Since 1938 Barber & Haskill has been a family owned business serving the Barrie, Midland and Orillia areas. We are dedicated to providing you with the best in products, services and pricing.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HE Washer Detergent


One question that I get asked about frequently is 

"How much soap do I use in my HE washer?"  

"Can I use my regular none HE soap in my new HE washer?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dirt on Dishwashers

Have you washed your dishwasher today?

Really!!!! Who knew right. might seem strange to worry about cleaning an appliance whose job is washing dishes. But these handy machines need routine cleaning just like your other kitchen workhorses. That's because the door attracts fingerprints every time you load it with dirty dishes, and the interior (especially the corners and crevices) accumulates residue comprising food particles, grease, and soap scum. Not only do these deposits look bad, they eventually begin to give off an odor because of bacteria that thrives in warm, moist, and dark places. A monthly cleaning can keep your dishwasher looking like new.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stop the Smelly Washers

Has the latest Gossip about Front Load Washers got you washing the old school way?

Most of us have heard someone telling a horror story of their "smelly front load washer", and how they would "never buy another one"!!!

One of the biggest reasons for a foul odor in your front load washer is using too much soap.

If we do not both use high efficiency (HE) soap and drastically reduce the amount, the washer will have great difficulty rinsing away the soap.
We don't see any suds but there could be soap residue which has trapped soil and will develop a smell if left idle for a few days.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Ditch the Dishes

Summer is here and with long warm sunny days.... 

Well most of the time anyway. 

Barber and Haskill appliance and mattress storeAs a dwellers of the "Snowbelt" area, we need to be appreciating every day that isn't blanketed in snow.
We like our days to be filled with fun and relaxation, standing in the kitchen washing dishes, I know is not what I want to be doing on those warm sunny days.