Preventative Kitchen Appliance Tips for the Holidays
As the holiday season is fast approaching, many of us plan on having family and friends over for quality time. This usually involves the cooking of a meal or two. Properly preparing your kitchen appliances for the influx is a great way to ensure that your annual holiday feast goes off without a hitch.
Start With Your Refrigerator
Even if you don't plan on cooking a meal for the holiday season, you'll likely need to offer your guests cold beverages. Therefore, it's a good idea to prep your refrigerator in a few key ways. Start by cleaning the seal to remove any grime that could unintentionally allow cold air to seep out.
Next, use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to suck up any debris, like dust and dirt, that is stuck on your refrigerator's coils. These coils may be at the front or back of your refrigerator, depending on your specific model.
Make Sure Your Dryer is Ready to Go
If you have family or friends staying over for a few days or weeks, then it's a good idea to prep your dryer. Start by cleaning out the vents to ensure they're free of lint. Also, remove the back exhaust venting so that you can remove any excess lint that made it past your usual dryer vent trap.
Unless you plan on hand washing all those extra dishes on top of your small family's dishes, you want to ensure that your dishwasher is ready to go. A thorough cleaning is usually done to remove hard water scaling and calcium buildup
You can typically indicate excessive calcium when you see a white film on your dishes after they're run through a full cycle. Another necessary step is to evaluate the usefulness of your dishwasher detergent. If your dishes aren't coming out completely clean, you will likely need to add more detergent or switch to a different detergent.
You Can't Forget Your Stove
Lastly, you'll want to look at your stovetop and oven. Both can be deep cleaned to ensure that you don't have to deal with unsanitary smells when cooking your food. Nothing is less enticing than smelling something burning from your stove or oven when you're dreaming of a delicious meal.
If it's been a while since you've used your oven, it's a good idea to do a test run. Make sure that it's preheating quickly and maintaining an adequate temperature. Sticking another thermometer in your oven after it's preheated can be a great way to verify its temperature reading.
Call Us Today
If you're having an issue with your kitchen appliances, then it's time to contact us at Command Service Center. Let our helpful technicians quickly evaluate the issue and fix it so you can get back to enjoying your holiday celebrations with family and friends.