Avocados: To Fridge or Not to Fridge?

Avocados  - To Fridge or Not To FridgeWe’re not ones to judge, but if you don’t love avocados, we may need to start wondering about you.

But whether you are an avocado addict or a guacamole junkie, you may not always be clear on when an avocado should be refrigerated and when it should be left out to survive on its own.

For all those too embarrassed to ask, here are two quick checklists sharing when you should – and when you shouldn’t – refrigerate avocado:

Put Your Avocado In The Fridge When:

Your avocado is fully ripened
Just give it a bit of a squeeze. If it feels just soft enough, without feeling gross and squishy, it’s done. Read More

How We Ensure You Have The Cleanest Drinking Water In Every Room & Wherever You Roam

Clean Water EverywhereLooking at the name of our store, you could assume that we are in the refrigerator water filters business.  Your assumption would be both right AND wrong.

While we do offer one of the largest online selections of refrigerator filters, we are happy to offer so much more, ensuring you have clean drinking water (and clean air) in nearly every room of your home and in the faraway destinations you may travel.

To celebrate this week’s distinction as Drinking Water Week, see how we help ensure you have the cleanest drinking water everywhere – not just from your fridge. Read More

5 Tips For Buying Air Filters

3M Filtrete Air Filters[While we love these six pill-free allergy relief tips from Woman's Day, we can't help but feel that they missed one big and important tip - replace your used air filters!

In the post below, find five tips for ensuring you buy the right air filters to ensure your furnace or air conditioner fills your home with only the cleanest indoor air.]

There’s a very good reason that you see more promotions and better deals on air filters during the fall and spring.  Simply, many just don’t think to swap out their air filters until out-of-control allergies force their hand. Read More

Break Your Plastic Bottled Water Habit This Earth Day

FridgeFilters.com Infographic - Real Cost of Plastic Water BottlesToday is Earth Day, and based on the sheer volume of plastic bottled water sales, we can happily report that Americans seem more dedicated to hydration than ever.

While we are all for healthy and hydrated living, our over-reliance on plastic bottled water is just a tad troubling.

As you surf the Internet or your news feeds today, you’ll no doubt see plenty of well-meaning ‘Ban The Bottle’ messages.  While we agree with the sentiment, you’ll have a very difficult time banning anything that has become a habit.  A habit cannot be banned.  A habit must be broken.

For this Earth Day, don’t try to go cold turkey on your plastic bottled water habit.  Read More

5 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas To Transform Your Life By Monday

Kitchen Remodeling Idea - Repaint Your KitchenAnyone that has ever been involved in a kitchen remodeling project knows how quickly it can spiral out of control, with even the best of intentions.

In all fairness, sometimes this chaos is unavoidable.  You are, after all, tearing down and rebuilding a major epicenter within your home, potentially rendering it unusable until completion.

But fortunately, there are dozens of simple kitchen remodeling ideas that can be completed over the course of just a few days, or even just a few hours.  By transforming a major part of your home, these ideas can in a very real sense transform your entire outlook on life.  Read More

10 Years of Free Tier1 Refrigerator Water Filters Awarded!

Eileen Souza - Winner of Ten Years of Free Tier1 Refrigerator Water Filters
Eileen Souza – Winner of Ten Years of Free Tier1 Refrigerator Water Filters

Late last year, we were proud to start offering Tier1 refrigerator water filters, a new line of filters designed to provide you with great tasting water and ice at a great looking price.  These filters are designed to fit and perform in nearly every major refrigerator brand.

Needless to say, we were excited.

But we couldn’t just keep the excitement to ourselves; we had to use it to get the word out about Tier1.  Like many before us, we thought the best way would be to get some of these filters in your hands with a few free samples.  Read More

3 Reasons To Hang Out With Facebook On World Water Day

Chet Kumari Basnet -  Clean Drinking Water From WaterAid
Chet Kumari Basnet of Gahubari, Nepal Whose Village Received A New Gravity-Flow Water Filter From WaterAid.org

Saturday, March 22nd is World Water Day – an internationally recognized occasion where solutions to provide clean drinking water for the millions in need throughout the world are concepted and acted upon.

Since its founding in the early nineties, World Water Day has grown exponentially, inspiring movements throughout the globe that are oftentimes launched and fed by social media.  And when it comes to social media, the biggest kid on the block is still Facebook.  As it so happens, we plan to spend some time with this kid tomorrow! Read More

How Would MacGyver Clean Rust & Hard Water Stains?

MacGyver LifehacksAs of 2014, MacGyver has now been off the air for more than twenty years.

And if MacGyver is like anyone else who has been retired for more than twenty years, this secret agent who could turn objects as simple as paper clips into weapons of destruction, defense or escape is now turning his attention to far more pressing matters at home.  Such as, just how do I get those rust stains out of my white dress shirts?  Or even, how can I quickly clean those hard water stains out of my refrigerator water dispenser?

For the benefit of all those that trusted in MacGyver to provide life hacks weekly – before life hacks were even a thing – here are five ways we envision MacGyver using his skills to ensure his home is free of both rust and hard water stains:

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How Winning 10 Years of Free Refrigerator Water Filters Can Help You Win At Jeopardy!

10 Years Free Refrigerator Water Filters From Tier1Let’s face it – remembering to order your replacement refrigerator water filter every 3 – 6 months can be a lot to keep track of.  After all, that’s why we send our customers reminder emails.

But what if you didn’t have to remember to order replacement refrigerator water filters at all?  What if every 3 – 6 months, we just sent you a replacement, free of charge – for TEN YEARS?

The week of  March 16th, one lucky winner will be awarded ten years of free refrigerator water filters from Tier1.  If you haven’t entered yet, you can do so right over here. Read More

My Refrigerator Smells…How Do I Fix It?

My Refrigerator SmellsBread, cookies and bacon.

The smells and odors coming from your kitchen should be pleasant and comforting.

Rotten meat, stale garlic and fish.

If your refrigerator smells like any of the less than pleasant smelling foods above, you can bake all the cookies you want but your kitchen is still going to emit a rotten odor.  And when it comes to rotten refrigerator odor, there’s only so much one can take.

What’s ironic is that sometimes, the healthier food you cook, the more unpleasant smells can emit.  Food like broccoli, cauliflower and the aforementioned fish are staples of a healthy plate, but can generate such strong and unpleasant smells that you may find yourself retreating back into a world filled with nothing but cookies and bacon.  Read More