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Keep your Children Safe around your stove

Most kids love to touch stuff. It's how they learn. They are natural mimics, and love the old "Monkey see, Monkey do" game. It's great to allow kids to explore their curiosity, and its great to let them experiment around the house, but obviously we need to...

Generic Vs Genuine

People instantly understand Generic vs Genuine, when you talk about putting a cheap wiper blade in their Honda. But when it comes to choosing Generic vs Genuine appliance parts for a fridge, dishwasher or washing machine, some people think it doesn't...

Thinking of Buying a New Appliance? read this first…….

A word of advice if you're buying a new appliance...... Firstly, you should strongly consider keeping your old appliances going as long as you can. Typically it is true that they are better units than they make today. The old adage that 'they don't make...

Does your fridge pass the paper test?

Try this: Get a small piece of paper (about the size of a post-it note, but not sticky.) Place it in between your fridge gasket and the body of your fridge and close the door. Does the paper stay or fall?  Repeat the test in all four corners of the gasket...

Keep your fridge smelling fresh

No matter how clean you keep a fridge they do, over time, develop that stale, off-plastic smell that can be really unpleasant. (not to mention the smells you get when things go rotten in the bottom of the crisper bins!) Room air fresheners and de-oderants...

Is your Dryer a fire Risk?

You have probably seen or heard media articles recently that indicate that clothes dryers represent a significant fire risk, and you may be worried about just how safe your dryer is..... Well, the good news is that it is not as bad as all the hype would...

What to do when your knob is too hard

Sometime sourcing the original Knob for a cooktop can be very hard. Maybe the model number has gone, maybe its in a holiday home and you can't easily get access. Maybe the manufacturer is no longer in business. Well, it's a problem no more because there...

Making your New Cooktop fit your Benchtop.

Make your new cooktop fit your benchtop Modern cooktops are often slightly narrower than older cooktops, and often when you go to replace it, you find it doesn't fit the hole in your bench. In the past the solution was to either fill the gap with something...