Appliance Maintenance Tips and Tricks to Make Life Easier

February 1, 2021

Hey there friends! Appliances are one of the most critical household investments we will ever make in our homes. Appliances are significant investments that make our lives easier and constitute an integral part of any home. We do hours of research when we want to purchase to find the best products to suit our busy lifestyles. We want to ensure that they work efficiently and effectively for a long time without any breakdowns. Appliance repair and maintenance is very important in extending the life of appliances and making sure they run longer. Today we wanted to share a few appliance maintenance tips and tricks to make life easier. 

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Clean the oven
The inside of the oven can become a baked-in mess if you don’t clean it regularly. To loosen up the grime, you can bake a combination of baking soda, vinegar, and water in an oven-safe bowl on low heat for 45 mins. Turn off the oven, and it will be easier to wipe down once it cools.

Clean the oven hood
If your vent hood is particularly dirty, you can remove it and soak it in soapy hot water before wiping it down. You can then prevent some dust buildup by rubbing a small amount of cooking or mineral oil on it after the cleaning.

Clean tough microwave grime
Put some white vinegar in a microwave-safe cup or bowl and microwave it for 3 minutes to loosen the stains on the inside. Then you will be able to wipe it down more easily with a damp cloth.

Clean the dishwasher
Similar to the microwave, you can use vinegar to help clean your dishwasher. Put a cup of white vinegar on the top shelf and run a normal cycle to remove tough residues before wiping it down. It's also important to read the user's guide to see how to clean the filter and spray arms. When they become clogged it can affect the effectiveness of cleaning your dishes.

Remove the dryer lint
It’s important to clean out the lint trap on your dryer after every load of laundry. It’s also important to clean out the accordion hose that comes off of the machine to make sure that it doesn’t become clogged, causing a fire hazard. You can do this easily with a vacuum attachment.

Clean the washing machine
Especially for front-loading washing machines, mold can grow quickly. Periodically wipe down the inside of the machine, including the seals on the door.

Drain the water heater
Minerals build up in your water heater over time, which cuts down on its efficiency and causes problems. You can help reduce the build up by draining it at least once a year. Getting a plumbing company who can give you free estimates throughout the Chicago area (or elsewhere more relevant for you) can save you a headache and show you how affordable it is to have it checked by a professional. A professional can drain your heater and also perform other routine checks to ensure your system works as intended, reducing the risk of something going wrong in the future which could cost you greatly.

Fill the freezer
Your freezer works more efficiently when it is full of cold things rather than empty. If you do not have much to put in your freezer, fill a couple of milk jugs with water and freeze them until you have more food to preserve.

We hope these appliance maintenance tips and tricks to make life easier will be helpful to your family.

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