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  • Dryer Not Drying, Heating, or Spinning? Here’s What to Do

    October 15, 2019
    With an average lifespan of about 14 years, you can expect to enjoy years of reliable service from your dryer, but a lack of maintenance or old age may cause it to underperform or periodically break down. You can avoid downtime and costly repairs by paying close attention to warning signs and knowing when to call the experts. Read on to learn what to do if your dryer won't spin, heat, or dry, from ...
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  • How Long Do Dishwashers Last?

    October 3, 2019
    Dishwashers are a modern convenience that can be found in most kitchens across the nation, and like other common household appliances they have a relatively predictable lifespan. Learn what to expect from your dishwasher and some helpful tips on how to maximize your investment, with expert advice from Mr. Appliance®. How Long Should a Dishwasher Last? There are a number of variables that can ...
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  • My Dryer Won’t Start – What Do I Do?

    October 1, 2019
    So you’ve found yourself saying, “Help! My dryer won’t start!” This is a frustrating situation, but the solution may not be too difficult. Whenever an appliance fails, it’s best to start by looking for common (and simple) problems first. Try a few easy troubleshooting tips, like checking for a tripped circuit breaker or a broken door latch. Chances are, you can go from “Noooo, my dryer won’t ...
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  • How to Be a Good Host or Hostess

    September 24, 2019
    Your home is an intimate space that reflects your personal taste and style, and while it may be the place that you feel most comfortable the same may not always hold true for your guests. Whether you are having extended family over for an impromptu game night or hosting friends for a formal dinner party or informal backyard barbecue, Mr. Appliance® has some great tips on how to be a good host to ...
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  • The Best Gifts for Cooks

    September 17, 2019
    For some, cooking is merely a means to end but for others, it is a passion. Whether you know a well-seasoned chef or one who is just starting to learn, each will have their own unique sense of style and flair when it comes to creating a meal. While this can make it challenging to shop for these individuals around birthdays or holidays, the kitchen experts at Mr. Appliance® have a number of great ...
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  • How to Become a Soup Kitchen Volunteer

    September 17, 2019
    Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community in which you live and can be a valuable and rewarding experience. By becoming a soup kitchen volunteer you can help to provide hot, healthy meals to those in need and make a real difference regardless of how much time you have to spare. Read on to learn how to get started, with helpful information and tips from the dedicated team of ...
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  • Grandparents Day Gifts | Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration

    September 3, 2019
    In addition to signalling the start of the school year and the first days of fall, September is also a time to honour grandparents. As this special day approaches and you are searching for the perfect Grandparents Day gifts, the team of dedicated professionals at Mr. Appliance® has some great ideas to help inspire you. What is Grandparents Day? The origin of Grandparents Day dates back to 1973 ...
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  • How to Separate Laundry to Prolong the Life of Your Clothes

    August 27, 2019
    If you're like most, you have a love-hate relationship with your washer and dryer—where you love the idea of having freshly laundered clothes but hate the mishaps and disasters that can ruin your most cherished or expensive items. The best way to avoid damage and help your clothes to last longer is by taking the time to sort your laundry before you begin and setting the correct temperature in ...
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  • How to Clean an Ice Machine (and Why)

    August 27, 2019
    There is nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold drink, and the best way to preserve the quality and taste of your ice is with regular cleaning and maintenance. Read on to learn how to clean an ice maker and discover why it is such an important part of any cleaning routine. Signs You Need to Clean Your Ice Maker Once you've chosen the best ice maker to suit the needs of your family and lifestyle, ...
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  • How to Clean a Deep Fryer and Say Goodbye to Grease

    August 13, 2019
    Deep frying adds a unique flavor and texture to food that is impossible to replicate and is one of the main reasons that restaurant food is so appealing. You can achieve similar results at home with an electric or stovetop deep fryer, but it's important to ensure it is cleaned properly on a regular basis. Read on for some deep fryer cleaning tips from the experts at Mr. Appliance® to stop grease ...
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  • Troubleshooting Tips for When Your Dryer Won’t Start

    July 30, 2019
    Have you discovered that your dryer won’t start up? There are several possible reasons that a gas or electric dryer won’t turn on; hopefully, it’s a simple issue such as a tripped breaker, a broken switch, or a defective latch. These straightforward troubleshooting tips will help you pinpoint the problem and take appropriate action. You may be able to fix the problem yourself, but more complicated ...
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  • What Is an Icebox? A History Lesson

    July 23, 2019
    Have you ever heard your grandma refer to the freezer as the “icebox?” She didn’t coin this phrase herself—she may have actually had a legitimate icebox in her home as a kid! This was an early method of refrigeration that people utilized to keep food cold before the modern refrigerator. Learn what role the icebox played in refrigeration history and how it helped lead to modern fridges and ...
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  • Know Your Appliances: What in the World Is a Garburator?

    July 16, 2019
    Modern conveniences are designed to save space, time, and money by performing any number of unpleasant household tasks quickly and efficiently. One such item that can be found in homes across the globe is a garburator, and while you may not know what one is you may be surprised to find that you have one in your kitchen. What's in a Name? Travelling the world is a great way to expand your horizons, ...
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  • Which Is Correct: Laundry Mat or Laundromat?

    July 9, 2019
    Like vacuuming, dusting, and dishwashing, laundry is a normal part of every household routine. Whether or not you own your own washer and dryer or have access to a communal laundry room in your building, chances are you have used a coin-operated facility at one time or another to clean bulky items or to stretch your wardrobe while on vacation. The question is, do you refer to this type of business ...
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  • Why Is There a D in "Fridge" but Not in "Refrigerator"?

    July 2, 2019
    The English language is full of oddities and inconsistencies that don't always make sense and periodically result in unusual spellings or pronunciations. While this can make English a difficult language to learn, even those who are fluent may find themselves searching for answers every now and then or relying on spellcheck for assistance. The appliance world is no exception when it comes to these ...
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  • DIY: How to Make an Apron at Home

    June 25, 2019
    Whether you’re cooking, gardening, painting, or doing any other messy task, an apron is a great way to keep your clothing clean. Don’t want to spend money on a new apron? With some fabric and a sewing machine, you can create your very own custom apron suited to the task at hand. Here are the DIY tips you need on how to make apron at home. Benefits of Wearing an Apron First and foremost, wearing an ...
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  • How to Play the Washboard as a Musical Instrument

    June 18, 2019
    In the musical realm, there are few instruments that capture the historical charm and whimsical percussion of the washboard. This once popular laundry tool was considered effective at removing most dirt and stains from clothing and linens given the right soap and some vigorous scrubbing, but it has since been replaced by the modern convenience of the automatic washing machine. Today these vintage ...
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  • An Easy, DIY Play Kitchen for Your Little Chef

    June 11, 2019
    It’s said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. If you’re a parent who spends any time there, there’s a high likelihood you’ve had offers to help from little hands which are also near and dear to your heart. From helping crack eggs to playing drums on the floor with pans, children love feeling like they’re part of cooking meals. In fact, this CBS News story shared research results showed that ...
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  • How to Make Slime with Laundry Detergent and Shampoo

    June 11, 2019
    When it comes to school science, experiments slime ranks number one, giving students a hands-on way to learn about chemical reactions, polymers, and viscosity. Creating slime at home is even more fun and can provide you and your children with hours of enjoyment using just a few common ingredients. Put away the electronics and get back to basics with these tips on how to make slime with laundry ...
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  • The History of Baking: From Ancient Egyptians to Today

    May 28, 2019
    From bread and pie to pastries and cakes, baking has a long history that has satisfied the hunger of countless people from worldwide civilizations for thousands of years. The next time you bake a culinary masterpiece—or simply pop a frozen pizza in the oven—think of this history of baking. Ancient Baking The oldest known ovens were unearthed in Croatia in 2014. They are estimated to be 6,500 years ...
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  • Super Cool Refrigerator History

    May 21, 2019
    It's hard to imagine your home without a refrigerator, but as little as 100 years ago Canadians relied on alternative methods of food preservation according to the type of food and the surrounding climate. Read on to learn more about the evolution of this modern-day marvel courtesy of the seasoned professionals at Mr. Appliance®, from the old-fashioned icebox to the technologically advanced smart ...
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  • When Was Ice Cream Invented? A Short, Sweet History Lesson

    May 14, 2019
    There is nothing like a cold scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day, but if you're like most people you have given little or no thought to the history of this wildly popular treat. Read on to learn all you ever needed to know about the origin and evolution of ice cream including the best way to store it, from the team of professionals at Mr. Appliance®. When Was Ice Cream Invented? Icy treats can ...
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  • Create a Timeless Kitchen with Antique Appliances

    May 7, 2019
    For several generations now, kitchens have included appliances to make life easier. Long gone are the days of stoking the fire, hauling ice to the ice chest, and washing dishes by hand. There’s no arguing the convenience of appliances—the problem is they’re simply an eyesore. If you’re put off by gaudy appliances disrupting the beauty of your carefully selected shaker-style cabinets, butcher block ...
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  • The Best Range Hoods to Keep Your Kitchen Ventilated

    April 23, 2019
    Ventilation is a key factor in the quality of your indoor air and the cleanliness of your home. When you consider that the kitchen is one of the most often used rooms and that which produces the most odours, grease, and steam, it's imperative that you choose a range hood that not only looks good, but also performs well. With so many different types of range hoods to choose from it can be hard to ...
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  • Retro Kitchen Appliances Are Back in Style

    April 16, 2019
    Retro Kitchen Appliances are Back in Style Retro style kitchen appliances give you modern performance with a vintage, but timeless look. If you're interested in the retro appliances trend you will want to know a little about their history, today's modern twist on retro, how to integrate them into your design and most importantly, making sure your new appliances comply with safety standards. We ...
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