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If It’s Burnt, It’s Cajun…Gina’s Favorites

If It’s Burnt, It’s Cajun…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley

I’m constantly dashing around my house, sniffing, and asking, “What was that crash? Do you smell smoke?”

Clearly, summer break from school is in full swing for my children.

So, I figured my If It’s Burnt, It’s Cajun post is perfect for Throwback Day this week. Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Stupid Washing Machine…Gina’s Favorites

Stupid Washing Machine…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley
This has been one of those endless laundry weeks around the Valley household. You know the kind. The moment you drop that last stiff sock and wiggly towel into the washing machine, you turn around to find the laundry mountain has somehow instantly regenerated itself.
So, I figured my Stupid Washing Machine post would be perfect for this week’s Throwback Day post.

Stupid Washing Machine

Stupid Washing Machine
by Gina Valley

So, we got a new washing machine, and I lost my mind.

Same day.  One price.  I think it was some kind of a sale.  Two inconveniences for the price of one.

First off, because I’m just the teeny, tiniest bit OCD (read “totally OCD”) I had to read the User Guide, the Technical Information Booklet,

Is My Fridge A Felon?

Is My Fridge A Felon?
by Gina Valley

We are starting the long drive home today.  It always seems the trip back home takes longer and has more hiccups than the outbound half of our journeys.

I guess the return trip is the most difficult part of any road trip.  Everyone is tired.  Whoever or whatever you were going to see has already been seen.  And,

I’m Not A Complete Idiot!

I’m Not A Complete Idiot!
by Gina Valley

Because getting my pack ready for back-to-school is already such a smooth process our dryer decided to add to the fun by refusing to operate today.

The lights on the “dashboard”(as the manufacturer calls it.  We call it the “front.”) light up, but pushing “start” doesn’t cause it to start.  I also noticed an icon that looked like an hourglass spinning around on the display panel.  The FAQ pamphlet that came with the dryer defined this symbol as the in-cycle indicator.

The Proper Torture & Feeding Of An AC Unit

The Proper Torture & Feeding Of An AC Unit
by Gina Valley

Got an air conditioner you want to torture?  Take a lesson from my pack’s AC torture history.

Leave the doors and windows open as much as possible (also a great way to recruit flies to set up a giant swarm in the kitchen!).  Be sure to follow your dad around as he closes every door and window throughout the house,