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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

A Crash Course for Your Kitchen: Refrigerators 101

Is your refrigerator overcrowded? It might just not have enough room for the entire family. A good rule of thumb is eight cubic feet of fresh-food storage for every two people, plus an added cubic foot for each additional person. For example, if your house holds five...

Laundry Room Best Practices

Long ago, mom explained the laundry basics. However, with an expanding wardrobe, new laundry cycles, and conflicting fabric advice from your mother-in-law, your head may be spinning faster than your wash cycle. To help you get the most out of your laundry rooms -- and...

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...

5 Unique Things You Can Wash In Your Dishwasher

Chances are you've heard of some wacky ways people have used their appliances. Most of which are not safe for your machine or your home. But there are some unique things that are perfectly safe to toss into your dishwasher to clean. Here are 5 great ideas:  ...

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 care of...

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

Color Your Home: Appliance Styles and Trends

Like many consumers, you might be tired of seeing your home in shades of black, white, and beige. As design trends evolve, customization in homes including furniture, fabrics and flooring calls for stylish and functional appliances that make a bold statement. This...

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...

3 Easy Dishwasher Loading Tips

As we celebrate National No Dirty Dishes day we'd like to offer a few tips on how to load the dishwasher from our home economist in the dish lab. Our team of experts knows a few things about dirty dishes, our dish lab runs approximately 4000 loads of dirty dishes a...

6 Tips for Keeping Frozen Food Fresh

When it comes to your refrigerator the freezer has a pretty important role. Its the perfect place to store leftovers, fruits and vegetables that are out of season or anything that you'd like to keep fresh for an extended period of time. But do you know how to get the...

A Crash Course for Your Kitchen: Refrigerators 101

Is your refrigerator overcrowded? It might just not have enough room for the entire family. A good rule of thumb is eight cubic feet of fresh-food storage for every two people, plus an added cubic foot for each additional person. For example, if your house holds five...

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