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What You Need to Know About Discoloration of Stainless Steel Due to Heat

While it won't have any effect on your food, it can be unsightly and bothersome.

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.


What Is the Thing Next to My Kitchen Faucet?

You're not the only person to ask this question.


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

Take these important steps before leaving for the season.


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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8 Things in Your Freezer You Should Toss Out

Need to make some room in the freezer? When in doubt, throw it out.


If You Have Frost in Your Freezer, This is What it Means

Freezer frost isn't just unsightly. It can impact food quality, cause a nasty odor and even weaken your freezer's efficiency....

This Is What the Numbers on a Toaster Really Mean

Using the number dial on your toaster should be simple, but this kitchen appliance isn't as easy as 1-2-3.


Is Your Kitchen Prepared for a Power Outage?

It's good to know how long food lasts, what to keep on hand and more.


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10 Things You Shouldn’t Be Storing on Your Kitchen Countertop

If you're like most people, you probably use your kitchen counter as a catch-all for various odds and ends, food-related...


45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common mistakes.

The Most Underrated Groceries on Amazon, According to Customers

With basically perfect reviews, you’ll want to add these items to your cart right now.


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Benefits of Using RTA Kitchen Cabinets

Trying to decide what kind of cabinets you should hang in your home? Here's a look at what makes ready-to-assemble...


Best Kitchen and Home Deals to Shop on Amazon Prime Day

You can still save big on kitchen and home goods you've always wanted (and some you didn't even know you...


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Stuff We Love: Kitchen Storage Products

Kitchens collect a lot of clutter. Save space (and a little sanity) with these storage and organization products.


12 Bad Home Decorating Habits You Should Stop Immediately

Are you guilty of these bad home decorating habits? Your design should make sense and not confuse your guests.

15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls

From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the...


Electrical Code Requirements for Islands and Peninsulas 

If the title of this topic has you daydreaming about a tropical island or peninsula somewhere in the Caribbean Sea,...


12 Kitchen Items Under $25 We’re Buying From The Home Depot’s Huge Fall Sale

The Home Depot is having a huge sale. Here's what we're buying for our kitchens.


The Pros and Cons of Stainless Steel Appliances

Before you make the big decision of which appliances to purchase, review this list of the pros and cons of...


25 Brilliant Uses for Toothpicks in Your Home and Workshop

Who knew the humble toothpick could be so useful?!