With all the money we put into having a well-functioning kitchen with all its appliances, it’s strange that we’re not taking better care of it. Sure, the first week or so we treat our new appliance as if it’s the most precious things in the world – but soon enough, we’re back to overloading the dishwasher and never cleaning the oven again.
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While most appliances tend to last for some time, they will last much longer when you learn to treat them with love and care. It’s quite easy as well as soon as you get into the habit. Start by having a look at these excellent ways you can care for your kitchen so that it can continue to take care of you.
#1 Make your fridge last
Have you ever come home to a broken fridge? We don’t really think about how much we depend on it until it calls it a day, and you’re left with a ton of food ready to thaw and deteriorate. The most important thing you can do for your fridge is to take care of its condenser coils; those are the little helpers inside the fridge that keeps the air cool.
If they decide to break, the air simply won’t be cold anymore – and, although it may sound like the fridge is working, it certainly isn’t. Clean the coils at least once a year when you’re already cleaning the inside of the fridge. That way, you’ll prolong its life and it will keep your food chill.
#2 Consider the dishwasher
The two main things you can do for your dishwasher is, firstly, to open it as soon as it’s done doing the dishes. Now you’ll avoid having that awful smell inside the dishwasher. You should also run it on an empty cycle with a dishwasher cleaner once in a while, though, to make sure that everything is running smoothly.
The second and most important part is not to overload the dishwasher. This wears it out in no time and, while you may think that you’re saving time as you won’t have to do that additional pot by hand, you’re actually doing yourself a disfavour as it’s likely to break.
Make a note of a good plumbing company, such as Sydney Emergency Plumbing, in case it should break so that you don’t have to do the dishes by hand for too long.
#3 Care for your oven
Cleaning the oven can be a dreadful task unless you have one of those self-cleaning ovens. If this is the case, you simply have to set it on the self-cleaning setting once in a while and forget about it until it’s done.
If you, however, don’t have one of these, you better give it a good clean once a month. That way, you won’t have to struggle with a massive cleanup every time you decide to finally pull up your sleeves. Have a look at this article if you’re not sure where to start, and remind yourself that what’s good for your oven is also good for your bank account.
Appliances tend to break when we least expect it – and often also when we need them the most. Treat them with love and appreciation, however, and they will last a lot longer.