Pelonis Whole Room Heater HO-0250H Review

We bought the Pelonis whole room heater, model HO-0250H to warm the living room in our ground level apartment.  This heater for bedroom and living room costs little at $37.99 on sale at Walmart. Yet it works on par with most other 1500 watt portable heaters we’ve tested. The Pelonis HO-0250H gives a slowly-rising, silent, … Continue reading Pelonis Whole Room Heater HO-0250H Review





Safest Electric Space Heaters, How to Choose

So many homes, garages, basements, and trailers these days have electric portable space heaters. These give temporary spot warmth during really cold nights. Or they warm those cold spare bedrooms when the grand kids come to stay.  These heaters are quite popular these days.  So people may wonder, given the possible shock and burn hazards, … Continue reading Safest Electric Space Heaters, How to Choose





Electric Heat Pros and Cons, Advantages, Disadvantages

Electric heating is one of the easiest ways to keep your home warm during cold winter spells.  In this piece, we discuss the many electric heat pros and cons.  Many down sides to this mode of heating including higher fuel costs.  But many up sides as well. E.g. No carbon monoxide. Easy to install. Low … Continue reading Electric Heat Pros and Cons, Advantages, Disadvantages





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





Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But unless you’ve spent extra money for quiet hydronic heaters, common electric baseboard heaters tend to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix





Pelonis Electric Radiator Heater, Oil, HO-0260 Review

This Pelonis ™ Electric Radiator Heater, 7 Fin, oil-filled, #HO-0260 model works well for heating a whole room. It sports a tall and thin yet low-profile. So it fits into corners, between furniture pieces, and under most windows. the HO-260 also works well as a bathroom heater with the right ground fault protection.  It blasts … Continue reading Pelonis Electric Radiator Heater, Oil, HO-0260 Review





Extension Cord Safety Tips, Help, Advice

Today’s electric extension cords give fast and easy ways of getting power around the home, garage, basement, and outdoors.  They allow you to run leaf blowers, weed whackers, and lawn mowers outdoors.  Plus, they connect  lamps, radios, and televisions inside.  But while these cords give instant power anywhere needed, extension cord safety should never be … Continue reading Extension Cord Safety Tips, Help, Advice





Farberware 104556 Cordless Electric Kettle 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 104556 Cordless Electric Kettle Review





Farberware FCP280 Electric Percolator Review

This Farberware FCP280 electric percolator  coffee pot well facilitates the continued tradition of fresh-perked coffee into this, the 21st century. Its durable stainless steel construction is polished to a chrome-like gleam on the outside, with a spin-style finish inside.  What it does, it does very, very well; it brews great tasting java. No bells and … Continue reading Farberware FCP280 Electric Percolator Review





Chef’s Choice 677 2 Electric Kettle Review

We avidly drink green tea.  Well over fifteen years now.  So we often keep electric kettles like the   Chef’s Choice Cordless Electric Kettle 677 2 (6772)   on the kitchen counter for quick and efficient heating of the water. The stainless steel finish is attractive and modern looking, and resists tea stains as well. The … Continue reading Chef’s Choice 677 2 Electric Kettle Review