How much does it cost to run a washing machine?

Taking a look at your household bills on a regular basis is always sensible since you never want to be paying more for your energy than you should. The cost of running your washing machine involves a number of factors, but it’s one area in which you could lower your bills significantly. All appliances now […]

Read More...

Technology coming to a kitchen near you

For many people, cooking and baking is already a fun thing to do, but for those people who need something extra to get excited about, there is always the kitchen gadget. Much of what is produced in technology and gadgetry for kitchens comes and goes, but we’ve put together a list of handy developments in […]

Read More...

How do smart washing machines work?

Smart technology has been around for a number of years, the applications of it reach far and wide, with WiFi enabled appliances becoming more and more common. These smart devices are now starting to become more affordable and, as a result, your next washing machine could be a smart one. But what does that mean? […]

Read More...

How do self-cleaning ovens work?

Let’s face it, when it comes to kitchen-based chores, cleaning the oven is probably one of the most hated. You’re faced with the charred, baked-on remnants of meals from the past month, presenting you with slimes, crumbs and stains which you’ll have to scrub, chisel and launch a chemical attack against to get rid of. […]

Read More...

Why do fridge freezers need time to settle?

If you’ve ever moved a fridge freezer, or even bought one brand new, you’ll know that you are meant to give them time to settle once they’ve been put back down again. The advice is to wait at least a few hours before switching the appliance on, but why is this and what harm will […]

Read More...

How to keep food cold in a broken fridge

Let’s face it, there is never a convenient time for your fridge to break down, but summer has to be the worst time to come home and find that your perishables are being ravished by the heat. You’re faced with trying to save as much of the contents of your fridge as possible, which raises […]

Read More...

What is the best washing machine temperature?

For quite some time now, experts have been telling people to wash laundry at 30°, not only to give a good clean but to also save on energy for the environment and reduce household bills. Maybe you’ve got the hang of what the symbols mean on the garment label, but what about temperatures? If you […]

Read More...

Why isn’t my dishwasher draining?

If you’re managing a busy household and rely on your dishwasher to take care of the bulk of the washing up, you might start to panic if you see water collecting in the bottom of your appliance – or even spilling over – once the last cycle is complete. This, however, is quite a common […]

Read More...

Why is my washing machine so noisy?

Tempted to pull your washing machine apart because it’s too noisy? Before you do, you might want to ask yourself a few questions first, such as: when is it making the most noise and what part of the wash is it in? Draining, washing or spinning? It’s worth paying attention to these things as it […]

Read More...

Why is my fridge freezing my food?

Have you ever gone to your fridge to pull out ingredients for tonight’s meal, but found that some items have frozen? It can be confusing when you notice this happening, not to mention the cost of throwing away food which can then no longer be eaten, like eggs. However, this is not an uncommon problem, […]

Read More...