West Main Kitchen https://westmainkitchen.com DIY Home Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:46:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://westmainkitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/iconic-32x32.png West Main Kitchen https://westmainkitchen.com 32 32 How to Make a Sukiyaki https://westmainkitchen.com/how-to-make-a-sukiyaki/ https://westmainkitchen.com/how-to-make-a-sukiyaki/#respond Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:46:29 +0000 http://westmainkitchen.com/?p=443 Have you ever heard of sukiyaki? This is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of meat and vegetable fondue. Sukiyaki is cooked in a pan over a stove on the dining table and consumed as the ingredients are ready. Sukiyaki is popular especially in winter and on festival days, symbolizing a gastronomic moment that brings family and friends together.

Here at this article, we show you how to make Japanese sukiyaki step by step in photos. The ingredients of sukiyaki vary depending on the region of Japan, however, this is essentially a dish of raw meat cut into thin slices (beef and/or pork), vegetables (carrots, cauliflower, chard, watercress, bean sprouts, leeks, mushrooms …), tofu, pasta, among others.

If you feel like getting to know the traditional Japanese sukiyaki recipe, check out all the details below and gather family and friends at the table to enjoy!



Steps to follow to make this recipe:

1. Prepare the sukiyaki with meat cut into very thin slices. A trick to achieve this is to place the meat in the freezer for 30 minutes and then cut the strips 2-3 mm thick, using a very sharp knife.

Tip: Another option is to buy meat for sukiyaki already cut. Where to buy meat for sukiyaki? Look in the frozen section.

How to Make a Sukiyaki
How to Make a Sukiyaki
2. Apart prepare the vegetables: peel the onions and cut into slices or wedges. Cut the leek stalk into small pieces and the tofu into cubes. Clean the mushrooms and shungiku, parsley or cilantro and drain the bamboo shoots.
How to Make a Sukiyaki
How to Make a Sukiyaki
3. Also prepare the sukiyaki broth: put the coffee, soy sauce (shoyu), hondashi, rice honey and mirin in a pan. Bring to a boil and turn off. All the sukiyaki ingredients are ready!

Tip: If the broth is too thick or tastes too strong, add a little water.

How to Make a Sukiyaki
How to Make a Sukiyaki
4. Take the pan to the table, put the oil or butter in it and wait for it to melt. Fry a few slices of meat for 1-2 minutes, place small portions of the remaining ingredients, in ‘mounds’, and cover with the broth prepared in the previous step. Leave on the fire until it boils, without stirring.

Tip: How to prepare sukiyaki? Use an electric cooker for Japanese cuisine, a special pan for sukiyaki or a pan that can be used on a stove.

How to Make a Sukiyaki
How to Make a Sukiyaki
5. Place a raw egg in each person’s bowl of sukiyaki and lightly whisk. When the vegetables are ready, everyone at the table can help themselves by taking food directly from the pan and placing it in the bowl with the egg.

Tip: As the food is consumed, add more portions cooking in the broth, without having to add more broth. Do not put all the vegetables at once, so that they do not pass the point.

How to Make a Sukiyaki
How to Make a Sukiyaki
6. As an accompaniment to sukiyaki, serve Japanese white rice (Gohan), which should be eaten on a separate plate (sukiyaki is not thrown over the rice) and miso soup. Prepare this delicious sukiyaki recipe, a traditional recipe, at home and let us know in the comments what you think. Enjoy your food!
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How to Cook a Turkey in the Oven https://westmainkitchen.com/how-to-cook-a-turkey-in-the-oven/ https://westmainkitchen.com/how-to-cook-a-turkey-in-the-oven/#respond Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:28:10 +0000 http://westmainkitchen.com/?p=418 The traditional roasted turkey prepared by Awesome Chef, in a delicious low temperature roasted marinade. Stuff and serve at your Christmas table.

How to Cook a Turkey in the Oven


  • 1 whole turkey (5 kg)
  • 2 lemons
  • 4 oranges
  • 200 coarse salt
  • 15 cloves garlic
  • Coriander
  • water
  • 150 lard
  • 75 ml white wine
  • 2.5 c. mustard soup
  • Sweet chili
  • 100 ml white brandy
  • Mint
  • 3 figs
  • 1 Rome
  • 1 orange


    1. Start by washing and cleaning the turkey. Tie it by the legs and wings with cord suitable for cooking (north thread).
    2. In a bowl, prepare the marinade by cutting the lemon and orange into thick slices. Add 2/3 of the salt, half the garlic, previously crushed, the coriander broke into three pieces and 5L of water. Mix all the ingredients and completely immerse the turkey in this marinade. Let it stand for 24 hours.
    3. The next day, add lard, white wine, remaining garlic, previously chopped, mustard, pepper and remaining salt in a bowl. Grind everything with the magic wand in order to obtain a homogeneous paste. If necessary, heat slightly.
    4. With the help of a brush, brush the turkey with this paste and set aside in the cold for another 24 hours.
    5. The next day, preheat the oven to 130º C.
    6. Place the turkey on an oven tray and bake for 2 hours. In the middle of the time rotate the turkey and refresh it with the brandy.
    7. At the end, adjust the oven temperature to 100º C and cook for another 2 hours.
    8. With the help of a thermometer, check the cooking temperature of the turkey, on the chest and thigh. This should be at 80º C. Otherwise, it should be kept in the oven at 100º C and controlled the temperature every 30 minutes. Only when the temperature is equal to or higher than 80º C at these points is the turkey ready.
    9. When it is roasted, remove the turkey from the oven and reserve the sauce.
    10. Serve garnished with mint, figs, pomegranate, and orange.


How to Cook a Turkey in the Oven

Note: The turkey must rest in the marinade for 24 hours, in its entirety. This recipe used the filling from Baixo Alentejo.
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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee https://westmainkitchen.com/how-to-make-cold-brew-coffee/ https://westmainkitchen.com/how-to-make-cold-brew-coffee/#respond Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:17:43 +0000 http://westmainkitchen.com/?p=410 Coffee is an irreplaceable habit for many Brazilians. But, on the other side of the game, there are a lot of people out there who would love to indulge in a cup of it after lunch or during those breaks from work to be able to get away from sleep. But the acidity of the drink ends up driving people with a sensitive stomach away: And there are also a lot of people who don’t get along with caffeine. And there are even more people who are always interested in new flavors 🙂

Well, if any of these is your case, we are here to help :-D! Were you curious about how to operate this miracle? So, we teach you how to prepare cold-extracted coffee!


  • 1 cup of coffee beans (80g) or 1 cup (80g) of coarse coffee powder *
  • 4 cups of water

* We weighed the 2 (grain and ground), and contrary to what we expected, the weight is exactly the same.
♥ ︎ You can use other quantities, as long as you respect the 1: 4 ratio


  • powerful blender (for grinding the grain)
  • cup, mug or glass jar with a lid (or use plastic wrap to cover)
  • strainer
  • To make Cold Brew Coffee, the contact of coffee with water is prolonged, so you will have a much more balanced taste if you have a coarser coffee powder. You can buy the coffee already ground like this (look for one for “French press”), or you can make it at home with the coffee bean.Using the powerful blender, grind the coffee beans until they become almost powder, look at how it should look:
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
  • Pour the coffee powder into the container with a lid and add the water. Mix well.
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
  • Leave everything covered for 12h at room temperature.
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
  • After 12 hours, strain the mixture – to separate once and for all what has not been mixed with water. Your less acidic coffee is ready to be served the way you like it best: hot, cold, with milk, pure, with cream … 🙂
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

The cream we used was the aquafaba whipped cream  (vegan) 🙂

Yield: 4 cups
Preparation time: 15min wait (12h)

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Chinese Beef Dumpling Soup https://westmainkitchen.com/chinese-beef-dumpling-soup/ https://westmainkitchen.com/chinese-beef-dumpling-soup/#respond Fri, 13 Dec 2019 02:30:02 +0000 http://westmainkitchen.com/?p=401 Dine Chinese-style tonight with this tasty beef dumpling soup.

Chinese Beef Dumpling Soup
Chinese Beef Dumpling Soup


The ingredient of Chinese beef dumpling soup

  1. 2 cups beef consomme
  2. 3 fresh lime leaves (optional – see tips)
  3. 1.5l water
  4. 1 bunch choy sum, trimmed, chopped
  5. 2 spring onions, thinly sliced diagonally
  6. 1 cup bean sprouts
  7. 1 long red chili, finely chopped
  8. Mint leaves, extra, to serve
  9. Coriander sprigs, extra, to serve dumplings
  10. 500g Coles 5-star beef mince
  11. 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  12. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  13. 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  14. 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  15. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  16. 48 wonton wrappers (see tips)


The instruction on how to make Chinese beef dumpling soup

  1. To make the dumplings, combine the mince, ginger, garlic, coriander, mint, and 2 tablespoons soy sauce in a large bowl. Place 1 wrapper on a clean board. Drop 1 heaped teaspoons of mince mixture in the centre of the wrapper. Brush edges with water and pinches together to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and mince mixture. Freeze half the dumplings for another meal (see Notes).
  2. Combine the consomme, lime leaves and water in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 mins to infuse. Discard lime leaves.
  3. Bring broth to the boil. Add remaining dumplings and simmer for 5 mins or until dumplings are cooked through. Stir in remaining soy sauce.
  4. Divide choy sum and onion among bowls. Ladle over broth and dumplings. Top with bean sprouts, chilli and extra coriander and mint.
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Layered Lamington Ice Cream Cake https://westmainkitchen.com/layered-lamington-ice-cream-cake/ https://westmainkitchen.com/layered-lamington-ice-cream-cake/#respond Fri, 13 Dec 2019 02:27:13 +0000 http://westmainkitchen.com/?p=397 With layers of sponge cake and raspberry ice-cream, this cake is the perfect lazy summer dessert.

Layered Lamington Ice Cream Cake
Layered Lamington Ice Cream Cake


The ingredient of Layered lamington ice-cream cake

  1. 1.5L raspberry ripple ice-cream (see notes)
  2. 460g pkt round double sponge cake, unfilled
  3. 3 tablespoons raspberry jam
  4. 200g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  5. 185ml (3/4 cup) thickened cream
  6. 35g (1/2 cup) flaked coconut


The instruction of how to make Layered lamington ice-cream cake

  1. Spoon ice-cream into a large bowl. Set aside for 15 minutes or until softened slightly but not melted. Use a large serrated knife to carefully cut each cake in half horizontally. Line the plastic container lid from the sponge packaging or a deep, round 17cm (base measurement) cake pan with plastic wrap, allowing the edges to overhang.
  2. Place 1 cake layer in the prepared pan. Top with one-third of the ice-cream, pressing down with the back of a spoon to cover a cake. Make indentations in the ice-cream. Dot with one-third of the jam. Repeat with two more layers of cake, ice-cream, and jam. Top with remaining cake. Fold plastic wrap over top. Place cake in the freezer for 4 hours or until firm.
  3. Combine the chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on Medium, in 1-minute bursts, stirring, until smooth. Set aside for 15 minutes or until cooled slightly.
  4. Carefully remove the cake from the pan and place on a serving plate. Spoon over ganache, allowing it to drip down the sides. Sprinkle with the coconut. Serve immediately.
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Sopa de Mariscos (Spanish Seafood Soup) https://westmainkitchen.com/sopa-de-mariscos-spanish-seafood-soup/ https://westmainkitchen.com/sopa-de-mariscos-spanish-seafood-soup/#respond Fri, 13 Dec 2019 02:19:31 +0000 http://westmainkitchen.com/?p=394 Ripe tomatoes add freshness and flavor to this succulent seafood soup.

Sopa de mariscos
Sopa de mariscos

The ingredient of Sopa de mariscos (Spanish seafood soup)

  1. Large pinch of saffron threads
  2. 1.5L (6 cups) fish stock
  3. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  4. 1 brown onion, halved, thinly sliced
  5. 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  6. 1 long fresh red chili, seeded, finely chopped
  7. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  8. 125ml (1/2 cup) white wine
  9. 650g ripe truss tomatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped
  10. 400g skinless firm white fish fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  11. 250g peeled green prawns, tails intact, deveined
  12. 1 (about 180g) cleaned squid tube, cut into 2cm pieces
  13. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  14. Chopped fresh continental parsley, to serve


The instruction of how to make Sopa de mariscos (Spanish seafood soup)

  1. Soak saffron in stock for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic, chili, and paprika. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add the wine and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until the liquid evaporates. Add stock mixture and tomato. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the fish, prawns, and squid. Cook for 5 minutes or until seafood is just cooked through. Stir in lemon juice. Season. Sprinkle with parsley.
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Baked Walleye Recipes https://westmainkitchen.com/baked-walleye-recipes/ https://westmainkitchen.com/baked-walleye-recipes/#respond Wed, 20 Nov 2019 03:04:13 +0000 http://westmainkitchen.com/?p=388 Walleye fishing is over for the season and you have a freezer stocked with those tasty morsels. So how are you going to cook them? Frying is smelly, time-consuming, messy and fattening. On top of that, your wife won’t be happy if you fry them in the kitchen. Grilling is out of the question for those of us living in the north where most of the walleye are caught. So what does that leave us with? Baking! Baked walleye recipes are as numerous as the fish they cook.

Baked Walleye Recipes
Baked Walleye Recipes

I can hear some of you die-hard walleye deep fryers saying no way will they be as good. I thought the same thing until my son introduced me to some excellent baked walleye.

The question is, do you go exotic with lots of breading and spices or simple with a minimum of ingredients. My choice is simple. The following is a quick and easy method of preparing baked walleye. You don’t have to be a gourmet cook or even a good cook. It is so simple that even I can do it.

Fresh walleye is the best, but fresh frozen walleye is a close second. I start with giving the walleye plenty of time to thaw completely, then I drain them well and pat dry to remove most of the water. I will list the ingredients from the preparation method.


  • Four walleye fillets
  • 6-9 tablespoons melted butter ( I usually melt a little extra for basting at the end )
  • Two lemon halves
  • 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • One third to one-half cup sliced mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Dip the fish in the melted butter
  2. Transfer to a shallow baking dish where you will squeeze on the lemon juice (both sides and to taste) and salt and pepper to taste
  3. Place onions and mushrooms on top of the fillets
  4. Spoon most of the remaining melted butter over the top leaving just a little for basting at the end (Basting at the end is optional)
  5. Insert into a preheated oven at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes
  6. Do not overcook. when the fillets flake quickly, they are done
  7. Remove from oven and serve with potatoes of choice or rice of choice. I like potatoes that have been cut into ½” or so cubes, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt, and cooked in a 400-degree oven. I usually do these in our toaster oven, starting them about 20 minutes before the fish. If I have rice, I prefer wild rice. It’s easy to make and will stay warm in the pan while you are preparing the fish. Add a fresh salad, and you have a very delicious meal
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How to Get Rid of Maggots In Kitchen https://westmainkitchen.com/how-to-get-rid-of-maggots-in-kitchen/ https://westmainkitchen.com/how-to-get-rid-of-maggots-in-kitchen/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:37:24 +0000 http://westmainkitchen.com/?p=384 Worms are a nightmare for almost everyone. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. A worm infestation can cause many problems and you have to completely remove them from your home before they spread to other areas of the house.

How to Get Rid of Maggots In Kitchen
How to Get Rid of Maggots In Kitchen

Worms are the fly larvae of the house. They thrive in dirty and unhealthy conditions and can wreak havoc on anyone you eat through non-hygienic food. When a fly lays eggs, they become larvae and hatch within 7-20 hours. When the larvae hatch, the worms emerge and start feeding on anything that comes up with things that are especially rotten and dirty. They can even attach to a person’s wounds and start feeding on meat. That’s why you often see dead animals that were not eventually eliminated from worms everywhere.

If you are researching on the Internet for a solution to your home worm problem, our complete guide below will explain what worms are, how to inspect them, how to treat them properly, and how you can avoid an infestation of worms from returning to happen.

Worms don’t come out of anywhere. They show up for a reason. The flies are attracted to some rotten material or spoiled food in your kitchen and use it as a fertile ground to put your eggs hatching to become worms. A detailed inspection will help you identify where the worms are gathering and where to concentrate your treatment.

Where to inspect

The worms are commonly found in the pantry in spoiled food, pet food, rotten fruit or products that have been placed, and if there is a trash can that is sealed or has not been disposed of.

What to look for

Worms will appear in the form of small white creatures like worms moving in food or the dirt they meet in.


Once you have confirmed the worm activity, it is time to start treatment. Before applying any of our recommended products, you must first practice IPM (Integrated Pest Management), which includes sanitation and modifications to your kitchen to discourage Worm activity.

Step 1: disinfects your kitchen

If you found worms out there, you probably already found the source of why they’re there. The decomposition of food and dirt are the main reasons you find them in the kitchen, so you need to find this source of dirt and throw it away and then perform complete sanitation and clean your kitchen. Clean your tables and counters, clean your floors, remove all the moisture sources, rework all the old food and remove the garbage. This is the most important thing of all steps because no amount of pesticide products will do the job if your kitchen is not disinfected.

Step 2: Apply Novacide

Once your kitchen is disinfected, you must deal with the worms with a synthetic pyrethroid product called Novacide. Novacide Flea & Tick Killer contains 4 different active ingredients, one of which is an insect growth regulator. Insect growth regulators disturb the life cycle of target pests, such as flies and worms. This combination will kill the worms immediately and make the flies unable to reproduce. A Novacide application leaves a residue, providing continuous control of up to 7 months.

Novacide comes in an easy-to-use spray can that allows the sprayer to border in the form of a fan. This helps to cover a large amount of surface in a short span of time. To apply, hold the can about 36 inches from the application area and spray a fine mist over its sockets. Then treat all surfaces of the ground, moving in a sweeping motion with some overlap, covering 100 square feet for ten seconds.

Step 3: Apply the Gentrol spray

Then we recommend the Gentrol spray application, which is an insect growth regulator that will sterilize flies. This will also ensure that the larvae do not reach maturity and develop in adults. Simply remove the cap and insert the tip of the straw application into the nozzle. Apply Gentrol inside your kitchen and throughout your home, using the straw tip to apply the spray to cracks and crevices, wall holes and behind appliances. Apply at a speed of 16 ounces (or one can) per 1200 square feet of the surface.

Prevent Maggots In Kitchen

As mentioned earlier, larvae only come when there are no proper hygiene standards stored in a kitchen, moreover at home or in a restaurant. This is very dangerous as a worm or two can sneak into some food and then be transported to your body once you eat it. The worms then live inside the stomach causing infections and other health problems. If you clean your kitchen regularly, then you won’t have flies or larvae lurking anywhere.

  • Clean all kitchen tables and counters.
  • Rub all floors with an antibacterial cleaner.
  • Seal all your food in tight air containers.
  • Seal your trash bags and cans correctly to make sure nothing is reproduced or enters.
  • Every week, spray an anti-bug spray at home to prevent pests from coming.
  • Have strong scented flowers placed near the windows so that flies cannot enter?
  • Throw away food that is more than 3 days old.
  • Try not to use any humidifiers if you live in a humid or humid environment.

If you follow all of these instructions mentioned, then you won’t have to worry about having larvae of flies coming to the kitchen or anywhere else in your home.

Key takeaways

  • Larvae are the larvae stage of flies and often invade kitchens when there is rotten food or decomposition of garbage around, as flies see this as perfect fertile ground for laying their eggs.
  • It is significant to carry out a thorough cleaning of your kitchen to eliminate the source of reproduction and discourage flies and larvae from arrival.
  • Apply the spray areas is Novacide and Gentrol from your home to kill larvae and flies, end the infestation.
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Soft White or Daylight Led for Kitchen https://westmainkitchen.com/soft-white-or-daylight-led-for-kitchen/ https://westmainkitchen.com/soft-white-or-daylight-led-for-kitchen/#respond Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:46:54 +0000 http://westmainkitchen.com/?p=372 Buying a light bulb can be as simple or complex as you. My roommate and I, who spend an excessive amount of money at the nearby corner store (because it is right there!), tend to suffer through the bulbs they have in stock – more often they are not smooth white 60-Watt incandescent. I realize I should be ashamed.

Soft White or Daylight Led for Kitchen
Soft White or Daylight Led for Kitchen

But in our main room or living room, where there are 4 – 5 lamps that illuminate an evil space larger than a dog house, these Hazy bulbs create a warm blanket of layered light that we love at night. In the kitchen, nevertheless, where we try to use them instead of our fluorescent ceiling accessory, they fail in the kitchen, pour, which you really need to be able to see.

What every kitchen needs, whether it’s a sharp knife or a mixing bowl, is a great light. Of course, a large window, where natural light filters are perfectly clear during the day, helps a little, but the kitchen dinner (except a few steps), is a task at night. And as much as I did like to report that you can light up an entire kitchen with vintage-inspired sepia or milky incandescent lamps, you shouldn’t.

Battery lighting specialists Plus bulbs -specifically Jori Gohsman, one of its senior managers – were kind enough to straighten me out: This is the kind of lamps are good for your kitchen, and how to get a lot of Warm vibrations while still illuminating Vertical. I won’t be offended if you jump to the end of your suggestions, but what follows is how we got there.

Color temperature

The main thing you need to know is that Kelvin is actually more important than power when it comes to selecting a lamp; This is what will tell you the color temperature of your bulb on a cool spectrum (indicated by a larger Kelvin) to heat (lower Kelvin).

Cooler bulbs are easier to see, so that’s what you want to rely on in the kitchen, while the hottest light bulbs give off that cozy, casual Vibe that makes the lounges and restaurants so welcoming. In addition to affecting visibility, the color of a light bulb can also change the dynamics of space just like any other decoration element.

Soft White or Daylight Led for Kitchen
Soft White or Daylight Led for Kitchen

These are the different options you can buy, starting with the most kitchen-friendly ones:

Daylight (5000K): With white light, almost bluish, daylight lamps are meant to “look like noon in a cloudless day” (I’m thinking that’s what my fluorescent should be). Instead of using them everywhere in a kitchen, spring for them as accents where you do food preparation or read recipes, for example. (Reading, Jori tells me, it has actually been shown to be easier daylight bulbs than any other.) As for the style, they will make pop decorations of fresh colors but mud any orange decoration.

Soft White or Daylight Led for Kitchen
Soft White or Daylight Led for Kitchen

Cool white (4100k): A large, laborious light bulb for your kitchen and bathrooms (or for any room where the décor is blue or green instead of reddish), fresh whites are crisp without feeling too much so.
And at another end of the spectrum, the best for rooms where knife work is not necessary is the hottest options:

Soft white (2700 – 3000K): This is what the classic glow emits: a delicate, yellowish, familiar light that is warmer than a fresh white lamp would come off. It will remove the reds and oranges in its decoration, so relegate them to rooms that are not too blue.
Warm white (2400k): The hottest color temperature, warm white bulbs close to the candlelight than a light bulb at all. They are all ambiance, so they do their best work in the living room, dining room, and bedroom.

Types of light bulbs

I’m sure many of you have frozen in your seats when I mentioned the traditional glowing ones, which are known not only for their warmth (2700K) but for being known pig energy (they put more heat than light, according to the National Geographic!). There are, fortunately, more energy-efficient and more lasting alternatives:

Halogens, which are ready exclusively in a relatively hot 3000K, show a true 100% color, something that a jeweler, for example, could import, and are inexpensive. But now they are considered old technology, and they will actually disappear as they warm up.

Soft White or Daylight Led for Kitchen
Soft White or Daylight Led for Kitchen

THE CTLs, which can be spiral-shaped as the one shown below, are basically mini-fluorescents, which means that they may take some time to “warm “. !) and are available in any color temperature, contain a small amount of mercury, so if you break one, the extensive cleaning required makes them less than convenient.

The LEDs, which were initially known for their highest price, have the lowest energy cost and are available in increasingly accessible and flexible technology. You can choose between directional, Semi-directions or omnidirectional styles, the latter being the most diffuse, the best for lamps and directional is the best for the projector, and almost any color temperature. Hot new LEDs ( About 2400k) would be great for a darker chandelier or lighting, and you can even find vintage-inspired Edison (2000k) versions if you hope to add an (efficient) environment to a living room.
But with so many ups and downs of each, the style of the bulb you choose is a personal (or even political) choice as much as aesthetic.

Adding the Environment

So, let’s say you’re adapting a kitchen with cool white light (via fluorescent, CFC or LED), which will give you good visibility across space. You can add some daylight lamps, through directional LEDs, perhaps, to illuminate your workstations.

But what if sometimes you want to be capable to set the mood in your kitchen?

I asked Jori if creating layers of decorative lamps, with its warm amber glow, in a space that is already equipped with fresh whites and Daylights (like a kitchen) would be a good idea. “You can get away with both,” she said, and I was encouraged!—, but I recommended instead of installing a dimmer for greater control over the brightness, or even opting for color-changing LEDs so you can control the temperature (such as the attenuates, will cool from 3,000 to 2,200 Kelvin).

So the small lamp with a soft white lightbulb in my kitchen, which emits a soothing yellow light that we just can’t see near? You can stay! Because it’s good when we are not using the kitchen as a kitchen. But as soon as I start cooking, it goes out and the overhead continues, because I like the idea of keeping all my fingers intact.

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Best Brand of Paint for Kitchen Cabinets https://westmainkitchen.com/best-brand-of-paint-for-kitchen-cabinets/ https://westmainkitchen.com/best-brand-of-paint-for-kitchen-cabinets/#respond Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:25:04 +0000 http://westmainkitchen.com/?p=366 Welcome back to our position, boys! We are here again to assist you to resolve your usual concerns related to painting tasks.

By the way: if you’re looking at our previous post on closet painting ideas with essential tools and proper paint, you may want to know:

“What kind of paint is best for kitchen cabinets? ”

Then: We did surveys on some other kitchen makeovers out there and gathered useful information to make this post.

It will show some issues around paint kitchen cabinets as well as the list of the best paint brands. Let’s find out what they are, okay?


Why do kitchen cabinets need paint?

Best Brand of Paint for Kitchen Cabinets
Best Brand of Paint for Kitchen Cabinets

Bring Them New Look

It cannot be denied: Best kitchen cabinets will give the perfect combination of not just quality and function but also an unusual style.

Thus: Painting the kitchen cabinets can remodel their dated and drab look. Also, your entire kitchen will have a new lease on life.

Save Much Money

According to Kitchen Solvers owner: If you resurfacing your kitchen cabinets instead of installing all-new ones, you may save up to 50 % of the cost. Hence: The painting will be a cost-efficient alternative method. You can improve the look of cabinets at a much lower price than that of buying full remodels.

Allow Your Creativity

Obviously: If you paint those cabinets yourself, you will even have the complete freedom to show your hobbies and creative abilities.

By the way: To make your performance become the envy of those who see it, do not forget to prepare carefully and follow essential steps to paint laminate cabinets or wood ones.

Mainly: If you are wondering: “How can I paint my kitchen cabinets without sanding?” and although there’re possible ways for that case, we still recommend you keeping that critical step.

Without a sanding step, your new paint won’t stick well or lay flat. Thus, you should keep that step to make your task better.

Best Brand of Paint for Kitchen Cabinets
Best Brand of Paint for Kitchen Cabinets


Given the cost of scaling new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, it is no wonder that owners often rotate to paint as a cost-effective alternative way to change the look of their cabinets. Not only that, painting gives you total freedom to exercise your creative potential. It is no longer linked by a certain number of cabinet finishes.

When you have room for maneuver regarding paint types in other areas of the house, cabinets need paint that is tough enough to withstand repeated touch, food and liquid splashes, and other physical impacts. Choosing the standard interior acrylic-latex for your cabinets may seem like a good idea at first, but you’ll find that you lay down on the rays and peels comfortably.

What you need is a paint that is specifically designed for cabinets or other paint that is mainly for cabinets. Here are seven brands of cabinet painting you can add on to produce a rock-hard, smooth, self-leveling surface.


Farrow & Ball Full Gloss Paint

Farrow & Ball holds a hallowed position in the world of home design trendsetters, revered for its high durability and innovative colors. Formed in England in the waning days of World War II, Farrow & Ball is products are now located in the U.S. at premium paint suppliers, as well as online.

Available in over a hundred colors, Farrow & Ball is Full Gloss paint is ideal for high impact areas such as cabinets. This eco-friendly zero VOC paint is easy to wipe off or wash, as it comes with a 95-percent gloss. Wiping down Farrow & Ball Full Gloss is like wiping down the glass, porcelain tile, or metal. By way of comparison, Farrow & Ball is flattest matte finish paint is 2-percent gloss.

Not just high gloss functional, but it is back in style. Designers are increasingly using high gloss paints on typically gloss-averse surfaces such as walls and ceilings .

This paint costs about double as even the premium paints found at your local home center. Farrow & Ball Full Gloss, while superb at creating a mirror-like super glossy cabinet surface, is apparently best used sparingly due to its high cost.

Benjamin Moore Advance Interior Satin Paint

High gloss paint is often the go-to product when it comes to cabinets. Higher glosses translate to lower surface porosity, so stains and fingerprints do not stick as quickly. But what do you do if you want a lower sheen, such as satin, for your cabinets?

Benjamin Moore is Advance Satin paint produces a silky, lustrous satin sheen, a departure from the mirror-like sheen of full gloss paints. Also available in full-gloss and semi-gloss, Benjamin Moore Advance offers a broad palette of over 3,500 colors.

Professional painters like Advance is low viscosity. This thinner product allows for faster painting, yet the paint retains structure after drying, and edges are sharp, crisp, and precise.

Advance Interior performs like an alkyd, or oil-based, paint but is a water-based paint. This allows you to clean up with warm water.

Fine Paints of Europe Eurolux Acrylic Paint

This family-owned company is products are the best-kept secret of a professional trim, door, and cabinet painters. Fine Paints of Europe are products that are not found in many brick-and-mortar stores, so online ordering is your best chance. This Vermont-based paint maker leads the way with its innovative products.

White alkyd cabinet paints tend to yellow over time. The harsh conditions found in kitchens and bathrooms do even more to promote yellowing. So, if a tough white cabinet paint is your love, Fine Paints of Europe produces the cabinet-ready Eurolux Acrylic. The company feels so secure about Eurolux Acrylic is colorfastness that it guarantees it will be non-yellowing under all circumstances. As befits a super-premium paint, Eurolux Acrylic is very costly and costs on the order of the Farrow & Ball Full Gloss.

Fine Paints of Europe is serious about painted cabinets, and it addresses the perennial problem of wood grain telegraphing through paint layers with a product called Brushing Putty. This is a high-build sanding primer that is brushed over the wood and is sanded down to conceal the grain patterns.

Valspar Cabinet Enamel Semi-Gloss Latex Interior Paint

Valspar is Cabinet Enamel is a cabinet-specific latex paint that behaves much like an oil-based paint. A hybrid, Valspar Cabinet Enamel, is a latex interior paint that is oil-enriched.

Oil is the magic ingredient in paints that have long produced streak-free surfaces. Majority oil-based paints have primarily been discontinued since 2005 due to their non-green high volatile organic content (VOC). You can still buy majority oil-based paints but only in limited, one-quart quantities. Unlike oil-based paints, Valspar Cabinet Enamel does not need petroleum products such as turpentine for clean-up. Soap and warm water are all you need.

One advantage of choosing Valspar is its ready availability since you can find it at your nearest Lowe is Home Improvement store. Cost is comparable to the Benjamin Moore Advance paints.

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations System

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations is not just painted but an entire cabinet coating system. It distinguishes itself from cabinet paints in that it is a multi-layered system that promises a transparent protected surface upon completion.

By using Cabinet Transformations Deglosser, you eliminate the need for laborious sanding and cleaning before painting. After applying two bonding coats, there is an optional glaze, followed by the all-important protective topcoat.

Behr Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel Paint

Similar to the Valspar Cabinet Enamel, Behr is Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel is formulated for surfaces that need washability and durability. This paint is water-based but has the characteristics or features of oil-based paint. Behr Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel is a long-lasting, reliable, self-leveling cabinet paint that is found at all Home Depot stores. This paint is the right decision when you want to control project costs but maintain quality.

Insl-X Cabinet Coat

Excelling at treating surfaces that have adhesion difficulties, Insl-X is Cabinet Coat is marketed as a trim- and cabinet-only paint. Insul-X Cabinet Coat is a urethane-acrylic formulation that promotes better sticking properties than another paint. Cabinet Coat dries to a hard surface, and it even lays down well on delicate surfaces like Formica and melamine. Cabinet Coat comes in a white enamel that is able to go or in a tint base that will accept pigments at paint stores.

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