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Sleek, Shiny and Smart Appliances: An Appliance Blog

Hi! My name is Corrine, and I love appliances. I have a few retro silver appliances that I absolutely love, but I also adore modern things so I have a smart coffee brewer synced with my alarm clock as well. In this blog, I plan to include posts on all kinds of appliances. If you are researching before you buy a new appliance or looking for tips to help your appliances last longer, this blog is the perfect spot for you. I hope you find what you are looking for. I am an interior designer, and I recently got engaged to the love of my life, my fiancé Frances. Thanks for reading!

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Sleek, Shiny and Smart Appliances: An Appliance Blog

Maintenance Tips for Your Kitchen Appliances

by Judy Pearson

Kitchen appliances are one of the more significant investments that you will make for your home. Thus, it is prudent to ensure that they are well maintained if they are to have a long lifespan. Not to mention that a neglected appliance will eventually start to decline, and this could significantly decrease the energy efficiency of the equipment. As a result, your electricity bills spike, which makes owning your kitchen appliances even more expensive. Luckily, keeping your kitchen appliances in tip top condition does not have to be an arduous task. The following are some of the maintenance tips that you could employ for your kitchen appliances.

Tip 1: Inspect electrical components

One of the basic maintenance measures you can take for your kitchen appliances is routinely examining the various electrical components that they are made of. A good place to start would be to check the electrical cords or any signs of visible damage such as fraying. Frayed cords should be replaced, as they would indicate that electrical currents are not being sufficiently insulated. Another component to inspect would be the prongs on the plug. Signs of scorching or melting would mean that the appliance is being exposed to electrical fires when plugged in and this could cause a potential hazard in your kitchen. It would be necessary to have a professional technician determine whether the outlet or the appliance itself is causing this.

Tip 2: Inspect filters

There is a vast range of kitchen appliances that will have filters fitted into them. Most commonly, you will find these filters in refrigerators, dishwashers and more. Filters are an integral component of these appliances as they prevent and contaminants from making their way into the inner workings of your appliance. If the filters are clogged, the appliance becomes at risk of malfunctioning. If you are not adept at inspecting these filters on your own, it would be prudent to set a regular servicing schedule. Professional technicians can then clean or replace the filters are recommended by the appliance manufacturer.

Tip 3: Inspect hoses

Another common component in kitchen appliances is hoses. Hoses tend to be out of sight and as a result, remain out of mind. Nevertheless, over time, they can be susceptible to wear and tear and would need to be replaced before they begin to affect the functioning of your appliances. Occasionally, you should take the time to inspect the hoses in your dishwasher and fridge to determine if they have acquired any damage. Signs of damage would include visible cracks, bulging and even clogs.

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