Preventing Appliance Fires

Preventing appliance fires comes down to proper  maintenance. This is especially true for the kitchen, which contains many appliances that could cause a hazard. To limit future problems, there are a few things every homeowner can do:

  • Have an Expert Look at Wiring — Have an electrician or home inspector check your wiring to see whether it can handle your household’s demand. These professionals can also look for faulty appliances and other problems.
  • Check for Recalls — Sometimes avoiding a problem means being proactive. Appliances are often recalled by the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) and posted on websites, like and Check these websites now and again to see if your appliance has been recalled. You can also register your new appliances with the manufacturer. If there is a recall, the manufacturer will be obligated to let you know immediately.
  • Be Careful in the Kitchen — Some problems are caused by the misuse of appliances. Keep small children and pets away from hot surfaces, and never leave cooking unattended. Be sure to keep rags, plastic bags and other flammable materials away from the cooking range. Also, unplug small appliances while not in use.
  • Kitchen fires are not only common, but they also make up about half of all household fires in the United States every year. Enlist the help of experts and do your best to keep this area of your home well maintained. Make kitchen safety a priority and keep your home running smoothly.

Price That Tool – (Foe or Friend?)

A new website has emerged and the jury is still out. Is a competitor to Appliance Life or a complementary website that will serve as a partner or friend over the years?

Price That Tool is a tool, hardware and part price comparison engine with over 1/2 million tools, parts and handyman necessities stored in it’s “fancy pants” database.  The online shopping application uses “artificial intelligence” to match like products from multiple online retailers to magically determine the lowest price on the web for a particular part, tool or construction product.

For example, take a look at the Hitachi Variable Speed Jig Saw.  A great tool for us DIYselfers, and you can find it at a great price at ……..  (well we won’t give it away, go ahead and click through to see for yourself).

Or the Milwaukee Cordless Inspection Tool -  $30 difference in price at different online stores.  Not sure about you, but I can find alot to do with an extra $30.

ApplianceLife loves the idea and stay tuned …….  we might just think about copying the idea and helping you save big on Appliance Parts soon!

Extend the life of your household appliances with the right parts and NOW .. the right Tools at the right Price!

Welcome to the “New” Appliance Repair Blog at

Nothing much is different but alot is the same.  Today, we converted our blog over to a new platform.  Not that we didn’t like Blogger, we just liked having our blog on our own domain. is of special significance to us DIYers.  ApplianceLife is here to extend the life of your household appliances … not sell you new ones.

Our ultimate goal is to help you fix your appliances for a fraction of the cost of  purchasing new ones and extend the life of your appliances as long as feasibly possible.

So stay in touch with us, stop by often and of course – please post your tips and tricks for fixing old appliances!

The Staff at


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