Cordless Appliances and Battery Safety

Do you use a cordless vacuum, robotic vacuum or cordless kitchen appliance? Eventually, you will have to replace your appliance’s rechargeable battery. And when that time comes, you’ll likely go online to look for the best deal. While everyone wants to save money, that “good deal” on a replacement may cost you later. Just as … Continue reading "Cordless Appliances and Battery Safety"

Do your part to prevent range-tipping

Have you taken steps to prevent range-tipping accidents in your home?  Typically, range-tipping accidents occur when a child climbs on to the open door of a range which has not been secured to the floor or wall by an anti-tip bracket and the child’s weight causes the range to tip over onto the child. This … Continue reading "Do your part to prevent range-tipping"

Easy ways you can prevent cooking fires

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 cooking 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 … Continue reading "Easy ways you can prevent cooking fires"

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?"

Follow These Food Safety Tips if You Lose Power

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"

Essential appliances to dry out your home after a flood

Cleaning up your home after a flood can quickly become overwhelming. In addition to property damage, flooding increases the possibility of mold and mildew and can bring other contaminants into the home. You can speed up the drying process by lowering the humidity with dehumidifiers, fans and room air conditioners. Note: Only use appliances that … Continue reading "Essential appliances to dry out your home after a flood"

What to do if your appliances are flooded

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 "What to do if your appliances are flooded"

Induction Cooking is Heating Up

  The recent proposal by the U.S. Department of  Energy for extremely stringent energy standards that would effectively eliminate most existing models of gas ranges has many home cooks up in arms at the thought of losing their favorite cooking method. But it has also drawn more attention to a newer alternative: induction cooking. Once … Continue reading "Induction Cooking is Heating Up"

Choosing a Portable Electric Heater: Features, Use and Safety

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"

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Used Appliance

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"