Gadgets & Small Appliances

Can a Microwave Overheat

Can a Microwave Overheat?

A microwave’s sole purpose is to produce heat, so surely it runs the risk of occasionally overheating, right? Technically, yes. Most electronic products pose a risk of overheating for a plethora of reasons (a short circuit, ageing, overuse/misuse, etc.), but what happens when your trusty microwave overheats? First of all, it needs to be said …

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Do Microwaves Wear Out

Do Microwaves Wear Out?

We all love our microwaves. They’re handy, resourceful, and pretty robust. But nothing lasts forever, does it? Microwaves do wear out over time. In fact, the average lifespan of a healthy microwave is just around ten years. Several things can go wrong with microwaves over time. So, let’s explore the longevity of our nifty microwaves …

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Stew in a slow cooker

How Much Electricity Does a Slow Cooker Use in the UK?

The average slow cooker in the UK uses 0.64 kWh of electricity on low settings and 1.65 kWh on high settings. These numbers are based on six sources, from which we calculated the averages. According to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), energy cost an average of 17.2p/kWh in the UK in …

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What Is the Difference Between a Potato Masher and a Ricer?

Potato ricers and potato mashers are some of the most hotly debated kitchen utensils in the world. What is the difference between a masher and a ricer? Which do I need? Do I like mashed potato enough to be reading articles about potato mashers and ricers online? If you are reading this potato utensil article, …

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