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24 Apr: Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Appliances

We’re all spending a lot of time at home this spring, and that means our appliances are getting more use than normal.

To keep those hardworking machines in tip-top shape, it’s important to give them a good spring cleaning.

To learn more, we talked to Geek Squad Agent Jonathon Sprague, who has more than 14 years of experience helping customers with all their appliance needs.

“Thoroughly cleaning your appliances will extend their life and ensure they are running most efficiently,” Agent Sprague said.

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05 Oct: You’re A Laundry Star When You Buy ENERGY STAR®

Feel free to sing along with our ENERGY STAR video — you won’t be able to get this catchy tune out of your head…

 

You’re saving energy / You’re saving your money / Oh yes, you’re a star / When you buy ENERGY STAR!

But seriously, though. When you buy a new ENERGY STAR certified washer or dryer, you can feel good about your purchase. These products are certified to save energy compared with standard models. That means you save on your utility bill while helping to protect the planet.

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08 May: Want to Upgrade or Remodel Your Kitchen? Know These Trends

You can’t wait any longer: It’s time for a new kitchen. Or at least new appliances. Maybe both?

Whatever you decide, you’re going to have a lot of choices to sort through.

“There are so many different ways you can take it,” says Bryan Petersen, a Best Buy appliance expert. “Think about, ‘What do I want this space to do for me?’”

Check out these appliance trends and innovations for a little inspiration.

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Let’s start with your refrigerator.

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26 Apr: Get the Most Out of Your Appliances With These Maintenance Dos and Don’ts

Maintaining household appliances can be a chore, but avoiding or delaying basic upkeep can cause major headaches.

Geek Squad’s appliance repair Agents frequently encounter costly situations that could have been avoided with routine cleaning and maintenance.

To help you keep your appliances looking, working and smelling like new, we’ve gathered some tips and tricks from Agent Dustin Williams.

From the kitchen to the laundry room, here’s how you can maintain some of the most commonly used household appliances.

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“With most appliances, prevention is the best care,” Dustin said.

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13 Apr: 3 Things to Know When Replacing Your Appliances

You can’t wait for your fancy new refrigerator with ice and water dispensers to arrive. But when it finally does, the crew can’t hook it up because there’s no water line nearby.

Oops. Looks like you might have overlooked a small detail. But that small detail can have a big impact on your plans — and possibly even your pocketbook. Do you call a plumber? Send the fridge back? Plug it in but not use all the features?

To avoid situations like this, you need to do some homework before you remodel your kitchen or simply upgrade your appliances.

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19 Dec: If This Fudge Was Any Easier … It Would Bring Itself to Your In-Laws’ Party

This season, Best Buy is cooking up lots of great examples of how we can make the holidays easier. I’m here to literally help you cook up something super-easy that will make you the hero of any gathering.

But first, let’s go back to 1996. It was my first year with an official holiday duty: to bring something to Christmas brunch with my then-boyfriend-now-husband’s family.

What do you bring to impress a bunch of people you really want to impress?! The best rolled cinnamon bread … from the charming bakery located down the street.

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12 Oct: Three Things You Didn’t Know About ENERGY STAR®

Happy Energy Awareness Month! To celebrate, we’re highlighting ENERGY STAR certified products at Best Buy and giving you tips on how to save energy at home.

You know to look for the ENERGY STAR mark when shopping for appliances and electronics, but do you know how much energy certified products can actually save? Check out a few things you might not know about ENERGY STAR.

  • A standard clothes washer that’s older than 10 years costs around $180 to run every year.
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26 Aug: Energy Savings: Better Than Bacon on a Stick

‘Tis the season for corn on the cob, deep-fried nachos and bacon on a stick. That’s right, it’s time for the Great Minnesota Get Together (AKA the Minnesota State Fair), and Best Buy will be part of the action in our hometown market.

We’re showcasing an ENERGY STAR® refrigerator, dishwasher and laundry pair in the Eco Experience Building within a mock-up kitchen designed by Natural Built Homes.

The Eco Experience is a one-of-a-kind educational exhibit filled with hands-on activities, demonstrations and resources. 

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27 May: High-Tech Appliances Are Here to Help

We’ve all been there. You’re standing at the grocery store, wondering if you need milk. How about eggs? You don’t buy any, only to get home and realize you needed both.

If only you could have a way to check what’s in the fridge while you’re standing in the store aisle. Well, today’s technology-enabled appliances can help with just that.

Take the Samsung Family Hub refrigerator, for instance. It has three built-in cameras that give you an inside view when you open an app on your smartphone.

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22 Apr: On Earth Day, 5 Tips For Efficient Laundry

Laundry is a part of life, and on this Earth Day, we want to spin through some tips for conserving energy while cleaning your clothes.

Appliances that use less energy and water can also help you spend less money on utility bills.

Whether you’re shopping for a new washer and/or dryer, or want to be more efficient with the appliances you already have, this information might come in handy.

  • Look for ENERGY STAR® certified washers. They use about 25 percent less energy, which can help save you about $40 a year on your utility bill compared with a standard model.
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04 Apr: Best Buy to Sell Expanded Selection of Maytag Appliances

Best Buy’s family of appliances is getting a bit bigger. We will be selling Maytag appliances — including a French door refrigerator, front-load washer, 10-cycle dryer and stainless steel gas range — at more than 600 stores later this week. The products are already available at BestBuy.com.

Maytag is a longstanding brand, started in the late 1800s, and is now owned by Whirlpool Corporation.

“Our goal is to give our customers the best selection of top appliances, and partnering with Whirlpool Corporation to offer Maytag products is the latest example of that commitment,” said Kevin Balon, senior vice president of Appliances at Best Buy.

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29 Mar: ENERGY STAR® Honors Best Buy Again, and Here’s Why

Best Buy Blue Shirt Jose Florentino is an expert at finding ways to help our customers use new appliances to save money and energy. He is one of the many reasons why this week we were named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the third time and earned the distinction of Sustained Excellence by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

An appliance expert at our Millenia Mall store in Orlando, Fla., Jose is a problem solver. When customers come in to look at products, he quizzes them about what they need and want.