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  • KitchenAid: More than mixers

    KitchenAid: More than mixers
    When you think of KitchenAid, chances are the first thing that comes to mind are their iconic stand mixers in an array of brilliant colors. KitchenAid introduced its heavy-duty mixers in 1919, and ever since they've been known as solid kitchen workhorses....
  • Life Skill #201: Washing a baseball cap

    Life Skill #201: Washing a baseball cap
    Working in the yard, running, playing softball ... summertime activities can turn you into a sweaty, dirty mess. Not only you, but your baseball cap as well. So how do we clean it? Some caps are made to be washed; other cheap versions are hardly worth...
  • Greg Schwem: Birthday wishes for the hard of hearing

    I have recently been made aware of how loud certain sounds can be, right down to the exact decibel. For example, I now know that normal speaking volume is between 60 and 70 decibels while whispers hover between 20 and 30 decibels. I know this because a...
  • Pushing down energy use — and bills

    Pushing down energy use — and bills
    Sick of $450-a-month gas and electric bills for their Baltimore County rowhouse, James and JoAnn Allis replaced their old, inefficient air conditioner. And their windows and doors. Then they added insulation in their home's many leaky spots and coated...
  • Recipe: Brined turkey

    Recipe: Brined turkey
      Total time: 3 hours, plus 2 to 3 days brining time Servings: 12 plus leftovers Note: Adapted from Judy Rodgers. You may need more brining liquid depending on the size of your turkey and the bucket used. Increase the amounts of water, salt and sugar...
  • Why Does Your Air Conditioning Need Recharging?

     
    If your car's air-conditioning system blows only warm air on hot days, it's probably because it is low on refrigerant, and the most likely cause is a leak somewhere in the system. Though many vehicle owners think they need to......
  • Card warranty can come in handy

    The Angel of Appliance and Electronics Death has been on the prowl throughout the Funny Money household, claiming the microwave, a cellphone, a coffeemaker, a digital camera and the television. Which makes me glad that, so far at least, I don't have to...
  • CONSUMER REPORTS: Dehumidifier recall

    CONSUMER REPORTS: Dehumidifier recall
    We have an update on a Consumer Report test done on dehumidifiers a couple of months ago. In the story, Consumer Reports named the Soleus Air SGDEH-70-2 a "best buy". Consumer Reports tells us that model has now be cited in a "stop sale" notice. The...
  • A more flavorful dry-brined turkey

    A more flavorful dry-brined turkey
      Thanksgiving is a holiday built on tradition. And, much to my surprise, I seem to have found a new one of my own -- writing about dry-brined turkey. After more than 20 years of Thanksgiving stories, I didn't think there was much left that could be...
  • Drawing insight into Google's Doodles

    Drawing insight into Google's Doodles
    SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
  • Not much chance to sue builder after warranty expires

    Q: I moved into my new home about two years ago. The house had been built about one year earlier and had never been lived in, so I did not think I would have problems with anything. I signed the closing papers through a mail-in packet where a notary...