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46 Different Types of Appliances for Your Home (2022 Mega Guide)

Much of the technological breakthroughs on appliances followed after the invention of the light bulb by Thomas Edison in 1879. A couple of years later, the brand Singer introduced the home electric sewing machine. This was followed by the lightweight electric iron as well as the “Thor,” the first electric-powered washing machine in 1901. The …

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How Wide and Deep are Stoves (Dimensions)?

A standard stove’s measurements are 30 inches wide, about 27 inches deep, and 36 inches tall. These measurements typically fit the usual bottom cabinet arrangements. That’s the standard, though.  I’ve cooked on a college dorm’s two-burner 20-inch, three-foot high stove, a Girl Scout Bunson-type burner made of a large coffee can over a small fire …

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17 Types of Sewing Machines (Domestic and Industrial Models)

Quicklist: Sewing Machines Manual Electronic Computerized Embroidery Overlock/Serger Buttonhole Double-Needle Bar Tack Button Attachment Lock Stitch Portable Quilting Flat-Bed Post-Bed Cylinder-Bed Free-Arm Feed-Off-the-Arm Although sewing machines are becoming a rare sight in homes, Gandhi, who eschewed all other technological advancements, called them “one of the few useful things ever invented.” The sewing machine has been …

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17 Different Types of Espresso Machines for Coffee Lovers

Quicklist: Espresso Machine Types Single Boiler Heat Exchanger Double Boiler Pour-Over/Reservoir Direct-Connect Volumetric Semi-Automatic Super-Automatic Manual-Lever PID temperature control Steam Pressure Moka Pot Pump-Driven Semi-Automatic Fully Automatic Super-Automatic Ultra-Automatic Most of us love coffee and espresso, but few of us realize the amount of engineering that goes into the machines that make it for us. …

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12 Different Types of Cooktops, Rangetops and Stoves

Quicklist: Cooktops, Rangetops and Stoves Gas  Electric Induction  Coil  Radiant  Portable Coal Commercial-Style Modular Wood Pellet Solar Cooking grills and stoves have a long history. The earliest versions date back 4,000 years ago to the Indus Valley which then spread throughout Eastern Asia. Cooking grills, known as “kamado,” appear in Japan about 500 CE. In …

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The Fascinating History of Flashlights

Flashlights, like electricity, transformed our capabilities, illuminating the world and making things like camping and travel so much more accessible and easy. The tool has a unique and interesting history, and has evolved over time. Join me in discovering the history, and how flashlights actually work.    The History of Flashlights The first dry cell …

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8 Best Single-Serve Coffee Makers (Manually Tested)

I love single-serve coffee makers because they brew coffee fast and you enjoy fresh coffee every time. I also like the flexibility they offer a household too. I may want regular while my wife prefers decaf. With a large coffee maker such as a drip brewer, you don’t get that flexibility. I’m not the only …

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Who Invented the Toilet? Fascinating Toilet History

It goes without saying today that a toilet is an essential, yet given, tool in our daily lives. At a certain point in history, however, toilets did not exist. Let’s dive into the fascinating history behind the invention of the toilet, and how it has progressed and evolved over time.    The word toilet derives from …

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25 Different Types of Washing Machines

– Quicklist: Washing Machines Front-Loading  Top-Loading HE Top-Loading Washing Machine/Dryer Combo Stacked Laundry Center Table Top Portable Stackable Washing Machine with Drawer HE Washer/Dryer Set Steam Adaptive Fill Compact Cycle Status Adjustable Legs Add Garment Advanced Vibration Control Delay Start Door Window Soft-Close Lid Smart (WiFi) Energy Star Agitator Impeller Washing machines existed as early …

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What is the Drawer Under the Oven for?

Your oven is one of the most important appliances in your home. However, you may not know everything about your oven, and what it does.  If you are wondering what the drawer under your oven is for, you aren’t alone. It turns out, the answer isn’t straightforward. There are three possible purposes for the oven …

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Oven vs Air Fryer (Differences? Similarities? When to Use One or the Other?)

You may feel like every day; there is a new kitchen appliance coming out. Every one of them seems better than everything else you have. But, you only have so much room in your kitchen. So, sometimes you have to make choices about which new appliance and gadgets you really want.  Air fryers are a …

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Are Water Heater Gas or Electric?

Starting the morning with a hot shower is one of the favorite ways to kick-start the day. This little pleasure of life would not be possible without water heaters. This is one of those electrical devices whose purchase has probably generated these questions on some other occasion. Water heaters are made with gas and electricity …

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