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Do you know how to keep your dishes clean?  Say goodbye to fat and save on your electricity bill with Fairy Ultra Power
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Do you know how to keep your dishes clean? Say goodbye to fat and save on your electricity bill with Fairy Ultra Power

Cleaning in the kitchen is usually one of the biggest headaches in any home. How to keep dishes that are used daily clean? What to do to keep embedded grease at bay without wasting gallons of hot water? Is it possible to save time by scrubbing the pans? On the market there are a wide variety of "life-long" products that promise to keep dirt out, such as bleach, ammonia, cleaning vinegar, amukin, disinfectant ... however, none seems to do the job.Some choose to remove dirt such as dust by wiping paper towels over dishes. A habit that, however, is a mistake, as the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) recalls, because This type of paper is made with cellulose, a material that cannot trap ...
Electricity rates change from this Tuesday: At what time should I use the electrical appliances?
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Electricity rates change from this Tuesday: At what time should I use the electrical appliances?

Starting this tuesday June 1 start the change of electricity rates in Spain. Laura Cardenal, head of communication of the Selectra company, and Antonio Picazo placeholder image, head of Gana Energía and an expert in the energy sector, answer the main questions about what the rate change consists of or how consumers can benefit to save.What does this rate change consist of?It is a change that basically consists of a tariff restructuring whose main objective is the improved energy efficiency. This will suppose a time discrimination in 3 energy periods: tip, flat and valley (with different prices) and 2 power periods for powers of less than 15 kW, that is, the vast majority of homes, explains Ant...
The new electricity bill that encourages consumption in off-peak hours comes into effect this June 1
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The new electricity bill that encourages consumption in off-peak hours comes into effect this June 1

The new electricity bill, which comes into effect on June 1 and designed by the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) and the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, will encourage more efficient consumption by consumers, seeking that the amount of the final receipt depends more on when than on how much is consumed, with the transfer of consumption to so-called off-peak hours.Thus, the prices of tolls and charges will be different between time periods, both for power and energy. In the case of power from Monday to Friday on weekdays, the valley will go from 00:00 to 07:00, while the peak will be from 08.00 to 24.00. In the case of weekends and hol...
What’s the worst value for money household cleaning product?  The OCU warns consumers
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What’s the worst value for money household cleaning product? The OCU warns consumers

With the aim of offering consumers information on the best quality-price products, the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) has analyzed more than a dozen cleaning products and has warned about which is the worst according to different criteria. Among these criteria used for the analysis of the main brands in the market are the labeling -if they are complete labels, with clear instructions and with all the safety warnings- or the composition, to assess whether they include dangerous substances, allergens, etc. Besides, also its grease cleaning efficiency is evaluated, observing if the dirt is removed, and the products are applied on the surface of a mirror to analyze if it l...
Changes in the electricity bill: Will I pay more? At what time should I use the appliances?
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Changes in the electricity bill: Will I pay more? At what time should I use the appliances?

Starting next June 1, the change in electricity rates in Spain begins. Laura Cardenal, communication manager of the Selectra company, and Antonio Picazo, head of Gana Energía and an expert in the energy sector, answer the main questions about what the rate change consists of or how consumers can benefit to save.What does this rate change consist of?It is a change that basically consists of a tariff restructuring whose main objective is to improve energy efficiency. This will suppose an hourly discrimination in 3 energy periods: peak, flat and valley (with different prices) and 2 power periods for powers of less than 15 kW, that is, the vast majority of households, explains Antonio Picazo to 2...
Is it sustainable to rent clothes?
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Is it sustainable to rent clothes?

In a world where there is increasing awareness of the importance of ecology and the environment, the latest trend is to rent the clothes, instead of buying them, to avoid overconsumption and reduce the accumulation of unused clothing items.This subscription trend to rent clothes periodically has already arrived in Spain as a good option to get clothes that are only used for a time, such as clothes for babies, for pregnant women or those who want to test the quality of certain brands before buying them. Likewise, you can choose to rent clothes on an occasional basis, that is, the rental method for garments that are used for a single day, such as wedding clothes. This modality has websites, but a...
Five Health Myths That Are False
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Five Health Myths That Are False

The health and well-being of people is a subject in constant debate and around which many doubts arise, but also myths, some of which extend over time and are taken by society as true. Therefore, the Organization of consumers and users tries to debunk five of these widely held health myths. Specifically, the OCU has carried out a survey to a representative sample of consumers to find out their knowledge in health matters, find out what the information media were and check their knowledge about popular ideas that, despite being inaccurate or erroneous, are assumed by many people as true.Is it true that reading in low light hurts your eyesight?According to the survey carried out by the OCU, 81% ...
How to have an account that charges little and that returns money: "Up to € 250 the first year for new customers"
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How to have an account that charges little and that returns money: "Up to € 250 the first year for new customers"

When opening a bank account with an entity, one of the main factors to assess is the monthly or annual cost of maintaining said checking account, of the associated card, and the possible commissions. However, it is possible to find a checking account that charges little or even returns money. Thus, the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) offers a series of tips to choose a good checking account that will pay off in the long run.1. Bonding and conditions of the bankOne of the objectives of banking entities is get more loyal customers so that they offer greater profitability because their profit margins "have been reduced by the policy of low interest rates of the European Central Bank", t...
The OCU asks that the mask is not always mandatory outdoors when the alarm state falls
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The OCU asks that the mask is not always mandatory outdoors when the alarm state falls

The OCU has asked the Government and the autonomous communities that the outdoor mask is not mandatory, except in circumstances in which there is close contact with other people and the safety distance cannot be guaranteed, as of May 9, when the state of alarm will decline.The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) claims it because, in their opinion, the constant obligation is a measure "not very effective at the present time and causing fatigue in citizens with a counterproductive result. "The OCU considers that the scientific evidence accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic makes it necessary "rethink some of the prevention measures which were raised at a time when the uncertainty...
The OCU asks HP up to € 150 for the owners of their printers for blocking third-party cartridges
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The OCU asks HP up to € 150 for the owners of their printers for blocking third-party cartridges

The Organization of Consumers and Users (TO FATHER), through Euroconsumers -the group to which it belongs-, claims Hewlett Packard (HP) to pay damages to consumers in Italy, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Brazil for the incompatibility of their printers with third-party cartridges. Said organization asks the company to immediately stop this practice, which it describes as "misleading, harmful and anti-competitive". For this reason, it asks for each owner affected by these practices an amount of up to 150 euros, just like they did in USA.In case of not obtaining a satisfactory answer, the OCU and the rest of the European organizations “are willing to take collective action to get a ...