This Fall, Your Appliances May Reorder Their Own Supplies From AmazonNews from Popular Science:

Remembering to buy new filters or toner or even pet food can be a pain. So why not have your appliances remember for you? That’s the intent behind Amazon’s new Dash Replenishment Service, which hardware makers can integrate with their devices to let your appliances re-up on supplies when they deem you need them.
DRS will go public this fall, and Amazon’s already announced a handful of partners, including Whirlpool, Brother, and Brita. So your printer might […] Continue Reading…

Shelter in place reduced to half-mile radius around GE Appliance Park fireNews from WLKY Louisville:
Due to a change in weather conditions, the shelter in place has been reduced to a half-mile radius around GE Appliance Park as firefighters remain at the scene of a massive fire.

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The six-alarm fire broke out at building 6 on Poplar Level Road around 7 a.m. Friday.
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The fire raged out of control for a couple of hours, but no one was injured. All of Appliance Park was evacuated and all production has […] Continue Reading…

Shuttered appliance store owes customers refund

Posted on 2 Apr 2015 In: Appliances

Shuttered appliance store owes customers refundNews from ABC Action News:

APSCO appliance centers closed its doors in November. While the case winds through bankruptcy court, customers who never received their orders are wondering if and when they will be made whole.
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Stockton Residents Wonder Who Will Pay After Power Surge Damages AppliancesNews from CBS Local:
STOCKTON (CBS13) — Power problems continue for people living in Stockton as an accident on Monday morning caused several smart meters […] Continue Reading…

Improper handwashing, food residue on appliances: See restaurant inspection …News from PennLive.com:

Many midstate restaurants sailed through their recent inspections.
But some restaurants in Dauphin, Perry, Cumberland and Lancaster counties had violations during inspections conducted between March 1 and March 7, including improper storage of food, food residue on appliances and improper hand washing.
In York County where inspections occurred between March 9 and 13, five restaurants were found to be out of compliance.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture oversees restaurant inspections in the state. Inspection reports are “snapshots” of the day and time the […] Continue Reading…

This mid-range French door fails to impress

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 In: Refrigerators

This mid-range French door fails to impressNews from CNET:
When I say “high-end refrigerator,” the chances are very good that you’re picturing a French door model, and conversely, if you look at the Frigidaire Gallery French Door FGHB2866PF, you might think “high-end refrigerator.” This is really more of a mid-range unit, though, and with an MSRP of $ 2,599 — smack dab in between true top-of-the line models priced well above $ 3,000 and entry level French doors that cost a thousand dollars less — it’s priced as […] Continue Reading…

Norwalk Transfer Station To Accept Appliances With Freon

Posted on 26 Mar 2015 In: Appliances

Norwalk Transfer Station To Accept Appliances With FreonNews from The Daily Voice:
NORWALK, Conn. — Starting on April 1, the Norwalk Transfer Station, located at 61 Crescent St, will begin accepting freon-containing appliances, the city of Norwalk announced.
Freon-containing appliances that will be accepted include: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.  
The disposal fee is $ 10 per appliance and residents will only be allowed to dispose of three appliances per day.
Residents must have their Resident/Beach Pass for passenger cars and their Resident Pass for pickups, trucks and vans to use the […] Continue Reading…

5 Shortcuts to “Green” Electrical Appliances

Posted on 22 Mar 2015 In: Appliances

5 Shortcuts to “Green” Electrical AppliancesNews from Greenfudge.org:

This blog post has been contributed to Greenfudge.org by Matthew Crist who is writing on behalf of Finsa Home.
A green home isn’t always about having some incredibly modern abode that’s fit for the next century, complete with mod-cons and Eco-friendly appliances.
It’s about living in the here and now and adapting your surroundings to be as environmentally aware at all times, often with minimum effort.
Many modern appliances are now built to save energy with the environment in mind. However, there are […] Continue Reading…

Nyrius Smart Outlet controls your lamps and small appliances without WiFiNews from The Gadgeteer:

by Janet Cloninger on March 20, 2015

Nyrius has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new method of automating control of lamps and small appliances in your home.  The Nyrius Smart Outlet connects to an app on your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, so you don’t even have to have an internet connection to use them.  So long as you are within 33 feet of the device plugged into the Smart Outlet, you can use your […] Continue Reading…

Firefighters contain fire at GE Appliances; no one injuredNews from WHAS 11.com (subscription):Firefighters contain fire at GE Appliances; no one injured
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France battles so-called planned obsolescence of consumer appliancesNews from 89.3 KPCC:
The joke goes if you want to know how long your new TV, phone or dishwasher will last, just check the warranty’s expiration.
Not so in France, where a new law mandates manufacturers to inform consumers how long their electronic appliances will last and how long repair parts will be made available. The decree […] Continue Reading…

Consumer Reports tips to maintain appliances

Posted on 18 Mar 2015 In: Appliances

Consumer Reports tips to maintain appliancesNews from abc7news.com:Buying appliances for your home is an investment and that’s why you want to make sure you get your money’s worth. When it comes to maintenance, it turns out a little can go a long way. Consumer Reports has partnered exclusively with 7 On Your Side to explain why.A nice refrigerator, dishwasher, and range can cost around $ 2,000. And if you want stainless steel, it could be $ 7,000. So you want to keep them running as long as […] Continue Reading…