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  • How to Reset a Garbage Disposal

    December 11, 2018
    Your garbage disposal has a tough job, grinding up leftover organic material into liquefied waste so that it can easily flow through your wastewater pipe. As with any other appliance, a number of things can go wrong with your disposal which may cause it to malfunction or break down—but unlike your stove or refrigerator, you may be able to solve the issue yourself with the touch of a button. Before ...
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  • How Does a Refrigerator Work?

    December 4, 2018
    If you're like most people you don't give much thought to the inner workings of your refrigerator unless it breaks down, or it comes time to replace it. In order to get the most from this invaluable appliance, however, it can be useful to know exactly how it keeps your food cold—and Mr. Appliance® is here to help. Read on to learn everything you need to know about how a refrigerator works, and how ...
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  • Kitchen Ventilation | Downdraft vs. Hood Fan

    November 13, 2018
    Cooking a great meal can make your entire home smell wonderful, but it can also wreak havoc on surfaces, cause your kitchen to look worn and dingy and even create heat, fumes, smoke and/or odors that can make you feel unwell. The answer? Proper kitchen ventilation—but before you decide which type is best for your home it is important to learn about the difference between downdraft vs. hood fan ...
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  • How Do Induction Cooktops Work?

    November 6, 2018
    While the art of cooking has been around since the discovery of fire, the technology behind it has continued to evolve to include gas, electricity, microwaves, and induction. While most methods can be easily understood the process of induction remains a mystery to many, and if you are among those who wonder "How does induction cooking work?" Mr. Appliance® has the answer. What is Induction? ...
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  • How to Clean a Glass Top Range

    October 23, 2018
    If the kitchen is your ‘happy place,’ chances are you’re happiest when it’s clean. If you have a minimalist glass top range, you’re in luck! Instead of maneuvering around burner grates or replacing drip pans, you can get it clean with the swipe of a cloth. However, is it really that simple? You may have noticed your glass top range needs (and deserves!) a little more care than that. Continue ...
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  • The Best Refrigerator Style for You

    October 16, 2018
    Whether you are choosing a refrigerator for your new home or replacing your worn or outdated model, you may quickly discover that there is a vast array of different refrigerator styles, sizes, and features. Before you choose your new appliance, take the time to research your options to make the most of your investment. Mr. Appliance® is here to help, with our comprehensive buying guide to help you ...
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  • Appliances with the Best Resale Value 

    October 9, 2018
    Aging appliances? Paying up for high-end upgrade could be worth it in the end when you sell your home. But before you end up experiencing unnecessary sticker shock, learn which appliances to splurge on with the help of Mr. Appliance… What are the Best Appliances for Resale Value? Higher end appliances last longer and are easier to sell, adding value in the eyes of potential homebuyers. They also ...
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  • 10 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Easier

    October 4, 2018
    The holiday season is a great time to reconnect with friends and extended family, as you gather around the table for a delicious feast, complete with turkey and all the trimmings. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of great stress, as the added pressure of cleaning, shopping, and meal preparation take their toll on both time and budget. This year, spend less time in the kitchen and more time ...
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Washer/Dryer

    October 2, 2018
    Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Washer/Dryer When deciding how to spend their hard-earned money, most people would rather indulge in a much-needed vacation than buy a washer and dryer—but while the memories of your time at the beach will fade, the right laundry duo can provide you with years of dependable service. Whether your current appliances are inefficient, malfunctioning, or past ...
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  • How to Freshen Up a Stinky Fridge

    September 24, 2018
    No matter what the source of the odor, a stinky fridge can put a damper on even the simplest meal. If your fridge isn't doing its part to create an appetizing aroma, here are a few ways to solve the problem. Start with a Deep Clean Even if your fridge isn't stinky, periodically deep cleaning it will make sure it stays fresh. First, unplug the refrigerator and remove all the contents. Throw out ...
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  • Why Does My Washing Machine Smell Bad? 

    September 18, 2018
    The unique scent of clean linens is so beloved and calming that there are a number of products on the market today that mimic it, from candles to room sprays. Unfortunately, there is one smell associated with laundry that no one tries to replicate, and that is a musty washing machine. If you've ever asked yourself the question, “Why does my washing machine smell bad?" you're not alone. The good ...
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  • How to Clean a Smelly Dishwasher

    September 11, 2018
    Dinner leftovers are put away, the counter is wiped, and the dishwasher is running. There’s nothing like having a clean kitchen at the end of the night! So, where’s that smell coming from? Check the dishwasher. The dishes may be clean, but the appliance itself may be giving off a foul odor. Learn how to clean a smelly dishwasher with these expert tips from Mr. Appliance®. Clean the Drain Filter ...
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  • Keep Food from Dripping in Your Oven

    September 4, 2018
    Meal preparation is a messy venture for even the most experienced cooks, and the last thing you want to do is add more cleanup to the end of your meal. Once your food has been placed in the oven and the timer is set, you can get to work tackling the countertops and dishes, but if you're not careful you may have a much larger and even less pleasant chore to contend with: cleaning the oven. As your ...
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  • How to Troubleshoot the 6 Most Common Appliance Problems

    August 28, 2018
    Not every appliance problem has to come with the hassle and expense of a professional repair. In many cases, the fixes are simple enough to do yourself in just a few minutes. Before you call for help, keep your appliances running smoothly with these tips from our appliance experts. 1. Smelly Washing Machine A bad odor in your washing machine can defeat the purpose of the appliance! If you're ...
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  • Why is My Gas Stove Clicking? 

    August 21, 2018
    Gas stoves are the pride and joy of any self-respecting chef. If this is what you have in your kitchen, you’re probably accustomed to hearing a “click, click, click” when you turn the burner knob. This is the sound of the electric igniter working to light the burner. Once the flame is going, the clicking should stop. Here’s the problem: your gas stove is clicking even after the burner is lit – or ...
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  • Can I Leave a Chest Freezer Outside?

    August 14, 2018
    A chest freezer is a great addition to any home and is perfect for large families or anyone who likes to purchase or store food in large quantities. The downside to these handy appliances is their size, and for many, it can be a challenge to determine where to set them up so that they are out of the way, yet easily accessible when needed. While the great outdoors or your garage may seem like great ...
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  • What to Do If Your Ice Maker Isn’t Making Ice

    August 7, 2018
    Nothing is more frustrating than an ice maker that's not working, especially in summer months when you'd like nothing more than an ice cold glass of water or lemonade! Perhaps you're having an outdoor barbecue with friends or neighbors, or guests are coming for dinner over the weekend. Even if there's nothing special going on, you need your ice maker to work. What could possibly be the problem and ...
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  • Your Guide to the Best Ice Makers Available

    July 24, 2018
    It’s easy to take cold drinks for granted, but if you’re on the lookout for the best ice makers available, chances are you’ve had more than your fair share of room-temperature beverages. Use this guide to help you shop for the best ice machine out there. How to Determine if You Need a Standalone Ice Maker Here are the most common reasons people shop for portable ice machines: Your freezer doesn’t ...
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  • Be Aware of Safe Meat Temperatures When Grilling

    July 17, 2018
    Outdoor grilling is a favourite summer pastime, and indoor grilling is the perfect way to create healthy dishes while changing up your regular menu anytime of the year. On the other hand, it's important to cook all meat to a safe temperature to avoid illnesses. Here's what you need to know about safe meat temperatures for a happy grilling season. Get the Right Equipment An instant-read thermometer ...
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  • Why Is My Ice Maker So Slow?

    July 10, 2018
    When you press your cup against your freezer’s ice maker dispenser, you expect ice cubes to fall out on cue. But what if your ice maker isn’t making enough ice to keep up demand? There are a few common culprits that might be to blame for this problem. Work through each one until you find the solution. How an Ice Maker Works A switch inside the ice maker triggers water to flow in from the line ...
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  • Preventative Maintenace For Kitchen Appliances

    July 3, 2018
    Kitchen appliances are not only expensive investments, but they're also the ones that can cause the greatest inconvenience when they stop working. The good news is that with regular maintenance, you can help your appliances not only last longer, but also operate more efficiently to cut down on energy expenses, too! Here's what you need to know about preventive maintenance for kitchen appliances. ...
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  • Silence a Loud Refrigerator

    June 26, 2018
    When your refrigerator makes odd noises you haven't noticed before, it's important to take a little time to investigate the source of the noise. Nothing is more irritating than a loud refrigerator and you want to determine whether it may be a serious (and potentially costly) problem. At Mr. Appliance® our goal is to help you figure out what's causing the noise and how to remedy the situation! Is ...
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  • How to Defrost a Freezer 

    June 19, 2018
    Many new freezers have a self-defrost feature to keep icy buildup at bay. But if you have an older appliance, you might need to perform this task manually. Removing ice from the walls of your freezer helps it run more efficiently. It also reclaims precious freezer space, so you have more room for frozen dinners and ice cream. If it’s starting to look like the arctic tundra in there, use these ...
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  • How to Reduce Refrigerator Energy Consumption

    June 12, 2018
    Refrigerators can be the largest energy consumers in the home making it a primary target if you're looking to cut your energy expenses and reduce your environmental impact. The easiest way to reduce the energy use from your refrigerator is to replace it with a new, energy-efficient model, especially if it's more than 15 years old. The savings in energy consumption will help the fridge pay for ...
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  • The Most Power-Hungry Home Appliances

    June 4, 2018
    If your attempts at reducing your electricity usage aren't having the impact that you desire, the problem may be that you have one or more power hungry appliances lurking in your home. Inefficient appliances can wreak havoc on your budget, but the first step to resolving the issue and regaining control over monthly spending is to identify these energy hogs and replace or repair them with more ...
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