Jeff Flowers

About Jeff Flowers

Jeff Flowers has been a self-described beer geek for over a decade now. When he's not chasing his daughter around, you can usually find him drinking a fresh brew and wasting too much of his time on both Google+ & Twitter.

8 Fascinating Ways to Clean Your Microwave

Cleaning your microwave is one of those tedious tasks that nobody likes to do. But, you have to do it on a regular basis to help maintain the unit and ensure that your food tastes as it should. Whether you're using a countertop or built-in unit, here are eight different ways to thoroughly clean … [Read more...]

How to Install a Mini-Split System

A mini-split system is an excellent heating and cooling solution for small areas in the home where running ductwork is not a practical solution. Whether the home has a non-ducted heating and cooling system or there are renovations where additional rooms or living space is being added, a mini-split … [Read more...]

8 Lifehacks To Help You Defrost Your Freezer

Your freezer is a necessary appliance and probably one of the most useful. It keeps food fresh and can safely store items for future use. Frost on the walls inside of your freezer reduces its efficiency and increases your energy bill. Many newer freezer models have a self-defrosting feature, but … [Read more...]

10 Surprising Ways to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel is perhaps best known for its capacity to resist rust and corrosion, making it a popular choice in bathrooms and kitchens. However, if you own stainless steel appliances, then you probably know that they are hardly ever stainless. This is especially true if you have little ones … [Read more...]

5 Questions You May Have About Countertop Dishwashers

Simply put a countertop dishwasher, which may sometimes be referred to as a portable dishwasher, is a smaller dishwasher designed to sit right on top of your counter-tops, or any other flat surface. Generally these compact units use a quick connect adapter to connect to a standard sink faucet … [Read more...]

Why You (Probably) Have Poor Indoor Air Quality

It is a well-known fact that pollution from power plants, vehicles, and outdoor machines contribute to poor air quality outside. We all know that. And as a result, many of use probably assume that the air we breathe outdoors is the most polluted air we come across daily. Unfortunately, this is … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right Size Electric Fireplace

There are many benefits to having an electric fireplace for your home. Electric fireplaces provide many of the same benefits of a typical fireplace with less maintenance, lower costs and a wide variety of shapes and designs. When you’re choosing the right type of electric fireplace for your home, … [Read more...]

10 Benefits of Electric Fireplaces

One of the dreams of many homeowners is to have a cozy little living room with comfortable couches and a beautiful fireplace to enjoy a cool winter evening. Although this dream works in theory, the reality is that fireplaces often take a lot of work and money, even when you buy a home with one … [Read more...]

10 Apps to Help You Organize Your Fridge & Pantry

Almost everyone is on a budget these days and saving money at the grocery store is one of the best ways to cut down on spending. With all of the time, money, and effort spent shopping for perishable food items, ensuring that they don’t go to waste is important. Chances are you don’t have a lot of … [Read more...]

5 Scary Facts About Your Indoor Air

It is estimated that most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. This includes time spent at work, school, and of course, at home. Because of the amount of time we spend inside, the quality of the air we breathe should be a major concern for all of us. In fact, indoor air pollution is … [Read more...]

5 Most Popular Types of Air Purifiers

In order to create the best possible environment in your home, it's wise to have an air purifier working toward your benefit. Modern air purifiers do a great job of eliminating all kinds of issues from the atmosphere in your home. The result is not just an internal environment that feels fresher and … [Read more...]

8 Must-Try Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Regardless of what kind of holiday party you throw this winter--whether it's a large work shindig complete with decorations and present exchanges, or a private and more intimate gathering for your friends and family--it's important to set the right mood for the season. Get help with these eight … [Read more...]

10 Appliances That Make Holiday Entertaining Easier

The holidays are a time for friends and family to come together, often over delicious home-cooked food or refreshing drinks. If these gatherings tend to happen at your home, then you probably find yourself torn between spending quality time and making sure everything is prepped for the event. To … [Read more...]

10 Appliances Every Office Should Have In Their Break Room

Every office needs a break room where employees can congregate to enjoy some time away from their work. This ensures that food and socializing stay far from where they could be distractions or where the former could cause a mess. However, if you don’t have a particularly inviting break room, you … [Read more...]

15 Colorful Appliances to Liven Up Your Small Space

If you live in a small apartment, cottage, or studio, you’ve probably already figured out some of the best tricks to make your space feel bigger: clearing clutter, arranging furniture in certain ways, and using natural light and mirrors as much as possible. But sunlight isn’t the only way to … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why You Should Drink More Coffee

Americans love their coffee. And why shouldn’t they? Whether it's a cup of espresso or drip coffee, it's a delicious and invigorating way to start their day each morning, and there are so many different blends and varieties available that appeal to a broad range of personal preferences. Flavor, … [Read more...]

9 Tips to Keep Your Microwave in Top Condition

Many people use their microwaves every day without giving a second thought to the maintenance they should be performing or the damage they might be causing. Unfortunately, the way you use and care for your microwave can have a significant effect on its longevity. The good news is that a few good … [Read more...]