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    How To Clean a Dishwasher Filter and Spray Arm

    Clogged spray arms and infrequent dishwasher filter cleaning can lead to poor performance and costly repairs.

    How To Clean a Dryer Vent

    A clean dryer vent is a vital part of home maintenance and safety. Here's the process.


    5 Best Electric Composters to Turn Food Into Fertilizer

    Convert food waste into nutrient-rich soil with the best electric composters.


    Why Is My Garbage Disposal Humming?

    Discover reasons behind your humming, yet inactive garbage disposal with this troubleshooting guide.


    Midea Dehumidifier Review: A Game Changer in North Carolina Humidity

    The Midea dehumidifier helped this native northerner survive the humid summers months in the South. Here's why I recommend it...

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    8 Things You Can Do to Help Avoid Refrigerator Repairs

    These maintenance steps will prevent most refrigerator breakdowns.


    5 Best Dishwasher Brands to Invest In, According to Experts

    Our appliance experts came together to find the best dishwasher brandĀ for those looking for a reliable machine. See their other...

    Black Friday Specials: Top 13 Washer and Dryer Set Deals

    Take a load off with these washer and dryer sales. Black Friday/Cyber Monday is the best time to save on...


    Are Front Loading Washing Machines Better Than Top Loaders?

    Washing machines spark more debates than any other appliance. Strong feelings abound on both sides. So are you a front...


    5 Most Reliable Washer Dryer Brands, According to Appliance Repair Techs

    Wondering about the most reliable brands of washers and dryers? Check out the top 5 recommended by experts.


    What To Know About the New Energy Standards for Cooking Products

    The U.S. Department of Energy recently finalized new standards for cooking equipment. Does your stove make the grade? Find out...

    7 Best Small Dehumidifiers to Fight Dampness, Tested and Reviewed

    We put the best small dehumidifiers to the test in the humid U.S. South. Here's which ones provided the most...


    Why Are Your Dishwasher Pods Not Dissolving?

    Get the most out of your dishwasher pods with expert troubleshooting tips.


    Can Stainless Steel Go In the Dishwasher?

    We spoke to experts to understand when it's OK, and when it's best to stick with handwashing.


    4 Emergency Substitutes for Dishwasher Detergent

    Out of dishwasher detergent? We've got you covered!


    I Tried the Halo Pizza Oven, and It Made Restaurant-Quality Pizza at Home

    A native New Yorker put the Halo Pizza Oven to the test to see if it could give him a...

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    How To Use a Dishwasher Properly

    Need some help with this kitchen staple? Our experts explain the right way to load and run a dishwasher.


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    How To Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

    Tired of the noise your bathroom fan makes? Install a new one in a few hours without ripping up the...


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    What Is a Dishwasher Air Gap and Why Is It Important?

    Some dishwashers are installed with an air gap, and some aren't. We'll explain what an air gap is, what it...


    5 Most Reliable Refrigerator Brands, According to Repair Techs

    We spoke with three appliance experts to find the most reliable refrigerator brands. We also asked them for their favorite...


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    I Tried It: My Honest Bissell Little Green Review

    Messes are inevitable, especially in a home with kids, pets and gardeners. We found a way to make...


    I Tried the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier and Noticed Less Dust Around My House

    Curious about all the hype around air purifiers? We tested one popular model that purifies over 2,500 square...


    Do Dishwashers Use Up Your Homes’ Hot Water?

    Learn more about optimal water temperature for clean dishes.


    Why Is Your Dishwasher Leaking From the Bottom of the Door?

    It's probably because of a dirty door seal. Luckily, it's a DIY fix. Our expert shows you how, and it...


    I Tried the AirHood Portable Kitchen Air Cleaner and It’s Life Changing

    Reduce grease, smoke, odors and oils in the kitchen with the portable AirHood cleaner.

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    When Should You Get the Extended Warranty for Your Appliances?

    Most of the time, an appliance extended warranty isn't worth the money. Learn why from our expert, an appliance repair...


    What Is Perm Press on a Dryer?

    How much do you know about this important dryer setting?


    We Tried This New Mattress Vacuum Cleaner, Because Your Bed Deserves a Little TLC

    This mattress vacuum cleaner from Amazon claims it rids your bed and furniture of allergens and dust mites....


    The 4 Best Countertop Water Filters, Tested by Our Editors

    Looking for a simple water filter solution for your kitchen? Here are the best, editor-tested countertop water filters...


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    How To Clean a Front Load Washer

    Clean your front load washer once a month to keep it smelling fresh. Regular cleaning also helps prevent mold and...


    10 Decisions To Help You Refrigerate Sustainably

    From arranging food smartly to embracing new fridge technology, here's how to make your refrigeration as green as possible.