Dishwashers and Celebrity Sightings by Conal

Hey Appliance Fans,

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted something. I’m sorry. It’s mainly because I’m having writer’s bloc. Blogging can be difficult sometimes; maybe I’m losing my sense of humor. I did, however, have some celebrity sightings that I thought I’d share.

Former NBA player and current 76ers broadcaster spotted at Panera Bread.

Malik Rose

So I was at Panera Bread in King Of Prussia, PA the other day and guess who walks in? Malik Rose. You probably don’t know who he is so let me explain: Malik Rose, a former Drexel student, played thirteen seasons in the NBA with various teams and retired after the 2008-2009 season.  Currently he is a TV broadcaster for the Philadelphia 76ers.  He was with his kids and wife so I didn’t bother him. I reckon no former NBA player wants some idiot blogger coming up to him to say hello right before he takes a bite out of his turkey and cheddar on focaccia. Yup, I said reckon.

And there was yet another celebrity sighting and ladies, you’ll like this one:

Local boy Bradley Cooper spotted in Montgomeryville, PA.

Bradley Cooper spotted in Montgomeryville.

My roommate was driving home from work the other day in the Montgomeryville, PA area. If you don’t know anything about Montgomeryville, just picture a normal American town like yours with every mass retailer you can think of (Lowes, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc). Anyway, she stops at a red light and a limo pulls up next to her. She’s a little weird like me so she attempted to get whoever was sitting in the back of the limo to roll down their window. Maybe she was going to do the “Do you have any Grey Poupon?” joke; which is a classic by the way.  Regardless, the person DID roll down the window and guess who it was? Hollywood mega-star and local boy Bradley Cooper. Ya know, from The Hangover I & II, The A-Team, and tons of other movies. Pretty cool, huh?

If things comes in “threes” like many people say, I wonder what celebrity I’ll run into next. If you’ve read part 3 in my Celebrity Kitchen series, I think you know who I’m hoping for. I have my fingers crossed for Christina Aguilera. (crossing fingers now)


Man I love Youtube.  I mean, what dork takes the time to upload a freaking Grey Poupon commercial?  (Says the guy who searches for a Grey Poupon commercial on Youtube).

And now onto the show…

Dishwashers, Dishwashers, Dishwashers…

I’ve written a few articles on the white film that can suddenly appear on your dishes and you can read them here and here. Remember, it’s not your dishwasher. It’s caused by the amount of detergent you’re using. Use less soap. If the white film does rear its ugly head, then you need to clean the interior. Throw two cups of white vinegar in your dishwasher and run it on a normal cycle (without dishes). I haven’t personally tried this technique, but I know people who have and it works. What I HAVE tried is…

Dishwasher Magic

Now you know what it looks like.

Now you know what it looks like.

For the first time on this blog, I’m going to endorse a product. Disclaimer: I’m not paid to talk about this.  That being said, dishwasher magic is AWESOME. It’s available in any grocery store in the dishwasher detergent section near the rinse aid products; it’s about $3.50-$4.50. Basically it’s a high concentration of citric acid that dissolves calcium build-up and other nasty things that can accumulate in your dishwasher over time. I’ve used it twice now in my dishwasher at home with fantastic results. The directions are super easy to follow and I think you’ll be happy with the results too.

That’s all for now, America!

-The Kieffer’s Guy

As always, don’t forget to visit the Kieffer’s website for all of your appliance needs in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC!