Best home design tips to get you inspired

Create Your Color Scheme Before you dive into changing a room, have a color scheme in mind. This will prevent you from making purchases that won’t match. Plus it is exciting when you are shopping and find something that fits perfectly in your scheme. Check out our Pinterest board Colors! for inspiration! Color Your Trim Don’t be…

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Which appliance brand has the highest brand reputation and why?

Let’s tackle the big question of which appliance brand has the highest brand reputation and why? Which are top-rated for their quality, their performance, and their overall user reviews? We took a look at some information from Gadget Review and Consumer Reports and also surveyed our Appliance Specialists. Here’s what we found. According to Gadget Review, when it comes to…

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What are the most energy-efficient appliances and are they worth it?

Many of the appliances for sale in the U.S. are ENERGY STAR certified, meaning they use less energy than their conventional, non-energy efficient counterparts.  However, energy-efficient appliances often come at a price premium, leaving many homeowners to wonder: are energy-efficient appliances worth it? In most cases, the answer is yes. The amount that you’ll save depends on…

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Why you shouldn’t self-clean your oven

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, meaning you’ve got some heavy-duty cooking coming up. Before you pop that turkey and pumpkin pie into the oven, you need to make sure it’s clean. But sadly firing up your self-cleaning option on your oven may not be it. Read on to see why we recommend against self-cleaning…

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Dos & Don’ts for cleaning stainless steel

We all love our stainless appliances, but keeping them clean is the tough part. Check out the do’s and don’ts and have your stainless shining like new! Don’t DON’T use chlorine bleach or any product containing chloride. DON’T use oven cleaners. DON’T use steel wool, steel brushes, or highly abrasive scrubbing pad. DON’T clean a stainless steel surface unless it…

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How to clean a refrigerator

Supplies needed: Dish Soap Microfiber (lint-free) cloth Vinegar (or Bleach) Coil Brush Stainless steel appliances remain popular in American kitchens. In fact, stainless appliances outsell white and black kitchen appliances, with dishwashers, ranges, and refrigerators boasting the stainless look in a big way. But there is a downside to some stainless steel appliances: They’re like…

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How to make your microwave look new again

Supplies Vinegar Dish Soap Microfiber (lint-free) Cloth Steps To Cleaning Microwave: Step One Add ¾ water and ¼ white vinegar to a microwave-safe bowl and set for about 5 minutes. Step Two Wipe all excess gunk clean with microfiber (lint-free) cloth. Step Three Take out the glass tray and turntable. Soak in soapy water for…

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How to get your dishwasher sparkly again

In theory, your dishwasher should be constantly cleaning itself — but sadly, it isn’t. Over time, bits of food, grease, undissolved detergent, and water minerals build up on the dishwasher’s filter and interior walls. Along with an unpleasant odor and look, this gunk can actually leave spots and film on your glassware, dinnerware, and flatware. In short, that means if you…

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Café Range: You can cook like a pro

Ever wonder how the pros make it look so easy on TV? Well along with their countless hours of training and practice they’re using superior appliances. The new Café range puts you on a level playing field with the pros. After tasting the incredible creations you’ve made with it, your family and guests might even…

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