If you are one of the millions who now works from home, maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature during the cold winter months is important. While wearing multiple sweaters is perfectly acceptable, a portable electric heater might be just what you need to stay comfortable at home this winter. Like any appliance, portable electric heaters come … Continue reading "Choosing a Portable Electric Heater: Features, Use and Safety"
Autumn is normally a time when appliance shoppers think ahead to the holiday season and try to purchase new appliances before guests arrive and families gather for a holiday meal. But this isn’t a normal time, and as anyone in the market for a major appliance has probably heard, they might have to wait additional … Continue reading "5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Used Appliance"
If you are anticipating flooding in your area, it is important to know how to safely handle appliances that have been in a flooded home. Flooding can cause serious damage to appliances and make them hazardous to operate, even if they look normal. If your home has been flooded or you are expecting flooding, follow … Continue reading "In the Hurricane’s Wake: What to do if your appliances are flooded"
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?"
To some members of your household, a dryer looks like a good place for a hideout or a nap. They might think the cord from your mixer is a good toy, and the dishwasher or laundry detergent a good target for their teeth or claws. Of course, we are talking about your pets. Just about … Continue reading "FUR-ther into safety: How to keep your pets safe around appliances"
Before we jump into 2018, let’s take a moment to revisit our most-read posts from 2017. We covered a wide range of topics, from chef-approved ways to grill indoors, to keeping your home safe after a hurricane. That variety is evident in our top posts of the year. We are grateful to our readers – … Continue reading "AHAM’s Top 5 Posts of 2017"
Winter is coming, and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to fend off those seasonal chills. To help you prepare, here’s the best of our expert advice on portable electric heaters. These key questions will help you choose the portable heater that works best for you: Will you be using the heater … Continue reading "Space Heater Round-Up: AHAM’s Expert Advice, All in One Place"
When induction cooking first hit the scene, induction was considered a high-end appliance feature. Now, with more models hitting the market, it’s within reach for just about anyone interested in making the switch to induction. In case you want to give induction cooking a try without installing a full cooktop, portable, one-burner induction appliances or … Continue reading "Induction introduction: A primer on induction cooking"
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"