The dishwasher is one of our most convenient appliances saving labor and time. That’s why it’s important to use and maintain this important appliance correctly to keep it running smoothly. Follow these guidelines for reliable and efficient performance of your dishwasher: Run water in your kitchen sink until it turns hot. Then start the dishwasher.
Refrigerators, one of the hardest working appliances in our homes, often have automatic ice makers. These ice makers have become so convenient that we forget the old days of making ice cubes from manual ice trays. So, when the ice maker has a problem, it’s an annoyance. Understanding how an ice maker works can help
Home appliances have entered the digital age. Appliances can track energy use and be controlled by cell phones through Wi-Fi. One model refrigerator has cameras on the inside to inform you of what is in the refrigerator and when it’s time to replenish. Appliances are quieter, more energy efficient and have gadgetry than ever before.
We have come to rely daily on our microwave ovens for both reheating and cooking meals. Though microwaves are subject to heavy usage, we usually don’t give much thought to the maintenance that should be performed to prevent damage. Microwave ovens typically last five to ten years. Following these safety and maintenance steps can significantly
Even if you mainly use your stove to reheat food and don’t aspire to be a gourmet cook, you don’t want it to fail right before a big occasion. Maintaining your stove can help improve performance and extend its lifespan. Cleaning Your Knobs and Dials: Use a non-abrasive cleaner or soap and water to remove
Any time is a great time for a backyard cookout. Like other cooking appliances, cleaning and maintaining a gas grill will preserve its lifespan and improve the flavor of food. Here are some simple maintenance tips for your gas grill: Keep your gas grill covered. A cover will help protect the grill from the elements.
The garbage disposal is a useful kitchen appliance that we take for granted until it stops working before a large dinner party. Here are some basic guidelines to follow to avoid garbage disposal problems and breakdowns: Safety is the most important detail to keep in mind when performing any task with a garbage disposal. For
Carbon monoxide poisoning claims the lives of an average of 439 people each year and another 20,000 make emergency room visits. Don’t let this be you.Carbon monoxide poisoning is totally preventable. Are you doing all you can to protect yourself and your family? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless and colorless gas that is created
Washing machines are one of the most essential appliances that we have in our homes. Like every appliance, though, a washing machine requires maintenance. Washing machine hose bursts account for more than $150 million in damage to homes each year. Because of the pressure on the supply hoses, water can leak from a burst washing
Most people are not aware that performing maintenance on your hot water heater will help it run more efficiently and last longer. Depending on the quality of your water, there are likely minerals and other sediment that settle to the bottom of your hot water heater. Over time, this sediment accumulates and can compromise the
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