Appliance Mechanics keeps your major appliances working in Snohomish County.
If your oven, range, or stovetop starts working incorrectly, you’ll need to call Appliance Mechanics right away. Appliance Mechanics covers Snohomish and Skagit Counties for expert repair services on ovens, stoves, and all other major household appliances. Before you have to call, learn to maintain your ovens and stoves with some helpful tips below.
If you are unsure who to call, it could take days or weeks to get your appliance working again. You might miss work hours, lose money, or endure unnecessary stress. Who do you trust to fix your appliances easily and affordably? The answer is simple.
Don’t Panic! Call Appliance Mechanics!
Appliance Mechanics has over 45 years of combined experience in appliance repair. Our services include fair prices, sincerity, and reliability.
Do you know what would be even better than having to call us? If you took a few minutes and did some light maintenance and cleaning on your stove’s components and parts. You only have to do it every so often, or after spills occur inside the oven. Inside spills cause the most damage to ovens and stovetops. Just one forgotten greasy spill can be the culprit for future oven and stovetop dilemmas.
Before starting a brand new meal or starting your baking masterpiece, check out our tips for maintaining your oven and stovetop. You’ll keep your major appliances working a whole lot longer.
Tips for maintaining your oven and stovetop (cooktops)
People aren’t always eager to take care of their stoves and ovens. After a long cooking marathon, it would be nice if someone else cleaned up the mess. If immediate clean-up time isn’t available, sometimes we humans let things go. Problems arise when food has burnt on a surface or spilled over. You may not want to clean it while it’s hot, so you let it cool, and then you might forget about it. Food that hangs around for a while carries microorganisms that can cause bacterial growth. For a more hygienic environment, clean it as soon as it cools.
General Cleaning Directions for Stovetops
- Be sure to clean after a spill due to bacterial growth and the possibility of old food catching on fire.
- Wipe down the stovetop after each use, especially spills. There are a few great methods that clean grease, residue, or baked-on foods. All stovetops are different but cleaning them is generally the same. If you have a glass stovetop, cleaning solutions are sold specifically for them. You can use a microfiber cloth to avoid scratches. Always wait for the stove to cool down.
- Never use scrubbing pads on glass surfaces. They will scratch.
- For black glass tops, use a vinegar mixture. It is by far the most effective cleaner, and it is safest for yourself and the environment.
- For splattered food that sticks to the glass surfaces, use baking soda. Pour the baking soda over the stuck mess and then cover with a hot, wet towel. Let it sit for a while. It will loosen up and be easy to remove later.
- After you remove all of the residue, spray vinegar and wipe. Shine it with a clean cloth.
- How often should you use the self-cleaning oven feature? Once to three times a month or as soon as there is a spill.
- Do not wipe the heating coils or any connected electrical components.
Self-Cleaning ovens are a gift from the oven cleaning gods. If you follow the manufacturer’s instructions, your oven will thank you for it later by performing at its peak. You can find all the manufacturer’s instructions online for ovens and other kitchen appliances. Kitchen Appliance Manuals.
- Remove wire racks from the oven. Do not spray oven cleaner inside of the oven.
- Rinse racks in the sink. You may use any oven cleaner on the racks. Keep the racks in the oven during the cleaning cycle. You can use vegetable oil to clean the racks off, providing a shine. Once you begin the cleaning cycle, the oven becomes extremely hot and will turn any baked food, oil, or leftover drippings to ash. Each cleaning cycle can last up to three hours. You might want to air out your house by opening windows.
- Once the cycle is complete, let it cool down for a few hours. Be sure to wipe down the residue as much as possible with a sponge or damp cloth. The doors and seals will need extra attention because the self-cleaning feature doesn’t clean them. Use a gentle cloth and hydrogen peroxide.
The self-cleaning cycle will be easier next time if you regularly wipe down the door inside and out. Cleaning your oven can eliminate many problems that lead to serious issues.
Even when you clean your oven and take care of it, problems still happen. Don’t ignore something that seems small. It could get bigger, be dangerous and cost more if you have to replace an entire oven. If your oven and stovetop are showing signs that something is wrong. Please call us: (425) 212-9076
We much rather save you money by fixing your oven instead of buying a new one.
Several things go wrong with ovens. Our technicians can diagnose any situation and are familiar with the shortcomings of ovens and stovetops. Call us if you are experiencing problems such as:
- You can smell oil
- The oven is sparking
- Not heating
- Heat fluctuations
- Broken knobs, Knobs stuck or not working properly
- Electrical issues
- The door is stuck or won’t open
- Burners not heating or overheating
We don’t stop at fixing ovens, stovetops, and kitchen appliances. We repair all major household appliances. See our service page for more information.