Published at Thursday, December 14th 2017, 23:40:07 PM by Lisa Gracia. Appliances. We’re all trying to lessen our carbon footprint, and your outdated kitchen appliances are a great place to start. If an appliance upgrade is in your future, be sure to make it ! You’ll get a modern look while saving water and energy — good for the earth and your bills.
Published at Wednesday, December 13th 2017, 23:40:31 PM by Dorothy Shabrina. Appliances. REFRIGERATOR: Depending on the age of your refrigerator you could be spending more for electricity than you need to. Refrigerator’s use approximately 18% of your energy cost for your monthly bill for your home. If your refrigerator is more than 10 years old, consider buying a newer model. They contribute to global warming and by replacing can reduce this harmful effect to the Earth’s atmosphere. The money spent on a new model will be made up for in your monthly savings. If you have a newer refrigerator clean the condenser coils yearly to reduce dust and dirt.
Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:44:21 PM by Mary Hardianti. Appliances. Consider replacing plumbing fixtures as well, as low-flow kitchen faucets save a lot of water. Updating your kitchen shouldn’t only be for aesthetics; it should also help save you money and the Earth’s resources.
Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:44:22 PM. Appliances By Dorothy Shabrina. A dirty condenser makes your refrigerator work harder and less efficiently. Place your refrigerator out of direct sunlight or heat producing appliances in your kitchen. Test the seal of your refrigerator to ensure cold air isn’t escaping through the doors. If a paper can easily be removed while the door is closed, the seal or latches on the door may need to be tightened or replaced.
Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:44:21 PM. Appliances By Mary Hardianti. Look for discontinued appliances: Many manufacturers and appliance stores will offer discounts on discontinued brands, models and appliance lines. For extra value visit appliance stores that have floor models or offer clearance areas on their online appliance stores. You would be surprised the savings that are offered for discontinued models. Ensure that full warranties and manufacturing service options will still be available before purchasing discontinued models.
Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:44:14 PM. Appliances By Amy Irani. The decade’s glamor was borrowed to showcase respect and love for quality and history. These rounded kitchen accessories can visually improve the domestic space, alongside large home appliances like refrigerators and freezers, fires, dishwashers and washing machines with the same retro design lines. The kettle, slice toaster, blender and stand mixer are available in a wonderful range of colors and made for “a kitchen full of creativity”. “Curved and compact products, star characters of the kitchen, developed for people who want to dabble at being a chef, but not only.” Don’t you just absolutely love them?
Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:44:12 PM. Appliances By Dorothy Shabrina. Your countertops also get a large portion of real estate in your kitchen. While outdated kitchens may have the inconvenient tile-and-grout or cheap vinyl for workspace, the variety of countertop surfaces options out there today are endless. Foom solid surfacing varieties that consist of resin and polymers to natural stone varieties such as marble and granite, there’s an option for everyone’s style and budget.
Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:44:11 PM. Appliances By Dorothy Shabrina. Ventilation system: One area of your kitchen that is forgotten when considering appliances is the ventilation system. Range hoods overhead, or down draft systems that are integral into the countertop or cooktop are great for unobstructed overhead views. Depending on the size of your stove/cooktop and if you have an integral grill, griddle, burners, and other heating elements may increase the need for higher ventilation systems overhead. Research your favored appliance manufacturer too see what type of ventilation system is recommended for your kitchen.
Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:43:53 PM. Appliances By Mary Hardianti. Ovens/Stoves: When considering an oven and stove, think about how you typically cook and if you’re a novice or an experienced cook. The oven or stove you choose can have a great impact on how you cook and whether the energy you use to heat them is worthwhile. Convection over conventional ovens tends to use more energy but for expert cooks they enjoy the even distribution over heat and can usually cook their food faster and with more control. For those interested in buying a stove or cooktop, there are several options: induction, gas or electric all have their pros and cons. Most beginning cooks appreciate electric for its slow heat up, while experienced cooks prefer induction and ultimately gas stoves for its fast heat up and ability to cook under precise conditions.
Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:43:51 PM. Appliances By Amy Irani. Image: