Reset Button on Instant Pot Smart WiFi Cooker

The Instant Pot smart WiFi  reset button has several uses, everything from setting the cooking pressure level to moving between cooking parameter fields, to turning the pot’s WiFi interface ON and OFF.  Here, we explain where the reset button is, and briefly cover how to use it to factory reset your pressure cooker.  We do not … Continue reading Reset Button on Instant Pot Smart WiFi Cooker





Instant Pot Buttons, Smart WiFi, By Column

This piece describes button locations on Smart WiFi Instant Pot.  We list each button location by column.  Note that this post covers only button locations.  It neither describes what each button does, nor how to use it.  For that, please see our   Instant Pot WiFi Pressure Cooker Buttons Guide   that covers the whats and hows … Continue reading Instant Pot Buttons, Smart WiFi, By Column





Pelonis Whole Room Heater HO-0250H Review

We bought the Pelonis whole room heater, model HO-0250H to warm the living room in our ground level apartment.  This heater for bedroom and living room costs little at $37.99 on sale at Walmart. Yet it works on par with most other 1500 watt portable heaters we’ve tested. The Pelonis HO-0250H gives a slowly-rising, silent, … Continue reading Pelonis Whole Room Heater HO-0250H Review





Portable Space Heaters, How to Safely Use

Portable space heaters are quite affordable these days.  So they are popular among college students in cold dorms. Apartment dwellers love them too.  Also, homeowners that haven’t yet insulating all their rooms use them as well. How to Safely Use Portable Space Heaters Intro These units offer rapid spot heating. Also, they can make up … Continue reading Portable Space Heaters, How to Safely Use





Safest Electric Space Heaters, How to Choose

So many homes, garages, basements, and trailers these days have electric portable space heaters. These give temporary spot warmth during really cold nights. Or they warm those cold spare bedrooms when the grand kids come to stay.  These heaters are quite popular these days.  So people may wonder, given the possible shock and burn hazards, … Continue reading Safest Electric Space Heaters, How to Choose





Glass Top Stove Pros, Cons, Advantages, Disadvantages

In the past couple decades, the glass cooktop stove has appeared.  It’s a great alternative to the open electric burners of stoves from years past.  Glass cooktop stove models come in gas and electric versions. Indeed, they do have their advantages, like rapid response heat control, and no food dropping inside the stove. Plus, when … Continue reading Glass Top Stove Pros, Cons, Advantages, Disadvantages





Whirlpool WMB31017AB Microwave Oven Review, Over Range

The Whirlpool microwave oven model WMB31017AB fits over the range, and has a large 1.7 cubic foot chamber.  You can easily clean the white inner coatings.  The oven also features a bright blue clock / function display. It has powerful yet hidden venting, and 1,000 watts (1 kilowatt) of heating and cooking power. This built … Continue reading Whirlpool WMB31017AB Microwave Oven Review, Over Range





Clean a Cordless Electric Kettle, How To

We’ve heated gallons upon many gallons of both hard and soft water for tea and hot cocoa making, with many cordless electric kettles.  We find that without routine cleaning, these kettles can get stained brown, especially if you brew the tea directly in it after the water boils.  This can be hard to remove if allowed … Continue reading Clean a Cordless Electric Kettle, How To





Convection Oven Advantages and Disadvantages

A convection oven, as found in the typical home kitchen, is a gas or electrically heated oven.  But it’s not a microwave, although SOME microwave ovens feature a convection heating setting. These ovens offer many pros and cons over conventional models.   So in this post, we list some of these convection oven advantages and disadvantages … Continue reading Convection Oven Advantages and Disadvantages





Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But unless you’ve spent extra money for quiet hydronic heaters, common electric baseboard heaters tend to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix