Keep the lint filter clean, and check the venting at least
once a year as this will help dry loads faster and a lint
buildup can be a major fire hazard.
Use less soap and do smaller loads, more often. This will
result in cleaner clothes and it is easier on the motor and
Use "Glisten" (dishwasher cleaner) every 6 months and
run hot water prior to starting. Use less soap, and a rinse
agent to ensure cleaner glasses.
On Electric Ranges-
Do NOT use foil to cover drip pans, it blocks venting and
may cause damage to the electrical connections, creating a
safety hazard. Clean the pans regularly by placing them in
On Gas Ranges-
Clean burner holes every few months, as food particles and
dust will obstruct the gas flow.
Do NOT use metal trimmed dishes, or allow silverware to be
used when heating, as it will reflect the microwaves and may
cause sparking, and a fire hazard.
On Trash Compactors-
Do NOT stand bottles upright, as it will jam the ram, put
bottles in the recycle bin.
On Garbage Disposals-
Run a cup or two of ice down it every three months, this clears
food particles, and ½ a lemon or orange will help keep it
On Vent Hoods-
Keep the grease filter clean, if it is not too plugged with
grease you may wash it by running it in your dishwasher. If
too plugged replace it with a new one from your local appliance
Keep them full, and empty refrigerator wastes energy, if you
have empty space, put in bottled water or bags of ice, this
will "keep the cold" when the refrigerator cycles off.
On buying New or Used
available, buy the extended warranty, and keep it in force,
as the costs of computerized parts and the knowledgeable repairmen
that are needed to install them, are not free, and it presents
a great value to you in the event that a repair is needed.