Monthly Archives: August 2022

  1. How to iron a shirt like a pro in 7 steps: A step-by-step guide

    How to iron a shirt like a pro in 7 steps: A step-by-step guide

    Wearing crisp and crease-free clothing helps boost our confidence, leaves good first impressions and even builds trust with customers, business associates and potential dates.

    If you’re a tailor, seasoned homemaker, or work in a laundromat, you probably know the tricks of pressing a shirt and can easily achieve a wrinkle-free shirt in a few minutes. For the rest of us, here is a step-by-step guide to show you a simple method of ironing crisp shirts and key things to note to achieve that professional finish.

    The method we share can be used for conventional irons, steam irons and steam generator irons.

    However, Steam generator irons, with their Smart features and high-pressured powerful steam output, get the job done in half the time with impeccable results compared to their counterparts.

    Braun’s Steam generator iron range has an excellent continual steam output up to 125g/min and a power shot of steam up to 500g/min to make ironing a shirt even easier and faster by removing creases effortlessly.

    First things first – Setting up your ironing station

    As with

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  2. Hand blender vs jug blender: What's the difference and which should you buy?

    Hand blender vs jug blender: What's the difference and which should you buy?

    Buying a blender but not sure how to choose one that is right for tasks you do regularly? Learn the differences between a hand blender and a countertop blender and choose the best appliance for the job.

    Both types of blenders are commonly used to blend soups, baby food, smoothies, emulsify dressings, and puree sauces. Jug blenders are also great for crushing solid ingredients like ice and processing ingredients into fine pieces, pastes, and purees. 

    In this article, we will look at the best hand blender and jug blender from the Braun SG household series, to compare their features, functions, and strengths to help you confidently choose the right appliance for fuss-free and enjoyable cooking. To start, let's understand more about hand blenders. 

    What is a hand blender?

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  3. 6 things to look out for in a hand blender: a buying guide

    6 things to look out for in a hand blender: a buying guide

    With the plethora of hand blenders available, it can be difficult to decide on the right hand blender to buy. Most of us have limited kitchen space and limited cash to splurge on every appliance that catches our fancy, how then can we make a wise purchase?

    A good starting point is by asking yourself what your needs are. Will you be preparing meals from scratch, if yes, invest in a multi-functional hand blender that can chop, slice, blend, whisk, pulverise, you name it. Look for models with accessories and attachments that will make your food prep a breeze.

    How frequently will you be cooking? If you’re an everyday home chef, then yes, buy a good quality and robust hand blender, something hardy enough to undertake heavy-duty usage without overworking the appliance.

    The rare, occasional home-cooked meal may not warrant splurging on a hand blender with bells and whistles. An entry-level model with the essential functions would suffice in this case to whip up a delightful meal.

    In this guide, we explain how to pick the right model for you, and key features to consider before buying.

    6 things to look out for when buying a hand blender

    1. Material of the hand blender

    How long the hand blender lasts may depend on the material it’s made of. Plastic shafts break more easily than metal ones from overuse and misuse. The plastic shafts tend to be stained by food with strong colour (eg. beetroot,

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  4. 6 surprising benefits of using a hand blender

    6 surprising benefits of using a hand blender

    A hand blender (immersion/stick blender) has long been hailed by professional chefs as an essential tool in the kitchen for efficient food preparation.

    It has since made its way into home kitchens where busy working home cooks and homemakers have fallen in love with the hand blender for its versatility and convenience in whipping up nutritious meals in the shortest time possible.

    Be surprised at how using a hand blender can help you get food preparation done faster, save money and save time on cleaning.

    Here is a list of 6 surprising benefits of using a hand blender.

    1. Cook in one pot & quick dishwashing

    The hand blender fits inside most vessels, and blending your ingredients directly inside the vessel makes it convenient and saves you washing extra dishes. 

    Let’s take the example of blending soup. It's great that you don't have to transfer the cooked ingredients into another vessel, simply immerse the blender in the soup pot and blend away until your desired smoothness is reached. Isn't that convenient? 

    Save time with faster clean up

    Compared to other appliances with detachable parts and hard-to-reach areas, cleaning a hand blender is such a breeze. All it takes is rinsing the hand blender under the tap to remove any food stuck on the blade.

    What’s more, blending in the same pot means fewer dishes

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