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"
When asked how cooking impacts the air in your home, your first thought might be smells like freshly baked cookies, or perhaps a burning pizza. Scents are an often great part of cooking, but the impact of cooking on your indoor air quality is more complex than that. All cooking, whether done with gas, electric, … Continue reading "Range Hoods: Ventilation Improves Air Quality While Cooking"
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"
If you’re a romantic type who lives for chocolates, roses, candy hearts and everything that goes along with Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered! If the way to your Valentine’s heart is through their stomach, your appliances can help you create the perfect romantic breakfast. Whether you opt for a sit-down meal or breakfast and … Continue reading "Heart-Shaped Breakfast on Valentine’s Day"
If the kitchen is the hub of the home, the refrigerator is more like a sun at the center of the universe, orbited by family members. It is where most meals begin, an essential appliance that can also have a major effect on the food choices you make. And while you may not realize it, … Continue reading "Back to School: Refrigerator Organization for Less Stress and Healthier Choices"
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"
Who doesn’t love a good milkshake? They’re a decadent treat, a comfort food and a dose of culinary nostalgia in a tall, frosty glass. The thick, chilly indulgence that may or may not require a spoon to consume brings to mind images of 1950s diners, summer nights at the ice cream shop, and a quick … Continue reading "The Cherry on Top: Break out your blender for a modern milkshake twist"
Is it time to remodel your kitchen? If you are ready to make that significant investment of both time and money, you should think about the project as more than just choosing and installing new countertops, cabinets and appliances. You are not just remodeling. You are reshaping your kitchen into a space that reflects and … Continue reading "Trends, Technology, Transformation: Designers discuss kitchen redesign possibilities"
Online shopping makes it easier to run errands, saving us time and often money, too. As a savvy shopper, you know that a too-good-to-be-true price on a designer purse, shoes or sunglasses probably means it’s a fake; but did you know other unsuspecting household products you use daily could be counterfeits too? Counterfeit water filters … Continue reading "The Hidden Dangers of Counterfeit Water Filters"