The Most Power-Hungry Home Appliances

Home appliances were made to make our lives easier. If you have a considerable number of them, it’s imminent that the figure on your power bill will rise. Good thing is, the battle to reduce your home’s electricity usage can be won through taking some simple measures. One of those is by scheduling appliance repair service regularly so that all the home appliances are in proper conditions. Frayed wiring in appliances has been known to cause electrical leakage and increase electricity bills as a result. In general, when parts of most home appliances break down, they cause the appliance to overwork resulting in increased electricity consumption. Of course, switching off appliances when not in use and upgrading from older to newer models that consume less energy are other ways to reduce electricity bills. However, the war is not won until you know which home appliances consume the

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The Fridge that Died too Young

A week ago, Megan got home from a week’s travel and she needed to reawaken some taste buds with a couple of radishes from her refrigerator. While at it, she noticed that her self-cleaning, remote controlled fridge that she just bought not so long ago was sweating like a mofo. The gasket had drops of water. She also noticed that this 3-years convenience appliance was shrieking like tormented spirits; the sound wasn’t the normal tic-tac sounds fridge produce when in operation. But Megan just wanted to eat, so she ignored the sounds and reached for the fridge door. On swinging it open, what hit her was a stench of spoiled food, and there’s nothing worse than food gone in the fridge because even after you remove it, the smell lingers. Anyway, making this long story short, Megan called her

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Powder, Gel, or Tabs: Which Dishwasher Detergent Cleans Best?

If you keep finding food stains and streaks of dirty water after a dishwasher session, the problem is your dishwasher detergent. Dishwasher detergents can come in gel, tabs or powder. If you find yourself frozen in your local store aisle trying to figure out the difference between ultra, super-ultra, and ultra-variations, you’ll be forgiven. The choice to pick either causes a lot of angst among users. The embrace of gels came about when consumers decided that powder didn’t dissolve properly. However, since the introduction of tabs in the mid-1990's, consumers have been on a steady march away from powdered detergents but guess what! Many have retained their love affair with gel dishwasher detergents. The truth, however, is that all these options have their pros and cons.

So long as you don’t mind paying the

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Dish washers need cleaning too!!

That glorious machine in your kitchen that saves you the hassle of having to deal with high piles of dirty dishes, does in fact need to be cleaned itself. With continued use, grease, food debris, and soap scum accumulate in dishwashers causing a build-up of germs, appliance inefficiency, and funky odors. Your go-to cleaning machine needs you to return the favor by giving it a thorough cleaning. To have your dishwasher run in tip-top condition here is the right way to clean it.

You’d be surprised what Winnipeg washer repair pros find in dishwasher drains: from glass shards to small pieces of gravel, bones, crab shells and more! These pieces are what causes blocked drainage, reduced efficiency, scratches to the dishes, and damage to

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Dishwasher Cycle Definitions

Ever found yourself staring at your dishwasher control panel feeling so confused on which option to use. If you don’t understand some of the cycles on your dishwasher, two things may be of help; one is perusing through your manual, and the other is going to the manufacturer's website to find a pdf copy. Unfortunately, if you’ve lost your hard copy manual and your dishwasher is more than a few years old, you’re out of luck. This article enlists the most common cycles and their intended use. Auto wash cycle:  This cycle goes by many names. Some dishwashers call it ProWash, others SmartWash, while others call it Sensor. Whatever the name, they all mean the same thing. The Autocycle automatically detects whether your dishes are lightly or heavily soiled then adjusts the heat and cycle duration to get them clean. This cycle

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Do Microwaves Ovens Zap Food Nutrients?

The microwave was discovered through a 1946 accidental invention when Percy Spencer, an engineer, was testing an electric whistle that produces vibrating electromagnetic waves. While he was at it, he noticed that a peanut butter cluster bar that was in his pocket had melted. To confirm his curiosity, Spencer conducted two tests; one with kernel popcorn and another with an egg and they both confirmed the ability of electromagnetic waves to heat. This is how one of the kitchens most used appliance was born. Lately though, there has been unending debates on whether this convenience appliance depletes food off its nutrients. You most likely have come across that person who won’t purchase a microwave oven for this fear. But, does a microwave actually degrade your food? This article will clear your lingering doubts. Truth is, cooking food is necessary 

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Home Appliances We can’t live without

A typical day in a modern-day person is not without the help of appliances. Think about this; it’s chilly in the morning, you wake up and the first thing you do is turn your heater on, you then go to the fridge and grab some milk, then head for the kitchen stove to warm it. Breakfast is over, you now want to take a hot shower, you click the water heater on…done with the shower and your clothes are all clean and fresh from the laundry machine. Imagine a day without these appliances! Despite the uncertainties and challenges of modern day living, appliances undoubtedly add some small delights in our lives with their conveniences. Which is why, when your appliance breaks down, and at one time or another it will, you must get the best appliance repair service from

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Ovens: Temperature Issues and Their Common Causes

The oven is a kitchen darling without which our meal tables would be devoid of the mouthwatering Machchi Ke Sooley, or the yummy Margherita Pizza. At their core, ovens are fairly simple appliances, but like every machine, things can go wrong. Over time, ovens, like all other machines wear out. Which is why, keeping contacts of a Winnipeg stove repair licensed contractor can save you in the nick of time. If your oven is not heating, cooks unevenly, or undercooks food, these are the four most common oven temperature issues. No Heat The most likely cause of your oven not heating up at all, is a faulty igniter. It’s either this or a more serious gas line problem. To rule out the problem with gas line, check to see if the range above the oven is working properly. If

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What to Look for When Buying Kitchen Appliances

When buying kitchen appliances, you want something that is functional, safe to use and has a long life. Yet, there’s a whole variety of kitchen appliances in the market today enough to leave you confused. What makes the shopping experience even more overwhelming is that the manufacturers of these appliances may be different, but they all promise the same things; functionality, safety, and longevity. Although all machines will keep needing appliance repair service time to time, you don’t want an appliance that breaks down a few days after installation. To avoid buyer’s remorse, this guide will help you make the right decision. First, talking to a trusted friend who made a similar purchase should help you decide whether what you’re about to purchase is worthwhile. Ask questions such as how often their appliance breaks down,

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What to do If Your Oven Catches Fire

The kitchen is a fire’s playroom. Even the slightest mistake could cause an oven fire. While it’s not impossible to put out an oven blaze, preventing extensive damage largely depends on your preparedness and swift execution of the right actions. You, therefore, need to know what to do, and what not to do when an oven catches fire. This article takes you through some common causes of oven fires, how to prevent them, and how do deal with an oven blaze. Electric, convection, and microwave ovens usually catch fire due to broken electric wires, an electric surge, or improper use. Since ovens stay plugged most of the time, make a habit of counterchecking electric connections to ensure that everything is in place, especially after thorough-cleaning your kitchen. Also, avoid running electric cords under the carpets; frayed electrical cords can ignite the rugs

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