Category: Appliances

Got young kids? Look! Bladeless electric fans.

After running errands and spending hours at the showroom of a custom kitchen designer, Speedy and I had dinner then proceeded to the grocery -- first at S&R for dog food, cat food, vegetables and fruits, then at Shopwise Libis ...»

Some thoughts about buying a clothes dryer

Living with no house help, you can't imagine how many times I've been tempted to buy a clothes dryer and a dishwasher. These electric appliances may be considered standard household items in First World countries but not in the Third ...»

Cooking ranges: Ariston, Elba and La Germania

The kitchen of the new house was designed with a cooking range in mind. What we have right now is an Ariston cooking hob glued into the marble countertop and an Ariston built-in (electric) convection oven both of which are ...»

The refrigerator that’s right for you

I grew up with a huge frost-free Kelvinator. When Speedy and I bought our first fridge back in the 1990s, we ditched the "frost-free" feature to save on power consumption. It was a 12 cubic foot two-door Kelvinator. That was ...»

Water heaters

The house we're buying is equipped with centralized water heating. The plumbing and electrical system are there and we just need to buy a tank-type water heater. What a welcome relief after years of boiling water in kettles and pouring ...»

My new Tefal blender

My very first blender, bought before I was married, was an Oster. I enjoyed it for years. It lasted all through the early years of my marriage. It was the blender that pureed fresh fruits and vegetables for my daughters ...»