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  • July 17th, 2018
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Five Reasons Why Your Oven Isn’t Heating 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

When you’re hungry and reaching into the freezer for food, there’s nothing more annoying than discovering that the door is frozen shut. Freezers can suffer from a build up of ice for numerous reasons: faulty door seals, clogged vents or blocked drains are common causes. It is important to maintain your freezer regularly, and this means defrosting your freezer. Whilst this can be a boring task, failing to defrost it could mean that your food doesn’t stay at the right temperature, as well as causing doors to jam which means that the freezer could be easily damaged. This blog describes the best ways to defrost your freezer, so that you can go back to using your appliance to its maximum capability. How long does it…

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How to maintain your washing machine

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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  • March 9th, 2018
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What Not to Put in Your Microwave

After a long day, preheating an oven and preparing a whole meal from scratch might be the last thing that you want to do. Microwaves allow you to defrost and reheat leftovers easily, without having to worry about roasting or frying a thing. However, some food items and other materials are incompatible with microwaves and could even be a fire hazard. To avoid damage and mess in the kitchen, there are certain things that you should never try to heat in this appliance. Read on to find out what not to microwave: Is it OK to put paper in the microwave? Paper is highly flammable; therefore it is generally not a good idea to put paper in the microwave. Paper can release toxic fumes and…

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How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Fridge Freezer

  Without your fridge freezer, the food options that are available to your household are extremely limited, and you may find yourself spending a small fortune on items that go off quickly! That is why it is so important to maintain your fridge freezer correctly, to avoid any problems. Luckily, if your appliance is maintained efficiently, you could expect a fridge freezer lifespan of at least 10 years, so you shouldn’t have to splash out very often at all. To keep your bank balance safe, and your stomach fed, it is a good idea to keep your fridge freezer in good condition, with proper care and maintenance. Read below for some tips on how to do just this:

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What Are The Best Ways to Organise Your Fridge?

Like most things in life, your fridge will run more efficiently if it is well organised. This guide to fridge shelf organisation and fridge layout will help you to optimise your refrigerator – ensuring that your food stays fresher for longer. Although making sure that you eat food before its use-by date and stacking the fridge neatly is a great place to start, there’s much more to knowing how to organise your fridge for optimal performance and certain rules that you should adhere to. This guide will help you to make sure that your refrigerator works to its full potential and is always organised optimally. What to store in fridge doors The doors of your fridge are generally the warmest part, as they’re exposed to…

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  • February 27th, 2018
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Five Easy Tips to Keep Your Cooker Clean

  Your cooker is an essential part of day-to-day life, as it enables you to feed yourself or your family night after night. Therefore, it is a great idea to keep this appliance clean and well maintained, to reduce the risk of any problems arising and keep your stomach happy! However, this does not have to mean that you need to dedicate time to rigorous cleaning each day. While we may all know how to clean a cooker, this doesn’t make it any more enjoyable. There are steps that you can take when preparing your dinner that will help to minimise the mess you make, and keep your cooker sparkling without too much effort. If you’re looking to cut down on your cleaning time but…

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Tips for Choosing a Letting Agent or Property Management Company

There are many reasons why, as a landlord, you may choose to operate your properties through a letting agent or property management company. If you own multiple rental properties, or a property in another town, or even if you would prefer a ‘hands-off’ approach – deciding on a letting agent or property management agent that can manage the day-to-day could be the right choice for you. Outsourcing this responsibility can have many benefits, especially if rental properties are a second income. However, choosing the perfect agency for your property is essential. This blog considers the factors that will help you to decide which lettings agent is best for you. The different types of letting agents Although it may not be obvious at first glance, there…

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