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





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





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





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





Comet Soft Cleanser with Bleach Review

The creamy, thinner texture of Comet soft cleanser with Bleach means that you need not shake it as much as thicker preparations of other brands.  But the creamy texture is none too abrasive. In fact, they call it Scratch Free, because it’s little more abrasive than dish detergent.  But for lighter, non baked on messes, … Continue reading Comet Soft Cleanser with Bleach Review





Soft Scrub Cleanser with Bleach Review

We’ve tested various versions of  Soft Scrub cleanser with bleach, including this Commercial Solutions potion,  for many years. What we found is that it is quite the versatile, well cleaning, but not too harsh liquid cleanser.  It works well anywhere you need gentle yet scouring powers, like in the kitchen and bathroom. But Soft Scrub cleanser … Continue reading Soft Scrub Cleanser with Bleach Review





Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser for Bath and Kitchen Review

Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser for Bath and Kitchen smells citrusy. You don’t have to worry about splattering it on your clothes.  Why not?  No bleach here.  It’s superb at cleaning off mildew, grease, limescale, and soap scum in the kitchen and bathroom. We’ve used Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser since 2013.  We find it quite the … Continue reading Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser for Bath and Kitchen Review





Mainstays G761 Thermometer Review, for Fridge and Freezer

The G761 model of home refrigerator and freezer thermometer by Mainstays,  solves a common problem of most home fridge and deep freezers these days; their temperature controls do not read in degrees. They mostly show numbers like 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, where 5 is the coldest (MAX), and 0 is the warmest (or … Continue reading Mainstays G761 Thermometer Review, for Fridge and Freezer





Cooktop Cleaning Creme Review for Flat Top Stoves

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 for Flat Top Stoves