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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Laundry Care Symbols

Symbol Description What It Does Wash Picture of a bucket with a wavy line to indicate it is full of liquid Garment can be washed in a normal wash with hot water and detergent Cold Machine Wash Picture of a bucket with a single dot in the middle Garment needs a wash no warmer than […]

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Samsung Oven Symbols

Symbol Description What It Does Quick Preheat A box with three wiggly lines inside, plus two small triangles in the bottom corner Allows for fast preheat in the oven, you also need to set a desired temperature for it to reach Convection A box featuring a fan symbol with three-quarters of a circle over it […]

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How to Clean Your Oven

Oven Cleaning Stages  Step What To Do 1. Remove the racks from the oven and place them in hot soapy water to soak in your sink. This will mean they simply require a quick wipe later to remove grime. 2. Open a window in your kitchen to allow the smell of cleaning products to ventilate. […]

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