Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sweet Summertime!

It’s almost summer time, and this means that we’re able to spend the majority of our time in the great outdoors.  I am a HUGE fan of camping. It is probably the one thing I look forward to the most during the summer months.  It’s so nice to get away from it all, even if just for a weekend.

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My favorite place to visit is the Adirondacks, in the North Country of New York. The mountains are stunning, and the hiking is phenomenal, which ranges anywhere from easy beginner trails to expert rock face scaling.

When I’m not camping, I try to integrate camping-like details into my every day schedule.

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One of these is a delicious s’mores cookies recipe.  Although these are not very healthy, they are great for parties and get-togethers, and are a crowd pleaser for sure.

For easy clean up, make sure to use the Affresh Kitchen Cleaner!

Happy (Belated) Memorial Day!

ImageWe just wanted to thank all of the service men and women out there risking their lives to protect us!

In honor of the holiday, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes.  I absolutely love grilled portabella mushrooms. These are often used to replace meat burgers in hamburgers and cheeseburgers.  This is usually a vegetarian substitute, but it is so tasty, you should try it anyways.

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One concoction that is exceptionally tasty is a “Caprice Burger”.

The recipe I follow is found here.  It is a great mix of the portabella mushroom, balsamic vinegar, tomato, pesto, and mozzarella.

If you’re as sloppy of a cook as I am, make sure to degrease all of your surfaces with Whirlpool’s degreaser.  It works wonders on all surfaces.

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Stuck? You’re in Luck!

Dishwashers, when they’re functioning properly, are the most helpful and time saving appliances in the kitchen.  These guys are the cleaning powerhouses that keep your dishes sparkling. When your dishwasher breaks, it can be frustrating having to clean dishes by hand while you’re trying to find the parts you need.

One common dishwasher problem is a broken roller adjuster.  The roller adjuster is the guide that keeps your dishwasher racks sliding in and out of the tub smoothly. When these break, often times it is a struggle to pull out the racks to load or unload the appliance.

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Luckily, this is another easy fix.  All you’ll have to do is pull out the broken rack, take a few screws off of the adjuster, and replace it with the new one! Just remember where the adjuster was so you can put the new one in the same place.
If you have any questions about what adjuster is compatible with your appliance, give us a call! We are always happy to help answer any questions.

Agitating Agitators?

Lately I’ve been hearing about a large number of people who have been having troubles with their washing machine.  Loud noises, and a lack of agitation were the main concerns I’ve heard about.  There are several reasons that this could be happening but the easiest, most common fix is to replace the agitator.

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After years of wear and tear, the agitator often loses its grip on the agitator base and will slip off during the different cycles.  The loud noise is caused by the agitator head banging around the tub during the spin cycle and the lack of agitation during the wash cycle is caused by the agitator becoming dislodged and unable to move the clothes around.  If you need questions answered about which agitator is right for your washer, give us a call!

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