NOTE: NSF was interviewed for the following blog post on cleaning vs. sanitizing. While sanitization cycles are a tool to boost the cleanliness of your home, NSF’s testing of sanitization cycles does not presently include the COVID-19 or coronaviruses. Anyone shopping for cleaning products that can kill bacteria, viruses and other illness-causing microorganisms these days … Continue reading "Sanitizing Cycles and Other Ways to Kill Illness-causing Bugs"
The 2020 traditional holiday meal will have a different look and feel for many. In addition to smaller gatherings, many who were used to bringing a dish or bottle of wine to the big meal might find themselves heading up the kitchen operations to produce the full meal. After eight months of COVID-related restrictions, your … Continue reading "Ready, Set, Freeze! Use Your Freezer to Simplify Holiday Meal Prep"
As we approach the 2020 winter and holiday season, COVID-19 numbers are once again spiking across the country. While we have learned a lot about how to clean, and how to stay safe, with the upcoming holiday season upon us, it’s worth the reminder of how to best keep your family’s safety and comfort in … Continue reading "COVID-19 Roundup, Winter Edition"
Whether it is because of social distancing or to avoid the summer heat, you might find yourself spending more time indoors this summer. That extra time at home has made it even more important to avoid the discomfort and potential health issues, like allergy symptoms, that can arise from poor indoor air quality. A room … Continue reading "Spending More Time Inside? How to Make the Air You Breathe Cleaner"
COVID-19 has, in many ways, turned our lives upside down this year. With work and school now taking place remotely for many of us, the way that we use our homes has changed dramatically. The home appliances we rely on for comfort and convenience are filling more roles in our lives than ever before. Over … Continue reading "AHAM’s COVID-19 Round Up"
Sanitizers and disinfectants have been popular items since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers step up their cleaning vigilance at home. There are hundreds of disinfectant products that the U.S. EPA and Health Canada say are proven to kill COVID-19 on surfaces. However, though the products the EPA recommends may kill the … Continue reading "Ask Your Manufacturer Before You Disinfect Your Appliances"
Last month, shipments of standalone freezers shot up as people replaced or purchased a new freezer for their home. With stay-at-home orders in place across the country, trips to the grocery have been reduced, and families are aiming to stock up on essential goods and ingredients. Freezers have long been a cornerstone of food storage, … Continue reading "Get the Most Out of Your Freezer"
Stay-at-home orders as a result of COVID-19 have many across North America looking for ways they can improve their comfort. More people are baking at home, and sales of bread makers, pasta makers and electric rotisseries have surged as Americans cook at home and de-stress with comfort food. And with so many people spending so … Continue reading "Indoor Air Quality is an Essential Part of a Healthy Home"
With millions sheltering at home while they work to slow the spread of COVID-19, households are relying on their appliances more than ever. And that is true for all appliances, from the refrigerator to the clothes washer to the stand mixer. “People who normally cook once or twice a year are now using their ovens … Continue reading "Your Guide to Appliance Repair During COVID-19"
Food storage and preservation is front-and-center for many families as they stay home to fight the spread of COVID-19. Refrigerator organization is a sometimes overlooked aspect of efficient living. Many people are used to putting items where they best fit. But depending on what you have in your refrigerator, that approach could be putting you … Continue reading "Organize Your Refrigerator and Reheat Leftovers for Food Safety"