With winter soon upon us, there are a number of things we can do to make sure our home appliances are in their best working order. While this includes preparing your barbecue for storage, there are also other home and kitchen appliances that we use more when the weather starts to turn colder. You can help to maintain these appliances by giving them a thorough cleaning now, instead of waiting for the snow to melt.
While some of us are so desperate for a grilled streak that we’ll even go outside to barbecue while a winter storm is blowing, most of us prefer to do our cooking indoors when the temperature outside falls below zero. That’s why it’s important to maintain and clean your gas ranges, electric ovens, ceramic or glass cooktops, or whatever other cooking appliances you use the most in winter. Most of these appliances come with cleaning manuals.
A rule of thumb is to use specially designed cleaners and cloths, or try using this all-safe natural cleaning method that you can make up at home:
Your refrigerator is one of the most used appliances in your home. You can prolong the life of your fridge by regularly cleaning it more than once a year.
While using the laundry line to hang damp clothes, sheets and towels is a great way to save electricity, it’s something we can’t do all year long as Canadians. Appliances that clean and dry our clothes were invented for a few reasons:
That’s why it’s important to clean and maintain washers and dryers throughout the winter months, as we do tend to use these appliances more at this time of year. A little cleaning will not only help you cut down on those electricity bills, it can also prevent hazards such as fires, especially in your dryer.
For more information on maintaining your appliances, read 4 DIY Home Appliances Maintenance and Repair Tips.
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