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What Can You Use If You Run out of Dishwasher Detergent?

Is dishwasher detergent necessary? This frequently asked question can be answered with a simple yes. These detergents are designed for use after scraping leftover food from dishes before washing – and have the versatility in cleaning various types of surfaces. A better detergent will prevent washed away food re-depositing and stop mineral accumulation or discolouration of dishes. Take a look…

How Water Softening Systems Work

In our homes water is the medium that carries materials from one place to another – doing the job well by suspending or dissolving. While water is in the ground it absorbs minerals such as calcium and magnesium which are essential to the water's ability to function properly – but they make our water hard. The solution to this problem…

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Fabric Softener Dispenser – How Does It Work?

Fabric softener is a product added to your wash to make your clothes feel softer, more comfortable to wear – and smell beautifully fresh. Depending on the type of washing machine you have the fabric conditioner can be added to the detergent compartment of the washing machine, or into a sink for hand washing. You need to use the correct…

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Can A Refrigerator Have A Freon Leak?

Freon is kept in your fridge in a contained and pressurised container – and should never need to be topped up. Can a refrigerator have a freon leak? This question can be answered simply with a yes. It probably won't be dangerous – there aren't enough refrigerants in most systems to pose a threat – unless you have an allergic…

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Washing Machine Features To Look For

The best washing machines deliver top class cleaning every wash, are easy to use and efficient – and last for years. Surveys have shown that it’s not always the most expensive appliances that do the best job – and some cheaper models are better at removing stains. Tests based on important factors such as cleaning, washing, spinning, and energy use…

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Which Is Cheaper: Dishwasher vs Hand Washing

Research has shown that households that have dishwashers used on average 50% less water and 28% less energy than those that washed up by hand. It’s commonly believed that dishwashers are more expensive to run – but if you use them efficiently they can be significantly cheaper than running your tap. So which is cheaper: dishwasher vs hand washing? Read…

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Semi Or Fully Integrated Dishwasher – Which One Is Right For You?

Getting the right dishwasher for your needs will drastically reduce the time you spend in the kitchen – as well as saving you space. You’ll need to think about your budget and decide what features you want to look out for. There are hundreds of models available so take a look at semi or fully integrated dishwashers – which one…

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Why Does My Dishwasher Smell?

Sour, fishy, musty, or just plain nasty. If your dishwasher smells anything other than clean and fresh it's going to put you off using it. If the problem is really severe you may even find that your plates, cutlery and cookware emerge from the machine with a distinctly unsavoury odour. Once you understand what causes dishwashers to smell it's easy…

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Indesit Washing Machine Not Spinning

If your Indesit washing machine is not spinning, your first impulse might be to call a repairman. Before you do this there are a couple of things you should check. It could be that there's actually no fault with the machine, and a few minutes of your time will save you the expense of an unnecessary call out.Common Indesit Washing…

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Hotpoint Washing Machine Error Codes

Hot point washing machines feature smart technologies in order to deal with even the toughest stains on clothing. The range of appliances includes free-standing, built-in, and integrated washing machines with washing capacities from 6kg to 11kg. They have a reputation for high quality but they do occasionally have faults – and this is indicated by a flashing error code. To…

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