Quel lave-vaisselle Samsung est fait pour vous?

Quel lave-vaisselle Samsung est fait pour vous

Comment peut-on faire un choix de nos jours alors qu’il y a tant d’options possibles? Par exemple, le plat à prendre au restaurant, où trouver le cadeau parfait pour son fils de 10 ans ou même les raisons de choisir un nouveau lave-vaisselle Samsung. Les recherches sur Internet sont utiles, mais l’information est tellement abondante qu’il est difficile de démêler le vrai du faux.

Toutefois, tout comme vous allez chez le concessionnaire pour obtenir de l’aide pour le choix d’une automobile, vous venez nous voir pour que nous vous aidions avec vos appareils électroménagers. Cela veut aussi dire de déterminer le lave-vaisselle qui répondra le mieux à vos besoins. Il y a tellement de fonctions et de modèles qu’il n’est pas facile de s’y retrouver tout seul! Voici quelques lave-vaisselle Samsung qui vont laver et désinfecter votre vaisselle de façon impeccable.

1. Lave-vaisselle Samsung avec technologie StormWash

Lave-vaisselle DW80K5050US de Samsung avec technologie StormWash

Si vous êtes convaincu que vous ne devez jamais rincer une assiette avant de la mettre au lave-vaisselle, le lave-vaisselle Samsung avec technologie StormWash est sans doute fait pour vous. Le système de lavage StormWash a la capacité d’éliminer la graisse et de nettoyer entièrement les casseroles dont même une brosse à récurer n’aurait pu venir à bout des aliments collés. Les jets d’eau pulvérisés dans un mouvement circulaire s’attaquent à tous les angles de votre vaisselle, qui sera propre comme vous le souhaitez.

2. Lave-vaisselle Samsung avec technologie WaterWall

Lave-vaisselle DW80M9960UG de Samsung avec technologie WaterWall

Parfois la vaisselle a besoin d’être nettoyée plus à fond, mais avec un lave-vaisselle doté de la technologie Waterfall, vous n’aurez plus à faire un deuxième lavage. En effet, un système de lavage linéaire puissant crée un mur d’eau coulissant pour s’attaquer à la vaisselle sale et donner des résultats remarquables. À la fin du cycle, la porte s’ouvre automatiquement pour permettre à la vapeur de s’échapper, et un ventilateur génère un rideau d’air pour protéger votre plan de travail. Cette fonction automatique améliore jusqu’à 35 pour cent les résultats de lavage!

3. Lave-vaisselle Samsung à commandes frontales et cuve hybride

Lave-vaisselle Samsung DW80N3030US avec cuve hybride

Vous voulez un lave-vaisselle qui offre à la fois un lavage puissant et un espace de rangement fonctionnel? Vous avez de la chance! Avec un lave-vaisselle Samsung avec cuve hybride, vous pouvez placer tous vos chaudrons, Tupperware, vaisselles, couverts, ustensiles et plus encore sans avoir à vous casser la tête pour tout faire rentrer. Les trois paniers réglables sont faits pour que vous puissiez y placer toute la vaisselle, quelles que soient la forme et la dimension, ce qui vous permettra de remplir le lave-vaisselle facilement et rapidement.

Lave-vaisselle Samsung DW80N3030US avec cuve hybride (2)

En plus de son espace de rangement, cet appareil rend la vaisselle étincelante de propreté. Le système de lavage avancé procure une grande puissance de nettoyage, ce qui est exactement ce dont vous avez besoin pour le lot de vaisselle sale accumulé après un repas entre amis. Ce lave-vaisselle vous sera bien utile quand vous ne pourrez pas gratter les œufs brouillés qui auront collé dans la poêle ou lorsque la sauce à spaghetti aura décidé de s’incruster en permanence dans votre casserole.

Nous comprenons que le choix d’un bon lave-vaisselle puisse être une grosse décision. Heureusement, lorsque vous choisissez un lave-vaisselle Samsung, vous ne pouvez jamais vous tromper. Passez à notre magasin dès aujourd’hui pour découvrir notre gamme de lave-vaisselle Samsung et en apprendre davantage sur toutes les caractéristiques avantageuses qu’ils peuvent vous offrir.

Amanda, votre experte en électroménagers

Why GE Refrigerators Are Great for Making That Perfect Cold Brew

Why GE Refrigerators Are Great for Making That Perfect Cold Brew

There’s nothing better at putting pep in your step on a dreary Monday morning than a hot cup of joe – except maybe a chilly glass of cold brew coffee!

Cold brew has been taking the world of coffee by storm recently, and for good reason. Cold brew isn’t just iced coffee (which is made by mixing double strength hot coffee with ice): it involves a nearly 24-hour-long process of using cold water to slowly extract all that caffeinated deliciousness from your coffee beans. It can take up to 24 hours to make a perfect batch of cold brew, but when you’ve got the recipe just right, the smooth and refreshing flavour of your morning coffee will be well worth the wait!

When it comes to achieving that perfect cold-brewed cuppa joe, one of the most important tools to have at your disposal is a good fridge. Brewing your coffee in the right fridge can make a big difference in the texture, taste, and overall quality of your coffee. That’s where GE comes in. If you’re interested in entering the world of cold brew, you’ll definitely want to keep your eye on a GE fridge. With top-of-the-line features and functions, your GE fridge is the best tool you could have to make that perfect batch!

Convenient Storage

GE fridges go all out on storage. Adjustable shelves and deep door racks give you plenty of space to put a French press, coffee carafe, or any special brewing system you might be using for your cold brews. Most other fridges have limited shelf space, forcing you to partially push down your French press plunger or tip the container on its side. This kind of uneven brewing won’t do your coffee any favours. But with GE, you’ll always have plenty of space to store your cold brew, no matter how big the batch is!

GE Refrigerator and convenient storage

GE also offers fridges with door-in-door storage. That means a panel at the front of the fridge opens independent of the rest of the fridge for easy access to snacks and drinks. So, when you’re rolling out of bed before work and all you can think is “CAFFEIIIIIINE,” you can open up the front of your fridge and have your delicious cold brew right there waiting for you! No stress, no hassle, no more cracked eggs and spilled OJ on the floor when you’re digging around for your coffee fix in the early hours of the morning.

Flavour Leakage Prevention

The biggest challenge of properly storing your cold brew is flavour leakage. Cold brewed coffee has a more complex, delicate flavour than traditional heat-brewed coffee, and that taste can easily be ruined by lingering flavours and odours. Flavours like that old salmon filet or those leftover burritos you’ve been keeping in your freezer for emergencies. Yuck. But with GE’s TwinChill evaporators, which cycle fridge and freezer air separately, your cold brew won’t have any unwanted flavour contamination.

Safer Brewing

Although you don’t technically need a refrigerator to brew cold brew coffee, using your GE fridge can make the process much simpler and safer. Lots of people make their “cold” brews at room temperature, simply leaving the coffee to steep on the counter all day. However, this opens up the possibility of contamination and spoiling, especially if your home tends to be on the warm side.

Plus, leaving your coffee out in the open makes it much easier for kids, pets, or even a groggy, sleep-deprived morning-you to knock it right onto the floor, putting all that precious coffee to waste. It’s just not worth the risk. Keep that delicious drink safe in your GE fridge instead!

Temperature Control

When you open and close your refrigerator throughout the day, the warm air it lets in can change the temperature of the whole fridge. Temperature changes during the cold brewing process can result in an unpredictable batch of coffee – even if you’ve made cold brew a hundred times, one change in temperature can totally throw off those flavours you know and love!

GE’s Turbo Cool option is perfect for maintaining an even temperature through the whole dilution process. It keeps the fridge temperature stable no matter how many times you open and close the fridge doors, so daily life doesn’t get in the way of an incredible cup of coffee.

When it comes to sleepy mornings, GE and our appliance experts have your back every time. Don’t trust your cold brewed coffee out on the counter or in a fridge that won’t keep it chilled to perfection! The perfect cold brew is made in a GE every time. For questions about GE’s amazing features or how you can improve any food with a GE fridge, come down to our store and talk to one of our expert associates.

Amanda, Your Appliance Expert

Useful Cleaning Checklist for Your Living Room

Useful Cleaning Checklist for Your Living Room (2)

If Marie Kondo hasn’t gotten you in the mood for some serious Spring cleaning and decluttering, we’re here to help even more. Cleaning can sometimes be a chore, but if you love your home and the “stuff” (furniture and décor) in your home, I encourage you to take pride in it and tackle little bits every day.

Cleaning and tidying up a room will make you want to spend time there. It also helps you keep track of all your things and with kids in the house; it can help keep sticky fingerprints to a minimum. Because let’s face it, they are never truly gone, are they?

Next to the kitchen, the living room is one of the most heavily used areas so it makes sense to start your cleaning habit routine with this space. Whether you eat on the sofa or not, giving your living room regular attention can help you enjoy the room while getting longer life out of your furniture, and be guest ready at a moment’s notice.

We’ve pulled together a handy checklist to help guide you in your quest for a clean (and organized!) living room.

Daily

  • Before bed, each evening or first thing in the morning, re-set the living room (put everything where it belongs)
  • Spot clean as necessary (wipe up any spills or marks)

Once a Week

  • Straighten cushions & throws
  • Wipe down tables and surfaces
  • Vacuum and mop floors
  • Spot clean as needed
  • Dust lampshades, ceiling fans, vents, photos & décor items, including mirror

Useful Cleaning Checklist for Your Living Room

Once a Month

  • Dust & wipe down behind the TV (it’s amazing how much dust gets in with all those wires)
  • Wipe down & sanitize all remote controls (they are germ heaven!)
  • Dust & clean all photos & décor items, including mirrors
  • Dust moulding
  • Vacuum under cushions/in your sofa/chairs

Twice Yearly

  • Clean and condition any leather and/or wood furniture
  • Deep clean carpets and all upholstery, including curtains
  • Wipe down baseboards
  • Touch up paint or wall cleaning as required

Doing little bits each day, especially putting everything back in its place, really helps when it comes time to actually cleaning. Why? Well, you can get right to work cleaning windows or polishing wood furniture rather than spending time “cleaning up” before you clean. It might not “spark joy”, but it sure will make your life easier (and cleaner!).

What is one of your favourite cleaning tips? How do you ensure your furniture gets the attention it needs?

Rebecca, Your Furniture Expert

How Does Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Health?

How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect Our Health

Over time, sleeplessness can have a huge impact on your health both in the short term and long term. Let’s examine what to look for by becoming more aware of your thoughts and behaviours. Although these are not all directly attributable to sleep deprivation, it is well worth keeping these in mind.

Drowsiness During the Day

Drowsiness could also be attributed to a lack of hydration – are you drinking the 8 glasses of water a day? But when you have that covered, why are you so sleepy if you got at least 8 hours of sleep? Examining this issue more closely could reveal some interesting facts about your sleep habits.

Want to know more, read this 5 Bad Habits Messing Up With Your Sleep.

Foggy Brain

When you have trouble concentrating, no matter how hard you try and how much caffeine you consume, you should consider the quality of your sleep. If you suspect sleep disorders like sleep apnea, you should consider taking a sleep study test.

Here is more on what is a sleep test: What It’s Like to Take a Sleep Study?.

Overeating and Weight Gain

Sleep deprivation can bring on hunger and cravings like no marathon can. If you are having trouble pushing yourself away from the table, it is time to consider how well rested your body truly is.

Read more on this topic here: How Bad Sleep and Weight Gain Go Hand and Hand.

High blood pressure and lack of sleep

High Blood Pressure

If your body is on constant high alert and unable to wind down, the results could be affecting how well or poorly your heart is pumping. Checking your blood pressure regularly with a home unit or a visit to the local pharmacy will help you keep a record and watch for fluctuations.

High Anxiety and Moodiness

Flying off the handle, as they say, could be attributed to a lack of sleep and not poor character. If you are noticing that your tolerance over little things that go wrong has become extremely low, it’s time to check on how much sleep you are getting.

Headaches

You should be aware of how much headache medication you are reaching for. If you discover you are taking them daily to alleviate headaches, you should examine if you are getting the restorative sleep that you need.

Back problems and old mattress

Back Pain and Other Aches

Your mattress could require a review if it is more than 8 years old. Sagginess can result in back pain and joint aches that come on suddenly. The proper pillow can also affect how your head and shoulders are cradled affecting the muscles and tendons in the area.

Not sure your mattress needs to be replaced, find out about the signs you should not ignore here: 6 Signs You Need a New Mattress.

Clumsiness and Work Accidents

If you suddenly have ‘butterfingers’ or easily trip over or bump into things, you could be sleep deprived. When this is not your regular functioning mode, then you need to look more closely at your sleep patterns.

Several of these issues can be attributed to other health concerns and should always be discussed with a health professional. In the meanwhile, considering your quality of sleep is worthwhile examining as sleep is one of the 3 pillars to good health, next to nutrition and exercise.

Gerry, Your Sleep Expert

Blowing Smoke or Why Kitchen Ventilation Matters

Blowing Smoke or Why Kitchen Ventilation Matters

“I want a gas range.”

“Great. What kind of ventilation do you want?”

“What? Do I really need ventilation?”

Um. Yeah. You do.

We sell appliances, and ventilation is what our clients most overlook and undervalue in their kitchens. But for the health and safety of your appliances, your home, and your family; you need to get it right.

A ventilation appliance is the most important part of your kitchen. Shocked? Don’t be. Your range ventilation is responsible for removing heat, odours, particulates, and harmful fumes from your home. Get it wrong and you could end up damaging your appliances, harming your air quality, or even worse starting a fire.

If you’re thinking about remodelling your kitchen or even just upgrading your cooking appliance then you need to be considering your ventilation solution. Like right now.

Moving the Air

The first thing you have to do is calculate how much ventilation you actually need. Ventilation strength is measured in CFM or cubic feet of air moved per minute, and blowers range anywhere from 200 CFM to 2000 CFM.

Start by measuring your cooktop. It’s recommended that you have 100 CFM for every 12 inches of cooking space so a 30-inch cooktop would require 250 CFM. For an electric cooktop, that’s probably plenty – but gas is a whole other story.

Gas generates more heat and more emissions than electric cooktops and needs more CFM per inch. To calculate the minimum CFM you need above a gas cooktop, add 100 CFM for every 10,000 possible BTUs and at a minimum, many building codes require 400 CFM above a gas cooking appliance.

The length of your ductwork, as well as the type of food you cook, can also affect your CFM requirements. Be sure to speak with a professional installer if you have any concerns before you buy.

Choosing Your Ventilation

Once you’ve determined your CFM, it’s time to choose your new hood, and your kitchen design will go a long way to determining what type of hood you end up with.

Chimney style or pyramid hoods are amongst the most popular. Available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. These units mount to the wall above the cooking surface and duct through a chimney vertically to the roof, or horizontally to an exterior wall.

Chimney Style hoods
Chimney Style Range Hood

Under cabinet hoods, vent similarly but they’re mounted under cabinetry (duh) and typically aren’t as deep as a chimney design. Similarly, inserts and liners are installed inside an existing cabinet or fascia and are hidden from sight.

Under cabinet range hoodsUnder Cabinet Range Hood

If you’ve got an island design, or your cooktop is installed away from the wall then you’ll need to consider an Island Range Hood. Similar in appearance to a Wall Mounted unit, Island hoods have in comparison a 3360-degree finish. Expect to pay a bit more for island hoods as they typically vent vertically through a chimney duct to an external cap on the roof.

Island Range HoodsIsland Range Hood

Finally, downdraft ventilation is installed in the countertop next to the cooking appliance. It draws air down from the cooking surface and vents it downwards where it is either recirculated or vented outside. Most models lower into your countertop when not in use.

Downdraft ventilation for the kitchenDowndraft Range Hood

Blowing Hot Air

The last thing to consider when choosing a ventilation appliance is the position of the blower. You’ll have three options; interior blower, inline blower, and an external blower. An internal blower is mounted in the hood, an inline blower is mounted along the ductwork inside the house, and an external blower is mounted in an enclosed unit on your home’s exterior.

Choosing the right ventilation for your home will depend on your budget, your tolerance for noise and your CFM requirements. So feel free to speak with a sales professional before heading off to your local Brandsource retailer to buy.

Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert

How to Keep Your Appliances in Perfect Condition

How to Keep Your Appliances in Perfect Condition

Aside from a house, or a car, major appliances are one of the largest purchases a family will make. And like any big purchase, it’s important to look after your investment.

With appliance repairs more common than they used to be, you want to ensure that you’re doing your best to take care of your machines. You’d be amazed by how much a little maintenance keeps things humming along.

At the end of the day, maintenance comes down to keeping your appliances clean. It really is that simple. A clean appliance performs closer to its manufacturer’s specifications is under less strain, and is less likely to suffer undue wear-and-tear.

I’ve created these helpful tips, to keep your appliances in tip-top shape.

Ovens and Cooktops

Cleaning your oven is easier than you think. Commercially available cleansers do a great job, but if you’d prefer a more natural solution then baking soda, vinegar, and even lemon will make the messiest oven sparkling clean. Self-cleaning programs are a big help here. Just make sure you remove the racks and bulbs before you start, and let the oven cool for a few hours afterwards before you wipe down ash.

How to clean oven and cooktops

A clean oven will improve performance and reduce the risk of fire. And that’s true of your cooktop as well. Glass cooktops should be regularly wiped down with soap and water to prevent stains and remove baked on food. While gas cooktops and electric coils should be carefully dissembled and cleaned piece by piece to remove food, grease and other particulates.

Don’t use aluminum foil on your cooktop or in your oven. No matter what you’ve heard, aluminum foil can short out your circuitry, block your vents or damage the coating of your oven. Don’t do it.

Refrigerator

Cleaning your fridge is a big deal. Not really. There’s a whole day dedicated to it. It’s that important.

Pull out the food, pull out the shelves, the drawers, all of it. Maintaining your fridge is a top to bottom job. Removing spoiled food will keep your fridge stain and odour free. And wiping down any sticky residue inside and out will make sure the gaskets and drawers aren’t working harder than they need to be.

How to clean your refrigerator

Once you’ve wiped everything down, unplug the fridge and pop the kick plate off to expose the coil. A dusty, clogged coil is more likely to burn out so grab your vacuum and give them a good clean.

Manually defrosting your freezer and/or fridge will ensure that proper performance and optimum cooling temperatures are maintained. Aim to do it twice a year, or whenever the ice build up reaches two inches deep.

Microwave

Burnt and baked on food isn’t just unsightly. That excess waste can catch fire or burn the interior plastic of the microwave. A small dish of water cut with vinegar or lemon microwaved on high to produce steam for a few minutes will do wonders.
On the outside, be sure to wipe down any gaskets to prevent sticking, and carefully wipe down the control panels with a damp cloth or sponge.

Dishwasher

Keeping your dishwasher maintained is as easy as keeping the drum and filter clean. To sanitize the drum, run an empty hot water cycle with a cup of white vinegar on the upper rack. Afterwards, flush the drum on a hot water cycle with a few tablespoons of baking soda to scour build up, and eliminate stains.

How to clean your dishwasher - filter

Most dishwashers now have a manual filter located next to the bottom spray arm. Manually unscrew the filter and remove any captured food or residue. Remove the screen and give it a scrub under the hot water tap to remove any grease or odour causing bacteria.

Finally, scrub the spray arms, top and bottom using a toothpick if necessary, to unclog them.

Laundry

Keeping your filter’s clean is key for keeping both your washer and your dryer in good condition. On the washer, refer to your user’s manual to locate the filter. Unscrew and remove the filter from the machine, being careful to capture any water that drains, and scrub it with soap and warm water. Be sure to wipe down the cavity before replacing it. Once the filter’s clean, you can prevent odours by cleaning the drum with vinegar in a hot water cycle.

With your dryer, make sure you clean the lint filter before each use. It’s also very important to have the machine cleaned by a service technician once a year. Lint will escape the trap and settle inside the body of your appliance. And that’s a huge fire hazard. A service technician will be able to open and vacuum your machine for a small fee.

So grab your gloves, your bucket and your sponge. With a little TLC your appliances will perform trouble-free for years to come.

Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert

Do I Really Need a Box Spring for My Beautyrest Mattress?

Do I Really Need a Box Spring for My Beautyrest Mattress

Ah, the age old question of new mattress buyers: to box spring or not to box spring?

It’s a question without a simple answer, and what you decide is going to depend on you, your mattress, and the box spring itself. So do you really need a box spring to take home with that brand new Beautyrest mattress of yours? Let’s take a closer look and find out.

What Is a Box Spring For?

The main functions of a box spring are to absorb the impact of getting in and out of bed every day (reducing wear and tear on your mattress) and giving your Beautyrest mattress a firm surface to rest on, so your body is better supported while you sleep. Plus, of course, they help lift you up off the ground and away from dust, dirt, and allergens that may be floating around down there. Yuck! This can be especially helpful during the summer – you’d be surprised how much cooler you’ll sleep with that little bit of extra ventilation!

These days, box springs are a little more advanced than the rickety boxes of the past (many of them opt for sturdy metal or wood rather than actual springs) but they still serve the same basic purpose: providing a little extra support for your body while you sleep.

What Mattresses Work Well with a Box Spring?

Most of them!

A sturdy foundation is an absolute must-have for any and all mattresses, and a box spring is the perfect option. In fact, many mattress warrantees require you to use one as a universal standard to prevent unnecessary wear on the mattress.

Double-sided mattresses that can be flipped over do especially well on box springs. Though this type of mattress has largely fallen out of style, if you happen to own or buy one, you’ll want to invest in a good box spring. With most single-sided mattresses, having a box spring is not as important, as they typically come built-in with all the support a mattress needs on the underside. But providing a little extra cushion and support can be a big help.

Heavy foam mattresses especially tend to need the extra support a box spring provides. While a spring or hybrid mattress may do just fine on a slatted platform bed or even the floor, foam will tend to sag through the slats or squash against the ground. So do your Beautyrest mattress a favour and get a box spring!

Do I Really Need a Box Spring for My Beautyrest Mattress 2

So Do I Really Need One?

When it comes down to it, box springs aren’t an absolute necessity for many mattresses, but you will need some kind of supportive foundation one way or another. Depending on the Beautyrest mattress, you can always forgo a bit of comfort and ventilation and put your bed directly on the floor, or even on wood pallets, to firm up the mattress a bit. But if you want customized support that helps you sleep soundly and rest easy every night, you’ll want to invest in something a little more reliable.

Platform beds are another great option, as well as adjustable power foundations. Adjustable beds are the ultimate in comfort and support, letting you adjust your mattress depending on your needs. Some models even let you and your sleeping partner choose different positions, maximizing your comfort without going full-on 50’s sitcom couple. We have plenty of foundation options in store, and just as you should always test out a mattress before buying, you should always test out a bed frame too. Come have a snooze in our store and see which one feels best to you!

Whether you decide to go with a box spring or not, be sure to get a Beautyrest mattress that supports you just right, and a foundation that perfectly complements your mattress! Getting the right support is important, and that’s why our team is always ready to support you on your journey to better sleep with helpful blogs and expert advice in-store.

If you still can’t decide whether or not you want a box spring for your new Beautyrest mattress, come on down to our store! We can help you decide what type of foundation is just right for you – and offer you unbeatable selection and prices while we’re at it!

Angela, your sleep expert

5 Ways to Design Your Tempur-Pedic Bed and Room for Better Sleep

5 Ways to Design Your Tempur-Pedic Bed and Room for Better Sleep

We all know that coffee and sweets before bed don’t add up to a restful night of sleep, but did you know your bedroom can also be helping or hurting your nightly Z’s?

That’s right, the way you arrange your room can have a big impact on how you sleep at night! If you’ve been tossing and turning despite following all the conventional bedtime wisdom, it might be time to take a closer look at your space. Here are a few ways you can spruce up your room and feel more rested on your Tempur-Pedic while you’re at it!

That Blue Light, Don’t Want It

You’ve probably heard this a hundred times before: don’t use your cell phone before bed! But that warning is about more than just the dangers of getting caught up stalking exes on Instagram – it’s about the blue light that most electronic screens emit.

TVs, computers, and even digital alarm clocks all send signals to your brain saying, “It’s daytime, get up and at ‘em!” Not exactly what you want in your space when you’re trying to sleep on your Tempur-Pedic bed. So, try to make sure TVs and computers are off and covered up at night, phones are far out of reach, and alarm clocks are dimmed or swapped out for analog options. Your brain will thank you!

Paint the Town Blue

Or if not the whole town, at least your room! Some studies have shown that people sleeping in blue bedrooms on average get about two hours more sleep than people sleeping in rooms painted purple or brown. Blue is considered a calming colour, associated with rest and relaxation, which helps signal to your brain it’s time to chill out and get your snooze on. A fresh coat of paint or at least some blue drapes can make a big difference in the quantity and quality of your sleep.

Blue Bedroom helps inprove sleep

Here Comes the Sun

While we’re on the subject of drapes, you’ll want to make sure you invest in a good set for your bedroom. Light is the sworn enemy of a good night’s sleep, so be sure to cover your windows well. Street lights, passing cars, and the sun in the wee hours of the morning can disturb your rest and keep you from getting that refreshing REM sleep you need. Regular old blinds might look nice, but they tend to let light in between the slats. Blackout curtains are a great way to keep out unwanted light and make your bedroom feel more cozy and private.

Spring Cleaning

You don’t need a major room remodel to make your space more comfortable! Cleaning up clutter can make a world of difference in your nightly sleep. A messy space can cause anxiety and keep you from resting well, so spruce up a bit before you get cozy. A clean room and Tempur-Pedic mattress also limit late-night mental stimulation, so you’re not constantly distracted with visual reminders of all the things you have to get done in the morning.

Here is a complete cleaning list for your bedroom Your Complete Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Comfy bed

Be Bed-er

Of course, the most important part of your room’s sleep hygiene is your bed. Your Tempur-Pedic bed should be perfectly set up for rest and relaxation, so that you just can’t help but doze off the second you hit the sheets. That means clean, cozy blankets, plenty of pillows, and of course, a mattress that suits you perfectly.

Your Tempur-Pedic mattress should be switched out approximately every five to seven years, or at the first visible signs of wear and tear. If you spend hours just trying to get comfortable every night or wake up with aches and pains all over, a new mattress should be the first bedroom upgrade you look for. There’s no single mattress type that fits everyone, so come into our store to try out all the options we have in stock, from soft to firm, twin to king, pillowtop to memory foam. A comfortable Tempur-Pedic bed is the first step toward the sleep of your dreams!

Your sleep is important, so make sure your room is doing its best to guide you into dreamland every night! If your sleepless nights are being caused by a faulty mattress, come on down to our store. We have everything you need for a better night’s sleep, and our expert associates are ready with even more tips and pointers to help you start resting easier every night.

Angela, Your Sleep Expert

The Benefits of a Signature Design by Ashley Headboard

The Benefits of a Signature Design by Ashley Headboard

So, you’re giving your bedroom a whole new look, a breath of fresh air, a total makeover. Do you have everything you need?

Fun furniture for lounging? Check. A functional place to display all your favourite knick-knacks? Check. A new mattress to step up your sleep game? Check. How about a headboard to go with it? Uhhh …

The headboard is an easily forgotten addition to your bedroom, but having one can make a big difference! Whether you’re worried about staying stylish or keeping as cozy as possible while you sleep, a new Signature Design by Ashley headboard will be there for you.

They’re Stylish

Signature Design headboards come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to suit any bedroom. Whether you like to keep it simple with a plain metal frame or want to lounge in luxury with a fully upholstered headboard, Signature Design by Ashley has options for you. If you have a small room, a sleek headboard with gaps you can see the wall though can actually make the room look more spacious. If you’re struggling to fill a larger room, a taller, heavier headboard can cozy up the room in no time.

A Queen sized, Gun metal colored, metal headboard with a Quarterfoil design.

They’re Comfortable

You might not be sleeping on it, but having a headboard can actually make your nightly rest much more comfortable. For one thing, those pesky pillows won’t slip through the crack between your bed and the wall anymore, so you can sleep a little more soundly. During the winter, a headboard also has the benefit of keeping you warmer. Cold air can seep into your house from the walls and putting a headboard between yourself and those chilly walls can keep you comfy all year round.

A headboard is also great for leaning up against if you’re doing some late-night reading or watching TV. Especially if you choose an upholstered headboard, you can get a little more back support and a little more comfort during your evening lounging hours.

Upholstered Headboard B390-457 - Signature Design by Ashley

They’re Easy to Clean

Over time, sleeping up against a bare wall can deal a lot of damage to the paint, and leave you with dirty, even stained walls. Especially if your walls are a lighter colour, sweat, heat, and nightly tossing and turning can leave your walls in desperate need of cleaning or even repainting. With a headboard between you and the wall, your paint is protected, and you have a much more easily cleanable (or replaceable) surface to work with.

Panel Headboard B315 by Signature Design by Ashley

They’re Good Luck

According to the principles of Feng Shui (the Chinese art of promoting positive energy flow through your living space), a headboard can have positive effects on your life and emotional state. A sturdy, wooden headboard without slats or holes is said to give your relationship a strong foundation, or if you’re single, attract a steady relationship. They’re also said to protect your sleeping head from stress and negative energy. Of course, science has yet to prove these claims, but you’ll never know for sure how a headboard will affect your emotional energy until you try one!

A headboard is a great addition to any home, and it might just be that finishing touch you’ve been looking for to complete your room makeover. For headboard options in any style, at any budget, come on down to our store! We have all the choices you could dream of, at prices that will make you pinch yourself. Visit our store or give us a call for more information today!

Alex, Your Furniture Expert

Induction vs. Electric Cooktops – How to Make the Most Out of Your Whirlpool Kitchen

Induction vs. Electric Cooktops - How to Make the Most Out of Your Whirlpool Kitchen

Whether you’re trying to cook more, eat healthier, or even go vegan (good luck with that one!) the way we eat and prepare food is almost always part of our hopes for the new year. So when you’re searching for ways to step up your cooking game, make sure you’re getting the most out of your kitchen. The right Whirlpool cooktop can make a world of difference in your new culinary adventure, so make sure you know all the basics, and pick out the perfect one for your needs.

Most people might think of traditional gas burners when they think of getting a new cooktop, but both Whirlpool electric and induction cooktops are gaining popularity in contemporary kitchens, and generating a lot of buzz in the culinary world. But what are the differences, and how can they affect the home cooking you plan to do this year? Before you take the leap into a new Whirlpool cooktop for your new year goals, check out some of the things that set these two appliance types apart to decide which one will help you make the most of your new year.

Induction Cooktops

The Basics

First things first, what is induction? Many people have heard the term swirling around but aren’t sure exactly what it means. Essentially, Whirlpool induction cooktops are a type of electric cooktop that use magnets to generate heat. We’ll leave the science of it all to the scientists, but what that means for you is that, rather than heating up a burner, which transfers heat to the pan, your induction cooktop heats up the pan directly, allowing for more precise cooking.

Safety

One of the major appeals of Whirlpool induction cooktops is how safe they are. They require an induction compatible pan to start heating, so even if the power is on, your heating elements won’t get hot until the pan is placed on the surface. Conversely, heating stops instantly once the pan is removed from the surface. Though the pan may have transferred some heat onto the cooktop, it quickly dissipates, leaving the cooktop safe to touch in no time.

Efficiency

Efficiency is perhaps the Whirlpool induction cooktop’s best quality. Induction cooktops boil water nearly twice as fast as electric and can achieve the kind of precise temperature control that pro chefs love about gas cooktops. When you can cook food twice as fast, you’ll have no trouble at all sticking to your resolutions to stop eating out so much.

Whirlpool Induction Cooktop Efficiency

Convenience

Though Whirlpool induction cooktops are convenient in how easy they are to clean (the smooth tops are as simple to wipe down as your kitchen counter), they do come with a few inconvenient quirks. Because these cooktops use magnets to function, you will need special, induction compatible cookware. Cast iron works on induction, as does any pot made of ferromagnetic iron, but some of your cookware likely won’t make the cut.

Additionally, because all the parts are built in underneath the cooktop’s surface, induction cooktops can also be difficult to repair. However, with your local appliance store on hand ready with all the replacement parts and repair services you need, repairing a broken induction cooktop doesn’t need to be any harder than a phone call to our store!

Affordability

Proportionate to their benefits, induction cooktops also tend to be more expensive than other types. The technology is still relatively new to the market, and induction is only just getting its big break, so expect prices to stay high for the time being. If you’re sold on induction but hung up on the price tag, however, you can always find the latest models at the lowest prices at our store!

Electric Cooktops

The Basics

Whirlpool Electric cooktops are pretty straightforward: they use electricity to heat up coils, which then cook your food. What’s nice about them is that they have different options you can choose from. Radiant smoothtops and electric coil cooktops both have their pros and cons, but the versatility and simplicity of electric makes it a gem of a choice.

Whirlpool Electric cooktop

Safety

Electric cooktops have some safety benefits over gas cooktops, as they don’t involve open flame or the possibility of gas leaks, but induction cooktops have them beat in this department. Electric cooktops are slow to cool and can remain quite hot even after the coils have stopped glowing. Some more modern cooktops have heat indicators, which stay on for as long as the cooktop remains warm, but most rely on you to keep little ones away from the burners long after the dish is complete.

Efficiency

It’s hard to stand up against Whirlpool induction in the efficiency department, but many electric smoothtops hold their own against gas at least. They are quick to heat and allow for steady simmering. A good electric cooktop won’t let you down when you’re sautéing those veggies, though don’t expect it to keep pace with the heating speed of induction.

Convenience

Smoothtops are as easy to clean as induction – since the whole surface is a single glass pane, you can wipe spills up easily with a cloth or paper towel. Coil cooktops might not be quite so easy to clean, but their convenience lies in the ease of replacing broken parts. A faulty coil can be easily unplugged and inexpensively replaced, unlike induction cooktops, which will require a specialist to fix. Finally, unlike induction, neither electric cooktop type requires special cookware. So feel free to use your favourite pots and pans!

Cooktops are easy to clean

Affordability

Whirlpool Electric cooktops are among the most affordable cooktop you can own. They’re cheap to buy and cheap to operate, making them a great upgrade from your rickety old gas cooktop at a reasonable price. If you’re shopping on a budget, you’re more likely to find a high-quality electric option in your price range than any other cooktop type!

This year, treat yourself to a Whirlpool cooktop that will help you make the most of your kitchen and check off your resolutions list with ease. If you’re still wondering which cooktop will work best for you, stop by our store or give us a call! We’re happy to help you explore your options and get you even closer to all your New Year’s cooking goals.

Amanda, Your Appliance Expert