A sink full of dirty dishes is a good way to ruin an appetite. Faced with the need to do a chore before eating, the result is all too often not eating. Or, rather than skipping a meal, a quick run to the local fast food establishment could be the answer to avoidance of the dreaded dirty dishes. Neither option is particularly appealing. If dirty dishes got you down, the only way to deal with them is to (eventually) clean them up. If kitchen size is the source of your procrastination, a compact dishwasher could be the solution.
There have been a number of reports in recent months claiming an easy way to clean your keyboard is to run it through the dishwasher. A few MacFixIt readers have asked questions about these reports, and have wondered if they should try it. Though we cannot recommend this method of cleaning for everyone, it may be a last resort for some keyboards. Even so, there are a few cautions you should be aware of in doing this, especially since without observing them you may end up with a clean but broken keyboard.… Read more
There is one kitchen appliance that comes to mind perhaps more than any other in the morning: the coffee maker. No matter if it's drip-brewed or espresso that is doing the calling, the allure of that particular machine leads us out of bed and down the hall, where we contend with sleepy motor skills as we prepare our morning caffeine fix. For a moment, all attention is focused on this one undertaking, one that requires a trip to the sink for water--and that's where we run into last night's dirty dishes. Suddenly, the coffee maker isn't … Read more
It's easy to think that a dishwasher is just a dishwasher, but just a few minutes with the new Trifecta dishwasher from Jenn-Air will convince you otherwise. It comes with a brand-new washing system that allows you to control every aspect of how it cleans your dishes, down to which racks actually receive water. The cleaning cycles range from the very gentle china/crystal cycle to a heavy wash cycle suitable for pots and pans. Even better, it can carry out the wide variety of cleaning options silently.
In addition to its bells and whistles, the Trifecta is Energy … Read more
The launch of Miele's new Eco Dishwasher (also known as Miele G 1225 SC Eco Dishwasher) offI Iers a dishwasher that goes the extra mile for efficiency. The wash program of the Eco Dishwasher has been developed so that you can run a load of dishes and use less than three gallons of water. The power required to run a load is equally low (0.6 kilowatt hours), incorporating a Turbo function that cuts up to 50 minutes off the length a wash cycle. Where many appliance makers have had to reduce the size of an appliance in order … Read more
Not everything we write about here is flashy and shiny. Sometimes, we've got to get down to the nitty-gritty. Sometimes, we've got to figure out just where that icky smell is coming from. The culprit? Most likely your garbage disposal or dishwasher, and the latest offering from Whirlpool can help.
The new Affresh dishwasher and disposal cleaner can help maintain your kitchen appliances and keep your kitchen smelling fresh and clean. Pop a tablet in your main dishwasher detergent tray; place a second in your prewash tray or in the bottom of the dishwasher. Run the machine on … Read more
Few things in life excited me as much as reading that using the dishwasher actually uses less water and energy than washing dishes by hand. Say what you will about my enthusiasm, but with seven people in this house, we go through a lot of dishes, and that's a huge chunk of my life reclaimed.
For even more excitement, take a look at Miele's greenest dishwashers to date--the new G 2002 series uses only 5.1 gallons of water in its Normal cycle, with many models exceeding Energy Star's 2011 water and energy standards. Want even … Read more
It's hard to keep us out of the kitchen, for no other reason than we just really enjoy food! Today we offer up a dilectable assortment of gourmet gadgets.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 156
If there's one thing I dislike more than folding laundry, it's doing the dishes. But they've got to get done somehow, because I hate having a dirty kitchen more than either of those things.
Electrolux is always coming up with creative ways to keep your kitchen clean. Here at Appliances and Kitchen Gadgets, it's best-known for its sponsorship of the Electrolux Design Lab, which gives industrial design students an opportunity to strut their stuff each year in designing innovative home appliances. In keeping with its reputation, the company has come up with a unique concept for … Read more
If you hate doing dishes by hand, then you'll jump for joy over the creation of this monstrous twin compartment dishwasher by Baumatic.
Dubbed "the Mega90," this clunker is little more than two 18-inch single washers squeezed right next to each other. But if you have the space and extra energy to spare, the Mega90 is capable of washing up to 16 place settings in one fell swoop. Armed with a variety of cycle options, including Normal, Intensive, Economy, Glass, Rapid, Rinse, and Soak, you can bathe your dirty dishes in a temperature of your choice between … Read more