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Why Maintain Your Kitchen Appliances Regularly

February 5, 2013

Why Maintain Your Kitchen Appliances RegularlyHave you ever bought a new food processor or blender only to come home and realize that your existing one was only a year and a half old?  Kitchen appliances typically last longer than what we would expect, and food processors and blenders usually have a life span of up to five years.

So, why do we keep buying new ones in just a year or two?

The answer is a lack of regular maintenance. If you fail to regularly maintain your kitchen appliances, they will easily wear out and break down. It then forces you to buy a replacement, which only results in an added, unnecessary cost for you.

Kitchen appliances need to be regularly maintained, but that doesn’t mean you have to do extensive cleaning every single day. It simply means that you must know how to properly clean and remove residue after using your appliance, how to store it in a safe and dry place, and how to repair small damage before it becomes bigger.

For you to maximize the life of your kitchen appliances and reduce the added cost of buying replacements, use the user guide of each one to help you execute proper maintenance. User guides normally include tips on how to effectively and safely clean your appliance, as well as warnings on what not do to with them. Following these rules will alloy you to use your kitchen devices for a much longer time.

In addition, try to fix any small damage on your kitchen appliance. If you notice that one of the buttons on your microwave is no longer working, have it checked and fixed. If one side of the cover on your food processor is cracked, try to repair it. These are small things, but they can help reduce further damage once repaired.

Our kitchen appliances help make any work in the kitchen a lot easier and faster for us. So, it’s best to find ways to make them work longer and more efficiently by executing proper maintenance.

Chris George
Oklahoma City Realtor

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