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Taking care of your home appliances

Home appliances have made life so much easier that many people cannot do without them. No one can deny the comfort and convenience these appliances provide us. A day without these helping devices can be quite annoying and frustrating. But one thing we must understand is that these manmade machines can break down or refuse to function properly if not taken care of accordingly.

Just a few minutes of daily simple maintenance of these household appliances will not only give them a longer operating life but also reduce the amount  of money we spend on their service and repair.


These appliances, also known as white goods, comprise major household appliances and may include: air conditioners, dishwashers, washing machines, deep freezers, refrigerators, kitchen stoves, water heaters, microwave ovens, electric kettles, gas cookers, water dispensers, pressing irons and others.

Good care and correct use of these appliance provides them a longer running life. Here are few care and maintenance tips as suggested by “Mr Right” an online home improvement aggregator.


1. Refrigerator:

– Never overload your refrigerator with food items. Overloading makes the compressor to work more to keep food and beverages cold and fresh. Also understand which food to store and where in the refrigerator.

2. Washing Machine:

– Most useful tip for taking care of washing machine is to wash smaller loads. Large loads can lead to early death of your washing machine. Also do not wash your huge carpets and rubber mats in the washing machine.

– Wipe and clean the inside drum of the washer with damp cloth at least once a week. It would remove any kind of soapy residue, dirt, left threads from clothes etc.

– Once you are finished washing and drying clothes, keep the door open to let the moisture and dampness evaporate.


– Never put any metal utensil or container, not even an object with metal rim, inside the microwave. Always remember to remove the aluminum foil from the food item before putting it inside the microwave to avoid any fire hazard.

– Never heat any flammable food and beverage inside the microwave to avoid fire or explosion.

– Do not heat any sealed food container or packed food or beverage item. Always remove the seal first and then heat items to avoid explosion.

– When the microwave is in use, do not cover the top.

– Clean the food spills and stains inside the microwave after every use to avoid any rotten smell.