Cleaning and Maintaining Your Home Appliances For New Year

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Home Appliances For New Year

January 10, 2023     Posted in General

Cleaning and Maintaining 

Your Home Appliances 

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Does the thought of cleaning and maintaining your home appliances feel like a tedious chore? If so, we've got great news: it doesn't have to be! Properly cleaning and maintaining your appliances can increase their efficiency, lower your energy bills and extend their life. We’ll help you understand how to clean and maintain all household appliances, from fridges to washing machines, resulting in less stress and more long-term savings.  

Maintaining Your Home Appliances

Appliances are valuable investments. It's important to maintain them properly so they stay in good condition for as long as possible. Setting a regular maintenance schedule is key. Dust and wipe down surfaces, unplug appliances when you're going to be away for a while and check hose connections and drains on washing machines. Also take time to read the instruction manual that came with your appliance for any specific maintenance tips. Finally, be sure to call a professional for quality service if an appliance is making strange noises, such as buzzing or whirring. It’s worth seeking advice before attempting more involved repairs yourself.

By following these steps, you'll help ensure your investment lasts you through the years. 

How to Clean Different Types of Appliances

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Cleaning Kitchen Appliances

Cleaning kitchen appliances correctly is essential to ensure their longevity. Depending on the type of appliance, cleaning needs vary. For example, a refrigerator should be subject to a deeper clean every few months, whereas dishwashers and ovens may just require regular spot checks. Cleaning the interior and exterior of refrigerators should involve removing items and wiping down surfaces using mild detergent and warm water. Ovens also need regular cleaning but only with a gentle scrub or a special cleaner. Dishwashers don't require too much manual maintenance, however, it is important to keep the filters fresh and give the whole appliance a deep clean every once and awhile. If you are looking for more way to clean your kitchen appliances we have an other blog post on it here.

Cleaning Washers and Dryers

Cleaning your washer and dryer may seem like an intimidating task, but it’s rather straightforward. With some simple refreshing every few months, you’ll keep your appliances running smoothly, increase their efficiency and prevent odors from building up. Depending on the type of machines you have, the steps for cleaning each vary slightly. For your dryer, it’s best to start with removing lint from the screens in the back. Next take care of dirt or small debris caught inside the drum. When it comes to your washing machine, clean out any residue from sinks and tackle the seals around the doors in order to eliminate mold or mildew. Finally, it’s important to clean around buttons, knobs and other parts regularly so they are not covered in dust or dirt buildup. 

Can Vinegar Damage Appliances?

Appliances can suffer a lot of wear and tear over time, leading us to wonder if vinegar, a household staple used in many cleaning recipes, could cause damage. While it’s true that vinegar can remove grease and grime effectively, it’s important to remember that it’s an acid. Vinegar can therefore corrode materials in your appliances. 

What is The Best Thing to Clean Home Appliances With?

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Because appliances are made of many different materials, the best items to clean them varies. For stainless steel appliances, a combination of mild dish detergent, warm water and a microfiber cloth will do the trick. Avoid harsh chemical cleaners for stainless steel, because they can leave streaks on the surface. Appliances with enamel finishes can withstand tougher cleaning solutions such as baking soda and vinegar. You can use a scouring pad or soft-bristled brush to scrub away dirt and debris. Greasy appliances may need a combination of dish detergent and baking soda rubbed onto the surface with an abrasive pad. Finish by wiping off with a damp cloth. Regardless of which cleaner you decide to use, be sure to rinse all remaining suds away after cleaning to avoid any residue buildup over time.

Stop by Rosner’s When You Need a New Appliance

Now that you know how to keep your home appliances clean and in good repair, you’re ready to take on any issue that comes your way. And when it’s time for a new refrigerator, dryer, washer or more, be sure to stop at Rosner’s. We have a great selection of top-quality appliances from leading brands. Plus, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to guide you in finding just the right one for your needs. So, stop by 1480 South Military Trail today. We can’t wait to see you.