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6 Simple Alternatives to the Clothes Wringer

The washing machine has improved the lives of many and, especially with modern models, even transformed the dreaded chore of laundry to a pleasant one. Yet, for whatever reason, many of us still don’t have access to our own washing machine and dryers at home. Some people also prefer to wash and dry their own …

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5 Eco-Friendly Humidifier Alternatives

You know that winter’s at hand when dry air becomes an issue. The winter season brings with it low humidity as well as a string of problems from worsening allergies, parched nasal membranes, dry skin to nosebleeds and static electricity. The humidifier fixes these issues by regulating the moisture in your home. On the other …

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39 Types of Modern Kitchen Appliances (Design, Cooking & SMART Technology)

The interesting aspect of the word “modern” when used in relation to appliances, is it can mean one of three things, all of which are very different. Our aim with this extensive modern kitchen appliance guide is to provide information for every meaning. Here’s what I mean. When someone wants to learn more about modern …

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7 Cost-Saving Washer and Dryer Pedestal Alternatives

A washer and dryer pedestal contributes to better ergonomics and can prevent back pain caused by having to bend over while doing the laundry. A front loader washer can also benefit from the added stability the pedestal brings since it serves as a sturdy base especially under the weight of the washer when it’s filled …

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18 Terrific Space Heater Alternatives

What is a space heater? Google defines it as “a self-contained appliance, usually electric, for heating an enclosed room.” Why define it? Because in order to understand viable alternatives, we need to know what it is we’re comparing. Space heaters do two things. They heat up a room, which in turn keeps people warm. Yes, …

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13 Types of Air Purifiers for Your Home

It’s well established by now that indoor air pollution can be a threat to you and your family’s health. Long-term exposure to unclean indoor air makes people more prone to heart diseases, a host of respiratory disorders, and even cancer. Radon, tobacco smoke, carbon monoxide, perfumes and fragrances, VOCs, and household disinfectants are some of …

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25 Different Types of Bread Machines

A man named Joseph Lee invented the first automated bread machine in the 1800s. By the 1950s, the machine had become a staple in almost all major bread manufacturers at that time. The machine, however, was not yet designed for home use because of its size. A Japanese company invented the first one-loaf bread machine …

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The History of the Vacuum Cleaner

We have many different types of vacuum cleaners today, all for the same purpose of making our household chores easier to accomplish. Although there is a wide range of selections to choose from, they were all borne out of necessity. Discover the brilliant minds behind this reliable household appliance and how it managed to suck …

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21 Different Types of Baking Mixers

The first baking mixer was a standing mixer invented by Herbert Johnson, an American engineer for the Hobart Manufacturing Company. The inspiration struck after Johnson watched a baker work laboriously on mixing bread dough with a metal spoon. By 1915, Hobart sold 80-quart mixers to professional bakers. In 1919, Hobart introduced the first 5-quart countertop …

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Most Expensive Refrigerators (Top 5)

Found in many luxury kitchens, expensive refrigerators do not just add glimmer and style but also equally luxurious ways of keeping a bottle of milk cold. Interestingly, some of the most expensive refrigerators have French doors or armoire style. Some are customized, offer plenty of storage and have added features to ensure that the meat, fruits, and …

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Detailed History of the Washing Machine

The washing machine has been around longer than you’d think. This time-saving household appliance first appeared in the 1760s while its modern version first came out in 1908. The automatic washing machine was introduced just in time in 1937 which significantly freed up women’s time from household chores and that eventually led to paving the …

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The History of the Dishwasher

About 68 percent of American homes have a dishwasher, with half of these households using the appliance about one to six times per week. Lower-income and smaller households reportedly use their dishwasher less frequently, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). Backed by research, it turns out that using the dishwasher can save you …

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The History, Evolution and Everything About the Refrigerator

The refrigerator is so much a part of the American households that 15 percent of these homes own at least two. The U.S. sells over eight million refrigerators a year of which an estimated 70 percent are a top mount. An estimated one-quarter are side-by-side refrigerators while the least sold (less than five percent) are …

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The History of the Microwave Oven

The microwave celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. The early versions didn’t catch fire with the American public right away not only because they were sold at a high price tag but also because of safety concerns regarding leaked dangerous radiation. Japanese and Korean manufacturers entered the scene in the mid-1980s with their smaller and …

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14 Different Types of Pressure Washers

The concept of pressure washers was discovered by accident during the glory days of prohibition in 1926. Frank W. Ofeldt II was in his garage designing a portable whiskey when he discovered the strange phenomenon of his design’s steam. He realized that a cleaning contraption could be made out of it. Ofeldt collaborated with the Homestead …

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