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Mortgage arrears continue to grow

Mortgage arrears continue to grow

  Mortgages arrears grew in the fourth quarter of 2012 at the slowest rate since figures on the issue began to be collected three years…

How to clean your microwave

Like your oven, your microwave can quickly become home to an array of food that has escaped during the cooking process. From ‘burnty’ bits, drops and splashes from soups and sauces and of course the odd explosion of beans and peas you might think avoiding or ignoring the food design on the inside of your microwave would be easier than cleaning it. BUT thanks to lemons the process of removing the caked food is so easy you will wonder why you haven’t done it sooner!

Gadget of the week: Six part toaster

Gadget of the week: Six part toaster

Gadget of the week: Six part toasterHousehold gadget of the week this week is this uber funky and quite handy six part toaster. The toaster design by Matt Gossington rotates and heats the toast in single compartments. You can then remove the compartments from the main appliance and swing open to allow toast to keep warm and crisp on its hot plates.

The toaster would be ideal for large families who have lots of mouths to feed during the weekly early morning rush.

How to clean your freezer

Cleaning the freezer can be a lengthy and messy job but at the same time it’s a very necessary job. You probably have noticed and are well aware that over time a nice big thick layer of ice can build up on the inside your freezer. Not only does this make it hard to open and close freezer drawers but the ice reduces the efficiency of the appliance adding to your electricity bill.

So how to clean a freezer without too much torture? How to clean your freezer

  1. First off you will need to unload the freezer of any food items you might currently have inside! If you don’t have a second freezer where you can put the food during the cleaning process one hand tip from Videojug is to wrap your frozen foods in newspaper and put them in a cooler bag which should be stored in the coldest part of your house.

How to bleed a radiator

First off what is bleeding a radiator and why do you need to do it? Radiator bleeding is a term giving to the ‘act’ of removing air that has accidentally gotten into the radiator’s coils. When air gets in the radiator, it rises to the top and displaces some of the water. Air doesn’t conduct heat as efficiently as water; therefore it is both costly and wasteful to run your radiator with air trapped inside. All radiators must be bled on a regular basis, as the heating and cooling of water naturally releases air bubbles.

Household gadget of the week: The Handpresso

Household gadget of the week: The Handpresso

Household gadget of the week: The Handpresso

This nifty gadget is for the coffee lovers. The Handpresso, which is said to a revolutionary concept and the talking point of design, is a small size Espresso machine that you can take with you on the go! “Wherever you go and whenever you move, an espresso is always close to hand!”

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House & Home Survey: Get a free copy of their mag!

House & Home Survey: Get a free copy of their mag!

House & Home Survey: Get a free copy of their mag!House and Home magazine; Ireland’s beloved and best selling interiors magazine with an accessible mix of Irish ideas for Irish interiors, are carrying out a consumer survey this month and would love to hear your opinions and feedback on their mag.

In return for taking a few minutes to complete their questionnaire and …

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