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5 Tips to Better Baking

You can get great results in your oven with these simple tips from our cooking expert Anna Carl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbhBD7bP2XM&feature=youtu.be  First, pick your pan carefully; dark or dull pans enhance browning, while shiny or insulated pans slow...

Preheating 101

The kitchen range is typically known as the work horse of the kitchen. It can bake, broil, roast and toast, but do you know how to get the most out of it? Here are some simple tips from our cooking expert Anna Carl on the importance of preheating and how...

8 Tips to Better Holiday Card Photos

The holidays are right around the corner, and soon your mailbox will be full of beautiful, glossy holiday cards. Forget to book a photographer? Or maybe you just don't want to spend the extra money? Whirlpool Creative Studios Manager, Christopher Craig gives his tips...

YES! You CAN Cook a Turkey in the Microwave!

A popular joke is floating around social media just in time for Thanksgiving: “Hey mom, how many minutes does it take to microwave a 25 lbs. Turkey?” The responses are funny, with reactions of shock, horror and disbelief. Even though mom typically knows best, mom may...

How to Avoid ‘Trapped Turkey Syndrome’

How to Avoid ‘Trapped Turkey Syndrome’ Setting the temperature higher than 500 degrees can engage your oven’s locking mechanism It’s a nightmarish situation. Your family and friends are all gathered at your home for Thanksgiving or Christmas—and they’re all hungry....

How to Use Convection Cooking to Make Holiday Meals Legendary

Your reputation as a holiday chef is on the line. You want perfectly browned turkey, succulent ham and evenly cooked pies and side dishes. It’s the perfect time to use that convection setting on your range For those who aren’t familiar, a convection oven has a fan and...

CLEANING

Speedy Stain Removal: Swimsuits and Athletic Wear

Spandex stretched out? Sweat stains on your shirts not going away? Designed for comfort and versatility, athletic wear is meant to handle an onslaught of activities. It can also be an investment for those serious about their workouts, making proper laundry care a must...

Stain Removal: The Basics

There's no way around it. Stains happen. When they do, just follow these simple guidelines to remove them. General Rules for Stain Removal Treat stains promptly. Fresh stains are easier to remove than old ones. If the stain is on a non-washable fabric, take it to the...

How to Take Care of Your Wool: The Basics

As the temperature consistently hovers below freezing, it is your wool sweaters that will become the favorite choice in the clothing rotation. However, too many consumers still view wool as a material that requires frequent dry cleaning, and one that is ruined from a...

Food Preservation 101

When it comes to your refrigerator, the freezer has a pretty important role. Aside from keeping your ice cream cold, the freezer is where you store leftovers and your favorite fruits and vegetables so they’re always in season. How you store your favorite items also...

The 12 Stains of the Holiday Season

The holidays are often the busiest time of year—and the messiest. While the season is a time for family gatherings full of warm and cheery greetings, the stains left behind should not be how memories are made. From that first jingle sung to the very last ornament...

STAIN TIPS

How to Deal With End of Summer Stains

As summer sadly comes to an end, its time to turn our attention to the left behind stains from a summer of fun!

DESIGN & ORGANIZATION

A Crash Course for Your Kitchen: Ranges 101

Ranges, often known as ovens or stoves, are a versatile tool that can accommodate multiple approaches to cooking. The latest features and technology help boil liquids and heat faster, while multiple range configurations help make entertaining easy. For those cooks who...

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 environment can make...

5 Tips for Home Office Happiness

For some, a home office is where they spend the working day. For others, it’s a family paperwork depot for dealing with bills, permission slips, to-do lists, coupons, and whatever else the postman brings, or the teacher sends home. Whether you spend minutes or hours...

Cooktops: Electric or Gas?

Gas or electric? When it comes to cooktops, home cooks have been asking this question for years and with so many options on the market today, how do you know which one is right for your lifestyle? Each option has distinct benefits so it's important to pick the one...

3 Tips For An Organized Garage

Take your garage from messy to organized in these three simple steps: Designate Zones - Creating areas within the garage for lawn & garden equipment, sports equipment and tools will not only help you organize but will also help the rest of the family know where to...

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