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Food prep hacks for families on the go by Haier

Eating together at home is a time-honored practice among Filipinos, but the daily demands of work and school—not to mention traffic—are making it harder to sit with family at the dinner table.

“Mealtimes with family aren’t just about enjoying home-cooked food. Important conversations often happen during dinner, allowing families to nurture values and strengthen relationships,” said Leny Agdamag, Haier’s Product Manager for Small and Kitchen Domestic Appliances.

The time spent when preparing meals is a huge factor in why people are opting to eat whenever they can to and from school or the office. Good food, however, does not necessarily require too much time in the kitchen with the right microwave and oven toaster.

Morning quick bites

An electric oven can make short work of breakfast in 10 to 30 minutes. But don’t just settle with the usual morning toast.

One easy recipe is tortilla pizza. Just spread marinara sauce over tortilla bread, sprinkle some cheese, and top it with sliced tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms. Add pepper and herbs for flavor.

For something sweet, soak sliced bread in a mixture of eggs, milk, and sugar to make French bread. After toasting, slather each side with butter and maple syrup.

Dinner in minutes

The microwave isn’t just for heating yesterday’s leftovers.

Make homemade macaroni and cheese by sprinkling grated soft cheese and white pepper over a bowl of elbow pasta. Pour in some milk for added creaminess.

Lasagna is another very easy recipe. With a bowl, mix spaghetti sauce, basil leaves, ground pepper, and sliced sausages. Spread some of the mixture evenly across the bottom of a baking dish, then top it with a layer of lasagna noodles followed by about a cup of ricotta cheese and mozzarella. Repeat the process once more.

Kitchen’s little helpers

Haier makes food preparation easier with small appliances designed to simplify kitchen work.

The brand’s electric ovens feature a 60-minute timer, adjustable temperature from 100 to 250 degree Celsius, and quartz tube heating elements for efficient cooking. Added grill rack and food tray allow for different types of cooking, while the removable crumb base tray makes cleaning hassle-free.

Microwave ovens from Haier are available with either mechanical or digital controls. Mechanical models offer six power levels, while digital models have five power levels to choose from. Both types are designed with a glass turntable and internal lighting, along with features such as alarm signal and maximum power adjustment.

“Small appliances like microwaves and oven toasters provide modern households with better efficiencies so that families can spend more time at the dinner table than in the kitchen,” Agdamag said.

Haier oven toasters and microwave ovens are available in leading department stores nationwide. Both appliances come with a one-year warranty for parts and service.

Big fridge for small business

Full-size functionality with Haier’s large-capacity refrigerators

Food entrepreneurship in the last few years has branched away from the traditional restaurant model as more businesses set up at home or join food parks across the Metro. But success in this rising sector takes more than just delicious food, value for money, or even connections.

“Consumers today aren’t just picky eaters, they also look at the whole service when evaluating the quality of a food stall or restaurant,” Haier’s Product Manager for Refrigerators Jennifer Samson said. “With that in mind, aspiring food businesses should always be ready to meet customer expectations.”

Kitchen functionality is vital to quality food service, and appliances like the refrigerator play a central role in keeping the prep area organized and efficient. Unfortunately, a typical residential fridge might prove too small for storing a week’s worth of food and drinks, while a commercial refrigerator might be too bulky for a house or small stall.

The best a small space can hope for is a large-capacity refrigerator with the same basic features of a residential unit. This is the solution that Haier is offering small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) that aspire to be next big hit for foodies.

Sizeable efficiency

It’s very tempting for new food entrepreneurs to purchase more than one storage appliance to accommodate items from fresh ingredients and pre-prepared food to chilled beverages and ice. The problem is the limited space, plus the added power costs.

Haier addresses these concerns with the Negosyo Series—large-capacity refrigerators designed with food SMEs in mind. Available in 6.6 and 8.4 cubic feet sizes, these units are designed to store plenty of items as needed by the business.

A highlight of the series is the bottom freezer, which utilizes Direct Cool Technology for a faster cooling performance compared to top mount refrigerators. Unlike in residential units, the bottom freezer comprises almost half the refrigerator so it can hold more frozen goods. The bottom freezer also includes a beverage bottle bin where users can store two-liter bottles.

But while the Negosyo Series has a faster cooling performance, it has a higher Energy Efficiency Factor (EFF) at 154-210, which results to lower power consumption and costs.

Optimal access

Aside from its efficient performance and energy-saving capacity, the Negosyo Series has stainless steel door panels and hidden handles, which give kitchens a touch of elegance. Though these fridges stand out for their beauty, they still meet users’ need for functional design.

 

The Negosyo Series takes the familiar two-door design to make it easier to use the fridge without having to read a manual. The bottom-mount scheme puts the refrigerator at eye-level to add convenience when getting frequently accessed items such as chilled water, condiments, and drinks for sale. Organization is also not a problem thanks to adjustable shelving in both sections.

For added convenience, the door hinges can be installed either on the left or right side to suit the setup of the space or the user’s preference.

“It’s important that kitchen appliances are efficient especially when used for business, since there’s nothing more annoying for customers than late food,” Product manager said. “With commercial refrigerators designed like home units, small food businesses can enjoy convenience while offering great customer service.”

Haier’s Negosyo Series comes with a two-year warranty for parts and labor as well as a five-year warranty for the compressor.

For more details, please visit http://www.haier.com/ph.

Washing machines made for every family

Aside from being tedious, laundry work takes precious time away from the things that matter most—family.

This is true, even with a washing machine. Many modern homes still use a two-tub semi-automatic washing machine with a washer separate from the spin dryer. While the dryer adds efficiency, the process of waiting for the wash to end then transferring wet and heavy clothes to the dryer can interrupt chores as well as quality time. The process doubles with more clothes to wash.

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This is what larger capacities, a single tub for washing and drying, and fully automatic operation aim to address. Fully automatic top load washing machines offer such advantages to lessen strain and add comfort to doing laundry.  All you have to do is toss your laundry in and pick your wash and dry settings. You then get to have more time to do other household work, as well as have fun with your loved ones.

“Running the household and taking care of the family takes a lot of multitasking skills, and that is what our appliances can help us,” said Marvin Fetilo, Haier Philippines’ Product Manager for washing machines. “Fully automatic top load washing machines redefine your washing experience so you exert less effort, worry less about your family’s clothes, and do more with your time.”

Haier’s fully automatic top load washing machines combine the best of technology and design so that doing the laundry becomes effortless and efficient. On top of this, you get to spend more quality time with yourself and your family.

Efficient and versatile

Top load washers from Haier come with eight washing programs and ten water levels to accommodate the type and volume of your laundry. The time delay function further lets you soak your clothes for a specified period of time before starting the wash cycle.

Compared to semi-automatic units, Haier’s washing machines clean more clothes with an 8kg to 10kg capacity, making them ideal for an entire household’s dirty laundry. They also use a double-pole stainless-steel basket to match the washer’s high-speed spins and powerful Storm Wash cleaning capacity.

Each washer is designed with a Tub Dry feature that dries the inner and outer tub to prevent mildew growth, as well as a filter to keep laundry smooth and lint-free. The machine’s pulsator also provides garments with an even wash without being rough or taking up space unlike agitators in other washing machines.

“The cleanliness of your clothes matters a lot to your family’s hygiene, as well as to the impression you make on other people,” Fetilo said. “The right washing machine helps you create a smarter home that enhances your family’s health and lifestyle,” he added.

Haier’s top loading washers are available at Robinsons stores nationwide.

The suggested retail price of the HWM80–P1201 unit is P13,998, while the HWM100–P1201 unit is P15,998. Both models come with a two-year warranty on parts and labor.

For more information, please visit www.haier.com/ph/.