Appliance Professionals – Enjoy Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining
Holiday entertaining is stressful enough without an appliance malfunction or breakdown. Just think about all the different appliances you use getting ready for the holidays. Having just one of them out of service could make successful holiday prep all but impossible. Having your local appliance professionals conduct maintenance and repairs before the holiday season is in full swing is the best way to ensure stress-free entertaining. However, there are also a few things you can do to keep things running smoothly.
Let’s Start with the Oven
To clean or not to clean – that’s the question. If you’re going to clean your oven the old-fashioned way with oven cleaner, then go for it. However, if you were planning on using the self-cleaning feature on your oven, you might want to hold off. Due to the high level of heat this feature produces, it can sometimes burn out the heating element. Control panels can also burn out and fuses can blow. Appliance professionals see a spike in these types of service calls during the holidays. This can cause a delay in scheduling repair service or having a new oven installed.
With all the holiday cooking and baking, you’ll want to make sure that your oven temperature is accurate. The best way to check your oven temperature is to buy an oven thermometer if you don’t already have one. Fire up the oven to the desired temperature and when it is finished preheating, check the oven thermometer. If it doesn’t read the same as your temperature setting, you may need to have your oven recalibrated. Our appliance professionals can accurately determine what needs to be done for your oven to heat accurately.
In the meantime, you’ll know how to adjust your temperature setting to avoid any holiday disasters until your oven can be repaired. Also here’s a little tip if you’re buying an oven thermometer for the first time. They are not always accurate. When purchasing one, check the temperature of all of them that are on the store shelf and get the one that reads the same as the majority.
Be Kind to Your Dishwasher
Just like your oven, your dishwasher gets a workout during the holidays. There are a few simple things you can do to avoid washing all those pots, pans, and dishes by hand. Although it may be tempting, don’t overfill or put oversized items such as the roasting pan in the dishwasher. This could block the rotating sprayers and cause damage. You’re better off running the dishwasher twice than having to end up scheduling service with appliance professionals. Also, if you really don’t want to hand wash the roasting pan, the disposable ones are a great option.
It’s important to scrape your plates and bowls well before putting them in the dishwasher. This will help prevent the drains from getting clogged. However, you don’t want to over rinse your dishes either. Today’s dishwasher detergent enzymes require some food residue to be present to activate.
Make Fresh Ice
This might sound silly, but it’s been a few months since the high summer demand for ice. Whether you have an automatic ice maker or ice cube trays, now is the time to empty out the old ice and make fresh ice. You’re probably wondering why right? If the ice has been sitting in your freezer for a while it can take on the odors or tastes from the food you’ve stored there. That’s not exactly what you want to add to your guest’s drinks.
If you’re using ice trays, empty, clean, and refill them. If you have an ice maker, completely empty out your ice compartment and let it refill with fresh ice. Put the freshly frozen into sealed plastic bags and store them on the freezer shelf. Repeat this process a couple of times. This will not only ensure that you have enough ice, but it will allow you to see if your ice maker is working properly or if you will need to contact the appliance professionals.
Jersey Coast Appliance Professionals
We realize Thanksgiving has come and gone. However, if you experienced any issues with your appliances then or just want to make sure there aren’t any throughout the rest of the holiday season, our certified appliance professionals can help.
At Jersey Coast Appliance, our technicians have the expertise and customer service that you can rely on. We offer a variety of services, including 24/7 emergency service for issues that need immediate assistance. We also carry a wide variety of replacement parts in stock, including Kenmore parts.
As a nationally approved certified service center, we’ve undergone an extensive review of our management and customer service policies, dress code, adherence to Federal and local regulations, insurance coverage, and technician qualifications to assure that you, our customer, receive the best quality of service that is available today. If your appliances are in need of repairs, don’t hesitate, give us a call!