Appliances and Appliance Care

Keep Your Coffee Maker Energy EfficientIn December 2013, figures suggested the UK was growing as a nation of coffee drinkers, with coffee sales in High Street stores exceeding £1 billion, whilst tea sales were only £480 million. Lavazza also identified on average people drink 3 cups of coffee a day.

However, our love of coffee could be having an adverse affect on our energy bills with filter machines being left on continuously and wasting energy. In a bid to combat this, new legislation came into force on January 1st 2015, as part of the European Union’s Ecodesign initiative

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Appliances You Don't Have But Should BuyOur homes are full of appliances, ranging from cookers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners, through to washing machines, tumble dryers and kettles. Each of these appliances bring their own helping hand into the home, and are considered by many to be essential to our day-to-day lives.

Whilst these appliances are deemed essential, there are other household appliances which aren’t, but we think you should consider buying, including:

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Diagnose Tumble Dryer FaultsThere are a few things which whatever the weather, as homeowners we still need to do, from cleaning floors through to washing clothes. Unfortunately with the latter, during the winter months when the rain falls, drying clothes once they’ve been washed can often be difficult, especially if your tumble dryer is not working to its full potential.

A fact of life though, is that as with any appliance, tumble dryers can with constant use and little maintenance gain faults, which if not rectified at the earliest opportunity can lead to the efficiency of the appliance dwindling or the appliance not working completely.

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Smelly Washing MachineHousehold appliances in all forms can gain odours as a result of constant use. The cause of these odours can be one of many things, but often involves a build up of mould and bacteria. At BuySpares we understand the consequences that odours, and the factors that cause them, can have on your appliances.

This is why, we’ve picked five common household appliances likely to suffer from odours and explained the steps which you can take to beat unpleasant smells; so without further ado the five appliances are…

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Fix Your Appliances This Black FridayBlack Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and is often regarded as the start of the Christmas shopping season. The day also sees thousands of shoppers descend on stores to grab a bargain.

This year’s Black Friday will be no different. But instead of joining thousands of other shoppers searching for a bargain and resigning your current faulty appliance to the scrap heap, why not purchase the spare parts you need from BuySpares (all available at fantastic prices) and repair the appliance yourself?

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Tackle Limescale in Your AppliancesAre you aware of how much limescale in everyday household appliances could be costing you on an annual basis? According to the British Water Authority, as little as 1.66mm of a limescale coating within your appliance can reduce the appliances effectiveness by 12 percent, which can add as much as £200 to your annual energy bills.

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Wellco Cleaning ProductsHave a quick look around your kitchen, chances are you’ve not only got a cooker, cooker hood, fridge and freezer on show; but there’s also likely to be other kitchen appliances from microwaves and kettles, through to toasters and coffee makers. Each of these appliances are, in their own special way, vital to helping you produce the culinary delights and hot beverages you and your family enjoy.

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Tumble Dryer Care and MaintenanceWinter may be upon us, the skies may be grey and the rain falling on a daily basis; but we all need to make sure that our clothes are dried after being washed. Having clothes left to dry on radiators is not ideal, as the moisture contained will be drawn into the room which can lead to condensation and in some cases damp forming. Drying clothes on radiators can also hinder the performance of your heating and cost you money.

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fix-it-logoAs we join in the celebrations that are National Fix It Week, at BuySpares we thought it would be nice to collate some of our wisdom, experience and advice from over the years to help you fix your household appliances, and as a result we’ve collared our resident engineer to provide us with a rundown of his top 8 BuySpares videos.

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Tumble Dryer MaintenanceYour tumble dryer is one appliance which for half the year goes relatively unused, yet as soon as winter arrives is put through its paces as you fight with the weather and a short space of time to get your freshly washed clothes dried for the next week.

Pushing your tumble dryer to the limits however can take its toll on your appliance and lead to faults occurring, and ultimately your appliance giving up the ghost and you looking for alternative ways to dry your clothes, which is far from ideal.

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