Monthly Archives: December 2011

5 Long-Term Savings Tips to lead you into the New Year

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]As we say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012, it is important that we all begin to make a conscious effort to be more energy-efficient and save energy, money, and reduce the risks of global warming. We’ve compiled 5 long-term savings tips for you to add to your New Year’s Resolution list in order to start your year off saving by making smart and more efficient choices.

Improve Refrigeration: Did you know that Refrigerators are the largest users of electricity among household appliances? It’s true, that beautiful stainless steel icebox that looks so sharp in your Kitchen uses more energy than any other appliance in the house. In order to your improve Refrigeration, make sure the energy saver switch is turned on. This switch allows you to adjust the heating coil under the “skin” of the refrigerator (the purpose of the heating coils is to prevent condensation on your refrigerator). Check the seal on door gaskets periodically. Close the door on a dollar bill, if it pulls out easily, you may need a new gasket. Avoid setting refrigerator temperatures colder than necessary. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that refrigerators be set at 37 degrees F and freezers at 3 degrees F. Remember to cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered foods release moisture and make the compressor work harder. Lastly, if you have a manual-defrost unit, regularly defrost the freezer and refrigerator; frost buildup decreases the energy efficiency of the unit.

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Home Appliance Gifts to get for your Honey this Holiday! Continued…

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]It’s that time of year again! The Holidays are here! What are you planning on getting your honey this Holiday? Appliances, Furniture, Cookware, Cutlery? There are lots and lots of options out there, and to help we’re adding on to our previous post from last year, Great Home Appliance Gifts to get for your Honey this Holiday! If you haven’t decided  on a gift yet, here are some suggestions of popular gifts to get.

KitchenAid – Ultra Power Tilt-Head Stand Mixer: If the one you love, loves baking, mixing, and cooking, and more, then this is the gift to get. KitchenAid makes one of the most versatile mixers on the market. With over 12 attachments available from mixing to grinding, straining to shredding, this mixer lets you do so much more. With over 10 settings this mixer lets you create many different recipes, from pasta to ice cream. Click to watch video demos and get recipes.

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5 Top Chefs to Follow on Twitter for Helpful Food Tips, Cooking Tricks, & Tasty Recipes

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Are you on Twitter? If you are, not only should you be following us, @PlassAppliance, but if you enjoy good food, cooking, and learning new recipes, then you should be following these 5 Top Chefs on Twitter. Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Chef Anne Burrell, Chef Michael Chiarello, Chef Bobby Flay, and Chef John Besh are excellent Chefs to follow on Twitter for interesting Food Tips, Cooking Tricks, and Tasty Recipes.

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is a culinary master and owner of three acclaimed restaurants, The Lambs Club and The National in New York, and Tudor House in Miami. You can see him on tv on the FoodNetwork on such shows as Chopped, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs. Follow Chef Zakarian on Twitter: @gzchef. Be sure to catch is live tweets during the #NextIronChef. Continue reading


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