Last week I shared with you some of the great features about the KitchenAid Multi-Door Fridge and the Black Stainless Suite. And this time I wanted to share something that will save you time in the kitchen. The wall oven with Even-Heat™ True Convection.
If you’re not familiar with convection ovens yet, unlike traditional ovens which rely on radiation from the oven walls to transfer heat into the food, convection ovens have fans inside that help circulate the air. This means that the whole oven stays evenly heated and maintains a consistent temperature. Because of this it also reduces the time it take to cook your food. Less cooking = more enjoying.
The convection oven comes in two sizes. You get 4.3 Cu. Ft. capacity from the 27″ oven, and 5 Cu. Ft. capacity from the 30″ oven. Both have plenty of room to allow for cooking multiple dishes at the same time (and the convection ensures they’re all evenly heated).
The bottom rack has a SatinGlide™ roll out, so you can comfortably remove large and heavy dishes from the the oven.
Because convection cooking takes less time, and can usually be done at a lower temperature, KitchenAid has added in an EasyConvect™ Conversion System. With the press of a button you can convert your regular bake temperatures and times for convection cooking. No guess work, or checking the oven to make sure the food isn’t overcooked. Which means your food will come out perfect every time.
Like the other newest appliances from KitchenAid, the oven features satin cross-hatch handles, that are inspired by professional kitchens, and are easy to grip, and easy to clean. And the red KitchenAid Medallion, which is their mark of quality.
On Thursday morning, I had a bright and early start to head over to the Leon’s Roundhouse in Toronto! When I arrived at 6:15 a.m., the line was ALREADY down the side of the building as guests anxiously awaited 7:00 a.m. for the doors to swing open. The hustle and bustle was contagious and the sales were out of this world! The best part was the first 100 guests who entered the store would receive $100.00 gift card for their next purchase at Leon’s!
Here are some fantastic items I spotted walking around the Leon’s Roundhouse location. Look at the colours, the textures and the general feel of the space – aren’t these pieces beautiful? The best part of the Leon’s Roundhouse store is they also featured mini “condo” areas to show how their furniture could fit into smaller spaces. This is a really great feature – as I’m sure you Torontonians (or many of your friends and family members) live in a space that’s under 1000sq feet!
Jenn Valentyne (Host, Breakfast Television), Autumn Hachey (Director of Social Media, Leon’s) and Christine Wolfl (Social Media Co-ordinator, She’s Influential)
Leon’s Customer Appreciation Event will continue throughout the weekend at all Leon’s locations throughout Canada and the store is giving away over $40,000 worth of prizes. This is your chance to win FREE furniture – yes, you heard that correctly – F-R-E-E FURNITURE! You can use their store locator to find the location nearest you. Below you can see a snapshot of all the prizes that you could win. After all, who doesn’t need a new accent chair or 5 pc dinette set to spice up the space?
- Facebook Sweepstakes: You have until Sunday September 20, 2015 to enter the contest. Click here to enter the contest!
- In Store: Visit your local Leon’s store on Saturday and Sunday for a chance to win FREE furniture. Every store is giving away furniture all day!
- FREE Hot dogs and drinks: Bring the family on down so you can shop while they eat!
Recently I had the chance to check out the latest appliances from KitchenAid. And while I talked about the Black Stainless Suite here, I also wanted to share more about their newest refrigerator: the Multi-Door Fridge.
It has some incredible features, making it one the best looking, convenient, and efficient fridges out there. Its stainless steel doors are easy to clean and come in regular stainless steel, or their newest black stainless (which looks incredible next to dark brown cabinets).
KitchenAid fridges have independent cooling systems. One for the fridge, helping to keep food fresh longer. And a separate system for the freezer. This increases the fridge’s efficiency. Plus to help minimize odours, they have The FreshFlow™ Air Filter. Plus the Produce Preservers can help delay over-ripening of your fruits and veggies.
The 5-door configuration is the first of its kind. It keeps food fresher, longer, by separating your food. The 2 soft-close drawers optimize your storage, and keep food at the perfect temperature. The left drawer has 5 pre-set temperatures: meat/fish, drinks, greens/herbs, deli/cheese, thaw/marinate. The right drawer is perfect for fruits with its Produce Preserver.
And just when you were thinking, “that’s a lot of storage,” it doesn’t stop there. There’s an herb drawer in the main part of the fridge, to keep all your herbs fresh and full of flavour. And the large freezer has 3 levels, plus a divider on the lowest level. No more digging through the freezer, freezing your hands!
The water and ice dispenser are on the outside of the fridge, minimizing the need to open the fridge door. The water dispenser is also programmed to pour out specific measurements in ounces, cups, or litres! You can also program it for the exact amount of water you need for you coffee machine or water bottle. It’s the little attention to details like this, that make this fridge so amazing.
Have you heard of Carl’s Crew? I’ve been keeping track of the health challenges from Carl Savard, Subway Canada’s Commit to Fit brand ambassador.
Week two of the program just started, and Carl’s Crew is asking us to list something that has been put off for a long time. This was a simple choice for me, but something that I find challenging to accomplish. When the combination of work, family and social life make it hard to find extra time in the day, it’s easy for health and wellness to fall to the wayside. Here are my three goals for the next month:
1. Meal prep ahead of time to avoid dining out
2. Head to the gym at least four times per week
3. Consume less carbohydrates, instead replacing them with fruits and vegetables
These are simple goals – but when life gets hectic, we often look for the easiest solution to solve our hunger pangs. This often means consuming fast foods high on sodium, saturated fats and carbohydrates. These foods can make us feel better in the short-term, but their long-term consequences can be severe. Staying on track with Subway Canada and Carl Savard should help me to achieve my goal.
Be sure to follow Carl on Twitter @SUBWAYCarl to stay up to date on what’s happening with the Crew and for his weekly #MondayMotivation videos. If you’re looking for a health and fitness buddy, it’s easy for your friends to join #CarlsCrew too! Anyone can opt-in to receive the weekly challenge emails by signing up on the SUBWAY® Canada Facebook Page.
Earlier this year KitchenAid launched its newest line of appliances: The Black Stainless Suite.
It’s the first-ever black stainless steel collection and it looks incredibly sleek. The stainless steel appliances are forged from anodized steel and feature chrome inlaid frames around the ovens. The handles have a satin cross-hatch which makes them easy to grip and easy to clean.
The oven has KitchenAid’s Even-Heat™ True Convection System. Which means the whole oven stays at the same temperature, evenly heating your food. No more turning your food around halfway through cooking, or struggling with dishes that are too hot on one end and cold on the other. And since convection cooking takes less time than a regular oven you can easily convert regular oven temperatures and cook times, with the press of a button.
The cooktop now has a more precise flame to help you get the perfect temperature, and the Dual Ring Burner will let you go from boiling to simmering all on the same burner. And if you’re worried about making a mess on your new cooktop, the CookShield™ Finish protects the cooktop from spills and stains – the mess is easily wiped away with a cloth and will keep it looking like brand new.
And the attention to detail doesn’t stop there. The stove top dials feature brushed stainless steel, an easy-to-clean cross-hatch texture (so it seamlessly blends with the rest of the collection), and a bladed dial to help you select the most precise settings.
No one ever said, “I love washing dishes.” Clean less and get back to doing what you love. Nine wash arms help get every inch of your dishes clean, and their Clean-Water Wash System cleans the water that cleans your dishes – so you know what you’re eating off of is clean. The dishwasher also has a 3rd level rack for hard-to-place items like spatulas, serving utensils, and measuring cups – giving you more room. Ever open your fridge, excited about something you wanted to eat, only to find it has gone bad? Keep your food fresher longer in the refrigerator. Its Preserva® Food Care System controls humidity, while the FreshFlow™ Air Filter helps minimize odours. The 5 door model will help you store ingredients better, find them faster, and keep them fresher longer. No more “You’re letting all the cold air out!”
Shoppers Drug Mart is a big supporter of women’s health. And that’s why every year they hold an annual campaign to help raise money for local women’s health initiatives.
This year the campaign has a new name: Growing Women’s Health.
From now until October 9th, you can help Shoppers Drug Mart raise money, by donating a $1 or more every time you make a purchase.
Since 2002, this campaign has raised over $26 million. And last year it supported over 480 charities, with proceeds going to initiatives that improve services at local hospitals, support mental health programs, and more.
You can visit your local Shoppers Drug Mart to find out what local charities you’ll be helping. And together we can help women feel beautiful, strong, and supported.
Join us for a #myCANVAS Twitter Party and get some great inspiration for your home from Monika Hibbs!
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Can you believe it is September?
It’s that time of year again. September – when we all start to prepare for the new season. The kids are back to school and we’re all back to our regular routines. The temperature starts to change, we change our wardrobes and also start to “nest”. I love to get my home updated and refreshed. If you’re like me and are looking for inspiration, then you need to look to Canadian Tire, (yes I said Canadian Tire!)
Have you seen the new CANVAS Home and Dining Collection from Canadian Tire?
Add style to your home with Canvas. Check out how the Canvas design bloggers put their own spin on the CANVAS collections and find inspiration to create your perfect vision.
CANVAS Camden Multi-purpose Storage Cabinet is the perfect item for any room of your house!
The CANVAS beverage cabinet is a perfect piece for those who love to entertain!
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Gorgeous stacked white pantry to display your treasures!
Which is your fave item?
This past Saturday, over 4.5 thousand participants came out to support the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s OneWalk to Conquer Cancer in Toronto. Together, survivors and supporters walked 25K through Toronto’s downtown neighbourhoods.
An incredible $7.5 million was raised and designated to 15 different cancer funds. These funds will help scientists detect cancers earlier, diagnose cancer with more precision and target treatment for each patient, as well as provide support for patients and families through their cancer journey.
The title sponsor for the OneWalk to Conquer Cancer was Shoppers Drug Mart, and they rallied together over 700 participants for this year’s walk, and raised over $700,00.
Want to take part next year? Mark September 10th on your calendar, and visit www.onewalk.ca to register. It’s never to early to start raising awareness.
Over the last 5 years Shoppers Drug Mart has donated over $57 million to support women’s health. From the Run for Women, to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and One Walk to Conquer Cancer.
And recently they launched a new program to help put women’s health first: Shoppers LOVE. YOU.
Shoppers Drug Mart knows that women feel better when they feel good and love themselves.
This new program shares the expertise of Shoppers Drug Mart partners at leading women’s health organizations, provides new health resources, and connects women in support of local women’s health initiatives across Canada.
To learn more, check out their Shoppers LOVE. YOU. website, you’ll find a calendar with all the events they support and learn how you can take part.
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