Monday, February 20, 2017

5 Multipurpose Home Appliances That You’re Probably Not Aware of

Desk fans, washing machines and television are essential home appliances that are present in almost every household in the Philippines. It’s hard to imagine life without these tools in today’s era. These gadgets are usually designed for a particular purpose but there are certain home appliances that can be used in multiple ways.

Here are some home appliances hacks that you’re probably not aware of:

Vacuum Cleaner/ Drain Cleaner/ Air Mattress Pump

vacuum-cleaner home appliances

When you hear or see the word vacuum cleaner, you immediately think that it’s a device that sucks dust and dirt, right? This efficient home appliance can also be used in ways more than one. It can be used to unclog drains and to pump air in mattresses as well. Vacuum cleaners usually have a wet/dry option for sucking in liquid waste. You could also use this feature to unclog your drain. Bagged vacuum cleaners can be used to inflate your mattress for only about 10 seconds! Here’s a video on how to do it.

Coffee Maker / Egg Cooker / Chocolate Fondue Pot


It’s obviously a machine that is used for brewing coffee but do you know that you can also use it to poach eggs? Heat the water in the carafe and carefully drop the egg with a spoon.

Who needs a melting pot for chocolate when you have this coffeemaker to do the trick? Simply heat the cream in the pot for 10-15 minutes. Add in the chocolate bars; stir and enjoy it with your favorite fruits, biscuits and more!

Freezer/ Hard Drive Protector / Battery Life Extender


Every household in the Philippines has this kind of home appliance. A freezer is a tool that is as important as food itself. Aside from keeping food fresh, you can also use it in saving your hard drive. Yes, that piece of hardware can be salvaged by putting it inside the freezer. Do not just toss it inside! You’ll have to wrap it twice inside a ziplock bag and leave it there for at least 12 hours.

If you like to extend the lifespan of your battery, you could also toss it in the freezer (because the colder the temperature, the slower the rate of energy discharges).

Microwave / Disinfectant 

home appliances microwave oven

Apart from heating food, a microwave can also be used to disinfect plastic cutting boards and sponges. Soak your kitchen sponge in white vinegar or lemon juice then heat it on high for 1 minute. You don’t have to throw out those sponges just yet.

Hair Dryer / Art Maker / Shoe Stretcher

hair dryer

You can use this multifunctional hair tool to create crayon art. If you’re feeling a little artsy, take out your used crayons and hair dryer and start melting them away from the canvas to produce this kind of output:


Now if your shoes need some adjusting, you could use your hairdryer to stretch out tight shoes. How? Put on the shoes while wearing thick socks. Blast them with hot air from the dryer for about two minutes. Keep them on until the shoes cool off.

Before buying your very own multipurpose equipment in home appliances stores in the Philippines, make sure that they are of the best quality especially if you’re using them for multiple uses. These items are supposed to make our lives better and more convenient; not the other way around.

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