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SHOPPING FOR REFRIGERATOR

refrigerator tricks1 Take a look at whatever you currently have inside your kitchen area.

Look at everything – how significant the area do you have inside your home? What do you intend on installing right there? Do you have any kind of ideas to finally alter? These are typically important items that you have to remember before buying your freezer or fridge. It will also help you actually when you shop. Be sure to take measurements of your own freezer or fridge for those who have definitely unmovable space which you won’t be able to do anything with. It will help a good deal when you go buying.

2 Have an idea what kind of fridge you need

Will you need something like 20 different smaller crisper compartments? Or maybe are you basically satisfied with one particular modest ice-cubes creator? These are everything to consider before you purchase something at a electronic devices vendors or maybe home appliances provider. You have a great deal to be aware of with what you wish to get, the idea will aid you to complete the ideal acquisition afterwards. Plus, let’s admit it … precisely how is it possible to make a mistake with simply figuring out just what you would like?

3  Take the time to have a look at an actual unit

Absolutely. Even if you get it on the internet, you have to just be sure you know very well what your own refrigerator needs to have or even feature so you find out what just you need for your family fridge prior to buying this. Speak with a marketing associates in the retail outlet that you simply examine and enquire  whatever they would certainly suggest and after that compare prices. You undoubtedly will not regret it in the long run! That’s beyond doubt!

4 Have fun buying new refrigerator or freezer

Deciding on a family fridge won’t really need to be a critical challenge. Yet, it really does should be finished with feeling of pleasure as well as feeling of ” This is the thing that I really want / absolutely need, i would buy it! There is hardly ever anything wrong with confidence, plus a electronics distributors and also kitchen appliances vendor undoubtedly won’t have any qualms over it! Take the time to choose something that you may absolutely love!

5 Purchase On the web!

If you buy your refrigerator online, you are going to be able to not simply save a certain amount of money, yet you’ll likewise be able to quickly and easily receive what you want, plus can be sure when will get present. It’s actually much better than impulse buying now with impulse buying, shoppers don’t have time so you can get your current cooking area set up! These are simply a few things that you need to take into account with regards to hoping to get a new fridge. You can find tons of great deals and also other fantastic points such as that if you just take some time to check on all of them out on the web nevertheless, be sure you see them personally first. Shoppers wont be sorry!

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Care and Maintenance Tips to Make Appliances Last

Clean Refrigerator Coils

 

If your refrigerator stops working on a hot day, suspect the coils. Service pros find this problem on half of their refrigerator calls. On many fridges, you get to the coils by removing the front grille. Then push a coil cleaning brush (sold at home centers) into the coils, pull it back and vacuum it clean. If the coils are located on the back, pull out your fridge to clean them. Bonus: The clean coils will cool more efficiently and save you money on your utility bill!

 

Avoid Overloads

 

You may think you’re saving time, water or energy by cramming more clothes into your washer and dryer. But overloading any washer or dryer causes damage to motors, belts and other moving parts. Some of the repairs are so expensive that you’re better off buying a new machine.

Recalibrate Your Oven Temperature Setting

 

If the temperature in your oven seems off, or if your new oven just doesn’t heat like your old one, you can recalibrate the temperature setting. Use the instructions in your manual or go online and search for a downloadable version using your oven’s model number. Place a good-quality oven thermometer on the center shelf and wait for the oven to maintain a constant temperature. Then follow the procedure outlined in your manual to match the temperature setting to the thermometer reading.

Keep It Quiet

 

Washers and dryers transfer vibrations to floors and telegraph noise throughout the house. The solution is to set their feet on rubber anti-vibration pads (available at some home centers and online).

 

Keep the Dishwasher Clean

 

When your dishwasher no longer gets your dishes clean, a food-filled filter is most often to blame. If it’s clogged, water can’t make it to the spray arms to clean the dishes in the top rack. The fix takes two minutes. Simply pull out the lower rack and remove the filter cover inside the dishwasher. (Check your owner’s manual if you can’t spot the filter.) Then use a wet/dry vacuum to clean off the screen. While you’re there, slide the nearby float switch up and down. If the cover sticks, jiggle it up and down and clean it with water.

Don’t Slam the Doors!

 

If you continually drop or slam the lid to your washer or dryer (top or front load), you’re going to break the lid/ door switch. That’ll cost you at least $100. Avoid this repair by lowering the lid and gently closing the door.

Clean Window Air Conditioners in Spring

 

A window air conditioner can hold some nasty surprises after winter storage. Aside from harmless stuff like dust and dead bugs, it might contain health threats like mold or mouse droppings. So before you lug it to a window, vacuum all the surfaces, especially the fins on the exterior face of the unit (that’s good for efficiency and performance, too). Also pull off the cover panel, and vacuum and clean the foam filter. Finally, plug it in and fire it up. Better to blow dust around the garage than your bedroom.

Remember the Magic Button

 

All disposers have an overload feature that automatically shuts off the power when the motor becomes overloaded and gets too hot. Once the motor cools, simply push the reset button on the side of or under the unit.

Clean Up Stove Spills

 

If a stove burner won’t come on, the likely culprit is spilled food. Use a toothbrush to clean off food spills from the igniter. On an electronic ignition stove, it’s a little ceramic nub located either on the stovetop or under the ceramic seal strike plate. Also make sure that the round ceramic seal strike plate is properly seated on the burner.

Fight Stinky Fridge Syndrome

 

If your power goes out and the food in your fridge and freezer goes bad, you’ve got a really stinky mess on your hands. Here’s what to do to get rid of the smell:

  1. Remove the food and wipe everything down with a disinfecting cleaning spray.
  2. Clean all the nooks and crannies inside the freezer, especially the shelf supports.
  3. Smash about 12 charcoal briquettes and spread the chunks on two trays. One goes in the fridge, the other in the freezer.
  4. Crunch up newspaper and fill the shelves with it.
  5. Close the doors and walk away, giving the charcoal and newspaper time to absorb odors.
  6. Replace the old newspaper and charcoal with fresh stuff every day for about a week or until the smell is gone.

Electric Stove Burners Need Good Contact

 

If a burner on your electric stove isn’t working properly, turn the burner off and pull it out of its socket. Then plug it in again and wiggle it around. If it feels loose, remove the burner again and gently bend the burner prongs slightly outward for a tighter connection.

Clean Fridge Gaskets

 

If you keep your refrigerator door gaskets clean, they’ll seal properly and last the life of the fridge. But if you let sticky foods like syrup and jam build up on the door gasket, they’ll glue the gasket to the frame. Pulling harder on a stuck door eventually tears the gasket, and that’ll cost you $100 or more to fix. Plus, if the door doesn’t seal properly, the fridge has to run longer, and that’ll boost your electric bill. Clean the door gasket with warm water and a sponge. Don’t use detergents; they can damage the gasket.

Clean Out Disposer Crud

 

Your disposer will smell better if you clean the splash guard. Lift the flaps and scrub them (especially the under side) with a toothbrush and grease-cutting cleaner.

Heat Up a Lukewarm Dryer

 

If your clothes dryer isn’t heating properly, first make sure the machine isn’t set to “fluff air”—a nonheat setting. If that’s not it, the lint filter may be clogged. Even if the filter looks clean, it may be covered by a nearly invisible film caused by dryer sheets. Test your filter by pouring water into it. If the filter holds water, it’s past time to clean it. This film reduces airflow and forces the thermostat to shut off the heat before the clothes are dry. Pull out the filter and scrub it in hot water with a little laundry detergent and a stiff kitchen brush. Also check the outside dryer vent for any lint that may have built up there.

 

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KITCHEN TIPS

10 Simple Kitchen Tips You Wish Someone Told You Earlier

1.Use tongs to cooking pretty much everything

Spatulas are awesome for anything that needs to be flipped or scraped, like eggs and pancakes. For everything else, tongs are the way to go. They’re much more nimble and less awkward to use, and you’ll find far fewer things jumping from your pan onto the floor. If you have non-stick cookware, be sure to use tongs with nylon tips.

2. Store everything in tupperware

As much as I’d like to be the kind of person who trims their herbs, puts them in an vase then wraps them in a damp paper towel so they last a week, I’m way too lazy for that. The good news though is that tupperware keeps almost everything fresh for much longer than your crisper, including berries, salad greens and produce that has already been cut. Because it is reusable, it is also more ecofriendly.

3. If you own a knife, don’t use a garlic press

Peeling and pressing garlic is a huge waste of time. To use a clove of garlic, set it on a cutting board and smash it with the flat side of a big knife . The papery skin will come right off, and you can mince it real quick right there in about 10 seconds. Done.

4. Keep a separate cutting board for things you don’t want flavored with garlic and onion

Assuming you follow any recipe ever, you’ll probably be using your cutting board for cutting onions or garlic. If so, I recommend getting a separate board you keep aside for cutting fruit, cheeses and other things that you’d prefer didn’t absorb the odors of previous meals.

5. Herbs that are supposed to be green should be purchased fresh, not dry

With the possible exception of dried oregano (great in Mexican, Greek and Italian foods), herbs are always better fresh. They’re also cheap and available almost anywhere. In particular, always buy fresh parsley, basil, cilantro, thyme, tarragon or chives if you can help it (a few should be in your fridge at all times). The dried versions are OK if not too old, but they’re very delicate and the jar will probably go bad before you use it twice.

6. Don’t bother with pre-filled spice racks

If you want spices to serve their purpose (making food taste better), you shouldn’t own a pre-filled spice rack. Spices go off quickly, and when their color starts to dull they’ve lost a lot of their flavor. There are several dried spices that are invaluable in my kitchen (cinnamon, cloves, curry powder, cumin, coriander, chili pepper, etc.), but you should purchase them as you need them, and in small quantities unless you use them frequently.

7. Overcooking is probably your biggest kitchen mistake

Overcooked vegetables are mushy and flavorless, overcooked meat is tough and chalky, overcooked grains are soggy and fall apart. In other words, overcooked food is bad food. Learn the art of taking food off the heat just before it is done, and let it finish cooking with its internal temperature. You can always cook it more, but you can never cook it less.

8. If it tastes OK but not great, it probably needs salt—and maybe some vinegar or olive oil

If you think you’ve added enough salt but something is still off, try a small splash of vinegar or lemon (any acid) to brighten the flavor. If the food is dry or sticky, try adding a touch of olive oil. These three things can fix almost any lackluster meal.

9. Don’t buy regular big onions, use shallots or leeks

For most everyday cooking, milder onions will enhance your dish and give it more nuance. Big, strong onions certainly have their place in cooking (soups, roasts, etc.), but most kitchen experiments will be improved by more subtle onion flavor.

10. Fruit (other than berries) shouldn’t be stored in the fridge

Refrigerators dull the taste of most produce, so if you bought something that doesn’t need to go in there leave it out. Most fruits including apples, oranges, pears and bananas don’t belong in the refrigerator unless you’re not planning on eating them soon. I don’t refrigerate tomatoes, avocados or peppers either. Very hot climates are an exception, however.