How to Clean Your Stand Mixer

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The holidays aren’t for just using your stand mixer, you can use it all year round! Over time food, dust, dirt, and grime can build up over time on your stand mixer. Follow these steps for a basic cleaning, keep reading for a deep cleaning of your stand mixer. Continue reading

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Product Pick of the Week: Refrigerator Capacitors

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When you reach for the door on your refrigerator, you expect it to be cold inside.  But have you ever wondered how it gets that way?  We’ve talked about a few parts that help with this in the past like the Start Relay, the Overload, the Evaporator Fan Motor, the Compressor…the list goes on (you can read about those here).  But one important part that we haven’t talked about yet is the Capacitor.  Without this one little part the Compressor doesn’t know to start, leaving you with a warm fridge and that’s why we’ve made it our Pick of the Week. 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

Product Pick of the Week: Evaporator Fan Motors

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When you open up your refrigerator you expect it to be cold and for the freezer to be even colder.  But how does it get that way and stay that way?  In today’s Product Pick we’ll be talking about one of the components in the cooling process inside of your refrigerator: The Evaporator Fan Motor.  We’ll go over what the Evaporator Fan does in your refrigerator and share a few common signs it may need to be troubleshooted or replaced.    Continue reading

Why is my Stove Sparking? | 5 Common Causes of a Sparking Electric Range

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If the Coil Surface Burner Element on an electric stove sparks, you’ll know it.  The experience can range from a single spark powerful enough to put a hole in the bottom of a pot, to a shower of sparks until the coil burns out, to a few small pops.  But what causes this?

If you’ve ever tried to search for answers online, you probably didn’t come up with very much.  A sparking electric stove is a bit of a rare occurrence, but when it does happen it’s usually because of one of a few common causes.  Today we’ll be sharing with you 5 Common Causes of a Sparking Electric Range.  Continue reading

Springtime Tips | Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready

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Spring is officially here and with that comes longer days and rising temperatures.  It may seem early, but now is the perfect time to start readying your Air Conditioning Unit for those fast approaching summer days.

Although your air conditioner may be the last thing on your mind, it’s better to check it out earlier rather than waiting until it’s too late and you’re stuck waiting a week in the heat for a repair appointment.  Not only will you thank yourself, but your wallet just might too.

A poorly maintained system can increase your bills because it has to work harder than it normally would and can give small problems time to develop into bigger (and more expensive) ones.  Regular maintenance can help you save money and potentially extend the life of the unit.

So work your way through this short checklist to ensure your AC unit will be ready when you need it.  You’ll be glad you did!

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Choosing The Right Range Hood For Your Kitchen

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Thinking about buying a new Range Hood and feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices?  Let us help you make that decision a little easier.  Today we’re going to go over the different types of range hoods and some of the ventilation options to give you a better idea of what you need for your kitchen.

Before we get too into detail, let’s start with the basics.  What does a range hood do? Continue reading