arca

ARCA Recycling Steps Up

ARCA Recycling recently launched seven major appliance recycling programs with utilities. Despite the launch landing on April first, this unprecedentedly large recycling initiative is no joke.

ARCA, which stands for Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc., owns the subsidiary ARCA recycling. According to ARCA Recycling’s President Edward R. (Jack) Cameron, the release of the seven enormous programs marked a new high in the company’s history:

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Dehumidifiers

Alert: Gree Electric Appliances Inc. Dehumidifiers Catch Fire

Gree Electric Appliances Inc., a China-based company with a sales division in California, has allegedly attempted to cover up a potentially lethal defect in its humidifiers and dehumidifiers. Models in question ares old in many popular American stores and are prone to randomly catching fire. The company has recently agreed to pay a record-setting $15.45 million civil penalty related to the dangerous and defective aspects of the machine, though the payment does not imply any admission on Gree Electric’ part regarding their manufacture of dangerous humidifiers.

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outdoor-kitchen

Tips for Installing Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

They haven’t quite hit the mainstream, but outdoor kitchens truly do offer something special to the entertaining homeowner. Even if you’re not hosting guests, there’s nothing like cooking breakfast outside during a beautiful morning or mixing drinks at your backyard bar on a warm summer night.

That said, your outdoor kitchen has the potential to be a real headache if improperly installed. All the standard electrical and plumbing issues of an indoor kitchen can be exasperated by your set up’s exposure to the elements, so you want to make sure you use the right equipment and materials from the get go instead of paying for expensive repairs and replacements down the line. Here’s a few helpful tips for getting started:

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GE Is Releasing an App-Powered Pizza Oven

Home chefs and pizza enthusiasts know the struggle of searching for the right at-home pizza oven. There are outdoor pizza ovens, but those are inconvenient and only available to people with enough room in their backyard to put an entire outdoor kitchen appliance. Indoor pizza ovens pose the problem of being substantially ventilated and are generally difficult to integrate into an already existent kitchen design.

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