Whether you have a built-in cooktop or a range, the stovetop is a vitally important appliance in the kitchen. Without a properly functioning stovetop, you’re likely to struggle to make anything from grilled cheese to a gourmet feast. Fortunately, many stovetop issues can be easily resolved with a little care. So, here we’ll explore some [...]
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It is easy to assume that since your dishwasher only washes dishes, it should be basically clean. Unfortunately, this can make it an unpleasant surprise, when you open up the door to be greeted by a nasty reek. A bad smell is a sure sign that there is something wrong, so here we’ll explore some [...]
Most of us want our kitchens to be germ free and clean, but even the most diligent of housekeeper will find that their kitchen can easily develop into an icky place. One appliance where this can be particularly problematic is the hardworking range. This major appliance sees a great deal of use and the most [...]
The dishwasher is considered essential to making household cleaning easier. Unfortunately, not everything can be put in your dishwasher. There are some items that can be ruined in even gentle dishwasher cycles, while others may cause damage to your dishwasher. So, here we’ll explore the things that should never go in your dishwasher. Crystal Crystal [...]
As the seasons change, many homeowners look for ways to save energy and reduce utility bills without sacrificing comfort. As the kitchen is one of the rooms in the home that uses the most energy, improving the energy efficiency of your refrigerator and freezer can provide some immediate energy savings. So, here we’ll explore some [...]
If you’re shopping for new appliances, you’re likely to have come across the term “Energy Star Certified.” Unfortunately, many consumers are unsure what this actually means and how it can impact your household. The Energy Star Basics In simple terms, the Energy Star certification is a mark of energy efficiency. The mark can be earned [...]
When one of your home appliances has a fault, it can be a difficult decision of whether you should attempt a repair or shop for a replacement. Many homeowners assume that the technological advancements in modern appliances not only improve our everyday lives, but have no impact on their lifespan. In fact, adding tech such [...]
A chest freezer can be a valuable tool in any home. While you may love filling it with convenient meals, bulk bargains, and great deals, if it develops a thick layer of ice crystals, or you’ve forgotten how long something has been lingering at the bottom, it is likely to be time to defrost your [...]
When you diligently follow a recipe and cooking instructions, preheat the oven and still have parts of your dish undercooked, it can be very frustrating. This is not a reflection of you as a chef, but an indicator that your oven may not be evenly distributing heat. Fortunately, there are some tests to determine if [...]
Most modern homeowners find themselves with loads of laundry. So, it can be very problematic when you find that your dryer is not actually heating. When you come to unload your appliance and find that your clothes are still wet after the cycle has finished, there is obviously some kind of issue. Fortunately, there are [...]