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Extend the life of your appliances

Extend the life of your appliances

When you buy a new appliance, no matter what it may be, your hope is quite obviously that it should last for several years to come. While it might serve you well for a fair period of time, some maintenance and repairs are often inevitable. Fortunately, by taking the right preventative measures, you really can keep your appliances in fantastic working order for an extended period of time. Each appliance, of course, will require a different degree of care in order to achieve this high level of maintenance.


Given the nature of your fridge and its role to store food in a clean and cold environment, it’s important to maintain a high level of cleanliness. Cleaning your fridge on a regular basis ensures favorable hygiene and can also extend the life of this appliance. The key is not only to clean inside the fridge but also the vent plate. This plate is located at the bottom of the fridge, and you should be prepared to get down on your hands and knees to access it. Make sure that you unplug the fridge before you begin and vacuum the coils clean while you brush them too. As you brush the coils, you will lift the dust so that the vacuum can suck the particles up. Replace the vent once you are done and plug your fridge in again.


Many ovens have some kind of self-cleaning function. Unfortunately, these are both highly ineffective, and they can actually do more harm than good. This feature requires the oven to reach incredibly high temperatures which means that the wiring and other elements all take a fair amount of punishment. This can cause your oven to fail sooner rather than later. Instead, take the time to clean your oven by hand. Yes, it will require some elbow grease, but it’s worthwhile since you will be investing in one of your most valued household appliances.


Microwave ovens are extremely handy, but when they break, it can be the most inconvenient experience of all! The leading cause of microwave problems is the build up of food and grease on the waveguide cover. This is a mesh-like plate that can be removed and should be cleaned on both sides. If you wipe the inside of the microwave regularly, this will remove most of the dirt and grime. However, the grease makes its way to the other side of this plate, and this is why it should be removed on a regular basis and cleaned thoroughly.


Prevention is always better than cure. That said, we often allow our busy lives to get the better of us and regular appliance cleaning and maintenance falls by the wayside. When you find yourself in need of a reliable and reputable repair service, call Appliance CPR at 416-795-3720. We are always available, 24/7, to provide prompt and quality repairs.