Your refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher are the centerpieces of your kitchen. Chances are you spent a lot of money on them, so you want to do what you can to keep them in good shape. Use these maintenance tips to avoid potential repairs in the near future.
How to Maintain Your Oven
When most people think of maintaining their oven, they think of keeping it clean. A very common practice for this is to lay out a sheet of aluminum foil on the floor of your oven. If any food falls, the aluminum foil prevents it from burning onto the oven’s interior, making cleanup an easy process. What people fail to realize is that the sheet of foil can actually hinder air flow, and cause your heating element to fail. Scrap the aluminum foil, and use your oven’s self-clean cycle to get rid of any food residue.
How to Maintain Your Dishwasher
The easiest way to keep your dishwasher healthy is by cleaning the food off of your dishes before loading it. Nobody wants to wash their dishes before they wash their dishes, but stray food can get stuck in crevices and clog up moving parts. It’s also a good idea to clean your dishwasher every three months. An easy way to do this is by putting a cup of white vinegar on the top rack and running a hot water cycle with no other dishes.
How to Maintain Your Refrigerator
When it comes to maintaining your refrigerator, the two biggest secrets are the condenser coils and the gasket. The condenser coils are located on the back of the refrigerator, and are known to accumulate dust, hair, and other debris. Clean these every six months using the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. The gasket is the rubber seal on the door. When the gasket becomes cracked or loose, it loses its air-tight seal and your energy efficiency can plummet. If you notice excessive wear, have your gasket replaced immediately.
If your fridge is giving you problems, replacement shouldn’t be your first option. It is likely that the refrigerator repair experts at Speedy Subzero will be able to fix your appliance for a fraction of the cost of buying a new one. If you live in New York City or Long Island, give us a call at 866-786-9376 to schedule your same-day appointment.