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    Appliance Repairs You Don’t Need to Call a Pro For

    Before you pick up the phone and fork over a bunch of cash to fix your appliances, check out these super-simple repairs you can actually do yourself.



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    5 Minute Fix for a Dishwasher That Won’t Drain

    Learn how to keep your dishwasher drain line from clogging, and what to do if it does.


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    How To Fix a Front-Loading Washing Machine That Won’t Drain

    If your front-loading washer won't drain, something's probably stuck. Here's how to diagnose the problem and fix it.

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    How To Fix a Gas Stove Burner

    Gas stove burner not lighting? Fix it in 20 seconds or less using a paper clip.


    How To Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

    Here’s the plan — don’t neglect the fan.

    If You See White Film on Glassware, This Is What It Means

    Here's the simple science behind your cloudy glassware.


    3 Reasons Why There Is an Appliance Shortage

    Appliances are in high demand and hard to find. Here's why.


    How To Replace the Heating Element in an Electric Oven

    Electric oven heating element replacement is a surprisingly simply DIY fix. Here's everything you need to know.


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    How to Clean Stainless Steel with Olive Oil

    You'll need a clean microfiber cloth, a fresh bottle of olive oil and some elbow grease!

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    Best Electric Stoves for 2022

    The best electric stoves in 2022 are packed with features for families, foodies and freezer-to-oven heater-uppers. These are our top...


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    Why Bathroom Mats Shouldn’t Go in Your Washer

    Bathroom mats should never, ever go in your washing machine. Learn why, and what to do when your bathroom mats...


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    What Is a Convection Oven? Are They Better Than Conventional Ovens?

    You used to find convection ovens only in professional kitchens, but now they're gaining popularity as a home appliance. So......


    22 Simple Heating and Air Conditioning Fixes

    Even a beginner can solve common furnace and air conditioning problems — and save money!


    How to Make Your Refrigerator Smell Better with Vanilla Extract

    You can banish that funky refrigerator aroma. Here's how.

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    Best Gas Stoves of 2022

    Whether you're an accomplished chef or a newcomer to the kitchensphere, cook up a storm with this curated collection of...


    Can You Use Dishwasher Tablets to Clean the Shower?

    Your dishwasher tablets are tough on soap scum, too.

    8 Best Air Fresheners for Your Kitchen

    Need to get some unwanted smells out of your kitchen? These eight odor-eliminating products should be a big help.


    How to Wash an Electric Blanket

    Before you snuggle up with your electric blanket this winter, make sure it's clean. Here's how to do it.



    10 Ways to Unwrinkle Your Clothing Without an Iron

    No time to iron? Don't panic. These tips will have you smoothed out in no time.


    This Is Why You Should Never Place a Hot Lid Facedown on Your Glass Top Stove

    Be careful in the kitchen! This simple move can have shattering consequences.


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    Why Is the Water From My Fridge Not Cold?

    If the water from your refrigerator isn't cold, it doesn't mean the fridge is broken. It may have to do...

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    What to Do with Your Cabin Refrigerator at the End of the Season

    Take these important steps before leaving for the season.


    How to Choose the Best Washing Machine Temperature for Your Clothes

    Switch most loads to this expert-recommended washing machine water temperature, and you could save up to $150 a year.


    10 Foods You Shouldn’t Reheat in a Microwave

    We already know better than to nuke plastic—or heaven forbid, aluminum foil—but certain foods can become downright toxic when blasted...


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    Appliances to Unplug When You Leave the Cabin

    Take these steps before you leave for the season.


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    8 Best Bathroom Fans of 2022

    Remodeling a bathroom or building a house? Here's a collection of top-rated bathroom fans to keep the air circulating, humidity...


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    Why Is My Fridge Water Dispenser Not Working?

    It happens to many of us — you put a glass up to your refrigerator water dispenser, and it sputters...