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The leaves are changing colors, and it’s time to celebrate fall’s kitchen mascot–the crockpot!

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FREEZE! Or Better Yet, Keep Your Ice Machine Working

Ah, ice. If you’re lucky, you no longer have to fill trays with water, carry them to the freezer (without spilling) and wait for them to harden. You have a built-in icemaker working day and night to… Read More

Dishwasher Drama: Maintaining the Machine for New Homeowners

If you love your dishwasher, giving it some TLC will help you get the most out of it. Check out these dishwasher maintenance tips we assembled to help keep your dishwasher going strong! Regular Use… Read More

How to make microwave cleaning easy

Thanksgiving is once again kicking off the end-of-year parade of holidays. What could this mean except… LEFTOVERS! Seriously, who doesn’t love a good turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes,… Read More

Happy Thanks… giving? A Kitchen Tale

Imagine this… “HAPPY THANKS—” John started coughing and couldn’t quite finish his festive greeting. That was definitely not the holiday aroma he’d been hoping for. When John could breathe again he… Read More

A Tale of Saving Time, Money, and Stress

I have to get to work! Jerry’s mind raced with stress as he struggled to open his garage door. The garage door opener wasn’t working, and he just didn’t have the time right now. Finally, he got it… Read More

National Tune-Up Day: Home System & Appliance Maintenance Essentials

You don’t need to be mechanic or home repair expert to maximize the life of home systems and appliances. All it takes is some simple, scheduled maintenance to keep everything running smoothly for… Read More

Don’t Get ‘Fired Up’ Over Lint

Seriously though, did you know that lint can be a fire hazard in your home? You may already know to empty the lint trap between dryer loads, but the trap doesn’t catch everything. And what happens… Read More

Open & Shut: Garage Door Opener Maintenance

Our two-car garage did not include garage door openers when we first moved in. After one horrendous winter without them—pull up the icy driveway, get out without slipping, go into the side door of… Read More
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