A slice of pie, be it savoury or sweet, is one of the first things you’ll think of when you want comfort and food together. Thinking about buttery crust melded with warm filling just makes my mouth water. A whole pie fresh out of the oven is undeniably enticing. Its mini version, like this tuna hand pie, is equally delectable.(more…)
Most home bakers consider sourdough bread from scratch as the ultimate test. Baking this delicious and chewy creation, however, is a challenge that you can easily overcome with practice, patience, and a few helpful tips. Sourdough bread maker Angelique Crystal happily shares her top 10 tips to make your first sourdough loaf a winning success.(more…)
Every cook, pro or not, needs a knife that serves as an extension of their arm. But with so many options in the market, how do you choose the right knife for your cooking style? In this special blog post, we talk about five Yaxell knife ranges, a premium Japanese brand exclusive to Kitchen Warehouse, to help you find which knife best suits you.(more…)
One way of keeping your knives in good condition is to know how to use a whetstone. With proper sharpening techniques plus a bit of practice, you can extend the quality of your knives, save money, and work more efficiently in the kitchen.
A whetstone typically has two sides. The coarse grit removes blade roughness while the fine grit lets you maintain a polished knife edge. Follow these simple steps to bring your knives back to peak sharpness.
Step 1: Soak your whetstone in water
Submerge your whetstone in water for 5 to 10 minutes and continue to apply water while sharpening. The water combines with the small particles released from the stone to form an abrasive substance, allowing sharpening to take place.
Step 2: Pre-sharpen the knife
With the coarse side up, move the knife blade back and forth against the stone at an angle of 10 to 15 degrees. You may use a guide rail so you can sharpen at the same angle every time. This is a handy tool to have while you are still learning how to use a whetstone. Apply light or moderate pressure as you slide the knife away from you. This step is the pre-sharpening stage and removes roughness. Repeat this step on the knife’s opposite side.
Step 3: Polish the knife edges
Switch to the fine grit of the whetstone to sharpen and polish the edges of your knife. Repeat several times, making sure that you maintain the same sharpening angle.
Step 4: Wash the knife after sharpening
Rinse off the stone and your knife to remove any debris. Dry and put away your sharpened knife in a safe place until you are ready to do some prep work. You may also want to read this article to learn more tips on how to care for your knives and keep them in tip-top shape.
The secret to the best cheese fondue is consistency. While melting different cheeses seems straightforward, there are many things that could go wrong. For one, when overcooked, cheese turns stringy. So how do you know if you’re on the right track? Let this guide help you make a foolproof Swiss cheese fondue at home.(more…)
Is your kitchen pantry in dire need of a makeover? Let these pantry organisation tips from Felicity Meredith, fondly known as Fliss, come to your rescue. A product stylist from Perth and a lover of interiors and organising, Fliss recently shared her very own pantry makeover featuring Kitchen Warehouse’s Kitchen Pro Denny Canisters through her blog. Read on Fliss’ suggestions on pantry organising and let her insights help you conquer the clutter.
You don’t have to spend too much time and money to organise your home. Sometimes, you just need some clever thinking and a few old household items that need repurposing. Try our simple tricks to revive your old, unused, or redundant items while decluttering and organising your home. (more…)