When I was at the Do It Best Hardware
Show in October, I looked at personal heaters making sure I was
telling you about the best heater I could find. I looked at
inexpensive ones, that would retail for less than $30 but unless you
were holding them in your lap they wouldn’t keep you warm, and they
would not last for years. I tried the expensive ones, and yes they
did a good job but why throw away money? Bottom line there is still
no heater that does as well for the money as
The Big Heat made
by Broan. Broan has made these heaters for at least 15 years, and I
have some customers that keep them for 10 years.
The Big Heat
is a powerful 1500 watt so it will heat up a room fast, but it has a
1200 watt economy setting once the room is warm. You can set
on high, or low for the fan speed and it has a built in
thermostat control. It has a safety feature that when tipped over it
will immediately shut off so you never have to worry.
is a compact 6” x 6” that weighs only 4 lbs and is easy
to transport from room to room with the built in handle on top. One
year during one of the coldest winters my central unit pooped out on
me. My daughter and I could have gone to Mom and Dad’s house but
I got out 2 Big Heats and put them both in the den and then 30
minutes before we went to bed I stuck one up in the bedroom and
closed the door, we slept nice and toasty and got dressed in a warm
bath and dressing area. They really kept us warm until the new unit
The Big Heat will retail for 74.99 and we are
getting 144 of them in- I think it’s a great present for your
parents, or kids off at college, or maybe just for you to keep your
toes warm this winter.
I just wanted to say
how grateful I am for your support as I write this article. Your
constant encouragement has been so supportive. From all my family to
yours, please have a blessed Thanksgiving Day!
Now to the email……
Question: Our garage door is very loud
with popping noises and squeaking when you open or close. What do
you recommend to lubricate the tracks?
Answer: The best lubricate for garage
Tri Flow. Tri Flow is like liquid ball
bearing in a spray bottle. Clean out all the old grease in the rails
and then spray every moving part on the track, rails and wheels.
is better than other lubricates because it doesn’t attract
dust and cause your track to gum up again. You can use Tri Flow on
door hinges, sliding glass doors, mirror doors any place where you
need a deep lubrication on bearings, chains and cables.
Question: Would the Holy Cow
be all right to use on my Stainless Steel cookware to
remove grease residue around the pot edges? In the past I used a
product that is no longer made. The product I used required no
Answer: I am sure the Holy Cow
would be safe. It is great at dissolving grease full
strength, but it can be diluted and used on many other surfaces. I
Holy Cow products because they are eco-friendly, but
really are tough cleaners. Priced right too!
Question: I have travertine tile in
the bathroom and red fingernail polish got everywhere. How in the
world do I get out the polish without damaging the tile? And it’s
in the grout area too? Help!
Answer: Use acetone to remove the red
polish from the tile by taking a cotton ball soaked and let it sit on
the tile and then wipe towards the polish not smearing it out farther
on the tile. Then get as much as you can out of the grout that will
be the challenging part and possibly might leave a stain. So to
cover up the stain on the grout use a Grout Aid Pen.
come in 4 colors one of them is concrete color, which looks
like what you have.