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Erika Wochna

Back-to-School Appliances: Your “Must Have” Dorm Essentials

Back-to-school season is in effect, and many new college students will embark on one of the most exciting journeys of their lives. For those staying on campus, however, dorm rooms mark a new challenge. These students will be dealing with the challenges of being on their own for the first time. To help these young scholars prepare for dorm living, we’ve compiled some of our favorite back to school appliances that are absolutely essential.

Combat Stale “Dorm Room Smell” with an Air Purifier

Dorm rooms (somewhat rightly) have a bad reputation for their smell. Sharp’s Plasmacluster Air Purifier can ensure your dorm always stays fresh and inviting.  The True HEPA filtration system removes 99.97% of airborne pollutants including allergens such as dust, pollen, pet dander, and smoke from the air that passes through the filter.  The charcoal filter does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to removing odors.

In addition, Sharp’s patented Plasmacluster Ion® (PCI) technology actively cleans the air throughout the whole room by breaking down pollutants like germs, airborne and surface-adhering bacteria, fungus, mold, viruses – even mildew and laundry odors near the clothes hamper.  If your college is in a particularly arid part of the country, or if winter-time space heaters and radiators heaters dry out the air, your skin, hair and even your nasal passages, some Sharp® models can provide balanced humidity.

We’re not suggesting that your roommate will arrive with a moldy, germ-ridden, chain-smoking, long-haired cat with a litterbox and a space heater, but wouldn’t you rather be prepared?  The best part is that the filters can last for up-to-5 years, so you may not have to replace them the entire time you are in school. So get an air purifier in your freshman year, and fight off stale “dorm room smell” for your entire stay.

The Dorm Microwave: Your Ultimate Survival Tool

Dining hall food can get old pretty quickly. Make sure you’ve got plenty of backup options with a Sharp’s Orville Redenbacher Certified Carousel Microwave in your dorm room. Not only is it the perfect way to escape the dining hall, but it also will provide you with all the late-night study snacks you need! Our personal favorite? Popcorn of course! Visit our recipes tab for even more fun ways to mix up your popcorn game.

Convenient presets for Orville Redenbacher’s® Microwave Popcorn, potato, pizza, vegetables, beverage, and defrost make cooking easy. The single-touch Express Cook buttons and the “+30 Sec” key save you time and effort.

Make Time for Tea with Tea-Ceré

We love matcha for many reasons, the biggest of which being that it is a delicious way to fuel the day.  Matcha is actually green tea leaves that have been ground into a superfine powder and stirred into your tea-cup.  So you could say that it has all of the benefits of green tea – but stronger because you are ingesting the whole leaf.  The caffeine in matcha tea is comparable to coffee, but more evenly balanced – it brings you an alert vigilance that puts the coffee-jitters to shame.  Sharp’s Tea-Ceré makes enjoying fresh-ground, authentic matcha easier than ever before.

The Sharp’s Tea-Ceré tells a romantic tale.  Matcha begins with tencha tea.  Young green tea leaves are grown with great care and lightly covered to keep the sun from making the leaves too dark.  They are only picked by hand and then dried flat.  Tencha’s entire lifetime is spent being cared for in peace – never seeing a metal blade (which is an instrument of war) and never bruised by rollers (as many teas are).  When you prepare a cup of matcha tea for someone, it is more than a drink.  It is like a prayer; a sincere wish for a happy and peaceful life.  A love potion to share for a more peaceful world.  Make a cup for yourself to bring this gesture of peace into your own body-temple and harmonize with the world around you.

In Japanese culture, the matcha tea ceremony is a beautiful tradition.  The room is adorned with special banners and scrolls.  The tea is ground in stone, whisked with wood and the air is folded in to create a deep, jade tea with a light foam.  The symbolism, technique and etiquette of the tea ceremony has filled many books. Tea-Ceré was made in consultation with experts to preserve the traditional preparation process so that matcha made with Tea-Ceré is authentic. It’s endorsed by Japanese tea historians and enjoyed by thousands in Japan.

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SMC1132CS
SHARP CAROUSEL COUNTERTOP MICROWAVE OVEN 1.1 CU. FT. 1000W STAINLESS STEEL

This mid-sized 1.1 cu. ft.* stainless steel Sharp Carousel microwave is more than a great choice for reheating and everyday cooking, it’s also specifically tuned to achieve optimal popping results from the leader in microwave popcorn, Orville Redenbacher’s®.** Simply touch the “Popcorn” button on the SMC1132CS to choose the Classic Size (3.3 oz) or Single Serve Mini Bag (1.16 oz) of Orville Redenbacher’s® Microwave Popcorn. Then sit back and enjoy light and fluffy popcorn with the delicious, buttery flavor of Orville Redenbacher’s® Gourmet® Popping Corn.

The SMC1132CS is not just for popcorn. 1000 watts of power give you rapid reheating and fast cooking. Easy-to-clean stainless steel finish with scratch-resistant glass door complement your style. One-Touch controls, Auto Defrost and the Carousel turntable system make cooking and reheating faster and easier. It’s easy to see why home cooks throughout the world trust Sharp Carousel.

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TEA-CERÉ MATCHA TEA MAKER

Sharp Tea-Ceré makes enjoying authentic matcha easier. This delicious, traditional Japanese tea can be very difficult to prepare by hand. Created in consultation with leading Japanese tea experts, Sharp Tea-Ceré preserves the traditional Japanese preparation process for authentic matcha but with none of the hassle.

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FPF60UW
SHARP HEPA AIR PURIFIER WITH PLASMACLUSTER® ION TECHNOLOGY

A breath of fresh air in any medium-sized room, the Sharp FP-F60UW Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier with True HEPA Filtration effectively reduces pollen, dust, pet dander, smoke, germs, bacteria, viruses, odors, mold, and fungus in your living space. There is a dual stage filter system including an activated carbon filter and long-life True HEPA filter, which captures 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air that passes through it. Patented Plasmacluster® Ion Technology disperses positively and negatively charged ions throughout the room to safely break down microorganisms and odors (even those trapped in fabric, carpeting, and drapery!). The FP-F60UW air purifier is an ideal solution for allergy sufferers, asthmatics, pet owners, and smokers, and best used in a bedroom, living room, study, or exercise room. There are 3 manual fan speeds. The unit has LibraryQuiet™ operation (as quiet as 29 decibels, or the sound of rustling leaves) and is ENERGY STAR® rated, so you can run the unit continuously while saving money and energy.

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Green Tea Honey Mask

Guest blogger, Nicole Martin of Tea for Me Please, has compiled useful recipes using Sharp’s Tea-Ceré including this indulgent and relaxing matcha face mask! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of green tea powder 1…

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#TuesdayTip

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Spring into March full steam ahead! Try these lighter cooking options on the recipes tab tonight in your SuperSteam+™ Combination Steam and Convection Oven to prep for the warmer…

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Iced Matcha

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Cheers, we made it to Friday! We’re celebrating the start of the weekend the best way we know how – with matcha cocktails! As many of our readers know by…

40 Romantic Recipes

Skip the pricey Valentine’s Day pre-fixe menus and opt for a dinner in this weekend! We’re loving these Country Living Magazine 40 romantic recipes to whip up And check out even…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

The Domestic Man, a Sharp #NewWaveBlogger roasted brussels sprouts and bacon to the perfect texture that other microwaves could never achieve in the Sharp R-830 Convection Microwave Oven. …

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Sharp #NewWaveBlogger Chef Savvy makes all your sweet dreams come true baking this crispy apple treat in the Sharp R-930CS Convection Microwave Oven. See full recipe and details here.   INGREDIENTS 4 gala…

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#SharpNewWave Blogger, Ginger & Toasted Sesame strikes again with the help of the Sharp R-930CS Convection Microwave Oven! This perfect side dish features basil, chives, chicken stock and wine to create…

Tea Syrup

Combine the ingredients in a heat resistant bowl, stir,and microwave uncovered for 3-4 minutes at 600W. Pause the microwave to stir the mixture 2-3 times. The syrup will harden when it…

Tea Pudding

Combine A in a heat resistant bowl, microwave uncovered for 3 ½ minutes at 600W. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Mix in beaten eggs gently to avoid creating air bubbles. Pour the…

Steamed Tea Bread

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Tea Flavored Cream Puffs

Put water and sliced butter in a large heat resistant bowl (22cm diam. or more), and microwave uncovered for 3 minutes at 600W. Prepare to add 1/4 teaspoon of  potato starch. dd the…

Green Tea Swiss Roll

Spread some butter (separate from the cake mix) on a shallow baking pan. Line pan with parchment paper. Separate and reserve the egg whites and yolks. Put water and sliced butter…

Black Tea Pound Cake

Follow steps of Green Tea Pound Cake with Sugared red beans recipe. Add walnuts to, mix the substance, put in the cake pan, and top with mixture Bake in the oven for 45 min…

Tea Cookies

Combine butter with sugar and mix until the substance becomes white; add the egg and stir and add to . Mix wellCover and rest in the fridge for at least 30…

Tea Vinaigrette

Combine A in a bowl, and gently stir with a whisk. Great with sashimi (raw fish) or pasta. Add salad oil to a little at a time, whisking vigorously until it becomes thick and…

Green Tea Gratin

Clean the chicken breast meat, cut them into small pieces, and season with salt and pepper. Cut potato into small pieces and boil until soft.Transfer to a gratin dish. Add white…

Peperoncino with Tea

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Cream Pasta with Tea

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Sesame Soybean Powder Milk

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Try sprinkling a little cinnamon over your drinkPour hot milk and other ingredients into the tea container, press the MODE” button to select “LATTE” and then the START button Do NOT use…

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