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.

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...]

12 Red Appliances to Help Brighten Up Your Kitchen

No, it’s not your imagination. Red is popping up in kitchen-related catalogs, store displays and e-commerce sites everywhere. You probably even have a neighbor or family member with a red appliance in their kitchen. From deep crimson, ruby and berry to the more fiery hues of chili and scarlet, … [Read more...]

Why You Should Have a Humidifier in Your Baby’s Nursery

photo credit When expectant parents are setting up the new nursery, they tend to pick out every detail with extreme care. Researching bassinet safety standards, asking for recommendations on rocking chairs and finding a dresser that will last well into the child’s teen years. There’s one item … [Read more...]

Why You Should Recycle Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer

photo credit Once you have made the leap and decided it is time to replace your old appliance, you may question how to move forward when removing your old unit. One of the most cost efficient and environmentally friendly decisions you can make is to recycle your old fridge. But being … [Read more...]

Dryer Maintenance Tips: How to Clean & Care for Your Unit

Having your dryer fail on you can be a huge nuisance. You’ll either need to take your big bucket of dirty clothes to the nearest Laundromat or hang all your clothes up somewhere to dry once they’ve gone through the washing machine. You probably wouldn’t find either of these options to be … [Read more...]

BUYER’S GUIDE: Power Inverters

A power inverter converts 12 volt DC power to standard household 110-120 volt AC power, which allows you to run AC electrical equipment off your car or marine battery for mobile applications, emergencies or simple convenience. Choosing the Right Inverter Size Power inverters come in many … [Read more...]

6 Feng Shui Tips For Small Living Spaces

Is it difficult to relax in your small home or apartment? Are you having a hard time getting to sleep? How about your energy levels, do you feel drained while inside your small living space? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your living space might be out of sync. When this happens, … [Read more...]

4 Popular Types of Fireplaces for Small Living Spaces

It’s rare that you find a fireplace in an apartment, condo or similar living space. And even if you do, it’s usually located on the top floor for venting purposes, which may be ideal for some but is certainly not the case for all. Those that wish to have the warmth and ambiance that only a fire can … [Read more...]

4 Types of Backyard Fire Pits

Who doesn’t love sitting around a campfire? The comfort and warmth it brings on a brisk night while friends and family gather around to tell stories. Fire pits offer the campfire experience and ambiance in the comfort of your own backyard. They are a great addition as they create a desirable … [Read more...]

INFOGRAPHIC: How You Can Save Money & Energy for Earth Day

Just in time for Earth Day, we published this infographic over on our sister site, LivingDirect.com. Whether you're a homeowner or not, there's no better time to take a closer look at the amount of energy you use on a daily basis. By using less, you'll not only save money on your monthly bills, … [Read more...]

Tips for Cleaning & Caring For Your Washing Machine

Just because your washing machine was created to clean things, doesn’t make it exempt from needing some cleaning and care itself from time to time. Your washing machine is an appliance, and like any appliance it needs a bit of TLC every now and then in order to stay in top form. If you spend a few … [Read more...]

4 Different Types of Freezers and Their Best Uses

The freezer is a relatively modern invention, only becoming widespread after World War II. Today it can be difficult to imagine the home without at least one freezer, though. They have become one of the most common ways for people to preserve meat and other foods. Freezing foods protects them from … [Read more...]

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier is a powerful tool that can make your living and working space much healthier. Whether you’re dealing with damp winter weather or sweltering summer humidity, dehumidifiers can keep you comfortable and protect your possessions from mold and mildew. If you’re thinking about buying a … [Read more...]

FAQs: Built-In / Undercounter Ice Makers

Here at CompactAppliance, we know ice makers. We also know that as you look for that perfect match, you may have a few questions. We’re hoping to answer those questions even before you know what to ask. Here are the most frequently asked questions we receive for undercounter ice makers, as … [Read more...]