Q: I am remodeling my kitchen at the end of July using IKEA cabinets, but I've run into a design problem: I want the upper cabinets to be ceiling-height, but my ceiling is 7' 6". IKEA sells 30-inch and 40-inch upper cabinets.
Q: Do you know if there is such thing as heat-resistant wallpaper? I saw pictures with kitchens that have very nice wallpaper behind the counters, and it goes even on the wall above the stove. I figured it might resist the heat.
Q: I am looking for either an espresso machine or a single-cup coffee machine that is very easy and quick to use (like push one button while I get ready for work in the morning kind of quick). And almost more important than the price is that it brews super-hot coffee or espresso.
Q: My nine-year-old daughter loves to help in the kitchen. She's confident enough to use a knife, but my big chef's knife is too big for her, and my paring knife is too small. What size or style of knife is right for my tiny chef?
Q: I have some new 18-gauge aluminum baking sheets with no coating, shiny aluminum. They got put through the dishwasher and now are streaked and dark. I hesitate to use them again, because I think I'd get uneven heating due to the mottled dark streaks.
Q: I can find pie carriers, pizza carriers, and cake carriers, but where can I find a good carrier for pound cake? I see bread containers, but the problem with them is that one is expected to pull the bread out from the end, which doesn't work with a frosted pound cake.
Q: I just moved into a new house with a great IKEA kitchen, with a discontinued door style that we love (SOLAR beech). We'd love to switch out some base cabinet doors for deep drawers. We can get the drawer hardware, but I'm not sure if there's anywhere to find discontinued IKEA drawer fronts.