Blog Posts in 2015

  • Favorite Holiday Treats

    December 18, 2015
    The holidays bring to mind treats of all kinds… from sugar plums to candy canes! I know Santa loves his cookies and milk, but one of the best treats that I’ve had is a peppermint ice cream cake. Peppermint is a taste that is common during the holiday season. What better way then to make a cake out of it? This is also a perfect dessert to make when expecting company because it’s easy to make and ...
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  • Who Knew What You Could Do With the Microwave?

    November 1, 2015
    Many of us just use microwaves for reheating food or your cold coffee for the third time. But did you know that there are many other things you can do with your microwave beyond world of just heating? We have gathered a list of easy food recipes to test out in the kitchen, as well as some things you can do to just make your life easier! After all, the microwave became popular due to its quick ...
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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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  • Summer Fun with Pizza

    July 20, 2015
    By: Spencer Cutright As a kid, summertime in my home always meant fresh ingredients, bright colors and bold flavors. No dish better accentuated all of these characteristics than homemade pizza. Since I was young, my parents have always encouraged (and required) family meals together. Making pizza was a not only great way to spend quality time with my siblings and parents, but it gave me the option ...
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  • Grill Safety

    July 14, 2015
    Light up the grill, invite guests over and party on the patio until the sun goes down because summer is here. Grilling is the perfect reason to take any meal outdoors, and almost any food you can think of can be grilled. From pizza to kabobs , you name it…you can grill it. However, grilling can be dangerous. According to the National Fire Protection Association an average of 8,800 home fires are ...
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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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  • Waffles Galore

    June 28, 2015
    Author Lauren Myracle is quoted as saying, “You should eat a waffle! You can’t be sad if you eat a waffle!” Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Think about it. Waffles are the whole package with crunchy, tasty goodness on the outside and hot, soft lusciousness on the inside. It seriously just doesn’t get any better. So, in honor of this month’s Waffle Iron Day, your friends at Mr. Appliance have come ...
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  • Getting Rid of Static Cling

    June 23, 2015
    Static cling is kind of like that annoying fly that stalks you, taunts you, mocks you and literally dive bombs your head every second you turn around. The more you swat at it and mess with it, the more determined it is to bug the fire out of you until you finally surrender in exasperated exhaustion. So, maybe that’s somewhat of an ever-so-slight exaggeration; but nonetheless, static cling can be a ...
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  • The Perfect Picnic

    June 19, 2015
    Break out the wicker baskets and Tupperware – it’s summer time and that means it’s picnic time! There’s absolutely no reason why you should go home and eat the same ol’ meal inside at same ol’ boring table when you can have a fun meal outside on a blanket. Right? Right. A spontaneously planned picnic may be just what you need. And we at Mr. Appliance have got you covered with a few handy-dandy ...
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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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  • Keeping Towels Fluffy, Soft and Absorbent

    June 1, 2015
    That fluffy, fresh-from-the-store feel on towels is incredible. But it only takes a couple of months before those perfectly, fluffy towels begin to loose their youthful spark and become less soft and absorbent. No one wants to buy new towels whenever time begins to wear them down. Here are a few tricks you can use to get your towels looking and feeling like new. 1. Vinegar and baking soda always ...
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  • 5 Tips to an Organized Refrigerator

    May 28, 2015
    http://www.sweethaute.net/2013/08/diy-refrigerator-shelf-liners.html “I’m so excited to clean out the fridge today,” said no one ever. There’s absolutely nothing fun about cleaning the fridge. It’s amazing how quickly it can go from organized and clean to a hot mess of smelly and expired food that isn’t even recognizable. But how in the world do you even begin the process of organizing your ...
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  • Be Energy Conscious When Using Home Appliances this Summer

    May 28, 2015
    Mr. Appliance® has tips to be more energy-efficient WACO, Texas (May 28, 2015) – Home appliance use goes into overdrive during the summer months. The kids are home for summer break; the grandkids sleep over; and grandparents pop in for a visit. More people at home leads to more appliance use, increased energy consumption and higher utility bills. Major appliances are responsible for about 13 ...
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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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  • 4 Spring Cleaning Spots you Forget to Clean

    May 27, 2015
    by Maddie Ogletree Spring cleaning is definitely not my favorite time of year. In fact, spring cleaning often turns into “summer cleaning” as the warm weather becomes the norm. Still, at some point I muster up the courage to tackle my apartment, and make my way to the kitchen. After covering the basics, cleaning the counters, organizing the fridge, etc., I always find myself overlooking a lot of ...
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  • Homeowners Need to Think Safety Before Firing up the Grill

    May 24, 2015
    Mr. Appliance® has tips to get outdoor appliances ready for summer WACO, Texas (May 24, 2015) – Summer is coming into full swing and the warmer weather means homeowners will be using their grills and outdoor equipment more frequently. The service experts at Mr. Appliance are dedicated to helping people maintain their appliances and get the most use out of them as possible. The appliance service ...
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  • Cool Runnings

    May 8, 2015
    You work hard in your kitchen, but is your kitchen working too hard for you? To keep your refrigerator in top shape, remember to limit the number of times you open the refrigerator door. The air suction created by the action of opening the door causes the refrigerator to lose more air than if the door were left open a little longer. Also, keep the refrigerator and freezer moderately full. Cooled ...
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  • Cooking for Mom

    May 7, 2015
    There’s just something about Mom. Moms are truly extraordinary people that may not always receive enough appreciation for all that they do. That’s why Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show all the moms in your life just how special they really are. Since Mom is always the one to do the family’s cooking, give her a break this Mother’s Day and cook for her instead! Start her day with a delightful ...
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  • Love Your Kitchen

    April 29, 2015
    Take time to love your appliances and they will love you back. Follow these steps from Mr. Appliance® to cook up some romance, instead of frustration with inefficient appliances. Give Your Oven Some Lovin’ Don’t run the self-cleaning cycle within one week of a big dinner - ovens have a tendency to fail during or right after a self-cleaning cycle. Clean the reflector bowls under the burners to help ...
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  • Laundry Love

    April 29, 2015
    Live, Laugh, Wash, Repeat If your family is like most families, your laundry room is one of the busiest rooms in the house. Large and small families are constantly over-working their washer and dryer, especially during the school year. The harder your washer and dryer have to work, the more money and energy you waste. When washing clothes you should use the high-speed spin cycle, which takes more ...
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  • End the Frustration of Unloading Dirty Dishes: 5 Tips to Help Your Dishwasher Do its Best Work.

    April 29, 2015
    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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  • Reduce. Reuse. Upcycle.

    April 29, 2015
    Break free of the circle and follow the arrows to sustainable cleaning. Save money and fresh air this season by spring cleaning your household with products you can find behind milk cartons and spaghetti boxes. No need to make a special trip to the store, discover cleaning goods within your home that can transform your kitchen from the winter blues to the bright white of spring. Instead of ...
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  • A Fresh Look at Frozen Food

    April 29, 2015
    The recent social trend of “Super Moms” has women feeling like they have to do it all: work, cook, clean, raise kids and appear calm and collected all the while. The “Super Moms” at Mr. Appliance have a secret weapon for keeping all of the balls in the air and maintaining your family’s healthy lifestyle: the freezer, and frozen meals in particular. In recognition of Frozen Food month, Mr. ...
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  • How to Choose the Best Dishwasher

    April 29, 2015
    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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  • Outdoor Entertaining Mistakes: How to Avoid Them

    April 29, 2015
    Summer’s here and it’s time for outside get togethers with friends and family. Planning an event can be hard, but take our advice to avoid outdoor entertaining mistakes. You certainly don’t want to sacrifice your summertime outdoor lifestyle because of a few preventable mishaps. Watch your weather forecast and be careful to not have your event at the hottest time of the day. Plan for rain, whether ...
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  • How You Could Win Food Fighters with the Right Appliances

    April 29, 2015
    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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  • Live, Laugh and Learn with Lillyan: Home Style Happiness

    April 29, 2015
    Sometimes all you need is a little bit of chicken and potatoes to turn your ordinary Saturday night into a home-cooked Sunday supper with your family. Last Saturday night when the rain poured and the wind blew, I knew soup couldn’t cut the cold of winter; only starches would do. A few years ago I created an oil and lemon dipping sauce for a bread appetizer that I soon realized would taste even ...
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  • Live, Laugh and Learn with Lillyan: Supporting Side Dishes

    April 29, 2015
    Filet mignon, a salmon steak and a perfectly roasted chicken often get all the attention. It’s time to share the stoplight with these supporting side dishes that will make your guests ask for more. These recipes feature a perfect party appetizer, side dish and a ramekin dessert that guests can serve up individually and talk about long after the party is over. Lillyan’s Whipped Goat Cheese with ...
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  • Live, Laugh & Learn with Lillyan: Spring Saturdays

    April 29, 2015
    Spring Saturdays are my favorite. I love sleeping in and waking up to the bright, seasonal light that shines through my curtains. There is something sweeter about making breakfast on a Saturday morning than my normal work week. Celebrate the season of new beginnings by incorporating fresh fruit with energy-packed carbs to get you through your weekend of errands, or just relaxing in the springtime ...
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  • Live, Laugh & Learn with Lillyan: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Tapas

    April 29, 2015
    Forget the chips and salsa, it’s time to step up your Cinco de Mayo menu and serve your guests fiesta tapas that they will never forget. This Cinco de Mayo, I had the chance to celebrate and cook with Chef Bill at Gourmet Gallery in Waco, Texas. Chef Bill transformed the ordinary kitchen into a fiesta with his Spanish-style recipes. From tomato and watermelon skewers to tortilla espanola to a ...
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  • Live, Laugh & Learn with Lillyan: One-Dish Party

    April 29, 2015
    As the weather begins to warm up, I love having family and friends over for dinner. Sometimes the stress of grocery shopping, decorating the table and prepping the meal can be dinner-overload. As a moving gift, my mom sent me this lasagna recipe from Martha Stewart that Trey and my neighbors absolutely loved. Paired with pesto and gruyere bruschetta as an inviting appetizer, this one-dish meal is ...
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  • National Love Your Pet Day

    April 29, 2015
    Chicken Jerky Ingredients: Two to four chicken breasts Instructions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees After removing any excess fat, slice the chicken into 1/8-inch thick strips Bake the strips on a baking sheet two hours (your chicken should be dry and hard) Let it cool and watch your dog go crazy of their jerky! Trail Mix Ingredients: Unseasoned meat pieces Potatoes Assorted fruits and veggies ...
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  • Live, Laugh and Learn with Lillyan: Summer Solstice Social

    April 29, 2015
    by Lillyan Baker Summer is here and it is time to serve your guests the tastes of the season. Celebrate the longest day of the year with fresh fruit from the local farmer’s market and herbs picked right from the backyard garden. This featured appetizer and sparkling drink will make guests remember this social as the party that made the sun stand still. Fried Polenta with Veggies Ingredients: 1 ...
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  • Prevent a Washing Machine Hose Disaster

    April 29, 2015
    By Kellie Pearson When it comes to disastrous water damage in your home, burst washing machine hoses have to be the worst. It’s also generally known as one of the most common complaints insurance companies receive when dealing with flood claims. How can you prevent a burst washing machine hose from happening to you? Know how to spot signs of trouble by looking at the 90-degree turns either coming ...
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  • 5 Money Saving Tips

    April 29, 2015
    It seems everywhere you turn these days, someone is offering up the latest and greatest money saving tips. Have you noticed it’s usually the same tips over and over? They’re recycled and bedazzled, but nonetheless, they’re the same. The most common tips are adjust your home thermostat, stop eating out (including trips to the local coffee house), and pay off your credit card balance each month. ...
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  • World Health Day: 10 Tips for Healthy Living

    April 29, 2015
    April 7 is globally recognized as World Health Day . The World Health Organization created this day to mark the anniversary of their founding in 1948, as well as to help draw attention to the importance of global health. While reflecting on this year’s initiative to combat vector-borne diseases, also remember to focus on the health of you and your family. Spring into health this season by ...
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  • 6 Ways to Feng Shui Your Home

    April 29, 2015
    Many environmental scientists and architects incorporate the basic idea of Feng Shui into their designs on the premise that clutter in our homes hinders our sense of well-being. Surrounding yourself with objects and architecture that uplift your mood and ensuring items are in proper places and not in chaos can give you a better state of mind. To put it simply, as the old saying goes, a clean house ...
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  • Spring Your Stovetop

    April 29, 2015
    Put a spring in your stove by helping your kitchen conserve energy. If your stove has radiant or halogen burners, always have a pot or pan on the burner when you turn it on to start heating immediately. A cold pot that comes in contact with a hot burner could cause a crack in the stove. Also, remember to keep electric and gas burners clean. Clean burners reflect heat better and use energy more ...
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  • Open the Door to Green Savings

    April 29, 2015
    Make your fridge work for you and save some energy. As the months begin to warm up with spring and summer weather, take the time to use what you’ve got with these tips that will not only color your energy green but your pocket too. A Healthy Fridge 1. Your schedule is not the only thing packed during the week, with parties, potluck dinners and your kid’s friends, so is your fridge. Your fridge is ...
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  • Dishwasher Dilemma

    April 29, 2015
    March is the season to spring clean your home, why not spring clean your appliances too? Solve all of your dishwasher dilemmas with these simple and efficient dishwasher maintenace and energy tips. Eliminate a step from your cleaning process- no more pre-rinse! Save up to 20 gallons of water by hand-scraping your dishes, instead of running water for your pre-rinse. Not only will this save on water ...
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  • Go Green: Make Your Appliances Energy-Efficient

    April 29, 2015
    When you step inside your home you should see green. As a matter of fact, the greener…the better. Why green? Three reasons: A green home has lower energy costs A green home has a positive impact on the environment. A green home simply doesn’t use as many of our earth’s valuable natural resources. So, just out of curiosity, how green is your home? If you don’t know, Mr. Appliance® has some ...
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  • Evolve Your Home This Earth Day

    April 29, 2015
    Celebrate Earth Day by making an effort to live a green lifestyle and grow some green in your pocket, too. This month, make an effort to break old habits and take a step away from energy-waste to energy-smart. “By maintaining your appliances regularly, you can extend the life of your investment and save energy,” said Doug Rogers, president of Mr. Appliance®. “The harder an appliance has to work to ...
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  • Wash Some Green Into Your Laundry

    April 29, 2015
    By Lillyan Baker Wash out your family’s green grass stains and wash in even more green savings. The laundry room can be the busiest room in your house, and if your washer and dryer aren’t performing at their best, it could show up on your energy bill. It may be time to give your family’s laundry habits an energy-saving makeover. “Busy schedules and full households can cause lots of wear and tear ...
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  • Get the Dishwasher Dish

    April 29, 2015
    Cooking, baking and living in a green kitchen lifestyle is as simple as making a few changes to your dishwashing routines. Eliminate a step from your cleaning process- no more pre-rinse! Save up to 20 gallons of water by hand-scraping your dishes, instead of running water for your pre-rinse. Not only will this save on water waste, but it can save your glassware, too! Dishwasher detergent is ...
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  • Cheat Sheet for The Ultimate Mom's Night Out

    April 29, 2015
    Moms, you remember the carefree days of calling up your girlfriends on a whim to meet up for some dinner, cocktails, manicures, pedicures, shopping, and maybe dancing until the early morning hours? Remember when you could really do anything “on a whim?” Now getting together with your girlfriends takes a good month to plan, and sure enough half of you won’t be able to make it because one of your ...
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  • 5 Ways to Repair Your New Years Resolutions

    April 29, 2015
    Haven’t been awesome about keeping those New Year’s Resolutions this year? Statistics tell us that most of us aren’t. So you’re not alone! At Mr. Appliance®, we believe in maintaining your lifestyle and in working towards improving life for our customers. Maintaining, restarting, or actually starting to make promises, or resolutions, for improving your life is a good thing. But how can you get ...
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  • Natural Oven Cleaning Tips

    April 29, 2015
    From our own Mary Kay Liston, VP of Mr. Appliance For burnt-on food, sprinkle baking soda over the bottom of the oven and then spritz it with water from a spray bottle. Let it sit overnight and then remove it in the morning with a sponge, and most of the gunk in the oven will come out with it. If baked-on spills still remain, sprinkle on some more baking soda and then add a little bit of white ...
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  • 4th of July Grilling Ideas

    April 29, 2015
    Bobby Flay once said, “Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining. Everyone wants to get involved.” Isn’t that what summer is all about – having fun with friends and family without a lot of fancy, formal fluff? When you think of summer don’t you think of a party on the patio, with guests wearing flip-flops and bug spray while eating on Styrofoam plates with plastic utensils? And in order to ...
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  • Best Hot Dogs in the US

    April 29, 2015
    Happy National Hotdog Month! So, hotdogs have kind of been a big deal for a long time now. Did you know the first hotdog-eating contest was at Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island back on July 5, 1916? The event is still a crowd pleaser 98 years later. As a matter of fact, Joey Chestnut just scarfed down 61 hotdogs in 10 minutes to win his eighth consecutive hotdog-eating contest this past July 4. The ...
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  • DIY Summer Lemonade Stand

    April 29, 2015
    What says summer more than a couple of kids sitting outside at a lemonade stand? The refreshing taste of the lemonade paired with the adorable entrepreneurs makes for a classic American summer memory that everyone can recall. Why not take the lemonade stand up a notch from old plastic wagons and card tables, and make this super cute stand for your kids? It’s a project the whole family can be ...
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  • Renew, Retreat, Rewash

    April 29, 2015
    Tired of your man retreating to his man cave after dinner while you are stuck folding laundry? It’s time to create a space for a weekly refuge that is just for you by building your own mom cave. Transform the one room in your house your husband would never think to look, the laundry room! See how a coat of paint and the strike of a match can turn a cinderblock basement into a sanctuary of suds. A ...
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  • Decorate Easter Eggs with These 5 Ideas

    April 29, 2015
    Hop out of the box with your Easter egg decorating this year and follow these Pinterest-inspired nontraditional techniques. Glue and Glitter Dip your eggs in glue and then roll them around in glitter, beads or sequins. For polka dots, drop dots of glue and then sprinkle glitter. This method also works great with sprinkles. Pretty patterns Using a Sharpie or other fine-pointed writing utensil, draw ...
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  • Simple Solutions for Small Appliances

    April 28, 2015
    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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  • 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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  • Live, Laugh & Learn with Lillyan: Dessert Goes to the Dogs

    April 28, 2015
    In my college days living in the Collins Hall dorm, my roommates and I spent our Thursday nights watching Grey’s Anatomy, refresh our Facebook feeds during the commercials, all while gathered around a bowl of puppy chow. There is something about the combination of melted chocolate and peanut butter with a bag of powdered sugar on top that just brings people together. This Saturday night, when Trey ...
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  • Live, Laugh & Learn with Lillyan: Uncle Jimmy's Cheesecake

    April 28, 2015
    Every time I have the opportunity to use my electric stand mixer, I get a little giddy. There’s just something about standing next to a machine that knows how to really blend butter. One of my bon appetit role models in my life is my Uncle Jimmy. He taught me key kitchen lessons, including how to entertain with bruschetta and in every social situation to always ask for a glass of chardonnay. The ...
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  • Super Bowl Sunday

    April 28, 2015
    Ready for some football? Treat your Super Bowl Sunday guests to more than just salsa and hot wings. By whipping up some football fun cupcakes, your guests can cheer on their team and have a sweet Sunday too. Football Fun Cupcakes Ingredients: A dozen cupcakes Green icing White icing Chocolate-covered almond Instructions: 1. Frost a cooled cupcake with green frosting to look like grass 2. Place a ...
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  • Live, Laugh & Learn with Lillyan: Pasta Party

    April 28, 2015
    What do you do when you are going to a party and have no time to bake an appetizer? Make a pasta salad party. Simple ingredients, simple recipe and simply good. Pasta Salad Ingredients: • Package of rotini whole wheat pasta • 15.5 oz. can of garbanzo beans • 4 c spinach, chopped • 1 red onion, thinly sliced • 1 1/4 c feta cheese • 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil • 1/4 c red wine vinegar • 2 cloves ...
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  • Welcome in the New Year

    April 28, 2015
    New year, new opportunities indicates weekly trips to the gym, carrots instead of candy and an opportunity to break bad habits. How about a resolution that goes beyond 2012 and keeps your children and home safe for years to come? This year, make it a priority to childproof your kitchen and clean beyond the countertops to keep your family happy and healthy all year long. “Your kitchen never gets a ...
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  • Green Laundry

    April 28, 2015
    Wash out your family’s green grass stains and wash in even more green savings. The laundry room can be the busiest room in your house, and if your washer and dryer aren’t performing at their best, it could show up on your energy bill. It may be time to give your family’s laundry habits an energy-saving makeover. “Busy schedules and full households can cause lots of wear and tear on laundry room ...
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  • Five Kitchen Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

    April 27, 2015
    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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  • Dryer Vent Cleaning Tips

    April 24, 2015
    Did you know dirty dryer vents cause 15,000 home fires a year? That adds up to a collective $201 million in damages! According to recent studies, nearly 92 percent of all laundry room fires can be traced back to either a dirty dryer or a dirty dryer vent system. Either way, it’s kindling simply waiting for a spark. And that’s all it takes – just one small spark can ignite lint buildup. Once ...
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  • Feeding a Large Family on a Shoestring Budget

    April 23, 2015
    “♫♪ Here’s the story of a lovely lady. Who was bringing up three very lovely girls. All of them had hair of gold…♪♫” Yes Mrs. Brady was bringing up three lovely girls, and also three sons, but she had help! What would she have done without the assistance of Alice, the trustworthy housekeeper, who handled not only the cleaning, but also cooked all the meals. Ann B. Davis played Alice not only in ...
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  • Live, Laugh and Learn with Lillyan: Basket of Sweets

    April 23, 2015
    Easter time is always my favorite time of the year. I think Texas hill country wildflowers, a sunny Sunday morning and my mom’s coconut cake. Since my mom won’t share her coconut cake recipe with me, I thought I would do the second best thing and enjoy a batch of coconut macaroons toasted just enough to make your fingers stick together. For the lovers of desserts that are not too sweet, whip up a ...
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  • Take your Pizza to the Grill in 5 Easy Steps

    April 23, 2015
    Did you know that approximately three billion pizzas are sold in the US each year? That doesn’t even count the additional one billion frozen pizzas purchased. There’s obviously something about that ooey-gooey, hot-cheesy goodness that’s simply irresistible. A good ol’ slice of pizza gives you that kid-in-the-candy store kind of feeling. It’s like catching a great sale at Kohl’s or winning free ...
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  • 12 Common Kitchen Injuries

    April 23, 2015
    It’s a great day at Mr. Appliance®, unless a spill on the floor or an oven-rack burns occurs. In a matter of minutes your heart of the home can turn into the most dangerous room in the house. Stay safe this spring with 12 common kitchen injuries from NursingSchools.net . Pepper burns: Hot peppers can burn your skin, and anything else you touch, including your eyes. Be sure to wear gloves. Clean up ...
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  • Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for a Summer to Remember

    April 23, 2015
    Woo hoo! Summer is here. Wallace Stevens once said, “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” And we couldn’t agree more. Seriously, what’s there not to love about summer? Sunshine, flip flops, good food, and old friends – roll that all together and you’ve got yourself the makings of a perfect party on the patio. But don’t stress if you don’t have the end-all, be-all of outdoor kitchens. ...
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  • 10 Ways to Reuse Lonely Socks

    April 23, 2015
    Have you fallen victim to the mystery of the missing sock? Two socks go into the dirty laundry pile, but somehow only one sock makes it out clean. Where in the world is the other sock? No need to worry. We have 10 amazing things you can do with those lonely socks. Make Sock Puppets This is a classic solution: If you have a collection of unwanted socks, allow your children and their friends to make ...
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  • The Green Load

    April 21, 2015
    Since doing laundry is not something we can avoid, let’s make it our mission this Earth Day to be a friend to Mother Earth and reduce the energy used by the washing machine and dryer. Did you know that the average American family washes 300 loads of laundry a year? At 68 cents per load, this adds up to a yearly total of $204. Nearly 90% of energy used by your washing machine is used to heat water, ...
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  • 5 Ways to Simplify Your Morning Routine

    April 14, 2015
    Do you ever have those mornings when everything that could possibly go wrong…does? You hit the snooze button one too many times, so you’re rushed from the get-go. Coffee takes too long to brew, and you have to leave without your beloved cup-o-joe. In a frazzled rush, you spill your lunch all over the kitchen counter. You grab the closest thing in your closet and walk out of the house in an ...
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  • Easy Steps to Kitchen Cabinet Organization

    April 14, 2015
    By: Emilie Sims As I opened the cabinet door, what seemed like hundreds of Tupperware® containers came crashing to the floor (and that wasn’t the first time it had happened). In that unfortunate moment, I chided myself and then found myself wishing I had taken the time to simply organize my cabinet, in order to prevent such catastrophes from transpiring in my kitchen. If this is something you’ve ...
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  • Decoding Laundry Labels

    April 13, 2015
    Decipher those crazy laundry labels with this easy-to-read guide.
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  • 5 Outside of the Box S'mores Ideas

    April 13, 2015
    Happy National S’mores Day! Did you know that s’mores were literally named when people repeatedly asked for “some more” of the ooey, gooey goodness? And when you think about it, who doesn’t want some more of a good ol ’ s’more ? There’s just something about the chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker concoction that grabs you. The creamy, warm chocolate mingled to perfection with soft, fluffy ...
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  • Mama's Baked Mac 'n' Cheese

    April 13, 2015
    Thanksgiving Day is filled love, laughter and the aroma of your family’s favorite dishes being whipped up in the kitchen. Of all the amazing Thanksgiving side dishes out there, my absolute favorite is macaroni and cheese. It’s so simple that anyone can make, but can also be altered to create a heightened version. I believe homemade beats box-made every time, and even though we often choose the ...
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  • Not Your Grandma's Meatloaf Recipes

    April 13, 2015
    Did you know that meatloaf is often considered a classic comfort food? It actually gained popularity during the Great Depression and became “prom queen” of sort during World War 2. Part of the meatloaf appeal is that you can miraculously convert a measly pound or two of meat into a feast for an entire family. And those with true skill can make that loaf o’ meat stretch out to multiple meals. Now ...
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  • S'mores: A Favorite Fireplace Snack

    April 13, 2015
    Baby, it’s cold outside… Even if it’s cold and gloomy outside, you just can’t beat the warm fuzzies from a crackling fire in the fireplace. But what can make the enchanting moment even better? A fireplace snack! And there’s no snack that can beat a good ol’ fireplace s’more. The ooeyness, the gooeyness, the messiness and the yumminess make a fireplace s’more the best winter snack – ever! S’mores ...
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  • Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning

    April 13, 2015
    You can save money and reduce fire risk with regular dryer vent cleanings. Call your local Mr. Appliance® today and schedule your next dryer vent cleaning.
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  • The Roof is On Fire: Dryer Vents A Leading Cause of Home Fires

    April 8, 2015
    WACO, TX – According to the National Fire Protection Agency, each year over 16,000 home fires, resulting in over $230 million in damages, are caused by dirty dryer vents. According to recent studies, nearly 92 percent of all laundry room fires can be traced back to a failure in cleaning either the dryer appliance or its ventilation system. “Dryer vent fires are usually caused by an electrical ...
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  • The Dwyer Group Brands Selected Among Top 100 Franchises

    April 3, 2015
    Brands selected by World Franchising Network in Bond’s Top 100 Franchises for 2015 WACO, Texas (April 03, 2015) - The results are in and all eight of The Dwyer Group brands have been selected in the Top 100 Franchises for 2015 by the World Franchising Network. The World Franchising Network develops the list based on a rigorous analysis of several factors, including: historical performance, brand ...
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  • Microwave Madness

    April 1, 2015
    Did you know that the microwave was first patented in 1945? More than likely, you did not actually know that interesting nugget of water-cooler trivia. But what you do know is that the microwave is a literal lifesaver for your busy schedule. It doesn’t matter if you’re making game-day goodies, after-school snacks or movie-night munchies the microwave is your kitchen BFF. But aren’t you tired of ...
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  • Microwaves: A Quick and Efficient Answer for Mealtime Hunger

    March 22, 2015
    Mr. Appliance® has helpful tips to keep the microwave operating smoothly WACO, Texas (March 22, 2015) – The microwave is a staple in many kitchens and can be found in hundreds of millions of homes worldwide. Its creation in 1945 was one of the most significant inventions of the 20th century, as it has allowed food to be cooked faster and more efficiently. There are a variety of microwaves on the ...
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  • Local Business Donates Services to Ronald McDonald House®

    March 9, 2015
    DENTON, Md. (March 9, 2015) – Mr. Appliance® of Pasadena recently donated services to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore. During a six hour visit to the local house, owner Scott Worden and his technician, Ben Gilmer, repaired one clothes dryer, as well as performed maintenance on six kitchen ovens. The total value of the services was over $1,000. Mr. Appliance had previously repaired ...
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  • Vinegar: Your Kitchen's Best Friend

    March 6, 2015
    By Endia Turney I have a confession. Sometimes I neglect my appliances or use harsh products on them because they won’t get as clean as I want them to. Well, I did. I don’t anymore. I used to always see my mom doing her spring cleaning and slaving over the kitchen appliances, trying her very best to get them as clean as possible. From then on, this thing they call spring cleaning was on my ...
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  • Be a Laundry Ninja

    February 26, 2015
    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a fascinating group, wouldn’t you say? Their home is below ground in the New York sewer – certainly nothing impressive about that. But just in the nick of time, they always seem to show up ready and willing to battle criminals, overlords and aliens. They simply appear out of nowhere, get the job done and then disappear again. Wouldn’t it be nice to be a laundry ...
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  • 5 Breakfast in Bed Ideas

    February 26, 2015
    “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said. We think that maybe Winnie the Pooh was on to something here. What could possibly be more exciting ...
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  • Beef Wellington: A Christmas Tradition

    February 26, 2015
    Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. And in my home, it’s a time when the kitchen is always stirring. My mom loves when everyone comes home for the holidays and she really enjoys cooking our favorite dishes for every meal. One of her favorite dishes to make for Christmas dinner is beef wellington. I’m not sure why this particular meal was originally chosen, but no one in our ...
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  • For the Love of Pumpkin: Pumpkin Recipes

    February 26, 2015
    The first day of fall is almost synonymous with pumpkin. Pumpkin this…pumpkin that. Pumpkin seems to bring out inner obsessions. Well, maybe obsession is too strong of a word. Let’s call it pumpkin mania. Think about it. People line up at the local coffee shop waiting, drooling, and practically panting for their beloved pumpkin spice latte. Restaurants serve seasonal pumpkin flavored menu items. ...
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  • 5 Tips to Simplify Your Life

    February 26, 2015
    With the hustle and bustle of each day, our schedules seem to get crazier by the minute. Do this, be there, meet them, pick up that… It seems like we’re on a perpetual merry-go-round that goes faster and faster the more we try to slow it down. When did life get so busy and complicated? And just as we appear to have it all together, the side effects of this overloaded lifestyle creep in: headaches, ...
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  • Child Safety in The Kitchen

    February 26, 2015
    The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. It’s a place where memories and masterpieces are created and cherished. From the recreation of Aunt B’s apple pie that turned out beautifully or the hot mess that should have been Grandma’s creamy mashed potatoes but turned out to be a yellow glob with a near-rubber consistency, the kitchen is where memories are made. Whether you’re ...
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  • Fall Into Apple Delight!

    February 26, 2015
    It’s fall! Leaves are changing colors and the weather is getting cooler. That means one thing – apples are ripe. When I was young, fall meant trips to the farm to pick out our own pumpkins and apples. Those were times full of fun and nostalgia. I think that my love of apples comes from those trips. I have always loved apple pie but recently I discovered a new delicious way to enjoy apples that ...
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  • 3 Tips for Using Pumpkin Seeds and Guts

    February 26, 2015
    Don’t you just love pumpkins! This time of year pumpkins are everywhere – pumpkin spice latte, fall festivals and everyone’s favorite…jack-o-lanterns. For some, carving a jack-o-lantern is a family tradition. From elaborate designs and intricate cuts to traditional triangle eyes and noses, each jack-o-lantern has a story. But to get to the intriguing spectacle that is the jack-o-lantern you’ve got ...
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  • Stay Healthy at Holiday Parties

    February 26, 2015
    Oh, don’t you just love this time of year? True, our schedules are unbelievably busy, but intertwined within the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties and get-togethers, there’s the most amazing food imaginable. Most of these seasonal delicacies are once-a-year goodies; so, when you think about it like that, it’s completely ok to overindulge, right? Well, that may not be the best strategy. ...
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  • Cook Like a Pilgrim: No Appliance Recipes

    February 26, 2015
    We recently asked the folks on the Mr. Appliance Facebook page to finish the following sentence: If my microwave stopped working today, I would __________. The results were anything from plug in the crock-pot to simply not eat. Well now, we certainly don’t want someone to stop eating simply because of a modern-day appliance break down. Obviously, if your have an appliance that stops working the ...
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  • Easy Holiday Cookies

    February 26, 2015
    Sandra Lee is known for her “Semi-Homemade” cooking show on the Food Network. She once said, “Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.” We think Sandra hit a homerun with this statement. There’s just something about a cookie – especially a Christmas cookie – that can bring out the inner cookie monster in anyone. ...
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  • 3 Easy Steps to a Clean Fridge

    February 24, 2015
    By Emile Sims Spring is just around the corner. And the start of a new season means it’s time to start afresh, clean and get organized! If your family is anything like mine, your kitchen is far from clean (the refrigerator in particular). Especially if you have young boys living in your house, odds are that your refrigerator will suffer more spills than you’d like to admit. You’ll know it’s time ...
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  • Roses are Red. Grass Stains are Green.

    February 24, 2015
    "Roses are red and grass stains are green. To knock out stains, you just gotta get mean!" Grass stains on white baseball pants….tomato sauce on a new pink shirt…ink blob on favorite khakis…grrrrrr. It’s common knowledge that clothes with spills and stains are automatically tossed in the trash or are recycled into cleaning rags, right? N to the O. No way. You can absolutely knock those stains out ...
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  • Keeping Your Whites White

    February 24, 2015
    You know the rule…no wearing white after Labor Day. But let’s get real. Who really follows that rule these days anyway? Bustle.com has an interesting listing of the 5 times you shouldn’t wear white: Weddings Funerals Hot Dog Eating Contests Ice Bucket Challenges Apple Picking There’s no mention at all about post-Labor Day wardrobe choices. When asked about the wearing white after Labor Day rules, ...
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  • Simple Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

    February 23, 2015
    With the birth of spring comes backyard cooking and barbeques. Creating a picture-perfect outdoor kitchen may seem stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Building a backyard cooking space can be easy and affordable with these simple ideas. Purchase a pre-made grill structure A stylish and multifunctional grill is the main centerpiece of any outdoor kitchen, but don’t want to feel ...
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  • Energy Saving Laundry Tips

    February 21, 2015
    Mr. Appliance® gives expert advice on how to save energy on laundry WACO, Texas, (February 21, 2015) – With energy costs continuing to be on the rise, energy efficient appliances are becoming more popular. Saving energy in the laundry room is especially important, but brand new energy efficient appliances are not necessarily the answer. These simple tips from Mr. Appliance can help save on energy ...
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  • Mr. Appliance Ranked as Top Franchise Opportunity

    February 20, 2015
    America’s leading appliance repair franchise featured as best buy for franchisees. WACO, Texas, (February 20, 2015) – Mr. Appliance®, America’s leading appliance repair franchise is featured as one of the Top 100 Franchise Opportunities by Franchise Gator. The Franchise Gator Top 100 listing was created to help individuals interested in purchasing a franchise limit potential risks when searching ...
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  • Mr. Appliance now offers pureWash Laundry System

    January 31, 2015
    System provides customers with smart, efficient laundry solutions WACO, Texas, (January 31, 2015) – Mr. Appliance® recently announced that the pureWash® laundry system would now be available to customers. This product will provide consumers with an exciting laundry experience designed to save money and improve quality. The average family does eight to ten loads of laundry a week. Laundry can be an ...
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  • Kitchen Safety

    January 27, 2015
    Mr. Appliance® gives expert advice on staying safe in the kitchen WACO, Texas, (January 27, 2015) – One of the fondest childhood memories for many people is spending time in the kitchen cooking with their family. Whether sharing family recipes or just decorating cookies for a holiday, the kitchen is a place where families can bond while creating delicious memories. While cooking with children can ...
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  • Mr. Appliance Ranks among Franchise Times 500

    January 23, 2015
    Franchise Continues Growth in 2015 WACO, Texas, (January 23, 2015) – Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 is an annual ranking of the best franchises based on financial and statistical data listed in surveys completed by franchisors across the nation. Mr. Appliance® was ranked at 446 on the list. “At Mr. Appliance , we are always striving to create a world class experience and making the Franchise 500 is ...
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  • Mr. Appliance Announces New Vice President of Operations, Michael Green

    January 6, 2015
    WACO, TX (January 6, 2015) – Global franchise company, Mr. Appliance, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, today announced the appointment of Michael Green as vice president of operations. In this position, Green will have direct oversight of the operations, expansion and strategic direction of Mr. Appliance. Green, prior to his promotion, served as a franchise consultant for sister company, Mr. ...
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