HOW TO USE A FREEZER

To successfully freeze foods, there are some simple rules you need to follow. The two most important bits of advice are to make sure you wrap the foods very well, and that you keep careful track of what is in your freezer. Freezer burn is dehydration of the food caused by improper packing, and wastes […]

HYBRID APPLIANCES

In these modern times, wouldn’t you figure that everything that needs to be invented already has been invented? There are now more than 7 million patents. And that should be plenty, right? Perhaps. But as the world changes, so does the need for innovation. For instance, we’re running out of fresh water, so many new inventions […]

SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR APPLIANCES

The kitchen in my previous home resembled a time capsule of 1950’s appliance splendor.  The yellow enamel wall oven with its round glass window was state of the art in 1953, but had become a vintage curiosity by the time I lived there.  The matching yellow cook top still worked fine, but looked rather dated, […]

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 […]

APPLIANCES TIPS

Healthy Appliance Tip #1: For best dryer performance and to prevent possible fire, inspect outside vent weekly for lint obstruction and good air flow. Healthy Appliance Tip #2: For best dishwasher performance, run water at the kitchen sink until hot just before starting your dishwasher.  It’s also best to use soft water for improved washability […]

MAKE KITCHEN APPLIANCES LAST LONGER

Refrigerator Clean the condenser coil with a vacuum cleaner or brush several times a year, unless otherwise directed by the manufacturer (some new models have coils that don’t need to be cleaned). The refrigerator will operate more efficiently, cutting your electric bill. Regularly clean beneath the appliance — accumulated dirt and dust can interfere with […]

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR MAJOR KITCHEN APPLIANCES

Appliances are part of our daily modern lives. Appliances, alone, do not make a kitchen. But, they just might be the most important aspect of your space. After all, the kitchen’s primary function is for preparing and cooking meals. How high-end do you want to go? Chefs and bakers who plan to use the restaurant-quality […]

Quick Fix For Your Appliance

Refrigerator If your refrigerator conks out on a hot day and you have a cat or a dog, immediately check the coils for pet hair. Service pros find this problem on half of their refrigerator calls. The coils are the black tube-and-wire grid that cools the fluid in the compressor. A buildup of hair will […]

Refrigerator not cooling?

Check the temperature dial and cooling coils It could be as simple as turning the dial to a cooler setting. Check the controls. Our pro plumber says it’s not uncommon to find that the refrigerator controls are set wrong. Someone may have bumped the dial while putting away the milk or an inquisitive toddler may […]

REPAIRING A REFRIGERATOR

A refrigerator is one of the few appliances in your home that runs continuously, day or night, keeping your food cold. If you consider how hard a refrigerator has to work, it is actually quite amazing that they break down so infrequently. On the rare occasion your refrigerator does stop working, you may face a […]