Easy Appliance Cleaning!

While you’re spring cleaning everything this season, don’t neglect your appliances! It’s sometimes easy to forget these things need to be cleaned periodically in order to continue to function optimally and keep the air in your home fresh. While this is important, not everyone has time to deep clean every item in their house. So here are some quick, easy ways to get your appliances sparkling without losing the whole day.

Dishwasher

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Wipe down the sides with an all-purpose cleaner or white vinegar. Then remove the bottom rack, and pour a cup of vinegar on the bottom of the machine. If you’re feeling frisky, sprinkle a 1/4 cup of baking soda on there.

Oven

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DIY Cupcake Ovens!

In the spirit of Appliance Employee Pricing, we made little ovens for our cupcakes! After printing templates from madebymarzipan.com, we got to work making tiny appliance homes for our cupcakes.

You’re better off printing the template directly on the paper you’re using, but we didn’t have paper in the right size, so we traced it instead.

Cupcake

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After about a half hour of folding (and regretting not tracing the lines more carefully), our ovens were nearly complete!

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Mine came out a little wonky, but I appreciate its personality!

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Now for the cupcakes! They’re super easy to make with a mini cupcake maker.

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If you make your own cupcake ovens, we’d love to see pics! Send them our way … Read more...

How to Spend All the Money You’ll Save with Appliance Employee Pricing

We’re offering some of our best deals right now with employee pricing on appliances, so it’s a great time to save big on the things you need. Let’s say, for example, you need a new refrigerator. So you go to our website and find one you like. How about this one? Stainless steel. Classy. Good choice.

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With employee pricing, you’ll save $600 when you purchase this fridge. That’s like getting a fridge and an opportunity at the same time! Here are some things you can do with $600:

1. You can get a nonstop, roundtrip flight from New York to Orlando for $179.71. That leaves extra money to put toward hotel and theme park costs! Spend a few days … Read more...

Five Ways to Take Your Laundry Room to the Next Level

It’s time to get excited about your laundry room! With prices slashed on washers and dryers, now is the perfect time to revamp this part of your home that is so frequently overlooked. Here are some solid ways you can seriously up your laundry game.

1. Decals.

This is a super inexpensive way to make your space a thousand times more fun. They’re easy to apply, look awesome, and frequently contain puns!

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2. Signs

They’re like decals, except they come with more variety (and portability).

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3. Add some color!

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11 Sweet & Savory Gifts for Bakers

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Photo by Alyssa via: freeforcommercialuse.org

Make it a ho, ho, ho happy holiday for someone special with unique gifts for bakers from P.C. Richard & Son. Look beyond baking trays and silicone hot mitts with our list of 11 sweet and savory gifts for the baker on your list.

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The KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer is a must-have for any baker. With a five-quart, stainless steel mixing bowl plus attachments for kneading dough, this countertop appliance is a real kitchen workhorse. It even comes in many different colors to complement any kitchen décor theme.

 

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If your favorite baker already has a KitchenAid stand mixer, consider treating her to spiralizer to make the peeling and coring … Read more...

Know Your Ovens: Our Best Baking Ovens for the Holidays

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Photo by Marianne Muegenburg Cothern via: freeforcommercialuse.org

The holidays are filled with a multitude of sweet and savory treats. From roast turkeys to pumpkin pie and cookies for Santa, homes around the world begin to fill with the delicious aromas of holiday foods. However, an oven with uneven heating doesn’t measure up for the passionate baker. P.C. Richard & Son has a put together a list of the best baking ovens for the holidays and for meals throughout the year.

Best Baking Oven: Gas or Electric?

The controversy sometimes rages among bakers, are the best ovens for baking gas or electric? Some bakers state that an electric oven provides a more consistent temperature thereby offering more even baking, while other … Read more...

Refrigerator Buying Guide – How to Pick the Right Refrigerator for Your Needs

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In addition to being energy efficient, today’s refrigerators come in a wide variety of styles and designs. Choosing a fridge for your kitchen may seem a little overwhelming, so we’ve created this buying guide to help you make the best choice.

Types of Refrigerators

Bringing home the best fridge requires that you consider the various types from which to choose.

Side-by-side

This refrigerator type generally has the fridge on the right and the freezer on the left, with both running vertically from top to bottom. This fridge is best for kitchens with limited space. The doors take up less room than other types.

Freezer on top or bottom

These models feature a freezer on the top and fridge on … Read more...

Air Conditioner Buying Guide

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Summer is right around the corner and temperatures are on the rise… now is the perfect time to assess your cooling needs before the thermometer hits triple digits!

Already have an air conditioner? First, check and clean your air conditioner to ensure it’s running properly. If you haven’t bought a new air conditioner in the past 7 years, upgrading to a more energy efficient model could save you money on your utility bill.

Need a new one? Whether you’re purchasing a window, portable or split air conditioner, you will find the choices in the market today are much more energy efficient. Before you go to the store there are two major things you should consider first before purchasing:… Read more...

Adding an Additional Freezer Can Save You Money & Time

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Are you looking to save money on groceries? We all are, and a great way to do that is with an additional freezer. It may sound silly to suggest spending money to save money, but the amount of money you can save is well worth the investment. Saving money is probably the biggest reason to add a second freezer in your home, but you will find it can also save you a lot of time as well.

Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider a second freezer in your household:

You Can Buy in Bulk

This is a no-brainer! One of the biggest ways to save money on groceries is buying frozen foods in bulk.  With an additional … Read more...

7 Differences Between Top-Load and Front-Load Washers that You Need to Know

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It’s time to buy a new washing machine, but which do you choose: the traditional top-load washer, or the stylish front-load washer?  Both have their advantages and disadvantages and choosing between the two usually comes down to personal preference. The top-load washer, referred to as the traditional washer, is believed by some to be the more well-known and reliable choice, while front-load washers are known for their stylish design, convenient features and energy efficiency.  To help you decide which washer is right for you, we’ve outlined some of the biggest differences between the two below.

Here are the top 7 differences between top-load washers and front-load washers:

Size and Space

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