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How to Fix Appliance Scratches

appliance touchup paint

Appliance touchup paint

Cover up scratches, gouges and marks on your appliance with perfectly matching, blending appliance touch up paint. Appliance touch up paint comes in a variety of colors to match your appliance’s finishes. Colors include black, white, almond, bisque and more.

If you have a stainless steel appliance, use Scratch-B-Gone to remove it. Scratch-B-Gone can remove scuffs, fine scratches, light scratches and deep scratches and gouges chemical stains, heat scorching and rust from stainless steel appliances, sinks and grills. It works great to remove spot scratches and marks – no need to redo the entire surface.

Use your appliance’s model number to find the correct color for your appliance or give us a call for help at 800-285-5833. Where you will find your appliance’s model number.

 

Add Appliances to Your Spring Cleaning

Vacuum Crevice Wand Attachment

Vacuum Crevice Wand Attachment

Be sure to add cleaning out your clothes dryer to your spring cleaning check list. Experts advise you do this twice a year to get rid of dangerous lint build-up which can be a fire hazard and also cause your dryer to perform poorly.

Make the job easier by using a crevice cleaning vacuum attachment that can help you reach inside your dryer, and underneath the drum. You can also Continue reading

How to Thaw a Turkey

How to Thaw a Turkey - Defrosted turkey in panThanksgiving is almost upon us and many people will be buying a frozen turkey to cook and serve on Thanksgiving Day. If you plan on buying a frozen turkey, you’ll need to defrost it in the refrigerator and allow 24 hours for every four to five pounds.

Be sure to place the unwrapped turkey in a pan (breast side up) to contain any dripping from the defrost process. Place the pan on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator which is the coldest place in your fridge where all meats should be stored.

You can even see if your refrigerator veggie or crisper drawer can Continue reading

How long do appliances last?

How many years can you expect to get out of that washer, dryer or refrigerator? The average life expectancy for a dishwasher and microwave oven is about 9 years, while you might get 18 years out of a gas range. Of course, the amount it is used can also factor into life expectancy, but knowing the average lifespan of an appliance might help when determining if you should repair or replace your appliance.

Here’s a chart using information from the National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Home Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components.

how long do appliances last?

According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) many consumers replace their appliances long before they wear out due to styling, technology and consumer preference.

Should I Buy All Stainless Steel Appliances?

Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel AppliancesIs stainless steel still the best finish option when it comes to buying new appliances? It all depends on taste and how long you plan on staying in your home.

Frederickrealestateonline.com writes, “…studies are still showing that stainless steel has the most popularity. Stainless appliances will be a safe choice for at least another 5 or 10 years. If you want to play it safe, choose stainless.”

Meaning, that if you plan to do a kitchen remodel and are Continue reading

How to fix a slow-filling washer

Washing Machine water inlet valve, used on some front load washers.

Washing Machine water inlet valve, used on some front load washers.

A slow filling washer can be caused by a clogged screen either on the end of your washer fill hose or on the water-inlet valve, a part inside your washer.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.  

Turn off the water and disconnect the fill hoses from the back of the washer where the washer hoses connected. You can try cleaning the fill valve screens on the hoses (if they have them) before hooking them up and seeing if this improves how much and fast water fills the washing machine.

If this does not solve the problem, then Continue reading

Deciding whether to fix or ditch your broken appliance

WhentoRepairorreplaceyourapplianceMaybe your oven is not heating up as quickly as it used to, or your dishwasher stopped working. How do you know when to repair or replace your appliance? Here are some factors that will help you decide.

Research your repair

Before calling the repairman, use the internet to try to figure out what could be wrong with your appliance. It might be a small fix, or even just a matter of cleaning your appliance, or a part on your appliance — something you can do yourself. Also consult your appliance’s owner’s manual for things like fault code displays and solutions to common problems. If you no longer have your owner’s manual, use your appliance’s model number to find a digital copy online.

Some repair jobs are very simple, Continue reading

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