Do you Keep a fire extinguisher near your appliances? If one of your appliances suddenly caught fire could you try to put it out, or would you be helpless? This article has been inspired after hearing all the news coming out of the Grenfell fire inquiry. They’ve been discussing all the contributing factors to theread the full article..
This is a category list of all my articles tagged with Whitegoodshelp recommendations. Basically any article where I have specific recomendations to do or not do something will get this tag so it's well worth browsing through them. You might be surprised how interesting or useful some of them are.
Ideally yes you should turn off appliances at the socket when not in use. If the wall socket doesn’t have an on off switch it would need to be unplugged instead. Electricity still runs inside an appliance even if it’s switched off if it’s left plugged into a live wall socket. If electricity is present,read the full article..
This is part 2 of a series of articles about the dangers of modern white goods appliances and how you can improve appliance safety in your home. Read part 1 first (How dangerous are our appliances?) for a full understanding of these very real dangers. This is not just a shallow list of do’s andread the full article..
White goods appliances come with an inherent risk. We do not need to increase this risk. Bad design, poor quality, user misuse and complacency all increase this risk unnecessarily. If you haven’t experienced any incidents or know someone who has, it might seem unnecessary to read this article. The reality is that many of ourread the full article..
You don’t have to register your appliance purchase or send in the guarantee card, but it makes sense to do so. We have statutory rights if an appliance breaks down, has an inherent fault, or fails to last a reasonable time. However, these rights often have to be fought for. Fortunately it’s usually easy toread the full article..
Since writing this article energy ratings have moved from A+ to A++ and even A+++ but I don’t expect this to affect the principle of the points made here. In fact I would expect the difference between an A++ and A+++ to be even less than the differences described in the article for A andread the full article..