Recent Posts in Appliances - Big and Small Category

  • This Is the Worst Time for the Washer to Die

    September 1, 2016
    With sports starting back up and warmer, heavier outfits taking center stage, back-to-school time is when you rely on your washer and dryer the most. This would be the worst time for these appliances to break down! To ensure your washer and dryer keep running like normal, implement certain maintenance and troubleshooting tips. Then if needed, you can schedule washer and dryer repair with Mr. ...
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  • What is the Lifespan of your Refrigerator?

    July 21, 2016
    Have you owned your refrigerator for a few years? Are you unsure how much longer you can expect it to last? Learn the typical refrigerator lifespan so you can plan ahead when the time for appliance replacement looms near. You can even adopt tips to help your refrigerator provide efficient service for as long as possible. How Long Does a Refrigerator Last? According to the 23rd annual portrait of ...
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  • Preventing Bad Odors in the Fridge

    July 12, 2016
    Have you ever opened your refrigerator door only to be assaulted by a stinky waft of refrigerated air? The cool temperature does little to temper the odor, and you’re forced to hold your nose as you dig around for the source of the stench. Maybe old leftover fish, ground beef or forgotten salad has been hiding in the back corner for a few weeks – or even longer. Even once you dispose of the moldy, ...
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  • 4 Beautiful Outdoor Kitchens

    June 7, 2016
    Summer is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about the barbecues and backyard parties you will be hosting this season. Here are four beautiful outdoor kitchens to give you inspiration for your own outdoor kitchen. 1. The Patio Kitchen This beautiful outdoor kitchen sits on the patio against the home’s back wall. The stone on the kitchen walls looks elegant next to the house. It is small yet ...
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  • Summer Grill Showdown: Gas Versus Charcoal

    May 31, 2016
    If you love grilling, you may be familiar with the great gas vs. charcoal debate. Perhaps your best friend prefers one while your father-in-law swears by the other. Every passionate griller has their preference, so if you’re still on the fence, approach the issue as objectively as possible to help you choose the right grill for you. Gas Grill Owners of gas grills love the primal pleasure of ...
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  • Clean Laundry Jokes

    May 17, 2016
    Like doing the dishes, laundry is one of those household chores with which you’re never truly done! In honor of National Humor Month , we decided to gather up some of the best laundry-related jokes to make the chore a bit less of a bore. Go ahead and procrastinate folding your clothes by reading some of our clean jokes. 1.Q: How much fun is washing your clothes? A: Loads. 2.Q: What happened to the ...
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  • Creative Drying Racks

    May 9, 2016
    Running your dryer less often is also a good way to save energy and money. Plus, some clothes are just too delicate for the dryer. To help your little black dress, wool sweater and favorite lingerie last longer, it’s better to air dry these items. But what if you don’t have a drying rack? You can easily make your own so you have a dedicated space to hang clothing you don’t want to run through the ...
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  • Dryer Sheets Versus Fabric Softener

    April 8, 2016
    Which Is Better? Okay, so we all know that using dryer sheets or fabric softener will make your clothes smell fresh and help reduce wrinkles. But, when faced with the choice on the grocery store laundry aisle, which do you pick? We interviewed a mom we know, and did a little online research to get to the bottom of the fresh-laundry face-off. Fabric Softener: Benefits We interviewed a mom we know, ...
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  • Proper Dryer Cleaning & Fire Prevention

    March 21, 2016
    by: Steve Bowles, Mr. Appliance Franchise Consultant This blog was contributed by one of our franchise consultants and dryer vent cleaning experts, Steve Bowles. Clothes dryer vent fires are a real risk to home safety and proper inspection and maintenance of your dryer is a necessity. According to recent news reports citing the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are ...
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  • Green with (Kitchen) Envy

    March 17, 2016
    The kitchen is the center of the home. It is the room in which family and friends congregate, and the room where you teach your children to cook. As the kitchen is generally a high traffic area, we want it to be modern and warm. These beautiful kitchen styles are timeless in their elegance and inviting in their character. White on White on Grey Bright, uplifting kitchens are on trend right now. ...
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  • 5 Tips for an Efficient Refrigerator

    March 11, 2016
    When you purchase a refrigerator, you expect it to work well and run efficiently for many years to come. However, for your fridge to meet these expectations, you must not neglect it. Proper refrigerator maintenance and operating tips can help this appliance run smoothly and last longer. Here’s what you need to do. Clean the Condenser Coils Your food stays cold because condenser coils remove heat ...
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  • Little Known Laundry Room Facts

    March 1, 2016
    While the average American family does 8-10 loads of laundry a week, most people don’t know how the appliances in their laundry room actually work. When you become more familiar with the appliances upon which you heavily rely, you can make them last longer with the ability to better detect needed repairs. See below for insight into how your equipment works and common problems you might encounter. ...
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  • Warning Signs for Appliances

    February 25, 2016
    As you go about your day, you rely on home appliances more than you probably realize. Only when something goes wrong do you appreciate how dependent you are on your refrigerator, washer and dryer, hot water heater, dishwasher, and oven. Learn how to tell if you should schedule appliance repair and when to opt for a replacement instead. Signs Your Appliances Need Attention The appliance won’t turn ...
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  • Top 5 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

    February 12, 2016
    Winter is among us and so is the biting weather. Don’t let the cold catch you off guard; prepare for the frigid forecasts with these easy-to-follow household tips. Give your home some tender, loving care as we enter the Valentine’s Day weekend, and you won’t regret it when the thermometer dips! Turn Your Ceiling Fan Clockwise Use your ceiling fan around the clock by reversing it to run clockwise ...
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  • Recipes for the Big Game

    February 5, 2016
    Are you excited to have friends and family over for the Big Game? You had better be prepared with everyone’s favorite snacks so you can enjoy cheering on your favorite team to the fullest! The following five game day recipes are sure to be a hit. Just remember to make sure your refrigerator, oven and stove are in good working order before game day arrives. If any of these needs attention, schedule ...
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  • Dishwasher Loading Tricks

    November 3, 2015
    Ever wish you could squeeze just a few more pieces into your dishwasher? Who wants to load and unload more times than absolutely necessary? Your friends at Mr. Appliance have developed a few tricks and tips that can you save time and money. Start Clean If your dishwasher has not been cleaned recently, it won’t run efficiently. Get a fresh start by running it through the rinse cycle while empty. ...
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  • Freaky Fridge

    October 26, 2015
    What do you think of when you hear the term holidays? For some it’s a time of celebration and decoration predominately Christmas through New Year. For others it’s a year-round festivity. After all there’s National Hat Day in January; Valentine’s Day in February; Saint Patrick’s Day in March; Easter in April… You get the idea. There’s always a time and place to decorate and celebrate. The novice ...
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  • Freezing Foods 101

    September 14, 2015
    Some of life’s most thought provoking and deeply philosophical questions are: Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place? What is true happiness? What is the difference between living and being alive? And the question that is undeniably the most scratch-your-head perplexing of all…what foods can be put in the freezer? It seems logical that freezing food is the best way ...
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  • Grilling Do's and Don'ts

    July 28, 2015
    Don’t you just love spending your summer evenings sitting on the patio, sipping your favorite summertime beverage and enjoying a meal hot off the grill? The entire atmosphere of good friends and good food bolsters a kumbaya-esque kinship for the whole evening. But what if the chicken catches on fire and the hamburger patties are char-grilled into an unrecognizable blob? And all’s fine and dandy ...
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  • Grill Maintenance Tips

    July 7, 2015
    With regular grill maintenance, you can make sure that your next party on the patio will be a fun and safe summertime memory for all.
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  • How to Love Your Stainless Steel

    June 8, 2015
    Tired of the love-hate relationship you have with your stainless steel appliances? Mr. Appliance® has 4 easy-to-do tips that will help you fall in love with your stainless steel.
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  • Dryer Sheet Magic

    May 27, 2015
    The dryer sheet is no longer just for the laundry room. Mr. Appliance® is sharing our tips to dryer sheet magic around the entire house.
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  • To Dry or Not to Dry

    April 28, 2015
    Nothing can ruin your day more than pulling your brand new top out of the dryer, only to find…it shrunk. If you’ve experienced this one too many times, it may be time for a quick refresher on what types of clothing you should keep out of the dryer. First of all, always check the clothing care instructions on the label to find out if and how the item should be dried. When in doubt, it’s always ...
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  • How You Could Win Food Fighters with the Right Appliances

    July 29, 2014
    July 22nd is the series premiere of NBC’s Food Fighters. Doesn’t the mere name bring back memories of a good ol’, down-and-dirty cafeteria food fight where hotdogs are launched as missiles and pudding cups are used as booby traps to lure innocent victims to their demise? While watching a food-tossing food fight on TV may be captivating to some, Food Fighters is actually a legit competition between ...
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  • Five Kitchen Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

    February 27, 2014
    A cook is only as good as his or her tools. When whipping up meals in the kitchen, it’s always helpful to have the best tools of the trade, making creating gourmet meals nearly effortless. Mr. Appliance® works hard to maintain a high level of culinary knowledge, and is always on the lookout for ways to make life in the kitchen easier. Here are the top five kitchen gadgets that we feel have ...
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  • End the Frustration of Unloading Dirty Dishes: 5 Tips to Help Your Dishwasher Do its Best Work.

    April 29, 2013
    Do you have to wash your dishes more than once to get them clean? If so, your dishwasher may be slacking on its job, and there could be many possible reasons. Whether your old dishwasher just doesn’t clean like it used to, or you have a new dishwasher that doesn’t seem to have the cleaning power of your old one, you can increase the effectiveness of your dishwasher with these tips: Use appropriate ...
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  • How to Choose the Best Dishwasher

    April 29, 2013
    Buying a new appliance can be confusing and stressful. If you are unsure which features are necessary for your lifestyle, how do you get the most bang for your buck without overspending or under-compensating your needs? Choosing the right dishwasher model is largely dependent upon your lifestyle and size of residence. Check out the following key questions flowchart to help figure out what models ...
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  • Simple Solutions for Small Appliances

    April 28, 2013
    Clean Coffee Every morning give your awakening aroma a fresh start by eliminating leftover coffee residue and hard water deposits inside your coffee maker. To get rid of unsightly stains, inside of coffee pot, mix one part white distilled vinegar to two parts water. Pour into the reservoir and turn the coffee maker on. Let the mixture run through and let it cool for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat the ...
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