By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Appliances. At Sunday, January 06th 2019, 07:53:46 AM.
Appliances are the workhorses of your kitchen. Together, they will add up to about nine percent of your kitchen budget. This figure is surprisingly low, considering the technological advances and energy efficiencies today’s appliances offer. While features and performance are obviously the most important considerations in choosing appliances, how they’ll look in your kitchen probably matters to you, too.
Refrigerators: With any appliance, before you get enamored with all the whistles and bells of how beautiful it looks and all of the gadgets assess your lifestyle. With refrigerators consider how many times you and your family cook and eat from home. For larger families, larger capacity units will be necessary, as well as the ability for longer preservation of food.
Energy efficiency, eco friendly, and ‘going green’ are the new buzz words in saving money in your home and helping the Earth’s resources. Several years ago, energy efficiency seemed to only be adopted by a choice few, while today it is a way of life, and should be for our Earth’s longevity. When buying appliances for your home, do you know what factors to look for to match your budget, home size and type?
3. Washers Have Limits - Even though you've mastered the ability to wash clothes, take a look at your washer's lid & you'll notice that the manufacturer has made notes on how best to launder your clothing, as well as weight limitations for loads of laundry. Keep in mind that this isn't college, so don't attempt to cram as much as you can in one trip.
1. Refrigerator Coils - Speaking of the fridge, a refrigerator is a nice appliance to have as it tends to be a vital part of the kitchen. The coils of your fridge help wick away heat, but when these coils are dirty, the heat can't leave & the motor starts working way too hard. You can vacuum dust off of these coils every six to eight months to prevent major problems.