How To Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh

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How to Thaw a Turkey

How to Thaw a Turkey - Defrosted turkey in panThanksgiving is almost upon us and many people will be buying a frozen turkey to cook and serve on Thanksgiving Day. If you plan on buying a frozen turkey, you’ll need to defrost it in the refrigerator and allow 24 hours for every four to five pounds.

Be sure to place the unwrapped turkey in a pan (breast side up) to contain any dripping from the defrost process. Place the pan on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator which is the coldest place in your fridge where all meats should be stored.

You can even see if your refrigerator veggie or crisper drawer can Continue reading

Samsung Washer Recall: Models Affected, How to Get a Rebate

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Samsung recalled 2.8 million of their top-load washing machines due to reports of injury and damage to owner’s homes.

The recall involves 34 models of Samsung Top Load Washers with the following model numbers. Continue reading

Cleaning Stovetop Grates

Gas Stove Burner Grate by Whirlpool WP305810B

Gas Stove Burner Grate by Whirlpool WP305810B

Keep your stovetop grates clean so they can heat properly. If your grates are especially dirty with stubborn, cooked-on stains, pour a 1/4 cup of ammonia into a large gallon size freezer bag along with the grates and seal the bag. Don’t worry about the ammonia covering the gate, you only want to expose the grates to fumes. Leave the bag in the sink overnight and in the morning, any residue should wipe off easily with a sponge.

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How long do appliances last?

How many years can you expect to get out of that washer, dryer or refrigerator? The average life expectancy for a dishwasher and microwave oven is about 9 years, while you might get 18 years out of a gas range. Of course, the amount it is used can also factor into life expectancy, but knowing the average lifespan of an appliance might help when determining if you should repair or replace your appliance.

Here’s a chart using information from the National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Home Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components.

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According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) many consumers replace their appliances long before they wear out due to styling, technology and consumer preference.

Why You Should Keep Glass Jars Out of the Dishwasher

Dishwasher Repair Tip

Cleaning a glass jar in the dishwasher might seem like a easy way to clean the jar and remove the label at the same time — but don’t do it. The paper or plastic label can break apart and end up in your dishwasher’s drain pump. You will then need to take apart your dishwasher in order to clean out your drain pump.

Instead, soak the jar in a sink full or warm soapy water in order to easily remove the label. It should peel right off.

Stacking a washer and dryer

stacked washer and dryerMaybe you moved into a new apartment or are downsizing your home and you need some extra space; stacking your washer and dryer might just be the answer. But before you get stacking, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Measure the space

Make sure you have enough room so that your newly stacked appliances fit into their new space.  You also need to have some room in back for venting, cords and hoses. If you are placing Continue reading

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