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How to Load a Dishwasher (the right way)

If you want to get the best out of your household appliances you need to maintain them properly and use them correctly. When considering dishwashers, incorrect loading is the biggest cause of poor performance. It's always worth checking your owners manual for any brand or model specific instructions but the following general rules will guide you through how to load…

8 Laundry Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

There are so many more interesting things you could be doing and few people actually enjoy doing the laundry. That's not a reason to do it badly though, just the opposite in fact. If you don't enjoy something, but it has to be done, it makes sense to do it as well, and as efficiently as you possibly can.If you…

French Door Fridge Freezer Problems

A Frenchdoor fridge freezer has two doors standing side by side that open out from the middle to reveal the refrigerated compartment, with the freezer being located at the bottom of the unit. This provides more horizontal room for larger items and means that you don’t have to open both doors at the same time. French door bottom freezers are…

Maintenance And Appliance Repair During Tenancy

Under the tenancy agreement tenants and landlords have different responsibilities for maintenance and appliance repair during tenancy – many agreements will try and make the tenant totally responsible which is unfair and unenforceable. So take a look at all you need to know about just what you and your landlords are accountable for…Landlord’s ResponsibilitiesYour landlord is responsible for most repairs including…

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7 Dishwasher Tips And Tricks You Should Know

New energy efficient dishwashers use less water and energy than washing by hand, but you need to be aware that to get your appliance to do its job properly you need to be a bit savvy! Here are 7 dishwasher tips and tricks you should know… 1.Remove food quickly: scrape as much food residue off the dishes as soon as…

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Do Self Cleaning Ovens Really Work

These appliances have been around since the nineteen-sixties, so it's surprising that you'll still find people asking do self cleaning ovens really work. The answer is yes, but there are some things to be aware of.How Self Cleaning Ovens FunctionHow does a self cleaning oven work - There are in fact two major variants on the market. The most recently…

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Tumble Dryers Buying Guide

One of the greatest advantages of having a tumble dryer is the fast drying times, particularly beneficial for parents with young children! They can be relatively cheap to run with large capacities and low price tags making them an attractive choice. But with so many types of tumble dryers available which one should you choose? Take a look at the…

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Types of Washing Machines

Choice is a good thing, but sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Take washing machines for instance. There are so many options on the market that you could easily spend a full day in a white goods superstore just trying to make sense of the variables and pick the perfect make and model.Narrowing the FieldOne thing…

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Why Is My Oven Smoking?

If you don’t clean your oven on a regular basis you’ll find that a greasy residue will build up and every time you put the oven on it gives out an unpleasant smelly smoke! There are other reasons why you may have a smoking oven problem so read on to find out more… Brand new ovens It’s actually quite normal…

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Where To Put Washing Machine In Kitchen

Buying a new washing machine is really exciting, but deciding just where to put the washing machine in your kitchen can be a bit of a nightmare! If you’ve got an allocated space with a hose inlet all ready to go then that’s fine, but otherwise you may have to get a bit creative! Need Some Location Suggestions? The best…