Category: ‘Appliance’

5 Warning Signs It’s Time to Clean Your Dryer Vent

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When was the last time you thought about your dryer vent? Possibly never, right? It’s not exactly top-of-mind for most people. But it should be. According to the National Fire Protection Association, dryers and washing machines were responsible for more than 16,800 home fires in […]

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3 Potential Dangers of the Self-Cleaning Oven Cycle

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With all the responsibilities that come with home ownership and home maintenance, hearing the words “self-cleaning” makes your ears prick up, doesn’t it? Compared to the old-fashioned option of elbow grease, the self-cleaning function on your oven is a pretty appealing alternative. But before you […]

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Tips for How to Clean Your Oven After the Holidays

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Between hosting Thanksgiving dinner, baking batch after batch of Christmas cookies, and preparing a few dishes to bring to your family’s Christmas Eve potluck, your oven gets some serious action during the holiday season. With so many things going in and out of the oven, […]

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A Recipe for Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety

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During Thanksgiving, home kitchens become centers of activity and deliciousness. With the oven, the microwave, and every stovetop burner going, the chefs of the household will crank out dish after dish until the Thanksgiving table groans under the weight of it all. There’s always the […]

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Energy Saving Tips for Doing Laundry

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If doing laundry feels like a never-ending chore, that’s because it is—the average American family now runs upwards of 400 loads of laundry per year. That’s more than one load a day! Even if you’re not doing quite that much laundry, you don’t have to […]

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