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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

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...

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...

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:...

Entertaining 101

Hosting a dinner party can be challenging, especially if it's not something you do often. Our cooking expert Anna Carl has some great advice on how to make your next dinner party a success!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QucJEvaOdsY&feature=youtu.be   The...

5 Thanksgiving Cooking Hacks

Preparing a Thanksgiving feast can be a daunting task. There's the planning, the preparation and did we mention the bird?! We went to our cooking expert Anna Carl for some Thanksgiving cooking hacks to help you execute Thanksgiving dinner like a pro. CLEAN YOUR OVEN...

ENTERTAINING

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...

How to Keep the Holiday Baking Mess to a Minimum

The holidays can be full of cooking and baking making quite the mess to clean up afterwards. Here are a few simple ideas from our Institute of Home Science expert Anna Carl that will cut down on the cleaning time so you can spend more time on what matters. Parchment...

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...

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...

Take your Tailgate Party from Underdog to MVP

The game may be the main attraction, but for some it’s the party! With a little bit of planning your party can be a hit, here are some great tips from our experts to make your next party a touchdown!   Game Plan: Now that the teams are set, it’s time to start...

HOLIDAY CLEANING

4 Ways to get your Stand Mixer Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching and for many of us, that means a lot of holiday baking! Here are some simple tips from our KitchenAid brand expert Gail Nuechterlein that will get your stand mixer into tip top shape. [playbuzz-item...

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:...

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...

How to care for your Ugly Holiday Sweaters

Tis the season for ugly holiday sweaters and while you are out being holly and jolly, your sweater is getting dirty! Keep your ugly sweaters fresh with these simple tips from our laundry expert Mary Zeitler. https://youtu.be/mS8vQehvJxo First, always check the care...

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...

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