One of the most common appliance repair calls we receive at S.O.S. Appliance is a complaint of sour, musty smell coming from a washing machine. Here are some tips on how to maintain your washing machine so that it continues to provide clean, fresh smelling laundry. How is a High Efficiency (HE) washing machine different? [...]
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In case you don't already have enough small appliances in your kitchen, appliance company Holstein announced last week the release of The Holstein Pet Treat Maker ($24.99), a panini press for dog treats. The Pet Treat Maker also includes a colorful book with 15 recipes and a glass jar to save left-over treats According to a company spokesperson, [...]
Manda Packing Company, a Baker, La., establishment, issued a recall of approximately 468,000 pounds of roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog head cheese, corned beef, and pastrami due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced last week. The products were shipped [...]
If you're like me, the microwave is one of the most-used appliances in your home. According to the USDA, over 90% of American homes have one. Although, in recent years, there have been many questions regarding the safety of microwaves. CLICK HERE for an interesting article regarding the health and safety of both microwaved [...]
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More than 900 BlueStar residential gas wall ovens have been recalled by Prizer Painter Stove Works because of fire hazard. Some of the wall ovens have been improperly installed and/or have damaged flexible gas appliance connectors, creating the fire risk. The firm has received one report of a fire, resulting in property damage to the cabinet that [...]
So, you've got 30 people coming over for turkey dinner tomorrow and your oven is dirty. You decide to run the self-cleaning mode on your oven and *poof* the entire oven stops working. Unfortunately, this happens all the time! The extremely high temperatures during the self-cleaning cycle can often cause components in your oven to fail. [...]
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, LG has voluntarily recalled approximately 161,000 electric ranges due to burn and fire hazards. Check out the CPSC website for a list of models involved, and for more information on what you should do if you have a range affected by the recall.