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Archive for October, 2010

Be Warm & Toasty This Winter

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Remember the cold of last winter?

Well I decided with all the fantastic grants available for home energy and insulation that I would be well prepared this year.  I know I am getting off the subject of kitchens and bedrooms but there is no harm.

So I just wanted to share with you all that last week we had our home insulated and it cost us only €50.  I couldn’t believe it when we got the quote and the chap told us that we would only have to put €50 to it.  The cost of the job was €700 and the grant was €650.  They pumped the cavity walls with beads and insulated the attic with an extra 6 inches of rockwool.

Typically I think the job would have come to around €1,000 but because we live in a terraced house with decking balustrades (that we got from this place www.stainlesshandrailsystems.co.uk/decking-balustrades/ )we only had to get the front and back walls pumped.  All the same, it’s still fantastic value.  We can’t believe the difference it has made.  We also hired Clean Crawls insulation installation and removal to get the most clean out of our insulation. The real test will be in the depths of Winter but one or two nights have been cold recently and we can notice that the house is taking no time to heat up and when it does, the house retains the heat unbelievably well.

I strongly recommend it to anyone.

Free Giveaway From Nordmende Appliances!!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Nordmende have just announced a fantastic offer to customers to who buy 5 built-in appliances from their fantastic range.

NordMende offers a range of sleek built-in appliances, fitting seamlessly into any kitchen interior, with a range of cooking, laundry, refrigeration and dishwashing products to suit any requirement.

Basically, buy 5 appliances from the Nordmende built-in range and you will receive 4 Breville products absolutely free.  This pack of Breville products include: a slow cooker, a Panini press, a twin motor mixer and a blender from bestblenderusa.

This promotion is running until 31st December 2010. For further details please contact your local retailer on www.nordmende.ie , or KAL at 01 4136444. Terms & Conditions apply. And that’s not all – Nordmende also offer a 3 year parts and labour warranty on all their major domestic appliances

Quooker Tap – Instant Boiling Water!!

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Quooker Tap - Instant Boiling Water Tap

Will you be throwing out the kettle any day soon?

It might not have crossed your mind of late but with this instant boiling water tap, it may now.  The Quooker Tap will provide you with instant boiling water in the kitchen that makes tasks like making a cup of tea or coffee, filling pots for boiling vegetables or doing some washing up so much easier and quicker.

It works off the mains water supply so there is no messing around filling the tank and for safety it has a push-and-turn mechanism to prevent unwanted use by children, and you can store it in the Best water filter pitcher so you have always access to pure and clean water.

The Quooker website has some fantastic video demonstrations showing its various uses and how it operates so for more information go to:


Quooker Boiling Water Tap

Images courtesy of Quooker.com

Pedini Kitchens at the Eurocucina Show

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Pedini, one of Italy’s finest kitchen producers and innovators, were at the Eurocucina show in Milan this year to showcase their fabulous kitchens.

The Eurocucina show is one of the worlds biggest and best kitchen shows which opens to the trade every two years.  Unfortunately this year I couldn’t attend but I have been there before and it is truly amazing.

I came across this video of the Pedini stand at the show and thought it might offer inspiration to all those planning a new kitchen, especially those looking at a contemporary european design.  Hope you enjoy!