How to Make a Small Kitchen Appear Larger

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Wouldn’t life be so much easier with a large kitchen? While a larger kitchen may seem like a dream come true for many, the reality is that not much can be done for apartment/condo-sized kitchens or small homes with even smaller kitchens. Don’t let the size of your kitchen get you down. Instead, follow these simple tips to make your kitchen seem bigger than it really is.

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GE Appliances Emphasizes Sound and Music in Their New Designs

a picture of a new kitchenImagine if your kitchen not only looked good, but sounded good too. A musical kitchen, you may ask. While the idea may seem a little silly, Co.Design says,”Recently we’ve started to see companies spend even more time (and resources) shaping not only how their products look but how they sound, too”. One of these companies is GE. GE is working hard to give all of their new dryers and dishwashers distinct and appealing sounds, instead of the regular buzzes and beeps.

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How Registering Your Appliances Could Save You From $70,000 Worth of Damage

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Are you guilty of this habit – running the dishwasher or other appliances while you are not home? You are not alone, and while this habit may seem harmless, it caused one homeowner $70,000 worth of damage. How would you like to come home to a home up in flames?

The fire happened in St. Peters on November 21, 2012 – the day before Thanksgiving. The $70,000 worth of damage was done in only two hours of time. Firefighters have traced the cause of the fire to a dishwasher that was recalled in January 2009 by the BSH Home Appliances Corporation. The fire was caused by an electrical component that was prone to overheating and sparking a fire.

The homeowner is lucky that this fire did not happen sooner and that no one was injured. If they had chosen to run the dishwasher right before they went to bed, it may have been even more devastating.

However, running the dishwasher and other appliances while you are at home is not the only thing to blame in this case. The homeowner should have also registered the product when they bought it. This would have allowed the homeowner to receive updates about the recall, as well as the important information needed about having the appliance fixed or replaced.

Central County Fire and Rescue Chief Russ Mason said in a press release, “This particular fire highlights the importance of registering any product you bring into your home. The information you provide allows companies to contact you with important safety recall details, sometimes years after you have purchased a product.”

It is also very important to check the Consumer Product Safety Commission website for the most recent list of recalled items. For example, LG just recalled 161,000 stovetops earlier this month. Don’t rely on the major news stream to fill you in on recalls, since there are so many that happen each month.

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How a Clean Fridge Saves Money

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We all know that Thanksgiving is a holiday, but did you know that November 15 is National Clean Out Your Fridge day? You may not get a day off of work for it, but this day was started to promote healthy living by preventing bacteria growth in the refrigerator.  What better way to get ready for the turkey? We hope that you clean out your fridge more than once a year because it is better for your health and for your wallet.

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Cook in the Kitchen With Your iPad

a picture of an ipadCook in the Kitchen With Your iPad Who needs a cookbook these days when there is cool technology like the Apple iPad and similar tablets. These devices allow you to look up recipes on popular websites or even download cookbooks wirelessly. However, iPads and other like tablets are not exactly built for the kitchen. Here are five cool accessories to turn your iPad into your new best friend in the kitchen. 

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