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  • Even Coffee Machines Can Break

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    Coffee machines of all types and size can break, even those at home. Depending on the cost of your coffee machine it may be just as well to dispose of and buy a new one, however, some can cost quite a bit of money and if you are out of warranty, then a repair may be the best option. The majority of our business comes from commercial chains of coffee shops as these machines are designed to be used repeatedly day after day, but they do require maintenance and if they break it really is essential to get them back up and functioning as business will suffer. Alongside our repair business, we also offer supply of coffee cups and even branded coffee cups that are fully recyclable or compostable – check out our sister website – The Paper Cup Factory. You’ll see that we supply a huge range of paper based products – various sizes of cups and even paper cones for water cooler machines.

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  • How to Pack Glassware & Crockery

    There are few areas quite as intimidating as your kitchen when it comes to packing it up. Glasses, mugs, tea cups, weird shaped plates and servers… and where do you even fit in the saucers? It’s all so breakable! You get flashbacks from the last time you moved and one thing from every complete set broke, destroying your matching sets. Side note: Isn’t it amazing how it’s almost impossible to get them replaced without some sort of cosmic intervention or chaos magic in the mix?

    Where do you even start? Well, with a box is usual. It’s good idea to properly reinforce and seal the bottom of the box you are planning to use in advance (i.e. BEFORE you put anything in it), with a reasonably strong packing tape. Seal the bottom seam and the side seams properly. Flatten the tape thoroughly to make sure it stays stuck. We do not want the bottom of the box landing in another dimension and your things broken on the floor. Glass, china and stoneware, as a rule do not bounce. Not to mention the frustrating mess glass makes.

    You have a few choices when it comes to reasonably flat crockery items like plates etc. Bubble wrap is a popular choice(it may be a bit more bulky than tissue paper or newsprint but it also discourages overfilling because it takes up more space, therefore won’t be as heavy… down side: more boxes). Place the sheets between each plate before wrapping in tissue or newspaper. Stack the plates carefully taking note of any empty spaces. Void fill is great for filling open spaces in a box. Open space in a box filled with breakable, fragile things are the enemy here. You don’t want anything to move unduly of its own volition. Filling the spaces with void fill keeps any poltergeist activity to the bare minimum and your fragile items in one piece.

    Now we move on to the nightmare machine that crockery with voids in their own construction pose. A reasonable rule of thumb is to scrunch up newspaper or tissue paper and stuff the void space. Then carefully insert bubble wrap or folder newsprint between any lids before wrapping the entire item in newspaper.

    Don’t pack the items with “tension”, i.e. too tightly by forcing extra things into the box. This is how they explode, crack or get chipped in transit. Add an extra sheet of bubble wrap before you seal the box. There is nothing worse than opening a box to be confronted by the confetti of a thousand tiny, sharded daggers.

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  • How to clear a blockage in a washing machine

    Remember not to overload the washing machine as this is what forces items to the bottom half of the drum. Also, make sure that you empty all pockets before putting them into the washing machine as one coin can cause a disaster in damaging the drum and subsequently the appliance may need to be repaired.

    Repairing appliances is on the up as more and more of us want better value for money, especially when times are tight. Also, the cost of a new washing machine can be consider as a big purchase, and why spend that money if a simple low cost fix is possible.

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  • TV Buying Guide

    Welcome to our TV Buying Guide – this guide is designed to draw from our experience over the years of some good and some not so good televisions out there. Things you should consider when parting with your cash for a better model, longer warranty and other specifications. For those time that your TV needs repaired and is out of warranty, turn to the pros at appliance repair Scottsdale scottsdaleapplianceexperts.com who will fix it without fail. From their experience it is mainly just one component that needs replaced and can extend the life of all TV’s for years to come.