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The UK’s Top Food Imports And Where They Come From

Click the map to view full size image It’s no secret that the UK is a huge importer of food and drink, it’s not like we can grow exotic fruit in our allotments and we’re not exactly known for our vineyards! Just how large scale our import demand is might still come as a surprise to you though, as it did to us when we carried out research on the top food and drink imports to the UK from 191 countries. The import data for the first 6 months of 2018 was collected from HM Revenue & Customs and broken down into countries and categories. What it revealed was that we import a huge amount of food and drink from pretty much every country in…

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Smoke Coming Out Of Your Oven? Here’s Why

The last thing you want when you’ve got guests over for dinner is smoke coming out of your oven. Aside from the embarrassment it can cause, smoke isn’t exactly a flavour you want accompanying every meal you serve. There are a number of reasons why you might have smoke coming out of your oven, so if your gas or electric oven is smoking right now and you’re trying to figure out what’s going on, read on to find out what it could be. Causes of Smoking Ovens Factory coatings or chemicals burning If your oven is new, this is the most likely reason that it’s smoking. When being manufactured, it’s common practice for ovens to have an oil based coating that can cause smoke as…

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Is An Appliance Service Plan Worth It?

Everybody has domestic appliances in their home, from ovens to washing machines and everything in between, so we all know that they can break down at the least convenient times. Sometimes the appliance breakdown itself isn’t even the worst of it – being hit with a large but unavoidable repair bill in a tough month can be expensive. Instead of waiting until your appliance breaks down to think about how you’d deal with doing without or having to pay for a repair, making use of an appliance service plan can give you peace of mind and save you time and money. Benefits of an Appliance Service Plan Cheap – From as little as £2.60 a month, you can have the guarantee that any time your…

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Five Uses for Your Microwave

We all use our microwave for a few regular things; heating up food, reheating our forgotten coffee and defrosting frozen products. But there are other uses for our microwave that you might not be aware of. Here are five tips and tricks to get the most out of one of our staple appliances: Stop those onion tears When we’re cutting up onions, we spend the majority of our time wiping our eyes to ensure we can see what we’re cutting. If you’ve tried all the hacks – including putting a wooden spoon in your mouth – you might be happy to hear that your microwave can help! To banish the tears, put your onions in the microwave for a few seconds before cutting. This will…

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  • July 17th, 2018
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Five Reasons Your Oven Isn’t Baking Evenly

Whatever is on the menu, its extremely frustrating when you’ve followed the cooking instructions, yet for some reason, your dinner hasn’t cooked evenly. Not only is this problem going to ruin your dinner, it could also be a health hazard if food such as chicken isn’t cooking thoroughly. There are a number of reasons this could be happening, and the good news is that most of them are easily identified. Read on to find out six reasons why you’re having oven problems.

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How to Defrost Your Freezer Quickly

There is nothing more annoying when you’re hungry than reaching into the freezer and finding you can’t access your food because the door is stuck! A build up of ice in the freezer can cause doors to jam, so it is important to maintain the appliance regularly. Whilst this may be a tedious task for some, failing to defrost your freezer can not only cause the doors to jam but it can also mean your food doesn’t stay the right temperature. But worry not, there are some handy ways to defrost your fridge-freezer quickly, so that meal-time can be as stress free as possible. Read on to learn the steps for defrosting your freezer in a hurry: Remove the Food The last thing you want…

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Why Does My Washing Machine Take So Long To Complete?

If you live in one of those households with endless amounts of laundry to do, a slow washing machine is a nightmare. The last thing you want when you put a load in is to be waiting hours for it to finish, especially if you have a large pile of muddy football kits or school clothes to put in next! While this is sure to get under your skin when it happens, the good news is that it is usually not an issue which will call for a whole washing machine repair, and the cause is usually quite simple! So if you are you getting fed up with waiting for your washing machine cycle to complete, there is probably a valid reason why it is…

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