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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What are the Quietest Dishwashers?

In the store today, you can find dishwashers with a range of operating sound levels ranging roughly from 39 decibels (dBA) to 63 dBA. I consider any dishwasher with an operating sound level less than 46 dBA to be very quiet. Because some of these dishwashers are so quiet, many manufacturers have implemented lights or displays to show you that, yes, your dishwasher is operating.

Here are some examples of decibel ratings for some common sounds to give you a comparison:

Rustling grass and leaves: 20 dBA
Whisper in library: 30 -40 dBA
Average fridge: 30 – 45 dBA     
Normal conversation: 50 – 65 dBA

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cleaning Stainless Steel - By Laurel Hooper

So there was a link on our facebook page to Martha Stewart and the best way to clean Stainless Steel, and I normally do not say this out loud as most people make fun of those who like Martha Stewart but for the most part I have always been a fan and wished that I was able to spend days in my craft room and or organizing every closest and drawer I have,  but like most of you I need to earn a living......

And with all due respect to Martha as we have lots of Stainless Steel here to remove finger prints from I would just like to say sorry Martha I feel you are not correct. 


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Maytag VS Frigidaire Double Ovens

Have you been thinking about buying a double oven free standing range? If so, I’d like to share some insight with you to help you with the process.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Which Type of Dishwasher Loader are You?

As summer is in full swing, many of us are enjoying picnics, backyard dinners, and reunions! However, with all the gatherings comes the dreaded cleanup! We want to know what kind of dishwasher loader are you. Below, you’ll find descriptions of the most common category of dishwasher loader.  Which one are you?  The Jenga Master?  The Border Patrol?  Or maybe you’re the Architect or the Game player.  Or maybe you fill a category we have missed.

1. The Jenga Master
There is always that one person that can find the last tiny space above that tall cup that perfectly fits your favourite bowl. These loaders maximize every space but always tend to use more detergent.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How to Get a Good Night Sleep? Try a good mattress plus these Helpful Tipzzzzz

Do you find yourself all cozy in bed but keep tossing and turning? Looking for the best way to relax after the chaos of day-to-day life? Well we are here to help you turn that tossing and turning into some well deserved z’s.

Nighttime Bandits

When it comes to sleep there are so many factors that can steal a goodnight’s sleep from you! Many main factors are:

·         Level of light in your room
·         Outside sounds
·         Temperature/humidity
·         Mattress softness/firmness

These are a few of the main culprits that can heavily impact your sleep. A few other issues can be poor diet, lack of exercise and stress. Also irregular schedules and shift work can also alter your sleep patterns. Try to create a bedtime ritual to signal to your body that is time to start relaxing and fall into sleep mode, if only it was as simple as pushing a button on a computer.