Category Archives: Oven, Stove and Range Repair and Parts

Get the Cleanest Oven Door Window Glass

Get the Cleanest Oven Door Window GlassPeople are trying and being amazed at this viral cleaning hack – using a dishwasher tablet to clean a dirty oven door’s window glass.

The hack works like this: purchase a dishwasher detergent tablet like Finish, one that has a powdery consistency and not a gel pack, and cut the tablet in half. Wear rubber gloves to avoid getting detergent, grease and dirt on your hands. Dip the tablet in water and rub it all over the dirty, greasy glass of the oven. The tablet will quickly crumble, but continue rubbing it over the window. Use a little more water as needed. Use a paper towel or damp sponge to remove the detergent residue and any grease from the window. Keep cleaning until the glass becomes clear.

Please note, do not try this on a warm or hot oven. wait for the oven to cool down completely before cleaning.

Those who have tried this hack have been shocked at how well this hack removed grease and baked on grime from their oven glass. Check out these stories to see before and after photos.

“I tried a viral cleaning hack on our dirty oven door”

Mum reveals how rubbing a dishwasher tablet over your filthy oven door can leave it grime-free in minutes

One thing worth noting – all these links are from oven owners overseas (U.K. or Australia) where dishwasher detergents might be different. In 2010, phosphates were removed from most commercial dishwasher detergent in the USA, which may (or may not) impact the results of people trying this cleaning hack in the U.S.

Dishwasher tablets are also good for cleaning off burned-on food in pots and pans. Simply drop a tablet into the scorched pot filled with water and let it sit overnight. The pot should wipe clean in the morning.

Have you tried this hack? How were your results?

If your oven glass is cracked or needs to be replaced, get a new oven door glass pane at http://www.EveryAppliancePart.com.

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How to Remove a Broken Appliance Light Bulb Stuck in a Socket

How to Remove a Broken Appliance Light Bulb Stuck in a SocketRemove a broken appliance bulb from the socket even when the glass breaks by using this simple method.

First, cut power to the appliance to avoid the risk of electric shock by turning power off at the breaker.

Be sure to wear gloves when trying to remove a broken bulb. If the broken bulb is in the refrigerator, clear out a space and place paper or a small box down to catch any shards. The same goes for the oven, make the job easier by removing the racks and laying down paper or a box to catch any small shards.

Remove the bulb using a pier of pliers. Insert the pliers into the bulb and grab by the filament and twist counter clockwise.

If the filament breaks, then insert the end of the pliers into the broken base of the light bulb and open the ends wide till each tip is touching an opposite side of the base. Turn counter clockwise to remove the broken light bulb base.

Find a replacement refrigerator light bulb or oven light bulb at http://www.EveryAppliancePart.com.

Making Kitchen Appliances Senior-Friendly For Aging in Place

Making Kitchen Appliances Senior-Friendly For Aging in PlaceMaking your kitchen senior-friendly does not always require a costly kitchen remodel, or even buying new appliances, it can simply mean repositioning or adding accessories to appliances already there.  Here are some tips from https://www.seniorhomes.com, shared by Accessible Construction, Inc.  that we thought were especially helpful.

Microwaves

  • Choose a counter-top microwave, versus one over-the-range for easier handling of food.
  • Clear counter space right next to the microwave so hot food can be easily moved from the microwave to the counter.

Stoves and Ranges

Add an automatic shut-off device or stove monitoring device to the range or stove. This device can prevent accidental fires by turning off the stove burner or oven when it senses that it’s been left unattended. Most of these devices are made for electric ranges only. Some of these devices can be as easy to install as adding a sensor to the front of the stove.

Refrigerators

The article suggests choosing a side-by-side refrigerator model to make it easier for someone in a wheelchair to access both the fresh food compartment and freezer.

Appliance Shopping

If you are planning on purchasing more senior-friendly appliances, the article suggests choosing a range with a hot indicator light to warn against touching a hot burner.

Induction ranges are another appropriate choice for the elderly as they use electromagnetism to generate heat, instead of an open flame or coil. Induction also does not heat the surrounding cooking area, making it a safer choice.

If purchasing a new microwave, stay away from over-the-range models to avoid lifting as an older person might not have the upper body strength or mobility to raise and lower items.

Choose a refrigerator with good inside lighting and storage on the door which makes it easier to find items. Lighted in-door water and ice dispensers are also helpful. Again, a side-side refrigerator with a long and easy-to-grasp handle is a good choice.

Get more advice from SeniorHomes.com about choosing senior-friendly kitchen appliances.

Which Oven Rack Position Should I Use?

Which Oven Rack Position Should I Use? It can be confusing to know where to position your oven rack when cooking or baking, especially if the recipe does not mention or suggest it. Here are some guidelines that might help.

Top Oven Rack

Use this rack placement when broiling or anything you want to brown on top, like casseroles or fruit crisps.

Middle Oven Rack

Ideal for most types of foods, this position allows for proper air circulation and even cooking due to consistent heat. This is also the best position for baking cookies. If you need to cook two sheets of cookies at once, use the top and middle racks and swap the sheet positions midway through baking. Add an additional two minutes to the cooking time.

Lower Oven Rack

Use this position for roasted vegetables, pizzas and breads that need a crisp bottom from intense heat.

You can also move items to different racks during the cooking or baking process. You can choose the middle rack for even and consistent cooking and move it to the top rack for only broiling or browning.

Do you need a new oven rack or other oven part? Purchase oven and range parts at www.EveryAppliancePart.com. If you are not sure how to find your part, call us at 800-285-5833 for help.

Fixing a Sagging Oven Drawer – Replacing an Oven Drawer Glide

Oven Drawer GlideAn oven drawer that sags or leans to one side may be due to a broken drawer glide or support. The drawer glide supports the oven drawer and allows it to slide easily in and out of the oven cabinet. Like any other part, it can break. To replace it, follow these steps.

  1. Purchase a new replacement oven drawer glide.
  2. Remove the oven drawer from the range cabinet.
  3. Using a flat head screwdriver or plies, push up on the tab of the drawer glide to release it.
  4. Take the new replacement drawer glide and insert it into the hole in the drawer. Gently push the glide into position until it clicks into place.
  5. Replace the drawer into the oven cabinet.

Reasons Why Your Oven is Smoking

Reasons Why Your Oven is SmokingAn oven that produces smoke when baking or broiling food might be due for a good cleaning or it may also indicate defective part or the need for a repair.

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.

New Oven

If you have a new oven, it’s recommended that a “burn in” is performed before using it to bake or cook food. The smoke produced from the new oven burn in process can be caused by the protective coating used on new oven, or can even be caused by the insulation surrounding the oven. Once the burn in is completed, your oven should be smoke-free.

For more information about “New Oven Burn In”, see our blog post on the topic.

Dirty Oven

Left over food bits and grease can cause Continue reading

10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong With Your Range

10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong With Your Range and Oven

  1. Soaking Your Burners and Knob Area When Cleaning

Try to avoid soaking your range with water when cleaning it. Water and liquid from cleaning products can cause the stove top spark electrode ignitor to continuously click or spark.

Liquid and water can get into stove burner knob openings when cleaning, especially when the knobs are removed causing burner problems.

  1. Cooking Directly On the Oven’s Heating Element

Don’t cook directly on the oven’s heating element. It can damage the oven’s heating element and it can also lead to a fire.

  1. Lining Drip Pans with Foil

It might seem like a great easy-to-clean idea, but lining your drip pans with foil can overheat the burner coil and increase the possibility of an electric shock.

Instead, regularly clean the drip pans or replace them.

  1. Lining the Bottom of the Oven with Foil

Aluminum foil can block airflow and interfere with the oven’s heating element. Instead, place a baking sheet underneath anything that can spill or bubble over. Continue reading

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