Author Archives: Fred Strahl

The Best Time of Year to Shop for a New Appliance

The Best Time of Year to Shop for a New Appliance If you have a broken appliance and are in desperate need of a new one, then, by all means, purchase a new one ASAP. But, if you’ve had your eye on a new appliance and can wait a little while, read on to find […]

Surprising Items You Can and Cannot Put in Your Washing Machine

Surprising Items You Can and Cannot Put in Your Washing Machine Where would we be without our washing machines? Probably outside scrubbing clothes on a washboard. Our washing machines may be the most useful appliance we have, but there are a lot of misconceptions of what you can and cannot wash. Here are some surprising […]

The History and Evolution of the Washing Machine

Have you ever thought about how complicated laundry would be if washing machines didn’t exist? Doing laundry is probably the number one dreaded chore for people, especially parents, all over the country, but owning a washer, or having access to one, makes it a whole lot easier. Let’s look at the fascinating history and evolution […]

Not Your Typical Household Appliance Examples

Most people have a refrigerator and a dishwasher, but do you have a donut maker or a milk frother? Probably not, but we thought it might be fun to look at some of the not-so-typical household appliances available on the market today. Who knows, you may find one you need!   Keg Fridge Sure it […]

The Evolution of Refrigerator Styles

Like most of the large appliances we use in our homes, refrigerators have come a long way over the decades.  Since it’s invention in 1913, home refrigerators have become the central piece of family kitchens. Let’s take a look at the evolution of refrigerator styles.   Early Fridge Models In 1923, the electric refrigerator made […]

Best Small Appliances for Your Kitchen

Large appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers and ovens are necessary for your kitchen, but plenty of small, inexpensive devices could add a lot more convenience to your life. Here are some of the best small appliances for your kitchen, most of which you can buy for under 100 bucks!   Standing Mixer From the experienced home […]

Surfaces You May Be Forgetting to Clean After Cooking

  If you love to cook, you’re probably aware of the not so fun cleanup afterward. No one loves to clean up from cooking, but it’s a necessary evil to prevent germs and annoying pests like kitchen ants from taking over your kitchen. Even the most obsessive neat freaks may be missing some essential areas […]

Are Icemakers in Fridges Worth the Cost (and the issues)

Most models of refrigerators come equipped with an icemaker. Icemakers are convenient and helpful, especially with large families, but they do come with some disadvantages.  It leads us to wonder, is this fancy feature worth the cost? Space Ice makers take up space in your fridge and freezer. The larger models take up quite a […]

Advice to Protect Your Electric Stovetop from Wear and Tear

Your stovetop gets a lot of use in your home, especially if you enjoy cooking. With heat and food, things can get a little messy. If you own an electric stovetop, it’s important to care for it properly. Here’s some helpful advice to protect your electric stovetop from wear and tear. Clean After Every Use […]