Tips To Maintain The Lifetime Of Your Machine PT.3

Dryer

  • You may purchase different models of washers and dryers with different capacities. Ensure that you are only loading the dryer between the minimum and maximum capacity that it states in the manual. If you fill it more than the machine can handle it will put a strain on the machine and may cause future problems with performance and efficiency.
  • When removing clothing from the washer and transferring to the dryer, be sure to shake the clothing off before throwing it into the dryer. This is important because it will make the dryer more efficient being able to dry evenly throughout the entire load. This will also keep you from having to put the clothing to dry for a second time, ultimately not being very energy efficient.
  • One of the most important maintenances that you can do to your dryer is to clean the lint trap after each load that you dry. This is crucial in maintaining the performance and efficiency of the machine because if the lint trap is not clean it can block air flow and cause damage to the machine.
  • Regular maintenance is vital to keep the machine running smoothly. Regularly, you should be remove the gunk from the lint trap after each load as well as to remember to take it out and clean it with some detergent to avoid built up dirt which can block air flow.

Tips To Maintain The Lifetime Of Your Machine PT.2

Washer

  • Cleaning your machine should be a routine in the household to prevent mold and mildew build up, and to ensure that your clothes are always fresh and clean. This routine should be repeated each month; including the basket, detergent, bleach and fabric softener trays, as well as the filter.
  • Every few years, the water hose should be inspected for cracks and any other damage.
  • If going away on vacation, be sure to turn the water off completely in your home to alleviate any unnecessary strain on the hoses. Hoses already carry a lot of pressure from regular use and it is possible that it may burst. A burst water hose can cause severe water damage to not only the machine but your home as well while you are on vacation.
  • Do not use harsh chemicals to clean the inside of the machine. Consider using a natural alternative like baking soda and vinegar. Using harsh chemicals on the inside of the machine will transfer to your clothes and will also leave chemicals behind for future washes.
  • When washing a load of laundry, use only the recommended amount of laundry detergent. This is especially important as it tends to create a lot of suds and go into unwanted areas of the machine. This can ultimately damage the machine and can create build up and bacteria. This is especially the case in front loading machines.
  • After a cycle is complete, make sure to remove the load of laundry as soon as possible and while leaving the lid open. This will avoid any musty and foul smells from developing on your clothes and in the washer.

Tips To Maintain The Lifetime Of Your Machine PT.1

Washer

  • Do not over fill your laundry machine – the machine will not run as efficiently if it does it carrying more than the maximum amount per load. This will in turn put more strain on the motor and will create problems in the long run.
  • Ensure that before putting clothing into the washer, that your shake them thoroughly and check all of the pockets so that nothing is left in your clothing during the cycle. This will keep things that you may have left in your pockets from falling out and getting caught at the bottom of the machine or in unwanted places.
  • After the wash cycle has been complete and you are ready to remove your clothes from the washer, do so and leave the lid open to keep from bacteria forming in the moisture and allowing the air to circulate throughout the machine.

Built-In Oven Features (Definitions) PT2.

Built- in Oven Features

Warming Drawer – A warming drawer is convenient for melting chocolate as well as warming plates for company

Automatic Switch-Off – Certain models of ovens have a switch that will turn the oven off when left unattended for an extended period of time

Multifunction Oven – There are models that offer multiple features such as a defrost setting, convection fan cooking, a grill, etc. All of these features that are included in an oven make it multifunctional.

Programmable Ovens – A programmable oven gives you the option to choose a heat source when cooking, the length of time of cooking and allows you to set the temperature. Once programmed, the oven will turn on and shut off accordingly.

Turnspit – A turnspit is not common in many ovens. It cooks on a spit and cooks like a rotisserie, which adds much more versatility to your oven.

Built-In Oven Features (Definitions) PT 1.

Built- in Oven Features

Pyrolytic Oven Cleaning Program – Generally taking two hours while the door of your oven is locked, this program will turn your oven on at an extremely high temperature and will burn off the dirt and grease build up inside.

Bottom Heat – The oven has this setting so that only the bottom element will generate heat. This is generally useful when making crusts or cases for pastries.

Steam Oven – The steam function on an oven allows you to cook healthy meals by cooking with vaporized water.

Slide-Away Oven Doors – There are some models of ovens that come with slide-away doors which slide under the oven for easier loading and unloading of large dishes

Steam Cleaning – The steam cleaning option works by cutting the grease and burnt debris left from cooking, and softening it so that it is easier to clean

Built- in Oven Features

Built- in Oven Features

Catalytic Oven Liners – These rough surfaces inside of the oven are there to catch and absorb any type of food spills at the bottom of your oven that eventually burn and stay there until you clean them. These liners will make it easy for you come time to clean the stove walls, everything else however will need to be cleaned conventionally.

Automatic Programs – There are some ovens that offer an automatic programs feature. This feature will allow you to choose the food type that you are cooking and the oven will do the rest. The oven will choose the temperature, heat sources as well as the duration of cooking based on the weight and moisture of the food inside.

Non-tip Shelves – When cooking large dishes, it is sometimes hard to reach your arm inside of the oven to pull out the dish with the fear of getting burned. The non-tip shelves offer you the option of pulling out the shelves half way without being afraid that they will tip over when pulling out your dishes.

Meat Probe – A meat probe is an object that you puncture into the centre of the meat that you are cooking to find out if it is cooked and has reached its perfect temperature.

Pizza Mode – An oven will offer a pizza mode function that will ensure that your pizza is perfectly cooked with a crispy crust.

Spacious Refrigerators On A Budget

Spacious Refrigerators On A Budget

Purchasing an appliance for your home is a big investment, and sometimes a real budget breaker. Below are some great options for spacious refrigerators that will work well with your budget:

Haier HT21TS45SW

  • This refrigerator is a great choice and comes with a great price. The price ranges between $600-$750
  • Capacity: 17.5 cubic feet
  • This Haier model is extremely energy efficient
  • Includes features that gives you exceptional control over temperature performance
  • Offers features such as adjustable shelves and bins, as well as spill proof shelves and large door storage

Most Spacious Refrigerators on The Market. PT 2.

When purchasing a refrigerator, as a consumer, you want to ensure that you are getting the best deal for your money. One of the most important features that you need to look for is room. How much room do you need? Do you have a large or small family? What will you be storing in your refrigerator? All of these questions, and more, are important to consider when shopping. Below is a list of refrigerators that will offer you the most for your money.

Samsung T9000 RF32FMQDBSR Four Door Refrigerator

  • Price ranges from $3400-$3500
  • Capacity: 23 cubic feet
  • Top rated in terms of usable capacity
  • Energy efficient
  • Four door refrigerator that includes features such as a large fresh food section, adjustable shelves and bins, and temperature control features

Most Spacious Refrigerators on The Market. PT 1.

Most Spacious Refrigerators on The Market

When purchasing a refrigerator, as a consumer, you want to ensure that you are getting the best deal for your money. One of the most important features that you need to look for is room. How much room do you need? Do you have a large or small family? What will you be storing in your refrigerator? All of these questions, and more, are important to consider when shopping. Below is a list of refrigerators that will offer you the most for your money.

Samsung RS265TDWP Side-by-Side Refrigerator

  • Price ranges from $1350-$1500
  • Capacity: 25.5 cubic feet
  • Energy efficient
  • Includes features such as a built in ice maker that is built into the door to save space in the freezer, through the door ice and water dispensers, adjustable shelving and bins, spill-proof shelves, touchpad controls and temperature management options

Other enhanced features that are available:

  • Customizable digital displays and flat panel TV screens mounted on the front of the refrigerator door.
  • Bottom freezer refrigerator models have different features such as slide-out drawer/bin, different design for shelving inside

Finally, when making a large investment into an appliance it is important to purchase an extended warranty in case of repairs, as well as ensuring that you have made plans for disposal of the old refrigerator!