Gain Washing Machine Cleaner Review

Once upon a time, we were new to front loader high efficiency (HE) washing machines.  And in those early days, we learned the hard way about the need to keep these clean.  Indeed, front loaders especially can smell bad if not cleaned now and then.  So, these Gain washing machine cleaner pouches came in handy. … Continue reading Gain Washing Machine Cleaner Review

Affresh Washer Cleaner Review, for HE Washing Machines

We were new to high efficiency (HE) washing machines back in 2010.  So we knew not that to keep their odors down, you have to clean them with a decent washer deodorizer.  We moved to an apartment with a front loader HE washing machine.  Then, we quickly learned how fast HE front loader washers develop mold, mildew, and other … Continue reading Affresh Washer Cleaner Review, for HE Washing Machines

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

How to Clean a Cordless Electric Kettle

We’ve heated gallons upon many gallons of both hard and soft water for tea and hot cocoa making, with our Hamilton Beach cordless electric kettle. We’ve found that without routine cleaning, this stainless steel kettle, and others like it, can become stained brown, especially if you brew the tea directly in it after the water boils.  That unsightliness … Continue reading How to Clean a Cordless Electric Kettle

Farberware Cordless Electric Kettle 104556 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 Cordless Electric Kettle 104556 Review

Mainstays Refrigerator Freezer Thermometer G761 Review

The G761 model of Home Refrigerator and Freezer Thermometer by Mainstays,  eliminates a common inadequacy of most residential refrigerator and freezer appliances these days; their temperature controls are not calibrated in degrees. Typically, they show numbers like 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, where 5 is the coldest (MAX), and 0 is the warmest (or OFF) position. Often, no markings … Continue reading Mainstays Refrigerator Freezer Thermometer G761 Review

Whirlpool Over The Range Microwave Oven WMH31017AB-2 Review

The WMH31017AB-2 Over Range microwave oven from Whirlpool features a large 1.7 cubic foot interior, easily cleaned white inner surfaces, bright blue clock / function display, powerful yet hidden venting, and 1,000 watts (1 kilowatt) of heating and cooking power. This built in oven an excellent choice for heating most any frozen food single or two-serving … Continue reading Whirlpool Over The Range Microwave Oven WMH31017AB-2 Review

How to Safely Operate Portable Space Heaters

Portable space heaters are quite affordable these days to buy, and popular among college students in cold dorms, apartment dwellers with that one colder-than-usual work area to heat up, and home owners that just haven’t gotten around to fully insulating all their rooms. These units offer rapid spot heating and can compensate to a degree for … Continue reading How to Safely Operate Portable Space Heaters

How to Choose the Safest Electric Space Heaters

So many homes, garages, basements, and trailers these days incorporate electric portable space heaters, to provide temporary spot warmth during particularly cold nights, or when the grandkids come to stay in that frigid guest bedroom. The typical electric space heater is convenient, in that it requires no installation (unlike gas heaters) and usually no special … Continue reading How to Choose the Safest Electric Space Heaters

Glass Cooktop Stove Pros and Cons

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 Cooktop Stove Pros and Cons