Acurite 00291E Kitchen Timer Review

In preps for the extensive cooking that we do over the holidays, we bought an Acurite Digital Kitchen Timer 00291E for approximately $6.  Here are our thoughts and impressions on this highly useful kitchen tool. While cooking such large-scale meals, we usually have multiple foods baking, boiling, marinating, and simmering at the same time, and … Continue reading Acurite 00291E Kitchen Timer Review



Chef’s Choice 679 Cordless Glass Tea Kettle 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 679 Cordless Glass Tea Kettle Review



How to Clean Electric Kettle with Baking Soda

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 How to Clean Electric Kettle with Baking Soda



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

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



Mainstays G761 Thermometer Review, Fridge 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, Fridge 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



Cleaning Vinyl Kitchen Floors Instructions

The following hints, tips advice, and instructions describe cleaning vinyl kitchen floors.  Following these directions cleans spills, food, grease, and stuck on messes. They apply best to vinyl, linoleum, and ceramic floor surfaces. If your floor is genuine wood however, these instructions still apply. But use less water to prevent warping and curling. Tools You’ll … Continue reading Cleaning Vinyl Kitchen Floors Instructions



How to Defrost Upright Freezer Quickly

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. How to Defrost Upright Freezer Quickly, Intro Have rented a few apartments equipped with … Continue reading How to Defrost Upright Freezer Quickly



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 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 How to Clean a Cordless Electric Kettle