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We’re Silica For Your Home. A local appliance, furniture, bedding, and electronics store with locations in Fond Du Lac, Beaver Dam, and Watertown. Our blog is dedicated to sharing our expertise with our community to help consumers make smarter decisions on when and what to buy, and how to properly maintain what you have.

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The Best Dishwashers of 2024

Let's face it: nobody loves scrubbing dishes, but we all appreciate a sparkling clean kitchen. That's why finding the best dishwashers can be a real game-changer for your home. We've done the research to bring you a roundup of the best dishwashers of 2024, each offering something special to make your life a little easier and a lot cleaner.…

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Best Flattop Grills of 2024

Ditch the grill; embrace the griddle!

Flattop grills, or
LP Gas BBQs, are the hottest trend in outdoor cooking. They offer a versatile and convenient way to cook everything from pancakes to steaks.

In 2024, two flattop grills are stealing the show: the Traeger Flatrock and the Weber Slate. These aren't your average grills—they're designed to transform your backyard into a culinary space.

Ready to turn up the heat on your outdoor cooking? Let's dive into what makes these flattop grills special and help you choose the perfect one to rule your next barbecue.…

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Tight Back Vs. Loose Back Sofa: Which is Better?

Have you ever stared at a sea of sofas, wondering which one will bring both comfort and style to your living room furniture set? Believe it or not, the answer goes beyond just fabric and color. The very structure of the sofa, particularly the back design, can impact aesthetics and functionality.

Two popular options—tight-back and loose-back sofas—offer distinct advantages; this guide will help you navigate those differences. We'll discuss the most important aspects: durability, comfort, cost, and more.

So let's help you discover the perfect sofa for your home.

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Bed: Understanding Bases, Box Springs, and Mattresses

Tired of tossing and turning? Finding the perfect bed can be tough, but a good night's sleep is within reach. In this ultimate guide to buying a bed, we'll break down everything you need to know about finding the perfect mattress for a better night's sleep.

This helpful guide goes beyond just mattresses. We'll help you choose the right base or foundation for proper support and explore how you can transform your slumber.

So, let's ditch the sleep struggles and gain restful nights and energized mornings!

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How To Clean an Ice Maker?

Standalone ice makers and refrigerators with ice makers are convenient marvels, conjuring frosty delights on demand. But like any appliance, they require regular cleaning to maintain efficiency and hygiene. This guide equips you with the knowledge and tools to tackle ice maker cleaning with confidence. Keep reading to get started!…

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Refrigerator With Ice Makers: What You Should Know

When it comes to modern kitchen appliances, refrigerators with ice makers stand out as an essential and convenient innovation. These marvels of technology seamlessly integrate the functions of keeping your food fresh and providing a steady supply of ice. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of refrigerators with ice makers, shedding light on what makes them indispensable for your kitchen.…

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What To Know Before Buying a Kitchen Range

Are you considering upgrading your kitchen with a new range? A kitchen range is a crucial appliance, so it’s important to select one that will not only look nice but also significantly enhance your cooking experience. Not to worry, we’re here to help! Let’s dive into what you need to know before buying a kitchen range.…

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Are Kitchen Range Hoods Worth It?

Many people overlook range hoods when considering appliances for their kitchen. However, kitchen range hoods have revolutionized home cooking, offering more than just a breath of fresh air. Let's explore why investing in a range hood might be the best decision for your kitchen.…

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