Fully Equipped Compact Green Kit–Cub Kitchen

Compact and fully featured, the the Kit–Cub Kitchen is both free standing and modular. The cube shaped compact kitchen comes equipped with a fridge, modular storage cabinets, garbage bin, microwave, sink, cutting table and an electrical cooking top. Beneath the sink, there are two water tanks, one of which feeds the sink and the other collects the gray water. This kitchen is the brainchild of Paul Mauduit.

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Kenmore’s Talking Appliances

Last February, Mel Bonner, 63, of Tinley Park, Ill., noticed water beneath his washing machine. He couldn’t find a leak, so he dialed the manufacturer’s customer service number. Then he held the receiver up and let the machine do the “talking.”

The washer was “beeping, and lights [were] flashing” as it transmitted self-diagnostic data, says Bonner, a retired electrician. When the telephone representative couldn’t figure out the problem, a technician was dispatched to Bonner’s home. The technician “didn’t know what was wrong” when he arrived, says Bonner, “but he knew what wasn’t wrong.” The washing … (read more)

Recall: GE Front Load Washers Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

Name of Product: GE Front-Load Washing Machines

Units: About 181,000

Manufacturer: GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: A wire can break in the machine and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: GE is aware of seven incidents in which flames escaped the units and caused minor smoke damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE front-load washing machines without auxiliary water heating. Model and serial numbers are listed in the chart below. Recalled washing … (read more)

GE washing machine recall

GE initiates recall of Chinese made front load washers. The voluntary recall is due to fire and shock hazards. You should stop using recalled products immediately. Total about 181,000 GE front-load washing machines were sold. The problem is with a wire that can break in the machine and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers. So far there have been 7 incidents in which flames escaped the units and caused minor smoke damage with no injuries.

This recall involves GE front-load … (read more)

Aussie Smoker – Electric Smoker

We love the taste of smoked meat, fish, poultry and vegetables made right in our backyard. The Aussie Smoker plugs into a standard household electrical outlet and features a 1500-watt heating element and a removable thermostat control that makes for easy setting at a low, medium, or high smoking temperatures.

The Aussie Smoker comes equipped with a large cooking surface (351 square inches), and a porcelainized, 5½-quart water pan to ensure proper heat is reached and maintained throughout the smoking process. Smoke large amounts of ribs for a party, or multiple foods all … (read more)

Recall:Maytag Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Dishwashers

Units: About 1.7 million in the United States

Manufacturer: Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich.

Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a serious fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 12 reports of dishwasher heating element failures that resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including one report of extensive kitchen damage from a fire. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall includes Maytag®, Amana®, Jenn-Air®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain … (read more)

Maytag dishwasher recall, 2010

This Maytag recall includes Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Crosley, Magic Chef and Performa brands. There have been 12 cases where an electrical failure occurred in the dishwasher heating element, resulting in fires and dishwasher damage. The dishwashers have black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels and were sold nationwide from February 2006 through April 2010 for between $250 and $900. To see if your dishwasher is in this recall, visit Repair Maytag.

Napoleon Oasis modular islands

Excellent choice if you are looking for a custom outdoor kitchen, the very capable Napoleon Oasis modular islands will help you personalize the outdoor living space, fitting your lifestyle and budget. Developed with versatility in mind, the Napoleon Oasis modular island series cabinets can be assembled in virtually any combination to suit your individual outdoor needs, including refrigerator cabinet, full cabinets, garbage dispenser, paper towel and utility cabinets, and variety of drawer units. All cabinets are 35″ tall and 24″ deep with 4 leveling feet for easy adjustment for any surface. The Oasis outdoor … (read more)