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  • How Much Water Does a Dishwasher Use?

    February 11, 2020
    For over a century, dishwashers have been used in homes across the nation, as an alternative to washes dishing and cookware by hand. With so much history you would think the age-old debate over which method is more efficient and sanitary would be laid to rest, but there are still those who have a strong belief that hand washing is better for your health and the planet. If you've ever asked ...
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  • Dishwasher Not Cleaning Dishes? Here’s What to Do

    February 4, 2020
    Is your dishwasher not cleaning well lately? That can be a serious problem if you’re a busy person. There are several possible causes for an ineffective dishwasher, including a dirty filter, clogged spray arm, or broken soap dispenser. If you’ve noticed that your dishwasher’s not getting dishes clean, it’s time to investigate using the guidelines below. For a fast, reliable solution, skip the ...
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  • How to Get Rid of Suds in the Washing Machine After a Cycle

    January 28, 2020
    Whether you love it or hate it, laundry is a necessary part of life that you can't avoid. What you can avoid, however, is a washing machine full of leftover suds. Mr. Appliance® can help, with solutions to help you get rid of excess suds in your washer and tips to prevent them from returning. What Causes Leftover Suds? If you have ever hand washed your dishes or taken a bubble bath, you know that ...
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  • How to Remove Scratches from Stainless Steel Appliances

    January 21, 2020
    Stainless steel appliances require regular cleaning and maintenance to preserve their appearance, and although the material itself is durable and resistant to rust, stainless steel is not impervious and is prone to scratching. You can help to care for your appliances and keep them looking their best, with tips on how to remove scratches from stainless steel appliances, courtesy of the ...
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  • How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances Naturally

    January 14, 2020
    Are you tired of grimy fingerprints marking up your beautiful stainless steel appliances ? Skip harsh, store-bought chemicals and opt for a homemade, natural stainless steel cleaner instead. The following tips are all you’ll ever need to keep your appliances looking shiny and new. Clean Stainless Steel Appliances Naturally Vinegar is the key to cleaning stainless steel naturally. It contains a ...
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  • Clean but Smelly: Why Do Self-Cleaning Ovens Smell So Bad?

    January 7, 2020
    Ever used your self-cleaning oven feature? The consensus is that it smells. Bad. Typically, a self-cleaning oven works by using high heat to separate food molecules and turn them to ash that can be easily wiped away, although a few types use steam and lower heat instead. This feature can help save you time and energy when dealing with tough oven messes, but at what cost? What Causes Self-Cleaning ...
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  • How to Make a Solar Oven Science Project

    December 23, 2019
    Solar power is a renewable energy source that can help you save on your monthly bills or reduce your carbon footprint and may be used for a vast array of applications including cooking. Whether you are camping or just experimenting for fun, building a solar oven can help you understand the science behind solar power, and it makes a fun project for all ages. Read on to learn how to make a solar ...
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  • Winter Warm Up: Your New Favorite Dutch Oven Bread Recipe

    December 17, 2019
    There is no scent that is more familiar, enticing, or comforting than that of freshly baked bread, but for many, the process of mixing and kneading the dough and then waiting for it to rise may seem intimidating. The best way to enjoy the taste and aroma of a warm loaf straight from the oven without all the fuss is with Dutch oven bread—a perfect alternative to a more traditional dough that is ...
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  • Microwave No More: How to Make Popcorn on the Stove

    December 10, 2019
    Microwave popcorn may be quick and convenient, but it is no match for the taste and quality of traditional stovetop popcorn. By itself, popcorn is a relatively healthy snack, and making popcorn on the stove allows you to control the amount of fat and salt you consume which can benefit those with health concerns or dietary restrictions. If you have ever read the label on a package of microwave ...
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  • Create Something Together: Helpful Tips for Baking with the Kids

    December 3, 2019
    One of the many challenges of parenting is finding fun activities to keep your kids engaged. In the summer, it’s easy to spend afternoons at the park, but during the winter, you may be cooped up inside. If you’re short on ideas, Mr. Appliance® is here to help! How about creating something in the kitchen together? There’s no better way to spend time with your kids on a cold and/or snowy day than ...
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  • Be Smart About Laundry—Invest in a Smart Washer, Dryer

    November 26, 2019
    Whether you love it or hate it, laundry is a chore that you can't avoid—but the right appliances can help to make the process much less daunting while saving you valuable time and energy. When it comes time to replace your laundry equipment, a smart washer dryer combo is a great option that gives you the flexibility and freedom to control your equipment from wherever life takes you using any wi-fi ...
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  • How Does an Air Fryer Work? Your Appliance Explained

    November 19, 2019
    Deep-fried foods are undeniably delicious, but high levels of fat and cholesterol can render them an unhealthy option for health-conscious individuals, or anyone who is watching their weight. Although it was once a near-impossible task to mimic the crispy exterior and juicy interior of foods that have been cooked in hot oil, air fryer technology has leveled the playing field—but how does an air ...
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  • The Pros and Cons of a Ventless Dryer

    November 12, 2019
    According to the Statista.com , close to 81% percent of Canadian households are equipped with a clothes dryer. Whether homeowners choose a gas or electric dryer, nearly all are vented to the outdoors—but there is another option. A ventless dryer is the ideal solution in a number of applications, but if you're on the fence about whether or not one is right for you read on to learn everything you ...
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  • What a Smart Refrigerator Could Do for Your Kitchen

    November 5, 2019
    For decades, refrigerators have served the critical purpose of keeping perishable food cold. Many of today’s modern appliances feature smart technology to make life even easier! Explore how a wide array of smart refrigerator features can take your kitchen to the next level. Smart Refrigerator Features Smart refrigerators have a large touchscreen interface and connect to the internet via Wi-Fi. ...
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  • What to Do When Your Washing Machine Won’t Drain

    October 29, 2019
    A functional washing machine is an effective tool for getting dirt, sweat, and stains out of clothing. The exact way the washer cleans your clothes depends on the precise settings you choose, but the basic premise is the same: first, the drum fills with water when you hit “Start.” After the wash cycle, the drum drains, and the first spin cycle begins. Then, the drum refills to rinse the clothes ...
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  • How Long Do Microwave Ovens Last? The Lifespan of a Microwave

    October 22, 2019
    While earlier versions of the microwave oven were met with cool reviews due to concerns over safety, size, and price, today, According to a December 2012 study released by Statistics Canada, (the Canadian agency tasked with collecting and publishing statistics) 94.2 percent of households own a microwave oven. This versatile, compact device saves both time and energy on tasks such as cooking and ...
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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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