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    • Home appliance

      Home appliances are electrical/mechanical machines which accomplish some household functions, such as cooking or cleaning. Home appliances can be classified into: This division is also noticeable in the maintenance and repair of these kinds of products. Brown goods usually require high technical knowledge and skills ( ... Read »


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    • List of home appliances

    • This is a list of home appliances. A home appliance is an electrical/mechanical machine which accomplish some household functions, such as cooking or cleaning. Home appliances can be classified into: Microwave oven air conditioner Stacked washing machine and clothes dryer Gas fireplace Refrigerators Vacuum cl ... Read »


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    • Major appliance

    • A major appliance, or domestic appliance, is a large machine in home appliance used for routine housekeeping tasks such as cooking, washing laundry, or food preservation. An appliance is different from a plumbing fixture because it uses electricity or fuel. Major appliances differ from small appliances because they a ... Read »


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    • Small appliance

    • A small appliance or small domestic appliance is a portable or semi-portable machines, generally used on table-tops, counter-tops, or other platforms, to accomplish a household task. Examples include microwave ovens, toasters, humidifiers, and coffee makers. They contrast with major appliances (British "white goods"), ... Read »


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    • Air conditioning

    • Air conditioning (often referred to as AC, A.C., or A/C) is the process of removing heat from a confined space, thus cooling the air, and removing humidity. Air conditioning can be used in both domestic and commercial environments. This process is used to achieve a more comfortable interior environment, typically for h ... Read »


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    • Air ioniser

    • An air ioniser (or negative ion generator or "Chizhevsky's chandelier") is a device that uses high voltage to ionise (electrically charge) air molecules. Negative ions, or anions, are particles with one or more extra electrons, conferring a net negative charge to the particle. Cations are positive ions missing one or m ... Read »


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    • Appliance plug

    • An appliance plug is a three-conductor power connector originally developed for kettles, toasters and similar small appliances. It was common in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. It has largely been made obsolete and replaced by IEC 60320 C15 and C16 connectors, or propri ... Read »


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    • Appliance recycling

    • Appliance recycling consists of dismantling waste home appliances and scrapping their parts for reuse. Recycling appliances for their original or other purposes, involves disassembly, removal of hazardous components and destruction of the end-of-life equipment to recover materials, generally by shredding, sorting and g ... Read »


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    • Aroma lamp

    • Aroma lamps, sometimes called diffusers, are used to diffuse essential oils in aromatherapy and esoterics. There are two different types of aroma lamps: Certain plug-in nightlight units made by companies such as Air Wick are used in combination with glass bulbs of scented oil, filling a room with fragrance and light. ... Read »


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    • Attic fan

    • A powered attic ventilator, or attic fan, is a ventilation fan which regulates the heat level of a building's attic by exhausting hot air. A thermostat is used to automatically turn the fan off and on, while sometimes a manual switch is used. An attic fan can be gable mounted or roof mounted. Additional vents are requi ... Read »


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    • Bachelor griller

    • A bachelor griller, mini oven or mini kitchen is a countertop kitchen appliance about the size of a microwave oven but instead can grill, bake, broil or roast food. It generally incorporates one or two heating elements at the top and bottom of the appliance, has one or two hobs (American English: burners) on the cookto ... Read »


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    • Back boiler

    • A back boiler is a device which is fitted to a residential heating stove or open fireplace to enable it to provide both room heat and domestic hot water or central heating. The device is a water filled heat exchanger enclosed at the rear of the burning chamber with a hot water output at the top of the chamber and a col ... Read »


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    • Beverage opener

    • A beverage opener (also known as a multi-opener) is a device used to open beverage cans, plastic bottles or glass bottles, which are the three most common beverage containers. Beverage openers vary in size but commonly include a glass bottle cap opener, a plastic bottle cap grip for greater twisting torque and a s ... Read »


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    • Bio fireplace

    • A bio fireplace (also on bio-ethanol fireplace, ethanol fireplace) is a type of fireplace or furnace with combined zones generation of heat and technological process – combustion of fuel (denatured alcohol). This fireplace does not require a chimney and gives the real flame, not imitation. Installation is possible ... Read »


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    • Boiler (water heating)

    • The term Boiler may refer to an appliance for heating water. Applications include water heating and central heating. The boiler heats water to a temperature controlled by a thermostat. The water then flows (either by natural circulation or by a pump) to radiators in the rooms which are to be heated. Water also flo ... Read »


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    • Box mangle

    • The box mangle is said to have been invented in the 17th century. It consisted of a heavy frame containing a large box filled with rocks, resting on a series of long wooden rollers. Damp laundry could be laid flat under rollers, or wound round the rollers: sometimes enclosed in a sheet in order to keep the laundry clea ... Read »


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    • Can opener

    • A can opener (in North American English and Australian English) or tin opener (in British and Commonwealth English) is a device used to open tin cans (metal cans). Although preservation of food using tin cans had been practiced since at least 1772 in the Netherlands, the first can openers were not patented until 1855 i ... Read »


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    • Ceiling fan

    • A ceiling fan is a mechanical fan, usually electrically powered, suspended from the ceiling of a room, that uses hub-mounted rotating paddles to air. Most ceiling fans rotates much more slowly than most electric desk fans; it cools people effectively by introducing slow movement into the otherwise still, hot air of a ... Read »


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    • Central vacuum cleaner

    • A central vacuum cleaner (also known as built-in or ducted) is a type of vacuum cleaner appliance, installed into a building as a semi-permanent fixture. Central vacuum systems are designed to remove dirt and debris from homes and buildings, sending dirt particles through tubing installed inside the walls to a collecti ... Read »


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    • Clothes dryer

    • A clothes dryer, tumble dryer, drying machine or dryer is a powered household appliance that is used to remove moisture from a load of clothing and other textiles, usually shortly after they are washed in a washing machine. Clothes may also be dried by natural evaporation and, if available, sunlight, on an outdoor or i ... Read »


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    • Combo washer dryer

    • A combo washer dryer (also known more simply as a washer-dryer in the UK) is a combination in a single cabinet of a washing machine and a clothes dryer. It should not be confused with a "stackable" combination of a separate washing machine and a separate clothes dryer. Combination washer dryers are popular amongst ... Read »


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    • Compactor

    • A compactor is a machine or mechanism used to reduce the size of material such as waste material or bio mass through compaction. A trash compactor is often used by a home or business to reduce the amount of trash. A baler-wrapper compactor is often used for making compact and wrapped bales in order to improve logistics ... Read »


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    • Convection heater

    • A convection heater is a heater which operates by air convection currents circulating through the body of the appliance, and across its heating element. This heats up the air, causing it to increase in volume and so become buoyant and rise. Oil heaters are an example of this kind of heating appliance. A convection heat ... Read »


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    • Dehumidifier

    • A dehumidifier is generally a household appliance which reduces the level of humidity in the air, usually for health or comfort reasons, or to eliminate musty odor. Large dehumidifiers are also used in commercial buildings such as indoor ice rinks to control the humidity level. By their operation, dehumidifiers ex ... Read »


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    • Dish draining closet

    • The dish drying cabinet was originally patented in the USA by Louise R. Krause (US patent 1860617) in May 1932. Maiju Gebhard independently developed a dish drying cabinet in Finland based on research she and others carried out from 1944 to 1945 in the Finnish Work Efficiency Institute with the goal of reducing the wo ... Read »


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    • Dishwasher

    • A dishwasher is a mechanical device for cleaning dishware and cutlery. Unlike manual dishwashing, which relies largely on physical scrubbing to remove soiling, the mechanical dishwasher cleans by spraying hot water, typically between 45 and 75 °C (110 and 170 °F), at the dishes, with lower temperatures used ... Read »


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    • Domestic robot

    • A domestic robot, or service robot, is an autonomous robot that is used for household chores. Thus far, there are only a few limited models, though speculators, such as Bill Gates, have suggested that they could become more common in the future. Many domestic robots are used for basic household chores. Others are educa ... Read »


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    • Comparison of domestic robots

    • Domestic robots can vary widely in their capabilities and tasks. Sensors include: cliff or stair sensors, motion sensors, ultrasonic object sensors, dirt sensors, IR sensors, and more. Intelligence varies also. Some have none while others can map out their environment and maneuver using complex algorithms. ^ Prelimina ... Read »


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    • Drawer dishwasher

    • A dishdrawer is a type of dishwashing machine invented, designed and manufactured by Fisher & Paykel. They are available under several brands depending on geographic location Fisher & Paykel, Kenmore Appliances, KitchenAid, and Bauknecht following a distribution agreement with Whirlpool. In 1987 Fisher & Paykel staff ... Read »


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    • EcoCute

    • The EcoCute is an energy efficient electric heat pump, water heating and supply system that uses heat extracted from the air to heat water for domestic, industrial and commercial use. Instead of the more conventional ammonia or haloalkane gases, EcoCute uses supercritical carbon dioxide as a refrigerant. The technology ... Read »


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    • Electric water boiler

    • An electric water boiler, also called a thermo pot, is a consumer electronics small appliance used for boiling water and maintaining it at a constant temperature. It is typically used to provide an immediate source of hot water for making tea,hot chocolate, coffee,instant noodles, or baby formula, or for any other hous ... Read »


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    • Electrolux Ankarsrum Assistent

    • Assistent is a household kitchen appliance, introduced by Electrolux in 1940. The distinctive feature of this mixer is that it spins the bowl and its contents, not the stirring paddle. As a result, there is more torque and less noise. The bowl is driven by an electric motor and worm gear from beneath. The power of the ... Read »


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    • Ettridge Collection

    • The Ettridge Collection is a collection of trade literature relating to domestic appliances which was donated to the British Library by Ian Ettridge in 1997. Ettridge worked at domestic appliance manufacturers such as Electrolux, Hotpoint, Morphy Richards, Moulinex and Swan for over 45 years before his retirement. The ... Read »


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    • Exhaust hood

    • An exhaust hood, extractor hood, or range hood is a device containing a mechanical fan that hangs above the stove or cooktop in the kitchen. It removes airborne grease, combustion products, fumes, smoke, odors, heat, and steam from the air by evacuation of the air and filtration. In commercial kitchens exhaust hoods ar ... Read »


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    • Fan heater

    • A fan heater is a heater that works by using a fan to pass air over a heat source (e.g. a heating element). This heats up the air, which then leaves the heater, warming up the surrounding room. They can heat an enclosed space such as a room faster than a heater without fan, but, like any fan, create audible noise. ... Read »


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    • Fireplace

    • A fireplace is a structure made of brick, stone or metal designed to contain a fire. Fireplaces are used for the relaxing ambiance they create and for heating a room. Modern fireplaces have variable heat efficiency, depending on the sophistication of the design. Historically they were used for heating a dwelling, cook ... Read »


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    • Flame supervision device

    • For gas appliances, a flame supervision device (FSD) – alternative name: flame failure device (FFD) – is a general term for any device designed to stop flammable gas going to the burner of a gas appliance if the flame is extinguished. This is to prevent a dangerous buildup of gas within the appliance, its chi ... Read »


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    • FoldiMate

    • The FoldiMate is a laundry folding machine designed to fold clothes and comes with an optional de-wrinkling solution. The user clips each piece of clothing onto the machine’s integrated rack, which holds about 15 to 20 pieces. As each item is pulled into the machine another items can be clipped so there is no limi ... Read »


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    • Forced-air

    • A forced-air central heating system is one which uses air as its heat transfer medium. These systems rely on ductwork, vents, and plenums as means of air distribution, separate from the actual heating and air conditioning systems. The return plenum carries the air from several large return grills (vents) to a central a ... Read »


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    • Futon dryer

    • A Futon dryer (布団乾燥機, futonkansōki?) is an electric device that warms and dries a Japanese futon by forcing warm air through it. A futon dryer works by drawing in air with an electric fan and heating it, and then forcing it into a large cloth pouch. The pouch is usually inserted between ... Read »


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    • Garbage disposal unit

    • A garbage disposal unit (also known as a garbage disposal, waste disposal unit, garbage disposer, or in Canadian English a garburator) is a device, usually electrically powered, installed under a kitchen sink between the sink's drain and the trap. The disposal unit shreds food waste into pieces small enough—genera ... Read »


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    • Go-to-bed matchbox

    • Go-to-bed or getting-into-bed matchboxes were a variety of match storage box popular in the mid-to-late 19th century. Relatively small, about 6 cm high, they were frequently made of metal of some kind, though sometimes of wood or ivory. Most incorporated a rough surface on which the match could be struck. All featured ... Read »


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    • Hair dryer

    • A hair dryer, hairdryer or blow dryer is an electromechanical device designed to blow normal or hot air over damp hair to accelerate the evaporation of water particles and dry the hair. Blow dryers allow better control over the shape and style of hair, by accelerating and controlling the formation of temporary hydrogen ... Read »


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    • Hair iron

    • A hair iron or hair tong is a tool used to change the structure of the hair using heat. There are three general kinds: curling irons, used to make the hair curly, straightening irons, commonly called straighteners or flat irons, used to straighten the hair, and crimping irons, used to create crimps of the desired size ... Read »


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    • Hob (hearth)

    • In a kitchen the hob is a projection, shelf, grate or bench for holding food or utensils at the back or side of a hearth (fireplace) to keep them warm, or an internal chimney-corner. In modern British English usage, the word refers to a cooktop or hotplate, as distinguished from an oven. The word is a noun meaning ... Read »


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    • HSPF

    • HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) is a term used in the heating and cooling industry. HSPF is specifically used to measure the efficiency of air source heat pumps. The efficiency of air conditioners is often rated by the HSPF as defined by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute in its stan ... Read »


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    • Humidifier

    • A humidifier is a device that increases humidity (moisture) in a single room or an entire building. In the home, point-of-use humidifiers are commonly used to humidify a single room, while whole-house or furnace humidifiers, which connect to a home's HVAC system, provide humidity to the entire house. Medical ventilator ... Read »


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    • Icebox

    • An icebox (also called a cold closet) is a compact non-mechanical refrigerator which was a common early-twentieth century kitchen appliance before the development of safe powered refrigeration devices. Iceboxes had hollow walls that were lined with tin or zinc and packed with various insulating materials such as c ... Read »


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    • Internet Digital DIOS

    • Internet Digital DIOS (also known as R-S73CT) is an internet refrigerator released by LG Electronics in June 2000. The technology is the result of a project that started in 1997 and staffed by a team of 55 researchers with a budget cost of Won15 bil (US$49.2 million). The refrigerator has a TFT-LCD (thin-film transist ... Read »


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    • Internet refrigerator

    • Internet refrigerator (also known as an smart refrigerator) is a refrigerator which has been programmed to sense what kinds of products are being stored inside it and keep a track of the stock through barcode or RFID scanning. This kind of refrigerator is often equipped to determine itself whenever a food item needs to ... Read »


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    • Clothes iron

    • A clothes iron is a small hand-held appliance with a handle holding a flat, roughly triangular surface that, when heated, is used to press clothes to remove creases. It is named for the metal of which the device was historically commonly made, and the use of it is generally called ironing. Ironing works by loosening th ... Read »


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    • Ironing

    • Ironing is the use of a heated tool (an iron) to remove wrinkles from fabric. The heating is commonly done to a temperature of 180–220 °Celsius, depending on the fabric. Ironing works by loosening the bonds between the long-chain polymer molecules in the fibers of the material. While the molecules are hot, the ... Read »


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    • Katrina refrigerator

    • Katrina refrigerators are the many refrigerators that were destroyed or rendered unusable during Hurricane Katrina, and later, Hurricane Ike, and their aftermath. Many were made into temporary folk art. During the August 2005 and September 2008 storms, much of the Gulf Coast Region and almost the entire Metro New ... Read »


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    • Kimchi refrigerator

    • A kimchi refrigerator is a refrigerator designed specifically to meet the storage requirements of kimchi types and different fermentation processes. Kimchi usually becomes too sour when stored in a conventional refrigerator for about a week. In contrast, kimchi can be stored up to 4 months without losing its qualities ... Read »


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    • Laundroid

    • The Laundroid is a home appliance and robot, used to automatically wash, dry, sort and fold clothes to a dedicated closet. It was first introduced and demonstrated at the 2015 CEATEC consumer electronics show in Tokyo. It was jointly developed by Daiwa House, Panasonic, and Seven Dreamers. Its image-recognition system ... Read »


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    • Life spans of home appliances

    • This page lists the average life spans of home appliances (major and small). ... Read »


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    • Lighter

    • A lighter is a portable device used to create a flame, and to ignite a variety of combustible materials, such as cigars, gas stoves, fireworks, candles, or cigarettes. It consists of metal or plastic container filled with a flammable fluid or pressurized liquid gas, a means of ignition to produce the flame, and some pr ... Read »


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    • Mangle (machine)

    • A mangle or wringer is a mechanical laundry aid consisting of two rollers in a sturdy frame, connected by cogs and, in its home version, powered by a hand crank or electrically. While the appliance was originally used to wring water from wet laundry, today mangles are used to press or flatten sheets, tablecloths, kitch ... Read »


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    • Manual vacuum cleaner

    • The manual vacuum cleaner was a type of non-electric vacuum cleaner, using suction to remove dirt from carpets, being powered by human muscle, similar in use to a manual lawn mower. Its invention is dated to the second half of the 19th century, when patents were granted to inventors in the United States, Britain, Franc ... Read »


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    • Matchbook

    • A matchbook is a small paperboard folder (matchcover) enclosing a quantity of matches and having a coarse striking surface on the exterior. The folder is opened to access the matches, which are attached in a comb-like arrangement and must be torn away before use in contrast to a matchbox where the matches are loosely p ... Read »


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    • Micathermic heater

    • A micathermic heater is a type of space heater in which the heating element is covered in thin sheets of mica. Micathermic heaters produce both convection heat and radiant heat, and are usually thinner than other types of heaters. ... Read »


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    • Mousetrap

    • A mousetrap is a specialised type of animal trap designed primarily to catch mice; however, it may also (intentionally or unintentionally) trap other small animals. Mousetraps are usually set in an indoor location where there is a suspected infestation of rodents. Larger traps are designed to catch other species of ani ... Read »


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    • Oil heater

    • An oil heater, also known as an oil-filled heater, oil-filled radiator, or column heater, is a common form of convection heater used in domestic heating. Although filled with oil, it is electrically heated and does not involve burning any oil fuel; the oil is used as a heat reservoir (buffer), not as a fuel. Oil h ... Read »


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    • Patio heater

    • A patio heater (also called a mushroom or umbrella heater) is a radiant heating appliance for generating thermal radiation for outdoor use. A burner on top of a post, burns liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propane or butane, and directs the flames against a perforated metal screen. Heat is radiated from the surface of t ... Read »


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    • PIRCH (company)

    • PIRCH is a fixture and appliance retailer for kitchen, bath and outdoor products based in San Diego, California. Founded in 2009, the company expanded to ten metropolitan markets throughout the United States before pulling back to its four California stores in 2017. The stores feature an experiential showroom that allo ... Read »


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    • Radiator (heating)

    • Radiators and convectors are heat exchangers designed to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of space heating. Denison Olmsted of New Haven, Connecticut, appears to have been the earliest person to use the term 'radiator' to mean a heating appliance in an 1834 patent for a stove with a h ... Read »


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    • Rat trap

    • A rat trap is a trap designed to catch rats. Rats are suspicious of new objects (especially objects that they've seen but not touched) and traps with only one entrance. If they see other rats have been trapped they may avoid the trap. Traps which do not address these issues are likely to catch only young, inexperience ... Read »


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    • Redheads (matches)

    • Redheads is an iconic Australian brand of matches originally manufactured in Richmond, Victoria by Bryant and May but now manufactured in Sweden by Swedish Match. It is the top-selling brand in the country. Matches were first produced by Bryant & May in Australia in 1909. The Redhead name applies to the red striking h ... Read »


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    • Refrigerator

    • A refrigerator (colloquially fridge) is a popular household appliance that consists of a thermally insulated compartment and a heat pump (mechanical, electronic or chemical) that transfers heat from the inside of the fridge to its external environment so that the inside of the fridge is cooled to a temperature below th ... Read »


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    • Robotic vacuum cleaner

    • A robotic vacuum cleaner, often called a robovac, is an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner that has intelligent programming and a limited vacuum cleaning system. Some designs use spinning brushes to reach tight corners. Others combine a number of cleaning features (mopping, UV sterilization, etc.) simultaneous to vacuum ... Read »


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    • RV Fridge

    • Recreational vehicles (RV) are designed to be truly self-contained so a refrigerator is an essential appliance. RVs are subject to conditions that make the design of their refrigerators challenging. The main challenges are vehicle vibration, accelerations, the energy required to drive the refrigeration process, and the ... Read »


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    • Home server

    • A home server is a server located in a private residence providing services to other devices inside or outside the household through a home network or the Internet. Such services may include file and printer serving, media center serving, web serving (on the network or Internet), web caching, account authentication and ... Read »


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    • Sewing machine

    • A sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies. Since the invention of the first working sewing machine, generally considered t ... Read »


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    • Sump pump

    • A sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a water collecting sump basin, commonly found in the basement of homes. The water may enter via the perimeter drains of a basement waterproofing system, funneling into the basin or because of rain or natural ground water, if the basement is below the wa ... Read »


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    • Thermal mass refrigerator

    • A thermal mass refrigerator is a refrigerator that is foreseen with thermal mass as well as insulation to decrease the energy use of the refrigerator. A particularly popular thermal mass refrigerator was conceived by Michael Reynolds and detailed in the book "Earthship Volume 3". This refrigerator was a DIY refrigerato ... Read »


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    • Thor washing machine

    • The Thor washing machine was the first electric clothes washer sold commercially in the United States. Produced by the Chicago-based Hurley Electric Laundry Equipment Company, the 1907 Thor is believed to be the first electrically powered washer ever manufactured, crediting Hurley as the inventor of the first automatic ... Read »


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    • Tie press

    • A tie press is a device, based solely on pressure, to flatten neckties. Its use is necessitated by ties usually being of silk or some other textile ill-suited to the heat of ironing. Tie presses usually operate based on two separate wooden boards which are clamped together with spring-loaded levers. A cardboard cut-ou ... Read »


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    • Trouser press

    • A trouser press, sometimes referred to as a Corby Trouser Press, is an electrical appliance used to smooth the wrinkles from a pair of trousers (pants in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United States). They are commonly provided in hotel rooms, though may also be purchased for home use; they are generally assoc ... Read »


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    • Vacuum cleaner

    • A vacuum cleaner, also known as a sweeper, is a device that uses an air pump (a centrifugal fan in all but some of the very oldest models), to create a partial vacuum to suck up dust and dirt, usually from floors, and from other surfaces such as upholstery and draperies. The dirt is collected by either a dustbag or a ... Read »


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    • Washing machine

    • A washing machine (laundry machine, clothes washer, or washer) is a machine used to wash laundry, such as clothing and sheets. The term is mostly applied to machines that use water as opposed to dry cleaning (which uses alternative cleaning fluids, and is performed by specialist businesses) or ultrasonic cleaners. Laun ... Read »


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    • Water cooker

    • An electric water boiler, also called a thermo pot, is a consumer electronics small appliance used for boiling water and maintaining it at a constant temperature. It is typically used to provide an immediate source of hot water for making tea,hot chocolate, coffee,instant noodles, or baby formula, or for any other hous ... Read »


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    • Water heating

    • Water heating is a thermodynamic process that uses an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature. Typical domestic uses of hot water include cooking, cleaning, bathing, and space heating. In industry, hot water and water heated to steam have many uses. Domestically, water is traditionally heated in vess ... Read »


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    • Wig wag (washing machines)

    • The wig-wag is the common name for the unusual solenoid mechanism used in belt-drive washing machines made by Whirlpool, Kenmore (manufactured by Whirlpool) and many others, from approximately 1950 to 1987 in the United States. It was used in belt-drive Brastemp and Consul models built in Brazil from 1959 to 1990. The ... Read »


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    • Window fan

    • A window fan is a fan designed to be placed inside the frame of a window. Window fans have been used for many decades to maintain comfortable temperatures and ventilation within one's home, and operate at a tiny fraction of the cost of central air conditioning. Window fans are designed to fit into open windows, and of ... Read »


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