Dave 's Tips
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What is Freezer Burn and What Can You Do About It?
What is Freezer Burn? Sometimes the food that you have entrusted to your freezer develops a disgusting metallic and grimy taste. You will just want to spit it out. The texture becomes like putty and the coloration shifts to grey. … Read More
Avert Catastrophic Flooding by Replacing Your Washing Machine Supply Hoses
The hose that links your clothes washer to its water supply is one of the most unassuming of appliance parts, yet its failure could generate overwhelming devastation to your home. If it bursts, water will continuously spray out. This can … Read More
Clean Every Dish by Loading Your Dishwasher Right
If your dishwasher is not cleaning every item thoroughly and consistently, your problem may not be that the appliance is broken. Poor performance could be due to the fact that you are not using good strategy when arranging dishes in … Read More
Questions of Microwave Safety
Of all household appliances, the microwave oven is probably the most mysterious. Most people know little about how it operates, and rumors abound of radiation leaks and mutated food. While some of these stories have small elements of truth behind … Read More
Make Your Glass-Ceramic Range Cook Consistently with the Right Cookware
The glass-ceramic range is a fascinating and attractive option for your cooktop. While different manufacturers might refer to these cooktops as either glass or ceramic, they are actually a blend of both. This yields the expandability of ceramics and the … Read More
Proper Maintenance of Your Refrigerator Door Gasket
One way to make your refrigerator run more efficiently is by keeping the door gaskets, the rubber seals around the doors, well maintained. In the long term, this will prevent the need for repairs and save electricity, which is no … Read More
Stinky Washer – That Can be Fixed!
The clothes washing machine, with its moist, dark interior and its accumulations of soap and grime, is the perfect place for molds and mildews to thrive. This is especially true in damp basements and during humid weather. Front load washers … Read More
Solving Your Oven Baking Problems
Q. My oven isn’t baking properly, how can I tell whether I am doing something wrong or if it is my oven that is faulty? Answer There are many factors that can affect your baking results: Pan Finish Dark pans … Read More
Tackling Your Oversudsing Dishwasher
Sometimes soap suds will pour out of your dishwasher as it runs. This can result in a huge mess that can cover the entire kitchen, and streaky dishes to boot. Then again, oversudsing can be less severe; at times the … Read More
Should I Repair or Replace My Broken Appliance?
Any time an appliance fails you are faced with a dilemma: Should I purchase a new machine or should I have it repaired? Many people choose to throw away a good appliance when it would be more appropriate to fix … Read More
Oven Use Tips for Holiday Cooking
Dave’s Tips Christmas and Holiday cookies depend on a very well preheated oven and good quality, shiny pans to prevent the delicate, thin cookies from excessive bottom browning. Cookware, especially cookie sheets, can darken with age. An old cookie sheet … Read More
Avoiding Dryer Fires through Routine Service and Repair
A clothes dryer that is not properly maintained can be the most dangerous of household appliances. There are over fifteen thousand dryer fires in the United States annually. If you took off the panels that conceal the inner workings of … Read More
Condenser Coils Cleaning Guide
One of the best ways to keep your refrigerator healthy is to periodically clean its condenser coils. It is actually a simple task in most cases. Once you know how to recognize the coils, the job is completely straightforward. It … Read More
Proper Use of HE (High Efficiency) Laundry Detergents in Front Loading and HE Machines
The purpose of laundry detergent is, of course, to clean, to remove dirt, sweat, and odors that have accumulated and leave you with a fresh article of clothing. In order to accomplish this goal, laundry detergents must not only clean … Read More