Home Appliances

Home appliances make life easier, but what's really going on inside them? HowStuffWorks Home Appliances articles take a look inside common household appliances.

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5 Ways to Fill Your Freezer for Efficiency

Here are a few ideas to help you give your old wooden furniture a facelift. Learn more about these 5 ways to give your old wooden furniture a new life.

5 Electric Razor Maintenance Tips

5 Electric razor maintenance tips. Learn 5 tips on electric razor maintenance.

What to Do with a Broken Vacuum Cleaner

Throwing away a broken vacuum cleaner is bad for the environment. Learn more about what to do with a broken vacuum cleaner.

10 International Toilets

We all have the same bodily functions, but the way we handle them differs depending on the facilities you encounter around the world. What types of toilets might you see on your worldly travels?

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?

5 Benefits of Front-Load Washers and Dryers

Who knew that choosing a washer and dryer set could be such a difficult and involved decision? Keep reading to learn why the front-loading variety might be perfect for your family's laundering needs.

Dishwasher Sizes and Styles

Most of us don't like washing dishes. Even if you're just rinsing them in preparation for the dishwasher, it can still be an annoying chore. But are there some machines that will do all the work for you?

Refrigerator Dimensions and Counter Depth

Measuring for a refrigerator takes a little bit of skill and foresight. Lucky for you, we have all you need to know right here.

5 Benefits of French Door Refrigerators

You've seen them on the TV cooking shows or in your chic friend's house, but the benefits of French Door Refrigerators go beyond just looks.

How to Remove Scratches From Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel is one of the most popular appliance materials on the market thanks to its ease of care. But what happens if you accidentally scratch your appliance? Read on to learn what to do.

5 Useful Refrigerator Parts and Accessories

So your fridge keeps your food cold. Big deal. Add these five accessories to make it really work for you.

5 Reasons to Buy a Freezerless Refrigerator

Need extra space to store all your farmer's market produce and endless cupcakes? Perhaps you should consider a freezerless fridge.

How can portable dishwashers improve small kitchens?

Dishwashers are great, but they take up a lot of space. Those with ultra-cramped kitchens shouldn't give up hope, however. Portable dishwashers can save room and clean your dishes, too!

5 Creative Solutions in Hiding Your Dishwasher's Front Door

Does your dishwasher stick out like a sore thumb? Well, it doesn't have to. Use one of these creative solutions to hide your kitchen's workhorse.

5 Must-have Accessories for Your Bowl Mixer

Mixers are time- and labor-saving tools for mixing batter, dough and whipped cream. But with attachments, they become powerful, multipurpose kitchen engines. See what accessories we've found to be indispensable.

What appliances are beneficial on other floors of your home?

You don't have to be limited to only one of an appliance. If it makes sense and you have room for it, go crazy and buy in multiples.

What's the advantage to bottom freezer refrigerators?

Refrigerators used to be split into two down the middle, but these days, many refrigerators keep the freezer on the bottom. What's the benefit?

Calculating Convection Oven Cooking Times

Before you test out your favorite old cookie recipe in your new convection oven, you'll need to make a few adjustments to time and temperature. This chart will help you avoid the burns that come with switching oven types.

5 Ways Double Ovens Make Life Easier

Double ovens double your cooking pleasure in ways you may not have considered. Let's look at the top five.

What is the right size washer for you?

A lot of factors come into play when deciding how big your washer should be. But if you've got the space and the money, you should definitely go big. Here's why.

5 Benefits of Induction Cooktops

Induction cooking uses electromagnetism to heat pots and pans in a jiffy, avoiding wasted energy and allowing greater control over temperatures. So is it worth the price?

Washing Machine Water Usage

While the ease of washing clothes has gotten very high, so has the use of water and energy to get those clothes clean. How much water does washing one load of laundry use?

5 Innovative Vacuum Cleaner Features

Vacuums have come a long way since they were first introduced, but the ones on the market today have really made some strides.

Do steam dryers eliminate the need for ironing?

Most of us hate to iron, but it's a necessary evil. Or is it? There may be a new dryer on the market that can eliminate this thankless chore all together.

5 Efficient Features of Top-load Washers

Front-load washers are all the rage right now, but high-efficiency top-load washers have five features that sill beat their shiny new counterparts.


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