During the holiday season, we tend to use our major appliances more than we do during the rest of the year. With friends and family visiting and holiday meals fast approaching, now is a crucial time to prepare. We’ve gathered up some helpful tips so you can be sure your appliances are ready.
Let’s start off with some general tips:
- Replace Parts – If you find damaged parts like a cracked handle, missing knob, or torn seal you can easily replace them yourself and instantly make your appliances seem newer
- Know the Dos and Don’ts – Avoid a mishap and make sure you know what can & can’t go in your appliances. For example, avoid putting fats and starches down the disposer & hold off on using your oven's self-clean function until after the holidays.
- Safety First – Make sure that your smoke alarms are working & your fire extinguisher is up to date and accessible.
RefrigeratorClean, Clean, Clean – For an easy cleaning solution combine 2 cups of hot water with a cup of vinegar and a few drops of lemon essential oil. Use this mix to wipe down the interior, shelves, and even the handles and doors. Don’t forget to check for dust under or even behind the fridge.
DishwasherClean it Out – You might have noticed a theme in this blog. To clean the interior empty the dishwasher of any dishes, etc. and add an Affresh Tab. Run a normal wash without any detergent, then wipe the interior with a cloth.
Range / OvenScrub it Down - The All Natural Oven Cleaning You Need To Try
The Cooktop – For gas ranges soak the burner grates and scrub them down & clean the burners, leaving them plenty of time to dry. For glass electric cooktops, try a baking soda paste or a cleaner like Affresh Cooktop Cleaner