8 Hidden Features of Common Household Devices

Microwave Oven: Soften Butter or Cream Cheese: Many modern microwave ovens have a "soften" or "melt" function that can be used to soften butter.

Refrigerator: Adjustable Shelves and Drawers: The shelves and drawers in your refrigerator are often adjustable or removable.

Washing Machine: Extra Rinse Cycle: Some washing machines have an extra rinse cycle option.

Coffee Maker: Adjustable Brew Strength: Many coffee makers have settings to adjust the brew strength, allowing you to customize the strength of your coffee based on your preferences.

Smartphones: Shake to Undo Typing: On many smartphones, including iPhones, shaking the device can undo typing or actions in certain apps.

Blender: Pulse Setting for Chopping: Blenders often have a "pulse" setting that can be used for quick bursts of power, ideal for chopping ingredients like nuts or vegetables without pureeing them.

Vacuum Cleaner: Crevice Tool for Tight Spaces: Most vacuum cleaners come with a crevice tool attachment that can be used to clean tight spaces such as corners, edges, or between furniture cushions effectively.

Hair Dryer: Cool Shot Button: Hair dryers typically have a "cool shot" button that releases a burst of cool air.

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