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How to Plan for Outdoor Kitchens – Important Tips and Facts

Building outdoor kitchens has become an extremely popular idea, homeowners often preferring to create a natural, elegant and hospitable setting to...

on Oct 14, 2014

Proper Swimming Pool Maintenance

Pools are not just holes in the ground that are then filled with water. They are complicated areas of your property that require a lot of care and...

on Oct 14, 2014

Are You a Homeowner? Six Things You Must Know about Plumbing Maintenance

When you own a home, you want to keep it in the best shape possible. Routine maintenance and taking care of small problems before they get big are...

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Finding a Local Contractor for Your Glass and Mirror Needs

When it comes to adding a bit of sparkle to your home, your choice of windows and mirrors are absolutely crucial. A beautifully whitewashed house...

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The Timeless Toaster: A Curious History of the World's Most Common Kitchen Appliances

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Picking the Right Humidifier for Your Home

Picking the Right Humidifier for Your Home

by Guest on Jan 4, 2010

If you've ever heard of humidifiers you know that they are used to produce soothing breathing environments in your home. Recently, humidifiers have become trendy because of their known benefits. Living in places where winters can bring severely dry air, the use of a humidifier can provide relief, not only for breathing, but for your skin additionally. Dry chilly air is known for causing hives and scratchy dry skin, so a humidifier can be used to wet the air and give your body the humidity it needs. It can also help with dry eyes, headaches and sinus attacks. It will even help by taking away some allergens, bacteria and other infectious agents. Continue reading →

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Six Consumer Appliances a Bachelor Must Have

Six Consumer Appliances a Bachelor Must Have

by Guest on Jan 22, 2010

Just think of a situation. You are a bachelor and living on your own and far away from your parents. Thus you need to do a lot of household chores. And your hectic schedule brings an added jeopardy to it. So what you are supposed to do get relieved. Believe me, the only thing you have to do is to buy some consumer appliances. Once you have brought them into your home, you may see a different world altogether. A faster and a comfortable one. Continue reading →

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How Microwaves Work

How Microwaves Work

by Guest on Feb 27, 2010

Created by a magnetron electron tube, microwaves heat food to a depth of one inch. As the heat is conducted inward the rest of the food is cooked. Microwaves bounce around inside the cavity of the oven and are eventually absorbed by the food, causing molecules in the food to vibrate producing heat through friction. Popcorn has moisture in the center of the kernel, an efficient microwave absorber. As the water molecules vibrate and heat the kernel erupts and turns inside out. Water is believed to be the best absorber of microwaves; therefore foods with higher moisture content will cook quicker than those of lower moisture content. Continue reading →

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How to Compare Room Air Cleaners: Look for Quality Construction

How to Compare Room Air Cleaners: Look for Quality Construction

by Guest on Mar 2, 2010

Learn how to compare room air cleaners and expertly identify the best room air cleaners with little more than a glance. The single greatest thief of particle capturing efficiency in room air cleaners is called “bypassing”. Bypassing occurs when air fails to pass through the filter. Instead, it finds another way out of the air cleaner and returns unfiltered back into the room. Learn the reasons these happen and more about how to make the right decision for you. Continue reading →

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Ice Maker Appliance Troubleshooting and Repair Guides

Ice Maker Appliance Troubleshooting and Repair Guides

by 411HomeRepair on May 19, 2010

Learn how to inspect residential air conditioning systems (A/C systems) to have home buyers and owners troubleshooting. The articles at this website describe the basic components of an air conditioning system and diagnose common problems to troubleshoot and repair your ice maker. Continue reading →

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Go Green! Energy Efficient Appliances

Go Green! Energy Efficient Appliances

by Guest on Aug 3, 2010

If you’re looking to make your home a more energy efficient place to live then you should definitely update your household appliances with more energy efficient models. What better place to start than in the kitchen, where many families spend the majority of their time cooking, cleaning and socialising, by purchasing a new energy efficient washing machine? Continue reading →

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Choosing the Right Food Processer for Your Culinary Needs

Choosing the Right Food Processer for Your Culinary Needs

by Guest on Sep 2, 2010

For any home cook enthusiast there are a number of essential appliances which will be found either in their kitchen already, or on their wish list. One of these is a food processor. Food processors are an important part of the everyday chef because they offer a wide range of culinary uses from mixing dough to slicing tomatoes and lettuce. Finding the right processor depends on your needs. Here are a few factors to consider when determining which one is right for you. Continue reading →

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How to Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

How to Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

by Guest on Sep 7, 2010

A garbage disposal is one of the easiest kitchen appliances to operate, maintain and use in your kitchen. The best way to begin your journey is to read the directions with your garbage disposal. All disposals are not alike that's why this is an important first step for anyone. Continue reading →

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How Air Conditioners Work

How Air Conditioners Work

by Guest on Oct 23, 2010

An air conditioner works in the same way as a refrigerator. The portable evaporative air conditioners that we see in homes make use of water to cool the air. They are not so much use in an area with high humidity as the air they blow out is very humid. That is, a special refrigerant gas such as Freon is heated and then cooled through coils to give the cold air. With a fridge, the cold air is contained in an insulated box; air conditioners blow the cool air out into your room. Continue reading →

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How to Maintain the Lint Filter on a Clothes Dryer

How to Maintain the Lint Filter on a Clothes Dryer

by Guest on Nov 25, 2010

Running a household is a major responsibility, and to bear that responsibility you need to learn many new skills and talents. Beyond issues relating to proper parenting, keeping a positive atmosphere in the home, etc., which we won’t be discussing here, there are many things to be learnt with regards to simply keeping the household moving forward without trouble. As our homes are filled with household appliances, it becomes very important for you (as head of household) to know a good deal about how to maintain all those appliances—as the more you know about such matters, the less you will have to pay others to come in and maintain them for you. Continue reading →

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