Category: Appliances 101

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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An Intro to Gas Ovens

A gas oven can be a bit tricky if you’ve only used electric ones. All gas ovens have a main burner at the bottom of the oven compartment which is usually shielded by a sheet of metal with vents on the sides. This provides intense radiant heat upwards into the main oven compartment. However, the temperature can fluctuate more widely and the overall heating can be less even. If you’re

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How to Clean a Toaster

Often the perfect appliance for a quick breakfast snack, the toaster is no exception to collecting dirt and food bits over time. Maintaining your toaster will ensure tasty and safer toast. Cleaning a toaster weekly is your best bet to remove crumbs and any leftover residue that can cause a burnt taste or even a fire. If you’re placing other foods into the toaster you may need to clean it

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Cast Iron and Glass Top Stoves: Do They Work Together?

Using cast iron cookware on a brand new glass cooktop can be scary, the last thing you want is to scratch or crack it. If you heed to certain guides and pay attention to a few reminders, you can actually use that favorite cast iron skillet of yours on an electric stovetop. Don’t Slide Your Cast Iron Always exercise a certain amount of caution with heavy cookware on a glass

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Air Fryer Hacks You’re Missing

Your air fryer is capable of so much more than just frying. It’s faster than an oven and healthier than a deep fryer. Here are a few things you may not be aware your air fryer can do. Bake bread. Your air fryer can make delicious mini loaves. You’ll still need small enough pans and allow time for the dough to rise, but your air fryer can get the job

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