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Solved! What to Do When the Dishwasher Stops Draining
Q: I opened the dishwasher door to find the bottom of the unit filled with dingy water! My first thought was that the...
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Buyer’s Guide: Chest Freezers
Whether you have a large family to feed, do a lot of hunting or fishing, or simply tend to grocery-shop in bulk, a ch...
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The #1 Thing You're Forgetting to Do Before Leaving on Vacation
It's one thing to leave your home unattended for a few hours. But when you're preparing to go away for a period of da...
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Cult Favorites: 9 Top-Rated Amazon Products That Homeowners Swear By
Online shopping is the way of the world—but some online purchases still elicit hesitation: Just what can you expect when that package arrives at your door? Even i...
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Video: Your Coffee Maker Is More Versatile Than You Think
The world is full of unitasker appliances—the rice cooker, the panini press, the juicer, the waffle iron. These clunk...
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Solved! What to Do When Your Refrigerator Stops Cooling
Q: A can of soda that I just pulled out of my fridge is barely cool. I’ve also recently noticed that my milk isn’t as...
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Buyer’s Guide: Leaf Vacuums
While turning leaves are lovely, once they start to drop, the task of clearing walkways and readying your yard for wi...
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How To: Clean Refrigerator Coils
The refrigerator is arguably the most important major appliance in the kitchen, and it’s often the most expensive one...
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Buyer's Guide: Handheld Vacuums
You can’t beat a handheld vacuum when you need to quickly clean up common messes like broken glass, pet hair, and coo...
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15 Things Never to Put in the Fridge
The refrigerator is one of the greatest inventions of all time. It provides a safe and convenient place to store food, and it puts ice cold beverages at your fing...
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13 Things Never to Put in the Microwave
Rush, rush, rush—in today's 24/7 culture, a microwave can be a real boon to busy households and time-strapped cooks. But even though these ubiquitous appliances a...
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Buyer’s Guide: Electric Grills
Grilled food fans, rejoice! The industry has been busy perfecting electric grills, filling a need for folks who want ...
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How To: Install a Bathroom Fan
Bathroom fans don’t have to sound like a jet engine to remove enough air to keep your bathroom mold- and odor-free. I...
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Video: How to Clean a Dishwasher
 It may sound strange, but a dishwasher needs an occasional rinse to get it fresh and clean. The hot water that flows...
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Video: The Trick to Cooling Your Home with Low-Cost Window Fans
 Whoever said "Summer time and the living's easy" must have never lived in a sweltering region with no air conditioni...
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10 Things a Coffee Maker Can Do—Besides Brew Coffee
Ah, your coffee machine! It’s your daily savior first thing in the morning—because does anything smell better than a fresh-brewed pot of coffee? But the appliance...
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How To: Clean a Fan
Oscillating fans are a smart choice for cool comfort thanks to a side-to-side rotating mechanism that evenly distribu...
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Buyer’s Guide: Portable Air Conditioners
In the ambient heat of summer, nothing beats walking inside to a blast of chilled air. But while air conditioning pro...
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Here's What Your Home Appliances Looked Like 100 Years Ago
Today's pricey, high-tech gadget may be tomorrow's has-been, little more than the seed for some cooler innovation to come. That was certainly the case with these ...
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Buyer's Guide: Tower Fans
During the summer months, many homeowners use a fan to assist in circulating indoor air and increasing the comfort le...
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Bob Vila Radio: Troubleshooting a Washing Machine
Clothes sopping wet at the end of a wash? That's not a good sign. The likeliest culprit? The spin cycle. Here are a f...
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How To: Move a Refrigerator
When you’re starting out in a new home or renovating the kitchen in your current one, the time may come when you must...
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Buyer’s Guide: Portable Grills
Homeowners who host frequent outdoor gatherings tend to have strict opinions about what kind of backyard grill keeps ...
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Solved! What to Do About a Smelly Dishwasher
Q: I’ve noticed an unpleasant odor coming from my dishwasher, and my usual dishwashing detergent clearly isn’t strong...
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9 Signs You Need to Replace Your Fridge
The refrigerator is a major investment and an absolute necessity. If you splurge for a high-quality model, this household staple can last as many as 10 to 15 year...
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Flip Your Fridge to Save Money—and the World!
[bobsays_inset]The electricity bill comes at the end of the month. You open it (perhaps begrudgingly), pay the amount...
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Buyer's Guide: Mini Fridges
A space-smart decision for dorm rooms and tiny spaces alike, the mini fridge keeps food and beverage close at hand wi...
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Buyer's Guide: Robot Vacuums
Nobody enjoys dragging a heavy vacuum across all carpeted floors of the house and repeating the job only a week later...
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Solved! What to Do When the Washer Won't Spin
Q: I went to transfer a load of laundry to the dryer, and to my chagrin the clothes were sopping wet! Why didn’t the ...
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9 Crazy Gadgets That Cost More Than Your Mortgage
How much are you willing to pay to add an extra dose of utility, convenience, and luxury to your space? For those who can afford to splurge, the items on this lis...
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10 Gadgets for Every Lazy Cook's Kitchen
Behind every beloved family recipe is a secret ingredient that makes the meal taste that much better—and usually that hidden X factor is time. Rush through making...
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Buyer's Guide: Space Heaters
Ever-rising utility costs can make it difficult to heat an entire house during the coldest months of the year. To kee...
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How To: Descale a Keurig
Whether your daily drink of choice is a frothy latte, creamy hot cocoa, or an old-fashioned cup of Joe, the Keurig ca...
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10 Chores You Only Have to Tackle Once This Year
We all aspire to a tidy home, but sticking to a regular cleaning routine can be challenging. While some areas demand constant attention--think kitchen counters-- ...
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How To: Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent
Enter any supermarket and it’s obvious that detergent is big business. Yet while the choices seem endless, today’s co...
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Solved! What to Do When Your Garbage Disposal Stops Working
Q. After dinner, I rinsed off the dishes in the sink like I always do, and then I flipped on the garbage disposal swi...
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11 Totally Unexpected Uses for a Crock-Pot
Most people think a slow cooker is good only for making a huge vat of chili or a warm, comforting pot of stew. Well, as it turns out, there are a lot of other use...
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Bob Vila Radio: Selecting the Right Stove for Your Home
No kitchen stove is perfect. Both gas and electric models offer advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few consider...
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How To: Remove Scratches from Stainless Steel
From sinks to appliances, counters to cabinet hardware, stainless steel remains a popular kitchen trend, favored for ...
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10 Low-Cost Cures for an Overstuffed Fridge
We've all been there: After some major grocery shopping, you're forced to play a game of fridge Tetris just to make it all fit in the icebox. The innovative compa...
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Genius! Give Your Appliances a Stainless Steel Makeover
Stainless steel automatically free from dirt and grime, but it's durability and beauty sure make it popular. It’s now...
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Buyer's Guide: Room Humidifiers
Heating and air conditioning strip your home’s air of its natural humidity. The result: An uncomfortable dryness that...
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How To: Make Your Own Oven Cleaner
It’s common to ignore oven spills and splatters until you can’t avoid seeing—or smelling—them on the walls, racks, an...
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How To: Descale a Kettle
As temperatures chill, who can resist a piping-hot cup of tea? But beware! If you fall into the tea habit, over time ...
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So, You Want to... Install a Range Hood
Whether integrated underneath the cabinets or suspended as a focal point over a kitchen island, the range hood is the...
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12 Inventions That Do All Your Chores
Humans have long harnessed the power of machines to help us work better, faster, and smarter. Many of these technologies work in the background of our home, heati...
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Solved! What to Do When Your Freezer Isn’t Freezing
Q: I’ve noticed that my freezer isn’t working as well as it used to. Is there any possibility of a quick fix instead ...
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How To: Clean a Gas Grill
It's one of the most loved rituals of summer—friends and family gathering together in the backyard to enjoy some hot-...
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How To: Clean an Electric Stove Top
Like most home cooks, you probably love whipping up meals but hate cleaning up afterwards. If you neglect tidying up ...
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How To: Clean a Dryer Vent
If you've recently noticed that your clothes are taking longer to dry than they used to, you may need to look no furt...
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How To: Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades
At the start of growing season, part of the necessary prep every homeowner with hopes of a greener yard tacks (or sho...
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Quick Tip: The Right Temperature Setting for Your Fridge
The kitchen is the heart of the home, a place for cooking, eating, and gathering with friends and family. But oftenti...
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Solved! What to Do About a Smelly Washing Machine
Q: Lately, every time I open my washing machine door, I detect a foul-smelling odor—not the fresh scent of clean clot...
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All You Need to Know About Painting Appliances
Wishing for a way to refresh a kitchen or laundry room without sinking thousands of dollars into a renovation? If you...
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How To: Clean an Iron
There’s nothing more frustrating than discovering that your iron is soiling your favorite clothes while you're trying...
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7 Smart Tips for Saving Big Money on Major Appliances
If your New Year’s resolutions include remodeling a room or two, while you're at it you should consider replacing any...
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9 Ways You’re Loading the Dishwasher Wrong
You may not realize it, but it is possible to load your dishwasher incorrectly—and doing so could result in broken, corroded, and continuously dirty dishes. Get t...
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10 Unexpected Things to Put in Your Freezer—And Why
While many of us think of the freezer as the home of our favorite cool treats and last-minute meals, we don't often realize the range of possibilities this undera...
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How To: Clean a Glass Cooktop
Many homeowners invest in glass cooktops because their modern, flat surface makes them both easy on the eye and easy ...
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How To: Clean Oven Window Glass
You know the story: After cooking a big meal—especially after doing so several times a week, for months—splattered gr...
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How To: Troubleshoot a Leaky Washing Machine
Did you know the average American family washes eight loads of laundry a week? That translates to more than 400 loads...
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10 Weirdly Awesome New Uses for Old Appliances
Let’s face it, appliances don’t last forever. And when they bite the dust, we’re left wondering how to dispose of them. Here’s an idea: don’t! Instead, try one of...
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5 Smart Solutions for an On-the-Fritz Fridge
Holiday entertaining is getting underway, and gracious hosts everywhere are busy cleaning, shopping, decorating, craf...
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Quick Tip: The Best Way to Prevent Freezer Burn
For many Thanksgiving hosts, the holiday's fun, family, and food mark the culmination of a month-long process: dilige...
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Quick Tip: Remove Wrinkles Easily—Without an Iron
This crisp fall forecast calls for bundling up—that means some rummaging through your closet to unearth options for l...
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7 Smart Ways to Cycle Through Laundry Faster
Not all that long ago, clotheslines were the household norm. Today, however, while plenty of people like to air their...
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9 Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Appliances
All major appliances are subject to general wear and tear, and that means they will eventually break down and need to be replaced. But we don’t have to help them ...
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How To: Clean a Toaster
You use your toaster almost daily, but when was the last time you cleaned this receptacle for burnt crumbs? We have s...
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Genius! The Clean, Green DIY Washing Machine
When a new washing machine can cost up to $1,000, there are plenty of reasons to consider a cheaper alternative befor...
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7 Features That Define the New American Home
Indoor plumbing. Electric lights. We take these things for granted today, but there was a time when such basic conveniences were novel and sought after. Of course...
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How To: Clean an Air Conditioner
Air conditioners are our saving grace during sticky summers—there’s nothing quite like the relief of walking into a r...
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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Can Do
Your microwave is amazing for many reasons: It speeds up cooking, it reheats your favorite leftovers—and let’s not forget about all that instant popcorn! But this...
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12 Household Favorites Born in the USA
To keep your home patriotic long after the fireworks have faded and your red, white, and blue decorations have been packed away, take a look at these favorites—al...
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5 Reasons to Quit Washing Dishes by Hand
Gone are the days of loud, inefficient dishwashers that leave your dishes only partially clean. The new generation of...
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How To: Clean a Coffeemaker
Bleary-eyed fumbling for that first cup of joe can lead to spills, yet despite this repeated abuse during the morning...
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Quick Tip: Cleaning Up a Battery Leak
All batteries—particularly the alkaline variety—leak over time, whether drawing a current or not. So even if you heed...
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Induction Cooktops 101
Picture this: You put a large pot of water on the stove and within only a few minutes, the water has rolled to a boil...
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The All-Time Best Kickstarter Inventions for the Home
So, it’s the 21st century and we’re not living like the Jetsons. Fine. But we can get as close as possible to total home automation with these incredible new inve...
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Meet the Next Generation of High-Tech Kitchen Appliances
How'd you like to cook your dinner from your desk and have a hot meal waiting for you when you get home? Sounds pretty good, and it can easily be a reality for an...
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How To: Clean a Refrigerator
As the only home appliance to host a rotating population of mess-making foods, it's no wonder the refrigerator ranks ...
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Slash Your Electric Bill with 11 Savvy Hacks
<p>How much do you pay for electricity each month? Whatever the answer, you probably wouldn't mind having a lower electric bill. The good news is, there are many ...
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Big Chill's Cutting-Edge, Retro-Styled Appliances
How did Big Chill end up manufacturing cutting-edge new kitchen appliances that look, in the best way possible, 60 ye...
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Gas or Electric? Choose Your Next Stove Wisely
There are two main types of stoves—gas and electric. Each type has its devotees, and its detractors. Which stove you ...
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10 Ingredients for a Cutting-Edge Kitchen
For the latest in smart tech and push-button convenience, look no further than today's kitchens. Truly modern kitchen amenities are not only technologically savvy...
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How To: Clean an Oven
You&#39;ve put it off for months, hoping the little spills and splatters inside the oven would vanish of their own accord...
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Why Isn't the Dryer Drying?
Are you stumped by the fact that your dryer seems to take forever these days? If your clothes dryer needs more time t...
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How To: Clean Any Appliance
Kitchens can be pretty filthy places: dirty dishes in the sink, spilled food on the counters, cooking oils and grease on the stovetop, and even pet food on the fl...
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Ugly Appliance? 7 Easy Makeovers That Totally Transform
What do you do with an ugly fridge or an unsightly dishwasher? If your budget dictates that you won't be upgrading to this year's sleek new models, there's still ...
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How To: Clean Stove Burners
We&#39;ve all been there: It&#39;s the end of a long day, and rather than wipe up the splatters on the range, you decide the ...
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Beep, Beep, Beep: Silence Your Malfunctioning Smoke Detector
If there have been nationwide polls conducted to determine what drives homeowners the most crazy, I would bet that be...
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The Right Way to Dispose of Batteries
Just think about how many different types of batteries exist. From non-mercury alkalines to lithium-ion rechargeables...
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Buyer's Guide: Best Refrigerators
The kitchen plays host to more appliances than any other room in the house, and the king of them all is the refrigera...
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How To: Install a Dishwasher
Installing a dishwasher may seem daunting, but with the right instructions and a little care, it can be a rewarding D...
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How To: Fix a Clogged Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals are handy household tools, but if you're not careful, they can get jammed or clogged. To keep this ...
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Your Dishwasher Can Do Better: 9 Tips to Boost Performance
Modern dishwashers are true time- and labor-savers, but they don’t always perform the way you'd hope. Nearly everyone has had the regrettable experience of openin...
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7 Clever (Unauthorized) Uses for Common Appliances
If you think of your dishwasher, microwave, and coffeemaker as one-trick ponies, you might be surprised that they're each capable of doing a lot more than cleanin...
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The Tiniest Appliances You Never Knew Existed
While an eight-burner range and 48-inch fridge are the stuff home entertaining dreams are made of, smaller living spaces may require some appliance compromises. B...
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The Right Way to Load a Dishwasher
Of all kitchen appliances, the dishwasher must rank as one of the greatest, don't you think? It's a true time-saver. ...
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Buy or DIY: 5 Ways to Fit More in Your Fridge & Freezer
Spice racks, knife holders, and towel bars—there's no shortage of organizational helpers aimed at bettering one's lif...
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Buyer's Guide: Best Dishwashers
When you&#39;re planning a dinner party, it&#39;s not long before you start picturing the pile of plates that will await you ...
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How To: Clean a Stovetop
On those busy nights when you're lucky to have found just 20 minutes to put toward preparing a one-pot meal, cleanup ...
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How To: Clean a Washing Machine
When you throw a load of laundry into the washing machine, your clothes emerge stain- and sweat-free, and that's a wo...
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Bob Vila Radio: Dealing with Finicky Fridge Doors
If your refrigerator door doesn't open and close as it should—or if it doesn’t seal as tightly as it's supposed to—th...
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How To: Defrost a Freezer
Have you got a freezer full of frost? That'll happen. Fortunately, defrosting a freezer isn't as big a deal as people...
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10 New Kitchen Products to Make Your Life Better
What if you could get boiling hot water with the flick of a switch or turn on your oven from outside the home? Conveniences that once seemed like science fiction ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Microwave Steam Cleaning
The best way to keep your microwave clean is to wipe it down after every use. But that doesn’t always happen—you’re i...
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How To: Clean a Dishwasher
The idea of cleaning a dishwasher may seem a bit strange at first, but think of it this way: You regularly maintain y...
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Bob Vila Radio: Fixing Chipped Stove Enamel
There’s something so crisp and clean about a kitchen with a traditional, white porcelain enamel stove. But sometimes ...
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Memory Lane: 15 Household Items From Your Childhood That New Houses Will Never See
As technology continues to evolve all around us, household items that were once commonplace have slowly fallen out of favor to be replaced by the latest and great...
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How To: Clean a Microwave
You know it&#39;s time to clean your microwave when obnoxious smells fill the kitchen every time you open the appliance d...
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How To: Install a Dryer Vent
Developed in 19th-century England, the first mechanized clothes dryers were perforated barrels that rotated over flam...
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Bob Vila Radio: Humidifiers
We love the toasty warmth that our radiators and heating vents give off—but the dry indoor air that comes with all th...
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Bob Vila Radio: Save Your Appliance Manuals
When you buy a new appliance, it’s a good idea to hold onto your original documentation, including the owner’s manual...
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How To: Clean Oven Racks
Ugh, is there anything worse than a dirty oven? If you use the appliance at all, chances are that baked-on grease, st...
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Bob Vila Radio: Second Refrigerators
One out of four American homes has a second refrigerator in it, according to the Department of Energy—that’s 30 milli...
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Bob Vila Radio: Patio Heaters
Fall is a lovely time of year to enjoy your outdoor spaces. With the worst of summer’s heat and insects behind you, y...
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Bob Vila's Guide to Kitchen Appliance Care
Your kitchen contains more appliances than any other room in the house. When the units are in good condition, there's...
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Bob Vila Radio: Vent Pollutants
Today’s weather-tight homes are great for energy efficiency, but they’re not so good for indoor air quality. The grea...
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Enter Our GE Appliances "Big Summer Blowout"—TODAY!
Want a fresh look? Need better performance from your home appliances? Waste no time in entering our GE Appliances "Bi...
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Bob Vila Radio: Dehumidifiers
Basements are notorious for being damp, just by virtue of being underground. If you have a damp basement, your first ...
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Selecting Appliances
When researching and selecting appliances, keep a tally of a week’s usage to help you decide what capacity and featur...
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Disguise Your Appliances
Call it the great cover-up. In a trend fueled by manufacturer innovations and designer imagination, appliances are th...
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Choosing Major Kitchen Appliances
Choosing major kitchen appliances can be fun, but homeowners should think of family and lifestyle first. If hiring a ...
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Pick the Right Appliances
When it's time to purchase new appliances, go beyond colors and styles to consider features, capacity, energy efficie...
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Green Machines: Eco-Friendly Electronics
The green movement is in full swing: from organic foods to energy-efficient appliances to greener cleaning products, ...
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New Tech for Old Homes: 5 Easy Upgrades
There was a time when someone who loves old homes would have found it tough to satisfy his inner high-tech geek. But ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Range Hoods
A range hood can blend quietly into your kitchen cabinetry or make a dramatic architectural statement. But whether it...
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Even Your Garbage Disposal Needs TLC
It's not so much that your under-sink workhorse needs strict maintenance, only sensible care. You probably already kn...
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10 Smokin' Hot Range Hoods
Range hoods needn't be ugly add-ons or boring stainless steel. Here are ten designs that definitely sizzle with style.
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Bob Vila Radio: Appliance Manuals
While your important household documents should always be backed up and kept in fireproof storage, some things, like ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Gas Range
Cooking with gas costs half what it costs to cook on electric ranges. Keeping your range clean will keep it efficient...
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New Kenmore Refrigerator Packed with Innovative Features
On the surface the new Kenmore Elite Trio looks a lot like many other French Door models on the market today. But ins...
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Bob Vila Radio: Garbage Disposal Care
While they’ll grind and send most kitchen scraps down the drain in small batches with a good strong flow of cold wate...
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Bob Vila Radio: Washing Machine Hoses
The hoses that deliver hot and cold water to your clothes washer may not be something you think about very often, but...
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Bob Vila Radio: Dryer Vents
Your dryer removes about a gallon of water from every load of laundry. The longer that water stays inside your home, ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Cleaning Your Dryer Vents
Here’s a job you can do in the cool basement to beat the summer heat, and you should add it to your twice a year to-d...
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Bob Vila Radio: Dishwasher Care
Your dishwasher does a lot to make your life easier; here are a couple things you can do to make its life longer!CM_B...
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Bob Vila Radio: Installing a Garbage Disposal
A garbage disposal really keeps things flowing in the kitchen, and installing one isn’t a tough job for a do-it-yours...
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La Cornue's New Built-In Rotisserie
What’s more delicious than slow-roasted chicken on a summer day? Fans of fowl (and fish and other meats too) will be ...
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Bob Vila Radio: The New Fridge
After years of Thanksgiving dinners, superbowls and midnight snacks, it’s probably served you well, but that old frid...
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Bob Vila Radio: Induction Cooking
Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing)...
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Bob Vila Radio: Smart Appliances
Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing)...
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5 Eye-Catching Range Hoods for All Kitchen Styles
There once was a time when homeowners tried to keep their range hoods concealed—attached to a microwave, tucked under...
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Making an Armoire into an Entertainment Center
Bob works with carpenter Bob Ryley to construct an insert for an antique cherry armoire to house his bedroom TV and video collection.
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Building a Privacy Fence and Touring the Completed Kitchen
Bob reviews the progress of his western red cedar custom fence, designed to provide privacy and block the carport from the neighbors’ view.
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Installing Whole-Home Audio and Appliances
A whole-home audio system is installed, along with new appliances, including laundry machines, a freezer and fridge, and an outdoor grill.
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Touring the Completed Basement Remodel
Bob meets with homeowner Sarah Monzon to recap the project, from the initial preparation to the renovations to the finishing touches.
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Installing the Dishwasher
Mike Goodrich show Bob how to install a dishwasher
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Reviewing the Penthouse Living Area & Kitchen
Bob surveys the interior decorating of the penthouse apartment, as well as the top-quality materials and appliances in the kitchen. Also, Bob learns about the dif...
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Kitchen Cabinet Design
Darcie Miller from Wellborn Cabinets is on the site of the modern Colonial project house to talk about the kitchen's design.
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Kitchen Internet Appliance
Brent Thompson (from IceBox) joins Bob in the kitchen to talk about a new Internet appliance.
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Moving Appliances Without Damaging Wood Floors
Bob meets with flooring specialist Howard Brickman, who has completed the home's beautiful wood floors. The next challenge is to move heavy appliances across the ...
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Convection Oven Installation
Bob joins electrician Larry Dana in the Vermont farmhouse kitchen, as he installs the Kenmore Elite 30 self-cleaning convection oven.
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Installing the Dishwasher, Sink, and Garbage Disposal
Plumbing and heating contractor Doug Buchanan is ready to install the Kenmore Elite dishwasher and the Kohler Dickinson sink (with garbage disposal).
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Installing Permex Shutters, Viewing the Open Floor Plan, and Meeting the Affordable Home Buyers
Bob meets general contractor Wes Lohr at the Colonial-style affordable home in Mashpee, Massachusetts.
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Reviewing the Kitchen and Layout of the Ranch-Style Home
Bob meets plumber Charlie Delvecchio of Cape Plumbing at the ranch-style affordable home in Mashpee, Massachusetts.
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Kitchen and Butler's Pantry, Venetian Blinds, and Luxury Kitchen Appliances, Finishes, and Cabinetry
The huge space that is the kitchen of the Manhattan Brownstone has received its finishing touches. Bob tours.
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Tour of the Home's Exterior, Lighting Design, and Completed Kitchen
Bob tours the exterior of the completed Victorian restoration project house, remarking on the color scheme, breezeway, and artist's studio. Inside the house, Bob ...
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Interlocking Beech Flooring, Anti-Static Carpeting, and the Media Room
Bob looks at the beech flooring in the key hall, before moving to the media room to discuss the carpeting with Gary Johnston (from DuPont) and the electronic comp...
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Cherry Kitchen Cabinet Installation
Bob observes, and assists with, the installation of Cherry cabinets, a Northland refrigerator, and a wine storage system.
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Installing the Entertainment Center Cabinets
Carpenter Bob Ryley works with general contractor Kevin Kalman to install entertainment center cabinets.
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Technology Systems in the Governor's Mansion
Bob inspects the remote device, controlling the PA system, HVAC, lighting, and entertainment systems. In the basement, Bob Ryley is exploring the wires and cables...
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Reviewing the Kitchen Appliances
Bob peeks into the "first kitchen", the kitchen in the first family's private living quarters. Todd Graves (from GE) shows Bob the Halogen oven.
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Kitchen Plumbing Installed
The final connections are made to the new kitchen appliances, including a garbage disposal and a gas stove.
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Oven Hood and Shelving Installation
A restaurant-quality oven hood vent is installed, in addition to Metrowire shelves.
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Installing a Stacked Energy-Efficient Washer-Dryer
Bob assists electrician Barry Driscoll and carpenter Bob Ryley with the installation of a stacked energy-efficient washer-dryer unit.
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Energy-Efficient Washer and Dryer Set Installed
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley install a Maytag Neptune washer-dryer set. Jay Klosterman (from Maytag) describes the product's energy saving features.
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Touring the High-Efficiency Kitchen
Bob reviews the kitchen appliances, paying special attention to their energy saving features.
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Mahogany Deck and Kitchen Appliances
Carpenter Bob Ryley works on the mahogany deck, while new kitchen appliances are installed and the lighting and cabinets undergo examination.
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Bathroom Remodel
Pat and Roger Simons, the owners of the second house in the Elmwood project, review the goals of their bathroom remodel.
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Final Tour of the Completed Second Home in the Project
The second home in the Elmwood project, a Colonial Revival, is complete, after the second-floor bathroom gets a new vanity, new doors for the laundry closet, and ...
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Installing High-Gloss Laminate Cabinets and Surell Countertops
Cabinetry and countertops are brought in for this attic conversion project, and fiber-optic lighting is installed.
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Tour of Yuca Restaurant
Bob tours the heavy-duty, no-nonsense kitchen of Yuca, a Cuban-American restaurant in Miami.
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Setting Up an Entertainment Center
Bob meets with Dan Drook to check out the new multimedia entertainment center.
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CBS Studio Center Tour
Bob takes a tour of the CBS Studio Center, the first of the big movie lots, which eventually gave Studio City, CA its name.
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TV Set Tour
Bob takes a private tour of the set of the television series Grace Under Fire, and meets some interesting characters along the way.
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Built-in-Place Kitchen Cabinets
Bob meets with restoration contractor Richard Marks to discuss the built-in-place kitchen cabinets. Richard explains the floor plan and appliance placement.
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Reviewing the Unfinished Kitchen
Bob reviews the new staircase in the entry hall before he and contractor Larry Landers tour the kitchen, pointing out where furniture, appliances, and fixtures wi...
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Hooking Up the Refrigerator Ice Maker
Bob has finished wiring the Colonial-style light fixture in the entryway and, back in the kitchen, the refrigerator ice maker is hooked up.
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Shopping for Appliances
Bob compares kitchen appliances at the Irv Wolfson Showroom, part of Chicago's Merchandise Mart.
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Chef-Quality Ovens and Cooktop
The Silestone island countertop arrives, with the cooktop cutout done on site. Matt Lihous (from DCS/Fisher & Paykel) explains the features of the Dynamic Cooking...