How to Free Up a Stalled Garbage Disposal

Often, we travel, or otherwise, do not run the kitchen garbage disposal for several days at a time.  Disposals featuring iron along their interiors are particularly prone to seizing up when not run for a period.  When you turn the switch on and all you hear is a low hum, you know that your disposal … Continue reading How to Free Up a Stalled Garbage Disposal



Chef Choice Kettle 679 0001 Review, Cordless Glass, 1 3/4 Quart

We’ve been avid mint tea drinkers for nearly two decades, and so, have often kept cordless kettles like the   Chef Choice Kettle Model #679    on the kitchen counter for quick and efficient water heating. The 679 glass kettle is not actually cordless.  A cord does exist, attached to the stand base, that plugs into a fifteen amp outlet, that supplies power to the heating elements … Continue reading Chef Choice Kettle 679 0001 Review, Cordless Glass, 1 3/4 Quart



How to Clean 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 electric kettle.   We’ve found that without routine cleaning, this metal kettle, and others like it, can become stained brown or white, especially if you brew the tea directly in it after the water boils.  That unsightliness … Continue reading How to Clean Electric Kettle



How to Defrost Stand Up Upright Freezer Quickly

We’ve found that a   heat gun  significantly speeds up   how quickly   a stand up,  upright    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 here that requires semi-annual defrosting (two or three times per … Continue reading How to Defrost Stand Up Upright Freezer Quickly



Chef’s Choice® International 1.5-Quart Cordless Electric Glass Kettle 680 Review

We’ve been avid mint tea drinkers for nearly two decades, and so, have often kept electric kettles like the   Chef’s Choice Cordless Electric Glass Kettle Model #680    on the kitchen counter for quick and efficient water heating. The 680 glass kettle is not really cordless.  There is in fact, a cord that plugs into a fifteen amp outlet attached to the accompanying … Continue reading Chef’s Choice® International 1.5-Quart Cordless Electric Glass Kettle 680 Review



Acurite Digital Kitchen Timer 00291E Review

In preps for the extensive cooking that we do over the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays, we bought a Acurite Digital Kitchen Timer 00291E for approximately $6. While cooking such large-scale meals, we usually have multiple foods baking, boiling, marinating, and simmering at the same time, and we’re only so skilled at starting them all so that they finish … Continue reading Acurite Digital Kitchen Timer 00291E Review



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



Comet Scratch Free Soft Cleanser with Bleach Review

The creamy, thinner texture of Comet Scratch Free Soft Cleanser with Bleach means that you need not shake it as much as thicker preparations from other manufacturers.  However, 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 … Continue reading Comet Scratch Free Soft Cleanser with Bleach 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

over stove microwave  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 … Continue reading Whirlpool Over The Range Microwave Oven WMH31017AB-2 Review