Dishwashers are expensive, and many homeowners will delay replacing theirs as long as possible. However, dishwashers are only meant to last about a decade. While it’s okay to put up with small problems such as a detergent cup that does not open easily, there are a few signs that your dishwasher needs to be replaced altogether. Your dishes aren’t coming out hot. Your … [Read more...] about Signs that it’s time to replace your dishwasher
Engineer Percy Spencer invented the microwave in 1945 after he noticed that the chocolate bar in his pocket melted when he worked on his active radar set. Ever since its household popularization, the microwave has saved home cooks innumerable hours. But even though the microwave has arguably been one of the most useful inventions of the modern age, it still has its limitations. … [Read more...] about What should you never put in a microwave?
For many homeowners, the idea of making home repairs can feel like a daunting task. Most home projects, however, are truly simple at their core. People often assume that lighting a pilot light can be dangerous, but in reality, it’s a simple task that can be completed safely in just a few minutes. The first step to safely lighting a pilot light on a gas stove is to examine … [Read more...] about How to light your stove’s pilot light
There are over 150,000 kitchen fires in the US annually, many of which lead to injuries, destroyed homes and even deaths. You need to act fast to keep a kitchen fire from getting out of control. But what should you do when faced with a cooking fire? That depends on what type of fire you have. If the fire is coming from your microwave or the oven, close the door and turn the … [Read more...] about How to Handle a Kitchen Fire
The holiday season is finally here, bringing with it delicious food, brightly wrapped gifts, quality time with family—and cornucopias of clutter. Streamline your holiday celebrations by decluttering your home before the first wreath even comes out of storage. There are a few reasons to invest time in decluttering now. First, getting rid of extraneous objects will make your … [Read more...] about Decluttering so you can enjoy the holidays