Warm up your winter with these slow cooker holiday beverages

Few things make you feel as cozy and at home as coming in from the cold to find a steaming mug of hot chocolate, already prepared, waiting to warm you from the inside out. Or, perhaps you prefer a spiced holiday drink, or a sip with a peppermint kick. Hot beverages are a wonderful way … Continue reading "Warm up your winter with these slow cooker holiday beverages"

On the Juice: What to consider before you buy a juicer

A juicer is sometimes the go-to appliance for people who are looking to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet. A quick search will turn up the websites of countless devotees who swear by juicing and credit it for dramatic health turnarounds. If you are ready to jump into the world of juicing, there … Continue reading "On the Juice: What to consider before you buy a juicer"

Appliances break down barriers to healthy eating

What’s the biggest barrier to healthier eating? Certainly, willpower and determination are factors. But according to Isabel Maples, a registered dietitian practicing in Virginia, the biggest challenge for many is planning. “The biggest barrier to getting a healthier meal on the table is the thinking ahead,” Maples said. “I can’t tell you the number of … Continue reading "Appliances break down barriers to healthy eating"

Kitchen Appliance Secrets: Pro chefs share top year-round and holiday tips

Combine the right appliances with some culinary knowledge, and you have the tools to take your meals from ordinary to memorable. And now that we’re into the biggest cooking season of the year, it’s time to step up your kitchen game. AHAM is here to help. We interviewed two seasoned professional chefs about how appliances … Continue reading "Kitchen Appliance Secrets: Pro chefs share top year-round and holiday tips"

It’s the little things: Small appliances add big convenience to tiny houses

Across the country, many people are looking to simplify their lives and lower their housing costs by downsizing their living spaces. Their choice of accommodations ranges from permanent or semi-permanent “tiny houses” or “micro-apartments,” extra-small apartment units in densely populated areas. But downsizing doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on the appliance conveniences they’ve grown accustomed … Continue reading "It’s the little things: Small appliances add big convenience to tiny houses"

No “nukes”: How to use your microwave oven for real cooking

Microwave ovens are in about 90 percent of American households. They’re great time savers and are regularly used to warm up leftovers, heat that morning cup of tea or defrost the evening’s main course. That’s their role in many homes. Their cooking capabilities, however, go well beyond reheating and defrosting. And if you take the … Continue reading "No “nukes”: How to use your microwave oven for real cooking"

Advice from a dietitian on how your appliances can help you eat healthier

From your oven and ranges, to your refrigerator and freezer, to your blender, your appliances, when used properly, can be one of your best tools in your efforts to eat healthier. Much of healthy eating comes down to planning and preparation, says Tamara Melton, MS, RDN, LD, founder of LaCarte Wellness, a corporate wellness consultation … Continue reading "Advice from a dietitian on how your appliances can help you eat healthier"

Don’t Own a Grill? No Problem! Follow these Indoor Grilling Tips!

For most, a sizzling summer usually conjures up images of backyard barbeque and flipping burgers on the grill. Unfortunately for apartment and condo dwellers, grilling outdoors is probably not an option. AHAM has assembled some quick tips courtesy of Men’s Fitness magazine for those who are limited to cooking indoors: Pick a heavy pan – … Continue reading "Don’t Own a Grill? No Problem! Follow these Indoor Grilling Tips!"

College Students Need Appliances, Too

It’s that time of year when college freshman are moving into dorms and harried parents are trying to make sure their son or daughter has everything they need for the new school year. Besides a computer, probably the most important features in a dorm room are mini-refrigerators, microwaves and any other small appliances students can … Continue reading "College Students Need Appliances, Too"

Study: Small Appliances Make Popular Gifts for Weddings, Bridal Showers

Attending a wedding or baby shower this summer? If so, there’s a good chance that you will be bringing a gift with you. Some of the most popular gifts for newlyweds are small appliances, and according to a new study conducted by The NPD Group, U.S. consumers spent $112 million on gifts of small appliances … Continue reading "Study: Small Appliances Make Popular Gifts for Weddings, Bridal Showers"