Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tips

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The garbage disposal is an amazing kitchen tool. It takes care of tons of food items and keeps you from having to keep scraps in the garbage, where they could smell up the house. Although garbage disposals are mainly self-cleaning, they should be given a bit of extra care a few times a year. Keep reading for some easy ways to keep your disposal in top shape and odor free! Continue reading

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The Dishwasher Smells?

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One of the worst things about smelly appliance is many people don’t know where to look or how to even clean to get the smell to disperse. One of the smelliest appliances that can create a foul smell is the dishwasher. The dishwasher has constant food, water and other materials sitting or cycling through it weekly, so there may come a point where it starts to smell. Read below on where to look when it comes to the smells in the dishwasher.

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How to fix a smelly washer

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We put our clothes in the washer expecting them to come out smelling beautiful. Nothing is worse than the clothing coming out still smelly! If this happens to you, your washer probably needs to be cleaned. We are here to help by giving you a step by step list to making your washer and clothes smelling pretty again.  Continue reading

Smelly dishwasher? Dirty dishes? Clean your filter!

Open dishwasher with dishes in rackDoes your dishwasher smell? Are your dishes coming out feeling gritty or covered with fine food particles? To fix this, clean your dishwasher’s filter.

Most new dishwasher models have a removable filter (also called a manual-clean filter) that you should clean on a regular basis. The filter sits below the lower dish rack and spray arms. There might be a cylindrical fine mesh filter and coarse mesh filter cover, as show in this video. Both these parts can be removed and cleaned in your sink with a little dishwashing soap and warm water. Check and clean out the sump area (the hole where the filter goes) for any food particles or other objects that may have become lodged there.

Why do dishwashers have filters?

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Tips for freshening up your home during the winter

Woman with cleaning supplies facing kitchenFollow these tips to freshen up your home while you are stuck inside this winter.

Clean your carpets

Use the many hours you spend inside to clean your rugs. If you do not own a carpet cleaner or steam cleaning vacuum, most hardware and grocery stores have carpet cleaners for rent.

You can also make your own dry carpet cleaner at home using a number of items you probably already have in your kitchen pantry. This Continue reading

Why is my new oven smoking and producing a smell?

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Did you recently purchase a new oven only to find out it smokes and smells the first time you turn it on? What’s going on? Well, you can relax, this is normal.

It turns out the smell or smoke might be coming from the residue of oils added to the oven cavity during the manufacturing process, or from the insulation of your new oven.

To get rid of this smell, you can try running a self-cleaning cycle. Be sure to open a window, or use your range vent hood to help ventilate the room.

Also, if you have a pet bird, put it in a well-ventilated room far from your kitchen,  or remove it from your home during the self-cleaning process.  Birds can be extremely sensitive to the fumes produced by an oven’s self-cleaning cycle. Be sure to allow your home to air out before bringing your bird back inside.