How to clean and maintain your appliances

How to clean and maintain your appliances

Buying appliances is an expensive investment. While you expect them to last for years, sometimes your hands-on device suddenly stops working or does not work as it once did. While normal wear and tear is expected, did you know that addiction and neglect on your part can speed up the dissolution rate of dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, washer and washing machines? Avoid expense and headache when you need to repair or replace your expensive devices prematurely by following these maintenance and user tips.

Washing machines

Coins or metal items left in the pockets can damage the inner roller or outer tube of the washing machine. Damage to internal drums can lead to broken or dripped clothing, while damage to the outer bottom can lead to leakage. Experts suggest never washing anything with heavy metal components. Always check the clothes before placing them in the machine.

When the soils of dirty laundry have to be done, you may be tempted to overload the washing machine to speed up the process. Experts warn of overloading. Overload can create additional wear on certain parts, such as bearings and suspension, making them vulnerable to premature failure. Always follow the manufacturers proposal for cargo capacity.


Do not clean excess lint in your hair dryers filter and ventilate is the main cause of premature failure and increased energy costs. A possible build-up of lint in the filter dramatically reduces airflow, so your hair dryer must work harder to dry your clothes. In addition to affecting your dryers performance, lens accumulation in venting and filtering is a leading cause of house fires. Read the operating instructions carefully and clean the lust filter every time before use. Be sure to remove any lint and debris from other places where the fluff tends to collect, such as the back, around the mouth of the lint filter and around the door. If in doubt, your dryer has the service of a technician to ensure that all channels and valves are free of lint.

Glass Cooktop

Glass and ceramic cakes are popularly known for their mirror-like shine and smooth, virtually maintenance-free surface. However, without proper care, expensive damage to the surface may occur. While extremely durable, blunt force can break the glass. Be careful not to drop or knock out too much. Using faucets can also damage your glass bowl. Oversized or concave bottom cans can catch heat and cause the hard surface to burst. Do not slip your pots and pans over the pans as this can leave metal marks on the surface. Use only detergents recommended by the manufacturer and quickly remove food waste to prevent them from burning to the surface. Avoid using abrasives or cleaning cloths to clean the stove. If you do, you can scrape the surface.

Fridge and freezer

Once a year (or more if you have furry pets), vacuum the dust from the condenser coils (usually at the back or bottom of the appliance) with a vacuum cleaner. The compressor is part of the cooling system. If you do not clean the coils, the compressor will be forced to work harder and can overheat. Use a condenser cleaning brush or any soft, tapered brush to access small cracks and dense areas. Do not touch the coils with metal or sharp objects to avoid damaging them. Always disconnect the refrigerator before cleaning and refer to the manufacturers instructions for special instructions.


A small nick in the vinyl-coated places can lead to rust that can destroy a dishwasher. When the metal begins to rust, it is a snowball effect that can not be stopped. The rust will stain the disk until you replace the rack or machine. Arrange sharp objects in the cutlery basket so that they do not damage the stand or door stamp and load crisp kitchen knives with the handles upwards. The best choice is hand wash all kitchen utensils with sharp edges or edges.

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