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Researches at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working on an ultrasonic dryer that vibrates moisture out instead of evaporating it with heat. It makes the dryer more efficient and safer to operate.

Teaming with GE Appliances, the researchers are developing a dryer that uses ultrasound vibrations instead of heat, using five to ten times less energy than traditional dryers. The vibration turns the moisture in wet clothes into a cold mist and eliminates the risk of clothes shrinking in a hot dryer.
Electric dryers were first marketed in 1938 and became a must in American households in early 50s. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about 85% of US homes have dryers and spend $9 billion a year to operate them.
Tumble dryers that heat clothes in a rotating barrel use two to four times more energy than a new washer and twice as much as European style heat pump dryers and account almost 6% of residential energy consumption, NRDC said.
The current ultrasonic dryer prototype is very small and can only dry scraps of fabric, but the researchers are working on a full size dryer that will dry a load in significantly less time. Also it is going to produce much less lint thanks to the new technology.

Oak Ridge researches expect to create a full working prototype by the summer of 2016.

We would like to share a great article with you on cleaning your fridge. Just follow these easy steps and your fridge is going to be sparkling clean!
Minutes 1 to 2:
Unplug the refrigerator. Slide a coil brush underneath the unit’s kick plate (the rectangular panel just above the floor) to remove dust.

Minutes 3 to 7:
Empty the contents. Toss anything past its prime into a trash bag. Recycle glass and plastic containers.

Minutes 8 to 10:
Remove the drawers and place them in the sink. Scrub the drawers with a sponge, warm water, and liquid dish soap. Leave them out to air-dry.

Minutes 11 to 15:
Douse the interior with a multisurface spray. Wipe down the walls, then each shelf. (Don’t forget the shelf seams and the rubber door seal.) Use an old toothbrush and a spritz of cleaner to dislodge grime from crevices.

Minutes 16 to 17:
Plug in the refrigerator. Return the drawers. Put the food back in, wiping down jars and bottles.

Minute 18:
Attach the baking-soda pod’s suction cups to an interior wall.

Minutes 19 to 20:
Clean the exterior.
For enameled steel: Use a multisurface solution and paper towels.
For stainless steel: Dampen a microfiber cloth with distilled white vinegar and rub in the direction of the grain. All done!
thanks to real simple.com!

We all have to fight them from time to time. I came across a really good article and would like to share it with you. stain and smell removal
I hope there is something in it for you!

We don’t blame you! Very few people like it. Check out this video, and the ironing will be forgotten!

Our customers often ask us what can be done to use their appliances more efficiently. Here are some tips and hints to help you. Each week we are going to publish a new article , so stay tuned!

Using Front Load Washers
Front load washing machines provide superior wash results compared to top load machines. The clothes look newer longer, and you save money because they use less water, detergent and energy ( so you can buy more clothes)
Sorting and loading the clothes correctly will provide the best results when used with a detergent approved for “HE” High Efficiency washers.
Separate clothes that shed lint (chenille and terrycloth) from clothes that attract lint (synthetics, corduroy, velveteen).
Pilling, which can look like lint, is produced by normal wear on cotton/polyester blend fabrics. To reduce pilling, wash these fabrics inside out, using the delicate wash cycle.
To prevent “yellowing” of whites, use the hottest recommended temperature for each type of load.
Retain the dark or bright colors by washing in cool or cold water.
Read the labels on the clothing for recommended wash cycles, a simple but often overlooked tip.
Use Color Catcher to prevent clothes staining each other.

A washing machine has become an extremely useful appliance in any home. With hectic lifestyle people don’t get enough time to do laundry. Washing machine takes the burden off your shoulders. If you have a washing machine, you don’t need to wash those dirty clothes with your hands. It saves your time, energy and your hands from the effect of harsh detergents.
The cost of a washing machine is one of the most important things you consider when you plan to buy one, but you also need to think about the type of washing machine that is the best for your household. Every brand manufactures different types of washing machines and they all come in different models, sizes and with different features. We hope that this short article will educate you a little bit on the washing machines and you will be able to chose the one you like easily.

 There are two types of washing machines available in the market: semi automatic and fully automatic. Semi automatic washing machines have been quite popular among the middle class consumers right from the time of their introduction. These washing machines involve some amount of manual work as it is suggested by their name. There are two chambers in this top loading machine: one is for washing and rinsing the clothes and other one is for spin drying the clothes. Once the clothes are washed and rinsed in the washer, they need to be transferred manually to the dryer unit. This washing machine suits the needs of people who want to save detergent, water and electricity. Semi automatic washing machine prices are relatively very low compared to fully automatic washing machines. 

 Should you decide on fully automatic washing machines, you will not need to perform any manual work except for putting the clothes into the machine and pressing a button. These machines have a single unit for all the tasks like washing, rinsing and drying. Fully automatic washing machines fall into two categories: top loading and front loading. If compared to top loading washing machines, front loading washing machines are much more efficient. Front loading fully automatic washing machine is a bit pricier than top loading fully automatic washing machine. 

 You can always find a model, type and brand that suits your needs and is within your budget. Now when you know a bit more on washing machines, we wish you happy shopping!

admiral logo Admiral is an American appliance brand currently manufactured by Whirlpool Corporation. The brand is sold at The Home Depot.

Ross Siragusa founded Continental Radio and Television Corp. as a maker of consumer electronics (radios and phonographs) in Chicago during 1934. This later became Admiral Corp. Its annual sales were about $2 million. Admiral supplied the U.S. military with electronic equipment during World War II, and was one of the major television manufacturers in the early era of that medium. In 1950, for instance, Admiral was selling a line of seven TV sets, with four models having a 12.5 in (32 cm) tube size (between $179.95 and $379.95, equivalent to $1,738 to $3,863 today), a 16 in (41 cm) model at $299.95 ($2,897), and two 19 in (48 cm) models (at $495 and $695, equivalent to $4,782 and $6,714). Success in television sales enabled the company to branch out into major appliances such as refrigerators by the 1950s.

During World War II, Admiral was the weekly sponsor of the CBS Radio Network Sunday news program, World News Today, and Admiral used the promotional slogan “America’s Smart Set”. Admiral was also one of the first major advertisers on television, sponsoring Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, Lights Out, Fulton J. Sheen’s Life Is Worth Living, Admiral Presents the Five Star Review – Welcome Aboard, and Notre Dame football games. Annual sales approached $300 million and the company employed 8,500 people by the early 1960s.

The various divisions were sold to other companies by the mid-1970s due in part to competition from imported consumer electronic goods from Japan. Rockwell International acquired the company in 1973, selling the appliance operations to Magic Chef which was sold to Maytag which was acquired by Whirlpool.

The Milwaukee Admirals hockey team derives its name from Admiral appliances. In 1971 when the team was sold by its original owner to a group of investors, one of the investors, Edwin J. Merar, owned an appliance store. The team was renamed the “Admirals” after the Admiral refrigerators sold in his store.

In 1991, Maytag contracted with Montgomery Ward & Co. for the exclusive use of the Admiral brand on its consumer electronic goods. Montgomery Ward later went bankrupt and closed all stores. After Maytag’s sale to Whirlpool, the brand became exclusive to The Home Depot. During the 1990s, the Admiral brand name was being used on Zenith products.

The Television business continues with AOC International. AOC (originally Admiral Overseas Corporation) is an international brand of LCD and HDTV display devices.

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