Appliances stolen from vacant homes in Lazybrook neighborhoodNews from KPRC Houston:HOUSTON –
At least three vacant houses in the Lazybrook neighborhood in northwest Houston have had their appliances stolen.
One couple got a big surprise when they moved into their new rent house on Crystal Court on Thursday. They found no appliances.
“Refrigerator and just grabbed stuff out of the kitchen. There wasn’t anything in the home,” said the new renter. “We showed up and all of the appliances were gone. So, they had broken in the back door and apparently opened […] Continue Reading…

Consumer Reports: Make your appliances last longer

Posted on 12 Mar 2015 In: Appliances

Consumer Reports: Make your appliances last longerNews from 9NEWS.com:
The appliances in your home are a big investment. You can avoid repairs, keep them running efficiently, and get them to last as long as possible by using these tips from Consumer Reports. 9NEWS at 4 p.m. 03/11/15.
Consumer Reports, news source 7:01 p.m. MDT March 11, 2015

LUENEBURG, GERMANY – AUGUST 20: Discarded food from a supermarket in a fridge at Wagenburg “Fango” on August 20, 2012 in Lueneburg, Germany. Around 30 people live in the Wagenburg, a settlement of moveable contractor’s […] Continue Reading…

Why your refrigerator makes such an unbelievable racketNews from Salon:
This article was originally published by Scientific American.
The buzzing. The whirring. The high-pitched ringing. Refrigerators could drive a person a bit mad, and they do: more than half of people who have a fridge are annoyed by its racket, according to a study by Korean engineers presented in 2006. One particularly irksome noise is unique to no-frost fridges: a popping sound that bursts into the room in spats when the home appliance’s compressor revs up. Researchers were uncertain as […] Continue Reading…

France wants companies to make appliances that last longerNews from The San Luis Obispo Tribune:

A customer looks at a washing machine and other home appliances on display, Monday, March 2, 2015 in the French department store in Paris. France is ordering manufacturers to admit upfront how long a TV, cell phone or other appliance will last. A new French government measure that came into effect this month aims at tackling a phenomenon known as planned obsolescence. Many companies intentionally design appliances to last a limited amount of time, so […] Continue Reading…

Recycle electronics, appliances at SLU March 26

Posted on 10 Mar 2015 In: Appliances

Recycle electronics, appliances at SLU March 26News from KSDK:Recycle electronics, appliances at SLU March 26
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3squares Soup3rb and Du3t appliances offer seriously high-tech heatingNews from CNET:
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Maytag UKF8001 Pur Refrigerator Water Filter 1-Pack Make sure the water and ice from your […] Continue Reading…

Oxo plugs in new powered appliances into its product lineNews from CNET:

For the first time Oxo adds motorized kitchen products to its line up of cooking gadgets.

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The shiny new small kitchen appliances of IHS 2015 (pictures)News from CNET:
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The company is expected to share more details about its smartwatch and possibly introduce new Macs, an Apple TV and other products.

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Flamborough power surge zapped appliances ‘like a gunshot’News from Hamilton Spectator:
Flamborough residents are demanding answers following a number of power outages and a surge that zapped appliances “like a gunshot” and caused thousands of dollars in damage to some homes.
A number of homeowners in the area of Centre Road and Concession Road 6 East say a power surge struck their homes on the afternoon of Feb. 23 causing the damage.
Hydro One is aware of the residents’s concerns, said company spokesperson Tiziana Baccega Rosa, saying the number of outages in […] Continue Reading…

Time to spring clean your refrigerator

Posted on 6 Mar 2015 In: Refrigerators

Time to spring clean your refrigeratorNews from KTVB:Time to spring clean your refrigerator
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Top 5 Best Compact Refrigerators: The Heavy Power ListNews from Heavy.com:

The last thing you want when you’re living in tight quarters is a dinosaur-sized refrigerator. While full-sized fridges have more storage space, their enormous energy consumption and overall size makes them a poor choice for dorm rooms and offices. These compact refrigerators are top products for their convenient size and reliable performance. From cheap to pricey, here’s a look […] Continue Reading…

France wants companies to make appliances that last longerNews from Washington Post:
Vacuum cleaners on display in a French department store in Paris, Monday, March 2, 2015. France is ordering manufacturers to admit upfront how long a TV, cell phone or other appliance will last . A new French government measure that came into effect this month aims at tackling a phenomenon known as planned obsolescence. Many companies intentionally design appliances to last a limited amount of time, so that consumers will have to buy new ones. (Jacques Brinon/Associated […] Continue Reading…

France wants companies to make appliances that last longerNews from U-T San Diego: Vacuum cleaners on display in a French department store in Paris, Monday, March 2, 2015. France is ordering manufacturers to admit upfront how long a TV, cell phone or other appliance will last . A new French government measure that came into effect this month aims at tackling a phenomenon known as planned obsolescence. Many companies intentionally design appliances to last a limited amount of time, so that consumers will have to buy new ones. (AP […] Continue Reading…