Tuesday, February 04, 2014
This recipe promises to make me like okra... we'll see.
I personally have never liked okra.
I’m not counting the two times I ate fried okra. It just doesn’t count. Frying is cheating.
However, I have had a new vista of vegetable goodness opened up for me with roasting and grilling.
All these “gross” soggy veggies that I couldn’t stand before have become delicious. (I’m stunned, also).
Well, even still, okra is a tough sell for me, but I am willing to try any vegetable again, if the preparation is different enough for me to believe the experience will be different.
This is different.
I’m actually looking forward to it. (gulp)
Video: 4k Ultra Hd TV explained in two minutes.
Not sure what all the fuss is about these expensive new 4k televisions?
Do you want one? More importantly, do you even need one?
This Mashable.com video explains why 4k is a better picture, and why in some ways (currently) it isn’t.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Smart appliances at risk to hackers
The first real case where hackers have used home appliances has occurred, and it was really, really easy.
Hackers gained access into more than 100,000 home computers, smart televisions, and at least one refrigerator.
These devices were then used to send malicious emails to businesses in bursts of 100,000.
How did they gain access so easily?
Poor password choices, and more often, letting the default password remain.
Read more: http://ift.tt/1hFu5fJ
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Whirlpool shows off "kitchen of the future" at CES
Whirlpool is presenting their vision of the future with a special display of futuristic appliance features.
All the appliances "talk" to each other, and can be controlled by an app.
The stovetop has on onscreen display on the surface, where you can read recipies and check email right on the stove top.
Pretty neat, if any of it ever comes to the mainstream consumer market.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Gobble Gobble! Happy Thanksgiving!
Service Care is closed on the 28th to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families.
It's time to say what we're thankful for, and enjoy our bounty.
Well, we're thankful for the team of awesome professionals that we get to work with every day.
We're thankful for Alabama's good people, especially those that allow is to be there for them.
We're thankful for friends and family.
We're thankful for a lot of good things, and hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving.
Just remember, it's not the perfect turkey or side-dish, it's the people we love that matter the most. (Although the food is awesome, too)
Monday, November 25, 2013
Why you should avoid cooking with Teflon cookware.
I found a very good article at 911 Service Today in Charleston, SC detailing why Teflon pans are a no no.
Especially at high heats, these pans can release toxic fumes that have been shown to cause flu-like symptoms in humans and even death in small pets like birds.
This is pretty scary stuff.
Read more here: http://www.911servicetoday.com/blog/2013/11/teflon-no-no-no
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Replacing broken glass in an oven door
This task may seem daunting, and if you're not mechanically inclined maybe ill-advised, but it can be done.
The important thing is, as always, to keep track of the order you took the part off, and put them back on again exactly the same.
If you're comfortable with that, you should be able to do this. We can help you with the appliance parts.
If not, give us a call and we'll schedule an appointment to take care of this for you!
Here's a link to another appliance blog's article about this subject:
Should you repair or replace your appliance? (Link)
I found an article on the blog for Antelope Valley Appliance Repair in California addressing this question, and I'm sharing it with you. (There's also some good articles about appliance maintenance).
I hope it helps you make the decision, but I personally think most appliances are worth repairing (whether you let us do it or fix it yourself and get your appliance repair parts from us).
Check it out!
Appliance lifespan and replacement costs
This blog post from Magic Appliance Repair in Wheeling, IL lists the average lifespan of an appliance and the average costs to replace them.
I'm assuming the average costs includes installation costs, but might not include your time (which is certainly worth a lot).
Check it out if you're on the fence about repair versus replacement.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thanksgiving is coming, and we've got appliance parts
If you need parts to repair your oven, stove, microwave, range or cooktop, we've got you covered.
If we don't have the appliance part you need in stock, we can usually get them the next day (normally with no shipping charges).
We know it's time to cook, and we're ready to help if you want to fix it yourself.