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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Microwave Safe Plastics

Have you ever wondered what types of plastics are safe to use in the microwave? Today is your lucky day, because we have a guide for you! On plastic products, they list the type of plastic it is, there is plastic types #1-#7. Here's a list of the safe ones, and what they commonly are used for!

Microwave Safe:

#2 (High-Density Polyethylene)

Commonly used for milk jugs and shampoo/conditioner bottles.

#4 (Low-density polyethylene)

Mostly used for grocery bags, thin waterproof lining, and occasionally some packaging material

#5 (Polypropylene)

Commonly used for plastic cups, yogurt cups, and plastic containers.

Microwave Sparingly:

#1 (Polyethylene Terephthalate)

Commonly used for soda and water bottles.

#7 (Polycarbonate)

Commonly used for electrical wiring, DVD cases, and baby bottles

Unsafe for Microwave:

#3 (Polyvinyl Chloride)

Commonly used for cling wrap, pvc, and curtains.

#6 (Polystyrene)

Commonly used for disposable silverware, egg cartons, and foam cups.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

7 Top Hints When Working on Your Appliance

  1. Be aware of sharp edges
  2. Tie back long hair
  3. Wear proper safety gear
  4. Unplug the Appliance
  5. Work in well lit areas
  6. Remove all jewelry
  7. Lift with your legs, not your back
If you're unsure about doing any work on your own appliance, call us at 208-344-6700 or stop by at 609 N Orchard St, Boise, ID 83706

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Too any Burn Brownies? Your Oven May Need Re-calibrating.

Are your brownies always turning out burnt? Your oven may need to be re-calibrated. Luckily, the re-calibration process is easy.

You first need to make sure your oven really needs to be re-calibrated. The tried and true method is to put a cooking thermometer in the oven and see if it says what you put the oven at.

If you don't have an oven, there's another way. Make 2 small cups out of aluminum foil and put a spoonful of sugar in each of them. Set the oven for 355 and put one of the packets in. After 15 minutes, increase the temperature to 375 and leave both for another 15 minutes. If the first cup's sugar is still white and the second melts and turns brown, your oven is calibrated. If both cups' sugar stay white, your oven is too cool. If both are brown, your oven is too hot.

If your oven needs re-calibrating, give us a call at 208-371-8676