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





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





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





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