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Is there a “best way” to load a dishwasher?

Apparently there is! According to experts, how you load your dishwasher affects not only the cleanliness of your dishes, but the longevity of your dishwasher too. Have you every removed dishes to find they are still dirty? Washing dishes by hand after they’ve been through the dishwasher (or repeating the cycle) is a waste of time and energy. Follow these simple tips for loading the dishwasher the “best way.”   Plates and bowls   It might seem obvious, if the water can’t get between the plates or bowls, the dishwasher can’t clean them. Stack plates on the bottom tray leaning … Continue reading


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How to make your laundry more energy efficient

Modern washing machines and dryers have good energy-efficiency and many customisable features that make it possible to easily save money and energy. Washing machines account for about 7% of your household energy bill, and hot water about 10%. With a few simple changes, you can save money and ensure your home is being kind to the environment. Here are our tips on how to make your laundry more energy efficient.   1. Check your settings   Always wash your clothes on the shortest cycle and lowest water level. Unless you have particularly dirty washing or stubborn stains, try to wash … Continue reading


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What to look for when buying an oven

Buying a new oven is an exciting task, but the choices are endless when it comes to design and features. Here is our list of what to look for when buying a new oven.   Gas or electric? Whats the difference between gas and electric ovens? A gas oven has a naked flame on the hob, and an electric cooker uses electricity to heat hot plates. Usually, the oven will work in the same way, but there are dual-fuel options available which combine gas hobs with an electric oven. Chefs like gas burners as they feel better able to control … Continue reading


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How to Choose a Tumble Dryer

Tumble dryers are essential to most homes, ensuring clothes are dried quickly during wet or winter seasons. Choosing a tumble dryer might seem simple, but there are a range of models available and some key decisions to make when considering the right tumble dryer for your home. These are our top tips for how to choose the right tumble dryer.   Vented, condenser or heat pump?   This decision is fairly easily made, because it will depend on whether or not you have a wall vent to feed a hose through. If you do, a vented tumble dryer is a … Continue reading


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Is it Worth Repairing Kitchen Appliances?

When something goes wrong with an important household appliance like a fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine or dryer, you usually want to get things sorted quickly. Obviously, you can’t go long in the summer without a fridge and most families struggle to last a week without a washing machine. There is no easy answer to the question of whether or not it’s worth repairing an appliance, but our experience in the appliance repair industry has taught us to consider these 3 things when deciding whether to repair or replace appliances.   How old is the appliance?   The first thing … Continue reading


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Facts to Know About Unclogging your Range Hood 

Often taking a look under your range hood can be a scary business. It’s easy to remember to clean the surfaces we can see – counters, stove tops, even fridge and cupboard doors. But the range hood is one of those out-of-the-way surfaces its easy to just forget about. If you can’t remember the last time you checked yours, today is the day to look! What is a range hood? A range hood is suspended over the stove, fitted with an extractor fan and light to absorb the steam, smoke and fumes from frying, steaming and cooking. It’s useful for … Continue reading


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4 Quick and Easy Steps to Defrosting Your Fridge Freezer

  Defrosting your fridge freezer is essential to keep it working efficiently. Whether your appliance is frost free or not, it will benefit from a twice yearly defrost and deep clean. Follow these 4 quick and easy steps to defrosting your fridge freezer. 1. Switch off and unplug Open all the doors and remove any food from the shelves. It’s wise to plan ahead and use up food the week before you defrost, but if this isn’t an option, transfer food items to a cooler with some ice bricks. Remember certain food items, especially raw chicken, cannot be refrozen. Keep … Continue reading


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5 Signs That Your Dishwasher Needs Repair

Do you know if your dishwasher needs repair? Maybe your dishwasher is not working well but you cannot decide whether to replace or repair it. These signs will help you to make a decision. Your dishwasher does not power on If you plug in your dishwasher but it does not power on, confirm that you have properly plugged it in and switched on the power. Also, make sure that you have closed the dishwasher door. If you do these and still your washer does not power on, then you should call an appliance repair technician who will figure out what … Continue reading


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3 Sure Signs That Your Washing Machine Needs Repair   

Have you noticed the inconsistent performance of your washing machine of late? Perhaps you have. But you are not sure if it is a serious problem that requires repair or it’s something you can live with. We highlight three key signs that will help you know that your machine certainly requires repair. What sound does your washing machine make when it is running? Do you hear the normal sound that your beloved washing machine always makes? Or are you startled by the noise that it makes now? If you overload the machine with too many clothes or do not balance … Continue reading


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Common Problems With Fridges And How To Fix Them

The refrigerator is one of the most common appliances in your home. It will be a serious inconvenience if anything goes wrong with it. But often it fails to work as expected. There are common problems associated with refrigerator and we show you how you can fix them. Your refrigerator is over running              The refrigerator runs until the temperature in its chamber reaches the thermostat level that you set, then it stops. It starts to run again when the temperature rises. So if you find that your fridge is running continuously, it means it does not reach the desired cold … Continue reading


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