Housewares/Appliances Sitemap - Page 3 2016-09-26

All-in-One Combination Washer Dryer Appliances
A combination washer dryer unit can be the right choice if you're looking for a compact laundry solution. Understanding what this laundry machine is as well as unique features, can help you to make the right appliance purchase.

Hang-O-Matic Picture Hanging Gadget Review
Cut the frustration by having a well-designed picture hanging tool that makes short work of getting your two anchor point art hung right (the first time). Find out how this little gadget fared in my home test.

What are Carbon Zero or Carbon Neutral Products?
Are carbon zero and carbon neutral products the same as green products? Learn what carbon zero and carbon neutral products are and what gives them that name

Swiffer 360 Duster and Extender Review
Climbing can be risky for some, so how do you reach those high places to dust? And just turning the ceiling fan on high a few minutes won't cut it. A specially-designed extendable dusting tool is the answer. The right tool will inspire you to dust more often.

A Look at Hoover's LithiumLife Cordless Cleaning Family
Hoover aims to get you cleaning where you haven't been able to go before. Cordless convenience and practical cleaning tools that use the same battery platform, can make for an efficient (and quicker) cleaning routine. Learn more about the Hoover Cordless line of cleaners.

T-fal Express Anti-Calc Steam Station Review
Whether you iron a lot or only when you absolutely have to, a pressurized steam station like the T-fal Express can be a time-saver. Learn more about this enhanced steam generator iron and why it can make a difference when it comes to ironing time and final results.

T-Fal Ultraglide Steam Iron Model 1749 - Review of T-Fal Ultraglide Steam Iron
Review of T-Fal Ultraglide Steam Iron Model 1749 and a look at its great features.

BlenderBottle SportMixer Water Bottle Review
A beverage bottle that can blend contents with a mere shake can be pretty versatile for more than water. Or maybe you'd just love to skip the blender and more thoroughly mix your protein drink. Learn more about this handy SportMixer.

Krups F203 Coffee and Spice Grinder Review
Fast and efficient grinding gives this Krups blade model an edge over some other economical coffee mills. Learn how it fared in my home test.

Ash Vacuum - A specialty vacuum; find out more
If you're planning on vacuuming ash, a specialty vacuum cleaner is what you need. A little ash can choke the life out of your household vacuum, so use the right kind.

What to Clean With Your Vacuum
Vacuum more areas in your home to do a thorough cleaning. Vacuuming tips to maintain a clean home. Learn how to maximize your vacuum's cleaning potential.

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker Review
Make your breakfast sandwich quickly with this cool little maker. The teens will enjoy using it too (they might want to have breakfast). You can save money and enjoy a custom-made breakfast sandwich anytime, right at home.

Appliance Safety and Avoiding Home Injuries
Learn about appliance safety and how to minimize your injury risk. A little monitoring goes a long way to keep your family safe.

BUILT Everyday Neoprene Shoulder Tote Review
This is a stylish tote that is built to protect the contents, whether you're going to work, shopping or just enjoying the outdoors. And you'll love the lightweight neoprene construction.

BUILT Bento Neoprene Salad Bowl Review
A salad bowl kit inspires healthier eating away from home. You'll love the overall design of this neoprene sleeve and the nice meal-size bowl. This is a cool lunch kit you'll definitely want to show off.

Keurig 2.0 Single Cup and Carafe Brewing System K550 Review
There are three models of the new Keurig 2.0 Single cup or Carafe brewers, one of which - the K550, has the largest water reservoir. Learn more about these single cup or carafe brewing systems.

5 Reasons NOT to Overload Your Clothes Dryer
Doubling up on washloads to save energy is mostly counterproductive. Find out why you shouldn't cram every bit of laundry in your dryer. Heed these tips if reducing dryer downtime matters to you.

5 Reasons NOT to Overload Your Washer
Over stuffing the washing machine can cost you more in the long run, than the few minutes you think you're saving by combining loads. There's at least 5 reasons not to overload your washer.

6 Reasons to Avoid the Laundromat and Buy Your Own Laundry Appliances
While some might find a laundromat handy, it's not the best place for washing and drying your clothes. Find out why you should avoid public facilities and consider other alternatives for doing your laundry.

GE GTWN4250DWS 3.9 DOE cu. ft. Washer Review
This traditional look top load washer offers a good range of fabric care cycles, but also gives you more water level choices. Some items just need more water to effect a good clean. While traditional in style, it does have some HE advanced sensors. Learn why this model was my pick to replace a failed Whirlpool HE washer.

Washer Dryer - How to Set-Up a Washer Dryer
How to install or place a washer and its dryer companion. Making your laundry room more efficient by properly setting up your washing machine and clothes dryer.

7 Ways to Save Energy With a Top Load Washer
Can't afford to upgrade to a high efficiency washer? Don't worry, you can still save energy and money when using a traditional style or top load washer.

Dishwasher Pitfalls - How Not to Load Your Dishwasher
Learn how not to load your dishwasher to save your dishes and reduce the risk of injury.

Microwave Carts or Stands - A great way to add kitchen storage
Microwave carts and stands are a great solution to storage problems in your kitchen or dining room. Tips on buying a stand or cart for your microwave.

Keeping Freezer Food Safe During a Power Outage
How to keep freezer food safe during a power outage. Learn about freezer food and what to do when the power goes out. Is freezer food still safe to use after a power outage? How you can tell.

Freezing food and frozen food safety
If you hate food waste, learn about freezing foods for best quality and reducing food waste to save money. Also learn about freezer food storage times, how long to keep food in freezer and recommended freezer temperature.

Cool Gear Stayfit Deluxe Salad Kit Review
Cool Gear Stayfit Deluxe Salad Kit review. Learn more about the Stayfit Salad Kit from Cool Gear's lunch collection.

Seasonal Fridge Overload Solutions
How to manage refrigerator overloads. Read about your options when your refrigerator no longer has enough space to meet everyday or seasonal food storage needs.

Refrigerator Door Bins - Ajustable Refrigerator Storage
Adjustable and removable refrigerator door bins are big on convenience when it comes to retrieving items you use often. Learn more about refrigerator storage features.

Vacuum Bags - How Often Should Vacuum Bags Be Changed
Learn more about vacuum bags and why you shouldn't wait till it is full before changing it.

Common Uses for a Garment Steamer - 3 Types of Steamers
Common uses for a garment steamer. When to use your garment steamer and the different types of garment steamers available.

Depression Glassware - Still Treasured Today!
Depression glassware is still treasured and collected today. Learn more about this cool colored glass and where you can find more information on it.

Wood Heat vs. Pellet Stove Differences
Comparing the differences between a wood heat stove and a wood-burning pellet stove. Which type of wood-burning stove is best for your home depends on certain factors.

Take Back the Kitchen: 5 Things That Need to Go (if you want to be productive)
If you want an efficient kitchen space, you must take it back because clutter can stifle the most inspired cook. There are several things that can clutter a kitchen, but these five are the worst. Learn how to take back your kitchen and have a more efficient food prep workspace.

A Small Slowcooker - The Benefits of Having One
A small size slow cooker can be extremely versatile and more convenient than a full-size model. Learn more about this compact appliance and what you can do with it.

10 Things to Know About Buying a Dehumidifier
Learn how to buy a dehumidifier to remove excess humidity from your home. Portable dehumidifier buying tips and 10 things to consider when buying a dehumidifier.

Dehumidifier - definition and use
What a dehumidifier is and common uses for one. Understanding the function of a dehumidifier.

Burning Wood to Heat Your Home - what you should know
Heating with wood can save you money. And wood is a good alternative heating source for your home, but in order to heat safely, you should know this about heating with a wood fireplace, heat stove or pellet wood heat stove.

Dacor Renaissance 36" Induction Cooktop
A look at the line of Dacor's Renaissance Induction Cooktops. Induction cooking is fast and energy efficient. Learn about these Dacor cooktops that offer style, counter cooking convenience and more.

Benefits of Electric Cookers and Cooking Appliances
Explore the benefits of using an electric cooking appliance, multicooker, rice cooker or whole grain cooking appliance.

Keurig Responds to Concerns Regarding the Keurig 2.0 and New Brewing Technology
Learn more about the Keurig 2.0's brewing technology and how it differs from their standard K-Cup single serve. Read Keurig's responses to my concerns regarding their new brewing technology and beverage strategy.

Vitality Little Luxury Energy Star Water Cooler Review
This is a very compact water cooler and dispenser that is ideal for small spaces or for your personal zone. Also great for senior's residence, college dorm or the RV.

Canning 101 - Tips, Precautions & Resources
Some consider home canning a chore; I consider it a privilege.This is one way to make sure your family enjoys food without a lot of additives and preservatives. What you need to know about canning including tips, where to find resources and supplies, plus basic canning information.

Oreck XL® Professional Air Purifier Tower - Review
Review of the Oreck XL® Professional Air Purifier Tower with Truman Cell and 6-stage filtration technologies.

Sunbeam Oster HDX23 12 cup Coffee Maker Review
A review of the Sunbeam Oster HDX23 Programmable Coffee Maker with Brew Strength Selector and other great features. A great coffeepot for the price.

Kenmore Pro™ 24" Dishwasher Model 13873
A look at Kenmore Pro 24

Rival® 6 Qt Programmable Smart-Pot™ Model 38601C Review
Review of the Rival 6 Qt Programmable Smart-Pot Slow Cooker, Model 38601C in Black and Stainless Finish.

Silvermark Kitchen Shears - Household Shears
The Kitchen Shears made by Silvermark, are a great kitchen tool, and made of high-quality stainless steel with comfortable ergonomic rubber insert handles.

Rival Gel Canister Electric 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker GC9155
Review of the Rival Gel Canister Electric 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker Model GC9155

Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles 30's, 40's, 50's by C. Dianne Zweig
Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles Book by C. Dianne Zweig, featuring 1930's, 1940's and 1950's housewares and collectibles

Caring for your Breadmaker Pan
A little care goes a long way in keeping your bread machine pan in good shape.

Sliding Cabinet Racks & Organizers for Cookware, Kitchen Utensils
Chromed sliding cabinet racks are a great storage idea for pots and pans as well as other housewares. Great storage tips from your Housewares Guide.

Gadget Bins - Organize & Store Occasional Kitchen Gadgets
Organize your kitchen gadgets and store those you don't use very often.

Coffee Makers - Coffee Maker Buying Tips - Before You Buy a Coffee Maker
Learn the in's and out's of buying a coffee brewer. Coffee maker buying tips so you'll chose the best one for your kitchen.

Lutron Caseta Wireless Remote Controls and Dimmers
Find your inner control freak and wirelessly adjust temperature, shades and lighting to make your home safer and more comfortable. Learn more about Caseta Wireless - a collection of remote control dimmers.

Proper Freezer Care & Maintenance Tips
A few tips to improve your freezer's performance, move a freezer safely and how to save energy dollars.

Baking Sheets - How to buy one for baking cookies, desserts
How to choose baking sheets for baking cookies and other baked goods. Baking sheet options to consider to compliment your kitchenware.

Magic Chef Countertop Ice Make MCIM22SV Review
It's a no brainer that an ice maker is the perfect complimentary accessory for a soda maker, but even if water is your beverage of choice, you'll love the convenience. Learn more about the Magic Chef portable ice maker and how it performed during my home test.

Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers
Find brand, manufacturer and product information in this alphabetical index.

Muffin and Cupcake Liners - Optional or Essential?
Are muffin/cupcake liners a must or should they be optional? Find out more about these convenience liners and why they might be a good idea.

Summit 20" Professional Electric Range Model TEM110BRWY
Small kitchen? You no longer need to sacrifice style when it comes to compact kitchen appliances. This Summit 20

Reliable Steamboy Pro T3 Steam & Scrub Mop Review
It's my favorite steam mop and has proven to be a super performer. Learn more about the Reliable Steamboy Pro T3 Steam and Scrub Mop and find out why it can go into tight corners, where others cannot navigate.

When Do I Change My Home Water Filter?
When do I Change the Water Filter? What affects water filter life?

Anodized & Hard Anodized Cookware Construction
What it means for cookware when aluminum is anodized or hard anodized; understanding the benefits of hard anodized coatings in cookware

Interview With Washer Fan Founder on Washer Odor
Washer odor, mold - what they don't tell you; answers to your questions; interview with Washer Fan founder; Washer Fan - why it's the Solution to Washer Odor

Before You Buy a Single Serve Brewer or Coffee Maker
Single serve brewer buying tips. Brewing your own single serve at home can save you money. Learn how to buy a single serve coffee maker.

Water Cooler or Water Dispenser Buying Tips
Water cooler or dispenser buying tips; how to buy a water cooler; how to buy a water dispenser, countertop water dispenser

Beater-To-Bowl Clearance - Adjusting KitchenAid Stand Mixer
How to adjust the beater to bowl clearance on a KitchenAid stand mixer. Getting the KitchenAid mixer to mix all the batter. How to align the beater for better mixing action on a KitchenAid mixer. What to do when your KitchenAid stand mixer is not mixing all the batter.

Buying Home Appliances - Consider Color or Go Neutral?
Colored appliances are back, but is color right for you? Buying home appliances and choosing the finish.

Basic Housewares - Home Essentials Housewares
Basic housewares and appliances every home needs; home essentials, home essential housewares

Basic Housewares - Essential Home Housewares
Basic housewares and appliances every home needs. Page 2.

Washer Fan Review - Fix for Front Load Mold
WasherFan - Fix for Front Load Mold Review; WasherFan is a permanent solution to washer mold and stinky towels and laundry - read my review.

How to Make Iced Coffee With a Blender
Café Glacé is an easy recipe for homemade frozen coffee or iced cappuccino; How to make an easy iced coffee with a personal blender

Holiday & All Occasion Gifts & Ideas
Gift ideas and resources for all occasions.

Buying Housewares and Appliances - How to Buy Appliances
From installation options to desired features, these buying tips, resources, and reviews will help you to choose the appliances and housewares that best meets your needs.

Gift Baskets & Ideas
How to make a gift basket, ideas, themes, and resources

Steam Mop Buying Tips - What You Need to Know
Steam mops are quickly gaining popularity and proving that convenience, performance and cleanliness makes them a worthwhile tool.

Portable Furnace Infrared Heater by Arbaco Review
Review of Arbaco Portable Furnace Infrared Heater

Measuring Rice for Rice Cookers
Measuring rice properly for a rice cooker; proper measures of rice and water for rice cookers; using a rice cooker and measuring rice.

How Long Do Humidifier Filters Last?
About humidifier filters and how long humidifier filters usually last. What can affect humidifier filter life.

Maytag Topload Washer Model Performa PAVT2448WW Review
The Maytag Performa Washer Model PAVT2448WW performs very well, quietly delivering a clean wash, Maytag washer, Maytag top load washer review

Which Humidifier Style is Safer - Cool or Warm Mist?
Which type of humidifier is safer, a cool mist or warm mist humidifier? Choose a safer humidifier for your family; humidifiers and humidifier use and safety

Cuisinart 6-Qt Electric Pressure Cooker Review
Cuisinart Pressure Cooker 6-Qt Electric Model CPC-600 review. How Cuisinart's electric pressure cooker performed under a home test

Differences Between a Hygrometer and a Humidistat
What's the difference between a Hygrometer and Humidistat? Are they the same thing? Do I need one?

Rice Cooker Steaming - Tenderize Meat or Cook Vegetables
Rice Cooker Steaming Tips; how to use the steam feature on a rice cooker

What to Consider When Buying a Steam Cleaner
How to buy a steam cleaner; portable steam cleaner buying tips

Hand Mixers and Stand Mixers - Pros and Cons of Each
Trying to choose between a stand mixer or hand mixer? Learn the differences and buy the one that's best for you.

How to Find Replacement Oil Lamp Globes
Oil lamps are great for decor or during power outages, but when the globe breaks, you can find a replacement globe at some of these places.

Bread Knives - What Knife Is Best for Slicing Bread?
You can cut a cold bread with a sharp kitchen knife, but only if it is razor sharp. A bread knife though, will do the job much more cleanly and quicker too. There are also other knife features that help too. Learn more about the kind of knife you should use to slice through bread.

What are Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?
Why material safety data sheets are essential reads and how they can make a difference. Helping you understand about MSDS.

Humidifier Care Frequently Asked Questions
A list of FAQ's, tips and answers to questions regarding humidifier care and maintenance.

What Is a Right Hand Refrigerator & How Does Door Open?
How does a right hand refrigerator open? Which way does the refrigerator door open? Refrigerator door tips.

Plate Charger - Tableware Definition and Uses
What a plate charger is and when it is used. Using a plate charger with your dinnerware; dressing up your table for a holiday dinner

4 Things You Should Know About Detergent Pods
Weighing the risks and other things you should know about laundry detergent pods. Don't take these little soap pods for granted - be informed of cautions and safety risks.

Tip of the Week: Washing Pillows
how to was pillows in a he front load washer

True or False: All Blenders Can Crush Ice
True or False: All Blenders Can Crush Ice - False, a blender needs power

Not All Ceramic Pottery is Food-Safe
Not All Pottery is Safe to Use With Food

Nano-Silver Definition and Use
Nano-silver is not a new technology, but one that has been used for decades in the medical field to prevent the growth of bacteria on surgical tools. In today's appliances if offers further protection from bacteria. This is one case of less being more in terms of how a small material can help in a huge way.

Portable Air Conditioning Units - Air Conditioners With Multifunctions
Multifunction portable air conditioners can meet more than room cooling needs, because some models have more than one function, such as a dehumidifier setting. A portable air conditioner is a great choice for those who move often, or cannot install central air or other types of air conditioning units.

Pastry Blenders - Essential for Good Blending Results
Why a pastry blender is an important kitchen essential and how to use one.

Betty Crocker Food Containers With Clip Locks Review
Affordable food storage containers are practical and you can grow your set slowly. These Betty Crocker Essentials Food Containers were a great dollar store find. Learn more about these colorful and practical food storage items.

Oster Versa 1100 Series Performance Blender
When it comes to crushing ice for frozen beverages and processing foods, a blender's power is key to smooth operation. The Oster Versa Performance Blender with 1100 watts has what it takes, so I took it for a spin. Find out how it performed.

Whirlpool Duet Sport™ Front Load Washer WFW8300S
Profile of the Whirlpool Duet Sport Front Load Washer WFW8300S and a look at this Energy Star qualified fabric care system.

Coffee Maker - Coffee Maker Buying Tips
For many households, a coffee maker is an essential appliance that helps them start their day. But there are so many choices when it comes to styles and types of brewers, it can be hard to make a decision. Find out what to look for when buying a coffee maker.

Caring for Wooden Rolling Pins?
A wooden rolling pin needs a little more TLC than some other types, but you'll totally enjoy the feel and performance of one. Just a few tips to help you care for one.

GE Electric Dryer 7 Cu. Ft. GTDP280EDWW Review
Going from a modern HE dryer to a more traditional design did take some getting used to as far as style is concerned. But as for performance, there was no transition noted; I enjoy the larger capacity and great choice of cycles and drying times.

Collapsible Home Essentials and Kitchen Gadgets
Need compact homewares? These collapsible home essentials and kitchen gadgets are unique, yet functional and practical. Find collapsible housewares for your home and save space with these compact essentials.

Collapsible Home Essentials and Kitchen Gadgets
Need compact homewares? These collapsible home essentials and kitchen gadgets are unique, yet functional and practical. Find collapsible housewares for your home and save space with these compact essentials.

Chef's Choice 710 Diamond Hone Marine Sharpening Station Review
Need a gift for the fisherman or sportsman? The Chef's Choice 710 Diamond Hone Marine Sharpening Station would be ideal. Read my review of Chef's Choice 710 Electric Knife Sharpener and see how it worked during my home test.

Freezer Lighting - The Convenience of a Freezer Light
You only have to root around in the dark once to be sorry this popular feature was not included on the freezer you purchased. Some frills are just worth paying for. Learn more about this freezer feature.

Crock-Pot Casserole Crock SCCPCCM350 Review
Crock-Pot's new Casserole Crock is more suited to some oven meals than the usual round or oval slow cooker. And with lid-locking features, you can cook a casserole, then take it with you. Learn more about this rectangular-shaped slow cooker.

5 Reasons to Use Stainless Steel Washer Fill Hoses
To connect a washer to water sources, you need fill hoses. While you could use the old standard rubber hoses, there are at least five reasons to use reinforced stainless steel. Find out why you should install a new washer with stainless hoses or change-out your current ones.

Bread Maker Reviews
Bread maker reviews, bread machine reviews, consumers review their bread machines, breadmakers reviews

Mixer Reviews - Stand and Hand Mixer Reviews
Mixer reviews including stand mixer reviews, hand mixer reviews

Bread Maker Use and Care Tips
What you need to know about using and caring for your bread machine; bread maker how-to and care tips

Microwave Reviews - Microwave Oven Reviews
Microwave oven reviews; read consumer microwave reviews

Drying & Dehydrating Foods - How to Dry Foods
Resources and information on drying and dehydrating foods. How to dry foods.

Jams_Jellies_How_to_Make_Jam_Jelly
Information on making jams and jellies; making home preserves

Pickling - How to Make Pickles
All about pickling resources and information

Sprouting - Growing Sprouts Indoors
Growing vegetable sprouts indoors, how to sprout and about sprouters

Smoking Foods - Preserving Foods by Smoking
Information and resources on smoking foods

Ginsu Chikara 12-Piece Knife Set: Review
Ginsu Chikara Series 12-Pc Block Knife Set Review; review of Ginsu Chikara knives; Ginsu Chikara 7112

Where to Put High Effiency (HE) Detergent in HE Washer
He Detergent - How to Use He Detergent to an He Washer, where to put the he detergent in an he washer; about he detergent in an he washer; where to put the he detergent

Using Silicone or Plastic Utensils on a Grill
Can you use silicone tools on an outdoor grill? Can they take the heat?

Whirlpool Duet Sport High Efficiency Dryer YWED8300S
Comparing features of Models YWED8300S and YWED8500S Whirlpool Duet Sport High Efficiency 6.7 cu. ft. Electric Dryers with stacking option and 4-way venting.

Honeywell QuietCare Humidifier (HCM-645) - Review
Review of Honeywell QuietCare Humidifier with Protec Pure Moisture System, Model HCM-645.

Samsung 4-Door Refrigerator With SodaStream
A look at the new Samsung RF31FMESBSR 36” wide Four-Door Refrigerator with SodaStream dispenser

Germ Guardian Ultrasonic Humidifier H1500 Review
Germ Guardian Ultrasonic Humidifier H1500 Review; review of Germ Guardian 55-Hour Ultrasonic Humidifier H1500 dual mist

Essential Houseware and Appliances for Your Home
House Essentials; what you need for your home; housewares - from kitchen and bakeware to home safety products; home essentials; house essentials you need; restocking house essentials after a disaster

Sunbeam Programmable Breadmaker 5891 - Review
Review of Sunbeam Bread Maker model 5891 with 12 baking functions.

Fusionbrands PoachPod Egg Cooking Tool Review
Review of Fusionbrands PoachPod silicone egg poaching tool - set of two

Granton Edge on a Knife - Definition With Photos
Is a Granton edge something you look for in a knife? There are reasons why this type of knife blade is popular. Learn more about this knife feature and what it means.

Bread Maker - Definition and Use
Also called a bread machine, an electric counter appliance designed specifically for making bread and baking it.

Battery - Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to your frequently asked battery questions. Dispelling myths on battery storage and other common battery questions.

How to Change The Wick Filter & Clean Your Humidifier
How to change a humidifier wick filter and how to clean the water tank and base. Humidifier filter change and cleaning tips

Cleaning a Humidifier - Remove the Water Tank or Reservoir
How to remove the humidifier water reservoir when cleaning your portable humidifier.

How to Change the Wick Filter & Clean a Humidifier
How to clean the water tank or reservoir of your portable cool-mist humidifier, Honeywell HCM890 or Duracraft DCM-200. Humidifier cleaning tips and filter replacements.

Cleaning a Humidifier - Lift & Remove Motor Housing
Illustration on how to remove the motor housing from your portable humidifier when changing the filter and cleaning your cool mist humidifier.

Cleaning a Humidifier - How to Remove the Humidifier Filter
Tips and illustration on how to remove the humidifier wick filter of a cool-mist portable humidifier.

How to Change the Wick Filter & Clean a Humidifier
Steps how to clean the humidifier base when doing regular maintenance or changing filters on a portable cool-mist humidifier. Page 6.

Cleaning a Humidifier - Insert Filter & Re-Assemble Humidifier After Maintenance
Changing the filter and re-assembling the humidifier after regular maintenance

Portable Humidifier Maintenance Tips
Tips on how to properly clean and care for your portable humidifier; portable humidifier maintenance tips

Home Appliance Care and Maintenance Tips (Directory)
A certain amount of care and maintenance is needed in order to keep your appliances in top operating condition. In some cases, improper care can render your appliance warranty null and void and can even cause you needless expense. Learn how to care for your appliances, save money and you may possibly extend their estimated useful life.

Shark Pocket Steamer System SC630 Review
Review of Shark Pocket Steam System SC630, multi surface steam cleaner; Shark Pocket Steamer review; Shark Steamer

Benefits of a Thermal Coffee Maker Carafe
There are some that would not consider a thermal coffee brewer and those who love them. Learn the pros and cons of using a thermal coffee maker carafe. You might be surprised by some of these.

Home Appliances Guide
A full appliance resource that includes buying tips for small and large appliances, as well as use and care tips. You'll also find useful appliance resources here.

Tribest PB200 Personal Blender and Grinder Review
The compact and easy to clean PB200 Personal Blender and Grinder not only blends a great smoothie or nutritious drink, but can grind your coffee beans for a fresh tasting coffee.

Cooking Appliance Review: Crock-Pot Trio Cook and Serve
Review of the Crock-Pot Trio Cook & Serve buffet server which includes three 2.5 Qt crock-pots for family meals, company events or entertaining.

What's a Vacuum Powerhead, Power Bar or Power Nozzle?
What's a vacuum powerhead, power bar or power nozzle? Find out what a vacuum power bar is and what it is used for.

Maytag Centennial Top-Load Washer and Dryer Features
A look at Maytag's Centennial top-load washer MVWC700V and dryers MEDC700V or MGDC700V, with Maytag Commercial Technology

Tips on Buying and Using a Cookie Press
Using a cookie press is not difficult, it just takes a little practice to get into a rhythm, so that your cookies are comparable in size and look.

Original Magic Bullet Blender Product Review
Review of the Magic Bullet blender; Magic Bullet Blender Review

Benefits of Owning a Carpet Steam Cleaner
Why owning a home carpet steam cleaner is better than using a rental steam cleaner to clean carpets.

Aroma Professional ARC-2000 Review
Aroma Professional Rice Cooker and Food Steamer ARC-2000 Review; review of Aroma's Professional Rice Cooker, Steamer and Slow Cook; rice cooker review

Ikea Slitbar 8" Chef's Knife Review
Review of Ikea Slitbar 8

Holmes Harmony Tower Air Purifier Review
Review of Holmes Harmony Tower Air Purifier that filters 99% of particles such as dust, pollen, mold spores, animal dander and smoke from the air in your home, Holmes Air Purifier Review

Protect Your Clothing With Laundry Mesh Bags
Laundry mesh bags can help save appliance repair dollars and the frustration of loosing small clothing items.

Cooling & Heating
Cooling and heating resources for the home. What you need to cool or heat your home.

Whirlpool WTW57ESVW Top Load Super Capacity Plus Washer
Whirlpool WTW57ESVW Top Load Super Capacity Washer Review

Whirlpool Duet Sport HE Front Load Washer Review
Review of Whirlpool Duet Sport Front-load Washer WFW8500S and its washing cycles and convenience features, Whirlpool Duet Sport review

Stadler Form OSKAR Humidifier Review
Stadler Form OSKAR Humidifier Review; Stadler Form humidifier reviews, Stadler Form evaporative humidifier reviews; OSKAR humidifier review

GE GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater
A look at the GE GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater which will be available in March 2012

Blendtec Designer Series Blender
Blendtec Designer Series Blender; a look at Blendtec's newest blender - the Designer Series Blenders

Lasagna Pan
Lasagna Pan; what's a lasagna pan?; lasagna pan definition and use

Baking Stone, Pizza Stone
Baking Stone or Pizza Stone - find out what they are used for

Sweeper, Floor or Carpet Cleaning Tool
Sweeper, Floor or Carpet Cleaning Tool; What's a sweeper? Definition of a household sweeper

Bagless Vacuum - Definition
Bagless Vacuum - Definition and why this is a common type of vacuum

Seed Sprouter - What is a Sprouter?
Seed Sprouter - What is a sprouter?; Definition of seed sprouter and what it is used for

BeaterBlade Mixer Attachment Review
BeaterBlade Mixer Attachment by NewMetro Design Review

Hang & Level Picture Hanging Tool Review
Review of Under the Roof Decorating's Hang & Level picture hanging tool

Sunbeam Beverage Can Dispenser Review
Review of Sunbeam's Beverage Can Dispenser

3M TEKK Fuel and 3M Tortoise Shell Safety Eyewear
Review of 3M TEKK Fuel Protective Eye Wear and 3M Tortoise Shell Safety Eyewear; protective sunglasses reviews

Chef's Choice AngleSelect 4623 Knife Sharpener Review
Review of Chef's Choice AngleSelect 4623 Manual Knife Sharpener for kitchen knives, santoku knives, sports knives and serrated knives.

Architec Recipe Rock Review
The Recipe Rock - it's small, cute, functional and ideal for holding more than recipes

Sunbeam Cordless Kettle Review
Review of Sunbeam 1.7L Cordless Kettle Model 3234-33

Dyson DC41 Animal Upright Vacuum Review
Review of Dyson DC41 Animal Upright Vacuum with bagless feature and ball design

Crock-Pot Triple Dipper Review
Crock-Pot Triple Dipper Food Warmer Review; Triple Dipper home rating

Kenmore Elite® Double Drawer Stainless Steel Dishwasher 24"
Profile of the 24

5 Reasons to Sort the Laundry
Reasons why you should sort out clothes to do your laundry. There's at least five reasons to sort laundry to save money and time later.

Oreck XL21 Titanium Series Upright Vacuum With IntellaShield Protection
A look at Oreck's XL21 Titanium Series Upright Vacuum with IntellaShield™ Bacterial Protection and an impressive 21 year warranty.

Oreck XL Ultra Vacuum With IntellaShield Technology
A look at Oreck's XL Ultra Upright Vacuum with IntellaShield™ Technology bacterial protection for the home.

Cool Gear Hydration Bottles Review
Reviews of Cool Gear Hydration Bottles; Cool Gear hydration bottles reviews; hydration freezer filter bottles

GelPro Chef's Mat Review & GelPro Plush Comfort Mat Review
GelPro Chef's Mat Comfort mat review; GelPro Plush Comfort mat review; GelPro antifatigue mat reviews

Gleener - The Ultimate Fuzz Remover Review
Gleener review of The Ultimate Fuzz Remover; non-electric pill remover review

Saltwater Canvas Whale Bag, Shower Bag Reviews
Saltwater Canvas Whale beach bag and shower bag reviews; beach bag review, dorm shower bag review, Saltwater beach tote review

Simplehuman Sensor Pump Review
Simplehuman Sensor Pump Review; Simplehuman sensor soap pump review

Cuisipro Stainless Steel Spray Pump Review
Cuisipro Stainless Steel Spray Pump Review

Duramax the Pickup Tool Review
Duramax the Pickup Tool Review; review of Duramax Pickup Tool to improve reach

Reliable Sensor Velocity V200 Steam Iron Review
Reliable Sensor Velocity V200 Steam Iron Review; review of Reliable Corporation's Sensor Velocity Steam Clothes Iron

Reliable EnviroMate BRIO Steam System Review
Reliable EnviroMate BRIO Steam System Review; review of Reliable's BRIO EB250 steamer

Frigidaire 5-in-1 Panini Grill and Griddle Review
Frigidaire 5-in-1 Grill and Griddle Review; review of Frigidaire Professional Panini Grill and griddle FPPG12K7MS

DeLonghi Verticale Young Fan Heater Review
Review of DeLonghi Verticale Young fan heater; DeLonghi Vertical compact heater review

Farberware Premium Professional Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Cookware Review
Farberware Premium Professional Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Cookware Review; review of Farberware Premium Professional Cookware with Dupont™ Teflon® nonstick coatings

All Purpose Magnifying Lamp 8066D2-4C Review
Lee Valley Tools All Purpose Magnifying Lamp 8066D2-4C Review; review of All Purpose Magnifying Lamp

DeLonghi Complete Frontal Access Drip Coffee Maker Review
DeLonghi Complete Frontal Access Drip Coffee Maker Review; review of DeLonghi's Frontal Access Coffee Maker model DCF2212T Drip Coffee Maker

What are Green Products?
What are Green Products? What makes a product green to the consumer.

Samsung Washer PowerFoam Technology
What is Samsung's PowerFoam and what does it do for the washer? Samsung PowerFoam - explained

Colander - Definition and Common Uses
Colander - Definition and Common Uses; what's a colander and what it is used for?

Maxwell & Williams Nonstick Microstoven Cookware Review
Maxwell & Williams nonstick Microstoven cookware and bakeware review

SmartCells Anti-Fatigue Mat Review
Review of SmartCells Anti-Fatigue Mat

Nesco Electric Digital, Programmable Pressure Cooker Review
Nesco 6 Qt Digital Programmable Pressure Cooker Review

Nesco American Harvest Snackmaster® Encore Food Dehydrator FD-61 and Jerky Maker Review
Review of Nesco American Harvest FD-61 Snackmaster® Encore Food Dehydrator and Jerky Gun Kit

Air Swimmers Remote Control Flying Shark Review
Review of Air Swimmers Remote Control Flying Shark that swims through the air

Solofill Cup Reusable K-Cup Filter Review
Solofill Cup Reusable K-Cup Filter Review; Solofill Cup refillable, reusable K-cup filter cup review; filter cup for use with Keurig brewers

Crock-Pot® Cook & Carry™ Slow Cooker with Heatsaver™ Stoneware Review
Crock-Pot® Cook & Carry™ Slow Cooker with Heatsaver™ Stoneware Review; review of Crock-Pot® Cook & Carry™ Slow Cooker with a travel temperature gauge and HeatSaver™ stoneware

Hamilton Beach Durathon Digital Iron 19901 Review
Hamilton Beach Durathon Digital Iron Review; review of Hamiton Beach Iron with Durathon Nonstick Soleplate

Sure Fit Stretch Suede Furniture Cover for Recliner Review
Sure Fit Stretch Suede Furniture Cover for Recliner Review; review of Sure Fit Stretch Recliner Furniture Cover

Dyson DC44 Animal Digital Slim Cordless Vacuum Review
Dyson DC44 Animal Cordless Vacuum Review; review of Dyson's newer Digital Slim - the Animal Cordless Handheld Vacuum

Babycakes Chocolatier Review
Babycakes Chocolatier Review; review of Babycakes Chocolate Melting Pot

Babycakes Waffle Stick Maker Review
Babycakes Waffle Stick Maker Review; review of Babycakes Waffle Stick Maker WM-15

Dyson Tangle-Free Turbine Tool Review
Dyson Tangle-Free Turbine Tool Review; review of Dyson's Tangle-free vacuum turbine tool; Dyson review

Hamilton Beach BrewStation With Removable Reservoir Review
Hamilton Beach BrewStation With Removable Reservoir Review; Hamilton Beach BrewStation review; BrewStation 47900 review

Granite Ware 11-1/2 Qt Canner Review
Granite Ware 11-1/2 Qt Canner Review; review of Granite Ware's small water bath canner for canning 7 pint jars; how to use the Granite Ware Canner

Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag Review
Review of Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag that removes odors, bacteria, pollutants, allergens and dehumidifies

Mr. Coffee Thermal Optimal Brew Coffeemaker Review
Mr. Coffee Thermal Optimal Brew Coffeemaker Review; review of Mr. Coffee 10-cup Thermal OptimalBrew Coffee Maker; thermal stainless coffeemaker review

Elmira Stove Works Northstar Retro Appliances
Elmira Stove Works Northstar Retro Appliances such as the Northstar Wall Oven, Northstar Microwave, Northstar 1948 model double-drawer fridge panel kit that fits KitchenAid refrigerator drawers

Fagor Torre 24" Energy Star Refrigerator
A look at the Fagor Torre 24

GE Cafe™ Energy Star 25.1 Cu. Ft. French-Door Bottom-Freezer RefrigeratorCFSP5RKBSS
A look at GE Café™ Energy Star 25.1 Cu. Ft. French-Door Bottom-Freezer RefrigeratorCFSP5RKBSS with exterior ice and water

Fagor Duo 9 Pc Pressure Cooker & Canner Canning Set Review
Fagor Duo 9 Pc Canning Set Review; Fagor 10 Qt Pressure Cooker and Canner review; Fagor Duo Pressure Cooker and Canner Canning Set

Frigidaire Professional Coffee Maker Review
Frigidaire Professional Coffee Maker Review; review of Frigidaire Coffee Maker with programmable feature

3M TEKK Protection Digital WorkTunes Hearing Protector and AM/FM Stereo Radio Review
3M TEKK Protection Digital WorkTunes Hearing Protector and AM/FM Stereo Radio Review;3M TEKK WorkTunes review

3M TEKK Protection Holmes Workwear Premium Safety Eyewear Review
3M TEKK Protection Holmes Workwear Premium Safety Eyewear Review; 3M TEKK Protection Holmes Safety Eyewear review

Nesco Professional Food Grinder FG-400 Review
Nesco Professional Food Grinder FG-400 Review; review of Nesco Professional Electric Food Grinder with 380 watts of power; electric food grinder review; electric meat grinder review

Mastrad Orka Rice and Grain Microwave Cooker Review
Mastrad Orka Rice and Grain Microwave Cooker Review; Orka Silicone Rice and Grain Cooker Review; Rice Cooker Review

Eureka Suction Seal Pet Upright Vacuum Review
Eureka SuctionSeal Pet Upright Vacuum review; Eureka SuctionSeal Upright Vacuum review; Eureka vacuum review; Eureka vacuum cleaner review

Zone Heaters - Definition and Use of Zone Heaters
Zone heaters - What they are and when zone heaters are likely to be used.

T-fal Non-Stick Sauté Pan - Review
T-fal Professional ProMetal Non-Stick 12.5

Candle Warmers Offer a Safe Candle Alternative
Candle Warmers offer a safe candle alternative; get the ambiance of a candle without the flame and fire risk

Spin & Go 360 Touchless Mop and Wringer Review
Spin & Go Touchless Mop and Wringer review; review of Spin & Go Touchless Mop and Wringer

Where Should I Place the Air Cleaner or Purifier in My Home?
Where Should I place the air cleaner or air purifier in my Home? What's the best place to put the air cleaner? Best place for the air cleaner.

T-Fal Actifry Low-Fat Multi Cooker - Review
While the concept of making French fries with little fat is very appealing, it may sound too good to be true. A review of T-fal’s Actifry®.

Aerus Lux 9000 Vacuum Cleaner Review
Review of the Aerus Lux 9000 Canister Vacuum Cleaner and how it performed in one expert's home test.

Humidifier Seasonal Maintenance Tips
Planning on storing your portable humidifier for a few months? Here are some tips on proper storage.

Best Videos on How to Save Energy & Water
How to Save Energy & Water videos; energy saving tips and how to conserve water; conserve energy and save money, videos on simple ways to save energy and water

How to Find the Best Bread Maker
Bread maker buying tips and how to care for a bread machine; bread machines - how to buy and care for one

Vacuum TLC Gone Wrong - How NOT to Care for Your Vacuum
How NOT to Care for Your Vacuum; easy ways to shorten the life of your vacuum; vacuum TLC gone wrong

Fire Prevention Tips, How to Keep Your Family Safe
How to Protect Your Family and Home from Fire; fire preventative tips; reduce the risk of fire in your home

Dryers - How to Find the Best Dryer
Dryers - How to Find the Best Dryer; dryer buying tips and information on types of dryers, dryer features, dryer reviews

Presto Kitchen Kettle Multi-Cooker/Steamer 6006 Review
Presto Kitchen Kettle Multi-Cooker/Steamer 6006 Review; Presto Kitchen Kettle cooker, steamer, fryer

Bakers Select Non-Stick Springform Pans, Mini Tart Pan Reviews
Bakers Select Non-Stick Springform Pan, Mini Tart Pan Reviews; Bakers Select reviews, springform pans reviews, mini tart pan review

5 Reasons to Use a Roaster Oven for Turkey, Chili and More
5 Reasons to use a roaster oven for your turkey, large batch chili and more. A roaster oven is very practical and it can handle the oven overflow.

Kenmore Elite Built-in Dishwasher Model 12793
A look at the Kenmore Elite 24

Presto MyJo Single Cup Coffee Maker Review
Presto My Jo Single Cup Coffee Maker Review; review of My Jo - the non-electric k-cup single serve coffee maker

Coffee Grinder - Coffee Grinder Burr vs Blade Assembly
What's the difference between a burr and blade coffee grinder

Vacuum - Vacuum Care & Maintenance Tips
How to care for your vacuum and what to check to ensure proper operation. General vacuum care and maintenance tips.

Dyson Stowaway DC23 Animal Vacuum Review
Review of the pet-lovers' vacuum, the Dyson Stowaway DC23 Motorhead Animal Canister Vacuum. Ideal for dog and cat owners!

Crock-Pot Touchscreen 6.5 Qt Slow Cooker Review
Review of the Crock-Pot Touchscreen SCVT650-PS Programmable Slow Cooker with stainless steel finish and touchscreen controls

Reader Views - Whirlpool Duet Laundry Appliances
A reader's concerns regarding a mold issue in his regular size Whirlpool Duet washer model GHW9150PW0, and dryness sensor issues with the dryer.

Cookware Repair - How to Fix Loose Pot Handles
Loose cookware handles are a recipe for disaster and should be tightened.

Dyson Multi Floor, Dyson City DC26 Multi Floor Canister Vacuum Review
The new Dyson City - An in-depth review of Dyson's newest Multi Floor City DC26 Canister Vacuum; Dyson City Vacuum Review

Santoku - Definition of Santoku, What is a Santoku Knife
The definition of Santoku and what it means as a cutlery knife. Glossary definition of Santoku and links to more information.

Hanging Coffee Cups - Easy Mug Storage
Storage ideas for coffee mugs and cups; Maximize your space in the kitchen using these great storage tips.

Organizers - Products to Store & Organize
Products that can help you get organized and find a place for everything.

Water Conservation Tips - Easy Water Conservation Tips
Easy water conservation tips; simple ways you can conserve on water use; water conservation easy tips; conserving water; water saving tips; save water and energy

Canning
canning; definition of canning; understanding what canning is; learn about home canning

HE High-Efficiency
Definition of he; what high efficiency means in relation to a washer or laundry team; what an HE washer is, HE

Alternative Energy
Definition of alternative energy; alternative energy use and common types

Canner
Definition and use of a canner; types of canners and common uses; what a canner is and what it is used for; canning tools

AquaCharge Rechargeable Submersible Pump Review
Review of ITT AquaCharge submersible rechargeable water pump; compact submersible AquaCharge water pump for fresh or salt water use

Hamilton Beach StepSavor Skillet/Griddle 38500 Review
Review of Hamilton Beach StepSavor Skillet/Griddle 2-in-1 Appliance Model 38500

Cuisinart SmartStick CSB-77C - Cuisinart SmartStick CSB-77C Hand Blender Review
Review of Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender, model CSB-77C with whisk and chopper attachment

Bella Professional Coffee Maker - Bella Professional Coffee Maker 90017 Review
Bella Professional Coffee Maker review; review of Bella Coffee Maker with die cast construction

Taylor Digital Scale With Cup - Taylor Digital Scale With Measuring Cup 3890 Review
Taylor Digital Scale With Cup Model 3890 Review; review of Taylor Measuring Cup with built-in scale

Salter 1406 Nutritional Scale - Salter Digital Nutritional Scale 1406 SVEF Review
Salter Glass Digital Nutritional Scale Model 1406SVEF; Salter 1406 Scale review

Euro-Pro Bravetti Toaster TT200B - Euro-Pro Bravetti 2-Slice Toaster Review
Euro-Pro Bravetti Toaster TT200B review; Bravetti toaster review, Bravetti 2-slice toaster review

Betty Crocker Coffee Maker - Betty Crocker BR-736U 12-Cup Coffee Maker
Home test of the Betty Crocker coffee maker, model BR-736U; Betty Crocker coffee maker test

Aroma Super Pot Electric Grill Review - Aroma 3-Qt Super Pot Indoor Grill Review
Aroma 3-Qt Super Pot review; Review of Aroma's Super Pot ASP137; Aroma electric indoor grill review; Aroma electric grill review

Maytag Washer MAH9700 Safety Recall - Recall on Maytag Washer MAH9700
Manufacturer recall on certain Maytag MAH9700 frontloading washers.

Tips for Making Rice Milk With Tribest's Soyabella™
Tips for making rice milk with the Tribest Soyabella™ Soymilk Maker.

Soyabella™ Automatic Soy milk Maker by Tribest
Tribest's Soyabella Soymilk Maker is an elegant way to make fresh healthy soya, rice, almond or cashew milk right on your kitchen counter.

Fiesta Dinnerware Marigold - Homer Laughlin 75th Anniversary Fiesta Marigold Dinnerware
Marigold is Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Dinnerware color for 2011

iRobot® Roomba Discovery SE Vacuum Robot
A profile of the iRobot Roomba Discovery SE Vacuum Robot and it's great convenience features.

Dacor Signature Gourmet Cookware Collection - 7 pc
A look at Dacor's Signature 18/10 Stainless Steel Gourmet Cookware Collection.

De'Longhi PAC W130E - De'Longhi Water-to-Air Portable Air Conditioner PAC W130E
Profile of De'Longhi's Water-to-Air Portable Air Conditioner PAC W130E with R410a eco-friendly refrigerant gas.

Trudeau Graviti Pepper Mill - Trudeau Graviti Battery Operated Pepper Mill
Review of Trudeau's Graviti Battery Operated Pepper Mill - a no fuss, one-handed easy to operate pepper or salt mill.

Krona 18/10 Vented Stainless Steel Straining Pots by Norpro
A review of Norpro pots made of 18/10 stainless steel with strainer lids.

Janome 344 Sewing Machine
Economical and easy to use, the Janome 344 Sewing Machine is a good performer.

Air Cleaners and Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) - What's a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)
What's a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) and how does it relate to air purifiers. What does a CADR certification mean and why is it important. Should air purifiers have a CADR rating?

How to Keep Food From Sticking to the Slowcooker Interior
How can I keep foods from sticking to the inside of my slow cooker?

Why is My Refrigerator Light Not Coming On?
Why is my refrigerator light not coming on when I open the door?

What HE Detergents Would Be Suitable for Baby's Clothing?
What HE detergents are available for baby's clothes? Sources for HE Baby Detergent for high-efficiency washers.

Humidifier Size - Why a 2-Gallon Humidifier Does Not Hold That Amount of Water
Why does a humidifier's capacity differ from what the water capacity it actually holds. Example: A 2 gallon humidifier does not hold 2 gallons of water.

Canner for Boiling Water Bath Canning
What a water bath canner is and what it is used for; water bath canner definition and use

Canning Jar
Definition and use of a canning, mason, sealing or preserving jar.

Slow Cooker - Definition of a Slow Cooker
Slow cooker - definition and use of a slow cooker, Crock-Pot

SuperWhipper - SuperWhipper Whisk Review
Review of the SuperWhipper whisk for whipping, mixing

Oster Coffee Maker - Oster Coffee Maker BVSTCJ0027-033 Review
Oster Coffee Maker BVSTCJ0027-033 review

Is Bottled Water Safe to Drink?
Is Bottled Water Safe to Drink? A look at the pros and cons of bottled water.

What's a Partoku Knife?
Definition of a Partoku Knife and when you would use this kitchen knife

How to Save Space in the Kitchen - Kitchen Space Savers
Space savers come in a wide variety of types and styles to optimize storage capacity in your home. But before you look for space savers, organize what you have, then it will be easier to detect just where you need to increase space.

UL - Underwriters Laboratories
What the UL mark means and what Underwriters Laboratories does; learn about product safety and buying certified products and appliances

Cool Mist Humidifier
What a Cool Mist Humidifier is and what it does; what is a cool mist humidifier?

Solar Energy
Definition of solar energy; solar energy as an alternative renewable energy source

Pinking Shears
What are pinking shears and what are they used for? Definition of pinking shears

Water Cooler
Definition of a water cooler and how it is used; countertop water cooler - how it works and what it is; freestanding water cooler

Blender & Food Processor Reviews
Blender and food processor reviews. Reviews of blenders, processors and multifunction food blenders.

Recipes - Ideas on How to Use Your Appliances
Recipes - Ideas on How to Use Your Appliances