Housewares/Appliances Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Best Carpet Spot Cleaners for Stains and Spots
The best carpet spot cleaners including Bissell's popular models for cleaning spots and stains on your area rugs and carpets.

Laundry Appliances Use, Care and FAQ's
How to use a washer and dryer; laundry tips, washer and dryer care and maintenance; FAQ's

Definition of Frappe
A frappe is an iced beverage that has been blended to produce a tasty foam and refreshing blended drink which is often served with whipped cream and toppings.

Washing Machine Vibrations - Causes and Solutions
Why washers vibrate and what you can do to stop it. Find a solution to help your washer operate more quietly with less vibration.

Around the House Tips & Resources
Tips and resources for around the house

Battery Use & Batteries for Your Appliances
Information on batteries, their use and how to choose the right battery for your housewares and appliances

Essential Home Products
Products that every house should have for safety or practical applications.

Product Safety Recalls
Resources on manufacturer product safety recalls and what you need to know.

The 6 Best Light Bulbs to Buy in 2016
Shop for the best light bulbs to brighten every room in your home.

Heating With Wood
Resources for heating your home with wood

You Should Not Use a Regular Vacuum to Clean Ash
Why using a specially designed ash vacuum is better than a regular vacuum to clean your pellet stove, woodstove or wood fireplace.

Blenders, Processors, Choppers & Juicers
Resources and information on blenders, food processors, juicers and food choppers

Before You Buy a Vacuum: What You Should Consider
Before you buy a vacuum, here's what you should consider. Vacuum buying tips.

Glasses, stemware and drinkware to use for your formal table
Not sure about drinkware choices? Learn about stemware, drinkware and glasses for the dinner table. What you need in way of glasses for your dinner table. Hosting a dinner? Find out what to use for drinkware.

Kitchen Blender Definition
Blender - definition of a kitchen blender

How to Buy a Blender and Make a Super Simple Smoothie
How to make a super simple banana smoothie plus some blender buying tips too.

Air Circulators, Fans & Cooling Products - Products to Make Your Home Cooler
Resources to make your home cooler and more comfortable.

7 Ways to keep your kitchen comfortable on a hot day
It can be challenging to keep your cool in the kitchen on a hot day, but planning ahead can help. Find non-AC ways to stay cool and comfortable with these tips.

Window Air Conditioner vs Ductless Mini-Split AC System
Window air conditioner vs split ductless cooling system - which type of cooling is best for your home? The pros and cons of window air conditioners and split ductless air conditioning systems. Understanding your home cooling options.

What Is Convection Cooking?
How does a convection oven work? Some tips on the best reasons to cook certain foods in a convection oven (and other foods that don't need it).

Vacuum Cleaners & Floor Care
Looking for a vacuum or carpet cleaner? Before you buy, check out our buying advice on vacuums, cleaners and more. Resources, buying tips and reviews of vacuums and other floor appliances. Information on vacuuming and floor care needs. Vacuum buying tips, vacuum use tips

Coffee Makers, Tea Makers, Grinders - About Coffee & Tea Makers, Brewers
Resources and information on coffee and tea makers, coffee maker reviews, tea maker reviews, brewers, coffee grinders, coffees, teas, coffee pods and percolators for the home. Coffee makers, coffee maker reviews, coffee maker resources, coffee and tea

How much firewood is in a cord of wood?
How much wood is in a cord of firewood? If you're planning on buying firewood for your woodburning heat stove or fireplace, you need to know what you'll be paying for.

Sluggish brewer? How to clean a coffee maker with vinegar
Learn why and how to clean a coffee maker with vinegar. Is your brewer sluggish? This could be the cause. Plus a few tips to keep your Keurig brewing.

Heating Products - Products to Heat Your Home
What heating appliances are best for you? We have resources and product information to help you decide.

Storage, Cleaning and Organization
Get your kitchen organized. Learn about practical products to help you store and organize all that clutter. Kitchen storage ideas and tips. Home cleaning tips and products. Resources for storage, cleaning & organization.

When to Use High-Efficiency (HE) Laundry Detergent
HE or high-efficiency laundry detergents and when to use it in your washer. HE detergents are recommended especially for high efficiency washers

What Not to Do With a Steam Floor Mop
You might be tempted to, but there are things you should not do with a steam mop and some you should avoid totally.

What to Look for When Buying a Room Air Conditioner
Learn what to look for when buying a room air conditioner. Air conditioner buying tips. Buying a room air conditioner for your home and what features to look for. Room air conditioners include window or wall units, ductless split systems and portable air conditioners.

How to find the most efficient heater for your home
Electric heat is not always the most economical but it is often the most practical. Learn more about your heating options.

Kitchenware, Tableware, Knives & Accessories
Resources and information on kitchenware, bakeware, food preparation tools, servingware, knives, cutlery and gadgets, glassware, tableware

Bakeware & Servingware
Bakeware and servingware products and resources

Baking Utensils and Pastry Tools
The baking tools that are essential if you want to make different types of desserts, baked goods or other confections. Having the right tools will help you be a successful home baker.

Baking Utensils and Pastry Tools
The baking tools that are essential if you want to make different types of desserts, baked goods or other confections. Having the right tools will help you be a successful home baker.

Washer Dryer - Laundry, Washer, Dryer and Fabric Care
Resources, reviews and information on irons, sewing and other laundry and fabric care accessories. About washers, dryers, washer dryer sets, buying washer dryer

Chest vs Upright Freezers - Which freezer style Is better?
Which freezer style is better - a chest or upright freezer - depends on your available space, cleaning preferences and organization convenience.

Laundry Appliances - About Washers & Dryers
Resources, reviews and information for laundry appliances, such as washers, dryers, hampers,laundry sorters and laundry units.

HE Washer versus a traditional washer: the differences
What is an HE washer and what does high efficiency really mean. Learn the differences between a traditional washing machine and a high efficiency model. Be informed before starting to shop for a washer.

How to Pack for Moving Day - Step 2
Start packing by filling the bottom of your dish barrel or heavy cardboard box with a bed of paper for cushioning.

Moving and Packing Tips - Fill Your Packing Box to the Top - Step 7
Moving at any time of the year isn't pleasant, but it can be an adventure. When it comes to ensuring your stuff travels well far or near, learn how to pack a box properly. It's definitely worth the effort.

How to Pack Your Dishes & Glassware When Moving
Even if you're relocating within the same general area, packing your things properly will help keep them safe. Learn how to pack your dishes and glassware for moving day so they arrive safely at your destination.

Moving Tips - Pack Glassware Carefully - Step 3
How to wrap and pack your glassware when moving. Relocating Tips - Step 3

How to Roll & Tuck Breakables
Packing Glasses - Use a roll and tuck method to pack and wrap glassware for moving or shipping.

Moving Tips - How to Pack and Wrap Drinkware - Step 5
Drinkware should be packed carefully and extra cushioning may be needed.

Moving Tips - How to Wrap & Pack Plates - Step 6
Carefully pack plates and do not be shy with paper. You'll be happier when you unpack your dishes at the new residence.

Wool Blanket Care - How to Wash Woolen Blankets
Wool items need special laundry care. How to wash woolen blankets to keep them in good condition. Learn how to care for and protect your wool blankets and clothing.

Cooking Utensils Every Kitchen Needs (to bring out the inner chef)
This list of utensils is certainly not extensive, but gives you the basics and more of what you need for everyday food preparation and cooking. Mess aside, having the right kitchen tools can be a time-saver.

Cooking Utensils Every Kitchen Needs (to bring out the inner chef)
This list of utensils is certainly not extensive, but gives you the basics and more of what you need for everyday food preparation and cooking. Mess aside, having the right kitchen tools can be a time-saver.

Cooking Utensils Every Kitchen Needs (to bring out the inner chef)
This list of utensils is certainly not extensive, but gives you the basics and more of what you need for everyday food preparation and cooking. Mess aside, having the right kitchen tools can be a time-saver.

Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers
Buying tips, reviews, care and use along with general resources and information on humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

Can I Use Regular Dish Soap in a Dishwasher?
Can I use regular dish soap in my dishwasher? Find out what can happen if you use the wrong type of detergent in your dishwasher.

Can I Use Regular Detergent in a High-Efficiency Washer?
Can I use regular detergents in an HE washer? Learn why you should only use the proper laundry detergent and what happens when you don't

Silicone Bakeware: Benefits, Tips for Successful Use
Silicone basics: how to use this bakeware, utensils, bread pans, muffin tins and cake pans. How to bake with silicone and succeed.

5 Signs You Need a Dehumidifier
Find out what to watch for if your home has too much humidity. These are the most common signs that your home is too damp and you need a dehumidifier.

Cooling & Heating
Resources on appliances to cool and heat your home. Information on air conditioner, fans and heater resources. Heating and cooling resources.

Large Home Appliances
Find everything you need to know to buy and care for large home appliances, including laundry appliances, refrigerators, ranges, cooktops and ovens, freezers and more. You'll also find some handy tips too.

Irons & Presses - Appliances to Press and Iron Clothes
Resources, buying tips and reviews on irons, ironing boards, steam generator irons, garment presses, garment steamer and ironing products.

Laundry Detergents - Regular and HE Laundry Detergents
Learn about laundry detergents including how he detergent for high efficiency washers differs from regular laundry detergents. How to use he laundry detergent.

What's the Difference Between Top and Front-Loading Washing Machines?
Learn the differences between top-loading and front-loading washing machines and find out which one is right for you.

What’s the Difference Between Radiant & Convection Space Heaters?
Learn the difference between radiant heaters and convection space heaters, and shop for the one that's right for your home.

5 Things You Should Know About Microwaves
Need a microwave? This appliance usually has a reasonably long lifespan, so you'll want to make sure it has all the features you really want, so you can get the most out of this practical cooking appliance. There's at least five things you should know about microwaves, before you start shopping.

How to buy the right toaster for your kitchen
There's more to buying a toaster than you'd expect. Find out about toaster settings and convenience features. They can be very handy.

Pressure Cookers & Canners - Pressure Cooking Resources
Information on how to use pressure cookers and canners. Resources for pressure cooking

Pressure Cooker
Definition of a pressure cooker. Housewares/Appliances.

5 Reasons to Cook With a Pressure Cooker
5 Reasons to cook with a pressure cooker. Why pressure cookers are preferred for quick and healthy meals.

Cutlery & Knives - A Resource on Cutlery & Knives
A resource, reviews and information on cutlery, flatware, chef's knives, knife sets, and steak knives.

Stove-Top Tea Kettle Buying Tips
Need a kettle? Even if you're not a tea lover, you'll find a kettle a very practical counter appliance. But kettles have evolved into precise appliances. Find out what you need to know when shopping for a kettle.

How to find the right cutting board for your kitchen
Cutting boards come in all styles and sizes, but they are different when it comes to use and storage. Learn about cutting boards and what you need to know about buying one.

Crock-Pots & Slow Cookers
Resources, reviews and information on crock-pots and slow cookers.

Difference Between a Blender and Food Processor
These two food prep appliances are somewhat similar, yet different. Learn the differences between a blender and food processor and common uses.

Slow Cookers and Crock-Pots Buying Tips, Care and Use
How to find the best slow cooker or Crock-pot for your cooking needs. Learn about slow cooker features that you'll find convenient.

Types of Food Processors and Choppers
Food processors can cover a variety of food prep appliances but you can know the difference between them to make shopping for a food processor easier. How to buy a food processor and the difference between a chopper and a processor.

Food Processor Buying Tips
Food processor buying tips, before you buy a food processor

Resources, reviews and toaster products

Cutlery Knives - How to Buy Cutlery Knives
How to buy kitchen knives; cutlery knife buying tips; what to consider when buying kitchen knives

Toaster Reviews
Toaster Reviews. Housewares/Appliances.

Vacuum - Choosing the Best Type of Vacuum for Your Needs - Page 2
Vacuums come in a variety of types such as uprights, hand-held and canisters. Learn about vacuum types to make a good buying decision. Page 2.

Choosing the Best Type of Vacuum for Your Needs
Vacuums come in a variety of types such as uprights, hand-held and canisters. Learn about vacuum types to make a good buying decision and get the right one for your home.

All About Vacuums From Buying Tips to Vacuum FAQ's
Learn how to buy a vacuum cleaner for your home. Also find some vacuum cleaner buying and maintenance tips. Practical vacuum buying and care tips.

Vacuum - All About Vacuums From Vacuum Buying Tips to Vacuum FAQ's Page 2
All about vacuums, from how to buy a vacuum to how to care for a vacuum. Vacuum cleaner buying and maintenance tips. Shopping for a vacuum. Buying a vacuum, caring for a vacuum, all about vacuums. Page 2.

Portable Room vs Console or Whole House Humidifier - Which is bettery for you?
Confused about humidifiers and whether to buy a portable or a console model? Learn the main differences and pros and cons of each type before you start shopping.

Home humidifier: definition and common uses
What a humidifier is, definition of humidifier, why a home humidifier is important, benefits of a humidifier, how a humidifier can improve the air, why buy a humidifier, humidifier buying tips

Stick or Immersion Blender - definition and common uses
Definition of a stick, hand or immersion blender plus its common uses. This is a go-to kitchen tool for many home cooks.

A microwave oven explained
Microwave Oven - definition and use. For many, a microwave oven is a kitchen essential while others tend to relinquish this appliance to menial tasks.

How to make your drinking water potable
Learn the definition of potable water and when tapwater might not to be potable or safe to drink. You'll also find some options to consider to make your water safe.

Water filtration - there is one right for your water (and budget)
Is your water hard to swallow? Does it need improvement in terms of taste, or to remove harmful bacteria? You do have several options to filter your water to improve taste or make it safe to drink.

Water Appliances & Products
Resources, reviews and information on water quality products such as water bottles, water coolers, water dispensers, distillers and filters.

Home Safety - Learn How to Keep Your Family and Home Safe
Find helpful articles, tips and products that can help you keep your home and family safe.

Water Dispensers, Filters and Purifiers Reviews
Reviews of water appliances including water filters, water dispensers and purifiers

A definition of words often found in product descriptions of appliances, kitchenware, cutlery, cookware and other housewares.

The Better Vacuum: Upright or Canister?
Learn the difference between upright vacuums and canister vacuums and figure out which one is right for your home.

The 6 Best Fans to Buy in 2016
Shop for the best fans to keep your home cool this summer from brands like Vornado, Honeywell, Dyson, and more.

The 6 Best Air Conditioners to Buy in 2016
Shop for the best portable and widow air conditioners on the market.

Waffle Maker - Definition and Use
Learn more about waffle makers and why these appliances are so popular in today's kitchens.

Best Appliance Stainless Steel Cleaners
Stainless appliances can be frustrating to keep clean. You need a product that cleans quickly and without a lot of streaks. These are the most highly rated stainless steel cleaners for appliances.

Whole-House vs. Portable Humidifiers: Which Is Better?
If you need a humidifier during heating season, should you choose a whole-house unit, or a portable one? Your needs and your living space will determine the answer.

Which is Better: Central Air Conditioning or Window Air Conditioners?
Should you buy a window unit air conditioner or invest in full-house central air? Your budget and the size of your living space will be the deciding factors.

Cookware - Buying and Caring for Cookware
Resources on cookware, from saucepan to fry pans.

Cleaning Stainless Steel Cookware
How to clean and care for stainless steel cookware. Tips on how to keep your stainless steel cookware looking good.

How to Care for Nonstick Cookware
How to clean and care for stainless steel cookware. Tips on how to keep your stainless steel cookware looking good.

The 7 Best Cool and Warm Mist Humidifiers to Buy
Shop for the best humidifiers on the market to improve your indoor air quality from brands like Honeywell, Dyson, and more.

Humidifier Reviews - Home Humidifier Reviews
Humidifier reviews, consumer humidifier reviews

Air Cleaners & Purifiers
Buying tips, resources and care information for air cleaners, air purifiers and air quality appliances. Find helpful buying tips and learn about caring for these appliances.

Read heater reviews
Read heater reviews. Housewares/Appliances.

Air Cleaner and Air Purifier Reviews
Reviews of air cleaners and air purifiers

The 6 Best Space Heaters to Buy
Shop for the best space heaters from brands like Vornado, Dyson, Lasko and more to keep every room of your home warm.

The 6 Best Air Purifiers to Buy
Shop for the best air purifiers to improve the air quality in every room of your home.

Non-Stick Pots and Pans
Cookware with non-stick coatings. Resources on nonstick cookware, About non-stick pots and pans, caring for nonstick cookware

10 Ways to Ruin a Nonstick Pan
Things you should avoid with non-stick cookware or bakeware if you want your pans to last. Keep your nonstick looking good with just a little care.

How Often Should You Clean the Refrigerator?
How often should you clean the Refrigerator? How important is refrigerator cleaning? Does refrigerator capacity alter your cleaning schedule?

Cleaning Products
Products to help you clean your home. Cleaning tools and products.

Best 12-Qt Stock Pots for Soups and Stews
Top choices of 12 quart stockpots and their unique features. These large stock pots are conveniently sized to cook your favorite soups, corn on the cob, sauces and more.

Best Lasagna Pans and Bakeware
Best lasagna pans to maximize on layers (you want that). You'll also find some good budget options too.

Possible Health Risks of Melamine Tableware
The health comcerns regarding melamine dishes and how to best protect your family and minimize the risks

Vintage Kitchen & Housewares - Vintage Kitchen and Home Collectibles
A collection of antique kitchenware and housewares from yesteryear. Some are still practical to use today or to make beautiful nostalgic displays.

Kitchenware Reviews
Reviews of kitchenware, utensils, openers

Enviroll E-zeeWrap Food Wrap Dispenser Review
If you're looking for a convenient food wrap dispenser that you can mount under the cabinet for easy access, the E-zeeWrap is it.

Sanyo SR4433S 4.4 Cu. Ft. Counter High Refrigerator
Profile of the Sanyo SR4433S 4.4 Cu. Ft. Counter High Refrigerator with a stainless steel door and an Eclipse&trade Series black interior.

Bake Your Homemade Bread in the Machine vs. the Oven
Why the texture of bread maker bread is not the same as that of the same dough oven-baked. Bread maker bread versus oven-baked bread.


How to use a steam mop efficiently (if you want clean floors)
There's a right and wrong way to use a steam mop and used properly, this cleaning tool can save you time and effort. How to use a steam mop to clean floors.

Cooking range buying tips - What you need to know about buying a stove
Buying tips for cooking ranges. Before you shop for a range, read these tips to help you choose the best one for your kitchen and budget.

Air Quality Appliances - Air Purifiers, Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
Resources, reviews and information on Air Quality Products to improve the air in your home, such as air cleaners, purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers.

Small Appliances and Kitchen Electrics
What you need to know about small kitchen appliances. Resources for everyday and specialty household appliances. Small kitchen appliances, buying tips, resources, appliance use, appliance reviews.

Small Appliances Care & Maintenance Tips
Resources and tips on care and maintenance of your small appliances.

Soda and Beverage Makers
Add fizz to your fruit-infused water or make sodas at home economically with a soda maker. Learn about soda and beverage machines.

Consumer Awareness
Resources and information on consumer awareness and protection that consumers should know.

The Pros and Cons of Extended Service Warranties
Should you consider an extended warranty or service contract for your new home appliance? Learn the pros and cons of extended service contracts.

Garbage Disposals vs. Trash Compactors for Kitchen Waste
How to manage and reduce your kitchen trash. Learn the differences between a garbage disposal system and a trash compactor. Home waste management options that work.

Kitchen Gadgets and Tools - Gadgets & Tools for the Kitchen
Great kitchen gadgets and tools.

Hosting, Buffet & Large Gathering Housewares & Resources
Resources and products for hosting, entertaining, family reunions, pot luck dinners and other large gathering events

Resources, care and information for tableware, including dinnerware, glassware, stemware, and servingware. How to look after cutlery. How to set the table, table setting and tableware tips.

Choosing suitable glasses for the kids
What's in your drinkware cabinet and do you have something suitable for the small fry? Learn how to select appropriate glasses and drinkware especially for the young ones.

How to Reduce Energy Costs and Energy Conservation Tips
Energy Conservation tips - Energy conversation can save you money. Ways to conserve energy dollars at home. Saving energy all year round. Energy saving tips; about energy saving plus saving water

Energy Conservation - More Energy Conservation Tips
Energy Conservation tips - Energy conversation can save you money. Ways to conserve energy dollars at home; saving energy plus saving water. Page 2.

10 Ways to Save Money Buying New Appliances
How to save money and be a frugal appliance shopper. 10 Ways to save money buying new appliances and what to look for in terms of energy efficiency.

Washer Reviews, Washing Machine Reviews
Washer reviews, washing machine reviews, he washer reviews, frontload washer reviews, topload washer reviews,

Dryer Reviews, Clothes Dryer Reviews
Dryer reviews, clothes dryer reviews, consumer dryer reviews

What Does the EnergyGuide Label on Appliances Mean?
Understanding the EnergyGuide label on home appliances and how it can be used to compare average energy costs of several models before buying.

Washing Machine Buying Tips and Resources
Tips on buying a washer. What you should consider when buying a washing machine including how to look for the best energy efficiency.

Dishwasher buying tips plus care and use tips

Appliance Repair Resources
Listing of appliance repair and parts resources

Dishwasher Use, Care and FAQ's
Answers to frequently asked dishwasher questions and tips on use and care.

Reviews, profiles and information on microwave ovens

Refrigerator and Freezer FAQ, Care, Maintenance
Refrigerator & Freezer FAQ & Care Tips; refrigerator maintenance, freezer care

Refrigerators & Freezers
Buying and maintenance tips, reviews, and information for refrigerators and freezers.

Dishwasher Reviews
Dishwasher reviews; user dishwasher reviews

Refrigerators & Coolers
About refrigerators, compact refrigerators and home coolers including buying tips

Air Conditioner Reviews - Room Air Conditioner Reviews
Consumers review their room air conditioners; reviews of air conditioners; air conditioner reviews

Fan Reviews - Air Circulator Reviews
Reviews of electric fans and air circulators; air circulating fan reviews

Ranges, Ovens, Cooktops & Hoods
Find a buyers resource for ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, range hoods

CEE Tier on home appliances - why it matters
What is CEE tier and how does it relate to dishwashers and other home appliances? What does a washer's CEE Tier 3 mean?

Air, Water, Waste and Recycling - Air Quality Appliances, Water Purifiers, Recycling
Products to improve the air you breathe and water you drink, including information on air cleaners, water purifiers, water dispensers, humidifier, dehumidifier, waste management, recycling, water quality, water purifiers, water filters and trash.

Saving Energy and Conserving Water Tips
Tips on how to save energy with your appliances. Energy saving tips. Save energy all year long. Types of energy, alternative and renewable power sources; solar energy, wind energy. Water conservation tips; ways to conserve water

Waste & Recycling - Resources & Information
Resources and information for managing household waste and recycling.

Green Living Tips and Resources
Articles and tips for those concerned about the environment or are looking for green alternatives to everyday products.

What is Energy Star and why does it matter?
Learn more about the Energy Star program and what it means in terms of energy savings and what to look for when buying home appliances.'s Housewares and Appliances Expert
Housewares and Appliances practical buyer's resource; house essentials; appliance buying tips, how to buy appliances, home essentials, what you need for your home; appliance reviews

Grills, Griddles, Waffle & Sandwich Makers
Products, resources and reviews for grills, griddles, waffle and sandwich makers.

Grills, Griddles Reviews
Reviews of indoor grills, griddles, skillets; consumer grill reviews; griddle reviews

Oster 7 Minute Grill with DuraCeramic Coating Review
Grill in seven minutes or less? It's possible with the Oster 7 Minute Grill. Learn more about this tiny grill that's suitable for one or two persons.

Crock-Pot 5-in-1 Multi-Cooker SCCPMC600 Review
Move over standard slow cooker, the Crock-Pot 5-in-1 Multi Cooker is designed with five cooking settings including Saute to suit our busy lifestyles.

Gifts & Hosting
Gift ideas and how to make a gift basket. Hosting tips and resources for a successful event. Best gift ideas for him, for her or the kids. Find the right gift for that special someone on your list.

Hosting & Holiday Planning
From a countdown checklist plan to hosting a stress-free dinner, these hosting resources will help you be ready to entertain.

Breadmakers - resources and tips on how to use and care for them

Fondues & Melting Pots
Electric fondues and melting pot appliances and products.

Deep Fryers and Turkey Fryers
All about fryers, turkey fryers, deep fryers

Ice Cream Makers & Treat Makers
Resources and information for ice cream makers and appliances for making cool treats.

Juicers - reviews, buying tips and resources

Reviews, products and resources for kettles

Pressure Cookers and Canners
Electric and traditional pressure cookers and canners resources, reviews and tips.

Mixers - Kitchen Mixers
Reviews and information on kitchen mixers including stand mixers, hand mixers

Air Cleaners & Purifiers - Buying Tips, Reviews and Resources
About air cleaners, air purifiers and other air quality appliances

Food Sealers, Vacuum Food Sealing Systems
About food sealers and food vacuum sealing systems.

Sodastream Power Sparkling Water Maker Starter Kit Review
Forget the soda next shopping day. Make sparkling water right at home with the slim Power water maker. You can jazz it up too with a little fruit flavor.

Food Storage Options
Keep foods fresher longer with proper food storage products.

Bisphenol A (BPA) and Bisphenol S (BPS) - How to reduce the risk
Manufacturers have replaced harmful BPA in plastics we use for food storage. But the replacement - Bisphenol S (BPS) may not be any better. Here's why.

How to Use Rosette or Timbale Tools to Make Crisp Cookies
How to use a Rosette/Timbale iron to make tasty, crispy fried cookies. You'll want to try making these to impress your family and friends.

How to Buy a Versatile Lasagna Baking Pan
Love lasagna? Find a lasagna worthy baking pan and get cooking. How to shop for a lasagna pan that's both versatile and that can handle the layers.

All about home freezers including chest freezers, upright freezers; how to buy a freezer, freezer reviews, freezer care and maintenance

What is freezer burn and how does it occur
Learn what causes freezer burn on frozen foods and what to do about it. You'll also find handy freezer storage tips to reduce the risk of freezer burn.

Ultrasonic versus evaporative portable humidifiers
How to decide between purchasing an ultrasonic or evaporative humidifier for your home. Learn the pros and cons of each type of humidifier before buying.

Smoothtop glass or ceramic cooktop or range buying tips
Need a range and can't decide between smooth top and coil elements? These practical tips will help you choose the right type of cooktop for you.

Cookers, Rice Cookers, Whole Grain Cookers, Multi-Cookers
Cookers and cooking appliances such as rice cookers, whole grain cookers; brown rice cookers, multi-cookers and reviews

How to Tell if You Need a Humidifier in Your Home
Comfort and visible signs that you may need a humidifier in your home. Learn more about humidity and whether you should add more to your space.

Electric cooker reviews, rice cooker reviews, multi-grain cooker reviews, multi-cooker reviews
Reviews of rice cookers, multi-cookers, whole-grain cookers and other electric cookers

Slow Cooker Reviews, Crock-pot Reviews
Slow cooker reviews, Crock-pot reviews

Instant Pot Multi-Use Pressure Cooker Review
Learn more about the Instant Pot 6-in-1 Multi Pressure Cooker and why this brand of electric pots is so popular with practical.

Cooking Range Reviews, Cooktop Reviews
Range reviews, including ovens and cooktop reviews; user range reviews

Range and Cooktop Use, Care, FAQ's
Cooking range use tips, care and maintenance; stove care and maintenance

Pros and Cons of Different Styles of Dishwashers
There are benefits and constraints for each style of dishwasher. Here's what you should know about each style, before you start shopping for one.

Wood-Burning Pellet Heat Stove or Fireplace Insert Buying Tips
Before you buy a wood-burning pellet stove, there are a few things to consider such as installation, single or dual fuel, pellet availability and more.

Nonstick Pans - Basic Rules of Care (to keep your pans looking good)
The best nonstick pan care will extend the life of your pans. Tips to help you keep your bakeware and cookware nonstick coatings in good condition.

Bread Storage Options - How to Keep Bread and Buns Fresh
Bread storage options to minimize food waste and keep it fresh for a longer period. Where you keep bread can affect freshness; find a better storage place.

Coffee Maker Care and Use Tips
How to use and care for a coffee maker

Coffee Makers and Benefits of Each Brewer Type
Need a coffee maker? You have several choices from traditional percolators to standard drip and single serve. Learn more about your brewer options.

Steam Cleaner Reviews
Reviews of portable steam cleaners

Tips on Using a Portable Steamer or Steam Cleaner
Tips on using a portable steam cleaner or small steamer. Steamers are not for just any cleaning task, learn what you can and should not do with one.

GreenPan Thermolon Non-Stick Frypan Review
The GreenPan Thermolon Non-stick Stockholm Frypan still looks like new after several years. Learn more about this green nonstick cookware line.

Free Firewood - Where to Find it for Your Wood-Burning Heat Stove
Where you can find free firewood to burn in your heat stove. Supplement your firewood supply with salvage or bargain wood.

Crock-pots and slow cookers: cooking and cleaning tips
Is your slow cooker gathering dust? Get it out and cooking for tonight's meal. You'll like these practical slow cooker tips for use and care.

Cookware Reviews
Reviews of cookware including pots and pans, pressure cookers, and skillets.

Review of Reynolds Slow Cooker Plastic Liners
Want a quicker clean-up after slowcooking? Slow cooker liners are the way to go. You can use them in larger slow cookers to save cleaning time.

Glass bakeware concerns and safety tips
Glass bakeware has become essential oven baking tools but there is a risk of shattering. Learn what to do to protect yourself and your family.

Vacuums - Vacuum Reviews
vacuum reviews. Housewares/Appliances.

Robotic Vacuums
Information, buying tips and resources on robot vacuum cleaners.

Vacuum Care and Maintenance Tips
How to care for your vacuum and answers to common questions. Vacuum care and maintenance tips. Vacuum FAQ's and preventative maintenance tips.

Carpet Cleaner Reviews - Steam Carpet Cleaner Reviews
Carpet Cleaner Reviews. Housewares/Appliances.

Mops, Steam Mops, Floor Cleaning Tools Reviews
Mops, Steam Mops, Floor Cleaning Tools Reviews

The Dyson Small Ball Upright: constant suction, compact convenience
A standard size vacuum too heavy or bulky for you? The Dyson Small Ball Upright is equipped to tackle dirt, but the weight and size are easy to manage.

Freezers 101- Find the Best Freezer for Your Home
Be informed about your choices in order to make the best freezer purchase for your family. How to buy a freezer and care for it.

Self-defrost or manual defrost freezer - which is best?
An explanation of how a self-defrost freezer operates. This is one freezer design feature that really matters if you want to save time maintaining it.

Coffee Maker Reviews, Tea Maker Reviews
Product reviews of coffee makers, coffee brewers, coffee pots, coffee appliances, tea makers

Blender Reviews - Hand and Counter Blender Reviews
Blender Reviews, hand and counter blender reviews, consumer blender reviews

Consumer food processor reviews including juicer reviews

Blenders & Processors - Care & Use
Tips on using a blender, food processor, grinder, juicer; Blenders and processors care and use tips

How to Find the Best Kitchen Blender for Your Kitchen
A blender can quickly become your go-to tool in the kitchen. Learn how to buy a blender, what types are available and what to do with it.

How to Use a Kitchen Blender - Common Uses and Tips
A blender can quickly turn into an essential kitchen tool. Learn more about this handy appliance and what you can do with one.

Santoku knife: What makes this kitchen knife special?
A Santoku is somewhat different from other knives and it's versatile in function. It is an essential in many kitchens. Find out what makes this knife special.

Best places to install a chest or upright freezer
Where to install the freezer should be decided before purchasing. These tips can help you find the right spot for convenience and energy savings.

Tips on How to Use a Bundt or Shaped Cake Pan
Tips on how to use a Bundt or similar shaped cake pan. Bundt cake presentation is delightful. Follow these tips to great Bundt baking results.

Refrigerator styles - which fridge is best for your kitchen?
Refrigerators come in various design styles. They can affect workflow, food storage and convenience. Here's what you need to know.

Appropriately-sized and safe table knives, cutlery for children
Options for children's cutlery that is safe and practical. Give them a knife they can handle safely and learning table etiquette will be so much easier.

Trudeau Alto Electric Fondue Set 3-in-1 11-Pc Set
Trudeau's 84 ounce capacity Alto 3-in-1 Fondue Set is a nice addition to their popular product line. It has ample wattage at 1500 watts and some very nice safety features.

What's the Difference Between a Griddle and a Grill?
Though they sound alike, a grill and a griddle are not the same thing. Learn the difference and what types of foods you can cook on them.

A Peak at the Dyson AM10 Humidifier
It's currently only available in Japan - pity! So this is just a peak at what you can expect from Dyson's latest innovative comfort appliance - the Dyson AM10 Humidifier. I can't wait till it launches in the U.S. in the Fall of 2015.

Kenmore Elite 12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker Review
The Kenmore Elite Coffee Maker has some pretty nice features and a stylish design. Learn more about this 12 cup drip brewer and how it fared in my home test.

GE Cafe Series CT918STSS Electric Wall Oven
A wall oven could help you manage your kitchen traffic flow plus provide a convenient and easier access. Also, a look at GE's Cafe Series 30

Presto Dehydro Digital Electric Food Dehydrator Review
Presto Dehydro Digital Electric Food Dehydrator Review; review of Presto electric food dehydrator model 6301 for drying fruit, vegetables, spices, fruit leather, jerky

5 Reasons to Use More Water in Your Washer
Low water levels are a good strategy for saving energy but unfortunately, it doesn't always translate to a clean washload. There's at least five reasons to use more water doing laundry.

Oster Black & Stainless Steel Water Dispenser Review
Oster Black & Stainless Steel Water Dispenser with hot and cold options review

Garment Steam Press - What it is and best uses
Would a garment press be handy for you? It's a fabric care appliance that can save time to iron or press certain clothing and household items. Learn more about garment steam presses.

Steamfast Home & Away Travel Steam Iron Review
Steamfast SF-717 is a tiny steam iron you can use at home or take with you when you travel. Read my Steamfast travel iron review

Dyson DC47 Animal Canister Vacuum Review
Dyson DC47 Animal Mid-size Canister Vacuum review

Betty Crocker Mini Nonstick Cupcake or Muffin Pan Review
Betty Crocker Mini Cupcake Nonstick Baking Pan Review; Nonstick baking pan review

T-fal OptiGrill Indoor Grill Review
The cool T-fal OptiGrill is now available in black finish with similar features. You can find the new model at WalMart and soon online. Or check out the original OptiGrill in my review to learn more about this handy indoor grill.

What is an Infrared Heater? Infrared heaters - what are they?
What is an infrared heater and should I heat with one? This is a very popular question. Learn about infrared heaters and then decide for yourself if it's a good heating choice for your home.

Saber Stainless Steel Frypan Review
Saber 5-ply Stainless Steel Frypan Review

How to Clean & Buff Silverware, Silver Plate Tableware
Make your silverware and fine cutlery shine and sparkle with these buffing and cleaning tips.

Which type of cheese and food grater is best for you? There's a few to consider
If your grater is taking the fun out of food prep, it's time to switch to another model. Find the type of cheese grater that's best for you. There are several styles of graters, learn how to choose the best grater for the job.

Pros and Cons of Counter-Depth Refrigerators
A look at what a counter-depth refrigerator offers in terms of convenience, access and installation benefits and constraints. Is a counter depth refrigerator the right choice for you?

Melitta Burr Coffee Grinder Review
Melitta Burr Coffee Grinder Review; review of Melitta Electric Burr Coffee Grinder

T-Fal ActiFry Low-Fat Multi Cooker Review
T-Fal ActiFry Review; review of T-Fal's ActiFry fryer that only uses one tablespoon of oil

How to Shut Down a Refrigerator at Season End
Shutting down a refrigerator to move it, sell it or just to close it at the end of the season, isn't difficult to do and when it's time to restart it, you'll be glad you didn't miss these steps. Learn how to shut down a refrigerator properly.

Melitta (Keurig-Style) Single Serve Coffee Review
I took Melitta brand K-style coffee single pods for a test run and the ride was a buzz. Results though were not exactly what I expected. Learn more about Melitta's single serve Keurig-style coffee pods.

Alphabetical Index of Brands and Manufacturers Starting with A
An alphabetical list of brands and manufacturers - links customer service, contact information, product manuals, and parts and services information. Index of brands starting with A

Alphabetical Index of Brands and Manufacturers starting with B
An alphabetical list of brands and manufacturers - links customer service, contact information, product manuals, and parts and services information. Brands starting with B

Presto SaladShooter Electric Slicer/Shredder Review
No need to take out a huge appliance to shred cheese for tonight's pizza; the SaladShooter is compact, quick and fun to use. Read my review of the Presto SaladShooter Electric Slicer and Shredder Model 2910

Springform Baking Pan - How to Buy, Use and Care Tips
How to Use a Springform Pan; tips on buying and using a springform baking pan

Spiral Slicers - Kitchen Gizmos for Veggie Lovers
Want to perk up presentation? A spiral slicer may just be the perfect kitchen gadget to make food prep fun. And who doesn't like to eat curly and cute veggies? Learn more about these kitchen cutters.

Which Type of Keurig Brewer is Best for You?
Keurig makes other coffee machines besides their popular K-Cup single serve brewers. Learn more about the three types of Keurig machines and how chose the one that is best for your lifestyle.

Reuse, Recycle and Reduce - Easy Tips for Earth Day and Beyond
Easy Tips for Earth Day and Beyond, Earth Day 2011, simple things you can do to reduce on Earth Day; Green tips that are easy to do;

How to Find the Best Washer for Laundry
Tips to help you find the best washer for your laundry needs. An explanation of washer features and which ones matter. Learn how to shop for a washer.

Tips for Buying a New Refrigerator
What you should consider when buying a refrigerator. Refrigerator buying tips. Before you buy a refrigerator information.

Product Safety - Making Appliance and Product Safety a Priority
What safety item to look for when buying an appliance. Your family is important, learn how to buy only safe products. Why quality control at home is important.

6 Must Do's if You Have a Smart Meter
6 Things you must do if you want to save money on a smart meter electricity costs. TOU rates and a smart meter? There are ways to save money and reduce your energy bills.

How to Find the Best Cooking Range for Your Kitchen
Find the best cooking range for your home. What you need to know before you start shopping for a new cooking stove.

How to find the best carpet steam cleaner for your rugs
Find the best carpet cleaner or washer for your rugs. Buying your own carpet cleaner is so much better than renting one. Learn how to shop for a machine to clean your rugs.

Houseware and Appliance Brands Starting with H
An alphabetical list of brands and manufacturers for links that can lead to customer service, contact information, product manuals and parts and services information. Brands starting with H.

Roaster or roasting pan buying tips
How to buy a roaster for your roast, turkey or chicken and how to choose from the various styles of roasters available.

High Efficiency (HE) Washers and Detergents 101
What you should know about front-load washers and also about washer mold. Resolving smelly washer problems. Understanding HE detergent and why it should be used with a high efficiency washer.

Alphabetical Index of Brands and Manufacturers starting with S
An alphabetical list of brands and manufacturers - links customer service, contact information, product manuals, and parts and services information. Brands starting with S

Before You Buy a Dishwasher - Dishwasher Buying Tips
Before you buy a dishwasher there's a few tips and suggestions to consider. How to buy a dishwasher. Dishwasher buying tips. All about dishwashers. Dishwashers and what to consider when buying one.

Buying Gifts for Seniors - What you should know
Before you buy gifts for a senior there's a few things you should know to ensure they'll enjoy and use your gift. How to shop for seniors and what you should consider before buying.

Tips on how to buy a portable room humidifier
What you should know before you buy a humidifier. Not sure which type of humidifier to buy - a cool mist or a warm mist? Learn some of the differences and how to shop for a humidifier so you can add moisture to a dry room.

Food Prep Tools - Chef's Tools
Resources, buying tips and general information on kitchen food preparation tools, chef's tools and gadgets to prepare foods for cooking or serving.

Humidifier Care & Mtce Tips
Tips on how to clean and maintain your portable humidifiers

Knife Reviews - Reviews of Kitchen Cutlery Knives
Knives and cutlery knife product reviews

Food Serving Tools - Utensils for Serving Meals
Buying tips and resources for kitchen tools and utensils for serving foods.

Bakeware, Servingware Reviews
Bakeware, serving ware and baking tool reviews

Dehumidifier Reviews
Dehumidifier Reviews. Housewares/Appliances.

Freezer Reviews
Freezer reviews and ratings; user freezer reviews, review your freezer

Garment Steamer Reviews
Garment steamer reviews. Housewares/Appliances.

Iron Reviews - Clothes Iron Reviews
Iron Reviews. Housewares/Appliances.

Refrigerator Reviews, Cooler Reviews
Refrigerator reviews, fridge reviews, cooler reviews, user refrigerator reviews, user refrigerator ratings

Product Recalls - Recalls on Major Appliances
Resource for recalls on major appliances.

Product Recalls - Appliance Recalls
Source for appliance and product recalls.

Santoku Knives - Does A Santoku Replace Other Kitchen Knives?
Santoku knives have gained popularity, but some wonder if this knife will replace some of your kitchen cutlery or is it a unique addition.

Shark Sonic Duo Carpet & Hard Floor Cleaner Review
It's not a steam mop. And not a vacuum. Neither is it a carpet steam cleaner. The Shark Sonic Duo is a scrubber for floors and carpets.

Char-Broil the Big Easy Oil-Less Turkey Fryer Review
Home test of the Char-Broil the Big Easy oil-less infrared turkey fryer. Want a safe alternative to deep frying a turkey? This fryer is it.

Keurig Mini K10 Brewer Recall and General Recall Information
Current Recall - Dec 2014: Keurig Mini K-Cup Brewer: Safety Recall. If your model is on the list, read and follow these directions to get a free repair.You'll also find general product recall information here and what to do in the event that you have something that has been recalled in the U.S. or Canada.

EcoSeaTile SeaCoasters, Wine Stopper Review
EcoSeaTile SeaCoasters, Wine Stopper Review; sea shell coaster and wine bottle stopper review

Zeroca Prestige Carbon Neutral Cookware Review
Zeroca Prestige Carbon Neutral Cookware Review; review of Zeroca Cookware that is carbon neutral; green cookware review, carbon neutral cookware review; Zeroca Prestige Stainless Steel Cookware Review; Heuck Zeroca Prestige Cookware Review

Coffees, Teas, Coffee Pods, K-Cups - Sources for Gourmet Coffees, Teas K-Cups and Coffee Pods, Capsules
Find sources for specialty and gourmet coffees, teas, Keurig K-Cups, capsules and coffee pods.

Zarafina™ Tea Maker Suite
Review of the Zarafina Tea Maker Suite - a tea maker that steeps loose or bag tea at just the right temperature for that perfect cup of tea.

Vornado VFAN Air Circulator Review
Vornado VFAN Air Circulating Fan Review; Vornado goes back in time with the release of its VFAN classic metal fan

Vornado TVH500 Whole Room Heater Review
Vornado TVH500 Whole Room Heater Review; review of Vornado TVH500 heater with an independent fan setting

Snapware Total Solution™ Glass Food Storage Review
Snapware Total Solution™ Glass Food Storage Review; review of Snapware Pyrex Total Solutions glass food storage containers

Index of Online Retailers for Housewares & Appliances
An index of online housewares and kitchenware retailers provided as a shopping convenience to Housewares/Appliances readers.

Sprayway Stainless Steel Cleaner and Glass Cleaner Reviews
Reviews of Sprayway Stainless Steel Polish and Cleaner, Sprayway Glass Cleaner; Sprayway household cleaners reviews

Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Toilet Cleaning System
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning System is the easiest way to clean the bathroom. The disposable pads are super convenient and I wouldn't want to go back to my old manual way of cleaning this fixture.

Thomas Rosenthal Group Santoku Knife Review
Thomas Rosenthal Group Santoku Knife Review; review of a Thomas The Trend Factory line 5

Roasted Garlic Express Review
Roasted Garlic Express Review; review of Todco's garlic roaster - Roasted Garlic Express

The Nonstick Cookware, Bakeware Coating Debate
Nonstick coatings and the use of PFOA following the EPA's announcement of a new global stewardship program. The Nonstick Cookware, Bakeware Coating Debate

Keurig Mini Plus Personal Brewer Review
Review of Keurig's Mini Plus Personal Single Serve Brewer; Keurig B31 review

Brides & Silverware
What do brides and silverware have in common? Their beauty leaves a lasting impression. Silverware is just one of the decisions that brides have to make.

KitchenAid Gourmet Porcelain Nonstick Cookware Set Review
KitchenAid Gourmet Porcelain Nonstick Cookware Set Review; nonstick cookware review, KitchenAid Nonstick Cookware review

Keurig B70 Platinum Brewer - Review
Keurig B70 Platinum Brewer Review; Keurig brewer reviews, single serve brewer reviews

Things to Consider When Buying a Crockpot or Slow-Cooker
What you need to know before you buy a slowcooker or Crock-Pot

Haier Refrigerators - A look at Haier Under Counter Drawer Refrigerator Series
A look at Haier Under Counter Refrigeration Series; Haier recently introduced a line of built-in under counter dual drawer refrigerators

White Mountain Traditional Electric 4 Qt Ice Cream Maker Model F69204
Profile of the White Mountain Traditional Electric 4 Quart Ice Cream Maker Model F69204

Hamilton Beach Half Pint Soft-Serve Ice Cream Maker Review
Review of Hamilton Beach Half Pint Ice Cream Maker with two 12 oz freezer bowls; Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Maker Half Pint review

Freezer - Definition and Use
Definition and use of a freezer; what a home freezer is and used for

e-cloth Deep Clean Microfiber Mop Review
There's a few things I love about this floor cleaning tool and top of the list is the ability to clean with only water. I've also used it as dust mop.

Force of Nature Eco Friendly Cleaner Starter Kit Review
Tired of fragrance and dye heavy household cleaners? Here's a versatile natural cleaner to disinfect and deodorize your home. You'll save money too.

Dinnerware Options for Everyday or Holiday Hosting
You have several options for dinner plates to complete your everyday table or festive buffet. There's something for every occasion, even disposable.

Rice Cooker 101 - Find the Best Rice Cooker
Shopping for a rice cooker? It's a convenient appliance, but find out about features, measurements and more before you buy one.

Rice Cookers - Capacity, how to measure rice and steaming tips
Find out how to understand a rice cooker's size and capacity. How to measure rice for a rice cooker and some steaming tips.

Rolling Pins & Resolving Pastry Problems
Problems with pastry dough? A good recipe is essential, but a change of rolling pin may also help. Plus a few rolling pin tips.

How to buy an air cleaner or purifier for your home
What you should know before you buy an air cleaner or purifier for your home. Learn about improved germ fighting and air freshening air cleaner features.

Ceramic Versus Steel Kitchen Knives
Wondering about ceramic knives or if you'd want one? Learn the differences between a ceramic and a steel knife, before you start shopping for knives.

What Does An Air Purifier's Ionizer Do?
Should I buy an air purifier equipped with an ionizer? The facts about air cleaner ionizers and how they help it work more efficiently.

Dyson DC59 Motorhead Digital Slim Cordless Vacuum Review
The trade-off for cordless go-anywhere cleaning convenience can often mean a wimpy performance, but not so with Dyson's Digital Slim. Find out how the new Dyson's DC59 Motorhead performed in my home test.

Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum Review
Find out how the Dyson DC65 did in a home test; Review of Dyson DC65 Animal upright vacuum with the Tangle-free turbine tool

Dyson Hard Vacuum & Floor Cleaning Tool Review
Dyson Hard DC56 Vacuum & Floor Cleaning Tool Review; review of Dyson DC56 floor cleaner

Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Cordless Vacuum Review
Dyson Slim Cordless Vacuum Review; review of Dyson's DC35 Slim Cordless Vacuum

Dacor Renaissance Wall Ovens With Custom DacorMatch Color System
You'd rather enjoy Pantone's color of the year - Marsala in your kitchen rather than in your wardrobe? You surely can with Dacor's DacorMatch custom color options for their wall ovens and ranges. Depart from the usual and equip your kitchen with a smart appliance that's bound to get noticed. Who says your new appliances must be stainless? Learn more about the Dacor Renaissance Wall Oven and how you can customize it to show your true colors.

Difference Between a Pressure Cooker & Pressure Canner
Learn the differences between a pressure cooker and a pressure canner and what each type is used for.

Mold in Washing Machines - Forum
There are now 300 tips from readers on how to get rid of washer mold. Find ways to prevent it and to head off frontload washer mold.

Front-Load Washer Mold (User Discussion and Tips)
This is a hot topic with many consumers who have left comments on my earlier post. And for good reason. They are trying to find a solution to the mold in

Massive Maytag Dishwasher Recall
Maytag Dishwasher Recall; Dishwashers recalled by Maytag due to fire risk; Is My Maytag Dishwasher recalled? Find out here. Which Maytag Dishwasher’s Recalled? Check your dishwasher against the list of serial numbers in the Maytag Dishwasher Recall

Best Cooking Equipment Brands & Products by Readers' Choice 2011
These appliances and cooking equipment brands were voted the best by readers in the 2011 Readers' Choice Awards

Best Cooking Equipment Brands & Products by Readers' Choice 2011
These appliances and cooking equipment brands were voted the best by readers in the 2011 Readers' Choice Awards

Bissell ProHeat Carpet Cleaners Reviews
A look at Bissell ProHeat 2X Steam Carpet Cleaners and differences between leading models; Bissell ProHeat Steam Carpet Cleaners

Silent Feet Anti Vibration, Anti Walk Pads
Silent Feet anti-vibration pads, Silent Feet anti-walk pads for laundry appliances; Silent Feet sold by Vibration Solution can reduce vibration noise and movement from the washer and dryer

AeroGarden Dirt-Free Indoor Garden
A look at the popular AeroGarden indoor gardens, their most popular AeroGarden Classic and their Extra Elite AeroGarden models

Weiman Silver Polish, Wright's Silver Cream and Polish Reviews
Weiman Silver Polish, Wright's Silver Cream and Wright's Silver Polish Reviews; reviews of Weiman and Wright's brands of silver polish and cleaners

Make It Start With a Door Switch - Dishwasher Repair
Helping you repair your dishwasher and other major appliances.

Where to Find Bags for Your Vacuums
Online resources for finding dirt bags for your vacuum. Find the right vacuum bag.

Water Cooler or Water Dispenser Buying Tips - Page 2
Before You Buy a Water Cooler or Water Dispenser - Page 2; more buying tips on water coolers, water dispensers, bottled water dispensers, countertop water dispensers, freestanding water cooler

Corporate Gifts - Ideas for Gifts and Where to Find Corporate Gifts
Gift ideas and where to find corporate gift ideas in home products and decor for promotional giving, safety awards, holidays, employee gifts

Chef's Choice ProntoPro Knife Sharpener Review
Chef's Choice ProntoPro Knife Sharpener Review; Review of Chef's Choice Pronto Pro Manual Sharpener 4643; manual knife sharpener review

Chef's Choice ScissorPro® Sharpener 500 Review
Chef's Choice ScissorPro® Sharpener 500 Review; review of Chef's Choice Electric Scissor Sharpener 500

Old appliances - your options for donating or disposal
Options for donating or disposal of old appliances. Recycle, donate and dispose of unwanted home appliances. How to recycle appliances you no longer want or need.

Refrigerator 101 - How Find the Best Refrigerator
Shopping for a refrigerator? There's lots of choices and a wide range of prices. Learn about refrigerator styles and best features, so you can make an informed fridge purchase.

Humidifiers - what you need to know to buy and care for one
You've decided that your home or bedroom is too dry, so how do you pick a humidifier? These humidifier tips will help. Find humidifier answers here.

Humidifiers - what you need to know to buy and care for one
You've decided that your home or bedroom is too dry, so how do you pick a humidifier? These humidifier tips will help. Find humidifier answers here.

KitchenAid Artisan Series 325 Watt Stand Mixer Review
The KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer turned out to be even more convenient than I ever dreamed. I wouldn't want to be without it.

What is a Counter Depth Style Refrigerator? Pros and cons
A counter depth refrigerator is popular but, there are pros and cons to this fridge style. Learn more and be informed before making your fridge purchase.

Difference Between a Slide-in and Drop-in Cooking Range
These two range styles have very different installation requirements which can also translate into more set-up costs. Learn what you should know before you buy one.

Controlling Moisture and Maintaining Proper Humidity
The right amount of home humidity is very important. Too much is not good and neither is too little. Learn how to manage your home's humidity level.

Kitchen Knives 101 and what you need to know about knife parts
Kitchen knives are not created equal. It takes a few essential parts to make a quality cutlery knife. Learn more about these and other knife facts.

Can a slow cooker or Crockpot be filled to the top and more tips
Can I fill my slow cooker or crockpot right to the top edge of the cooker? You can but there are consequences. Find out why and more slowcooker tips.

Nesco The Original Roaster Oven 18 qt Review
Home test of Nesco The Original Roaster Oven with an 18 qt capacity and porcelain cookwell. Read how it cooked my turkey, bread, pies and more

The Difference Between a Slow Cooker and Roaster Oven
Learn the difference between a slow cooker and roaster oven and their cooking abilities. Learn more about these two popular cooking appliances.

The Benefits of a Compact Stick Vacuum
Sometimes it's impractical to pull out the larger vacuum to clean small messes. That's where a stick vacuum can save you time and effort.

How to Season or Cure Cast Iron Pans
You'd love to use Granny's old cast iron pan? Learn how to cure or season it to get the frypan ready to use. There's also a few must-know care tips.

Laundry Basics - Air Drying & Other Fabric Care Tips
More tips on how to sort and do your laundry to help your clothes retain their good looks. Doing laundry, from sorting to air drying. Page 2.

Laundry - the Basics from sorting to drying
How to sort and do laundry to help your clothes retain their good looks. Sorting only takes a few minutes, but makes a huge difference.

Popular Closet Hangers and Clothes Organizers
Best type of closet hangers and organizers for coats, children's clothes, leather, shoes and more; best type of hangers and organizers for your clothes

Popular Closet Hangers and Clothes Organizers
Best type of closet hangers and organizers for coats, children's clothes, leather, shoes and more; best type of hangers and organizers for your clothes

Is it really bone china? Here's a quick way to verify!
This is a quick method to confirm whether that old plate is really bone china or not. Don't be fooled and verify for yourself the value of that old piece.

Hidden or Concealed Range Bake Elements
Learn why you won't mind paying a little more for an electric range with a hidden bake element. It's not totally about good looks.

Firewood That Burns More Efficiently in a Heat Stove
The type of wood that's best for heating your home and what you shouldn't burn. How to choose firewood for heating efficiency and longer burn in your fireplace or heat stove.

Krups GX5000 Professional Burr Coffee Grinder Review
Learn more about this Krups burr-style coffee grinder and how it performed in my home test

Swissmar Borner VPower V-Slicer Mandoline V-7000 Review
Save time and slice, dice or shred your way to dinner with the Borner V-Slicer mandoline. It has great safety features and a handy storage caddy too.

Making Braided Bread From a Bread Machine - Making a Braid
How to braid homemade bread dough for a spectacular bread display. Start with a breadmaker and finish in your range oven - delectable braided bread.

Making Braided Bread From a Bread Machine - Transfer Braid for Rising
How to braid homemade bread dough for a spectacular bread display. Start with a breadmaker and finish in your range oven - delectable braided bread.

Making Braided Bread From a Bread Machine - Brush Dough & Bake
How to braid homemade bread dough for a spectacular bread display. Start with a breadmaker and finish in your range oven - delectable braided bread.

Making Braided Bread From a Bread Machine - Slicing Braided Bread
How to braid homemade bread dough for a spectacular bread display. Start with a breadmaker and finish in your range oven - delectable braided bread.

Making Braided Bread From a Bread Machine - Remove Baked Bread
How to braid homemade bread dough for a spectacular bread display. Start with a breadmaker and finish in your range oven - delectable braided bread.