The manufacturer of Beko fridge freezers has issued a warning. In a very small number of incidents, the defrost timer on a certain production range of BEKO frost free refrigeration can fail and overheat. The models affected were manufactured between January 2000 and October 2006. Beko will carry out a free in-home modification to the defrost timer if yours is affected.
I’d always wondered why modern appliances were held together by Torx head screws. I mean, everyone has a flat head or a Phillips screwdriver. Or even an Allen key. A lot less people own Torx head screwdrivers. So why do appliance manufacturers put Torx head screws on their appliances? To annoy us? To make us spend money on Torx head screwdrivers as part of some wild conspiracy?
According to Elsevier, ‘the world’s leading publisher of science and health information’, your dishwasher is trying to kill you. Please note: this is the most boring thing you’re ever likely to read.
The typically British weather we’ve been having the last couple of weeks has left the grass in my back garden well in need of a trim. Over the last fortnight we’ve seen plenty of sun and a load of rain – perfect conditions for a lawn growth spurt.
One of the most common areas to break in Flymo electric mowers is the on-off switch and handle section – especially if during periods of heavy use. It can be really frustrating, as you know the mower is working fine, it’s just one of the more superficial parts that’s preventing you using it. Good thing the switch box is a doddle to replace!
My post the other day about the breadmaker got me thinking. Basically, while having the means to easily make your own bread must certainly be nice, a breadmaker is pretty much a luxury that it wouldn’t be too hard to live without. I mean, you could just buy a loaf of Kingsmill. Or if the urge to bake becomes too much, your regular oven is a perfectly acceptable substitute.
We were nominated for two New Media Age Effectiveness Awards the other week. The award ceremony is fast approaching and we’re pretty proud at being nominated alongside such prestigious names (they didn’t forget us, we’re listed under ‘Fix It Yourself’ – the name of our campaign!).
Breadmakers may have a bit of a reputation as a reserve of the middle classes, but if that’s so, then call me an accountant who lives in Surrey. Having played with one yesterday, I was rather captivated by how such a simple thing (it’s made up of, like, five parts) can make such delicious food, making master bakers of us. Check out this video, where I replace the element. Easy!
As you may or may not know, we have decided to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon.
The general mood was originally one of excitement and determination, as the team are committed to doing something great – raising as much money as possible for The Children’s Trust at Tadworth.