Hot Home Appliances How-Tos

How To: Use Induction Cooktops

Induction cooktops are a great option if you're interested in heating food faster and saving energy in the process. They operate a bit differently than other cooktops and you should understand how so, if you plant to own one. This quick tutorial will show you how to use an induction cooktop easily.

How To: Fit a washing machine belt

Washing machine belts can snap, or work loose, over time and reduce the effectiveness or even break your machine. This home appliance tutorial will get your machine running again. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on replacing a washing machine belt, watch this DIY video tutorial.

How To: Identify the model number and ID tag on fridge freezer

Check out this instructional home repair video to learn how to identify and find your manufacturer's label and model number on your refrigerators and freezers. The model number is usually essential. People make the mistake of assuming that the name and number on the front panel is all you need. Many fridge and freezer manufacturers use the model number as well as the serial number. Most have the ID plate inside of the door by the salad bowl, while some hide it behind the kick plate at the bas...

How To: Fix a leaky washing machine valve

Suffering because of a leaky washing machine valve? It may be easier to fix than you think so, before calling a plumber, watch this DIY instructional video from handyman Hub Kirkpatrick. For step-by-step instructions on repairing your own leaky washing machine valve, take a look. Save money, and grief, with this handy how-to.

How To: Identify the model number on washing machine and dryer

Check out this instructional home repair video to learn how to identify the model number on your washing machine and dryer. Knowing the model number can be essential in finding the right replacement parts. People make the mistake of assuming that the name and number on the front panel is all you need; many washing machine and tumble dryer manufacturers use the model number as well as the serial number. Most washers and dryers have the ID plate behind the door or on the inside of the door. Som...

How To: Fit and replace a Hotpoint fan oven element

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to fit and replace a Hotpoint, Belling, Cannon, Creda, Homark, Indesit, & Jackson fan oven element. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your fan oven element. Please note that all work should be performed by a qualified engineer. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe removal of the fan oven element.

How To: Use stone to sharpen a knife

In this instructional video, the host will give you detailed instructions on how to sharpen your blades primarily using coarse, medium, and fine Arkansas sharpening stones. How to oil your stones, how many strokes on either side, and the different angles that can be used are just some of the helpful hints included in this short tutorial. The instructor also includes information on how to sharpen your knives in a pinch using any leather belt, how to align your blade's edge using a steel, and h...

How To: Remove an Oven/Cooker Door

When cleaning your oven, you'll want to take your oven door off its hinges first to give you more room to maneuver. Plus, take the door off makes it easier to clean the door itself, especially the glass areas. The following video from Nathan Cox talks about how easy it is to remove an oven door off, and it's very similar from brand to brand.

How To: Remove and repair a Neff oven door

Watch to learn how to remove and repair a Neff oven door. You'll remove and replace parts on an oven door, as well as how to remove the oven door. This oven maintenance video demonstrates removal and replacement of the oven door outer glass, oven door inner glass, door hinges and door handle. Use a professional oven cleaner and ceramic scraper to remove burnt on stains from the oven inner door glass.

How To: Clean your oven effectively

Ovens get filthy pretty quickly, and that can stink up your kitchen and your food. Watch this video for an in-depth guide to cleaning your grill with cheap household products, restoring flavor to your food and a pleasant smell and appearance to your most important food cooker.

How To: Correctly fill a rinse aid dispenser

If you've never used a dishwasher before, you're about to fall in love with a machine that makes washing dishes easy. One of the main features of owning a dishwasher is it's ability to rinse the dishes to make them nice, shiny, and clean. A rinse aid dispenser is used to store a cleaning product that can prevent streaks or marks from appearing on your dishware.

How To: Avoid having detergent residue on your clothes

If you've ever taken your clothes out of the washer and have seen white or blue residue on any of your clothes, you may have a problem with detergent residue. This can be a problem since it can stick to your clothes, even after you've dried them. It can also cause stains to develop over time and that can be a problem.

How To: Replace a cooker thermostat oven

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to replace the thermostat in your oven. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your cooker's thermostat oven. Please note that all work should be performed by a qualified person. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe removal of your thermostat oven.

How To: Convert an old fridge into a meat smoker/cooker

Have an old fridge (or, like the creator of this video, easy access to a scrap metal yard)? Convert it into a meat smoker! This DIY guide will teach you how to repurpose a disused refrigerator for smoking meat. For complete, step-by-step instructions on how to make your own cooker from an old metal-body fridge or freezer, watch this free video tutorial.

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