Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey Frying Safety

Most turkey fryer fires are preventable. Knowing some of the dangers involved when frying a turkey this Thanksgiving will help reduce risk of fire or potentially fatal burns. Here are some tips to consider.
  • More than one-third of fires involving a fryer start in a garage or patio. Cook outdoors at a safe distance from any buildings or trees and keep the fryer off any wooden structures, such as a deck or patio.
  • Avoid a hot oil spill over by first filling the pot with cold oil and then lower the thawed turkey into the pot to determine how much oil should be either added or removed.
  • Shut off the fuel source or flame when adding the turkey to the hot oil to prevent a dangerous flare-up if oil does spill over the rim.
  • Make sure your turkey is properly thawed before lowering it slowly into the pot.
  • Never leave a hot turkey fryer unattended.
  • Do not use ice or water to cool down oil or extinguish an oil fire.
  • Keep an extinguisher approved for cooking or grease fire nearby.
To learn more watch William Shatner in "Eat, Fry, Love," a turkey fryer fire cautionary tale!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Donate Your Old Working Appliances

Please look into recycling your old appliances so they don’t end up in landfills where they can cause serious problems for the environment. If you’re replacing a working refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, air conditioner, washer, or dryer, parting with the old one could mean giving it away. There are many organizations that would love to take your old appliance off your hands if it still works. Here are some options to consider.

Habitat for Humanity has resale stores in every State. Each “ReStore” outlet provides an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of the waste stream. Each outlet accepts donated goods that they sell to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of Habitat homes within their communities.

Goodwill has been an entrepreneurial leader, environmental pioneer and social innovator of the “reduce, reuse, repurpose” practice for nearly 110 years. Goodwill diverts more than two billion pounds of clothing and household goods every year from landfills by recovering the value in people’s unwanted material goods. In the process, they create job-training opportunities as well as entry-level and skilled green-collar jobs for people in need of work.

Salvation Army uses donated goods to fund their Adult Rehabilitation Centers. These centers provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Many of those who have been rehabilited are reunited with their families and resume a normal life.

So the next time you find yourself purchasing new appliances, remember that your donated goods have the power to make a difference in people’s lives, strengthen communities and create a healthier environment.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Kitchen Appliance Repair

With the holidays approaching quickly upon us, it’s not only a busy time for retailers but a busy time for appliance repair as well. The last thing anyone wants to find out is that their oven is not working properly on Thanksgiving Day. Take a preventative approach to avoid this stressful scenario and avoid a holiday cooking disaster by following a few helpful suggestions.

For those who have self-cleaning ovens, run the clean function at least 2 weeks before the holidays. Due to the very high temperature needed to incinerate residue inside the oven, your oven is most vulnerable at this time. The high heat associated with the self-cleaning function may actually damage components in your range. We do see damage to control boards due to excessive heat over time.

CoreCentric Solutions is here to help. We provide remanufacturing services on electronic controls for all major brand appliances with our production facility and inventory located near Chicago, Illinois. Let’s be realistic. We’re all on a budget and why pay sometimes twice as much for a new part when each of our remanufactured controls are fully analyzed and tested with quality equal to or better than any OEM part. Each control comes with a worry free 6 month performance guarantee

If you do find your appliance is in need of repair our parts can be purchased online at  http://stores.ebay.com/CoreCentric-Solutions-Store

If you have an older appliance and your repair calls for a discontinued control, don’t worry. CoreCentric Solutions offers a Return for Repair service where you send us your defective control; we inspect, analyze, repair and return the control back to you in no time. For more info about our repair service visit us at http://www.corecentricsolutions.com/CCSWeb.nsf/published/appliancepartsrepairservice