Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner

Cleaning is one of our integral activities for healthy and hygienic living. This task is in our routine.

Here we will talk about cleaning inside the house. Dust removal is one of the important functions of cleaning. The cleaning of dust depends on the equipment made for use. Most people use broom or clothes to dust flour. Some dusts by sweeping in this process, gather a place, and the lightweight dust can seem to swim in the air and after some time it is sitting again, all dust cannot be gathered in a place. In this way we can see that the process of cleaning of dust does not complete the process.

Where the brooms could not apply, we use clothes, in this process we just displace the dust from one place to other, so you actually realize that the cleaning of dust has not been accomplished. So, in additional activity we wipe the surface from the clothes to clean the remaining dust.

Disadvantages of removing dust from broom and cloth:

  1. While cleaning dust floats in the air and sits on the other places
  2.  The cleaning person inhales the floating dust particles.
  3. Dust  sitting in fine holes are away from the reach of the broom fibers and they cannot be cleaned.
  4. We cannot clean the sofa and bed from the broom.
  5. We cannot remove dust from the wall with broom, as the dust can not be assembled at the wall.
  6. While swearing on the floor, there is always to be bowed, which can be painful in the waist and back.

Advantages of vacuum cleaner:

  1. It does not spread the dust to the other place.
  2. Cleaning person is escaped by inhale the air containing dust particles.
  3. It also removes dust from that place where the fiber of the groom or clothes are not reachable.
  4.  As particles shattered by running fan during cleaning with broom or bare cloth. You can use vacuum cleaner while running fan too.
  5. From vacuum cleaner you can clean the sofa and beds, can also clean the soft toys.
  6. The vacuum cleaner is designed in such a way that the cleaning worker has to bend less or making cleaning as comfortable as possible.

Types of vacuum cleaner

Out door or industrial.

  • Dry
  • Wet

 Indoor or household.

  • Dry
  • Wet (seldom using)

How to use a vacuum cleaner:

Care matters:

  1. A specific cleaner made for household should be used for households only. Do use it for out door.
  2. Be clear about the limitations of the vacuum cleaner you owned.
  3. Do not use for liquids if it is made only for dust suction.
  4. Be attentive when using near children.
  5. It is not a toy.
  6. Do not use it with damaged cord and damaged out let (female) plug.
  7. Do not attempt to change the accessories while running.
  8. Do not run the vacuum cleaner without dust collecting bag or box.
  9. Do not handle the plug or the body with wet hands.
  10. Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
  11. Do not put any object into openings.
  12. Do not use with any opening (at suction side or at blower side) blocked. Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair and anything that may reduce the air flow.
  13. Do not pick up pieces of string, fabrics or clean frayed carpets or tassels on carpets with the vacuum cleaner.
  14. Do not use the vacuum cleaner on concrete, tar, or similar rough surfaces.
  15. Do not use the vacuum cleaner to pick up flammable or combustible liquids, such as gasoline or use in areas where they
  16. may be present
  17. Do not abuse the power cord. Never carry the vacuum cleaner by the power cord or pull the power cord to disconnect the outlet plug from an outlet Instead grasp the outlet plug and pull to disconnect.
  18. Do not leave appliance when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing.
  19. Do not pull or carry by the cord, do not use as a handle, do not close a door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners, or run appliance over the cord.
  20. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.
  21. Use the vacuum cleaner only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
  22. Store the vacuum cleaner indoors only.
  23. Use extra care when cleaning the stairs.
  24. Turn off all controls before unplugging.
  25. Store safely after use, to prevent accidents

How to select a vacuum cleaner

Define your requirement: Number of rooms, size of the rooms of your house, number of family members (as more members more activities more cleaning).

Budget matters: Defining your requirements the filtering already started, the money you will spend matters. Lots of vacuum cleaners are available in the market to save money spend some time in online and off line market, you will definitely find your suitable one without compromising the quality.

Extra features: No need to go for extra features like cord less, blowing, additional car washing, air jetting, etc.

Power matters:  More power means better suction. Unnecessary power will force you to spend more money and effect your electric bills too. But selecting the vacuum cleaner of 20 to 30% more power than your requirement will save your precious time as it cleans faster and deeper.

Shape, size and weight: Cleaning with vacuum cleaner does not take place automatically unless until it is a robot, even a robot has it’s own limitations. So, the shape, size and weight of the cleaning machine are as important as the power and the features. Carriable weight, flexible design and reachable size will satisfy for selection and cleaning experience. Now a day’s modern user-friendly design and shapes are available in the market go for your best suitable one.

Air Purifier

Breath Clean live More

Do we realize that the air comes first for a living?

You may recite that it is oxygen actually!

Yes, it’s very true for animals, including human beings. 

Yet, other gases also required to maintain the ecosystem.

Contribution of quality air in your daily life.

If you are living in an urban or suburban area, you can easily notice that…

  • You are spending 80% to 90% of your time indoors whether it is home, office or vehicles.

  • You breathe air most of the time in closed environments.

  • Being social, mostly we talk about the risk of outside air pollution.

  • At present, indoor air pollution is 2 to 5 times more dangerous than outside for our health. Air pollutants like dust, radiation, and pollens to toxic fumes can be more concentrated inside of our house than outside.

  • Which causes health-related issues like headache, asthmas, nausea, lungs problems, heart problems and maybe cancer in worst cases.

If we don't care the air, the air won't care for us.

Source of Indoor Air Pollutants

1. Bedroom 

Pillow, bedding, mattress, body heat, carpet, movement, number of sleeping members.

2. Bathroom

Odors from mold, mildew, other germs and microbial pathogens that accumulated over time

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3. Kitchen

Heating fuels, appliances, splattered cooking oil, leftover food are a potential source of stubborn kitchen smells. 

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4. Laundry room

Cleaning chemicals, spilled water, mold, mildew, microbial, pathogens are common causes of stinky laundry room.    

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5. Air Conditioning system

Volatile Organic Compounds can build up in your A/C system and circulate unpleasant scents throughout your home.   

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Life supporting component of air is Oxygen. The basic theoretical composition of standard life essential air is nitrogen 78% Oxygen 21% and 1% of other gases like organ carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Other than these components present in the air are called pollutants.

25 Reasons why we need an air purifier for our home?

1. Less air circulation in the room.
2. Urban lifestyle.
3. The desire for a healthier lifestyle.
4. Making food inside the home.
6. Large family home.
7. Storage within your home.
8. Small children.
10. Living with pets.
11. Chemical storage.
12. Allergies suffering.
13. Asthma complications.
14. Outside area condition.
15. Smoking cigarette.
16. Odors and smells.
17. Homes having water leakages.
18. Quarters connected to the factory.
19. Closed rooms.
20. Pregnancy.
21. Home office.
22. Rooms without exhaust.
23. Hostel rooms.
24. Having any patient.
25. Living single.

Types of air pollutants (Indoor Air Quality 101)

Particulates:- dust, dander, pollen, organic clumps.

Usually handled by air pollution.

 Filters must be maintained to be effective.

Dust:- Minute solid particles less than 500 micrometers. Composition changes by season.

Dander:- material shade from the body of animals. Can be very aggressive allergen.

Pollen:- Released by certain plant species. Lightweight and small, Stayed air born for extended periods of time.

Microbial:-  Bacteria , viruses, and mold spores. Usually handled by UV tube. But UV are effective only on surfaces.

Bacteria:- Single Cell organism. Self-contained and can reproduce without a host. Examples;- MRSA, E-coli, Staph, Strep, etc.

Viruses:- Minimal structure of genetic material and protein. Can only be seen with an electron microscope. Example:- Norwalk, SARS, Avian Flu, etc.

Mold spores:- Air born single cell organism. Grows into mold as soon as conditions permit. Causes allergic reactions, asthma episodes, irritations, infections, sinus, congestion problems,

Gases:- VOC(Volatile Organic Compounds), Chemical compounds and odors, can be observed by dense carbon filter for odor. Can be handled with various technologies.  VOCs found in paints, polish, nail polish remover, furniture polish, glue, burning candles, burning stoves, cigarettes, etc.  Can causes nose, eyes and throat irritation, nausea, headaches, coordination loos, etc. caused by odorant molecules dissolved in air. Examples:- pet odors, perfumes and food odors.

Popcorn and Snacks Makers

Also called Popcorn Popper

The popcorn maker machine makes more than the popcorn.

So, it is better called a snack maker. I am happy to share something about the snacks maker. Most of the time I spend alone in my residence.  Now a day’s professional needs quality time for self-study with healthy food. And it helped me out.

 It is hard to find healthy food regularly outside your residence. You always doubt the ingredients of the meals. Even you cannot find a proper ratio of required nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fibers, etc. Even the outside food or snacks are not available at a convenient time. You have to wait or to adjust your schedule.

Why you must have a snack maker machine at your kitchen platform?

  • It fulfills your emergency hunger.
  • It makes only healthy snacks.
  • Easy to use.
  • One of the fastest ways to make snacks.
  • Less energy consumption.
  • Occupy very less space.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Low price.
  • Easily available online.
  • Easy to carry.

 

Types of Popcorn Maker

  • Microwave Popcorn Maker.                                                                                                     In this way, you need a microwave oven and a special closed container to fit in. Just put an adequate quantity of corn seeds into the container then put the closed container inside the microwave oven cabin, set the timer, let the oven do the rest of the job.  
  • Stovetop popcorn maker.                                                                                                          It is also a good option. But for this, you need a stove, induction or any external heating element and a specially designed pot where you put your corn seeds. Here you can also add oil, salt or any spice powder.   
  • Hot air popcorn maker or snack maker.                                                                            This is the machine I am particularly experienced with, let me not bias. With this machine, you can make not only popcorn but also fry other snacks too with hot air like peanuts, nuts, almonds, papad, chuda and many more. And it does not need any additional utensils.  

10 Reasons for having a Snacks Maker.

  1. It satiates your emergency hunger.                                                                                         At any instant, you fill hungry!  you may eat any kind of snacks you find nearby like biscuits, packed snacks even chocolate! normally happens like this. Does a health-conscious person act like this?                                                                                                 You should definitely find a healthy way to full fill your instant hunger. And a snack maker in your home kitchen or in your office canteen is the right solution.    
  1. It makes only healthy snacks.                                                                                                As, for making snacks this way you do not need to add any oil, salt, sugar, etc. Yet, you may add those afterward as per your test.    
  1. Easy to use.                                                                                                                              Pour the corn seeds or nuts into your snack maker, put it ON, within 3 to 4 minutes your snack is ready.  
  1. One of the fastest ways to make healthy snacks.                                                          Yaa! As mentioned above.
  1. Less energy consumption.                                                                                                         A small heating element and a small fan will be ON only for 3 to 4 minutes.    
  1. Occupy very less space.                                                                                                           An electric operated snack maker or popcorn maker is as big as your 3L water jug.   
  1. Easy to maintain.                                                                                                                     Just clean the inside wall with a dry cotton cloth. Outside walls can be wiped with wet cotton cloth after disconnecting the power plug.
  1. Low price.                                                                                                                                        Price ranges between $12 to $29 ( ₹ 800 to ₹ 2000)
  1. Easily available online.                                                                                                          Yes, better to buy online, lots of varieties and makers are available. Read the reviews and choose the best suited under your price ranges. This product is not popular in India and rarely found in retail stores. So, better to buy online.  
  1. Easy to carry.                                                                                                                                 A snack maker can be used anywhere in the home, office, canteen, hostels, wherever the electricity is available.  

Handling the snack maker machine

  • Running timing: There is a limitation for any machine and we must aware of it. As it generates heat which may melt the plastic body. As instructed let run strictly for maximum 4 to 5 minutes.                                                                                                            
  •  Avoid using liquids and salt: Obviously this product is made to make snacks with no oil so we do not use it. Even it is not healthy for the machine too. Hot air comes from the bottom grills so the oil or salt may spill into the electrical parts and damage it. Even the excess moistured seeds are also harmful to the machine.
  • Allow to rest: After every 4 to 5 minutes run, a minimum one minute gap is necessary.    
  • Use a three-pin socket: To avoid any damage while electrical fluctuation it advisable to plug in with a 3-pin female socket only.    

Bonus uses of a snack maker

  • We can roast coffee beans with a snack maker machine.
  • We can roast Indian spices like dry red chilli, dry coriander seeds, black pepper seeds of large sizes. 
  • We can roast dry fruits like almonds and cashew and pistachio. 

 

Microwave Oven

A smart way to make healthy food

  • Professionals using microwave oven know the value of a healthy and quality time. They engaged in valuable work need most of the time from his life to invest in work, spending quality time with his family, friends and off course in solo to plan a better future.                                           
  • A modern housewife have to do everything for her family members in her home, simultaneously she is the queen too. Making varieties of delicious and nutritious dishes is one of the reasons for a happy home.               
  • A bachelor making healthy meals with microwave oven saves his money, time and energy which best required for his study.
it is super easy to prepare nutritious and delicious food with microwave oven

Select your food with available ingredients

Mix them in a defined ratios.

Put the container inside the oven

Set required temperature and time

Go for brush , shower or clothing

Your food is ready to eat

Choosing a Microwave Oven

Various Microwave Ovens are available in the market on the basis of uses and features

Microwave Ovens on the basis of uses

  • Solo microwave oven: It is the simple basic microwave oven that reheats, cooks and defrosts.   
  • Grill microwave oven: It serves as a solo with an additional feature of the grill. 
  • Convection microwave oven: It serves more than solo and grill bakes roast, brown and crips the food.

Additional Features with Microwave Ovens 

  • Single oven and twofold oven, 

  • Customary and  Convection, 

  • Time-based Cooking and programmed modes.

We are here to make it simple when choosing your new oven.

The twofold oven enables you to cook two dishes at various temperatures. The little oven situated on the top, pre-warms quicker than the lower oven. This is great for when you’re running late or simply need that speedy late-night nibble. The main oven has a base element for preparing and an element on the top for searing. Convection is an additional fan on the back liner of the oven (inside the cabinet). This fan moves the warmed air ceaselessly all through the oven provided by the bake and cook element. Convection enables the oven to cook all more rapidly, equally, and effectively, with fewer temperature changes. Your baked products are equitably seared on each rack, and enormous meals become delicious. 

The second kind of convection is known as European or genuine convection. In European convection, an extra warming element encompasses the fan, giving significantly progressively notwithstanding cooking, and even better, no flavor moves from numerous nourishments being cooked simultaneously. The fundamental wire rack will slide out along edges on the oven dividers and stretch out around 3/4 of the way. They expand totally, enabling simpler access to your baked products. Full expansion roller skim racks have roller orientation that floats easily in and out regardless of how much weight you have on them. A few ranges even have part oven racks that flip off the beaten path, giving snappier access to taller things and greater oven designs. The base cabinet is a great spot to store pots, dishes spread, and treat sheets. Today, modern makers have added extra highlights to these drawers. A portion of these drawers really has a bake mode that can arrive at temperatures as high as 450 degrees. This enables you to bake two things all the while at two unique temperatures. It is, in any case, a great method to keep sustenance warm so that everything is served hot and simultaneously. At the point when Sabbath mode is chosen, a foreordained temperature is accomplished and kept up. It additionally abrogates the standard six or 12-hour programmed shutoff, all presentation lighting, oven signals, most control cushions, and the convection fan will likewise be deactivated.

You may have the question:  For what reason do they call it Sabbath mode?

The answer is : On certain occasions, nourishment might be cooked, yet turning the warmth on is restricted.

Customized microwave ovens:

Generally, not prefered yet the brief information worth it.

  • Over the range microwave: It installed over the stove, a combo of ventilation unit and microwave to save kitchen space.
  • Combi with Steam: Some advanced microwave also features steam providing four in one cooking functions. 
  • Built-in or integrated: Customised design to free up kitchen spaces can fit with kitchen drawers may consist of any kind of feature from simple to advanced.

Power saving tips for your microwave oven

Smart consumers use the warmth option to cook their dishes in microwaves oven,  when just a dash of warmth would have been sufficient.

Definitely  you need to control your electricity usage, by using some simple steps as referenced beneath that won’t let you compromise on the taste of your dishes yet can speed up enormous savings on electric bills.

  1. Use less time for cooking: You can save on your vitality usage by keeping your cooking time down. Simple steps like defrosting food kept in the fridge before cooking, using a base pre-heat time, not using heat-blocking foil on the racks, not looking in from time to time and so forth can assist you with controlling your electricity usage.
  2. Cooking numerous portions (if possible): is one more smart thought as opposed to cooking small amounts. This way, you will simply need to re-heat the food and not cook it once more.
  3. Use power-saving productive devices: When contrasted with an ordinary oven, 20% less electricity is used by a convection oven. Once more, using a toaster oven can cut down your vitality usage by about half, while a microwave lets you save almost 66% on your vitality usage. So, using your microwave at whatever point you can instead of the customary oven helps you cut down your electricity bills. Regardless of whether you have to cook dishes, heat the leftovers, or defrost a solidified thing, have a go at using your microwave.
  4. Use your oven to the ideal: To ensure that all the warmth and space in your oven is put to use, it’s advisable to cook as much as possible in one go. Different steps like bubbling potatoes before roasting, using clay or glass utensils that need a lower temperature for cooking, cutting food into smaller pieces, inserting stainless steel skewers into joints of meat and prepared potatoes to speed up the cooking process and so forth can also help you in vitality productive cooking. Killing your electric oven ten minutes before the part of the bargain time is one more step that can assist you with saving on your electricity bills.
  5. Proper food game plan in the microwave: Avoid heaping up food inside the microwave as it won’t permit legitimate cooking and even consume greater electricity. On the off chance that you have to cook numerous pieces without a moment’s delay, you can mastermind the pieces around where thicker pieces are put toward the edge and meager pieces toward the focal point of the dish.
  6. Use the base cooking time in microwave: Most dishes have a perfect time range to get cooked. It’s advisable to use the base cooking time to cook food and check if it’s finished. You can always keep cooking for undercooked food. Be that as it may, in the event that you overcook the food, you can’t effectively salvage the dish.