the way, today and tomorrow is Amazon’s two Black-Friday event, we just updated our Gift Guides 2019 Part II this morning, and you can click here to see the updated version. And you can click here to see our updated version for Smart Home

Here is our favorites for today’s deal from well-designed Nest candles to real Christmas tree, wreath and plants:

NEST Fragrances Classic Candle- Pumpkin Chai , 8.1 oz – NEST01PC002

Real Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree | Fraser Fir | 6ft.- 6.5ft.

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NEST Fragrances Classic Candle- Blue Garden, 8.1 oz

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NEST Fragrances Classic Candle- Hearth, 8.1 oz

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NEST Fragrances Classic Candle- Holiday , 8.1 oz (NEST01HL)

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Farm Fresh Holiday Wreath Decorated with Pine Cones and a Bow, 22 Inch

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Fresh-Cut Table Top Christmas Tree | Black Hills Spruce “Sno-Tip” | 3ft.- 4ft. W/Stand

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Fresh-Cut Table Top Christmas Tree | Black Hills Spruce | 3ft.- 4ft. W/Stand

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Jackson & Perkins Cozy Rosemary Live Tabletop Christmas Tree Herb Gift, Potted in a Festive Knot Burlap Style Bag

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Preserved Boxwood Cone Topiary Original Natural Boxwood Christmas Decor Plant(Cone Topiary, 17 inch)

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Kate Spade New York Deco Dot Black Tea Kettle

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Smeg 2-Slice Toaster-Chrome

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Fortessa Arezzo 18/10 Stainless Steel Flatware, 5 Piece Place Setting, Service for 1, Brushed Gold

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LSA International Metallic Polka Tumbler (4 Pack), 14.1 fl. oz., Assorted

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Amazon Smart Plug bundle with Mr Beams Globe G40 Bulbs (100 feet) – White

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Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Charcoal

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Save on Smart Home Black Friday Deals 2019

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Google, T3007ES, Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Gen, Smart Thermostat, Stainless Steel, Works With Alexa

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Apple Pencil

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Save 80.0% on select products from PLENTOP with promo code 80WYEUBZ, through 11/30 while supplies last.

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Save 80.0% on select products from Lovinland with promo code 80K25TZZ, through 12/2 while supplies last.

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Happy ThanksGiving and Happy Shopping

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Cool Technologies from KBIS2019 Series 1–Sous Vide cooking

It has been 2 weeks since the closing of KBIS 2019.  There are just so much information we got from the show and it does take time to digest everything.  Meanwhile, I read some articles about trends from the KBIS show. Yes, there is a sea of  info out there.  I think that may be a good approach if I just share some cool technologies and ideas  that really blew me away in a series and really go deep on each topic rather than writing kind of general for everything.

So, today , I will share one take-away— Series 1 from KBIS2019Signature Kitchen suite‘s new feature for the residential range cooking—Sous Vide. First of all,  from what I learned, this built-in Sous Vide feature might just be exclusive to Signature Kitchen suite Duo 48″ by now.  And  I am sure that other brands will catch up soon.  Second, if you are just like me, never heard Sous Vide before, don’t worry. We are going to learn this new way of cooking together here.

Ok, well, the words of Sous Vide, not surprisingly is a  French term for “under vacuum”.  Sous Vide  is a method of cooking in which food is placed in a plastic pouch or a glass jar and cooked in a water bath for longer than normal cooking times  at an accurately regulated temperature. The temperature is much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 55 to 60 °C (131 to 140 °F) for meat, higher for vegetables. The intent is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside, and to retain moisture” —quote from Wikipedia

Simply put,  sous Vide is to cook your vacummed and sealed  food in a water bath with a precisely controlled and lower than regular temperature(the lower temperature can retain nutrients better).  You might already  experience the evenly cooked and juicy steak from one of Michelin-rated restaurants and wander why ? Yes, this is the result of Sous Vide cooking —their secret weapon to guarantee that the food will NEVER be over-cooked. Of course, Sous Vide is not a new concept for commercial cooking and of course they have all sorts of gauges to make it happen.  But now, Signature Kitchen suite just introduced  this cool way of cooking to residential cooking .

So how does Signature Kitchen Suite built-in Sous vide work?

 

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There are 4 steps:

STEP 1

Fill your water bin to the recommended level and set your temperature and time to your desired doneness.

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Step 2:

Season according to the recipe and seal your food in a high-grade bag with the vacuum sealer we’ve provided as a gift-with-purchase with your product registration.

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Step 3:

Place the bag into the water bath and cook according to your desired time and temperature. Don’t worry, it’s nearly impossible to overcook food with sous vide.

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STEP 4

Remove from the bag and finish on both sides with a quick sear on a cast iron skillet on our Ultra-HighTMheat gas burners, or on your gift-with-purchase induction grill plate over the dual-zone induction burners.

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Here is the video that you can learn the importance of Sous vide:

https://www.signaturekitchensuite.com/us/our-story/sous-vide#sous-vide-steak

 

By the way, Signature Kitchen Suite won Best of KBIS – Kitchen Gold for the 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range with Built-in Sous Vide! And here is the big party they hosted on the show:

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A Kitchen Event

When we  just came back KBIS a week ago, we were really blown away by some of the innovations in the show.  After all, the kitchen is the fastest growing sections among the whole home improvement industry.  We always see some of the coolest things in kitchen from pro cooking appliances, range hoods, to refrigerators, faucets, countertop, smart technologies, lightings, etc…   Although  I am still working on the blog of KBIS 2019 (hope soon I can publish it), we were invited   to a  local trade kitchen showroom industry event several days ago, and actually were  able to see  some newer trends and technologies in the showroom that resonate what we saw from KBIS2019.   This kitchen showroom is not that big but quite modern, neat and sleek even with a luxury walk-in closet and some cool technologies.   Ladies, who doesn’t love a stylish, open and airy walk-in closet with a lot of bells and whistles?!!! And last but not the least, we had professional chefs working in the kitchen and making some yummy gourmet foods.  Here are some of our wonderful moments from this beautiful night!

 

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Fresh flowers always make guests feel so welcoming!  I just love these saturated colors! They create a cheerful mood and beautiful moments.  It is always such a good idea to have some fresh plants and flowers in kitchens.  They make everyone happy and enhance the appetites!
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Hospitality! A stylish cheese platter is always a great idea to host a party in kitchens.
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What an eye-candy!
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Floral art

 

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Here comes our pro chef!  One of the things when we cook at home is that  we can always use fresh veggies and other ingredients…

 

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Yummy and beautiful!
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The kitchen is quite modern and sleek. Yet I like how the showroom styled the food with wood trays –very organic, warm and welcoming ..

 

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Pretty and organic!

 

Here are some cool things in the kitchen area:

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Touch-to-open sliding cabinet door! How cool it is! specially when you have a tight space, this type of doors can be a great idea!
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Miele Coffee machine—How neat it is! The coffee station incorporating  a compact coffee machine in the kitchen is quite trendy in 2019.  It’s convenient and very handy.  Who wouldn’t love the coffee aroma in the earlier morning in our own kitchens?
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Here is my espresso just made from Miele coffee machine!

 

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Time for some desserts

 

 

 

 

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Yummy and pretty!

 

Well, after being through all of those  above kitchen experiences, I think everyone just cannot wait to create a pretty live-in kitchen for ourselves or host a family/friends get-tother event soon in the already-pretty kitchens.  After all, it is a life style!

Ok, let’s continue our beautiful evening by walking to the rear of the showroom.  Wow,  here is the large walk-in closet:

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Love the central island and above chandelier and of course the lovely tufted leather bench.
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What a nice touch to be able to see your jewelries on the top island surface.
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Here is the overview walk-through
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Obviously, I don’t have any problem to just chill out here for the whole day!

 

5 Under-rated Appliances You Should incorporate into Your Kitchen

If you are thinking how to make your kitchen more efficient, more supportive for healthy eating and more fun for entertaining, here are 5 underrated appliances you definitely should consider to incorporate in your kitchen project: click here for detail