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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and sometimes it is hard to find the perfect gift that tells mom just how special she is. We’ve put together this list to help you buy the perfect gift for mom. Green-thumb Mom- For the mom who takes care of her garden with the...
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5 Ways to Clean Without Chemicals

Cleaning without harsh chemicals can be easy and even handy! Most of the ingredients you need to clean and deodorizer your home are already in your kitchen. Here are 5 natural ways to clean around the house: Counter tops – For non-porous surfaces combine a 50/50...
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Put Your Cleaning IQ to the Test

Cleaning tips have been passed down and past around for generations. Now with the rise of social networks, these tips are easily shareable, but are these tips myth or fact? Test your cleaning knowledge here....
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Top 10 Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Appliances in Top Shape

Your appliances are the workhorse in your home. They clean so you can spend more time on what really matters. But how often do you clean and maintain them? Here are the top 10 tips to keep your appliances in tip top shape. Refrigerator Condenser Coils – dirt,...
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3 Simple Steps to an Organized Refrigerator

The refrigerator is one of the most touched appliances in the home. Almost every member of the family comes in contact with it at least once a day. So how do you keep it organized? Here are some easy tips the whole family can follow for a more organized fridge....
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How to get your Pet’s Bed and Toys Squeaky Clean

Our furry friends are more than just pets, for many they are members of the family. But these lovable pets can also bring some stinky messes and allergens to the home. Did you know that most pet beds and toys can easily be cleaned at home? Here are some tips from our...
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3 Ideas to Make Your Tailgate Party Menu an MVP

The biggest game of the year also happens to be one of the biggest days for food. Traditional tailgate foods like chicken wings are a fan favorite but if you are looking to add a twist on the traditional fare, here are some fun ideas. LOCAL FLAVOR Take some culinary...
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How to get your Towels Clean & Fresh

Have you ever wondered how you should wash your towels? Or how often you should wash them? It’s a common question for many because towels can be tricky to wash. With so many uses for towels and how often they are used it can be slightly confusing how to take...
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CLEANING TIPS

5 Ways to Clean Without Chemicals

Cleaning without harsh chemicals can be easy and even handy! Most of the ingredients you need to clean and deodorizer your home are already in your kitchen. Here are 5 natural ways to clean around the house: Counter tops – For non-porous surfaces combine a 50/50...
Read More

Put Your Cleaning IQ to the Test

Cleaning tips have been passed down and past around for generations. Now with the rise of social networks, these tips are easily shareable, but are these tips myth or fact? Test your cleaning knowledge here....
Read More

Top 10 Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Appliances in Top Shape

Your appliances are the workhorse in your home. They clean so you can spend more time on what really matters. But how often do you clean and maintain them? Here are the top 10 tips to keep your appliances in tip top shape. Refrigerator Condenser Coils – dirt,...
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3 Simple Steps to an Organized Refrigerator

The refrigerator is one of the most touched appliances in the home. Almost every member of the family comes in contact with it at least once a day. So how do you keep it organized? Here are some easy tips the whole family can follow for a more organized fridge....
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How to get your Pet’s Bed and Toys Squeaky Clean

Our furry friends are more than just pets, for many they are members of the family. But these lovable pets can also bring some stinky messes and allergens to the home. Did you know that most pet beds and toys can easily be cleaned at home? Here are some tips from our...
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DESIGN & ORGANIZATION

3 Simple Steps to an Organized Refrigerator

The refrigerator is one of the most touched appliances in the home. Almost every member of the family comes in contact with it at least once a day. So how do you keep it organized? Here are some easy tips the whole family can follow for a more organized fridge....
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Color in the Kitchen: Black is the new Stainless

Avocado green and harvest gold will always harbor memories of a time long gone – when bell bottoms and orange shag carpet were all the rage. For many years, color was king in the kitchen but just as quickly as those trends faded, so did the trend of brightly...
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Selecting the Right Refrigerator

Buying a refrigerator can be confusing. With so many different types and styles, how do you know which one is the right one for you? We asked our design expert Julia Burke for some tips when purchasing your next refrigerator. The first thing you are going to want to...
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5 Ways Renters and Urban Dwellers Can Go Green

  One of the biggest myths about “going green” is that you have to make a major investment to make a difference. We asked our sustainability experts to dispel that myth with some easy and inexpensive ways renters and those living in an urban...
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Easy Ways to Go Green in your Home

  Going green doesn’t have to break the bank to make a difference. We asked our sustainability experts for their top tips to make a big impact on your environmental footprint and not on your wallet.   Stop Hand Washing & Pre Rinsing. Use your...
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RECIPES

3 Ideas to Make Your Tailgate Party Menu an MVP

The biggest game of the year also happens to be one of the biggest days for food. Traditional tailgate foods like chicken wings are a fan favorite but if you are looking to add a twist on the traditional fare, here are some fun ideas. LOCAL FLAVOR Take some culinary...
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Cinnamon Swirl Holiday Loaf

CINNAMON SWIRL HOLIDAY LOAF Anna Carl – Whirlpool Corporation Food Science Lab This dough is soft, silky and cooperates beautifully when shaped. This cinnamon and sugar swirled yeast dough makes this a delicious addition to Christmas brunch. . Makes: 1 Loaf...
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Cooking Around the World

As a global company, it is important for us to know how cooking is similar and different around the world. Our consumer scientists all around the globe help us understand the unique needs of each region. Our consumer scientist Anna Carl has studied global cooking...
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How to Stretch your Meals

The work week can be busy, leaving little to no time to cook a full family meal. There are some great ways to cook one large meal and let it stretch across the week, saving you time and money. Our Institute of Home Science cooking expert Anna Carl gives her tips on...
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Savory Suppers: Grilled Pesto Shrimp

Our cooking expert Anna Carl shares her recipe for this tasty and easy summer dish that is sure to be a hit on your table. Ingredients 3 ounces of Pesto (homemade or store bought) One pound of thawed, peeled and deveined shrimp High heat cooking spray 5 to 10 skewers...
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