IFB Recipes

Caramel Custard

Caramel Custard Recipe

Caramel custard is a custard dessert with a layer of soft caramel on top. This easy and delicious course is a must try for everyone.

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Ingredients:

  • 7 tbsp sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 450 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp sugar caramel

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
15 Mins 25-30 Mins 8 Servings Medium

Procedure:

  • Mix Milk, Cornflour and Sugar together. Stir it well to form a paste. Keep in the microwave for 10 minutes in PHI mode. Don’t forget to stir in between.
  • Mix eggs and vanilla essence in the above mixture.
  • Pour caramel into the mould first, and then add the mixture. In a preheated oven, bake at 200 degree Celsius for 25-30 mins.
  • Take it out of the mould, refrigerate and garnish with fruits and honey.

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Beetroot Rolls

Beetroot Rolls Recipe

Out of ideas what to feed yourself in an evening snack? Here’s the recipe that combines the goodness of health as well as taste!! Let’s make it today!!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 boiled potato
  • ½ beetroot grated
  • ½ carrot grated
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 spring onion chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp oil, oil for frying

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
15 Mins 18 Mins 4 Servings Medium

Procedure:

  • Mix Onion, spring onion, grated carrot and beetroot in oil and microwave the mixture for 3 minutes in PHI mode.
  • Mix cumin powder, salt, garam masala, chaat masala and lemon juice with mashed potato.
  • After this, Mix Step I and Step II together.
  • Make balls out of the paste and roll them in bread crumbs.
  • Preheat the oiled tawa n low rack for 2 minutes on H2 Mode. Place beetroot rolls on tawa and cook for 15 minutes.

Your beetroot rolls are ready to serve. You can dish it with chutney or ketchup as your tastebuds like 😉

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Baklava

Baklava Recipe

Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of phyllo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup. These are just few simple steps, so let’s gather all the ingredients and serve it tonight.

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Key Ingredients:

  • 10 phyllo pastry sheets
  • 2 sticks, unsalted butter, melted

Ingredients to make Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup honey

Ingredients to make nut mixture:

  • 1 cup peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup honey

 

PREP TIME: COOK TIME: YEILD: DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
1 Hour 35-40 Mins 4 Servings Medium

Procedure:

  • Place Phyllo sheet in the pan and brush it with butter. Do it repeatedly for 3-4 times
  • 1 cup of nut mixture on the butter sheets. This will give a syrupy flavor to your baklava
  • Place Phyllo sheet over the nut mixture and brush it with butter. Do it for 3-4 times again
  • Cut your uncooked baklava into 3 pieces
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes in pre-heated microwave oven at 180 degrees Celsius
  • After taking it out, pour the already prepared sauce over it and let it soak for 1 hour. Garnish it with sugar and your baklava is ready to serve.

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The oil-free way to good health

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The oil-free way to good health

Eating isn’t just about munching on delicious food. We need to ensure our bodies also receive the right nutrients in a balanced amount to live a healthy life. For this, one must master the art of using ingredients in ways that make the dish both wholesome and tasty. Using too much of any one ingredient can ruin a dish – an excess of spices will make it bitter, or overuse of oil can cause indigestion.

The world today is becoming increasingly health conscious owing to the rise of lifestyle-related diseases. We know that excessive use of oil leaves us with weight problems and skin disorders. Yet, we use copious amounts when cooking, assuming it will contribute to the flavour of the dish.

It is important to understand that most oils are high in fat, sodium and calories. A single gram of fat contains 9 kilo calories, more than double that of carbohydrates and protein. Most oils also add no flavour to food. Opting for a minimal or oil-free diet means your food will not only taste better but also be healthier to consume.

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It might seem baffling to think of cooking with minimal or no oil, but this has its benefits. Begin by opting for other cooking mediums such as water or broth or alternative techniques including grilling, steaming or baking.
The market today is flooded with kitchen appliances that can help you with your new method of cooking while simultaneously preserving the nutritional value of your dish. IFB has introduced its Health Chef Ovens that can even fry your food with little or no oil, while also providing you options to bake, toast and grill dishes in the same appliance. They are simple to use and incorporate a variety of functions in the same oven to help you cook nutritious, oil-free meals that make you feel good.

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So how do we move to oil-free cooking? Here’s a 3-step guide to help you:

1. Understand the enemy: Oil is 100% processed fat that is unhealthy in large amounts. It consists of unsaturated, saturated and trans fats. Unsaturated fats are considered healthiest, and come in two forms – monounsaturated (such as oils made from olives, sesame seeds, canola, avocado and nuts) and polyunsaturated (such as oils from sunflower, fish, cottonseed, flaxseed, soybean and safflower). Saturated fats are considered bad for the body and tend to be higher in calories. They come from oils made from palm, coconut, dairy products and meat. The most harmful category is Trans fats, found in partially hydrogenated oils.

Cholesterol, also found in oil, has developed a bad reputation. While good cholesterol or high density lipoprotein (HDL) helps the body, bad cholesterol or low density lipoprotein (LDL) promotes health issues. Trans fats are responsible for greatly raising LDL levels in the body while reducing HDL levels. So consider the amount of excess fat we eat per meal when using oil in our cooking.

Research has also shown that repeatedly heating oil also changes its properties in a way that is hazardous for vital organs and increases associated risks of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, neurodegenerative diseases and cardiovascular issues.

Oil Free Dishes

2. Take baby steps: It is important to be patient and gradually reduce the use of excess oil and fat. Old habits die hard, but they can eventually be changed. Check ingredient labels for partially hydrogenated oils and stop buying those products. Avoid eating too much processed meats like sausages and salami, and slowly cut down the amount of oil used when cooking – say from three tablespoons per dish to one. It’s even possible to fry an egg in water by adding just a drop of oil in it. When making chicken gravy, remember that the meat itself releases ample amounts of fat which is enough to make a tasty dish. Considering this, we do not need an external source of oil.
Look at saving calories by eliminating oil – instead of vegetable oil which contains 135 calories including 15g of total fat, try a cup of vegetable broth which is just 15-20 calories. Or simply use water.

3. Learn the art of substitution: Look for healthy substitutes to your favourite foods. To bulk up your meals, add nuts which are packed with heart-healthy nutrients and boost physical and mental performance. Rich in vitamins and minerals, coconut is anti-inflammatory, regulates your body’s vital processes and improves the immune system. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and essential fats, while avocado has heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and fibre. Soybeans are another great source of fats and proteins.

Meat lovers can opt for white or oily fish such as goldfish, whiting, red bream, hake and cod for omega-3 fatty acids and phosphorous. Clams, lobster, oyster, squid and spider crab are low in fat and carbohydrates, and rich in protein, iodine and zinc.

When making salads, substitute fatty dressings like mayonnaise with balsamic vinegar, salsa and lemon juice. Steam or grill vegetables, or sauté them using water, vegetable broth or vinegar instead of oils. Tomatoes and onions browned in the oven add excellent flavour over oil when cooking. Junk food like fries and nachos can be baked.
When baking, substitute half the amount of oil with curd, almond meal, mashed bananas or potatoes or avocado, puréed plums or tofu, flaxseed paste or buttermilk. You’ll soon discover umpteen ways to minimise the use of oil when cooking.

How cooking oil makes us unhealthy

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How cooking oil makes us unhealthy

Food may be necessary for survival, but what we put into our bodies has a profound effect on our well-being. For a healthy body, it is important to eat the right amount of food, that has been cooked the right way and at the right time.

Our hurried lives today make us vulnerable to bad eating habits, far from the path nature intended. In the wild, animals eat instinctively and mostly enjoy complete lives with no cholesterol problems whatsoever. Humans, on the other hand, suffer a vast number of lifestyle-related diseases.

To be healthy, we need to eat a balanced diet, of which fats play an important role. Cooking oil is one of the ways in which we consume fats, and it’s important to understand how it affects our health.

Oil & its composition

No oil by itself is good or bad. It is actually the composition of the oil – which changes during cooking – that converts it into unhealthy fats. Oils are made of a number of fatty acids, consisting of saturated fats and unsaturated fats – polyunsaturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids and trans fats.

Trans fats, which occur in very small quantities naturally but are widely present in processed foods, are bad for our health. They increase the chances of early heart attacks or strokes by clogging your arteries at a much faster pace than normal.

Heat can change an oil’s composition to create these trans fats. Although cooking methods like deep frying lend food that delicious taste we know so well, it also causes oil to lose a lot of its nutritional value.

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Oil & temperature

A process known as oxidisation occurs when oil is exposed to temperature, air, moisture, metals and even light. Temperature is the biggest contributing factor to oxidisation, which degrades the quality of oil to cause health problems. Different oils have varying temperatures at which their composition changes. This is called smoking point, and it helps to remember that the higher the smoking point of the oil, the better it is for cooking. Oils made from avocado, mustard, palm, groundnut, rice bran, sunflower and coconut have higher smoking points.

Oils that are healthy at room temperature can quickly become bad for us after they’ve been heated, depending on their smoking point. Generally, the more saturated fatty acid an oil contains, the more stable it is during cooking. Many people believe that saturated oils cause heart attacks and unsaturated oils are good for health, but when heating oil for cooking, the opposite is true.

All oils respond to heat, light and oxygen. Oxygen breaks down the oil, potentially producing harmful components particularly when heated. How resistant an oil is to oxygen is known as its oxidative stability. Oils from almonds, avocado, canola, coconut, palm, sesame and extra virgin olive oil have high oxidative stability and are therefore healthier to use during cooking.

Even the methods used to extract oils can affect their nutritional values. Oils are extracted using chemical solvents, decanter centrifuges or through pressing at high or low temperatures. Sometimes, all these methods are combined. The healthiest oils come from those pressed at cold temperatures which prevent them from heating.

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Oil-free cooking

Whichever way you look at it, the use of oils in cooking is not the natural way of consuming food. The ideal and healthiest way to eat it is with little to no oil. Cooking methods like boiling, grilling, baking and roasting involve very little or no oil altogether.

IFB’s Health Chef Oven is capable of frying with little to no oil in addition to baking, grilling and toasting. These ovens, make cooking healthier dishes easy through the use of little to no oil. These are easy to use and offer a combination of cooking functions in a single appliance, all for delicious but healthy, oil-free meals.

Do you trust your washing machine?

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Do you trust your washing machine?

Do you trust your washing machine with your denim jeans? Yes.

With your blankets and bedsheets? Sure.

Your t-shirts and polos? Of course.

But what about that lacy black dress you only slip on for special occasions?

Or the satin scarf on which you spent a little more than you should have?

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No way, right?

The Consumer Story

We at IFB have always put the needs of our customers first. We have always made it a point to design quality products that help set our IFB community free from household chores. And give them more time to spend with their family and for themselves.

We conducted extensive research and spoke to many homemakers to find out what kind of clothes they hand washed, and realized that despite many households owning a washing machine, they still voluntarily choose to wash a lot of their delicate garments by hand or by special laundry services. These garments can either be instructed to be washed so, or their washing machine's normal wash cycles tend to damage these delicate, expensive garments. Which is why people choose to invest their time by washing them by hand.

Why should our customers need to hand wash their delicate clothes? That's the challenge we threw at our R&D team. They spent months with customers to learn how they were hand washing their delicate clothes – the kind of detergents they used, the care they took to scrub out the dirt, the technique they used to rinse and squeeze the water out, etc.

In short, delicate clothes needed a delicate hand wash, so that they wouldn't get damaged.

Cradle Wash from IFB

Cradle Wash for delicate clothes was born out of the learnings from these studies. It almost mimics the care with which our customers hand wash their delicate clothes.

The features of this washing machine resemble that of the same techniques we use to wash delicate clothing with our hands. Meticulously structured to ensure the machine simulates the same movements, the following characteristics makes this washing process a class apart:

Cradle Wash

How does Cradle Wash work:

1. High water levels inside the drum

The Cradle Wash program makes sure that a high level of water is maintained so that your delicate clothes can glide and float free from harm inside the drum.

2. Stable drum inside the washing machine

The Cradle Wash has what is called a Stable Drum function, which holds the drum stationary inside the washing machine while the water fills, to protect your delicates from wear and tear that could be caused by friction with the moving drum.

3. Cradle washing motion of machine drum

The Cradle Wash program uses Cradle Motion to move at a low 35 rpm in a gentle swaying motion to cradle your clothes with extra care.

4. Slow spin speed to not damage delicate fabric

The Cradle Wash program ensures a gentle but thorough cleaning with its slow 400 rpm spin cycle.

When we finally showed the Cradle Wash program to customers they immediately loved it. We had finally created a 100% washing machine capable of cleaning all types of clothes.

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Almost all IFB machines now have the Cradle Wash program integrated into the wash programs, making it convenient and easy for washing delicate clothes. So set yourself free with IFB and you'll have all the time in the world to play with your kids, read a book, treat yourself to a massage or do whatever it is that brings you happiness.

Smart Storage Ideas for Indian Kitchens

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Smart Storage Ideas for Indian Kitchens

Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes. Utilizing the kitchen space effectively can sometimes be a challenge. With IFB's range of modular kitchens which can be adapted for your specific storage needs the task becomes less daunting. To begin with, here are some ideas to help optimize storage space in your kitchen.

In a small kitchen where space is limited using an open plan is the best way to go. Instead of cabinets which will occupy too much space, use open shelves, hooks and panels along the walls to store various kitchen equipments. A steel rail along the wall is ideal to hang large ladles and other odds and ends. In the same way a magnetic strip for knives will eliminate the need for a knife block which will occupy space on the work top.

Light Knives On Magnetic Holder To The Wall In The Kitchen

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Many kitchens are narrow so up is the direction you should be thinking in. narrow cabinets with a vertical orientation are the best bet for such kitchens.

In an Indian kitchen a lot of space is devoted to storing the numerous spices that go into our delicious food. Using narrow pull out drawer will help solve this problem. Spices can be easily stored in this space saving drawer to free up room for crockery and other kitchen equipment.

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Mounting equipment like a microwave or oven on the wall will free up valuable work top space.

A pullout pantry will maximize space utilization and wire racks will prevent things from falling out.

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Peg board panels inside cabinets can be used to hang pans. This will allow more room for bigger kitchen utensils.

Dividers in the flatware drawer will reduce clutter and keep your cutlery well organized. Similarly, vertical drawers or dividers within a cabinet will work for storing trays.

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Installing carousel racks in corner cabinets increase storage space without increasing the dimensions of the cabinet. This can be done in other cabinets as well. It helps reach things at the back easily.

Many a time we forget about the space under the sink. This can be utilized for storing cleaning agents. Adding pegs will be helpful to hang gloves, scrubs and the like.

You can also neatly tuck away your kitchen disposals in a secret pull out drawer just below your counter top. This allows you to put away you cleaning materials, broom sticks and also serves as good storage space.

A kitchen island, either fixed or on wheels is another excellent storage option. Installing a bottle rack will be helpful to most. The shelves can be used to stack up cook books, glassware or other odds and ends.

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Making the best of your kitchen space can be achieved with some forethought and innovative designs from IFB. These modular kitchens are not only efficient and stylish but can be modified to suit any kitchen and any budget.

You can also get free design consultations for your Kitchen. Just write to us at web_support@ifbglobal.com.

Oil free cooking with Microwave Ovens/ Built-in Ovens

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Oil free cooking with Microwave Ovens/ Built-in Ovens

Given the rise in heart disease, diabetes and other lifestyle diseases in the country it is a good idea to take stock of our eating habits and do away with or cut down on ingredients that are not the best for us. One of these ingredients is oil. The thought of preparing Indian food without oil may be unthinkable but cooking with too much oil leads to health problems that are hard to ignore.

Stash the oil away and whip up these delectable, hassle-free recipes with IFB’s oil-free range of cooking equipment.

Recipes:

1. Mushroom Tikka

Indian Food Malai Mushroom Tikka - Mushroom in Marinade Recipe

Ingredients:

Mushrooms: 20

For the Marinade

Curd: 2 ½ tbsp

Chili Powder: 1 tsp

Garam Masala: 1 tsp

Gram Flour: 2 tbsp

Pepper: 1 tsp

Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Method:

  • Wash the mushrooms and pat them dry. Cut them lengthwise into two halves.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients of the marinade.
  • Coat the mushrooms with the marinade and set aside for half an hour.
  • Take the IFB microwave grill and brush it with oil to prevent sticking. String mushrooms on kebab sticks and place on the microwave grill.
  • Put it in the IFB microwave oven for 10 minutes and allow it to grill. Remove it, baste it with butter and put it back in for 15 minutes more.
  • Stick toothpicks in the mushrooms and serve hot with coriander chutney.

With the combination microwave ovens from IFB, dishing out oil-free tikkas is a breeze. These microwaves come equipped with a power grill and microwave that give you the flexibility to cook and brown food as per your taste.

2. Spicy Barbecue Chicken

Rotisserie Chicken On Wooden Serving Tray With Herbs and Rosemary

Ingredients:

Chicken: 1 whole

For the Barbecue Sauce

Ketchup – 1 cup

Honey – ¼ cup

Vinegar – ¼ cup

Soy sauce: 1 tbsp

Red chilli sauce: 1 tbsp

For the Barbecue Rub

Black pepper: 1 tsp

Chili powder: 2 tsp

Garlic powder: ½ tsp

Onion powder: ½ tsp

Salt to taste

Method:

  • Wash the chicken well and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix the ingredients for the barbecue sauce until well incorporated.
  • In another bowl, mix the ingredients of the barbecue rub and sprinkle it on the outside and the cavity of the chicken.
  • Truss the chicken with a cooking twine and skewer on the rotisserie spit.
  • Pre-heat the IFB oven to 200° C.
  • Cook for 10 minutes at 200° C.
  • Coat the chicken with the barbecue sauce and let it spin for another 30 minutes in the oven.
  • Serve hot.

Get ready for some serious barbecuing and succulent flavors with rotisserie microwaves from IFB. These microwaves are your best bet if crispy meat are your go-to party dishes. These ovens lock in the nutrients and dole out deliciously tender dishes. What’s more, these microwaves take care of the mess and the grease in appliance with a steam clean feature that leaves your microwave oven fresh and sparkling clean. The deodorizer further ensures you have a germ-free, pleasant smelling microwave.

3. Baked French fries

Homemade Oven Baked French Fries With Ketchup

Ingredients:

Potatoes: 6

Chilli Powder: 1tsp

Black Pepper: 1 tsp

Garlic powder: 1 tsp

Onion powder: 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Method:

  • Wash and peel the potatoes
  • Slice each potato to 1/4″ – 1/2″ thickness and cut strips.
  • Spread the strips on a baking sheet.
  • Preheat the IFB microwave oven to 425°C and bake the fries for 15 minutes.
  • Toss the fries in the spices and your crispy, fat-free French fries are ready to serve.

If you are a baking enthusiast, and like to add your own healthy spin to oily dishes, the IFB convection microwave is the perfect company. Equipped with heater selector options and a whole range of standard menus, putting out delicious baked versions of traditionally deep fried dishes doesn’t get any simpler than this. Thoroughly and evenly cooked food, now in a jiffy.

How to Keep your Clothes Looking New

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How to Keep your Clothes Looking New

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How many times have you admired a new dress at a store and stopped yourself from buying it because you know that one wash is going to ruin it?

Taking care of clothes is not as simple as just washing them using additives and stacking them neatly, or just getting them dry-cleaned. In fact, as essential washing machines are today, they can also cause maximum damage to clothes. How can we then ensure that we get clean clothes without damaging the clothes?

Here are a few things that might help you:

Airing the clothes

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Make sure you air out the clothes you have worn for at least 30 minutes but avoid leaving the clothes in sunlight for hours. Sunlight can fade colours on your clothes.

Use cold water for laundry

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Contrary to the popular belief, avoid using hot water to wash your clothes. Hot water can damage your clothes. Use hot water only for clothes that need a rough treatment, like sportswear.

Wash clothes inside out

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This is a simple trick to prevent damage to the colour, prints and embellishments on the outside of your clothes. Clothes with delicate embroidery, lacework or beads etc. should always be washed inside out as they not only stand a chance of being spoilt, they can also damage other clothes.

Label instructions

Clothing Label with Laundry Care Tips

There's a good reason why fabric manufacturers add labels to the garments with cleaning instructions. However, understanding and following these instructions is not always easy. Fortunately there are a few washing machines available that can wash even the most delicate clothes with ease, without causing any damage to the clothes.

Treat limescale buildup

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If you live in a hard water area and you have noticed your clothes go from soft to rough, more often than not it is because of limescale buildup. Getting a thorough wash in this water can be hard. While adding more detergent can largely solve the problem, it is tough on your clothes. Run an empty wash from time to time using a proprietary machine cleaner, to stop limescale deposits.

Use the right laundry essentials

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Using excessive or harsh detergents can do more harm to your clothes than good. Make sure you use the right kind of washing essentials and additives for the clothes you wash, and also use only the recommended quantity. You can take a look at our range of IFB Laundry Essentials which are best suited for your clothes and washing machine.

Avoid overdoing laundry

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While regular washing and drying clothing ensures they remain clean and moisture-free, overdoing it can fade them and reduce their lifespan to a large extent. Unless they're heavily stained, clothes don't need to agitate for long periods of time. Your washing machine comes with many different wash programmes and settings. It is important that you understand the settings required for your clothes, so that you get clean clothes, and do not damage them in the process either. The key to keeping your clothes looking new is to take care of them diligently.

If you have any specific queries about wash programmes on IFB washing machines, contact us, and visit our website https://www.ifbappliances.com/ to take a look at our range of home appliances.