With all the money we put into having a well-functioning kitchen with all its appliances, we should definitely try to take better care of it. The first week or so we might 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. 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 home so that it can continue to care for you in return.
#1 Treat your fridge right
Coming home to a broken fridge is definitely something you should try to avoid. 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 spoiled food. 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.
A great tip is to put a cup of water in your freezer, by the way, so that you know if your food is spoiled. If the ice has become water, you can feel pretty certain that the food has thawed as well.
#2 Think about 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 weird smell inside the dishwasher. You should also run it on an empty cycle with a dishwasher cleaner once in a while, 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 disservice as it is likely to break as well.
#3 Remember your smaller appliances
There is, however, more to a home than just those large appliances. You’re probably using your coffee machine every day, for example, and your vacuum a couple of times a week – so what would you do if one of these were to break? When the larger ones break, it will arguably cost you a bit more to fix them, but try to find a reliable central vacuum repair as well just in case something should go wrong. You don’t want to shell out a couple hundred bucks for a new one without exhausting all of your options. To make them last a bit longer, make sure that you’re not overworking them and always emptying out the filter when it’s full.
Appliances tend to break when we least expect it – and most of the time it’s when we need them the most. Treat them with love and appreciation, and they may last a lot longer.