• Why You Need a Portable Clothes Washer

    Just because you don’t have room to install a full-sized washing machine doesn’t mean that you’re destined to a lifetime of trips to the laundromat. Portable washers are the perfect solution if you’re short on space for home appliances but still want the convenience of a home washing machine.

    Portable washers are small units that can easily be stored in a small space, like a closet, and then can be rolled out when you need to use them. Simply hook your washer up to a water source, like your kitchen faucet, and run your loads of laundry. Although the capacity is less than a full-sized machine, many portable washers come with a variety of settings so you can choose the right cycles for all of your needs.

    Friedmans Appliance can help you select the right portable washer for your needs when you visit our appliance store in Pleasant Hill. Find out why customers in the Bay Area have trusted us for their appliances since 1922 by stopping by our store or calling (925) 808-2950.

  • Smart Hacks for a Tidy Fridge

    One home appliance that is notoriously difficult to keep tidy is your refrigerator. If you’re constantly throwing away food that has gone bad because you couldn’t even see it in your fridge, or if opening the refrigerator door is becoming more and more stressful, it’s time to take stock of your organization. These strategies will help you corral the chaos in your fridge once and for all.

    Add a Lazy Susan

    Lazy Susans are commonly found in cupboards or pantries, but they are equally useful in your refrigerator. Place one inside and use it to store all of your condiments. Doing so will free up space for storing other things while keeping all of your condiments in a single, easy-to-access location. With a spin of your lazy Susan, you’ll know exactly what you have and be able to put your hands on it easily.

    Use Drawer Dividers

    Don’t limit drawer dividers to your silverware drawer. Place dividers into the drawers of your refrigerator, including your produce drawers and dairy drawers. Then, use the dividers to keep your food separated and organized. With dividers, you’ll always be able to see what kinds of cheeses you have on hand or all of the different types of vegetables you can grab easily for dinner. Get adjustable dividers so you can change them up to match your drawers and the food you have.

    Consider Your Containers

    Containers are a great way to store leftovers as well as snack items, like celery sticks, but using the right container for the job goes a long way. Don’t use containers that are too large for your fridge, so you don’t take up precious space. It’s better to split food into more than one smaller container that can be stacked instead of an oversized container that takes up your whole shelf.

    Having the right refrigerator and freezer in Pleasant Hill for your family’s needs is also an important part of keeping things tidy. If you’ve outgrown your fridge, come check out the selection at Friedmans Appliance. We’ll help you select the right appliance at the right price, whatever your needs are. Get more information about our selection by calling (925) 808-2950.

  • The Science of Searing Steaks

    One of the best parts of grilling steaks is getting that perfect sear on the outside. If you’re struggling to get the sear you want without overcooking your meat, this video will help.

    The key to a good sear is first choosing thick steaks that can stay on the grill longer than thin cuts of meat. Remove as much moisture as possible with a towel and then sprinkle the steaks with cornstarch and salt. Put the steaks in the freezer for about 30 minutes before cooking, so that they get colder and can sit on the grill longer without overcooking.

    Friedmans Appliance has everything you need for outdoor grilling at its best, including gas and electric grills. Visit our appliance store in Pleasant Hill to browse our selection, or call us today at (925) 808-2950 to learn more.

  • Reasons to Upgrade to a Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher

    If it’s time to upgrade your dishwasher and you’re looking for an appliance that will stand the test of time, the Bosch 500 series could be right for you. The 500 Series combines convenient features, customizable design, and affordable pricing with top-of-the-line performance. Here are some of the reasons you should consider the Bosch 500 Series when you’re in the market for a new dishwasher.


    The Bosch 500 Series comes in a variety of colors and styles, so there is sure to be one that fits the design of your kitchen. Choose from pocket handles or recessed handles in black, white, or stainless steel finishes. A transitional bar handle is available, but you can only get it in the stainless steel finish. If you prefer to have the control panels hidden under the counter when the door is closed, then choose pocket handles or a bar handle. If your preference is for front-facing controls, pick a model with recessed handles.

    Noise Levels

    The Bosch 500 Series is an exceedingly quiet machine. If you’re tired of cranking up your television every time you turn on your dishwasher, this model is for you. The Bosch 500 Series dishwashers are so quiet that the pocket and bar handle units come with a system called InfoLight. InfoLight projects a red light onto the floor under your dishwasher while it is running, so you don’t inadvertently open it simply because you can’t hear it.

    Cleaning Capabilities

    The Bosch 500 Series relies on a filtration system and evaporative drying, which adds up to a reliable clean every time you run a cycle. The normal cycle is adequate for most jobs, but the heavy cycle can handle even the toughest-to-clean dishes with ease.

    Get the performance of the Bosch 500 Series at an unbeatable price at Friedmans Appliance in Pleasant Hill. Stop by our appliance showroom to see our selection of dishwashers , or call us today at (925) 808-2950 for more information.

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