Farberware 104556 Cordless Electric Kettle Review

We’ve been voracious mint tea drinkers for well over twenty years.  Thus, we’ve  purchased several water heating vessels like the Farberware model 104556 cordless electric Kettle for quick and efficient heating of the water. The modest price reminded us of those low-priced, used appliances you find at flea markets.  But the cost of this brand new Farberware kettle  is about the same.  … Continue reading Farberware 104556 Cordless Electric Kettle Review





Farberware FCP280 Electric Percolator Review

This Farberware FCP280 electric percolator  coffee pot well facilitates the continued tradition of fresh-perked coffee into this, the 21st century. Its durable stainless steel construction is polished to a chrome-like gleam on the outside, with a spin-style finish inside.  What it does, it does very, very well; it brews great tasting java. No bells and … Continue reading Farberware FCP280 Electric Percolator Review





Fixing Noisy Portable Fan Heaters

We’ve dealt with noisy portable fan heaters for three decades in many dwellings.  We had them in our bedrooms, third floor finished attic rooms, and drafty condos.  So fixing noisy portable fan heaters became a topic of high interest for us.  We wanted to learn how to fix them  for better sleep, better mood, and higher grades … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Portable Fan Heaters





Panasonic NN SN778 Microwave Oven Review

The Panasonic Inverter  countertop microwave oven, model NN-SN778, comes packed with high power output.  A lot of power for a home microwave in a small package. In this review, we explore the Inverter’s many features and detail our experiences with this oven. We paid approximately $150 for ours several years ago, and it has performed … Continue reading Panasonic NN SN778 Microwave Oven Review





Front Loader Washing Machine Pros and Cons

In a front loader washing machine, you get nearly all the conveniences of taking your laundry to a Laundromat.  But you get them in your own laundry room!  How cool is that? You’ll benefit from significant water and energy savings, and in many cases, more effective cleaning.  You can wash all but the biggest washable bedding … Continue reading Front Loader Washing Machine Pros and Cons





Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages, Cons, Issues

There are many tankless water heater disadvantages to think about before plunging in.  So, use caution before buying tankless.  We discuss most of these issues below. Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages High Startup Costs These so-called instant hot water, on demand units indeed offer “fast and endless” hot water.  Plus, they save you on your fuel bill. But … Continue reading Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages, Cons, Issues





Chef’s Choice 677 2 Electric Kettle Review

We avidly drink green tea.  Well over fifteen years now.  So we often keep electric kettles like the   Chef’s Choice Cordless Electric Kettle 677 2 (6772)   on the kitchen counter for quick and efficient heating of the water. The stainless steel finish is attractive and modern looking, and resists tea stains as well. The … Continue reading Chef’s Choice 677 2 Electric Kettle Review





Cooktop Cleaning Creme Review

We’ve used Cooktop Cleaning Creme for several years now. We find it to work as well as the other glass top range polishes we’ve tested.  Cooktop brand cleans the hardened, baked on grime. This builds up above the burners on our flat top Whirlpool electric stove. Cook Top Brand is an effective, low-fume, non abrasive thick liquid cleaner. It … Continue reading Cooktop Cleaning Creme Review





Weiman Glass Cook Top Cleaner & Polish Review

We’ve used  Weiman Glass Cook Top Heavy Duty Cleaner & Polish for several years, and have found it to be fairly decent at cleaning the glass stove top of Amana and Whirlpool flat surface electric stoves. Weiman Glass Cook Top Cleaner Introduction Weiman is an effective but non abrasive liquid cleaner designed to clean glass / ceramic … Continue reading Weiman Glass Cook Top Cleaner & Polish Review





How to Defrost Freezer with Heat Gun Quickly

We’ve found that a   heat gun  significantly speeds up   how quickly   a   freezer defrosts, whether it be frost free or manual defrost. Have rented a few apartments equipped with manual-defrost freezers. Indeed at this very moment, I have a manual-defrost Frigidaire upright freezer in the basement that requires semi-annual defrosting (two or three times per year) … Continue reading How to Defrost Freezer with Heat Gun Quickly