Buyer’s Guide to finding the right oven for your modern kitchen

 Beko introduces safe, smart features to cook your meals

Ovens are must-haves in any modern kitchen. Their innovative functions and features only not ensure that meals are made quickly, efficiently and safely but that these appliances make your kitchen attractive as well. 

According to Dyeun Zapanta, Sales and Marketing Head of Beko Philippines, today’s modern kitchen is all about the efficiency, sleek design, and functionality of your appliances. As most of us spend some time and effort preparing meals for the family, it is important to find the right cooker that can address your very specific needs.

To help you find the right choice, Beko, one of the Europe’s largest and most popular appliance brands, listed some of key things to consider when buying a new oven.

 Size and Capacity

If you are re-designing your kitchen or thinking of upgrading your built-in cooker, the size and capacity should be the first things you should consider. This factor is important since there are different kinds of oven sizes to choose from.

For instance, if you need an oven to carry out most of your everyday cooking, the built-in Single Ovens are the ideal cooker for you. With their 60cm height, you can place them anywhere in your kitchen. This oven is also perfect for families who don’t have enough kitchen space for double ovens but still want to get the benefits of capacity cookers. Beko’s range of single ovens come in 65L to extra-large 82L capacities. 

However, not all kitchens are spacious so if yours isn’t, Beko’s Compact Ovens can be the ideal option. With its 45cm height, you can place it in between your cabinet columns without taking much of the space. This cooker is just the right size and has a 40L capacity

 If you happen to have a large kitchen, Beko’s Double Ovens are the best choice especially if you like preparing multiple dishes at once. These ovens can be built-in to your kitchen’s cabinet columns. It comes in a 72cm and 90cm height model and its double oven capacities are also great for multiple cooking with its 48L and 65L capacity, respectively.


After deciding on the size and capacity, it’s time to think about which type of oven you need. There are three types of ovens to choose from namely, conventional, fan, and multi-functional ovens.

Conventional ovens are ideal for traditional home cooks. This type of oven allows for a conventional-style of cooking since the heat comes from the top and bottom heating elements and does not have a fan to circulate the heat.

Fan ovens, on the other hand, are best for baking or if you often cook dishes that require even temperature. With fan ovens, the heat is distributed evenly throughout the entire cooking compartment using either single or multiple fans.

And if you’re a home cook who enjoys experimenting with different cooking methods, the Multi-function oven is right for you. It can be used for grilling, defrosting, or baking and with more functions, you can cook any dish you like.

Easy-to-clean feature

Another feature you should consider is the self-cleaning feature. While you may enjoy cooking, let’s face it, cleaning the oven after using it can be a hassle.

Beko integrated self-cleaning features in its line-up of cookers to help cut your cleaning time. Its Pyrolytic Self Cleaning™ and SimplySteam Cleaning™ features clean away unwanted dirt, germs and food debris quickly and thoroughly so you spend more time with your family and less time cleaning up.

 The 120-minute Pyrolytic Self-cleaning cycle function helps burn stubborn stains into a fine ash by safely heating your oven to 500 °C. The ash can then be simply wiped away with a piece of cloth, without the need of any detergents or chemicals. For ovens that are not too dirty ovens, you can use the shorter 90-minute eco-pyrolytic cycle. The 90-minute cycle saves 25 percent of energy consumption.

 Some Beko ovens also have the SimplySteam Cleaning™ technology that cleans using steam. After using, simply remove the accessories, pour some water into the tray and place it at the bottom level of the cooker. Then, set the operation knob to start the steam cleaning process. Once the cycle is done, you can now wipe away all the dirt inside using a clean cloth. 

Extra features

The last factor that you should consider when buying an oven is the range of extra features that come with it. Beko’s line-up of ovens offer a handful of modern and practical features, such as the Split&Cook feature that allows you to split the oven into two separate cooking zones so you can have two different temperatures without mixing the scents and flavors of your dishes; the Multi-Dimensional Cooking feature that cooks evenly and efficiently through the use of multiple dishes that traps its own supply of hot air enabling you to cook homogeneously and with maximum efficiency; and Safety features such as Gas Safety and Flame Failure that automatically cut off the gas flow when the fire is accidentally extinguished by the wind or any liquid, thereby, preventing gas leakage.


Zapanta further said, “Beko has since innovated numerous features for our cooker line-up. This is our way to ensure that you can take advantage of all the latest technologies that make every day cooking a truly enjoyable experience.”


Strengthening its local presence in the country, Beko Philippines continues to penetrate the Filipino market. Since 2015, the company already doubled its distribution, as well as tripled its sales through an enhanced and domineering product line that continuously meets the demands of the consumers.

To know more about Beko and Beko Philippines, like their Facebook fan page (@BekoPH) or visit their website at

Grocery Shopping Made Easy with Easy Grocery

When I was in the United States I was totally dependent on online grocery shopping I felt as if my life depended on it. I was always shipping that someone would create an app that would be apt for the Philippine market. I was really excited to be available to try this app.

These are the same exact dilemmas of Easy Grocery President and Developer Mr. Eugene Leoncio described on how he came up with the perfect solution, the Easy Grocery App! He wants his wife to have the easiest, most flexible way to grocery so she won’t have to queue in lines, forgot items, surpass the budget nor literally skip the shopping because she’s either too tired, too busy, or both.

Easy Grocery is a location-based app where customers can purchase grocery items and have it delivered to their doorsteps. It is practically grocery-shopping without leaving the comforts of your home or anywhere you may be.

All you need is your smartphone, an internet connection. Grocery shopping finally made easy with Easy Grocery App.

How to Easy Grocery

1) Download the App from App Store or Googleplay Store

2) Set your delivery location

3) Select your delivery location

4) Pay using Credit Card, Cash or PayPal

5) Choose your delivery option: Store Pickup or Home Delivery

6) Wait for your grocery.

Payment options:

(1) Credit/Debit card

(2) COD, Cash on Delivery

(3) Earned Points

Another reason why Easy Grocer is ahead of its competitors is the fact that once you signed up, you are automatically eligible for earned points every time you do your shopping via their app. One complete grocery transaction is equal to a point that you could collect and use as payment!

Things To Know About Easy Grocery App

No Price Mark Up

Price is the same in the app and in leading groceries. This is definitely a win-win situation for shoppers because they get the same SRP but less the challenge of going to the grocery.
Different Payment Options

Currently, Easy Grocery is accepting credit and debit cards, cash on delivery and points earned through the app.

Provides Real-Time Data

As providing convenience is one of the priorities of Easy Grocery, the app sends notifications to its customers so they know the status of their order. The application is equipped with GPS tracker that enables the customers to get real-time data. What’s cool is that shoppers can also contact their riders.

Out Of Stock Notification

The Easy Grocery app will send a notification if the item is not in stock. A runner will also contact you to give you options.

Easy Grocery’s Mission is to provide convenience, quality service and a “no-worries” grocery shopping and grocery. And although they are only currently available for shoppers in the Metro, with their vision to be one of the leading grocery delivery services in Asia, they are on their way to expand their territory!

One of Easy Grocery’s objective is to be able to provide its customers with a wide variety of supermarket options. It is for this reason that they do not have a tie-up with any particular supermarket. They also as mentioned earlier do not mark up products, so how do they earn? Honestly, just by their runners and riders fees.

Runner’s fee is a fixed Php 100.00. Runner/s are trained personnel who will act as buyers of your orders from the store you have chosen – SM Supermarkets, Ayala Metromarkets, Robinson’s Rustan’s, and Puregold to name a few.

Just a few observations :

1. Search buttons are definitely needed for this app. It’s a bit tricky to be scrolling up and download A search button would have made my life easier when I was testing the app,

2. Please sell Rice because that was the first item that I looked for when I was looking and exploring the app.

3. Please add more inventories because it’s really lacking. I have cats and I looked for cat food and it wasn’t available.

4. Please add more grocery affiliates as I wanted items from Shopwise , Cash and Carry or even Waltermart 

5. Please make chat button with staff easier to use as that was really a challenge I got two notifications about the items that I ordered and I really had a hard time because I couldn’t read the messages right away. It took me 15 minutes to figure out that part.

Try Easy Grocery right now! Download the app on Apple Store or Google Play!

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Email them at [email protected]

 Official Easy Grocery App Website:

Ramen Nagi Opens Latest Branch in Nuvali

I admit it, I’m a bit Ramen crazy these days. And who could blame me? They’re big bowls of warmth, love and joy! In short, reliable comfort food. You just know that you’ll feel sufficiently full after one bowl of ramen. 

Ramen Nagi originally hails from Tokyo, and they also have stores in Hong Kong. They first opened their Manila branch last December 2013 in SM Aura and the rest as they say is history.

Ramen Nagi is one of the most popular ramen shop in Japan. Few years back, they brought the yummy goodness in the Philippines. Last September 23, 2017, they recently opened a new branch in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The event was exclusive for food bloggers, distinguished guests and other key stakeholders. The branch formally opened the following day to the general public.

I was handed a menu together with a funky, red pencil and was asked to encircle my choices. You can customize the richness of the broth, the “special sauce”, garlic intensity, pork section, spiciness, even the firmness of the noodles.

 How awesome! That was great because I have a very low tolerance for spicy food, and on the other hand, I personally like soft, almost soggy noodles. OR you can just put a check on Chef Recommendation box and let them do all the work for you.


You can also indicate if you want certain add-ons like egg or seaweed. With its servings of authentic Japanese Ramen, Ramen Nagi could very well be a sanctuary for all noodle lovers. 

Their Nuvali store is located at Solenad 2 Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna (just near the newly built Ayala Mall, facing the national road going to Tagaytay).

Yummy Treats from Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run

Score back-to-school offers from Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run
Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run are making back-to-school season more delightful with treats you and your kids will surely enjoy. 

PHOTO CAPTION: Back-to-school is bound to get sweeter Griffin’s Cookie Bear biscuits and Res|Toe|Run Kids.

Goodies from New Zealand’s Favorite Biscuit Bakers, Griffin’s Cookie Bear, await those shopping at Res|Toe|Run. With every single receipt purchase of Res|Toe|Run Kids’ footwear, you can get a complimentary pack of Cookie Bear Hundreds & Thousands. Available in Pink and Chocolate Icing variants, and made with real New Zealand milk, these delicious biscuits are perfect for recess and after-school snacking. Get these freebies until August 9 in these Res|Toe|Run branches: UP Town Center, TriNoma, Alabang Town Center, Estancia Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, Harbor Point Subic, Nuvali, Abreeza Davao, and Ayala Center Cebu. 
You and your little ones can also meet the adorable Cookie Bear mascot and get to play the Cookie Match tablet game to win Griffin’s Cookie Bear biscuits and other prizes. Mark your calendars and head over to these Res|Toe|Run branches: Robinsons Magnolia on July 2; Alabang Town Center on July 9; TriNoma Mall on July 16; and UP Town Center on July 23. 
To make back-to-school season even more fun and exciting, Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run will be giving away Php 1,000 Res|Toe|Run gift certificates to ten (10) lucky winners of its online promo. Learn more about this and other surprises on the Griffin’s Facebook page (
Share delightful moments with your kids, and make school and bonding time sweeter with Griffin’s Cookie Bear biscuits, and Res|Toe|Run Kids, a children-focused line of Res|Toe|Run, a fashion footwear “restaurant-concept” store. For more details, follow their Facebook and Instagram pages (@ResToeRunOfficial).

Athena Milk

Athena is a product of Unilab, the biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, with a presence in ten countries in the region, including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and China.Unilab’s portfolio of more than 350 brands includes some of the biggest prescription and consumer healthcare in the Philippines.It’s biggest prescriptions segments are the cardiovascular, anti-infective and endometabolic categories.

What’s good about is that Athena Milk is low in fat which is important for women who watch their figure and calorie intake. Athena Milk is high in Calcium and a good source of other nutrients such as Vitamin D and K, Magnesium and Phosphorus which promotes health and helps prevent bone deterioration and osteoporosis. Athena Milk also contains antioxidants, Vitamins A, E, and Zinc which promotes healthy, rejuvenated skin.

Drink Athena milk. Athena with Beautrition offers women the benefits of milk infused with a powerful combination of antioxidants, Vitamin A, E and Zinc for healthy glowing skin. It’s basically a way to further nourish your body to pave the way for beautiful skin from within. You can slather all the expensive creams in the world, but if you don’t have enough vitamins and antioxidants in your system then they won’t be as effective.

On the other hand, some of Unilab’s well-known consumer brands are Ceelin, Enervon, Biogesic, Alaxan, Solmux, Neozep, and Myra E.Unilab has also made available personal care products which includes Myra, pH Care, and Celeteque lines.For more information about Unilab, please visit

Crave Healthy Corn Chips

Unilab, the manufacturer of prescription and consumer health products in the Philippines, is addressing nutrition deficit in pregnant mothers and meeting their craving needs with the new Crave Healthy.

Get your nutritious and delicious snacking fix in-between meals with CRAVE Healthy! Yummy corn chips enriched with essential nutrients like Folic Acid, Calcium, and Iron to support your daily needs, good for both mommy and baby.
First snack product in the Philippines that’s specially developed by doctors and nutritionists for pregnant women.

  • Reduced sodium
  • No trans fat
  • Has just the right amount of calories to give you the extra energy that a pregnant woman  needs daily.

Crave Healthy is a corn chip. The company claims it is the ‘first snack product in the Philippines that’s specially developed by doctors and nutritionists for pregnant women.’ It contains iron, calcium and folic acid and is low in sodium.

According to Unilab, the real reason for coming up with such a product is 1 out of 4 pregnant Filipinos are not getting the right nutrients.

Unilab is taking a big leap into the healthy snacking segment with Crave Healthy for pregnant mothers. Food for mothers-to-be usually comes in the form of home prepared food that is burst with nutrition.

Few packaged goods company will have the desire to introduce packaged food specially for pregnant mothers because this would put themselves in a difficult situation ethically. Even if they do so, it usually comes in products that are seen less decadent like Yogi tea.

Restaurant Engagement Conference

Mplify is a marketing company established with a good purpose and powered by great passion to help businesses reach its full potential, amplify their businesses, and to provide business solutions through various marketing strategies and PR campaigns.The first Restaurant  Engagement Conference is by Mplify on August 12, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas, Manila. It is an event dedicated to F&B Industry to be attended by SMEs, new brands, aspiring restaurateurs, F&B Professionals, and restaurant owners. REC aims to Recreate your brand for today’s new trend, Empower local crafts and businesses, and Capture the right market which will be discussed by our respected speakers in order to utilize strategic marketing tools that will optimize Restaurant business performance in which Customer Engagement is the NEW RULE of the GAME.

Mplify is grateful to its generous Sponsors and Strategic Partners: Maybank, Globe MyBusiness, 7,107 Culture + Cuisine, Agape Pastries & Tartines, Mrs. Fields, Kitchenails, Mode Devi, Leaprenuer, Ink-All-You-Can, Karuva Travel & Tours, Where To Eat Philippines, Nail It!, Color Ads and Digital Services Inc., MAPI, YanYan International, and Derm Care. And to our Media Partners: Manila Standard,, Global News Network (GNN), Asenso Pinoy, Chinoy TV, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Business World, Inquirer Mobile, Experience Travel and Living, Business Insight, Pilipino Mirror, SMNI, HUE Channel, Entrep TV, Remate Express, The Village Connect, Psst!, Pinas, Peoples Journal, and Women’s Journal

REC is dedicated to support Children’s Hour as its beneficiary to help One Children One Hour at a time.

To register, visit and follow our social media accounts for REC updates in Facebook page @mplifyph and Instagram @mplify_ph.

For othe inquiries, you may reach us thru our mobile numbers: 0998.887.6063 / 0977-3597602 or email us at [email protected]

Minions take over McDonald’s 

It’s Minions Mania on May 31 as the mischievous Minions take over McDonald’s with the return of the Despicable Me 3 Happy Meal!

Say “Bello!” to your favorite yellow creatures and characters from the movie with 10 new toy designs available in every Happy Meal purchase in-store and via Drive-Thru, Take-Out and McDelivery. Each toy has its own unique personality and feature!

Get ready to hunt down all 10 toys as soon as they launch (and be quick – we think they will sell out fast!

Despicable Me 3 Happy Meal Toys

Enjoy the Despicable Me 3-themed menu items (plus the Instagram-worthy packaging), starring the Despicable Me Trio. It features the NEW Cheesy Burger McDo—our beefy Burger McDo topped with a slice of creamy American cheese; the Honey Banana McFloat—a sweet Honey Banana flavored Sprite McFloat; and our World Famous Fries!

Despicable Me 3 Trio

Other Minions-approved menu items are also available: the Honey Banana McFloat N’ Fries Combo; Banana Pie a la Mode—our sweet Banana Pie topped with vanilla soft serve, drizzled with luscious caramel topping; and the Banana McDip—our creamy vanilla soft serve covered in crunchy banana-flavored dip on a blue wafer cone (available in Dessert Centers and select stores only).

Honey Banana McFloat N’ Fries Combo 

Head over to McDonald’s now to grab all 10 Despicable Me 3 Happy Meal toys and these limited time offer treats before they run out! Share your love for the Minions at McDonald’s via the official Facebook fan page,, or by tagging @McDo_PH to your sweet and funny McDo moments on Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #MinionsAtMcDo


Quench Your Thrist With Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water

Summer season is upon us! This is the time to bask under the glorious rays of the sun and have fun- sunbathe at the beach, engage in outdoor sports, or just simply enjoy the balmy weather without the fear of rain disrupting our activities.
However, with temperatures soaring during these sweltering summer months, we all need to be aware when our bodies are trying to tell us we need a good dose of rehydration. Water comprises 70% of our bodies, and once this level decreases by even a small percentage, we become dehydrated. Here are some of the most common symptoms of dehydration to watch out for:

1. Increased thirst

Thirst is the body’s most automatic indicator of dehydration. It is the first reminder that we need to restore fluid balance for our bodies to function properly

2. Headaches and dizziness

When we are dehydrated, the water content in our body drops and results in a decreased flow of oxygen to the brain. This triggers the pain receptors surrounding our brains, inducing nagging migraines and feelings of dizziness.
3. Decreased urination

Maintaining a healthy fluid balance is imperative in keeping our biological functions running smoothly. When we are dehydrated, the kidneys try to conserve water by concentrating urine, so when urine is appears in a darker yellow shade, it means that the body’s fluid balance has been compromised.

4. Dry skin

Our skin’s appearance and elasticity is very much affected by our fluid balance. When we are dehydrated, fluids pull away from our skin and redirect to other major organs in the body to preserve proper biological functions.

5. Sluggishness and fatigue

Dehydration can definitely affect your body’s endurance levels throughout the day, causing feelings of tiredness and decreased alertness. This can impair concentration and cause a disruption with daily and work activities.

The most effective way to revert the effects of dehydration and heat exhaustion is by increasing fluid intake, and water is definitely the most effective key to restoring our body’s all-important fluid balance. Our bodies also lose important nutrients when we are dehydrated, so drinking water high in natural minerals and nutrients is also important in keeping our biological functions running in tiptop condition.
 Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water is complete with a high mineral profile to slake your thirst and provide your body with the nutrients it needs while giving you a deep sense of well-being apparent from your first sip. Whether at work, after sport or simply in between – Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water is the perfect companion to survive the scorching heat.

Originating from the depths of Germany’s Volcanic Eifel region, Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water has a unique nutritional balance of calcium, magnesium and bicarbonate, which cannot be found in regular drinking water. It provides the body with valuable minerals and trace elements that the body cannot generate on its own. One liter of Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water satisfies 1/3 of the daily calcium requirement and more than a quarter of the magnesium requirement that supports your energy metabolism and can help to reduce tiredness and fatigue.

Its refreshing taste profile is amped up by its delightful fizzy mouthfeel, quenching your thirst deeply from the first sip to the last. Gerolsteiner’s natural sparkling fizz comes from its concentration of bicarbonates and is not artificially carbonated like soda. This aids the body’s digestive functions without the added calories, sugar and chemicals.
This summer, have a fizzy pick-me-up thirst quencher. Keep yourself safe from dehydration and maintain your body’s vitality—refresh and rejuvenate with Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water

Yummy and healthy snacking made easy with CalCheese


As an early Mother’s Day celebration, Mayora Philippines recently launched CalCheese, a new cheese wafer biscuit for the wais mom. Held at the City of Dreams, the event was hosted by actress and proud mother of two, Dimples Romana, who expressed her enthusiasm over the snack.


With CalCheese, Filipino moms won’t have to choose between treats that their kids will like and snacks that are nutritious. Yummy and healthy, CalCheese is made from real cheddar cheese and milk, making it a source of calcium and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and B12. These nutrients help in a child’s development by boosting their immune system, strengthening their bones, and giving them energy all throughout the day. Continue reading »