Kenmore® Community http://inspiration.kenmore.com #bemine this Valentine's Day Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:04:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Get a peek at our #holidaymagic videoshttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/12/get-peek-holidaymagic-videos http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/12/get-peek-holidaymagic-videos#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:13:25 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/?p=23638 Make your day merry and check out all of our wonderful #holidaymagic videos! See what our little holiday helpers have to say about our top gifts of the season and even find a few treats to create on your own. Watch the whole playlist below:

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There is a saying by John Heywood that states, “Many hands make light work,” and there is no better time to lighten my load than when it comes to my holiday to-do list. One way to accomplish this is to host a simple gathering of friends for a cookie exchange, allowing you to share and enjoy a variety of cookies without a long day of baking and expensive ingredients.

Before the holidays are in full swing, host friends to exchange cookies and great conversation. If this is your first cookie swap, here are some tips and ideas to make it easy and fun.

Establish the Guest List: It couldn’t be easier to invite your friends to a cookie swap thanks to Facebook. To keep it simple, set up an event and invite your friends to a fun baking exchange for the holidays. Be sure that you update the privacy settings on the invitation so that only those that are invited can view it. If you prefer a beautifully designed invitation, consider utilizing a free service like Evite.

If your friends are anything like mine, they are wildly busy and will have limited availability. I love the free scheduling tool Doodle for planning a gathering because I can create the optimal time for the most guests to attend and ensure that it will fit in to our family’s schedule.

However you decide to set it up, be sure to give your guests a three-to-four weeks notice so that everyone has time to shop for their baking supplies and make their cookie creations. Request that when people RSVP to your invite that they also include the type of cookie that they will be making so you can avoid having duplicate cookies at your swap.

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Don’t Limit Yourself To Just a Traditional Cookie Exchange: Some of my favorite treats for the holidays aren’t cookies, but other varieties of holiday goodies like cocoa mixes, tea mixes, homemade marshmallows, cinnamon rolls, and handmade candies.

In lieu of the traditional cookies, consider hosting a cookie dough exchange where you mix up dough and roll into logs to stock in freezers so you and your friends are all prepared when the holidays strike. There is nothing like ready-made dough for a quick holiday fix when the unexpected guest arrives.

Establish the Rules: Have each guest bring an appetizer or drink to share at the cookie swap. Make sure to also request that each has cookies packaged and ready to go with a designated amount of goodies in each bag. Finally, it is also great if you can remind your guests to bring a sturdy container to take their cookies home in at the end of the night, or make sure that you have containers for each guest.

If you are providing the containers make things beautiful and festive by offering plain white paper boxes, parchment paper, and simple ribbon for people to gather their cookies and box them up to take home. These boxes make everyone feel like they are all leaving with a gift and it creates a sturdy case for delicate cookies.

Set the Scene: Visit your dollar store to find inexpensive platters to set out the cookies for everyone to sample, or visit your thrift store to find cute retro cookie tins that can be left open for your guests to snack on. Next to the tins and platters, fold simple index cards in half to create tags for each platter to let people know what they will be sampling and to warn of any potential food allergies.

I also love to place cookies on cake stands to add height and variation to the table display and incorporate some festive holiday décor throughout the main table. Dress the table up with a festive tablecloth, elegant holiday scented candles, and add a little holiday greenery or scatter ornaments on the table to set that holiday mood.

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Make Your Cookies Stand Out With Beautiful Packaging: To make your cookies extra special this year, download our free cookie gift tags and recipe cards to share with your friends. These elegant tags (designed by Sarah M Style) will add a professional touch to your packaging this year.

Perfect Party Favors: Don’t forget to send your guests home with a little holiday party favor to add to the specialness of your night together. I love to buy a large package of cookie cutters and tie a small gift tag with raffia to the side with the simple words, “thank you,” on it. Watch for those coupons in your local newspaper for the craft store and apply those to a big barrel of cookie cutters that you can distribute as your note of thanks for attending and making the evening so special.

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Homemade marshmallows make an untraditional cookie exchange treat that creates a large batch in no time flat. These are my kid’s favorite treat each holiday season and are impressive while easy to create! 

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows
Ingredients

  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup ice cold water, divided
  • 12 ounces granulated sugar, approximately 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Nonstick spray
  • 4 drops red food coloring

Instructions

01 Place the gelatin into the bowl of a stand mixer along with 1/2 cup of the water. Have the whisk attachment standing by.

02 In a small saucepan combine the remaining 1/2 cup water, granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt. Place over medium high heat, cover and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Uncover, clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F, approximately 7 to 8 minutes. Once the mixture reaches this temperature, immediately remove from the heat.

03 Turn the mixer on low speed and, while running, slowly pour the sugar syrup down the side of the bowl into the gelatin mixture. Once you have added all of the syrup, increase the speed to high. Continue to whip until the mixture becomes very thick and is lukewarm, approximately 12 to 15 minutes. Add the peppermint extract during the last minute of whipping. While the mixture is whipping prepare the pans as follows.

04 Combine the confectioners’ sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Lightly spray a 13 x 9-inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add the sugar and cornstarch mixture and move around to completely coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Return the remaining mixture to the bowl for later use.

05 When ready, pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula for spreading evenly into the pan. Drop red food coloring onto marshmallows and use a toothpick to swirl the food coloring into the marshmallows. Dust the top with enough of the remaining sugar and cornstarch mixture to lightly cover. Reserve the rest for later. Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

06 Turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into 1-inch squares using a pizza wheel dusted with the confectioners’ sugar mixture. Once cut, lightly dust all sides of each marshmallow with the remaining mixture, using additional if necessary. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Photo Credit: Kristen Doyle at Dine & Dish, Recipe Source: Alton Brown

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Cookmore Holiday Hot Chocolate Barhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/cookmore-holiday-hot-chocolate-bar http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/cookmore-holiday-hot-chocolate-bar#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:48:34 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/cookmore-holiday-hot-chocolate-bar Baby, it’s cold outside! Warm up in the kitchen with Kenmore Executive Chef Kari Karch’s special slow cooker hot chocolate bar – with adult twists included! …

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Recognized for Satisfactionhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/recognized-satisfaction http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/recognized-satisfaction#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:40:01 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/?p=23603 It’s time to celebrate! We’re proud to announce that we’ve been recognized for another year of satisfaction. As the most awarded brand in the industry,¹ it has always been our goal to bring excellence, satisfaction and reliability to the home. This year, Kenmore Elite® has been ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Side-by-Side Refrigerators and […]

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It’s time to celebrate!

We’re proud to announce that we’ve been recognized for another year of satisfaction. As the most awarded brand in the industry,¹ it has always been our goal to bring excellence, satisfaction and reliability to the home. This year, Kenmore Elite® has been ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Side-by-Side Refrigerators and Top-Load Clothes Washers,”² as well as ranking “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Dishwashers Two Years in a Row.”³ Talk about a job well done.

So what makes our appliances so satisfying? We might have a few ideas.

Space. You don’t want to be stuck playing grocery tetris with your fridge every time you come home from the store. At 23 cu. ft., our newest side-by-side refrigerator is the industry’s largest capacity counter-depth side-by-side refrigerator.⁴ Plus, it also has the largest freezer space in the industry.⁴ That means there’s more than enough room for all those veggies, meats and more. Select models even have a Slim In-Door Icemaker that delivers fresh and filtered cubed ice while also giving you 100% use of the top shelf. It even allows for full use of the door bins to maximize storage space. So go ahead and stock up on the frozen pizzas.

Convenience. There really isn’t anything fun about tackling that mountain of fabrics in your home that you call laundry. Getting through your everyday, work, fitness and kids clothes every week can be so time consuming and burdensome, you’ve really considered just paying someone to just do it for you. However, with our new top-load washers, laundry day doesn’t have to be such a chore anymore. Our new 5.2 cu. ft. capacity models help you fit more clothes than our previous models, handling bulky items like pillows and comforters with ease, and can even clean 28 extra-large towels in a single load. They’re also loaded with great features like Accela-Wash™ and steam technology for powerful, versatile cleaning performance. Consider it another check off of your to-do list.

Quiet. Sure, our Kenmore Elite® dishwashers clean great. With features like 360° PowerWash™ Plus technology and TurboZone® with rotating spray jets to attack your grimiest dishes, post-meal cleanup is no problem. You don’t even have to worry about large or odd-shaped items, because the one-hand adjuster makes lifting the upper rack easy. The real key feature though (the one we think you enjoy most), is that while your dishwasher is powering through these messes, it won’t interrupt whatever you’ve moved on to doing next. At 39 dBA, it’s the quietest dishwasher Kenmore brand has ever made. So silent, you may not even know it’s running — we won’t tell if you forgot you even turned it on.

Celebrate with us and check out all of our award-winning appliances:

Kenmore Elite® Side-By-Side Refrigerators

Kenmore Elite® Top-Load Washers

Kenmore Elite® Dishwashers

 

¹Based on results from leading consumer publication and rating services.
²Kenmore Elite received the highest numerical score for top-load clothes washers in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Laundry Appliance Study(SM). Study based on 6,649 total responses measuring 10 top-load washer brands and measures opinions of consumers about their new appliance purchased in the past 24 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in January-March 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
²Kenmore Elite received the highest numerical score for side-by-side refrigerators in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Kitchen Appliance Study(SM). Study based on 15,380 total responses measuring 12 side-by-side refrigerator brands and measures opinions of consumers about their new appliance purchased in the past 24 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in January-March 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
³Kenmore Elite received the highest numerical score for dishwashers in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013-2014 Kitchen Appliance Study(SM). 2014 study based on 15,380 total responses measuring 16 dishwasher brands and measures opinions of consumers about their new appliance purchased in the past 24 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in January-March 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
⁴Among leading-brands’ freestanding counter-depth side-by-side refrigerators less than 70” tall.

 

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Even More Holiday Magic with the Kenmore Elite Stand Mixerhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/even-more-holiday-magic-with-the-kenmore-elite-stand-mixer http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/even-more-holiday-magic-with-the-kenmore-elite-stand-mixer#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:41:06 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/even-more-holiday-magic-with-the-kenmore-elite-stand-mixer Kenmore Kids mix up some #HolidayMagic with the Kenmore Elite Stand Mixer. Shop http://kenmore.com.

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Kenmore 2014 Floor Care Lineuphttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/kenmore-2014-floor-care-lineup http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/kenmore-2014-floor-care-lineup#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:33:46 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/kenmore-2014-floor-care-lineup There’s no place like a clean home, and that’s why we’re proud to present the Kenmore 2014 vacuum lineup. This lineup of canister and upright vacuums deliver trusted performance with…

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City Girl Stella Holiday Gift Guidehttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/city-girl-stella-holiday-gift-guide http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/city-girl-stella-holiday-gift-guide#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:31:58 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/?p=23531 Let’s be real, most of us lean a little closer to being like City Girl Stella. Monday through Friday is basically a blur. Most days are too busy to really dedicate a lot of time to making intricate meals. They try to keep a clean home, but realistically, cleaning day happens every one to two […]

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Let’s be real, most of us lean a little closer to being like City Girl Stella. Monday through Friday is basically a blur. Most days are too busy to really dedicate a lot of time to making intricate meals. They try to keep a clean home, but realistically, cleaning day happens every one to two weeks when there’s finally some downtime. “Low-maintenance” is a must.

Don’t let their small space fool you though, City Girl Stella likes to live it up big. So let’s start with some gift ideas to match!

Even though this character is always on-the-go, they like to be prepared for anything. We have a feeling they’ll absolutely love this One to Go Travel Coffee Maker. It makes enough coffee to fit in the travel mug, so they can brew and be out the door in no time.

Remember, efficiency is key for this character. And we’ve got a few great picks to help them keep moving along with their day. This Portable Dishwasher with a Quick Wash cycle will fit to their small city space where they need it, and streamline the post-meal cleanup.

For the winter months, we’re pretty fond of this Room Tower Heater with a remote! They’ll be able to keep their small space toasty for less.

You could also help make their weekends more relaxing. Check out this helpful video from Kari Karch to get inspired and help them create the ultimate bloody mary bar. Once you’ve got all the materials, pair it with one of our printable cookbooks for a thoughtful and fun gift set.

Go to cookmore.com to create a new cookbook, pick from one of your own cookbooks or choose from any users on the site. There’s room to add tips, a cover photo and more, then you’re ready to order. These spiral-bound, laminated books make great spill-proof cooking companions. Plus, every ordered cookbook comes with a measuring chart, conversions and ingredient substitution chart.

Our top City Girl Stella cookbook picks:

Single in the City

Slow Cooker Recipes

Sunny Side Up

No Bake Dishes

Want to skip to a full list of hand-picked gifts for your character? Click Here.

Enjoyed our tips on City Girl Stella? Be sure to check out our other holiday write-ups for the rest of the characters in your life like Clean Freak Frank, Fitness Fiona, Baker Brittany and Hostess Hannah.

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Hostess Hannah Holiday Gift Guidehttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/hostess-hannah-holiday-gift-guide http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/hostess-hannah-holiday-gift-guide#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:30:52 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/?p=23529 A Hostess Hannah is probably the most essential character to the holidays. Without them, we’d end up glued to the couch from November till January only watching endless holiday television specials and never attending a good party again. Let’s face it, most of us don’t have the energy or that dash of a control-freak attitude […]

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A Hostess Hannah is probably the most essential character to the holidays. Without them, we’d end up glued to the couch from November till January only watching endless holiday television specials and never attending a good party again. Let’s face it, most of us don’t have the energy or that dash of a control-freak attitude needed to throw a good function together on our own, but that’s okay. It’s why we all appreciate our “hostess with the mostest.”

What do you get for the person who lives to entertain? Easy. Make it simpler for them to do what they love.

Every good host and hostess has a clean, comfortable and company-ready home. And we’re sure they’d love a little help to keep it that way. In comes our most powerful vacuums among the leading brands.* Our Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner has a beltless Direct Drive 3-Motor system for low-maintenance (bye-bye replacement belts). For a little more flexibility, our Kenmore Elite® Canister Vacuum can handle stairs and hard-to-reach places. An Inducer Motor in both the upright and canister delivers 20% more air power** to remove dirt and debris and any dust bunnies past their due.

Once the dust clears, help them breathe easy and make all of their rooms cozy with heaters, air purifiers, humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

Feeling a little crafty? We know they’ll love these easy and decorative DIY Holiday Yarn Trees. You can bet you’ll find those coming out for every holiday for years to come. Trees not your style? Believe it or not, this Easy Hostess Gift Paint-Dipped Spoons Set is even easier to make (the title says it all), and practical for everyday use.

Of course, the kitchen is the star of their home during parties, and it deserves some worthy appliances that can keep up with all of the holiday entertaining. Let’s start small with a Triple Slow Cooker, great for multiple dishes and serving.

This Grab-N-Go™ French Door Refrigerator was practically made for Hostess Hannahs— huge capacity, a door within a door that opens for quick grab items and adjustable shelving so they can place tall cakes or other odds and ends.

Our favorite hostess must-have, though? The 45-Bottle Wine Chiller! Sleek, stylish and probably the most popular appliance they’ll need.

For those of you in need of something small and thoughtful, we’ve got personalized printable cookbooks from cookmore.com! You can create a new book, pick from one of your own cookbooks or from any users on the site. There’s room to add tips, a cover photo and more, then you’re ready to order. These spiral-bound, laminated books make great spill-proof cooking companions. Plus, every ordered cookbook comes with a measuring chart, conversions and ingredient substitution chart.

We have a feeling your Hostess Hannah will love this Essential Side Dishes cookbook.

Want to skip to a full list of hand-picked gifts for your character? Click Here.

Did you enjoy our tips on Hostess Hannah? Be sure to check out our other holiday write-ups for the rest of the characters in your life like Clean Freak Frank, Fitness Fiona, Baker Brittany and City Girl Stella.

 

*Rated based on ASTM F558.
**As compared to previous Kenmore Intuition upright suction motors.

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Fitness Fiona Holiday Gift Guidehttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/fitness-fiona-holiday-gift-guide http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/fitness-fiona-holiday-gift-guide#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:30:20 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/?p=23527 How do you identify a Fitness Fiona? They’re usually the ones drinking a super-green, seriously healthy smoothie or assembling their carefully pre-packed, high-protein lunch. They tend to be a bit more organized than normal people, and enjoy sticking to a good routine, whether it’s morning runs or after-work gym sessions. But don’t be fooled, they […]

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How do you identify a Fitness Fiona? They’re usually the ones drinking a super-green, seriously healthy smoothie or assembling their carefully pre-packed, high-protein lunch. They tend to be a bit more organized than normal people, and enjoy sticking to a good routine, whether it’s morning runs or after-work gym sessions. But don’t be fooled, they still like to indulge in all the savory and sweet aspects of the holidays … they just happened to run five miles beforehand.

If you’re a Fitness Fiona, congrats! Really. Most of us have no idea how you do it, but we’re genuinely impressed. For those of us who need to get a great gift for a Fitness Fiona, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a gift we know they’ll love and use all the time: our new Kenmore Elite 1.3HP Blender with a Single Serve Cup. This blender is ready to handle any smoothie, so there’s no more worrying about finding still-intact spinach or kale leaves at the bottom of their cup. Plus, the single serve cup is great for them to be able to blend and take it to-go. Point them to this helpful blog with tips on how to use and care for their new blender.

Other great kitchen gifts they’re sure to love include:

Food Processor

Digital Tea Kettle

Clean and healthy eating are very important to them, but it’s more than just eating salads. These characters really enjoy knowing the ingredients that go into their food and are very dedicated to making food that’s not only good for them, but tastes good as well.

A great, thoughtful gift to get your fitness-focused friend? A personalized, printed cookbook from cookmore.com. We’ve streamlined the cookbook-making process for you. You can create a new cookbook, pick from one of your own cookbooks or choose from any users on the site. There’s room to add tips, a cover photo and more … just a few simple steps and you’re ready to order. These spiral-bound, laminated books make great spill-proof cooking companions. Plus, every ordered cookbook comes with a measuring chart, conversions and ingredient substitution chart.

Get inspired and check out some of our favorite fitness-friendly cookbooks:

Comfort Foods Revisted

Healthy Recipes

Health and Fitness Cooking

And don’t forget to grab a couple of helpful tips from these great blogs on healthy eating:

Healthy Eating Tips

Hiding Veggies 

Moving out of the kitchen, probably the most daunting chore for this character is doing the laundry. Between their everyday clothes, work clothes and workout clothes, it may as well be an actual mountain of fabrics to deal with every week. Make their laundry day a happy and easy one with this Kenmore Elite 5.2 cu. ft. Front-Load Washer and Matching Dryer. There’s plenty of space to handle the biggest loads without breaking a sweat.

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Enjoyed our tips on Fitness Fiona? Be sure to check out our other holiday write-ups for the rest of the characters in your life like Clean Freak Frank, Baker BrittanyHostess Hannah and City Girl Stella.

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Clean Freak Frank Holiday Gift Guidehttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/clean-freak-frank-holiday-gift-guide http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/11/clean-freak-frank-holiday-gift-guide#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:29:34 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/?p=23525 When we say “clean freak,” we mean it in a very loving, informative and slightly jealous manner. Clean Freak Frank is the kind of character who is a little OCD … but in a good way. They’re neat, organized and have just about every other trait we’re all still striving to work toward for ourselves. […]

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When we say “clean freak,” we mean it in a very loving, informative and slightly jealous manner. Clean Freak Frank is the kind of character who is a little OCD … but in a good way. They’re neat, organized and have just about every other trait we’re all still striving to work toward for ourselves. And of course their house is impeccable, right down to the vacuum lines in the carpet.

This character will definitely appreciate all of these gift suggestions to help make their everyday process a little easier.

First up, our most powerful upright vacuum.* Our Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner has a beltless Direct Drive 3-Motor system for low-maintenance upkeep. Plus, the Inducer Motor delivers 20% more air power** to remove dirt and debris. Talk about a good power clean! Now they won’t glare too hard at you when you forget to take your shoes off before going in the living room … probably.

With flu season about to go into full swing, we already know the Clean Freak Franks of the world are going to even more extreme cleaning measures. Might as well join them in taking clean to a whole new level, and pick up a Kenmore Tower Air Cleaner so your germaphobe friend can feel even more cozy in their home.

For our big ticket gift idea, try this Kenmore Elite 5.2 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer and Matching Dryer  set. Clean freaks can rejoice, because using the UltraWash cycle makes this washer the best cleaning washing machine in its class.*** Plus, Accela-Wash uniquely combines Smart Motion™ technology and Jet Rinse to get loads clean in just 39 minutes!**** And even better, Steam Treat® virtually eliminates the need to pretreat stains by tackling tough, set-in messes with the deep cleaning power of steam.***** Not that we believe this person is actually capable of creating stains, but hey, they now have the tools to clean up after others who aren’t as pristine.

You could even create a handy little laundry tip book to go with your gift as a nice thoughtful touch. Check out the rest of our blog to gather your favorite tips, we’ll start you out with these:

Fold or Hang Laundry Tips

Just Add Salt Laundry Tip

And since they’ll already have the pair to kick off their laundry room improvement, point them in the direction of our helpful Tips to Improve the Laundry Room blog post here.

Another big ticket gift idea would be one of our new Kenmore Built-In Dishwashers, because no one cleans and dries better.****** They’ll love having clean dishes ready and sparkling. You could even show them interesting ways to use their new dishwasher that they might not have known about like this unique tip.

Hopefully we’ve given you enough ideas, but if you want to skip to a full list of hand-picked gifts for your character? Click Here.

Enjoyed our tips on Clean Freak Frank? Be sure to check out our other holiday write-ups for the rest of the characters in your life like Fitness Fiona, Baker Brittany, Hostess Hannah and City Girl Stella.

 

 

*Rated based on ASTM F558.
**As compared to previous Kenmore Intuition upright suction motors.
***Among leading brands top load washers, 5.0 cu. ft. and larger. Based on AHAM cleaning score using 8 lb. load on Heavy Duty cycle.
****With Accela-Wash feature activated washing an 8 lb. load on Normal cycle.
*****Based on 4 common stains placed on 100%, XL cotton t-shirts, Heavy Duty cycle with Steam Treat option.
******Among leading brands with stainless steel tub. Among leading brands with sensor based, plastic tub dishwasher.

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We all have a Baker Brittany in our lives. Whether it’s you, a friend or family member, this busy-bee is the one you can always rely on to bring their own made-from-scratch cake to every function. Their holiday cookies could put Mrs. Fields to shame. And you just know they probably made a perfectly fluffy, delicious, non-deflated souffle on their first attempt. Baking is not just a passion for them, it’s a way of life.

So what do you get for the person who is already baking your favorite holiday treats for you to kick off the holiday season? We have a few ideas up our sleeves.

First off, make sure your Brittany is working with the right equipment. Sure, they don’t mind spending all day baking their favorite recipes, but don’t you think they’d enjoy appliances to cut that time in half?

Starting with prep work, our Kenmore Elite® 5 qt. 400 watt Stand Mixer will help them mix, whip and fold doughs, batter and more in no time, giving their mixing arm a much-needed rest. Now making their favorite baked goods won’t be a hassle or time consuming.

Our Kenmore Elite® Double Oven can help save even more time. With 7.0 cu. ft. of capacity, your baker will have the ability to cook two full sized meals at different temperatures, at the same time! This oven also comes with convection cooking which means, even though your baker may know the exact temperature, dish rotation and rack placement to get that perfectly golden crust on their pies, now all they need to do is press a button.

Other honorable mentions for appliance gifts: Blender, Hand Mixer, Food Processor and Bakeware.

Looking for a thoughtful gift to add on? We’ve streamlined the cookbook making process for you. Go to cookmore.com to create a personalized printable cookbook. You can start new, pick from one of your own cookbooks or from any users on the site. There’s room to add tips, a cover photo and more, then you’re ready to order. These spiral-bound, laminated books make great spill-proof cooking companions. Plus, every ordered cookbook comes with a measuring chart, conversions and ingredient substitution chart. Be sure to create a book filled with family recipes and traditions to enjoy for years to come. Throw in a few helpful cooking and food prep tips from our blog like “using eggs at room temperature.”

Use these other helpful tips to add to your cookbook:

How to Make Superfine Sugar

Perfect Waffle Batter

How to Make Breadcrumbs

How to Toast Spices


Need some cookbook inspiration? Every Baker Brittany will love this Cookie Creations cookbook. Or check out these other great cookbooks:

Mix it Up

Fruit Pies 

Great pairings for this gift include: decorative apron with matching oven mitts, new utensils or dessert stand.

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Enjoyed our tips on Baker Brittany? Be sure to check out our other holiday write-ups for the rest of the characters in your life like Clean Freak Frank, Fitness Fiona, Hostess Hannah and City Girl Stella.

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Active Finish – The Look of Stainless without the Fingerprintshttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/active-finish-the-look-of-stainless-without-the-fingerprints http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/active-finish-the-look-of-stainless-without-the-fingerprints#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:00:50 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/active-finish-the-look-of-stainless-without-the-fingerprints The Kenmore fridge Active Finish is designed for active families with a durable fingerprint-resistant surface that is easy to clean with a damp cloth and has…

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Grab-N-Go™ Door Keeps Often-Used Items within Easy Reachhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/grab-n-go-door-keeps-often-used-items-within-easy-reach http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/grab-n-go-door-keeps-often-used-items-within-easy-reach#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:57:35 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/grab-n-go-door-keeps-often-used-items-within-easy-reach The Kenmore fridge Grab-N-Go™ door is a separate compartment accessible from the outside with a simple push of a button, making it easy to load with snacks, …

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Counter-Depth Design – Style that Fitshttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/counter-depth-design-style-that-fits http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/counter-depth-design-style-that-fits#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:57:31 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/counter-depth-design-style-that-fits The Kenmore fridge counter-depth styling is designed to fit flush with your countertops, providing a sleek, built-in look in your kitchen. Shop http://kenmor…

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3-Tier Freezer Drawer – No More Digginghttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/3-tier-freezer-drawer-no-more-digging http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/3-tier-freezer-drawer-no-more-digging#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:53:26 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/3-tier-freezer-drawer-no-more-digging The Kenmore fridge 3-Tier Freezer Drawer features two pullout drawers and a deep bin so you can organize all your frozen foods – and find what you need when …

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Just Tilt and Take for Easy Accesshttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/just-tilt-and-take-for-easy-access http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/just-tilt-and-take-for-easy-access#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:13:15 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/just-tilt-and-take-for-easy-access The Kenmore fridge 3-Tier Tilt-N-Take Freezer Drawer features two pullout drawers and a deep bin so you can organize all your frozen foods – and find what yo…

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Gourmet Storage Puts You in Controlhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/gourmet-storage-puts-you-in-control http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/gourmet-storage-puts-you-in-control#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:59:34 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/gourmet-storage-puts-you-in-control The Gourmet Pantry Drawer keeps you organized and features digital controls that let you choose Meat, Deli or Produce so you can create the right environment…

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Dual Evaporator Cooling – Say Goodbye to Freezer Burnhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/dual-evaporator-cooling-say-goodbye-to-freezer-burn http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/dual-evaporator-cooling-say-goodbye-to-freezer-burn#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:56:49 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/dual-evaporator-cooling-say-goodbye-to-freezer-burn The Kenmore fridge dual evaporator system cools the refrigerator and freezer separately to keep everything at ideal temperatures and humidity so lettuce won’…

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CleanFlow™ Air Filter Means Fresh, Clean Airhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/cleanflow-air-filter-means-fresh-clean-air http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/cleanflow-air-filter-means-fresh-clean-air#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:51:38 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/cleanflow-air-filter-means-fresh-clean-air The Kenmore fridge CleanFlow™ air filter circulates air through a charcoal filter to fight food odors and helps keep the refrigerator smelling fresh. Shop ht…

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Compact Water Filter – Up and Out of the Wayhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/compact-water-filter-up-and-out-of-the-way http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/compact-water-filter-up-and-out-of-the-way#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:46:34 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/compact-water-filter-up-and-out-of-the-way The Kenmore fridge Advanced Water Filter System with space-saving design is recessed into the ceiling of the refrigerator so you have more usable top shelf s…

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Innovative AirTight Crisper that Really Workshttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/innovative-airtight-crisper-that-really-works http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/innovative-airtight-crisper-that-really-works#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:45:51 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/innovative-airtight-crisper-that-really-works The Kenmore fridge AirTight Crisper locks in freshness to help retain moisture in veggies longer when compared to a standard humidity crisper bin – so you’ll…

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Kenmore Elite French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigeratorhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/kenmore-elite-french-door-bottom-freezer-refrigerator http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/kenmore-elite-french-door-bottom-freezer-refrigerator#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:31:35 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/kenmore-elite-french-door-bottom-freezer-refrigerator The Kenmore Elite 30 cu.ft. French Door fridge delivers more capacity in less space, while featuring the Tilt-N-Take freezer door for convenience and GeniusC…

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Kenmore Elite Grab-N-Go™ Counter-Depth Refrigeratorhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/kenmore-elite-grab-n-go-counter-depth-refrigerator http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/kenmore-elite-grab-n-go-counter-depth-refrigerator#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:20:00 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/kenmore-elite-grab-n-go-counter-depth-refrigerator The Kenmore Elite 24 cubic feet counter-depth French door fridge delivers more capacity in less space, and features a convenient Grab-N-Go™ Door plus GeniusC…

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Slim In-Door Ice Maker – Designed to Give You More Spacehttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/slim-in-door-ice-maker-designed-to-give-you-more-space http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/slim-in-door-ice-maker-designed-to-give-you-more-space#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:18:56 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/slim-in-door-ice-maker-designed-to-give-you-more-space Thanks to the slim in-door ice maker, you have 100% use of the top shelf with the added convenience of more door bin storage. Shop http://kenmore.com.

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Thanks to the slim in-door ice maker, you have 100% use of the top shelf with the added convenience of more door bin storage. Shop http://kenmore.com.

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Kenmore Elite Grab-N-Go™ Refrigeratorhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/kenmore-elite-grab-n-go-refrigerator http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/kenmore-elite-grab-n-go-refrigerator#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:22:36 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/kenmore-elite-grab-n-go-refrigerator The Kenmore Elite 30 cu.ft. French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator delivers more capacity in less space, while featuring a convenient Grab-N-Go™ Door and Ti…

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DIY Decorative Thumbtack Pumpkin Tutorialhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/diy-decorative-thumbtack-pumpkin-tutorial http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/diy-decorative-thumbtack-pumpkin-tutorial#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:56:28 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/?p=23495 I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for new ways to decorate the holiday table that are festive while staying easy on the budget. The gold trend has really been catching my eye this year so I wanted to create something beautiful and gold that anyone can do, no matter what your […]

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I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for new ways to decorate the holiday table that are festive while staying easy on the budget. The gold trend has really been catching my eye this year so I wanted to create something beautiful and gold that anyone can do, no matter what your craft level. Today’s tutorial is for a decorative thumbtack pumpkin that requires just two items for a fun and festive touch to your table.

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Supplies Needed:

700 (or more!) thumbtacks (these can be purchased in a package of 300 at your local dollar store)

Small Faux Styrofoam Pumpkin (look for one with a fun stem detail like the glittered stem on this one)

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Directions:

01 Going along one of the ridges of the pumpkin, begin inserting thumbtacks, starting at the very top and working your way down. You will want to make sure that they overlap just a bit to create a feathered effect on your pumpkin. You do not need to go to the very bottom, just enough to cover it so that if the pumpkin is placed on a pedestal or candlestick holder that you can’t see the plastic bottom. This row helps to anchor your ridge as you place the thumbtacks in.

02 Right next to that row, again overlapping from the side and down the row, begin placing thumbtacks in the same way, repeating this process until you have covered the entire ridge. Once the ridge is filled, just check and make sure there aren’t any holes in any places and fill, as necessary, with additional thumbtacks.

03 Begin in the next ridge, just as you did with the first, giving just a little room between those ridges so you can still see that pumpkin shape. Now repeat this process again and again, until you have filled the entire pumpkin. This small pumpkin took 700 thumbtacks, but you may need more or less depending on how tightly you are overlapping your thumbtacks.

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Isn’t this absolutely beautiful? Who would ever have guessed that it costs around $5 to make! I made two of them and wanted to show you a fun way to dress up your holiday table with these.

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Using some of the spray paint I had left from our bar cart we made together, I spray painted two other faux pumpkins and then roughed them up with a little sandpaper. I filled a glass bottle with branches from our backyard to center these and then purchased these faux logs from my local craft store in two different heights to place my gold pumpkins on. I love all the variations on height and the different textures in this budget-friendly centerpiece.

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If you have a mantle, this would be beautiful on it. We added a computer nook in our kitchen and I have had this decorative shelf for a few years and never knew what to do with it. I have decided that this will be our mantle now and I added these beautiful touches of gold to our nook in the kitchen. The same could be done on a ledge or decorative shelf in your own home.

I hope you find this idea easy and inspiring! Use your own creativity to create a few beautiful pumpkins of your own.

From our family to yours, I am wishing you the Happiest of Thanksgivings!

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Cooking Made Easyhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/cooking-made-easy http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/cooking-made-easy#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:05:59 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/cooking-made-easy Baking will never be the same again! With features like dual true convection, thus fast preheating, you get what you expect from the most awarded brand in the industry. Shop http://kenmore.com.

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Creepify Your Kitchen for Halloweenhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/monster-appliances-halloween http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/monster-appliances-halloween#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:41:19 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/?p=23469 As you open the door of your oven and slide that roast into it, consider for a moment that you’re actually putting it into the mouth of a terrifying monster. Yes, it’s halloween, and here are some great Monster Appliance ideas to keep your kitchen festive and SPOOKY! FRANKENSTEIN FRIDGE: Materials needed:  (1) Roll of green plastic […]

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As you open the door of your oven and slide that roast into it, consider for a moment that you’re actually putting it into the mouth of a terrifying monster. Yes, it’s halloween, and here are some great Monster Appliance ideas to keep your kitchen festive and SPOOKY!

FRANKENSTEIN FRIDGE:

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Materials needed: 

(1) Roll of green plastic table cover
(1) 12×18 inch sheet of black construction paper
(1) Roll of black crepe streamer
(1) Sheet of white construction paper, small
(1) Sheet of orange construction paper, small
(1) Roll of tape
(1) Glue Stick
(1) Fake chain from Halloween store – optional

Instructions:  

Wrap each door of the Kenmore Elite Refrigerator in green plastic table cover, making sure the door still opens and closes properly. Tape to secure.

Wrap Freezer bottom separately making sure the door still opens and closes properly.  Tape to secure.

Using the black construction paper, cut out 2 circles for eyes, 2 bolts for side of fridge, 1 uni-brow eye frame, 1 nose, 1 mouth, and 1 scar.  Tape to fridge where desired.

Cut out two inner eye circles using the white and orange construction paper.  Tape to fridge where desired.

For hair, cut crepe streamer into uneven lengths and secure onto 1 long strip of crepe streamer.  Tape to the top of fridge.

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ZAP THE MICROWAVE MONSTER

Materials needed:

(1) 18×25 inch sheet of neon orange construction paper
(1) 8×11 sheet of black construction paper
(1) 8×11 sheet of white construction paper
(1) 8×11 sheet of neon blue construction paper
(1) 8×11 sheet of neon yellow construction paper
(1) Sheet of brown construction paper, small
(1) Bright blue pipe cleaner
(1) Bright orange pipe cleaner
Glue Stick
Red sharpie

Instructions:

Using orange construction paper cut out a rectangle to cover the front of the microwave door. (Roughly 8.5in tall x 20.5in wide for the Kenmore Elite Microwave) Secure with tape.

Using black construction paper cut out an oval circle for mouth and 2 small circles for the eyes.

Using white construction paper cut out white triangles for teeth, and two small circles for eyes.

Using brown construction paper cut out two small circles for eyes.  Combine all three eye circles together in layers using a glue stick.  Draw on red “Y” shaped lines for bloodshot eyes.

For hair, cut random spikes into one side of both the yellow and blue construction paper and glue together in layers. Tape to the underside of interior of microwave, flip up and close the door.

For eyebrows, cut two pipe cleaners into three-inch sections and tape together.  Secure onto top of microwave above the eyes with tape.

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MISCHIEVOUS DISHWASHER MUMMY

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Materials needed:

(1-2) Rolls of toilet paper
(1) Sheet of 12×18 inch black construction paper
(1) Sheet of 12×18 inch white construction paper
(1) Sheet of 8×11 inch orange construction paper
Glue stick
Red sharpie
Double-sided tape

Instructions:

Using black construction paper cut one 6 x 18 inch rectangle, and two large circles for eyes

Using white construction paper cut two large circles for eyes.

Using orange construction paper cut two large circles for eyes.  Layer circles and secure using glue stick, and glue onto the black rectangle.

Secure to the front Kenmore Elite dishwasher with tape.

Using double sided tape, layer strips of toilet paper across the dishwasher until covered.

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MALEFICENT TOASTER

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Materials needed:

(2) 8×11 inch sheet of teal construction paper
(2) 8×11 inch sheet of lime green construction paper
(1) 8×11 inch sheet of black construction paper
(1) Small sheet of purple construction paper
(1) Small sheet of bright orange construction paper
(1) Small sheet of red construction paper
(4) Red sticky gems
(1) 10” section of blue fringe
(4) Slices of bread
Glue stick
Double-sided tape

Instructions:

Wrap the front of the Kenmore Elite Toaster in lime green paper and secure with double-sided tape.

Wrap the sides and back with teal construction paper, pointing the corners upwards to create a point, and secure with double-sided tape.

Using black construction paper, cut out two small circles for eyes, and cut out two winged lashes.  Also cut out a pointed nose.

Using orange construction paper cut out two small circles for eyes. Layer eye circles and secure with glue.  Place two sticky gems in the upper corner of each eye.  Place lashes over eye circles at an angle and secure with double-sided tape.

Using purple construction paper cut out two small circles for the cheeks and secure with glue stick.

Using red construction paper cut out a small, lippy mouth.  Secure with glue stick.

Connect blue fringe across the back top of the toaster using tape.

Cut each slice of bread into a “W” formation, Making two points on each slice of bread.  Place bread in toaster to make the crown.

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DOUBLE OVEN ANGRY MONSTER & WARTY TOAD

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Materials needed: 

(3) 12×18 inch sheets red construction paper
(3) 12×18 inch sheets of gold construction paper
(2) 12×18 inch sheets of black construction paper
(1) 12×18 inch sheet of white construction paper
(1) 8×11 inch sheet of yellow construction paper
(1) 12×18 inch sheet of forest green construction paper
(1) 12×18 inch sheet of neon orange construction paper
(1) 8×11 inch sheet of light green construction paper
(1) 8×11 inch sheet of red construction paper
(1) 8×11 inch sheet of brown construction paper
Glue stick
Double-sided tape

Instructions:

Cut red paper and gold paper to fit oven front. Secure with tape.

For the eyes, use black construction paper and cut four large half moon shapes.  Cut two small pointed ovals, and also cut one large mouth shape, making sure to round the edges.

For the eyes, use neon orange construction paper and cut out four large “U” shapes, and secure inside of the black half moon shapes.

Using white construction paper cut out various triangle shapes; some large narrow triangles and some shorter, stubby triangles.  Also cut out four small circles to add to eyes.

Glue these triangles into the interior of the black mouth shape, with the longer fangs on top.

Using Forest green construction paper cut out a wide slopping “w” shape for the toad’s bottom lip.

Using yellow construction paper cut out various triangle shapes.  Secure these triangles to the lower lip using glue stick.

Using red construction paper, create red caps for top of the yellow teeth.  Secure with glue stick.

Place half moon eyes, curved side up to the top of the double oven with double-sided tape.  Place pointed ovals for nose holes, and the lower lip onto oven front using double-sided tape.

For the red monster, place half moon eyes, curved side down, to the top control panel of the double oven and secure using double-sided tape.

Place the fanged mouth on oven front and secure.

Using light green construction paper, cut out broad bushy eyebrows, and secure at a sharp angle to the top of the oven, and secure with tape.

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VERONICA THE VAMPIRE FRIDGE

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Materials needed:

(1) 8 foot Halloween fringe doorway curtain
(2) Black pieces of scrap cloth
(2) 12×18 inch pieces of black construction paper
(1) Roll of black crepe streamer
(1) Roll of green crepe streamer OR a 12×18 inch sheet of green construction paper
(1) 8×11 inch sheet of white construction paper
(1) 8×11 inch sheet of yellow construction paper
(1) Small sheet of red construction paper
(1) 8×11 inch sheet of orange construction paper

Instructions:

Using black construction paper cut out large mouth shape.

Cut out white triangles for teeth.

Cut out red triangle caps for teeth – assemble, glue, tape to the front of fridge.

Cut out white circle, smaller black circle, and even smaller yellow circle and layer for the eye.

Cut out rounded triangle for nose.

Cut out winged lashes for “wink” eye.

Cut out two black eyebrows.  Secure pieces to fridge using double-sided tape.

Attach orange & black fringe curtain to top of fridge.

Pull curtain to sides and tie with black rags.

Cut two strips of green paper and secure to handles to create nose ridge.

Cut out two orange antennas and secure to top of fridge underneath curtain strands.

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DOUBLE OVEN MONSTER

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Materials needed:

(1) Roll of green crepe streamer
(1) Strand of blue fringe
(1) Roll of red plastic table cover
(2) 12×18 inch sheets of purple construction paper
(2) 12×18 inch sheets of while construction paper
(1) 12×18 inch sheet of red construction paper
1 black pipe cleaner
Glue stick
Double-sided tape

Instructions:

For the hair, cut strands of green crepe streamer and attach to top of the oven using double-sided tape.  Layer blue fringe underneath green streamers and attach to oven using double-sided tape.

For the eyes, cut 3 large circles out of the purple construction paper and tape together.  Cut 3 circles out of the white construction paper and 3 smaller circles out of the black construction paper.  Layer together and blue to the purple circles then attach to oven with double-sided tape.

For the teeth, cut 4 large triangles from the white construction paper and tape inside oven.

For the mouth bunch of the red table cover and place inside oven.  Cut a tongue shape out of the red construction paper, add a black pipe cleaner and tape to inside of oven.

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CYCLOPS COFFEE MAKER

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Materials:

(1) 8×11 inch sheet of yellow construction paper
(1) Sheet of white construction paper
(1) Sheet of brown construction paper
(1) Sheet of blue construction paper
(1) Strand red fringe
(1) Roll of green crepe streamer
Red sharpie
Glue stick
Double-sided tape

Instructions:

For the eye, cut a circle with the white construction paper, cut a smaller circle with the blue construction paper, cut a smaller circle with the black construction paper and cut small strands of red fringe for the bloodshot eye effect.  Layer together and attach to coffee maker lid with double-sided tape.

For the nose, roll up some green crepe streamer and cut small yellow circles for nostrils.  Tape to front of coffee maker with double-sided tape.

For the teeth, cut triangle shapes and tape them along the top and bottom of the coffee maker.

For the mouth, tape red fringe along the back of the coffee maker.

 SHOP KENMORE COFFEE MAKERS

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How to Make: Handmade Autumn Burlap Wreath Tutorialhttp://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/how-to-make-handmade-autumn-burlap-wreath-tutorial http://inspiration.kenmore.com/2014/10/how-to-make-handmade-autumn-burlap-wreath-tutorial#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:48:26 +0000 http://inspiration.kenmore.com/?p=23431 The crisp coolness of fall is moving in here in the Midwest and with it comes the urge to decorate every square inch of my home to honor it. Dare I say that we do more fall decorating then we do Christmas decorating? This year my goal is to simplify life a bit and instead […]

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The crisp coolness of fall is moving in here in the Midwest and with it comes the urge to decorate every square inch of my home to honor it. Dare I say that we do more fall decorating then we do Christmas decorating? This year my goal is to simplify life a bit and instead of decorating for Halloween & decorating for Thanksgiving, I am trying to create pieces that can double for both holidays and be appreciated until it’s time to break out the Christmas decorations. The best part is that this burlap wreath requires no crafting skills, no cutting, and is very inexpensive to create.

The one thing I will say with making burlap wreaths is that you need to have a little patience with yourself in the beginning. My first wreath, I took apart three times before I got the hang of it.  Once you get the bubbling of the burlap down though, this really is a quick and easy craft and such a great way to dress up a door.

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Supplies Needed:

  • 2 rolls of burlap, 5 inches wide & 10 yards long in an autumn shade (like this orange)
  • 18″ wire wreath form
  • Green floral garland (you want something that you can cut easily and that will mimic the vining of a pumpkin)
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Glue gun & glue sticks

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Directions:

1. Begin by folding your burlap in half, like I have shown above, and keep the fold going as we go along. Select one section of the wire wreath to start in. Feed the beginning end through the wreath as shown above: over the outer ring, under the next, over the next, and under to finish. Leave a little loose end to tuck in or you can wire it to the wreath with a little floral wire in the back. Now you have started your wreath- super easy!  This is the technique we are using throughout.

I am showing it to you tightly so you can see how this will work, when you do this, you will actually be pulling out the burlap a bit to give it to that bubble effect that we are going for. 

2. Using the working end of the burlap (the working end is the side that isn’t the final end of the burlap, but the end you are working with), we are going to begin making the bubbled burlap right next to this row, within the same section of that metal wreath, but we will begin weaving in the opposite direction, continuing to pull out and bubble the burlap as we go, moving the working burlap into each section, weaving one direction than weaving the other direction.

4. When you run out of burlap (it should be when you are about halfway through covering the wreath), tuck the end towards the back and pick up where you left off. Again, you can wire these ends with a little floral wire on the back.

5. Once the entire wreath is covered, secure the final end with floral wire on the back of the wreath to make sure everything is held into place, twisted around one of the metal strands of the wreath.

6. Now you can fluff your burlap out to create that bubbly effect and to cover any of the metal you can see peeking out..

7. Clip small stems of your greenery to weave into your wreath. Starting with the front, add bits here and there, but not in a pattern, to make it look natural. Repeat this process with the middle layer and then finally attach a few towards the back to add texture to this wreath.

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I don’t want to brag, but doesn’t this look like something out of a magazine? Weaving in the texture of the greenery really makes this wreath pop and looks professional. Thanks to catching some half-off sales at our local craft store, I was able to make this beauty for less than $20 which also makes me very happy!

I hope you can dress your home up simply and beautifully for the fall holidays with this fun idea!

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Shine on with Finish® and Kenmore brand!

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Kenmore® is the only brand with the top-seven-rated dishwashers.* Combined with the awesome cleaning power of Finish®, they’re the ultimate clean team ready to tackle your dirtiest messes. That means no more spots, no more residue and best of all, no more scrubbing dishes!

From now until November 30, we’re giving you the chance to win a brand new Kenmore® dishwasher! Enter now and you could have a chance to get your dishes cleaner than ever with Finish® and Kenmore brand.

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All you need to do is enter at the link below:

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Get the full rundown on what you could win, and check out all of our 2014 Kenmore® dishwashers here to learn why no one cleans and dries better.**

 

*Based on the September 2013 online posting of a leading consumer magazine. *Based on sensor dishwasher models among leading brands. **Among leading brands with stainless steel tub.**Among leading brands with sensor based, plastic tub dishwasher.

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We’re back with another round of tips and tricks for revamping your home before the holidays! Last month we focused all of our attention to tackling the kitchen. This month we’re ready to take on a little space that probably doesn’t get too much attention but does a whole lot to help you throughout the fall and winter months: your dear old laundry room!

Between washing all your heavy knits and sweaters ready to make their comeback, to taking care of all the spills and messes the holidays bring, you’re going to need a laundry room that’s ready to handle anything you throw at it. Just think of how happy you’ll be with this space when you’re washing tablecloths, extra bedding for relatives staying over, dish towels, snow-messed clothes and more while trying to finish holiday dinner! Let’s get started.

01. Pick a Color

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The easiest way to refresh your laundry room is a new color. Whether clean and subdued or bright and vibrant, pick something that feels right for your space. Easy-to-wipe-clean semigloss paint would be best option when putting a new coat of color up. You can also go with bedboard paneling or glossy ceramic tiles that can withstand the dirty work of a laundry room.

02. Lighting

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In addition to any natural light that may come through, choose a low-profile ceiling-mount fixture to avoid clutter. You can also add task lighting like LED undercabinet strips or focused overhead spots to help at ironing or work stations.

03. Get Organized

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Your laundry room has the potential to be the messiest room in the house! But with a few simple additions, you can get it tip top in no time. Add a folding station to help you save time and minimize wrinkles. A designated laundry station to accommodate baskets, clothes rods and cabinets to hide detergents and liquids can go a long way to helping you clean up. You can also opt for hooks, shelving and a drying rack for a more open look to the room. Also consider a built-in spot for an ironing board to save space.

04. Find the Right Appliance

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If your washer and dryer pair are nearing a decade old, it’s time to upgrade. Switching out pairs that are more than 10 years old can save you more money and resources. Plus there are tons of new features that make laundry day easier than ever. The connections in your laundry room will determine whether you need a gas or electric washer and dryer pair. Check out our front-load laundry pairs, and get 35% faster wash times.* Or take a spin with our top-load laundry pair and see why no one in it’s class performs better.**

05. Create a Workspace

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Adding a counter or freestanding table to help with extra space solutions, folding and more. Instead of natural stone, try nonporous solid surfacing such as Corian, engineered stone or laminate. If you have a front-load pair, find a surface that fits across the top of the washer and dryer.

06. Add a Sink

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Opt for a 10- to 12-inch-deep square or rectangular stainless-steel sink with curved, easy-to-clean corners. Plastic tubs can stain easily and lack under-sink storage. A gooseneck faucet or pull-out spray hose would be a helpful addition.

Just a few changes around the laundry room can really impact the effect of that space and have you ready to go just in time for the holiday rush!

 

*With Accela-Wash feature activated washing an 8lb. load on default Normal cycle.
*Among leading brand top load washers with washplate systems greater than 4.0 cu. ft. and less than 4.7 cu. ft. as measured by DOE standards, based on an analysis of 4 criteria: AHAM cleaning score for an 8 lb load, DOE EnergyGuide in kWh/yr, average cycle times for an AHAM 8 lb Normal cycle cleaning test, and machine capacity of declared DOE capacity value; total matrix score based on utility score weighting.

 

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Your morning routine will never be the same again! The New Kenmore Elite 4-Slice Long Slot Toaster comes equipped with amazing features like self-lowering bread guides that adjust to your bread size.

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Looking to spruce up or revamp your home before the holidays? Now is the time to start!

For this month, we’re putting all of our attention on the heart of the home: the kitchen. There really is no place like home for the holidays, and for most of us, that time is going to be spent entertaining in the kitchen. We know what you’re thinking, but don’t worry, there’s no need for a full remodel. All you need to refresh your kitchen is a few efficient tips and tricks to help you create that perfect entertaining space you’ve always wanted, for a fraction of the price. Follow our tips below and get your home guest-ready just in time for festivities to begin.

01. Revamp your cabinets

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Make the most of existing kitchen cabinets with a simple makeover. Replacing cabinets can get expensive, but if they’re in good shape, a little facelift is all they really need to look like new. Try a coat of paint (chalkboard paint makes a fun alternative) or a distressed finish to disguise nicks and scratches. Replace hardware or cover the inside backs of cabinets with wallpaper for simple fixes to make a big effect. You can also go the modern route and replace cabinet doors with glass and frosted-glass fronts. Feeling adventurous? Removing the cabinets altogether and replacing them with open shelving can be the drastic, fresh update your kitchen needs.

02. Add a backsplash 

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Transform your kitchen and give it a custom look by adding a stunning backsplash. There is an endless variety of attention-grabbing styles and patterns to choose from. The right backsplash tile can introduce another design dimension to your kitchen and even make your kitchen appear larger. Try slender, glass tiles for a trendy and modern vibe or go super sleek and clutter-free with a large glass-paneled background. Not feeling the glass tile route? Indulge in a more rustic style with a natural stone look.

03. New lighting

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Changing up the lighting style in your kitchen can be an easy way to give it a new atmosphere as well as improve overall function of the space. Before you run off to pick up that shiny new chandelier your were eyeing, start with functional lighting to illuminate the spots you need for everyday tasks. Canned lighting can boost the brightness where needed, such as over the kitchen sink, table or any islands. Lighting under the cabinets are also an ideal way to eliminate shadows. Once you’ve got the necessities, get creative with some additional decorative lighting like dangling pendants, globes or chandeliers.

04. Update your appliances

Your appliances are the main focus of your kitchen and really affect the overall look and feel to the room. Replacing your kitchen suite is by no means a quick, cheap fix, but rather a sound investment in your home. You need a refrigerator, oven, microwave and dishwasher that is really going to help improve the way you use your kitchen, and is ready to handle everything the holidays are going to throw at you. And, aside from ensuring all of your appliances will match, you’re more likely to get a bigger discount when you buy full suites together. Plus, if you don’t have up-to-date appliances, you’re missing out on incredible energy savings and innovative features. There’s always room to stock up on groceries, leftovers and more with our largest capacity refrigerators, up to 33 cubic feet! Plus, you’ll find helpful features like CrisperKeeper drawers that extend the freshness of produce up to 25%* or the industry-first Grab-N-Go™ door that puts all of your often-used items right at hand. You’ll be more than thankful over the holidays when you upgrade one to our double oven  that cooks two full-sized meals at different temperatures, simultaneously. In fact, Kenmore Elite® ranks “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens, Two Years in a Row.”** And when it comes to cleanup, no one cleans and dries better*** than our newest Kenmore® dishwasher lineup. We’re especially proud of all of our industry-leading performance products with third party endorsements and Kenmore® exclusive features. Check out all that we have to offer and see why Kenmore® is the most awarded brand in the industry.****


05. Update faucets or sink

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If you’re going to update the actual tub, choose something that’s deep and easy to clean. If you use your dishwasher more often, a single tub will suffice. If you’re not ready to make that drastic of a change, replacing your faucet can help make your kitchen more stylish, without spending a lot of money. Choose a bold color or an original form to attract attention. Even just redecorating the sink area can make a major improvement to your space. Try little updates like updating the valance over the window, buying a new soap dispenser or keeping fresh herbs or flowers around.

 

06. Get organized

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Simply clearing out clutter in the in the kitchen can make a big impact on the atmosphere. Some helpful ideas for organizing your kitchen would be to use a Lazy Susan for spices, condiments or sticky items since it’s easy to clean, or create a space to hang aprons, pot holders and dish towels that is near when you need it. Sometimes the pick-me-up you need could be just getting a new set of dishes and tupperware and starting new.

Just a few changes—big or small— can really impact your space and make it merry and bright just in time for the holidays!

 

*Based on extended shelf life of commonly purchased produce.
**J.D. Power Award Information.
***Among leading brands with stainless steel tub. Among leading brands with sensor based, plastic tub dishwasher.
****Based on results from a leading consumer publication and rating services.

 

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Chicken Wings with Honey Barbecue Sauce

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A batch of chicken wings equals an instant party. With a homemade honey barbecue sauce, these wings taste even sweeter. Plus, you can make them in your slow cooker.

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