Electric Baseboard Heating Pros and Cons

By now, most of us have heard the horror stories of high electricity bills and insufficient heating capabilities of electric baseboard heaters.  But there are numerous advantages if you use electric baseboard heating.  So we thought that a balanced piece that gives the good and bad of these heaters was in order.  Thus, in this … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heating Pros and Cons





Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Tips, Advice

Electric baseboard heaters installation is a fun experience.  It’s not too technical.  So, it’s not too frustrating. Plus, once done, you’ll feel a much warmer room besides. We offer here the hints, advice, and tips we find work well in getting these heaters installed safely without major issues. How electric heating works is easy to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Tips, Advice





Chef’s Choice Cordless Glass Tea Kettle 679 Review

We’ve been avid mint tea drinkers for nearly two decades. So,we keep cordless kettles like the   Chef’s Choice cordless glass tea kettle 679    on the kitchen counter. Chef’s Choice 679 Cordless Glass Tea Kettle 679 Intro The 679 glass kettle is not actually cordless.  A cord does exist. They attached it to the stand base. The … Continue reading Chef’s Choice Cordless Glass Tea Kettle 679 Review





Clean Electric Kettle with Baking Soda, How To

We’ve heated gallons upon gallons of hard and soft water for tea and hot cocoa making, with our  Hamilton Beach electric kettle.  In this post, we show how to clean electric kettle with baking soda.  We’ve cleaned ours successfully many times.  We also discuss how to keep the electric kettle clean in the first place. We’ve found that … Continue reading Clean Electric Kettle with Baking Soda, How To





Defrost Upright Freezer Quickly, How To

We’ve found that an excellent way to defrost upright freezer quickly, is to use a heat gun or blow dryer.  The blowing warm air really speeds up how fast an upright freezer defrosts, whether it be frost free or manual defrost. Defrost Upright Freezer Quickly Intro Have rented a few apartments equipped with manual-defrost freezers. … Continue reading Defrost Upright Freezer Quickly, How To





Chef’s Choice Glass Kettle 680 Review, 1.5-Quart Electric

We’ve been avid mint tea drinkers for nearly two decades. The   Chef’s Choice Cordless Electric Glass Kettle Model #680   is a great tool for a tea drinker. It quickly heats water, for those who just can’t wait for that tea. The 680 glass kettle is not really cordless.  There is in fact, a cord attached to … Continue reading Chef’s Choice Glass Kettle 680 Review, 1.5-Quart Electric





Cleaning Front Load Washer with Bleach, How To

Bleach is probably the most effective agent to use to clean and disinfect a front loading washing machine.  Even in small quantities, chlorine bleach virtually guarantees the halt of bacterial growths that lead eventually to a smelly front loader. So this post covers cleaning front load washer with bleach instructions.  Details how to do it … Continue reading Cleaning Front Load Washer with Bleach, How To





Utilitech Treadmill Surge Protector 0090996 Review

The Utilitech Single Outlet Surge Protector for Treadmill, model 0090996 is a 1-outlet device. It can absorb 900 joules of treadmill-destroying surge power. Plus, it comes with a $100,000 connected equipment warranty (plenty to cover even the most expensive treadmills). It’s a light-weight and rugged surge suppressor. It offers a sense of security too.  How?  … Continue reading Utilitech Treadmill Surge Protector 0090996 Review









Instant Pot WiFi Buttons Guide, Button Meanings

The versatile Instant Pot smart pressure cooker now has a WiFi enabled version.  With this, you can control the pot remotely, from any place you have internet access.  The Instant Pot app supports adjustment of some pressure cooker functions.  However many others you can access only on the cooker’s front panel.  So with that in … Continue reading Instant Pot WiFi Buttons Guide, Button Meanings