The 10 best posts of 2010

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Basically, the sexiest, can’t-stop-reading appliance blog posts of this year, based on page views, in reverse order. Enjoy:

10. Refrigerator temperature: What temperature should a refrigerator be set at?

If you think I’m going to tell you this one without making you jump, you don’t read this blog enough.

To ensure proper temperatures, air has to be able to flow between the refrigerator and freezer sections.

9. Outdoor kitchen ideas: Part 1

Certified Kitchen Designer Susan Serra guest blogged about big picture considerations for outdoor kitchens.

Stop sneaking into my backyard and taking pictures, everyone!

8. Liebherr cigar humidor blows no smoke

Can’t find this specialty item anywhere else in Minnesota, as far as I know. Very distinctive…and popular on the interwebs, apparently.

7. Outdoor kitchen ideas: Part 2

I round up some of my outdoor kitchen product picks.

Denial: it ain't just a river in Africa. It's an outdoor barbecue in St. Paul in October :)


6. Warners’ Stellian Warehouse Sale: It’s baa-ack…

I guess people like the warehouse sale as much as I do.

5. Should you put aluminum foil in the oven?

I dunno…should you?

4. Dishwasher troubleshooting: Dishwasher leaving white film on glasses

So, this topic pretty much exploded after many states banned phosphates in their detergents, prompting even the New York Times to weigh in.

It's all your fault. Seriously.

3. HOW TO: get an appliance stimulus rebate

Ah, the stimulus. I will always remember it fondly. Preparing for months for what lasted about 25 hours. I have say, we were pretty much right in everything we predicted. So if you were listening to us, you were probably in good shape.

We predicted the rebates would go quickly. As usual, we were right ;)

2. HOW TO:  Shop the Warners’ Stellian Warehouse Sale like a pro

This post contains all my best advice for appliance shopping in general, I think , so it’s relevant for anyone.

Don't be a fool; Use this tool.

1. Refrigerator seal & fridge maintenance

So, views of this post were bolstered by a couple links from Lifehacker (yeah, we’re pretty impressive like that), but c’mon, the Vaseline tip is still pretty sweet.

Bonus: My two favorite blogs of the year, because I’m self-involved:

Before Brangelina, there was Stellian

Insight into what makes my grandpa’s predecessors almost as cool as my grandpa’s, um, postdecessors.

Did you see that freezer running through St. Paul?

Because it was awkward and uncomfortable and one of the weirdest things I’ve ever brewed up (that’s saying a lot).

Thanks for a great 2010. I’m hoping for things to remain flat in 2011, because after last year, that’s still saying a lot :)

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