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By automaticap84127039, Apr 13 2017 09:01PM

How full can I pack my freezer?

Your freezer works better when it's full. That's because the frozen items help keep the other items cold as well as help maintain the cooler temperature in your freezer.

If your freezer currently has some extra space – don't worry – we're not telling you to buy more groceries to fill it! All you have to do is throw in any extra ice packs you might have or fill up some plastic to-go containers, plastic baggies and/or empty milk jugs with water and add them to the freezer. (Leave some space when filling them, however, since water expands when it freezes.) It may seem silly, but it'll help your freezer run more efficiently and save you money on your electric bill. and as always if you need our services we offer feel free to call or email. 315-699-8412

By automaticap84127039, Feb 16 2017 11:26PM

Laundry Room Appliance Maintenance

Washing machines and dryers are making an appearance in more and more homes. Just like kitchen appliances, maintenance, and proper care will be a factor in the efficiency and performance of your laundry machines. If the hoses in your washing machine are old, consider replacing them with the tougher metal hoses. If your washing machine rattles when it runs, it may need leveling. For most items, lowering the water temperature to warm wash and cold rinse will get your clothes clean and reduce your energy bills. Clean the lint trap before you use your dryer; this will prevent a fire hazard, save you energy, and make your clothes dry faster. Regardless of what kind of exhaust tubing you have, invest in cleaning the outside vent once a year and make sure it opens when the dryer is on and closes properly when the dryer is off. And remember, don’t let lint and debris accumulate under a dryer or it can become a fire hazard! And as always if you need our services or have concerns feel free to call us @ 315-699-8412

By automaticap84127039, Oct 7 2016 12:33AM



Here are some tips to care for your range/stove/oven



1. Clean the interior and exterior


Range Knobs

Control panel


Use a light-duty cleaner or simply soap and water with a rag. Using abrasive pads or too harsh of a cleaner can wear off the decal indicators, which identify the knob controls for each burner. If these decals get worn off from overzealous cleaning, the whole control panel may require replacement.


Clean range vent hood

Door cleaning


Keeping the front panel, window, and outer door glass clean is important because it prevents spills from staining the panel or glass when it heats up during oven operation. Only clean the front when your range or oven is completely cool. For spills on the front panel that are tough to remove, use a heavy-duty degreaser.


smooth electric stove top

Smooth electric stove tops


If a heavy spill occurs, use a razor scraper to remove large food deposits. Apply a cooktop cleaner. Remove the remaining residue with a scratch-free pad and then apply a coat of cooktop protectant.



Solid burner element


Some stove/ranges have heating element burners that are solid metal, there are no coils and the stove/range isn't glass or ceramic. You can clean these solid burners using a solid surface element cleaner.


Gas stove top

Gas stove tops, burner bowls and grates


Some gas stove tops are made of porcelain coated steel and can be cleaned exactly the same as an electric smooth top. Stainless steel tops should be cleaned with heavy-duty degreaser and a non-abrasive pad. Take care not use too much water when cleaning, especially around the knobs. If water drips down into the holes where the knob shafts come through, the burner switches can short out and cause problems with the spark ignition system. Grates and burner pans can be difficult to clean. However, before you purchase new ones, you can try and clean them with grate cleaner.


Stove interior

Oven interior


You should clean the interior of your oven three to four times per year.


Spills and drips should be removed as soon as possible, as they will smoke and may eventually catch on fire. Avoid detergent/soap use inside of an oven for both self-cleaning and non-self-cleaning ovens.




Oven interior: Self-cleaning ovens


Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using the self-cleaning function. This feature heats the interior of the oven to a temperature so high, it incinerates food particles and spills. The length of the process varies from model to model but generally lasts for 2 to 4 hours. If you’re hosting a big-cooking holiday like Thanksgiving, run the self-cleaning feature a few weeks in advance, due to risk of an issue with the door latch or an electrical component.


Important: Never use a cleaning solution to clean the interior of a self-cleaning oven unless it is made specifically for self-cleaning ovens.


Oven interior: Non-self-cleaning ovens


Simply wait until the oven is cool to the touch, remove the oven racks and spray oven cleaner directly onto the interior surface. Wipe with a clean rag.


Oven wrap

Racks


Clean the racks in the sink. Let them soak for 10 minutes. Then, using regular kitchen sponges, scrub the racks. Most racks should not be left in an oven during a self-clean cycle as they can warp out of shape.


Broiler pan

Broiler pan


Most broiler pans are made of porcelain-coated steel that can be cleaned periodically with a non-abrasive cleaner. If the pan is damaged, replace it.



2. Replace the light bulbs

Light Bulb

You can replace the light bulb(s) in your range/oven; you may need to remove a glass covering or dome to reach it. Consult your owner’s manual for instructions. Most interior oven lights use a universal 40-watt appliance bulb.



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By automaticap84127039, Mar 13 2016 06:15PM

Spring officially begins on March 20th, Syracuse, NY which means that it’s time to start spring cleaning!! The first place I hit when I start my spring cleaning is the refrigerator, because let’s face it, an organized refrigerator makes life a lot easier and less food gets spoiled in the back.

Whether your refrigerator needs a deep clean or just a quick rearranging, we have the most helpful refrigerator organization tips to get you where you need to be.

The Most Helpful Refrigerator Organization Tips

•Clean Out Old Products and Clean Inside

A clean refrigerator is the best way to begin the organization process. Start by removing everything from the refrigerator. Discard items that are expired or that will never be used, and place items you want to keep on the counter.

Once the refrigerator is empty, remove shelves & drawers. Clean them with a mild detergent and warm water. Set them in an open dishwasher or drying rack to air dry while you clean the interior.

Next, wipe down the interior of the refrigerator with a mild detergent and warm rag. When the inside is sparkling clean, reassemble the shelves and drawers. Now you’re ready to start organizing!

•Install Refrigerator Mats

Now that your refrigerator is sparkly clean, prevent more mess by adding refrigerator mats to your shelves and drawers. You can purchase a silicon, anti-bacterial mat right here or you can make your own DIY refrigerator mat. Making your own mat is super easy and cheap: all you need is Glad Press N Seal . Just add it to your shelves and drawers!

refrigerator organization tips

•Smart Storage

Want to make more room in your refrigerator and also leave a smaller footprint on the environment? Avoid using disposable plastic storage bags, and instead purchase reusable storage containers. This is a great way to organize your food so you can see what you have!

If you want to take refrigerator organization to the next level, purchase refrigerator storage bins. This kind of organization will allow you to make the most of your refrigerator by eliminating the stress of rummaging through to figure out what’s in there

Clear Refrigerator Storage Bins

Fridge And Freezer Storage Bin

•Not EVERYTHING Needs to be Refrigerated

If you keep tomatoes in your refrigerator their texture changes, so take those out and store them in a basket on your counter. You also don’t need to refrigerate potatoes, onions, garlic, shallots, avocados, or melons. If any of these are taking up space in your refrigerator, we give you full permission to store them elsewhere.

If you follow even just a few of these tips, you’ll be on your way to a cleaner, more organized refrigerator that will make you and your family’s life easier. Don’t lose the motivation to keep your refrigerator looking this good and maintain it with these easy steps.

•Clean out old food at least once a week.

•Wipe up spills or replace the refrigerator mats.

•Periodically, check your refrigerator’s temperature for optimal freshness.

•Keep an open box of baking soda in the back to absorb smells.

And as always if you need our Appliance Repair Services Syracuse, NY feel free to call or email and we will be there to Help 315-699-8274

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