How To Get The Most Out Of Your Dishwasher

How to get the most out of your dishwasher

Did you know loading the dishwasher improperly can affect how well your dishes are cleaned? We let you in on four secrets to getting your dishwasher running at peak performance.

Are your dishes getting as clean as they can be? These four steps will tell you how to get the most out of your dishwasher. We’ll tell you what to clean, how to load your dishwasher and when it’s time to replace your dishwasher with a newer model.

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VIDEO: Smart Motion Technology Improves Kenmore Washers

Video: We’re always eager to tell Viewpoints users about new options for washers and dryers, and Kenmore offers some intriguing advances with its new line of high-efficiency front-load washers.

The new Kenmore Washers with Smart Motion Technology have features include stain treating, ultra-large capacity and limited vibration. But what exactly is Smart Motion Technology? Well it involves moving the drum (in the washer) five different ways to help give every kind of laundry great care and cleaning. But is this all it’s cracked up to be? Or just a marketing ploy?

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Best Portable Washing Machines

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Lots of people don’t have room for a washer and dryer, but you may be able to do laundry at home with one of these top-rated portable washing machines.

Portable washing machines have come a long way in just the past few years.  Today, portable washing machines clean better and use far less energy than portable brands did even three short years ago. In fact, other than the size of the load, today’s portable machines do just about everything that their bigger brothers do — only for a lot less money.

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Protect Your Floors From Winter Salt Damage

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Prevention and clean up are the keys to protect your floors from winter salt damage.

What a winter this has been. When the white stuff starts to fall everyone loves the white wonderland that is created. Once the roads have been plowed the next day, that winter wonderland turns into a sludgy, salty mess. It’s inevitable that boots and animal paws will eventually track that all into the house. How do you protect your floors from getting destroyed by winter salt and sludge?

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Five Tips For Buying a HEPA Vacuum

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Did you know some vacuums say they have HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filtering technology when they really don’t? Here’s what you should know to breathe easier.

Are you looking for an easy way to improve the air quality in your home? Regardless of whether or not you suffer from allergies, a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter can make a noticeable difference in the air you breathe by filtering out 99.97% particles that can trigger respiratory irritation. So, what should you look for when purchasing a HEPA vacuum?

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Five Uses For The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser


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Have you ever walked into a room and see something on your wall or furniture that really isn’t supposed to be there, and the perpetrator standing off to the side trying to hide a Magic Marker behind their back? We might have a way to take care of that, without having to repaint.

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It’s pretty bold to claim that your product is magic, but the people at Mr. Clean just might be on to something. Viewpoints users love few products more than the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. With over 1,100 reviewers giving it a Viewpoints score of 92/100, they say its uses are endless. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

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Avoid This Washing Machine: Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Super Capacity Washer 4753


Every once in awhile we come across a product with a failing grade, and we want to warn you about it. If you’re in the market for a new washing machine, skip this Kenmore dud.

Certain home appliances can make our lives easier – or make us want to tear our hair out. These are the things we often use daily, and the washing machine is at the top of the list. Not only are they a huge expenditure, but they also impact how our clothes look and feel. While many people did have positive things to say about the Kenmore HE2 Plus Front-Load Washing Machine, a significant number gave it one-star reviews with nothing but complaints. We want to forewarn you to avoid these same issues.

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What Are Those Funky Washing Machine Smells?

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Washing machine smells are an unfortunate and common problem. You can easily clean your washing machine to get rid of washing machine smells.

I’ll bet it’s happened to you. You step into the laundry room, and out of the blue it hits you: that funky, nose-wrinkling smell that’s coming from, of all places, your washing machine.

Washing machine smells are not your fault. You did nothing wrong. It’s simply a perverse twist of nature that a washing machine, a machine designed to keep other things clean, should itself need to be cleaned from time to time.

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Used Washing Machine Buying Guide

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A used washing machine can be a great deal, but it’s not without risk. Do research ahead of time on the best washing machines before you shop.

Viewpoints readers are always on the lookout for terrific value, and one way to stretch those dollars as far as possible is to pick up a good used washing machine and/or dryer. But when you’re buying used products, you can still do some research to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck.

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