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Oven Hacks for Even Baking

It’s time for the Holidays in Cincinnati and for many homes that means cooking large dinners and baking seasonal treats. In today’s posts, we’re highlighting a great hack for your oven from the book “Cooking for Geeks –  Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food”  by Jeff Potter.  Jeff’s book is genius and full of great tips, but one that caught my eye was his tip on using a pizza stone to improve your oven’s recovery time and even out the heat. Jeff suggests that by placing a pizza stone on the bottom shelf of your stove, you’re able to improve your oven’s recovery time after opening the door and further the stone acts as a diffuser between the heating element and your baking tray.  Continue Reading

3 Tips for Getting Your Appliances Ready For Winter

Fall is here in Mason, OH and though it’s been unseasonably warm – winter is coming. Check out the tips below to start getting your appliances winter ready.

Dryers – now is the perfect time to check that your dryer vents are free of lint clogs.  Clogged dryer vents are the number one cause of dryer fires and this is especially true when it’s cold outside and the head is running inside.  Check out our article on keeping your dryer running safely  and give us a call if if time’s for a cleaning.  While you’re at be sure to check that you’re dryer vent screens are intact. Mice and other critters will be looking for a warm home for winter and an unscreened dryer vent is the perfect invitation.

Ovens –  be sure to check that the thermostat on your oven is working properly.  Nothing ruins a Thanksgiving quite like a frozen Turkey and an overcooked dessert.  Check out the video below for more information on testing your oven temperature sensor.

Outdoor Refrigerators – Do you keep an extra refrigerator outdoors?  As it begins to get cold outside, outdoor refrigerators should be unplugged. When the temperature drops, the water and ice lines of a refrigerator can freeze up causing your refrigerator to heat up! While you’re unplugging things, make sure you’ve disconnected any hoses still attached to outdoor faucets as this is a sure fire way to get frozen pipes!

Angiest List Gives Advice on When to Repair and When to Replace

repairing or replacing my broken appliances, which is better?

When to Repair and When to Replace
Many Cincinnati area homeowners struggle with deciding when to repair and when to replace a broken appliance.  Too many homeowners are shelling out major dollars for shiny new appliances when they could have repaired their existing refrigerators, dishwashers,  oven, washer or dryer. Repairing an appliance can extend it’s life for years – saving you money, time and hassle. 

6 Foods That You Should Never Freeze

To freeze or not to freeze, that is the question.  Take a look at these 6 common foods that don’t hold up well in the freezer. Continue Reading

Global electronic waste in 2014 worth 52 billion

The amount of electronic waste generated in the year 2014 is said to be worth nearly 52 billion dollars. About 60% of this waste is from common household appliances.  The amount of electronic waste,  contained an estimated 16,500 kilotons of iron, 1,900 kilotons of copper, 300 tons of gold, and ample supplies of silver, aluminum and other valuable resources. “Worldwide, e-waste constitutes a valuable ‘urban mine’ — a large potential reservoir of recyclable materials. At the same time, the hazardous content of e-waste constitutes a ‘toxic mine’ that must be managed with extreme care,” United Nations Under-Secretary-General David Malone, Rector of United Nations University, said. Continue Reading

The Science of Loading Your Dishwasher

A new study takes a look at how to properly load your dishwasher and it turns out we’ve been doing it all wrong.  Heck, even your dishwasher’s owners manual has got it all wrong.  So what’s the deal and what’s the best way to load your machine?  According to the study published in Chemical Engineering Journal, correctly loading your dishwasher has more to do with what’s on the individual dishes, than whether said dish is a bowl, plate, cup etc. Continue Reading

Is your Ice Maker Ready for Spring?

Spring is finally here in Cincinnati! The flowering trees are starting to bloom and the afternoons are warm enough to inspire an ice cold drink. Remember to check and or change the filter for your refrigerator’s ice maker and water spout. Water filters should generally be changed at least every 6 months. For most models of refrigerators , you’ll be able to find the specific filter needed on a sticker inside the door. If you’re having trouble finding which filter you need you can just Google your refrigerator’s models number with the phrase “water filter” and a variety of results will lead you in the right direction.  Continue Reading

Washing Machines That Order Detergent From Amazon

When Amazon announced a button that could be used to reorder your toilet paper right from your bathroom, the second you notice you are running low on April 1st 2015, many consumer’s thought it was an April Fool’s joke. Humorous as the idea may be, it was no joke. Amazon is continuing to roll out it’s dash button pilot program that allows customers to reorder common items with the push of a single button.  Continue Reading

Are you tall enough for Consumer’s Reports Top Rated Washing Machine?

Have you ever thought you might need a fishing pole or a pair of tongs to do your family’s wash? Consumer Reports has been receiving Feedback from their readers, that their top rated washing machine – a top loader by LG – may be too big for some shorter consumers. Washing machine’s in recent years have been trending towards getting bigger and bigger, which poses a new problem: are you tall enough to do your laundry? Continue Reading

The Average Lifespan of a Dishwasher

We’re continuing today with our exploration of the average lifespan of household appliances, specifically dishwasher.   Knowing how long your dishwasher should last can be helpful information when determining whether you should repair or replace your dishwasher if your current unit is broken or malfunctioning. So what is the average lifespan of a household dishwasher? Continue Reading

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