Honeywell Thermostat Pictures Gallery

We’ve owned several Honeywell thermostats over the past decade, and have written much about them.  In this album, we’ve gathered all the Honeywell thermostat pictures we’ve taken of the models we’ve tested. Enjoy. Pictures of the Honeywell RLV310A Thermostat This is one of Honeywell’s line voltage t-stats, for controlling baseboard heaters. Honeywell RTH7600D Thermostat Pictures … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Pictures Gallery





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





Honeywell RTH9580WF Color Thermostat Review

The Honeywell RTH9580WF/1005 color screen thermostat is a clear advance from the RTH8580WF model, reviewed earlier. Honeywell RTH9580WF Color Thermostat Intro Honeywell has upgraded the screen from the one-color green with black lettering, to a full-color, brighter, higher contrast LCD display.  Indeed you can set screen colors to match your room décor.  Plus, the screen … Continue reading Honeywell RTH9580WF Color Thermostat Review





Husky Socket Ratchet Set 702200 Review

While  repairing rocking chairs and bikes, we bought this 16-piece Husky socket and ratchet set. It has popular socket sizes for fasteners found around the house. Husky Socket Ratchet Set 702200 Intro Well, this universal socket wrench set filled the bill nicely.  It cost around $30, and comes with a “forever” guarantee.  It has a … Continue reading Husky Socket Ratchet Set 702200 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





Blaster Garage Door Lube GDL Spray Review

Blaster GDL garage door lube spray is made to reduce the noises that garage doors make as they operate.  It cuts squeaks, squeals, grinding, screeches, and rough sliding sounds. Plus, it can extend the life of parts that rub or slide together. Blaster Garage Door Lube GDL Spray Intro Spray lots of it on the … Continue reading Blaster Garage Door Lube GDL Spray Review





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





Ecosmart LED 60w Daylight White Light Bulb Review

We’ve tested five of the Ecosmart LED 60w A19 daylight white light bulbs in our apartment dining room chandelier. It looks like they will last as long as CREE bulbs that we’ve used for years prior. If so,  they’ll pay for themselves at least ten times over by the time they reach end-of-life. Ecosmart LED … Continue reading Ecosmart LED 60w Daylight White Light Bulb Review





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