If you’re preparing for a major storm, stocking up on enough food and water should be part of your plan. You also need to have a plan to keep your food safe to eat during and in the wake of the storm, especially if you lose power. Eating food that hasn’t been stored properly can … Continue reading "Storm Prep: How to keep frozen and refrigerated food safe"
Serious storms, including heavy rain on the U.S. East Coast and snow in the Midwest, has put millions of households at risk for power outages. If you are in the affected areas, follow these tips from the USDA on how to keep food safe if your home loses power: A fully packed, free-standing freezer (that … Continue reading "Follow These Food Safety Tips if You Lose Power"
Sustainability as a holiday tradition has taken its place alongside twinkling lights, celebrations with families and friends and presents under the tree. A 2021 Accenture survey found that steps toward sustainability – making homemade gifts, secondhand shopping and not using traditional wrapping paper – had emerged as serious holiday season trend in the U.S. In … Continue reading "Why you should stop pre-rinsing your dishes today"
With the high gas prices and head-wagging inflation these days, what budget-conscious family isn’t trying to save money wherever they can? While there’s certainly nothing wrong with an occasional indulgence or splurge on things that make you happy, if you find yourself stopping off at the local coffee shop each morning, lugging home cases of … Continue reading "10 Appliances that Can Save You Money"
Home cooks are fortunate to have three solid options for cooking methods in ranges and cooktops—gas, standard electric and induction. While induction ranges make up less than 5 percent of all electric ranges, according to AHAM factory shipment data, that percentage has grown in recent years. In 2022, induction cooktops made up about one-third of … Continue reading "Everything You Need to Know About Induction Cooking"
While inflation is beginning to ease a bit, Americans are still feeling the pinch of higher grocery prices. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), food prices rose 4.9 percent between July 2022 and July 2023, with groceries landing at 3.6 percent higher year-over-year. In the year prior, grocery prices were a whopping … Continue reading "Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home"
A food waste disposer, often called a ‘garbage disposal,’ can make cleaning up after a big meal or get-together a whole lot easier. These under-the-sink workhorses provide an environmentally friendly option for effortlessly disposing of food waste – waste that might otherwise go to the landfill. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), … Continue reading "Down the drain: Reduce trash with a food waste disposer"
Safety, security, warranty: Why it’s important to have your appliances repaired by authorized providers
Every day, you rely on your appliances to keep yourself and your family safe, clean, fed and comfortable. It’s a disruption when one of them suddenly stops working. When a refrigerator breaks down, it can mean spoiled or unsafe food. A heater or air conditioner that malfunctions means you can be left to suffer through … Continue reading "Safety, security, warranty: Why it’s important to have your appliances repaired by authorized providers"
There are more than 100 million ranges and cooktops in use in the U.S. today, and most are operated safely and without incident. When fires do occur, they’re usually preventable through a few simple steps. AHAM has partnered with UL, the National Association of State Fire Marshals, and the National Safety Council to develop its … Continue reading "Easy ways you can prevent cooking fires"
Happy National Coffee Day! Coffee is firmly entrenched as America’s favorite beverage, with 63 percent of Americans reporting they had coffee in the past day, according to an April 2023 survey by the National Coffee Association. Coffee topped bottled water (61%) tea (45%), tap water (45%), soft drinks (41%) and juice (22%) in the survey. AHAM … Continue reading "Celebrate National Coffee Day with these Facts About Coffeemakers and America’s Favorite Beverage"