Have you ever used an appliance like the oven, dishwasher or microwave as extra storage or a temporary hiding spot? One of our past reader surveys says quite a few of you do. Leaving clothes inside the dishwasher, however, can sometimes be a slippery slope leading to a soapy wet wardrobe. To evade disaster, consider these tips for employing appliances as extra storage safely.
Refrigerators have regularly been the subject of impressive DIY makeovers, whether it be with corkboard, chalkboard paint, or wallpaper. But what about the other major appliance sitting in your kitchen, the oft ignored and short statured dishwasher? Here's how one couple spruced up their worn down 18 year old kitchen appliance with an affordable cosmetic facelift...
Just like counting the rings on a tree trunk, you can usually use color to measure the age of an appliance. As the years pass, so do the in-fashion colors of appliances like ovens, toasters and lamps. Nothing says 1970 like an avocado fridge, right?
Just about every shop is touting a Memorial Day Sale this weekend but they're not all created equal. There are three areas of the home that see deeper discounts than others over this holiday weekend. Check out the best kinds of sales to hit after the jump...
Whether home owners really want or need apps connecting their fridge to the internet is still yet to be seen. But there's no need to purchase a whole new fridge to tap into online services and apps designed to better manage the biggest plugged-in device in your home and its contents...
Is your refrigerator running? Away with your utility bills, that is. Whether you've got an old fridge in your kitchen or have retired it to the garage, you might be wasting away a ton of money on your energy bill.
The government's Energy Star website has a nifty refrigerator retirement savings calculator that will help you calculate how much money you'd save by replacing your main refrigerator or freezer or removing your old one from the garage entirely.
The Americans is a new television drama that is bringing a not-currently-in-favor era back into style with mustard yellow and high wasted jeans. The early
1980’s style of the kitchen in The Americans is bringing back wood paneling and
Harvest Gold appliances, but there is a modern way to get the early 80’s look
without the formica.
So you've found a perfectly charming vintage apartment that you're sure to make into a happy home. The only problem? A dated kitchen lacking mod cons, like a built in dishwasher. Never fear! There are countertop dishwashers to save you from hours spent over a sudsy sink.
It's an age old question: "do I keep it or toss it?" This is of course pertaining to food in the fridge that's been sitting there for a questionable period of time after a power outage. We refer you to our U.S. government guidelines on food safety, recommending just how long our refrigerators and freezers will hold their temperatures, as well as whether to keep or discard food kept inside during a power outage.
We live in a disposable society where perfectly repairable items are discarded before their time. But thank goodness for people like tommyfilth over at DeviantArt, who turned an old Kitchenaid mixer into something every Mandalorian bounty hunter loving fan will recognize at just a glance...