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2010-05-11 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Many home service calls by an AM PM Appliance Repair Los Angeles specialist can be avoided by some routine home owner preventive maintenance, especially in the case of combination oven and stove - or range - units. Familiarity with the correct operation and normal appearance of a functional range can alert the owner to parts showing signs of wear, providing ample time to call a qualified repair person to repair or replace the part before it fails...

2010-04-18 06:00:00

CHICAGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenn-Air, the brand that introduced the first self-ventilated cooktop and downdraft ventilated range in the 1960's, has developed a unique wall oven offering the industry's most powerful convection system, together with an exclusive touch screen that incorporates an image-enabled cooking guide. The oven's 7-inch, glass-touch screen is the largest of its kind and features a touch-anywhere, full color LCD display (Photo:...

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2010-03-24 08:05:15

As you stroll down restaurant row and catch the wonderful aroma of food "” steaks, burgers, and grilled veggies "” keep this in mind: You may be in an air pollution zone. Scientists in Minnesota are reporting that commercial cooking is a surprisingly large source of a range of air pollutants that could pose risks to human health and the environment. They discussed the topic yesterday at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Deborah Gross, Ph.D., pointed out...

2010-03-04 09:56:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Outdoor GreatRoom Company, the leader in outdoor room product and design, will unveil a new lineup of indoor/outdoor fire products featuring Venturi Flame(TM) Technology (VFT) at the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Expo on March 11 - 14, 2010, in Orlando, Fla. Venturi Flame Technology uses a proprietary turbo disc combined with a glass cylinder to create a unique 'spinning' aesthetic for indoor and outdoor portable fire pits, fire tables and...

2010-01-14 09:18:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Numb's the word on the street. The Farmers' Almanac tells us that brutally cold temperatures are only going to dip lower in the next few months. As households grapple with high heating costs, families need to be especially careful to make sure they don't get burned when creating home heating hot spots to save a few dollars. According to Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the leading independent safety testing organization, alternative heating sources...

2009-12-22 14:55:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As families look for ways to save money in tough economic times, there is an increased risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings and fire deaths associated with the use of alternative heating and power sources. The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to check all home heating systems from fireplaces to furnaces, including any back-up power systems. (Logo:...

2009-12-11 02:06:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Welcome to the Isokern GreenTech Catalytic Fireplace solution for residential and commercial clean wood burning. As the first only US EPA approved modular wood burning fireplace the GreenTech is poised to become the new standard for all open wood burning fireplaces as part of the global initiative to reduce green house emissions. Earthcore is unveiling this innovation at the Bright Green Exhibition in conjunction with the United Nations...

2009-10-27 10:11:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CenterPoint Energy is passing on lower wholesale natural gas prices to customers in Oklahoma. Through the Gas Supply Rate (GSR), an allowed adjustment to the gas supply charge portion of a customer bill, CenterPoint Energy passes on the cost of natural gas with no markup. The GSR typically makes up 60-70 percent of a customer bill. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020930/CNPLOGO) With this lower GSR, an average residential bill in...

2009-10-16 10:32:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The first day of autumn has come and gone, bringing with it colder days and crisp nights. Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning suggests Indianapolis homeowners take a few hours to prepare their homes for the upcoming winter before the snow begins to fall. Homeowners across Indianapolis are performing the various autumn rituals including winterizing the windows, firing up the furnace and otherwise preparing their homes for the changing seasons....

2009-10-01 07:02:00

GONGYI, China, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Gengsheng Minerals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CHGS) ("Gengsheng" or "the Company"), a materials technology company in China with products capable of withstanding high temperature, saving energy and boosting productivity in certain industries such as steel and oil, today announced that it has made a major breakthrough in industrial material technology with the invention of a new type of castables. The new castable product,...


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2010-09-24 16:20:41

A gas stove is a cooking device which uses natural gas, propane, butane, Liquefied petroleum gas or other flammable gas as a fuel source. Since the gas pipe network was slow to develop, the success of the gas stove on a commercial level took some time to happen. Gas stoves were invented as early as the 1820's as isolated experiments but it was not until the 1880's that manufactured stoves were sold commercially. The first stoves were large and bulky, but over time they were reduced to fit...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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