Category: Appliances 101

The Pros and Cons of Counter Depth Appliances

You may have come across appliances referred to as counter-depth or cabinet-depth. These kinds of appliances are designed to fit neatly in-line against countertops and base cabinets. It’s most common in refrigerators since these appliances most often come out further than countertops or cabinets. Other appliances such as dishwashers or wine coolers are already designed to fit under a countertop. A refrigerator can extend as far as 5 to 10

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How to Clean Your Range Hood and Filters

A kitchen range hood has taken on more prominence as a focal point in the space. Range hoods are built out of many types of materials such as stainless steel, bronze and copper. Whether you have a range hood as a statement piece or a simple vent, it is important to keep it clean for optimal performance. If you are cooking with and using the hood daily, try to clean

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Tips for Moving Appliances

Planning a move in the near future? Follow along this guide to ensure your kitchen appliances are properly prepared for the transition. Skip out on extra mover fees and avoid any malfunctioning appliances after the move. With all major appliances, it’s best to contact the dealer for specific move instructions or refer to the owner’s manual. What You’ll Need: Household cleaner Cleaning and/or work gloves Packing tape Screwdriver and/or wrench

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Things You Should Never Do with Oven Cleaner

Your oven is bound to build up some grime over time. An oven cleaner can be a great solution to cleaning grates, reviving baking sheets and even scrubbing white porcelain tubs. However, an oven cleaner should be handled with care since it is a harsh solution. Here are a few precautions you should take when handling oven cleaner. Don’t use it on a self-cleaning oven. The oven cleaner could corrode

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Choosing the Color of Your Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen appliances come in all sorts of colors and finishes. However, the cost of home appliances can mean these are long-term investments for your home. The choice is ultimately dependent on your decor tastes, the reason for buying the appliance, and your living situation. Here are a few tips you can follow when deciding on their color. Colorful Appliances If you’re looking to get a colorful refrigerator or microwave, it’s

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Dishwasher Mistakes to Avoid For Longevity

All major appliances have proper maintenance protocols to ensure it offers years of reliable use. Dishwashers are no exception. Mold, mildew, inefficient cycles and malfunctioning mechanics can disturb your kitchen’s flow for meal prep and cleanup. These repairs can also be costly. It’s important to prevent these issues by avoiding some common mistakes. As with any appliance, it’s best to refer to your product’s manual for the most accurate information.

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Installing Cosmo Recirculating Filters for Ductless Range Hoods

Select Cosmo Range Hoods can be used in one of two ways, ducted or ductless. A ducted range hood will carry the ventilated air through ductwork and ultimately outdoors. On the other hand, a ductless range hood will filter the air and recirculate it back into the kitchen. In order for a Cosmo ductless range hood to operate, it will need a charcoal carbon filter to effectively clean the air.

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Breaking Down Dishwasher Detergent Compartments

You may be looking at your dishwasher, more specifically the detergent compartments and asking yourself what all those mean. Let your dishwasher take the load of the work by utilizing these compartments to their maximum potential. Your owner’s manual will be the most useful for model-specific practices. You can also find many manuals online in their PDF formats. If you’re still looking for a guide to fill the gaps, look

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How to Clean a Juicer

Juicers have come a long way, and are best to extract juice from firmer fruits and vegetables. There are three basic types of modern juicers– centrifugal force, masticating or cold press, and triturating. A centrifugal force juicer contains blades in a spinning container. These are the fastest, loudest and least expensive types. A masticating or cold press uses a single spiral auger to masticate the produce. It will mimic the

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The Pros and Cons to Black Kitchen Appliances

Black stainless steel appliances have been on trend for quite some time now. It has a timeless appeal that holds up well with various different kitchens. Like any other trend, there are pros and cons for this kitchen design choice. Here’s what you should know before you invest in one. Pros Black is a universal color that works well with many different styles. It’s nearly trend-proof as it can be

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