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Total Eclipse of the Sun: Best Practices for Enjoying the Show

Total Eclipse of the Sun: Best Practices for Enjoying the Show

If you haven’t heard, we’re in for a real treat on August 21st, 2017! There will be a total solar eclipse and at Range Kleen we’re pumped! While solar eclipses happen anywhere about two times per year, they frequently occur over ocean locations where few, if any, bear witness. This total solar eclipse will be the first to cross coast-to-coast in 99 years, and the first to pass through any the lower 48 states since February 26, 1979. It will likely be the most viewed solar eclipse in modern history.

How can you stay safe and enjoy the eclipse? Here are our tips:

  • Don’t watch the eclipse with naked eyes - the magnification from the sun can permanently damage your retina, possibly causing blindness. Never look directly at the sun!
  • Don’t wear sunglasses to view the eclipse. Sunglasses offer protection which is suitable for normal sun exposure, but they are powerless to the magnification of the sun during the eclipse.
  • Don’t use your camera to capture or view the eclipse. Most lenses are not equipped to handle the magnification. If you do wish to photograph the eclipse, contact the manufacturer of your camera for lens recommendations. Nikon has some great tips on proper lenses.
  • Do purchase regulated solar eclipse glasses made of Mylar film to watch. Many establishments such as local major retailers, outdoor retailers, grocery stores, libraries, and city halls are selling glasses. We recommend calling to inquire about availability before going to the store.
  • Do plan ahead. Millions are expected to flock to locations where totality is in view. If you plan on traveling, leave the house allowing plenty of time to arrive at your destination, and to find appropriate parking. Check out NASA’s Interactive Total Solar Eclipse Map to see where you might be able to view.
  • Do enjoy this rare astrological occurrence. Can’t find glasses? Looking for a fun project? Make a NASA Pinhole Camera to safely view the eclipse.
  • Stuck inside? You can still view from indoors. Click to view a live streaming from NASA.
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2017 is off to a great start for Range Kleen.  Today is an even better day as we are launching our NEW, REFRESHED WEBSITE.  

We are always striving to make your experience better when you shop with us.  That is why we decided it was time to update our online store, make it easier to navigate and hopefully give you, even more, information to assist you in your purchase decision.  

Not only do we have a new website, but we are also deep in preparations for the International Home + Housewares Show where we will be introducing new products for 2017. You can see a sneak preview on our website of our new Hammered Gray Enameled Oval Hanging and Expandable Pot Racks in our Storage and On the Go section.  We also are introducing a new Copper Embossed Ivy Burner Kover.  You can find this under our "For the Range" section.  We have many styles that will compliment just about any kitchen!  New Pot Racks and Copper Embossed Ivy Kovers will be in stock in late Spring of 2017.

We welcome your feedback.  Please come back and rate us and tell us how we are doing.  Leave a review so that we can continue to improve our products to make your life more enjoyable.

Range Kleen's products are designed to be the Heart of Your Home offering ways to save money and time, Make Your Kitchen Fresh, Organize your life, as well as offering unique baking and cooking tools to add to your collection.  

Enjoy your way around our new store.  We will be updating it continually with more photos, information, How-To Videos and more so keep coming back to check us out.

Range Kleen has also partnered with Moneta, Made in Italy Since 1875 (Italian Cookware) which you can find at moneta-cookware.com and Berndes, Made in Germany Since 1921 (German Cookware) at berndes-cookware.com.  Supreme design, superb quality gourmet cookware that is available in the USA.  Visit these sister sites for a beautiful assortment of cookware.  You will find something to meet everyone's cooking personality and style.

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