Cleaning Your Dishwasher

You may not think about it much, but a recent post on HowStuffWorks.com on this topic might make you think twice. The post gives tips on how to clean your dishwasher and in doing so cites two recent studies that indicate your dishwasher may be overrun with fungi and microorganisms as a reason why. In … Continue reading Cleaning Your Dishwasher

How long will food last in a fridge that is no longer cooling?

How much time do you have to preserve perishables when a refrigerator goes out unexpectedly?┬áLike most things, the answer is it depends. The best piece of advice we can give is to keep the door shut as much as possible. This will keep your cool fridge and freezer air from mixing with the warmer air … Continue reading How long will food last in a fridge that is no longer cooling?

Consumer Reports: September is a Great Time to Buy Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers

As part of its rating process, Consumer Reports tracks price points for the items it rates and periodically reports on the best times to buy certain products. On September 1, the company reported that "September is a good time to buy washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, and, as fall approaches, leaf blowers." While the full article … Continue reading Consumer Reports: September is a Great Time to Buy Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers

Avoid the Wait

Tom Petty probably wasn't talking about home appliances, TVs and mattresses, but when you're without one of these home essentials, waiting truly is the hardest part. If you're without any of the products we sell, life can get pretty tough. Laundry piles up quickly and there's only so long you'll run to the cooler for … Continue reading Avoid the Wait

Oven Cleaning

From roasting, baking, broiling, and all the frozen pizza in between, your oven can get pretty dirty over time. Imagine a thin layer of grease on the walls, a caramelized stain on the oven floor or crusty crumbs of whatever scattered about. Maybe you don't even have to imagine. Ovens today feature easy to clean … Continue reading Oven Cleaning