Is a Machine More Efficient Than the Hand?
What are the washing-up techniques that can transform a consumer from a carefree dishwasher to a supereconomic one?
What are the washing-up techniques that can transform a consumer from a carefree dishwasher to a supereconomic one? [continue reading]
Field inspections of gas ranges and laboratory tests provide the basis for a proposed CO emissions testing protocol. [continue reading]
Microwave ovens, when they're on, stack up well against traditional ovens. [continue reading]
The Bigger is Better mentality strikes deep into the heart of the American home. Sure, American consumers will live with low flush toilets; they'll put up with low-wattage lights; but when it comes to the kitchen, they want the culinary equivalent of the sports utility vehicle. [continue reading]
Exhausting heat and moisture in the summer can keep a house cooler and reduce air conditioning costs. And running a fan whenever someone is cooking will eliminate most water vapor, grease, and combustion products from the kitchen. [continue reading]
The kitchen represents a concentration of household energy use--anywhere from 20% to 40% of a home's consumption. [continue reading]
Traditionally, few people have considered gas ovens to be a major source of carbon monoxide (CO), even though all their exhaust products are often vented directly into the indoor air of a residence. Yet unvented space heaters with a similar output of combustion gases have been banned in many states because of indoor air quality (IAQ) dangers inherent in their use. [continue reading]
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