Rekindle your appliance spark this Valentine’s Day by giving your appliances some extra TLC. The following appliance cleaning and maintenance tips will ready your appliances to cook a romantic dinner and handle the cleanup too.
Refrigerator, thank you for keeping things fresh.
To show your appreciation, we recommend checking the seal and cleaning the coils. If you have an ice maker and water dispenser, consider the last time you changed the filter. Follow your manufacturer guidelines for frequency, but generally it’s twice a year. Learn how to change a refrigerator water filter here.
Dishwasher, thank you for cleaning up my messes.
It might be time to clean your dishwasher in return. To do so, clean out your filters and scrub the spray arm nozzles (a toothbrush comes in handy here) to loosen any food residue or buildup. Then, it’s time for the magic cleaner of all things – vinegar! Fill a cup of vinegar, place it on the top rack and run the dishwasher as normal.
Washer and dryer, thank you for not judging my pizza stains.
The trusted washer, a machine that keeps your world spinning. But in order to clean your clothes, you need a clean machine. We sell cleaning wipes for the washing machine exterior and Affresh tablets for cleaning the drum.
Use Affresh wipes for the exterior of the dryer while you’re at it. And don’t forget to check your dryer vent.
Range, thanks for keeping the flame alive.
Whether it be porcelain, ceramic or glass, learn how to clean your stovetop here. And don’t forget those cast iron grates! Next, move on to cleaning the oven. Remove your racks first if you’re using a self-clean function.
Microwave, thanks for the lazy night(s) in.
For funky smells in the microwave, mix 1 tablespoon white vinegar with 1/2 cup water and heat in a microwave-safe bowl for five minutes on high. Wait 15 minutes before opening the microwave. The steam will loosen dried on foods, so you can easily wipe them away.
Showing your appliances some love makes them work more efficiently and last longer. Basically, you and your appliances are a perfect match. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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