Appliances to take extra care of during the summer

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Warm summer days are spent swimming and soaking up in the sun, but did you know that your appliances are affected by the summer heat? The extreme heat conditions can get the best of your appliances if you are not keeping an eye on them. The heat causes your appliances to work harder than they are designed to and can cause them to wear out, work less efficiently, and break down.

It is important to maintain these appliances to ensure they’re in great condition as you’re getting ready for summer! Here are some tips on what you can do to make sure your appliances don’t give out on you this summer.

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Hacks and Tips for Organizing Your Refrigerator and Freezer

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No matter the size of your refrigerator and freezer, it always seems as if there is never enough room for all of your food, drinks, and snacks.  Nothing is more frustrating than coming home from going grocery shopping and fighting to fit all of the food that you just bought into your fridge.  Being able to get items in and out of the fridge without knocking something else over or having to take something out is merely impossible, and dealing with the freezer is usually even worse because it is even smaller than the fridge.  If these problems are all too familiar to you, here are some clever hacks and tips that will make your life in this area of the kitchen a little bit easier.  Continue reading

How Long Until My Food Goes Bad?

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Our freezer is one of our most used and  useful appliances in our households. It stores many of our food items and keeps them fresh and safe to eat over a long period of time. However, how long do some of our food items actually last in the freezer until they are not good to eat anymore? Below is a list of common foods we store in our freezer and how long they are good to eat for.

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Slow Ice Production?

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It’s disappointing when you are craving a cold glass of water or juice and realize you’re low or completely out of ice. You might wonder why it takes your ice maker so long to produce ice for your needs. There are a few common reasons this happens that you should check or get fixed to help your ice maker produce ice faster and more efficiently. There are also many easy repairs you can complete or things you can check yourself to make sure everything in your freezer is operating properly.

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What is Freezer Burn?

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You go over to the freezer and pull something out for dinner only to find that it’s a little icy or maybe the color is off. You turn it over in your hands inspecting it for a minute, then wonder “Is this still safe to eat?”  Sound familiar?

Most of us have experienced this multiple times.  Freezer burn.  No one likes to find that the food they’ve bought has been burned and having to toss it in the trash.  But what causes freezer burn? And how far can it go before it really isn’t safe to eat? Continue reading

Product Pick of the Week: Door Handles

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Whether it be on the fridge, the oven, dishwasher, washer, dryer, or even the microwave Door Handles get a lot of use.  Everyday we pull, and pull, and pull on them again expecting the appliance to open and just about every time they deliver.

Without this one tough and simple part, we wouldn’t be able to access our appliances with ease which is why we’ve made Door Handles our Product Pick of the Week. Continue reading

How to Prepare Your Major Appliances for a Move

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Packing and moving is almost always a little stressful and chaotic, but for the most part we all know how to approach it.  Wrap delicate items, box things up, and label it all so you can find it later.  But what do you do if you’re bringing your major appliances with you?

If you’re planning to bring your major appliances with you when you move, there are a few things that you need to do before the big day even if you’ll have some help from professional movers. Continue reading