Why Your Cooking Range Doesn’t Have a Power Cord

When purchasing a new range, whether it is electric or gas, there are a few things you need to know about the power cord for your range, starting with why you can’t find one in the box with your new unit. Unlike washing machines and refrigerators, there is not a standard electric code or outlet … [Read more...]

Ideas for Installing a Built-In Wine Cooler in your Kitchen

Installing a new wine cooler in your kitchen may sound like an easy task, and honestly, there isn’t any reason it shouldn’t be. Still, there can be a lot of deliberation that goes into the process. A lot of factors might not immediately jump to mind. Other than just the model and cost of your wine … [Read more...]

FAQS: Window Air Conditioners

When looking for a solution to your heating issues, window air conditioners are a sure way to solve the problem. With a multitude of variations and unique designs to seamlessly fit into each of our lives, shopping for window A/C units can be overwhelming and leave you with many questions. Don’t … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Gardening in Small Spaces

You don’t need a sprawling yard to enjoy gardening. Even if you’re in a small space, you can still get your hands in the dirt and grow beautiful flowers, veggies and herbs. Below are 3 tips on how to reap all of the rewards of gardening without massive flowerbeds or garden plots. 1. Hanging … [Read more...]

12 Best Smartphone Apps for RV Living

Cruising the country in your mobile palace is one of the best ways to see the unique sites that each state has to offer, and advances in technology have made this type of living easier than ever. There are several smartphone apps that can guide your way, whether you’re looking to find the nearest … [Read more...]

6 Villages Providing Tiny Homes for the Previously Homeless

photo credit Contrary to how it’s often portrayed, the small house movement isn’t all high rollers looking for vacation homes and middle-income outdoor enthusiasts looking to downsize. All over the country, Americans are collecting donations, materials, and volunteers to build tiny houses for the … [Read more...]

7 Common Stainless Steel Cleaning Mistakes

Though it seems like a tedious task, your stainless steel absolutely must be cleaned regularly--and correctly! Your stainless steel appliances and products need to be cleaned in order to maintain their aesthetic appearance as well as to preserve their corrosion resistance. A thin layer of chromium … [Read more...]

8 Secrets to Grilling the Perfect Burger

There’s nothing quite like sitting down and enjoying a perfectly grilled burger. Rather than play trial and error with local restaurants, your time and money are better spent preparing and grilling the perfect burger on your own. With a few good tips, you’ll never have to worry about settling for a … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Clean a Smelly Garbage Disposal

The convenience of a garbage disposal is undeniable, as it simplifies a lot of our kitchen cleanups. However, frequent use of it can lead to unpleasant odors. If you have noticed a less than pleasant scent emerging from your garbage disposal, know that this is not permanent. Ridding your garbage … [Read more...]

A Brief History of Air Conditioning

Over the course of human history, we have created technologies of varying degrees of sophistication to help us keep cool in the summers. Many years ago, people tended to migrate to cooler climates in an effort to avoid sweltering hot temperatures. These people slept outside, wore less clothing and … [Read more...]

10 Most Common Questions About Convection Oven Cooking

A convection oven constantly distributes and circulates heated air with a fan. When hot air is blowing onto food instead of just surrounding it, the food cooks quicker. Circulating air speeds up the rate of heat transference that naturally occurs when the air from two different temperatures … [Read more...]

Why Your Dishwasher Leaves Your Glassware Cloudy

If you have dull, cloudy glassware at the end of your dishwashing cycle, then your dishwasher isn't doing its job correctly. This can be frustrating and embarrassing if you plan on having guests over for a dinner party. Trying different dishwasher detergents or additives that claim to solve this … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Avoid Your Self-Cleaning Oven Feature

The self-cleaning feature on your oven might seem handy with its ability to cut your kitchen cleaning process in half, but as it turns out this feature can actually be quite hazardous to your health. Without you even knowing it, your oven might be contributing to your respiratory issues, and maybe … [Read more...]