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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10 Items to Recycle in the HomeOver recent years many of us have been looking to get thrifty with our money. One way many of us have been doing this is by recycling a range of household items and appliances and therefore giving them a new lease of life.

At BuySpares we are keen advocates of the repair rather than replace culture, and where others may see rubbish, we see inventive, quirky and unique household items which will brighten up your home and garden. To help you on your quest of recycling items within your home, we’ve compiled the following list of 10 creative ways to recycle household items.

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Find out what hard water is, how it can damage your appliances and how you can protect your appliances from hard water and the build up of limescale, within the infographic below.

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Why Won't Your Dishwasher DrainWithin the first two of our “customer questions” posts, we’ve looked at “How to Change a Vacuum Drive Belt” and “How to Change a Cooker Hinge”. Now, in the final part we look at why your dishwasher won’t drain.

If your dishwasher won’t drain water during the cycle it doesn’t mean your appliance is destined for the scrap heap. Instead, there are a few quick and easy checks you can make to repair your appliance and bring it back to its former glory.

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Cooker DoorIn the our “customer questions” series we’ve looked at how to change a vacuum drive belt. In our second post, we answer how to change a cooker hinge.

Now a faulty cooker hinge may not seem like a fault you’re likely to experience, but such a fault will not only prevent your cooker door from closing correctly, which in-turn results in heat escaping from the appliance – hindering your cooking.

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How to Change a Vacuum Cleaner BeltAt BuySpares we get asked a lot of questions relating to a number of appliances and specific faults. Some appliances seem to pop up in questions more than others. To help you repair rather than replace those household appliances over the coming days, we’ll be looking at three of the more common questions and answering them.

In the first post, we look at how to change a vacuum drive belt.

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Quick Guide to Washing MachinesWhilst the washing machine is an important appliance within the home, how many of us actually know how a washing machine works, enabling us to fix it should a fault occur.

However, at BuySpares we understand the importance of having a basic understanding of our appliances, which is why we’ve provided this quick guide to washing machines, which looks at three of the most common questions asked.

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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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Remove Stains From Your FloorsOur flooring can become stained for various reasons from general wear and tear to spillages. In an ideal situation, the stains will be cleaned the moment they occur. But when this isn’t possible it doesn’t mean the floor needs to remain stained forever.

Instead, with the right care and attention, you can bring your floor back to its former glory. To give you a helping hand, we’ve compiled the following tips for three of the most common flooring surfaces.

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What No-one Tells You About FreezersOur freezers are important appliances within the kitchen, and as with all household appliances they need a lot of care, attention and maintenance to keep them working at their best and effectively.

To give you a helping hand at keeping your freezer working at its optimum level for years to come, we’ve answered some of the more common questions relating to freezer care, below.

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