Farberware Electric Percolator Coffee Pot FCP280 Review

This Farberware FCP-280 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 whistles on … Continue reading Farberware Electric Percolator Coffee Pot FCP280 Review



Refrigerator Freezer Thermometer, Smart Choice 5304487199 Review

The 5304487199 model of Home Refrigerator Thermometer by Smart Choice, helps overcome an inadequacy of most residential refrigerator and freezer appliances these days; their temperature controls are not calibrated in degrees Fahrenheit. Instead, you see numbers like 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, where 5 is the coldest (MAX), and 0 is the warmest (or … Continue reading Refrigerator Freezer Thermometer, Smart Choice 5304487199 Review



Countertop Microwave Oven Panasonic Inverter NN-SN778 Review

The Panasonic Inverter  Countertop Microwave Oven, model NN-SN778, comes packed with high power output for a residential microwave in a small package. We paid approximately $150 for ours several years ago, and it has performed reliably since then.  Due to its higher-than-typical amounts of microwave energy for a 120-volt oven, food cooks in shorter times … Continue reading Countertop Microwave Oven Panasonic Inverter NN-SN778 Review



Chef’s Choice Electric Kettle 677-2 Review

We’ve been avid green tea drinkers for well over fifteen years, and so, have often kept 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 6772 kettle is not really cordless.  In fact, there is a cord that you must plug into a fifteen amp … Continue reading Chef’s Choice Electric Kettle 677-2 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



How to Defrost Freezers with Heat Gun

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 Freezers with Heat Gun



Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages, Problems, 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, Problems, Cons, Issues



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



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 is an effective but non abrasive liquid cleaner that has been specifically designed to clean glass / ceramic cook tops without … Continue reading Weiman Glass Cook Top Cleaner & Polish Review



Electric Kettle Repair: Hamilton Beach 40891 Teapot Lid

We love our Hamilton Beach 40891 cordless kettle.  But by necessity, we learned a bit about electric kettle repair, when the lid for that kettle came apart after several years of use. So, we determined how to repair this break, with pretty good results. Electric Kettle Repair: How the Kettle Lid Should Look As pictured … Continue reading Electric Kettle Repair: Hamilton Beach 40891 Teapot Lid