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.


1. Mushroom Tikka

Indian Food Malai Mushroom Tikka - Mushroom in Marinade Recipe


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


  • 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


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


  • 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


Potatoes: 6

Chilli Powder: 1tsp

Black Pepper: 1 tsp

Garlic powder: 1 tsp

Onion powder: 1 tsp

Salt to taste


  • 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

Females Hands Laying Down Colorful Clothes

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

Clothes Line Laundry

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

Washing Machine Drum Interiors during Wash

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

Embroidered Lace Detail of Wedding Dress

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

Electric Heater of Washing Machine

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

IFB Laundary Essentials

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

Tshirt Stain Removal Tips

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.

Kitchen Design Trends We’re Currently Obsessed With!

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Kitchen Design Trends We’re Currently Obsessed With!

What used to be an afterthought while designing homes, the kitchen has quickly gained prime real estate in the past few years. Houses are being designed keeping the kitchen in mind as it is seen as a space that brings the whole family together, while creating memories that last. 2016 has some promising new design trends rising and here are just a few that we can’t stop thinking about:

Beautiful Apartment Interior Kitchen

Dark Palettes: If you’re wondering what the color scheme for this year is going to be, look no further. The color palette in cooking spaces is going more bold and untraditional with a heavier lean toward shades of gray and black. A reflection of luxury, these darker shades are being contrasted with a hint of understated colors to lend a chic vibe to the space and makes it less overpowering. Glistening black appliances and cabinetry are finding their way into kitchens. If you are planning to re-model your kitchen, check out IFB’s home appliances and modular kitchens that sport a range of colors spanning subtle to bold.

A Beautiful New Apartment

Integrated Spaces: Kitchens are no longer the neglected rooms they used to be, assigned to a tiny corner of your home. In fact, 2016 has seen beautiful integration between living rooms and kitchens, knocking down doors. Not only does this create a more open atmosphere, it also brings in a multi-purpose functionality to the space. Consequently, the emphasis of proper space planning has become a lot more important. With lifestyles getting busier, there is no denying how much a properly installed kitchen that solves storage problems and provides endless possibilities is hard to resist! IFB’s range of the perfectly put together modular kitchens, beautifully displayed here, will definitely excite you!

Interior View of A Modern Kitchen With Kitchen Island Sink and Oven

Decluttering: If you’re conservative about the way you use your space around your homes, this is one trend you will be quick to adopt in your kitchen! Storage simplified, allows for decluttering by incorporating hidden drawers, rollouts, tilt-ups, and pullouts in kitchen cabinets. These are largely becoming a part of DIY home improvement projects to optimize spaces better and maintain a clean, uncluttered look. Locate an IFB point close to you from here, and take a good, close up look at the many ways you can curate your kitchen space!

A Cabinet With Opened Drawers and Inner Drawer In A Bathroom

Thinner Countertops: Sometimes slightly altering the profile of an element in the kitchen is all you need to transform the look completely and make it look larger. This is why thick, solid countertops are being traded for thinner, more refined styles. Considering kitchen spaces are becoming more integrated, designs are becoming more sleek and streamlined and we are sure the thin countertops are here to stay!

Wooden Table On Red Modern Kitchen Bench

Transparency: If you’re looking to create a striking kitchen that breaks the monotony in kitchen elements and cabinets while scoring high on simplicity, then this is for you. Interweaving transparency is gaining momentum in modern kitchens. It hinges on the concept of eliminating the division between food and storage spaces serving well to create a culinary experience that goes beyond the ingredients and the utensils. Not only does it create a more personal relationship with food, it also helps elevate the cooking process by putting greater emphasis on the choice and prepping of food. Instead of going all out, consider switching out wooden cabinet doors with glass doors or just go for open shelving!

Modern Kitchen Interior Design

Transitional Styling: Another big trend this year are transitional kitchens. For those who like to strike an alluring balance between the warmth that comes with traditional design and the streamlined clean lines that come with a contemporary appeal, a transitional kitchen makes just the right fit. It perfectly blends a functional kitchen space with a distinct style that offers a great deal of flexibility. Incorporating a transitional style is not difficult and can be achieved with minor tweaks or if you are looking to remodel, give your kitchen a complete transformation! It can be achieved anyway you want – be it combining complementary finishes, or experimenting with quirky items. Mixing up a lot of textures while keeping the colors neutral will add that spark. Even adding a unique pendant lighting can go a long way in sprucing up a traditional kitchen. If you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen, explore IFB’s range of modular kitchens that sport a range of textures, colors, and finishes that are best suited to your needs.

Detail of Modern Kitchen

7 secrets to maintaining a clean kitchen

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7 secrets to maintaining a clean kitchen

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, but it is also the place that gets messy and dirty quite easily. While many people think a good weekend scrub is the key to keeping the kitchen clean, the best way to go about it is to give a few minutes of your time every day to maintaining a clean kitchen.

Here are a few tips to help you keep your kitchen clean:

1. Use a garbage bowl when you cook

Garbage Bowl

A Garbage bowl is a container that you place on the counter to dump handfuls of peelings or scraps while you cook. This makes it easy to keep your kitchen clean as you go about cooking, saves you countless trips to the garbage or compost bin, and most importantly, keeps your kitchen mess-free and organised.

2. Use a cutting mat

Brussels Sprouts on Wooden Table

Chopping vegetables and tossing them into the pan is not always as elegant as we see it on cookery shows, right? The easy fix to that is using a cutting mat over the cutting board – you can easily pick up the mat with cut vegetables, bend it to a funnel and pour the contents into the pan.

3. Corral all that you require and prepare your work-space

Food Ingredients and Kitchen Utensils For Cooking

Place the spoons and utensils you will need to cook and will be re-using, on the counter. Deciding in advance what you will be needing, and what you can re-use while cooking, is a great way of keeping the mess to the minimum and also to make sure you don’t go looking around for things you need, in the middle of cooking.

4. Clean as you cook

Cleaning Kitchen With Sponge

A lot of people think this is quite a hassle, but cleaning whatever you are done with, makes sure there is less of a mess to be tackled later on. Just drop the used knives and spoons in a bowl of hot soapy water. You can use a splatter-screen on the stove makes cleaning off the grease and oil residue so much easier. It is also a good idea to clean your kitchen appliances like Microwave Oven right after you finish cooking. For easy cleaning with great results, try the IFB Microwave Care Pack.

5. Choose a good Dishwasher


Dishwashers are a great addition to a kitchen, as they can ensure easy work of the pile of dishes that can seem so intimidating. A good dishwasher can help make you look forward to cooking, without worrying about dealing with dirty dishes after every meal. IFB Dishwashers also come with Eco Wash feature which makes you save on electricity and water, and also ensures perfect hygiene with every wash. Buy one now!

6. Don’t rush through cooking

Closeup On Woman Putting Parsley On Pasta Dish

Hurry spoils curry, and definitely creates a lot of mess too! Avoid speed-cooking and see how everything you do get automatically more neat and organised. There are times when you really do need to fix a quick meal – for those times, it could help to have set options of dishes that are easy and can be dealt with easily, or use splatter-screens.

With IFB, you can get easy to clean built-it hobs that give you everyday convenience you need.

7. Use Appliances that are easy to clean


Keeping a kitchen clean requires diligence but a clean kitchen makes cooking a great experience every time. Apart from following cleaning routines, it also makes sense to invest in appliances that make cleaning your kitchen easy.

You can also keep your kitchen pristine by keeping those nasty odors at bay with IFB’s cooker hoods.

If you have any queries about kitchen appliances and modular kitchens that are easy to maintain, write to us at support@ifbappliances.com