[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Picking the right Range Hood for your home and kitchen is just as important as the selection of the cooking equipment. Range Hoods work to increase indoor air quality by removing cooking contaminants before they mix with the rest of the air in the home. Without the right Range Hood, you and your family members are more susceptible to breathing in hazardous gases and contaminants, and your house is more susceptible to retaining odors. It is very important to take the time to do your research and figure out what type of Range Hood you need for the cooking equipment you currently own. Whether you’re in the market for a new Range Hood, or will be in the future, we’ve compiled a great list of 4 invaluable resources to help you pick the right Range Hood for your home.
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[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]From chicken wings, to chili, to cheese dip, there are lots of different dishes and recipes that you can make to spice up your Super Bowl party. Get ready because this weekend Super Bowl XLVI will kickoff on Sunday as the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants in Indianapolis. It’s sure to be a fun and exciting matchup to watch, and you’ll want to have more than just your popcorn ready for this one. So here are 4 incredible lists of great food to check out to get you ready for your Super Bowl Party.
[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Were you one of the lucky ones that was able to attend this years Consumer Electronics Show? If so, you got a treat getting to see the latest innovation and technology put forth from top appliance manufacturers into new and exciting Smart Appliances. In case you missed it, here is a recap of what 3 top brands brought to the show and presented to the masses at CES 2012.
Whirlpool Corporation: The Whirlpool Corporation continued to show that they are a leader in appliance innovation at CES as they introduced new Smart Laundry Appliances. The smart washing machine featured in the video below can be connected to your network at home and activated through a Whirlpool application on a device like an iPad or iPhone. The concept is ingenious and the idea allows for more freedom not having to run back and check on your laundry. Simply toss your laundry in the washing machine, and when you are ready to start the cycle you have the ability to activate the machine directly from your phone. Perfect example, you can put your clothes in the washer in the morning, head off to work, and start the wash load on your way home from the office. By the time you get home, your clothes will be clean and ready for the dyer. The Whirlpool app will also let you know if there are any problems with the washing machine or dryer, and help set up a repair appointment. Click on the image below to see the Whirlpool smart washer and learn more about it’s cool features.
[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]With the New Year, comes the opportunity to create new habits for you in your home. How often to you clean out the lint filter in your dryer? How often do you clean the coils on the back of your refrigerator? Did you know that a dishwasher doesn’t clean itself? These are all important tasks and to do’s that if don’t already take care of, you should think about making them a habit in the year ahead.
Only You Can Prevent Dryer Fires: Mark this one down as #1 on your list – Clean your dryer’s lint filter after each use. Don’t have the motivation? Lint is highly flammable, and its heavy buildup can contribute to clothes dryer fire. Convinced yet? Hope so. Also, not only will this improve your dryer’s efficiency but it will help your clothes to dry faster. In the event that you haven’t cleaned your lint trap on a regular basis before, try a lint brush or vacuum attachment to remove accumulated lint from under the lint trap and other accessible places on a periodic basis.
[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.