If the kitchen is the hub of the home, the refrigerator is more akin to a sun at the center of the universe, orbited by family members. It is where most meals begin, and as people began spending almost all of their time at home during the pandemic, the refrigerator took on even more significance … Continue reading "Back to School: Refrigerator Organization for Less Stress and Healthier Choices"
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?"
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"
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"
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"
Spring cleaning is a few months away, but we always find January to be a great time to get your living space in order. Whether your New Year’s Resolution is a tidier space, or your home just need a deep clean after the holidays, you’ll find something in our cleaning round-up: Easy oven and range-cleaning … Continue reading "Don’t Wait Until Spring: AHAM’s top cleaning tips"
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"
From making healthy eating easier to cutting down on sneeze-inducing allergens, appliances can be used to drive healthy habits and create a healthier home environment. Here are five ways home appliances can be used to make your home healthier today: 1. Quick meal storage: Keep those healthy meals and snacks within reach in your refrigerator. … Continue reading "5 ways appliances can make your home healthier"
Not all replacement refrigerator water filters are created equal, even those that may appear from the outside to be exactly alike. Unfortunately, many counterfeit and deceptively labeled water filters manage to find their way into the U.S. It’s a stretch at best to call these knock-offs “filters,” and the tests show it. If you’re wondering … Continue reading "Counterfeit water filters: Your health and property on the line"
As the weather becomes hotter and more humid, frost is usually no more than a memory. But it can occasionally make an off-season appearance in your freezer. There are reasons why it happens, even in frost-free models. Newer refrigerators retain colder temperatures than their predecessors. When the refrigerator or freezer doors are opened—especially in hot, … Continue reading "Keep your freezer frost-free"