Category Archives: Kitchen

Toasting Your Success!

We get called out to deal with a lot of household emergencies and repairs. Bringing something back to life within the house can be appealing and it’s amazing what households might otherwise waste. But there are some items that are more difficult to deal with.

The good old kitchen toaster is an excellent example of this. Most people probably buy a toaster for a relatively small sum, which means that they are rarely cost-effective to repair, in our experience. How would you go about buying a new one?

That’s a good question, given the sheer selection of them that are currently to be found. When you look at the leading brand names, you might already have your own thoughts on Russell Hobbs, Sage, Kenwood, Breville, Delonghi and the rest, but how much do you really know about their toasters? Perhaps more importantly, which of the particular models that are available will be right for the needs of your family.

Reading through the Number 67 reviews and toaster buying guide on this very subject, it appears that the starting point is essentially usually to consider the size of the appliance that you are looking to buy. There are some complications around this particular issue, but it does mainly come down to a straight choice: will a 2-slice toaster do the job, or will you need something with a larger capacity?

Once you have answered that question, you are on your way and you can start to think about refining your selection. You may, for example, decide that you need a toaster with wider or longer slots than is standard. You’ll even find models that are designed for a particular brand of bread, with one leading manufacturer currently advertising an appliance that is, so they say, absolutely perfect for Warburtons bread!

Is bigger always better in the world of toasters? To a certain extent, the answer to this question is going to depend upon your family and the circumstances within your own home. In general terms, it can be said that 4-slice toasters are usually more expensive than their smaller counterparts and also tend to take up a bit more space. If you’re intent on opting for a larger toaster, then this means that you are likely to need a little bit more money, as well as plenty of space within your kitchen.

What about the question functionality? This has become more complex in recent years, chiefly because technological innovation means that the range of functions that are available has undoubtedly increased. Indeed, functions that were previously seen as being relatively advanced are now increasingly cropping up on the most basic toaster models on the market.

It might well be expected that you’ll be able to choose the temperature at which your bread is to be toasted: that is, surely, the very definition of a basic function. But what about having the option to check how the toasting is progressing, without having to interrupt the process and re-start?

That latter option may sound like an appealing option. It definitely does to me because I too often fall into the trap of popping the toast in, feeling that it’s underdone, then putting it in again. Except, I sometimes forget that I’ve done so, leading to burnt toast. Aargh! The option to take a peek at an earlier stage would safe me some strife and is certainly no longer an “advanced” feature: even the most basic toasters now may have this in place.

So I’d conclude by saying that a toaster is not an appliance that is generally easy, cost-effective or worthwhile to repair. In most cases, you’re better off to simply buy a replacement model. Before doing so, think carefully about your requirements and take a look at online reviews to give yourself an idea of what you are getting.


Skilled Electricians in Hammersmith

The team of certified electricians in Hammersmith W6 will professionally deal with any electrical problems you may have, whether you’re a domestic or a commercial customer as we specialise in both. We’ll send a team of experts to detect your property’s faults and repair them as necessary. If we need to rewire they can do that for you too, from a single room to an entire building as they’ve got all the skills and equipment. They’ll check out smoke detectors and fire alarms alongside circuit breakers and socket outlets, tackling kitchen extractor and bathroom fans too.

Count on the experts we work with for all electrical testing and inspection services as they’re qualified to provide you with testing for portable appliances, landlords visual test inspections and comprehensive home-buyer inspection reports. The technicians are all fully insured and have certificates in the National Inspection for Electrical Installation Contracting for your peace of mind. For a quick, no-obligation quote our customer support will call and give you an accurate hourly rated price with no hidden charges for all of your electrical service needs. We’ve got a whole range of booking slots available so there’ll always be a convenient time for you.

Our fully guaranteed and insured workmanship is offered to you at some of the most affordable prices, particularly if you add some of our other quality services to your booking. For instance if you take advantage of the painting and decorating or furniture assembly services you’ll have the opportunity to get high qualify for super savings. Ask for more details on our multiple service bookings when you call to get the best possible deals. You’ll also benefit from:

  • 24/7 customer care: service hotlines open around the clock
  • Qualified technicians: independently regulated by safety electrical organisation (NICEIC certified)
  • Emergency call out service: available 24 hours a day
  • Electrical expertise: able to tackle all domestic and commercial jobs
  • High quality workmanship: all work carried out to the finest standards and beyond!

Our phone lines are open around the clock, so call us now on 020 3404 3388 to talk to a helpful customer service adviser about all your electrical service needs. Arrange for a technician to visit, get accurate no-obligation quotes or make your bookings. It’s as simple as that.

Alternatively, you can enter details into our contact form and we’ll reply as soon as we can, or use our website’s chat facility to talk to an adviser online.

Water Damage Repair in Hammersmith

If your property has suffered damaged from flooding or broken pipes, you’ll need professional help – contact  us to book expert water damage repair Hammersmith. It’s the most efficient and reliable way to hire the most experienced team and put them to work as soon as possible. We’ve been amongst the most popular providers of water damage restoration in Hammersmith for over a decade, so you know you’ll be in safe hands with the dedicated teamof experts.

When you’ve suffered water damage Hammersmith W6, call our customer support and request a team of experts  as fast as possible. It’s vital to start diagnosing, containing and reversing the spread of the damage as soon as possible. The team uses the most top-notch detection and de-humidification gear on the market to find out where water and dampness have penetrated and then work to extract them quickly and efficiently. The technicians have years of experience in dealing with water damage and will be able to tackle both large and small damaged areas.

No matter how severe the flooding has been, use the water damage repair Hammersmith team who work with us and you’ll get brilliant results. Also, you can take advantage of:

  • Dedication to customer service: get in touch to talk about your water damage Hammersmith W6 at any time – our service hotlines and web chat support are at your disposal around the clock!
  • Commitment to flexibility: and you can make that booking for whatever time is best for you – weekday, weekend or evening!
  • Amazing prices: our rates are some of the most affordable on the market!
  • Range of special offers: add help from qualified plumbers and experienced refurbishment services to get your entire household restored and you’ll be able to save money on bookings!

Call us now – on 020 3404 3388. We have a team of friendly customer care staff who keep our lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you’ll be able to make your appointment for water damage restoration Hammersmith at any time. You can receive an accurate, no-obligation quote when you call too and more information about any of our services. You can also arrange water damage repair Hammersmith online, both through our web chat support facility, or when you request a service through our online booking form.