Totem Appliance Service Blog - Vancouver, Calgary, Fraser Valley

By Laura on 8/22/2013 12:50 PM
When loading glasses, it is actually better to load them between tines so they don’t get marks on them from the tines and keeps them from rattling together.
Blades are safer to load face down so you don’t cut yourself during unloading.
Spoons and forks should be varied in the utensil bin to keep them from nesting together preventing them from getting cleaned properly.

Large tins and cooking sheets should go on the outside of the washer so they don’t block detergent from getting to the rest of the dishes.

Utensils which are too long for the utensil bin should be placed horizontally across the top rack. Serving spoons should be placed face down so they don’t collect water.

Large pots, casserole dishes and serving bowls should be placed on the bottom rack at an angle so they don’t block water from reaching the rest of the dishes.
By Laura on 8/19/2013 6:21 AM
We’ve seen a lot of interesting things in this industry but I never thought anyone would try to redefine a tasting spoon. Electrolux is trying to though! Their design lab is trying to develop a spoon that “tastes” and tells you what the food is lacking.

They also are designing a hands-free stirring utensil and hovering balls to filter the air and fragrance in a room. With helium as its floating agent, they become heavy with the contents they’re filtering.

Most of these inventions will likely never see production but it goes to show how far some of the manufacturers are going to push creativity in order to provide consumers with innovative products. 

I’m not sure how much stock I’d put in a spoon deciding what my recipes need more of but what do you think of this concept?

By Laura on 8/12/2013 6:22 AM
How much do you use boiling water? Need that on tap? Quooker has that covered! We cook a lot of things with boiling water and even use it for other things but if you use it frequently enough that you spend a lot of time waiting for water to boil, having it on tap may be a huge help for you. 

Take a look at this and tell us what you think. Would you use this? How often and for what?
By Laura on 8/5/2013 6:11 AM

Here are some great recipes to kick start a late summer party! If you want to have a theme for something exotic, try out this tropical avocado salsa put together by

Or pineapple salsa: This one has a little jalapeno in it so the combination of sweet and spicy makes a delicious contrast.

Enjoy! And let us know what time the party starts! ;)

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