Household Appliances

Household appliances and amenities surround you every day, but do you ever wonder how they work? Explore household items and learn how they work.

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Why do the two flat prongs on the plugs for electrical appliances have holes in them?

If you unplug any appliance in your house, there's a 98 percent chance than the two flat prongs have holes in them. Find out the reasons for these holes.


Gas vs. Electric Stoves: Which is really more efficient?

When you're whipping up your famous paella, the thought of saving money and energy probably isn't at the front of your mind. Yet you could be saving money every single time you cook --if you have an energy-efficient stove. See more »

Magnetic Air Conditioners: A High Tech Way Of Keeping Cool

Traditional air conditioners are huge consumers of energy. Could magnetic air conditioners keep our homes cooler inside without making temperatures hotter outside? See more »

What natural gas home appliances are available?

Electricity may seem like the cheap, green way to go, but natural gas is also a popular choice for energizing many common indoor and outdoor appliances. This fossil fuel is efficient, reliable, economical and environmentally friendly. See more »

Should all of my appliances come from the same manufacturer?

You want your new kitchen to look nice, but you also want it to do everything you need a kitchen to do quickly and easily. Would getting all of your appliances from the same manufacturer solve both problems? See more »

Is stainless steel on its way out?

Long a staple of any modern kitchen, stainless steel has been cast off as old news by a vocal band of outliers. Is the ubiquitous appliance material a thing of the past? See more »

How Floor Buffers Work

A buffer can bring a beautiful shine to your floor. But using the wrong pad can do serious damage. What polishing tools are the right fit for your needs? See more »

5 Electric Razor Maintenance Tips

5 Electric razor maintenance tips. Learn 5 tips on electric razor maintenance. See more »

Top 10 Appliances Most Americans No Longer Use

As people discover new technology, they replace old machines with newer, more efficient ones. What are some appliances that have fallen out of favor with the general public? See more »

You've been wondering how to test a blower motor. Learn how to test a blower motor in this article. See more »

If you're planning to do renovations in your home, it's important that you know how to understand electrical outlets. This article will help you learn how to understand electrical outlets. See more »