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How To Troubleshoot A Refrigerator Not Cooling

A fridge not cooling is one of the most frustrating household problems because it can make all of the food you currently have go off and leave you without a way to store any more. Your refrigerator isn’t necessarily a write-off if it has an issue with cooling, however. It might look as though it’s working fine – the light comes on, it’s still making that familiar soft humming noise – but there are a number of internal problems that could have led to the cooling mechanism failing. Here are a few of the most common refrigerator faults so if your fridge isn’t cooling you can figure out if you need a fridge repair service or not. Make sure that you turn off your appliance…

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Choosing Between A Gas Or Electric Oven

There are a huge range of choices to make when it comes to fitting out your kitchen, from the colour of the walls to the storage solutions, the % split between fridge and freezer to the trade-off between worktop space and cooking equipment. One of the most important decisions you’ll make in terms of cooking appliances, however, is choosing between a gas or electric oven. This choice is normally driven by the flat or house you’re furnishing – if there’s no gas then your decision is made for you. If you do have the choice between these two different oven types, though, this article is for you. There are several factors you need to consider when you’re choosing an oven, here are what we consider…

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Common Washing Machine Problems and Solutions

Like all household appliances – there are a range of things that can go wrong with your washing machine, leaving you without a way of cleaning your clothes. From water leaking onto your floor to holes mysteriously appearing in your favourite clothes, washing machine problems can be some of the most frustrating. Often, these issues will only get worse if they’re not repaired straight away, so make sure to diagnose and troubleshoot any washing machine issues immediately using our guide to common washing machine problems and effective solutions. What’s the problem if my washing machine won’t spin? If your washing machine isn’t spinning, the first thing you should check is that the switch on the door or lid is not broken. This switch controls the…

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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 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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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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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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