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How to Keep Appliances Clean

Carolyn asks, “How can I keep my appliances clean?”

One way to keep appliances from showing smudges and fingerprints is to choose one with a textured finish. Stainless steel is also a good choice, but choose models that are a composite of stainless steel and other ingredients, which is almost smudge proof.

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Buying Energy Efficient Appliances and Electronics

To reduce the energy used in your home, look for the Energy Star label when buying appliances, heating and cooling systems, electronics, and lighting. Watch this video to find out more.

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Unique Cooking Appliances for Your Kitchen

From cutting edge ovens and cooktops to unique sinks and countertops, the innovative kitchen products on display at the 2006 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show might be just the thing to set your kitchen apart from the crowd.

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Proper Refrigerator and Freezer Temperatures

Read this article to find out the proper temperature settings for a refrigerator and freezer to prevent the growth of bacteria and keep food safe.

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How to Install a Dishwasher

Whether you’re putting in all new appliances or simply replacing a worn-out machine, installing a dishwasher yourself is a DIY project that’s not that difficult, if you have basic plumbing and wiring skills, and can save you a hefty installation fee. Read on to find out how.

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How to Vent a Range Hood Through the Roof

John asks, “I have a range that is located against an outside brick wall in a one-story kitchen with a flat roof. Can I vent the hood straight up through roof?”

You can vent a range hood through the roof using a 6” single wall pipe. There is proper flashing for flat roofs and a roof cap that has screen around it to keep insects out.

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Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel

Creating a kitchen that’s attractive but easy to keep clean is a goal for most homeowners but it’s especially hard for parents of young children. Kids seem to find away to get fingerprints on every appliance you own.

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