Kara Zorn

About Kara Zorn

Kara Zorn is a wife and working mom who loves life hacks that help her schedule allow for as much quality family time as possible. She enjoys cooking with locally sourced food and produce and recently took up brewing Kombucha.

The Difference Between Dish Soap and Dishwasher Detergent

Not only is learning the difference between dish soap and dishwasher detergent important for your dishes, it’s also important for your dishwasher. If you’ve ever used dish soap in the dishwasher, then you’ve probably already learned one key difference in the two. If you’re lucky enough to not have … [Read more...]

How to Install a Gas or Electric Dryer

Instead of automatically calling a professional to install your new dryer for you, why not try installing it yourself? Not only is self-installation a cheaper option, but it's also pretty simple to do, even for the non-DIY'ers. While the installation instructions for electric and gas dryers are … [Read more...]

Top 5 Refrigerator Styles Compared

A refrigerator is an essential part of every home kitchen. Keeping your food products adequately chilled to ensure safety and quality is important for you and your family. However, there are many different needs that should be considered when determining the type of refrigerator that will be the … [Read more...]

The Key to Clean Dishes: Loading Your Dishwasher Correctly

Putting your dishes inside of a dishwasher is supposed to make them clean, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. If you notice that your dishes still have spots and bits of food and grime on them after running a complete load, the reason your dishes are still dirty may be because you … [Read more...]

5 Food Storage Tips for Your Freezer

The grocery bill is generally one of the largest expenses that any home has to manage, so it is very important to ensure that your grocery dollar goes as far as possible, and that you do not let food go to waste. Clearly, one of the best ways to do this is by properly utilizing your freezer to keep … [Read more...]

Heaters Warm-Up Outdoor Spaces

Warm up your Outdoor Spaces Many of us consider our outdoor patio, porch, deck, or backyard an extension of our home during the warm summer months. As fall approaches, families typically retreat inside and are unable to use the wonderful outdoor spaces they have worked so hard to create. One way … [Read more...]

4 Types of Space Heaters & Their Ideal Locations

Alright, so you need a space heater and you know there are several types on the market to choose from. But which one will suit your needs the best? This guide will explain the different types of space heaters you’ll run across and where they’ll work best. Convection Heaters Convection heaters … [Read more...]

Which Electric Fireplace is Right for You?

Electric fireplaces are easy to install and provide any room with added ambiance and supplemental heat. Today’s electric fireplaces are not like your grandmother's. They employ advanced technology to provide a life-like flame effects and consistent, effective heating. This guide will help you in … [Read more...]

Ice Cube Shapes

Nugget Commonly referred to as "Sonic Ice", this ice is well known for its soft and chewable texture and its ability to retain the flavor of any beverage it’s mixed with. Nugget ice is great for any foodservice establishment because it cools drinks rapidly and for a longer period … [Read more...]

Top 10 Uses for a Portable Ice Maker

Portable ice makers answer the needs of many different people in many different ways. As their name suggests, they are portable, which allows them to be used anywhere a power source is available. Their dynamic nature also allows them to meet several needs at a time. Although it’s hard to … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Installing Your Undercounter Ice Maker

The next step after purchasing your undercounter ice maker is installing the unit in your home or place of business. Although it is strongly suggested that you not only have a licensed plumber install your unit but that you also follow the installation instructions stated in your owner’s … [Read more...]

Why Ice & Cocktails Go Hand in Hand

One might assume the ice in your cocktail is only a minor attribute, simply there to chill and fill the glass. In reality, ice is one of the most crucial ingredients in your drink. Ice can come in all shapes, sizes and tastes and, much like the spirits or mixers, can make or break a perfect … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ice Makers

There are plenty of ice makers on the market, but here are the top 5 our customers rave about: IP210SS - EdgeStar Portable Stainless Steel Ice Maker This unit is beloved and has been a top seller for us since it was introduced. It makes ice quickly, and its compact size allows you to take … [Read more...]

Dehumidifier Comparison Chart

Comparing Dehumidifier Models We know that it can be a little difficult to choose the right dehumidifier for your needs. To help make things easier for you, we've compiled a comparison chart of our best-selling and highest rated models. We've tested and reviewed the dehumidifier models below and … [Read more...]

Cooling Capacity Calculator: How to Find the Right BTU for You

Not sure which portable air conditioner model is right for your needs? We are here to help. You'll find below a pretty handy chart that will help you pinpoint the right model. You'll notice that room size and heat load are the two variables within this chart. Step one is simply figure out the room … [Read more...]

Washer Dryer Combo FAQs

Is a combo unit the right choice for me? How long do the cycles on washer dryer combos take? Is it true that a combo washer dryer unit does not require an air vent? How exactly does condensation drying work? How much laundry can I do in one load? Is it possible to connect a combo … [Read more...]

Helpful Hints for Washer Dryer Combo Use

If your unit is unresponsive: Check to see if the unit is plugged in or not. Oftentimes, the simplest step is also the most neglected one. If the unit is plugged in and still seems to be unresponsive, press the "power" button. If it's still not working, call a tech to come … [Read more...]

An Overview of Washer Dryer Combos

A combination washer dryer is an all-in-one laundry solution that both washes and dries clothing within the same unit. It is not a stackable washer or dryer. A unit like this is convenient to do light loads of laundry for 1 to 2 people with on-the-go lifestyles, and placement in environments where … [Read more...]

How to Install a Window Air Conditioner

Window air conditioners are simple to install and save big money when compared to construction of a central air system. They can be installed in just a few easy steps and easily removed for storage when the unit is not needed. Below is a basic walk-through of a window air conditioner installation, … [Read more...]