The Appearance Of Straight Razor

Talking about the appearance of straight razor itis just a blade with a handle, have a lot of names for instance cut throat and open razor, it is known as cutthroat because it can give you some cuts on your throat or face because of it’s sharpness and it is called open razor because it can simply fold so when you wish to use you can open it. and talking about its work, its a lot more than a mere blade with a handle. 

Straight razors are from the ‘ Grandpa’s Era’, the era where there was only one way to shave, it was definitely the cutthroat and mind it, it is the only tool which can give the manliest shave.  you too dream of having one but then you know that using it is an art and so is the maintenance henceforth you step back but if your grandpa could lean this art why can not you? you can not because you do not know about the lop holes. it is not that difficult to shave with a straight razor, one cut, two cut, three cut by the forth you get to know how it is done but about the restoration you need to read a little so this article is not about ‘how to shave’ but is about the restoration. 

Talk about the great ropes.

The journey of knowing straight razors starts from learning about the ropes. from A to Z there are two main grinds and other than the two a  few here and there, the main ones are the hollow ground blades and the wedge blades. one is large in size and the other comparatively smaller. Hollow ground blades are the smaller ones and are simply easy when it comes to sharpening so people new to straight razors prefer hollow blades than the wedges. 

Time for some repair

  • You would definitely need a sandpaper to simply re-surface or you may say to get it in a smooth and rust free shape. The strokes need to be even and of course long do not forget patience is the key to the re-surfacing process. 
  • Your next tool needs to be the buffing wheels, these wheels are used as power tools, you will need it if there are any scratches or some patina on the surface of your razor. 
  • you now will need a cloth ( cotton one as you need to clean the blade as the buffing process would have for sure left some residue you can even use alcohol to clean them. 
  • The last tool that you will need is a hammer preferably the ball peen type to easily tight your razor’s pins. 

3) Some tips

  • do not use buffing tool on the edges of your razor 
  • be careful with it ( your razor ) is no less than a sharp knife. 
  • while using your power tools you need to be careful and protect your hand and most importantly your eyes so do not forget to wear the garments. 
  • do not get your blade too hot while using the tools as it might damage the hardness, use cold water. 

K-Cups Control – Simple Or Complex? 

Revolutionary is the middle word ‘RIVO’, which simply tells us a lot about the brewer. revolution means change and Keurig rivo has brought change in the brewing industry as it is one of a kind. Using it is like upgrading yourself to a big fancy city with ease as using it is not complex the way living in a big city is, it carries the simplicity with itself. 

K-cups? 

as I mentioned above it is one of a kind it does not require k-cups as it does not use them and that’s the new thing about it. k-cups are replaced with rivo pack blends. Talking about the blends you get to choose which one you want, there are four types of blends. Delicato, intenso, classico, and deeaf. 

control – simple or complex? 

it is simple to use as all the buttons on the control panels have pictures on them and with the pictures on the panel there are instructions as well, there are 3 buttons on the top and 2 buttons below them, the above ones are for the Latte, Cappuccino, and Cold froth, and the other ones are for Lungo Espresso and Short Espresso. Two steps and your beverage is ready, this machine works like magic when it’s  frothing mode is on all the lights on the buttons light up. 

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Cappuccino is more about foam and less about milk whereas the latte is the opposite of cappuccino and talking about the cold froth means more milk ( as the name says ‘cold’) and less foam. 

with this brewer, you do not need to add water all the time as it comes with a reservoir of 60 oz. This beautiful machine is all about convenience it comes with a one year warranty and all the parts are washer safe which simply means you can wash the parts in a dishwasher without worrying, it comes with a recipe book so that you can try different things and the best feature according to me is the automatic shut down even the milk frother works automatically and the pump this machine uses has the ability of producing 15 pressure bars. one touch and within minutes your beverage is going to be ready. a cold or hot beverage is what you need to decide and then press the button as this machine can make both. 

This machine is one of the best inventions of keruig, now for 3 different preferences, you do not need 3 different brewers as keruig rivo is the solution to all 3 preferences and it is even made up of some good material which makes it durable. 

one needs to follow some precautions so that the brewer can last for a very long period, for instance, cleaning the interior components every now and then ( preferably after Twelve or fourteen brews ) and the Frothing Pitcher needs cleaning after almost every use and the water reservoir must be cleaned every now and then. these are some of the things that one needs to keep in mind such things extend the lifespan of the brewer. 

How To Season Copper Chef Pan 

Copper chef pans are chef’s first preference because it is highly durable, six in one and more to it one can use it with an oven and even with an induction, the square shape design makes it unique and the fact that it is almost 95-97 percent made up of copper tells us quite well about its ability to heat quickly, it is a little expensive than other cookware of this type but is worth the amount. it can last for almost a decade, you can even wash it in a dishwasher as it is washer safe and it gives a modern plus classic look to your kitchen  

Congratulations to all the people who are now the proud owner of the great copper chef pan now that you have purchased it you know how amazing it is, the best part os that it is going to take place of 6 other cookwares and the other best part is that it comes with a lid which is made up of glass, a handle, frying basket and asteaming tray especially with legs but yu already know all this because before buying thismaster piece you for sure went through manyother articles the way you are doing right now, so lets come to  the point  straight forwardly. it is very much important to season your copper chef pan before you start cooking yummy food in it. 

  1. You need to place your newly bought copper chef pan on your stove turn your stove on and leave your pan on it.
  2. After half a minute turn off your stove and then remove your pan from it.
  3. Time to add about one tablespoon full of oil ( preferably vegetable oil )
  4. Now you will need a cotton cloth or towel made up of paper.
  5. With the cloth or the paper towel you need to rub oil on the surface of your pan, do not miss any spot.
  6. That’s all with the seasoning always keep one thing in mind that if you are going to wash your beautiful pan in a dishwasher you will need to season it each time you wash it in your dishwasher before cooking anything in it and if you do not want to season it each time then simply do not wash it in the washer.

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 Some precautions for the new owners of copper chef pan 

  1. Do not ever forget your empty copper chef pan on a burner which is simply hot as this is going to ruin your beautiful pan and with the pan can even cause damage to your stove’s top.
  2. If by any chance you get cracks on the lid provided with the an, do not use it any further.
  3. Cooking sprays are a big no as they are not easy to clean and with time continues use of cooking spray results into a layer of stubborn spray on your precious pan.

Keep these things in mind and it will last for a decade  

Chicken Alfredo Recipes

Copper chef xl is no usual pan it is a six in one pan which is invented to replace 6 other cookware and not only it is six in one it is even PFOA and PTFE free, it comes with handles which are comfortable to hold and it gives more space for cooking which means you can cook a turkey 12lb in it that too easily and quickly. 

We have some recipes here for you to try in your new pan. 

Recipes 

Mac and cheese 

Ingredients that you will require for mac and cheese are- 

A)elbows( About one pound ) 

B)cheddar, shredded ( Two cups)

C) Heavy cream( onequart) 

D) Cornstarch( onefull tablespoon) 

E) Water (one- Two cups)

The very first step is to clean your copper chef pan before using and if you wash it in a dishwasher then the first step is to season it. for seasoning it, you need to keep it on your stove and make sure it is empty because like this you are cleaning it by using heat. After thirty seconds turn your stove off and put some oil in your pan and with the help of a paper towel rub it all over your pan’s surface. 

Now take your pan and place it on your stove, turn the stove on and add elbows, cornstarch, cream, shredded cheddar and one cup water. Mix all of these properly and after mixing place your glass lid on your pan and cook it on the medium level of heat. Once you feel that it is as creamy as you wanted it, then turn your stove off. 

 After Mac and cheese lets make Rueben for making Rueben we will need some ingredients such as- 

  1. Rolls ( Two)
  2. Sliced Beef
  3. Dressing (preferably Russian)
  4. cheese
  5. Sauerkraut
  6. Melted margarine

 For making Rueben we need to follow a particular order in which we need to arrange all the ingredients on the sub rolls, So first place cheese slice then beef, after beef sauerkraut, dressing and again a slice of cheese. now that we have arranged everything in the right order only one thing is left, which is margarine which we are going to use to brush our sandwich. 

Now its time to place your chopper chef pan on the stove over a medium level of heat. now place your sandwich on the pan and use a panini press to press your sandwich after placing it on the sandwich cook for three to four minutes ( each side respectively) 

after 4 minutes your beef sandwich is can be served. 

Chicken Alfredo 

Ingredients 

  • Noodles  ( cooked) 
  • cheese ( preferably parmesan ) 
  • oil  
  • sliced garlic cloves 
  • cream 
  • cubed chicken breast 
  • salt 
  • pepper 

Steps- 

the first thing you need to do is to place your pan on your stove for 2 minutes, once you feel that it has reached the required level add oil, wait till the oil is hot after it add the chicken breast in copper chef pan after about three minutes add sliced garlic cloves in the pan, stir till the garlic turns golden, after it add heavy cream and cook till bubbles start appearing. add noodles, cook for about four minutes add salt, pepper, and cheese. serve hot 

 

Straight Razors – Sharp Blades

Talking about straight razors can be fun as when we look at a straight razor we see a sharp blade and a handle and when we focus on the blade we get goosebumps and on the other hand feeling of adventure, using one can be more adventures as straight razors are straight from Ancient Egypt, first ever way to shave now we have a lot of options when it comes to shaving but shaving with a straight razor is something totally different you need skills, practice and of course a lot of patience, patience because there isa reason why these straight razors are known as cut-throats henceforth one needs to be carefull around these as they are experts when it comes to shaving but straight razors are also experts when it comes to cutting your face. 

There are a few things that one needs to keep in mind before buying an open razor 

1)The country in which it is made

it is very important for one to know about the manufacturing country as this tells us straightforwardly about the quality of steel which the manufacturers use to make the blade. 

razor is produced in France, China, Germany and even in Pakistan now the question is which one to choose, one should avoid buying razors produced in Pakistan and China and buy the ones produced in France and Germany as the best quality razors are manufactured in France and Germany 

2.) Design and the size of the blade is the second thing that one should look at before buying a straight razor 

The size of the blade matters a lot as if the blade is big in size it simply means that it has more steel and more steel indicates the heaviness of the blade if it heavy then you won’t be able to use it properly around your nose 

3.) Material of the handle 

wood or plastic? this what you need to decide it depends on your choice if you feel comfortable holding a plastic handle go for one which has a handle made up of plastic and if you prefer wood then go for the one which has a wood handle. 

4.) Point of the blade 

The point aka the shape is important because of 2 reasons number one is the style and number two there are a lot of options, for a beginner and for someone who is experienced are two different blades, both can’t be satisfied with the same blades as if a beginner would use a square point blade he would definitely get a cut around his nose because using a square point blade requires practice whereas someone who is experienced would love using square blades. 

5.) Price 

the market is full of straight razors some cost a lot and some do not now it is on you which one you wish to buy as the cost tells a lot about the material used the price would tempt you but you need to be smart, investing in one good razor is better than buying multiple low-cost razors every now and then. 

Keurig K-cup vs Keurig Vue 

Keurig is one of the most reputed manufacturers of brewers, Keurig has so many options when it comes to single-serve brewers and the options leave people confused on one hand and overwhelmed on the other, one of the most common questions asked by people is about the difference b/w k-cup and Vue coffee maker, Vue and k-cups are one of the top-selling brewers that Keurig offers. This article is all about Vue and K-cups, here you will get to know what is similar between both of these brewers and what is the difference between both of these after reading this article you will be able to decide which one of these is the brewer for you. 

K-cup and vue by Keurig coffee makers are one of the best single cup brewers, and often people get confused between these two. Both of these brewers have some features in common which makes them similar but on the large scale, they have their own identities which makes them different from each other. 

K-cup and Vue have 3 things in common 

a) single cup brewers

b) VUE and as well as k-cup use pods and capsules

c) Each one of these can be easily reprogrammed

That’s all about the similarities, now it’s time for the differences. 

A) Pods /Capcules

we all know both of these brewers use capsules and pods to brew with ninja coffee bar but the question is do they use the same type of pods? the answer is a big no as k-cup uses k-cups and VUE uses vue pods, the difference between both the pods is that vue is a new generation of k-cups they are k-cups only but an updated version. 

B) Buttons

K-cups by keurig comes with LCD display whereas VUE comes with a touchscreen which you can program 

C) Highlights

Vue offers an option of size 8, and even allows us to control the temperature and strength whereas k-cups offer size 5 and we can not control the temperature. 

 Vue and K-cups (https://www.fastcompany.com/40541757/hugh-jackmans-social-enterprise-coffee-is-coming-to-your-house) are quite similar when it comes to the features, for instance, both brew under sixty seconds but on the other hand both of these brewers are different from each other, for instance, one offers size 8 of cup and one only offers size 5, one gives full control of the temperature in our hand and one does not. 

Now the question is which one of these you should buy, I would suggest Vue as 

A) It gives you all the control, you want hot coffee you get it, you want extra hot coffee you still get it as you are the one who has the control over the temperature.

B) You can never recycle k-cups because they are not recyclable whereas Vue pods are recyclable.

C) K-cups offer LCD display which is average whereas Vue offers touch-screen, a colored touch screen is always better than an LCD display.

D) Vue can fill your travel mug whereas k-cup cannot as the last size that it offers is size 5…

Copper chef xl pan  

This six in one square pan is designed in a way that you can use it on an induction and as well as in an oven. For a detailed review of the same you can checkout Copper Chef Reviews Hot spots are a big no when it comes to copper chef xl pan as it is made up of stainless steel which helps in quick heat up without hot spots. the design that it is made up of is of 5 layers which makes sure that the pan can handle multiple tasks and it even offers nonstick technology it claims that you do not need butter or oil while cooking, you can cook without them and nothing would stick to your pan. you can do anything with this pan slow-cook, fry, steam, saute you name it and it can do it.  

Recipes 

Spaghetti and meatballs in the copper chef xl 

Ingredients required for meatballs 

  1. Beef ( Lean)
  2. Crumbs of bread ( one full cup)
  3. Parsley, dried ( one tablespoon )
  4. cheese, grated
  5. Beaten egg

Steps for making  meatballs 

  1. First of all, you will need a bowl which is large in size
  2. Once you have the right size bowl add cheese, bread crumbs, powder of garlic, parsley, egg and of course beef.
  3. After adding all the ingredients in the bowl, mix all the ingredients properly. you can use a spoon to mix them or you can wear gloves and simply use your hands.
  4. After mixing the ingredients take a sheet of foil ( Aluminum) out and keep it aside. Make twelve balls, keep them in a bowl and cover that bowl properly with an Aluminum sheet, foil ( Aluminum helps in keeping the food full of moisture, place the bowl full of balls in your refrigerator, only take it out when you need it.

Ingredients needed for sauce 

  1. Onion, CHopped ( one cup )
  2. Minced garlic cloves ( Five)
  3. Oil ( preferably olive)
  4. Tomato cans (peeled, two)
  5. Salt ( Two spoons)
  6. Sugar ( preferably white)
  7. Tomato can ( paste, one )
  8. Black pepper ( ground)

Steps for making the sauce 

  1. Take your copper chef xl pan and place it on the stove on a low-high level of heat and make sure it is clean.
  2. Add oil in the copper chef xl pan and allow it to get a little hot, once it is at the right temperature add garlic and onion in the pan, stir it till onions turn a little brown (light brown ) after it add salt, white sugar, leaf and tomatoes in the copper chef xl pan. Use the glass lid provided with the copper chef pan to cover the pan, reduce the level of heat and let the heat do its work for the next ninety minutes. 
  3. After ninety minutes add paste of tomatoes, pepper, basil and beef balls and cover it, and leave it again for next thirty minutes.
  4. Your meatballs are ready to be served.