Your Appliance Spring Cleaning Checklist

It’s tough to imagine tackling the various spring cleaning projects around your home without essential cleaning appliances like vacuums, washers and dryers. In fact, some appliances are such a part of the cleaning routine that it’s easy to forget that they need to be cleaned, too. Regular cleaning is also essential to keep your appliances … Continue reading "Your Appliance Spring Cleaning Checklist"

Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

Grocery prices are on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices are 7.4 percent overall in the past 12 months in the agency’s food at home index, with the sharpest increases in meat and seafood. But prices for kitchen staples like milk and eggs are also heading upward, and many people … Continue reading "Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home"

3 Quick Tips for Using a Rice Cooker

Rice is an easy to make, easy-to-store dish that compliments just about any main course or forms the base of any number of creative dishes. And while the word “rice” usually is associated with plain white rice first, there are numerous varieties available—brown, black, wild rice (which is not truly rice), basmati, yellow and others. … Continue reading "3 Quick Tips for Using a Rice Cooker"

What Home Design Trends Will Continue After COVID?

What changes have you made in your home over the past two years? Maybe you have taken on a full kitchen renovation. Or perhaps the changes are more subtle, like a new chest freezer in the basement, an air cleaner, or a portable kitchen appliance. COVID-19 and the extra time spent at home drove people … Continue reading "What Home Design Trends Will Continue After COVID?"

Oven and Range Cleaning tips

Once the table has been cleared after a big meal, you may feel as if you’ve had enough cleaning. Even the most dedicated neat freak might cringe at the thought of cleaning their oven. But putting it off can make cooking more challenging. There are many important reasons to keep your oven clean. Over time, … Continue reading "Oven and Range Cleaning tips"

Holiday Cooking: What to Freeze and What to Prepare Fresh

Are you getting ready to host a big holiday dinner? Many people who kept things small in 2020 are gearing up to invite family and friends into their homes to celebrate the holidays. Your home might look a little bit different from a year ago, especially if you are among the many who added a … Continue reading "Holiday Cooking: What to Freeze and What to Prepare Fresh"

Is your water filter counterfeit?

Is it time to change your refrigerator’s water filter? Be careful about where you buy the replacement. Many consumers, perhaps attracted by lower prices, are being duped into purchasing counterfeit water filters. These convincing but fake filters, which can be nearly impossible to distinguish from the real thing, may put consumers’ health and property at … Continue reading "Is your water filter counterfeit?"

Want to save energy? It might be time to Flip Your Fridge!

It’s easy to take your refrigerator for granted. It’s quiet and always there when you need it. With an average lifespan of 10-14 years, it is a reliable and essential part of your home.  And you probably don’t think much about replacing it, until it breaks. There’s a good reason to replace it before then, … Continue reading "Want to save energy? It might be time to Flip Your Fridge!"

Down the drain: Reduce trash with a food waste disposer

A food waste disposer can make cleaning up after a big meal or get-together a lot easier. Sometimes referred to as a “garbage disposal,” these under-the-sink appliances give you an environmentally friendly option for disposing of food waste, one that keeps your scraps out of landfills. The benefits food waste disposers can have on reducing … Continue reading "Down the drain: Reduce trash with a food waste disposer"

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"