We get asked a lot whether it’s better to use liquid or powder detergent. We sell both, and that’s because liquids and powders don’t differ much in performance. The main ingredients are the same; the main difference is whether they are provided in powder or liquid form. So, for the most part, it’s a matter of personal preference and convenience. Continue reading
June and July are the peak months for grilling-related fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), for the years 2006-2010, fire departments responded to an average of 8,600 home and outside fires each year, resulting not just in $75 million in property damage, but 10 deaths and 140 injuries. Continue reading
When was the last time you cleaned your iron? A lot of people never bother, but cleaning your steam iron on a regular basis will give you better results while extending the life of the iron. Continue reading
No surprise, that’s a question we hear a lot around here, followed by, “And what can I do about it?” Sometimes the answers are complicated. Other times, they’re pretty simpe. On that side, here are some things you can do yourself to see check why your vacuum may not be working as you expect, and what you can do about them.
It’s lost suction and is not picking up.
It could be that you have plenty of suction, but the brush is not working. Take off the brush and feel the end of the hose. If the suction seems right, the brush may need replacing, or it could have an obstruction that prevents it from turning (see below). Continue reading
The recent Spirit of Design Celebration raised more than $150,000 for Designs for Dignity, an organization that helps nonprofits make their spaces more functional and nurturing for their constituent groups. Best Vacuum is proud to have participated in the fundraising with a donation of a Miele vacuum to the event’s silent auction. Continue reading