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If you're replacing an old washer or are a first time buyer, consider an energy efficient model. According to ENERGY STAR®, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, the average household does almost 400 loads of laundry each year, consuming about 13,500 gallons of water.
File under: Appliance Expert Tips
Those five letters have changed the television industry over the last few years. If you're shopping for a television what does LCD TV actually mean? Liquid Crystal Display or LCD; in the electronics world that's tech-talk for how the screen is built. It's actually several screens in one, some filter light, some display pixels (your TV signal, for instance) through the liquid crystal layer, some bounce the signal back to your eye.
Filed under: Electronics Expert Tips
We hear a lot about the pro-like performance of gas cooktops and there's a lot of buzz about induction cooktops, but what about electric? What features should you consider in an electric cooktop when shopping for a new unit?
Filed under: Kitchen Expert Tips
The weather is cooperating, the grill is clean, the food is prepped and you're ready to get your grill on! Before you throw a “shrimp on the barbie” you might want to ask yourself if you are grilling your food properly. Not all foods are best grilled the same way; you’ve got direct and indirect grilling.
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