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Celebrate the 4th of July at Home
Choosing Your Kitchen Appliances
Choosing major kitchen appliances for your new home or remodel is much like selecting a new automobile. You can add as many bells and whistles as your budget allows. Of course, a smart shopper will only add features that they need and will use.
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Must Have Small Appliances
Take your kitchen to the next level with these must-have small appliances for the at-home cook who likes to concoct dishes like the pros. Whether you're planning a formal dinner party or a simple cook-out, these handy kitchen appliances will make it easy for you to create culinary masterpieces in no time.
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Celebrate the 4th of July at Home
According to a forecast released this week by CNN Money, more Americans will be staying home this 4th of July weekend compared to last year. Motorist group AAA said that 39 million Americans are expected to travel and average of 50 miles from home over the weekend, which is down 2.5% from last year, when 40 million Americans celebrated the long weekend away from home. The reason is high gas prices. The average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.64, which is about a dollar more than it was at this time last year. We encourage you to take advantage of staying home by enjoying your outdoor living space with a family barbeque, pool party and other fun outdoor activities. Check out our outdoor living section for some inspiring ideas.
Editor’s Favorite Products

The Distinctive 30" Dual-Fuel Range by Dacor® was designed with everything a culinary enthusiast could want and need from a cooking appliance. This range is for the true gourmet who shares a passion for culinary details.

The sleek Kenmore® Elite 25 cu. ft. TRIO® combines functionality with high storage capacity. The large freezer drawer has a unique Tilt N Take™ functionality so you can easily retrieve food and this model exceeds ENERGY STAR® standards.

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Green Living Tips
Since appliances can add up to 15 to 20 percent of overall energy usage and operational costs to your home, it is a good idea to purchase all ENERGY STAR® rated appliances for your new home. Whether it's a small appliance like a mixer or microwave or large appliances like refrigerators, be sure all your appliances are energy-efficient.
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