Appliances and Appliance Care

How To Clean a Coffee Maker

Your coffee machine, whether a bean-to-cup, espresso or capsule machine will need regular cleaning to ensure every cup of coffee it produces not only tastes as good as the last one, but also has the flavour you’d expect from the finest coffee.

Yet many of us are guilty of neglecting our coffee makers and not providing them with the cleaning they require, so it should come as no surprise that coffee makers are a hot bed for bacteria. In fact, a study from 2011 found the reservoir in a coffee maker is likely to have a higher germ count than some spots in your bathroom.

Cleaning your coffee maker, including a bean-to-cup machine, needn’t be difficult. Below, we provide a guide on how to clean your coffee machine on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

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Clumsiness Is Not An Excuse For Broken Appliances

When you think of memorable dates July 1st isn’t one which normally springs to mind. But the date does have its own connotations. For example, July 1st 2015 was the hottest day of the year (to date) and the hottest day for nine years. Due to the heat a heat-health alert was issued for all of England – and we did our bit, by posting tips via our “Keep Cool During This Week’s Heat Wave” post.

Aside from being a record breaking day in 2015, July 1st according to Direct Line, is the day of the year when home insurance claims rise by as much as 60% – leading to them labelling the day, the “clumsiest day of the year”.

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Household Appliance Cost

Did you know that leaving your appliances on standby each day could be costing you between £50 and £86 a year? This equates to roughly 16% of your annual electricity bill. But it isn’t just the cost of leaving your appliances on standby which could be costing you unnecessary money.

To help ensure your appliances aren’t costing you too much, it’s important to ensure you…

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Repair Your Appliance

There’s no easy way to tell you this, but the Dyson Digital Slim DC59 which you’ve just spent over £300 on, and the washing machine which you rely on each week to clean the school uniforms, towels and bedding, aren’t going to last forever without regular care and maintenance.

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Vacuum Cleaner Bag

When it comes to cleaning your home, which one appliance do you rely on the most? For many, it is the vacuum cleaner. To get the most out of yours, it is important to make sure you take care of it and carry out regular maintenance. Part of this process involves emptying and changing the bag.

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A survey conducted by Which, has revealed between 2011 and March 2014, nearly 12,000 household fires were caused by everyday household appliances. In this infographic, we explain how to prevent your appliances from becoming that fire risk.

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Energy Efficient Fridge Freezer

Did you know the cost of running your fridge and freezer equates to roughly 7% of your annual electricity bill? Thankfully, there are a number of ways in which you can reduce the energy consumption, by making sure your appliance is energy efficient.

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Repair Your Broken Washing Machine

From vacuum cleaners, washing machines and tumble dryers through to cookers, kettles and dishwashers, our homes are made up of numerous appliances which make everyday living easier and more convenient.

If these appliances aren’t working to their full potential, they could be costing you more than you think. But fear not, as it is possible to keep each of your household appliances working as they should, by carrying out required repairs yourself.

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Have you found one of your home or garden appliances has a faulty part and is in need of a replacement? To ensure you get the perfect part for your appliances, you’ll need to know the model number – and this infographic explains how to find the model number on the 16 most popular home and garden appliances.

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Prolong the Life of Your IronWhen it comes to ironing, there are two types of people, those who do it all in one go and those who only iron when they need the garment. Whichever category you fall into, as with all your household appliances it is important to make sure that you maintain and regularly clean your iron.

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