Your Cutlery Helper Identifies 4 Kitchen Cutlery Trends Making 2012 Christmas Shopping Colorful and Inexpensive

Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) August 31, 2012

Labor Day 2012 is upon us and soon shoppers will start thinking about Christmas. Shoppers visiting local or online kitchen stores will be excited to see name brand cutlery product lines in new colors and at prices easy on the wallet. Cutlery manufacturers have exciting new products to show this year. Kitchen knives with handles in a wide variety of shapes and materials will make Christmas shopping 2012 a true joy.

Mark Jala, founder of the Your Cutlery Helper website,, wrote an article for the website that looks at 2012 cutlery trends, and whats available from cutlery manufacturers. The first trend Mr. Jala cites is the introduction of vivid colors for cutlery handles. Wood handles on kitchen knives has always offered variation in color. The wood could be light, dark, black, or rose colored. Today, Im happy to see popular brands offering handles in red, blue, yellow, green, and white, says Mr. Jala. This addition can liven up a kitchen without sacrificing quality or safety.

The 2nd cutlery trend Mr. Jala cites is an increase in machined blades. Once there were only forged or stamped blades. Today with modern manufacturing processes and economic pressures, many cutlery manufacturers are adding forged cutlery techniques to stamped blades. This increase in quality yields a whole new category of kitchen knives called machined knives. Ice hardening, bolsters, and laser edge treatments make stamped blades light, sharp, and of high durability.

Mr. Jala says the 3rd cutlery trend for 2012 is an increase in unique handle designs. Take a look at Chicago Cutlery, Henckels, or MAC, and youll see very similar blades attached to rather unique handles. For some, the handle is the only difference, Mr. Jala said. When you consider how amazing the Shun Ken Onion knife looks, part of that attraction is the handle. Balancing the tang with wood, steel, or resin in unique patterns, you can see kitchen knife artists have been busy. Its exciting to see and allows home cooks to match a knife to their identity.

The 4th 2012 cutlery trend Mr. Jala finds is an increase in low priced product lines from premium priced manufacturers. Mr. Jala says Henckels has the Henckels International brand as their more consumer oriented brand. Shun has the very popular Pure Komachi 2 set of kitchen knives. Wusthof introduced the SilverPoint product line where a 10-piece knife block set can have a street price under $ 100.00. Messermeister added the inexpensive Four Seasons line. Dexter Russell added the Basics line. All of these are quality products from top tier brands at very affordable prices.

The full article also offers a review of the current product lines from 13 popular brands from Calphalon to Yoshikin. The article can be found here:

Mark Jala, the founder of Your Cutlery Helper, blogs about cooking, relationship tips, and communication tips Cook Talk Love. He is also the founder of the Home Cooking Academy, offering online cooking classes, and the cookware website Your Cookware Helper.

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SEO and Social Media Services Available from the Kitchen & Bath Channel Present a Marketing Advantage to Kitchen & Bath Industry Professionals

Chaspel Hill, NC (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

The Kitchen & Bath Channel announced today the addition of SEO (search engine optimization) and Social Media Marketing programs exclusively for kitchen & bath professionals and manufacturers. The SEO program is available in three tiered levels, from basic, effective search engine optimization to an all-inclusive recognition plan. The social media initiatives are also offered in various levels based on the number of social media sites and posts.

According to Partner, and Co-Founder Max Isley, CMKBD, What truly sets the Kitchen & Bath Channel apart is that it was created by kitchen & bath industry marketing and design professionals for kitchen and bath industry professionals. We understand the needs of the professional, and their relationships to both the manufacturer and the homeowner that gives our clients a competitive advantage, whether they are subscribers to the Kitchen & Bath Channel (app, website and social media), marketing partners or both.

In addition to the SEO and Social Media packages, the Kitchen & Bath Channel offers additional marketing services, including local and national Public Relations programs, integrated Marketing Plans, Website Design and Development, Graphic Design and an array of other creative services.

The Kitchen & Bath Channel is an online, mobile and social media community linking homeowners with kitchen & bath design and remodeling professionals. This unique platform provides kitchen and bath industry professionals with multifaceted connections to homeowners, including blogs, articles, websites, social media, mobile devices, smart phones and more.

It is the homeowners destination for research, education and shopping the place to find the perfect kitchen and bath or remodeling professional, whether online or on the go.

San Francisco Custom Cabinets Can Be Found at Discount Builders Supply During Its StarMark Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry Sale

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2012

Discount Builders Supply, San Franciscos leading kitchen and bathroom remodeling expert, is currently offering up to 33-percent off StarMark bath cabinetry, and up to 20-percent off StarMark kitchen cabinetry. Plus, for a limited time, get 10-percent off all StarMark cabinets.

StarMark Cabinetry is introducing eight new door styles for which Discount Builders Supply is offering 20-percent off. Standard modifications are free and upgrades to plywood box construction are no additional charge. Plus, customers will get three-quarter-inch end panels and plywood shelves, known as StarMarks Ultimate Upgrade, free with an order.

In addition to these already unbeatable, low prices, Discount Builders Supply is offering 15-percent off 12 popular StarMark Cabinetry doors, 75-percent off upcharges for beautiful specialty finishes, and 33-percent off bathroom furniture, bathroom cabinets, bath furniture and bath cabinets. Also, all StarMark inset cabinetry is 20-percent off, all StarMark Lyptus cabinetry is 15-percent off, and all StarMark custom specialty finishes are up to 50-percent off.

Currently, Discount Builders Supply offers custom kitchen design and sells kitchen cabinets, kitchen countertops, bathroom cabinets and bathroom vanities. It sells everything needed to complete a kitchen remodel or bath remodel, including appliances, plumbing, tile, flooring and lighting. When customers stop in, one of its kitchen designers help them create the beautiful new kitchen or bath of their dreams. Site measures are free and many cabinets are pre-fabricated, in stock and ready to go. Also, for the customers convenience, Discount Builders Supply offers cabinet and counter installation.

For more information about Discount Builders Supply, call the store at 415-523-5786, view the website at or visit the store in person at 1695 Mission St. in San Francisco. Parking is free.

About Discount Builders Supply

Discount Builders Supply is San Francisco’s largest family-owned and -operated hardware store, in continuous operation for more than 50 years. Along with a breathtaking amount of tools, appliances and everything else that is needed to complete any remodeling project, Discount Builders Supplys knowledgeable staff is always on hand to provide assistance and lend their expertise. The San Francisco hardware store also provides free bathroom and kitchen design services for any kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling project. From kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities, custom cabinets, appliances and all manner of home improvement items, Discount Builders has everything for remodeling projects. Whether looking to update the look of a bathroom with new tile or completely modernize a kitchen, Discount Builders is here to help. Introduces a Selection of Best Quality, Least Expensive Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks

(PRWEB) July 06, 2012 has made their goal to deliver the right product to the consumer, with that in mind, shopping and home design tips, as well as special product selections are being introduced.

Good stainless steel sinks will last for years, and knowing what to look for, will help get an incredible, high quality product for a fraction of the price.

A few tips to keep in mind when shopping for stainless steel kitchen sink:

1 . The very most important thing to remember when shopping stainless steel sinks is gauge. The gauge of a piece of steel is how many times its been run through a press and thinned. For example 1 gauge steel was rolled once, and 100 gauge steel was pressed thinner and thinner a hundred times. Kitchen sinks usually come in between 16 (the thickest) and 22 or 24 (the thinnest). For the very absolute best quality, a 16 gauge sink would be the best choice, such as this Double Basin Sink from Artisan, but it is also going to cost more.

2. If one is on a budget, anywhere from 18-20 gauge is just fine, and can dramatically lower the price of the sink in many cases from somewhere in the $ 600+ range down to $ 100-200 or so. Now, even so, the lower the gauge on the sink the better, and anything over 20 is not recommended altogether, but to get a good quality stainless steel sink with a more reasonable price tag, dropping from 16 to 18 or even 20 gauge is a great way to cut costs without sacrificing much quality. For example, something like this 20 Gauge Sink from AmeriSink will serve just fine outside an intensive commercial kitchen.

Cons of higher gauge sinks:

Hyannis Kitchen Remodeling Expert Announces Tips to Help Consumers Select the Right Cabinets for Their Home Remodeling Project

Barnstable, MA (PRWEB) July 01, 2012

Kitchen cabinets account for over half the cost of a remodeling project according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Making price driven decisions, can sometimes lead to shoddy cabinet selections. Kitchen cabinets are at eye-level and can consume a good portion of kitchen space, making them a valuable design feature in the kitchen, emphasizing the importance of selecting quality cabinets.

Quality is subjective, every homeowner has a different set of expectations they are looking for in kitchen cabinets. I know I like to get the best products money will buy, but I often have to settle with what I can afford. I still try to buy the best quality even when it will cost a little extra, it is worth it because of the longevity of the product, said Toby Leary, Owner of Toby Leary Fine Woodworking.

Consumer Reports conducted a survey regarding the quality of kitchen cabinets, stock cabinets versus custom cabinets and found, Readers we surveyed who bought the least expensive kitchen cabinets were likelier to have problems down the road. This supports the truth behind the clich