Creative Range Hood Duct Cover Solution

Most kitchen range hoods can be used in “recirculating” (also called “ductless”) mode, or connected to an outside duct. In a recirculating installation, charcoal filters trap odors before the air is released back into the room. Unfortunately, the charcoal filters restrict airflow (by as much as 40-45% in some cases), and require regular replacement. For these reasons, it’s always recommended to connect a range hood to an outside duct. However, it’s not always possible to hide a duct inside the

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Kitchen Tips: Microwave Cleaning (Part 2 of 2)

In the previous part of this article, we’ve covered general microwave cleaning advice and tips on removing stubborn burnt-in stains. Microwave Deodorizing Even with all the stains gone, there’s frequently an odor issue. Whether someone left the popcorn in for too long, or some marinara sauce boiled and splattered, the end result is the same – a lingering smell that just won’t go away. Luckily, there are several easy ways to banish that scent forever (or, at least, until the

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Kitchen Tips: Microwave Cleaning (Part 1 of 2)

The microwave is a frequently used appliance, and thus very likely to get very dirty very fast. In addition, splatters tend to bake onto the walls of the microwave, making them hard to remove. But, for every problem, there’s a solution, and caked-on microwave crud is no exception. Just follow these tips, and your countertop or built-in microwave will look brand-new in no time. General Microwave Cleaning To clean the inside of the microwave, use a glass cleaner, mild dish

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