Your appliance do a lot of heavy lifting during the holidays, here are 5 simple tips to help keep them in tip top shape:
Refrigerator Condenser Coils
Dirt, dust, grease and pet hair can collect on these integral parts of your refrigerator. To clean, first unplug your unit and remove the base grill. Using the soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner clean the front surface area and open areas behind the grill.
If your dishwasher has a filter, remove all parts and clean them out with simply hot water. Once rinsed, replace parts and make sure all parts are securely locked in.
Burner Grates & Caps
Wait until cool, then remove caps and grates. Some grates can be loaded in the dishwasher, be sure to check your use and care guide before loading. Cooked/burned on soils can be soaked before adding to the dishwasher. Caps can NOT go into the dishwasher but can easily be cleaned with a non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad and a mildly abrasive cleaner.
Dryer Vents & Duct Work
Any time is an excellent time to check out the proper ventilation of your dryer. Start by following the length of the duct work. Check for gaps or breaks in the segment connections. Next, clean out the duct work if you have easy access to it. Your local hardware store has some tools that can make the job easier but if need be, you can contact product service. Lastly, go outside and check the vent to make sure it is clear of obstruction. In the winter it can be obstructed by snow and in the fall leaves can easily obstruct.
Heat 1 cup of water for 2 to 5 minutes. The steam should loosen tough baked on soils.