A dishwasher brings many benefits to a busy homeowner, such as increased convenience and increased savings on water usage. Don’t be fooled by its name however, this appliance can definitely do more than just your dishes! Here are some alternative uses for a dishwasher that may surprise you.
Archive for November, 2012
When you get home from the market, don’t just adjust the thermostat on your crisper compartment and toss in the vegetables. There’s an art to keeping different veggies fresh, and that could make a difference in the flavour, nutrients and lifespan of your produce.
No matter the climate, country or city, allergens live in the home all year round. While no home can be completely allergen-free, proper cleaning on a regular basis can help reduce the number of allergens – and symptoms suffered as a result. Here are some tips for reducing the risk of itchy throats, watery eyes and sinus problems.
They are a part of the environment and play a role in nature, but rarely do they have a place in your home. Mould is usually found outdoors, helping to break down fallen leaves and trees. When they make their way into your house however, it may be time to bring out the cleaning tools.
An idea for a floating air purifier that doubles as a lighting fixture for the home has lit up the future for Jan Ankiersztajn. The Polish design student at the Uniwersytet Artystyczny Poznaniu recently beat out 1,200 designs from over 50 countries with his Aeroball concept, to take home top honours at the Electrolux Design Lab (EDL) 2012.
Washing shoes, especially those of active schoolchildren, is not a chore enjoyed by many. Scrubbing dirt and mud stains out of sneakers, canvas or cloth shoes can be a time consuming and ultimately futile effort when done by hand.
These days, the experience of cooking can be as enjoyable as the meal itself, or even more so. As a result, kitchen design has taken on a larger role in how we experience the preparation of meals. A good layout ensures convenience, accessibility and less cleaning post-meal. Here are five tips to ensure your kitchen is designed for maximum comfort and efficiency:
The next time you’re stressing over what to cook for your guests, keep this in mind: It won’t be the food that they remember after the meal, but the experience and feelings the meal evoked.
Lamps will be lit and kitchens fired up at Diwali, or Deepavali celebrations on 13 November. The festival of lights celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance, and is one of the most important festivals in Hinduism.