Appliance Maintenance Tips

Written by Posted On Friday, 05 April 2019 11:00

Proper maintenance of the appliances we use in our day-to-day life can extend their lifespan along with increase their efficiency drastically. Some of the appliance maintenance tips provided in this write-up can be helpful for you in your routine to make sure that your appliances continue working for a long time.

Appliance Maintenance Tips - A Homeowner's Guide

Tips to Maintain Your Fridge and Freezer

  • The efficiency of your fridge can be improved by repositioning it as it will improve the flow of air behind it.

  • Your fridge can run more efficiently by vacuuming its condenser coil and wipe cleaning its door gasket.

  • Clean your fridge more easily if you use plastic containers to organize your foods and line its shelves with a plastic sheet.

  • Ice buildups in the freezer can be prevented by wipe cleaning it after spraying a thin layer of cooking spray.

  • Re-magnetize the magnets of your fridge door to improve its efficiency.   

  • Get odorless and fresh ice by emptying its ice bins frequently.

  • Improve the efficiency of your freezer by keeping it full of cold things like a jug of water or a cup of milk if you do not much food to preserve.

Tips to Maintain Oven and Microwave

  • Put a cup of white vinegar in the microwave and run it for a few minutes to loosen the stains of grime inside it so that you can wipe clean it easily.

  • Clean up the messy oven by baking a mixture of vinegar, baking soda and water in an oven-safe bowl for at least 45 minutes and wipe, cleaning its loosened grime.

  • Clean the dirty vent hood of your oven by soaking it in hot soapy water and wiping it thoroughly. Prevent dust build ups in future by rubbing some mineral oil on it.

Tips to Maintain Miscellaneous Kitchen Appliances

  • Remove mineral buildup in your coffee machine by running a mixture of water and white vinegar in equal quantities through it.

  • Use WD-40 to maintain the shine of stainless steel parts of kitchen appliances.

  • Run lemon rind and ice on the blades of garbage disposal to freshen the appliance as well as sharpening its blades.

  • Wipe clean your dishwasher after running it for a few minutes with a cup of white vinegar on its top shelf.  

Tips to Maintain Heating and Cooling Appliances

  • The efficiency of your water heater can be improved by reducing the mineral build ups by draining it out at least once a year.

  • Maintain the temperature of your water heater by insulating it with a cover.

  • Wash your //">air conditioner with the help of a hose.

  • Increase the efficiency of your AC by changing its clogged filter once a year.

Tips to Maintain Dryer and Washing Appliances  

  • Clean the lint trap and its accordion hose of the dryer after every load to avoid hazards caused by their clogging.

  • The growth of mold in your front loading washing machine can be avoided by wiping down its door seals and the interior.

Tips to Maintain a Pool

  • Collect fine debris in the filter skimmer basket of the pool wrapped in a piece of hosiery.  

  • The oil on pool surface can be collected by floating a tennis ball on it.

  • Regular clothing should not be allowed while swimming as their dyes and fiber can be harmful to pool water.

  • Use lemongrass to repel insects from the pool.


The appliance maintenance tips provided in this write-up can make your life more comfortable and easy. Since these tips will ensure that your appliances are holding up in terms of efficiency and quality, you’ll be able to feel rest assured that everything is working seamlessly in your home.

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Dalia Rotrammel

Cleaning business for over 20 years. Property Management. Mother of 2, grandmother of 1 beautiful girl. Foster parent.

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