Increasing Electrical Surges Threaten Canadian Homes
With advanced technology taking over everything from appliances to computers and cars, today’s homes are more wired than ever before. This increase in power consumption means that power surges can occur with more frequency than they once did, and along with them the potential to cause damage to appliances and circuit boards. (more…)
- February 13, 2018

How Do You Use a Convection Oven?
Whether you’ve gone out and splurged on a new oven that features some fabulous bells and whistles, or you’ve gained a higher end range through the purchase of a new house, there’s a good chance that you aren’t quite sure about how to use a convection oven, or even why you need one. So, we’re taking a top down look at this very popular kitchen innovation. (more…)
- November 2, 2017

Super-smart appliances are on the way
Think kitchen appliances— and ovens, refrigerators, microwave and dishwashers come to mind. All are items easily taken for granted, but take a look around the recent CES 2017 show in Las Vegas and it will have you thinking of kitchen appliances in completely new and different ways. (more…)
- January 29, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Different Dishwashers
Dishwashers are invaluable appliances that free up time in the kitchen and help guarantee squeaky clean dishes. Several types of dishwashers exist. Familiarizing yourself with the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of dishwasher helps you make the best choice for your home. (more…)
- January 4, 2012

What Kind of Stove Should You Get?
Everybody needs to eat, so it should be simple to choose a cooker. But the choices can be bewildering. Here are some of the many things to consider.

Space and Appearance

Most stoves are 30 inches wide. For smaller kitchens a 24-inch model may be best, but full feature models can be 36 inches or even wider. You must also decide between free-standing and drop-in models. The former often have a storage drawer. The latter look sleek but require custom cabinetry. Then there’s the choice of finish: white? a color? stainless steel? (more…)
- December 16, 2011

Must Have Home Appliances
Electric appliances - which our great-grandparents used to call “labor-saving devices” - have been with us so long that we take them for granted. But which ones are really useful? Which ones do you really want and need? (more…)
- November 23, 2011

Hiding your Appliances
Whether you're going for a sleek, minimal look in the kitchen or just looking to tone down an increasingly gadget-heavy vibe, one of the ways to rein in the steel surfaces and digital faceplates is to hide your appliances. If what's on your home-makeover menu includes bringing your culinary space back down to Earth, then here are a number of tricks for tucking away your appliances. (more…)
- October 25, 2011