Ways to Maintain Your Kitchen Appliances This Fall

Everyone has heard of spring cleaning, but what about fall maintenance? Fall appliance maintenance isn’t at the top of most people’s to-do lists, but it will keep your kitchen items safe from damages, rust, and just getting old! This way, when spring comes around, your appliances will still be in great condition so you can focus on preparing your appliances for summertime! Here are some of the best ways you can protect your appliances for the fall season:

Check the oven seal

If your oven door doesn’t properly seal, the oven will lose nearly 20% of the heat it generates. Not only will this heat filter into your home, your food will also take longer to cook, and it may not cook evenly.

Clean the kitchen ventilation

Range hoods are great for filtering out heat and odors, but only if they are able to work properly. TO ensure that they are doing their job, wash the metal filters in hot, soapy water or run them through the dishwasher. Do not forget to replace any charcoal or paper filters if needed.

Deep clean refrigerator coils

From a full refrigerator to a mini-fridge, the coils on any type of refrigerator need a good vacuum every once in a while. These coils accumulate dust, dirt, and pet hair that makes your fridge work harder to cool down its contents. Use a hose attachment on your vacuum cleaner to clean these coils without causing any damage.

Ensure your garbage disposal is kept clean

This appliance is often overlooked until it starts smelling. The good part? This appliance is easy to maintain. Throwing a few ice cubes and a lemon slice down the disposal is a good way to keep it in good shape. The ice cubes sharpen the blades and the lemon will help eradicate bad odor.

Clean your appliances

Refrigerator: Your refrigerator is a crucial kitchen appliance to keep clean. The inside of the refrigerator creates a great environment for mold development. To avoid wear and tear as well as the spread of mold. Take items out of your refrigerator and throw away expired items. Scrub surfaces with soap and warm water and stains can be removed with baking soda. Before placing your items back into the fridge, use a dry cloth to soak up any moisture.

Coffee Maker: Add equal parts of water and white vinegar into the water reservoir. Let the mixture brew halfway and then power off the machine.d After allowing it to sit for a few minutes, complete the brewing process and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Drain the mixture, place a new filter, drain and repeat two more times.

Toaster: Remove the plug of the toaster, remove the crumb catcher, and wash it in warm soapy water. Gently shake the machine to eradicate stuck food. Allow the contents to dry properly before reassembling and plugging it back in.

Other tips

Replace the refrigerator’s water filter every three to six months. So it is a good idea to replace this filter every time the season changes.

De-gunk fridge gaskets to keep your food cold without your refrigerator from overworking. Ensure the door gaskets are clean and free of gunk to ensure the doors can seal properly.

Ensure the electric stove burners have good contact. If your electric stove or burner is not functioning properly, turn off the burner and unplug it from its socket. Plug it back in and wiggle it around to get a tighter fit.

Kitchen appliances maybe something you easily ignore. Keeping up with regular maintenance on these appliances will help your kitchen taste go smooth, simple, and easy. Treating your appliances well and cleaning them regularly will guarantee that they work for years to come. Kitchen appliances not working properly? When the unexpected happens, call ASAP Appliance & Plumbing Services for fast and affordable appliance repair service in the Omaha area.

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