How Humidifiers Can Help With Dry Skin

Everyone is familiar with the humidifier as their little best friend when their noses become so stuffed up that breathing seems impossible. But did you know that this breathing aid can function as a beauty product as well? You may be surprised to find out that there are a number of benefits … [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...]

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...]

Beverage Refrigerator Buyer’s Guide

Beverage refrigerators can add convenience and ease to your life. They are functional, useful, and highly stylized. It adds luxury to everyday living and impresses your guests during a party. We’ve put together all the information you’ll need including uses for a beverage refrigerator, things to … [Read more...]

FAQs: Portable Air Conditioners

When shopping for a portable air conditioner, it is normal to have a few questions. After over a decade of getting to know this versatile product, we want to be able to answer your questions before you even get the chance to ask them. Based on our experience, here are the most frequently asked … [Read more...]

Got Water? The Complete Water Cooler Buyer’s Guide

What is a Water Cooler & Why Would You Need One? We all know it’s true - we read about it in the news, feel the consequences when we don’t have enough, and reap the benefits when we’re fully hydrated - water is essential for our bodies to function. Apart from needing water to survive, maintaining … [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...]

BUYER’S GUIDE: Tankless Water Heaters

What is a Tankless Water Heater? Tankless Water Heaters, often referred to as Instantaneous or Demand Water Heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. Traditional storage water heaters produce standby energy losses that cost you money. We do not leave our homes heated while vacationing. We … [Read more...]

How to Select the Right Size Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters are rated by the maximum temperature rise possible at a given flow rate. Therefore, to size a demand water heater, you need to determine the flow rate and the temperature rise you'll need for its application (whole house or a remote application, such as just a bathroom) in … [Read more...]

Radiator Heaters 101: Your Complete Guide

In the spirit of the season, over the last few weeks we have been breaking down the pros and cons of different types of heaters that you may come across. The next heater on our list is the radiator heater, an old-fashioned way to keep your family warm. Invented in the mid-1800s, the concept of … [Read more...]

18 Space Heater Safety Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

It's that time of year again, as the temperature starts to drop you'll seek out ways to stay warm. Whether you rely solely on the heating system installed in your home or follow a supplemental heating strategy, it's wise to know how to safely use a portable safety heater before you plug it in. … [Read more...]

Find the Perfect Ice Type for You

Whether you’re looking for the perfect companion for your cocktails, a new best friend for your blender or just something to chew on, the type of ice you use can make all the difference. From nugget ice to gourmet, each type has its own benefits and uses. When choosing an ice maker, be sure you take … [Read more...]

What is a Halogen Oven?

I think everyone who knows me, knows that I am not a cook. I don't enjoy cooking and I'll be the first to admit that I'm terrible at it. When I saw this halogen oven from Morningware at the Housewares Show a few years ago, I was intrigued mostly because I had never seen anything that looked like it … [Read more...]

Immersion Blender Recipe: Garlic Mashed Fauxtatoes

Immersion blenders are a product that I have recently fallen in love with. They just take the hassle out of blending. In a previous life, I would often burn myself while I was trying to transfer whatever hot mixture I was cooking up into the blender while making soups. And it never failed that I … [Read more...]

Who Says There is No Room for a Kitchen?

Are you living in a space that doesn’t come equipped with a kitchen but you would spend a lot less money if you could just cook from home?  Are you converting a portion of your home into an apartment or other living area but just don’t know how to equip the space with a kitchen without spending an … [Read more...]

Saving Space with Multi-Function Cookers

Who wants a cluttered kitchen? It seems everyone I talk to is complaining about the lack of counter and/or storage space that they have in their kitchen. There are so many different appliances out there and they are great until you realize you don't have a place to put them in your kitchen. Many … [Read more...]

How to Use a Washer Dryer Combo

You needed a laundry solution.  You were tired of trekking to a wash room or laundromat (washeteria for my friends in Louisiana).  You did the research and figured a washer dryer combo is what will fit your needs.   Now that you have this beautiful piece of equipment, what do you do with it?  Here … [Read more...]

Slow Cookers are Back in Style

Slow cookers are one of the most convenient small appliances for cooking dinner, especially for a family. The best part being, for most recipes, you can just set it, forget it and ta-da! Dinner is ready! Slow cookers are easy to use and easily accessible as counter top appliances. They are … [Read more...]