Appliance Tip of the Day: Getting Ready for Cooking Season

appliance tip of the day archiveThanksgiving is almost here. This is the time of year when we get reacquainted with our ranges after Grilling Season. We practitioners of the appliance repairing arts call this Cooking Season. Here are some appliance tips to help keep your kitchen sizzlin’ throughout the Cooking Season.Range/Stove/Oven

Clean the crud out of your self-cleaning oven now. Since ovens are more likely to fail during and just after a self-cleaning cycle, clean yours now in case you need time for a repair.

You can clean any porcelain stovetop or glass range/oven control panel with a non-abrasive cleanser or glass cleaner, such as this one. Watch out for some “cream type” cleansers as they often have tiny abrasive particles in them, which can damage your stovetop or control panel.


Now’s a good time to scrape that black slime off your refrigerator’s door seals so they don’t stick to the door frame and tear (not to mention infecting your holiday guests with salmonella). Use an old toothbrush and a little dish soap and water to clean all the nooks and crannies. Use this product, a high quality, highly concentrated germicide, to clean away any mold or mildew.

To reduce odors inside your refrigerator or freezer, be sure to cover all foods well and put onions, garlic, and other strong smelling foods in sealed bags. And throw out old flesh meats before they turn into bacterial jelly. Read more about storing flesh meats safely.


If your dishwasher isn’t getting dishes clean enough, there may not be enough water entering the machine during the fill cycle. After the dishwasher fills, check inside to see if there is water covering the entire bottom of the dishwasher floor. If not, replace the water inlet valve–come git you one.

Fun Fact to Know and Tell

When cutting onions, a chemical called suberin is released. This irritates the eyes and causes watering. This chemical is sensitive to heat. Therefore if you cut onions near your hot stove, the irritation will be less intense.

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grasshoppers baking pot brownies with the master for thanksgiving dinner


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