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Recent Efficient Appliances Articles


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5 Simple Solutions to De-Stink Your Towels

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 26, 2014

Do you ever take a load of just-washed towels out of the dryer, only to find that they have … well … an odor, and not a pleasant one? In fact, they may smell downright...


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Presenting Scrubba, the Portable Washing Machine

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 19, 2014

If you’re a traveler, student or frequent mover, you may already be familiar with the plethora of so-called portable washing machines on the market. Most of these run on electricity...


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Your Checklist for an Eco-Friendly Laundry Room

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 15, 2014

When you head to your laundry room, you may think you’re just doing the wash. In reality, though, the home laundry room is much more ... a place where you can make a positive...


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In Praise of Freestanding Kitchen Stoves

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 27, 2014

Designer kitchens, as depicted in recent years via the Internet and glossy decorating magazines, almost invariably feature separate cooktops and wall ovens. Interestingly, though, Consumer...


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Green Renos that Help Your Home’s Resale Value

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 19, 2014

Turning your home more eco-friendly makes sense in terms of reducing energy consumption (while often increasing comfort levels due to more efficient HVAC) for you and your family. And...


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Malfunctioning Appliances

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 18, 2014

When your oven starts to serve up dinner more charred than broiled or your washer begins making suspicious clunking sounds, you’ve got a problem appliance on your hands. If the...


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The Greenest Ways to Dry Your Clothes

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 13, 2014

When you’re trying to live a greener lifestyle, it’s helpful to take a closer look at all your daily activities to evaluate their environmental impact. You may be surprised...


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8 Things that Put Your Washing Machine at Risk

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 04, 2014

A washing machine is an essential household appliance. It’s also a major financial investment. Here’s how to avoid common laundry-day mistakes...