How to Organize a Refrigerator

Living in an age where streamlining and energy saving are important, self-organization is the key to both. In any modern kitchen, organization starts with the central appliance, the refrigerator. Organize as You Go Organizing your refrigerator begins even as you walk into your kitchen with groceries to unpack. As bags of food items are brought …

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How to Clean Condenser Coils at the Back of the Fridge

To clean refrigerator coils, pull the appliance out from the wall, reveal the coils by removing the cover panel, then clean out all dirt and dust using the long nozzle on your vacuum cleaner. You many need to push up on the legs of the refrigerator, if it has any, to set it on its wheels before …

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How Much Electricity Does a Compact Refrigerator Use?

A basic 120 V mini refrigerator uses approximately 90 watts of power, or about as much as a standard light bulb. More Info: Overall, this averages out to a little over 230 kilowatt hours per year. Depending on how much your power company charges, this could cost you anywhere from $20 to $30 per year. …

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How Long Does It Take to Thaw a Turkey in the Refrigerator?

Frozen turkeys take twenty-four hours for each five pounds of meat to thaw in the refrigerator. More Info: The best way to thaw a turkey in the refrigerator is to leave it in its original packaging and place it on a cookie sheet or platter in the refrigerator. Never thaw a turkey at room temperature, as …

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Who Invented the Microwave Oven?

The microwave oven offers a way to eat food quickly, warm up those leftover slices of pizza and turn any Hot Pocket into a frozen lava cookie. A faster way to cook revolutionized home-cooked meals, allowing for entire dinners to be prepared and frozen for later consumption. That idea wasn’t exactly the thought of Percy …

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Are Microwave Ovens Safe?

In movies about the future, food is often ideally delivered with the press of a button down a shoot or otherwise appearing ready to eat with no fuss of cooking. Microwave ovens are the current way that millions cook their food without going through all of those pots and pans at the end of the …

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What Not to Put Down a Garbage Disposal

Never put grease, hard food items, fibrous materials, non-food items, or contaminated food into a garbage disposal. More Info: Many have the misconception that you can send anything food related down the disposal. The notion that it will grind up anything and everything and wash it away is incorrect. Most garbage disposal systems are designed to grind …

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How Does a Garbage Disposal Work?

The centrifugal force thus created forces waste into the serrated wall of the holding chamber and shreds it into small pieces safe for plumbing. Lugs are small mashing pieces within the disposal that help to force all the waste against and eventually through the wall. A constant stream of water from the faucet makes sure all the …

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Can You Put Eggshells Down the Garbage Disposal?

You CAN put eggshells down the garbage disposal, but your public water department may not approve. The garbage disposal may be able to handle your eggshells ‘effortlessly’, as stated by Insinkerator, a manufacturer of garbage disposals, but some water departments advise against it as eggshells are known to stick to pipes and clog sewage systems. …

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Coffee Grounds in the Garbage Disposal

As far as many garbage disposal models are concerned, you can use them to dispose of coffee grounds without harming the unit.  Some manufacturers, such as the Insinkerator, are specifically designed to handle coffee grounds, bones, and other items discouraged by others. The problem begins beyond the unit itself. Why Not Put Coffee Grounds Down …

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