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Kitchen appliances make your life easier. Take a look inside the kitchen appliances you use all the time and learn how they work, from refrigerators to garbage disposals.

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Appliances are the workhorses of your kitchen. While features and performance are important considerations, how they'll look in your kitchen probably matters to you, too.


How Self-cleaning Ovens Work

 How Self-cleaning Ovens Work

Have you ever wondered how self-cleaning ovens work? Keep reading to learn how self-cleaning ovens work and learn more about other kitchen appliances! See more »

Are retro kitchens making a comeback?

 Are retro kitchens making a comeback?

Are retro kitchens making a comeback? Keep reading to find out if retro kitchens are making a comeback at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How can I get the most out of my kitchen appliances?

 How can I get the most out of my kitchen appliances?

How can I get the most out of my kitchen appliances? Keep reading to learn how to get the most out of your kitchen appliances at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Hook Up a Water Line to a Refrigerator

How to hook up a water line to a refrigerator. Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about how to hook up a water line to a refrigerator. See more »

 How to Defrost a Freezer

Do you know how to defrost a freezer? Find out how to defrost a freezer in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Install a Wall Oven

Do you know how to install a wall oven? Find out how to install a wall oven in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Make a Solar Oven

Do you know how to make a solar oven? Find out how to make a solar oven in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Beer Kegs Work

 How Beer Kegs Work

Beer kegs are the centerpiece of many festive occasions. It keeps beer fresh and makes it portable. Learn all about how beer kegs work in this article. See more »

How Kegerators Work

 How Kegerators Work

Kegerators store and pour beer differently from standard kegs. Learn how kegerators work. See more »

How Induction Cooktops Work

 How Induction Cooktops Work

If you're looking for a way to modernize your kitchen, you may be considering induction cooktops. Learn about induction cooktops. See more »