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5 Tips to Better Baking

You can get great results in your oven with these simple tips from our cooking expert Anna Carl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbhBD7bP2XM&feature=youtu.be  First, pick your pan carefully; dark or dull pans enhance browning, while shiny or insulated pans slow...

Preheating 101

The kitchen range is typically known as the work horse of the kitchen. It can bake, broil, roast and toast, but do you know how to get the most out of it? Here are some simple tips from our cooking expert Anna Carl on the importance of preheating and how...

8 Tips to Better Holiday Card Photos

The holidays are right around the corner, and soon your mailbox will be full of beautiful, glossy holiday cards. Forget to book a photographer? Or maybe you just don't want to spend the extra money? Whirlpool Creative Studios Manager, Christopher Craig gives his tips...

YES! You CAN Cook a Turkey in the Microwave!

A popular joke is floating around social media just in time for Thanksgiving: “Hey mom, how many minutes does it take to microwave a 25 lbs. Turkey?” The responses are funny, with reactions of shock, horror and disbelief. Even though mom typically knows best, mom may...

How to Avoid ‘Trapped Turkey Syndrome’

How to Avoid ‘Trapped Turkey Syndrome’ Setting the temperature higher than 500 degrees can engage your oven’s locking mechanism It’s a nightmarish situation. Your family and friends are all gathered at your home for Thanksgiving or Christmas—and they’re all hungry....

How to Use Convection Cooking to Make Holiday Meals Legendary

Your reputation as a holiday chef is on the line. You want perfectly browned turkey, succulent ham and evenly cooked pies and side dishes. It’s the perfect time to use that convection setting on your range For those who aren’t familiar, a convection oven has a fan and...

HOLIDAY PREP

Maximize your Dishwasher with these 3 tips

The holiday season is the time to spend more time with your family and friends and less time doing dishes. Our dishwasher expert Lucinda Ottusch shows how maximizing your dishwasher is as easy as the three s's: separate, secure and spin. https://youtu.be/Bv1hGZf_AuQ

5 Tips To Get Your Appliances Holiday Ready

Your appliance do a lot of heavy lifting during the holidays, here are 5 simple tips to help keep them in tip top shape: Refrigerator Condenser Coils Dirt, dust, grease and pet hair can collect on these integral parts of your refrigerator. To clean, first unplug your...

How to Avoid ‘Trapped Turkey Syndrome’

How to Avoid ‘Trapped Turkey Syndrome’ Setting the temperature higher than 500 degrees can engage your oven’s locking mechanism It’s a nightmarish situation. Your family and friends are all gathered at your home for Thanksgiving or Christmas—and they’re all hungry....

Gobble, Gobble: It’s Turkey Time

Thanksgiving, besides maybe Christmas, is one of the most stressful times of the year--and that's not just because all of your family's in one house. Cooking can only increase the stress during these holidays, so for Thanksgiving, check out the tips from the experts:...

Put Your Microwave to the Test: Thanksgiving Version

From warm winter squash to perfectly poached chicken breasts, check out a few easy ways to put your microwave to work for you. Squash: To make the squash easier to cut in half, place in microwave and heat for about 2 minutes on high power on each side. To continue...

ENTERTAINING

Four Tips to Keep Your Food Fresh this Holiday Season

There’s nothing worse than having a house full of family and friends for the holidays and finding out that your vegetables are past prime, your bread is stale, and the cheese has grown an unsightly green beard. Keep your foods at their best by using these handy tips:...

3 Ideas to Make Your Tailgate Party Menu an MVP

The biggest game of the year also happens to be one of the biggest days for food. Traditional tailgate foods like chicken wings are a fan favorite but if you are looking to add a twist on the traditional fare, here are some fun ideas. LOCAL FLAVOR Take some culinary...

Hot Holiday Party Ideas

Pull out your ugly sweaters, it's holiday party season! You are probably already looking for your white elephant gift or planning an excuse to leave after 30 minutes but it doesn't have to be this way. Here are some tips to make your holiday party stand out from the...

8 Tips to Better Holiday Card Photos

The holidays are right around the corner, and soon your mailbox will be full of beautiful, glossy holiday cards. Forget to book a photographer? Or maybe you just don't want to spend the extra money? Whirlpool Creative Studios Manager, Christopher Craig gives his tips...

Cinnamon Swirl Holiday Loaf

CINNAMON SWIRL HOLIDAY LOAF Anna Carl - Whirlpool Corporation Food Science Lab This dough is soft, silky and cooperates beautifully when shaped. This cinnamon and sugar swirled yeast dough makes this a delicious addition to Christmas brunch. . Makes: 1 Loaf...

HOLIDAY CLEANING

5 Tips To Get Your Appliances Holiday Ready

Your appliance do a lot of heavy lifting during the holidays, here are 5 simple tips to help keep them in tip top shape: Refrigerator Condenser Coils Dirt, dust, grease and pet hair can collect on these integral parts of your refrigerator. To clean, first unplug your...

Top Microwave Cleaning Tips

Tough baked on soils are hard to clean, but soils in your microwave can actually effect the functioning of your microwave. Here are our tips to keep your microwave in top shape: Go Natural - One of the best ways to clean stubborn stains in the microwave is by going...

10 Stain Removing Must Haves

Stain removal can be a challenge! Tough, hard to remove stains need an action plan before you add them into the washing machine and once you have a plan, you'll need the proper tools. So we asked our laundry expert Mary Zeitler for a list of items that she keeps in...

Top 10 Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Appliances in Top Shape

Your appliances are the workhorse in your home. They clean so you can spend more time on what really matters. But how often do you clean and maintain them? Here are the top 10 tips to keep your appliances in tip top shape. Refrigerator Condenser Coils - dirt, dust,...

Four Tips to Keep Your Food Fresh this Holiday Season

There’s nothing worse than having a house full of family and friends for the holidays and finding out that your vegetables are past prime, your bread is stale, and the cheese has grown an unsightly green beard. Keep your foods at their best by using these handy tips:...

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