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How to Stop a Fridge Freezer Making Noise

Have you spotted a strange noise coming from your fridge freezer? Although it’s one of the largest appliances in your kitchen, you shouldn’t have to put up with a machine that sounds like a jumbo jet getting ready for take-off! A certain level of noise is to be expected from a fridge freezer. In fact, you might barely notice the regular humming coming from your kitchen if it’s been a common occurrence. However, fridge freezers that make excessive noises can indicate a problem – not just for your ears. In this guide, we’re sharing the common faults which can cause a noisy fridge freezer, and how to fix them to restore peace and quiet in your home: 1. Appliance gets louder when opened If the…

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How to Correctly Clean a Microwave

Being one of the most frequently-used appliances in kitchens all over the world, it likely won’t come as a surprise to learn that microwaves can get extremely mucky, very quickly. …Especially if you don’t know what not to put in your microwave! These small machines are no stranger to old food and bacteria. If you’re using them on a daily basis, it’s important they’re cleaned properly – and frequently. You can use these four tips to clean your microwave, and help to prevent bad smells and unhealthy bacteria-build up, too: 1. Let the microwave cool, first Before attempting any cleaning of your microwave, you’ll need to let the machine cool, first – by not touching it for at least one hour after it was last…

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How to keep your washing machine running well

Your washing machine frequently has hot water circulating inside it, so that’s keeping it nice and clean, right? Wrong. Just because it washes your clothes, doesn’t mean the appliance itself, is actually sparkling. The truth is, your washer can still develop mould and residue build-up from soapy water. This can happen quickly due to using too much detergent. Here’s a simple guide to ensure a great-working and clean washing machine: Clear dirty drain filters Always ensure the drain filter is clear! It can easily clog with dirty water, meaning clothes are not being cleaned properly and musty smells can transfer to laundry. The filter is designed to catch small objects like coins, in case they get to the pump and block it. However, if your…

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How Do Diets Differ Over Time?

Food, glorious food. Most of us look forward to our evening meal and enjoy having a full belly before bed but judging by the sounds of some of the diets we have uncovered, this will not be the case for everybody. While we may have stopped sending ourselves sick by swallowing soap and tapeworms, as we did in the early 1900s, some freaky diet fads are still going strong. Health-hindering habits such as the smoking diet have dropped out of fashion, which may mean the teeth and throats of us Brits are getting a rest. However, with Google searches for enamel-eroding juice cleanses rising by 850% in the last decade, and acidic apple cider vinegar diets also increasing, what we’re consuming is still a cause…

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Laundry Mistakes That Lead to a Broken Washer

Being left without a washing machine can cause havoc, especially in a family home. With kids having a habit of getting extremely mucky extremely fast, a washing machine is an essential part of daily life. Nobody wants to spend their day smelling bad, or hiding their stained shirts at work, meaning a washing machine is truly man’s best friend. However, as with most friendships, there are certain things that you can do that your washing machine won’t appreciate at all. Certain laundry mistakes can slow down the way your washing machine functions, shorten the lifespan of your machine or outright break it. So, to avoid a handwashing hullabaloo and resorting to a bathtub and a washboard, it’s important to take care of your beloved washing…

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