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"
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"
CES always provides its share of flashy headlines and jaw-dropping media clips. Appliance manufacturers, including many AHAM members, will be displaying their appliance lines and looking to stand out with the latest innovations, features and designs. So what will be the top appliance themes at CES 2018? There are too many innovations to list here, … Continue reading "CES 2018 Preview: Six questions on home appliance innovations"
While nobody ever wants to waste food, it’s inevitable that you’ll sometimes have a few scraps left over. So, what’s wrong with tossing them in the trash? Think about what happens when you throw away trash. It could sit in a bag on your property and act as a tasty treat for critters. After that, … Continue reading "Food waste disposers: A better choice for your scraps"
Your oven’s baking ability has already been tested long before it makes it to your kitchen. Appliance manufacturers put ranges and ovens through a rigorous series of tests to make sure they’re capable of churning out a steady stream of treats for you and your family. AHAM’s ER-1 standard for household electric ranges offers … Continue reading "How do manufacturers measure your oven’s baking ability? It’s a piece of cake."
Two hundred and seventy billion gallons of water. It’s enough to fill 40 million Olympic-sized swimming pools. It’s also how much water would be saved if every home in the U.S. installed a new model dishwasher. What are you doing to save water? It’s a great question to ask yourself on World Water Day, March … Continue reading "How appliances save water every day"
Everyone would like to use less energy and reduce their monthly electricity bill. AHAM has assembled some quick and easy tips to help you reduce the amount of energy your appliances use. Every bit adds up. If you are replacing your refrigerator, do not use the old refrigerator as a second refrigerator because it won’t … Continue reading "Save Money and Help the Environment with these Energy Saving Tips"
Proper installation and maintenance of clothes dryers are an important part of ensuring that the appliance performs as designed. The dryer venting materials are an important factor in dryer performance and safety. AHAM recommends the use of rigid sheet metal or corrugated semi-rigid sheet metal venting material. Never use coiled-wire foil or plastic venting material. … Continue reading "Keep Your Clothes Dryer Operating Safety and Efficiently with These Tips"
Do you know that on average, approximately 90 percent of major household appliances (by weight) are recycled each year? Additionally, according to the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI), the typical appliance contains 60 percent steel which can be recycled rather than being sent to a landfill. Recycling has even more environmental benefits, too. According to SRI, … Continue reading "Rewarding Refrigerator Recycling in Utah"