Oven Repair and Maintenance Tips
Having a working oven is very important. Not only does the oven make it possible for you to prepare great meals at a more affordable price than you would pay if you went out to eat, but you’ll also find that cooking for yourself encourages you to make healthier food choices.
There are a few things you can do to make sure you’re oven stays in perfect working order.
Keep It Clean
Not only do you want to clean up any spills each time you use your oven, at least once a month you want to give it a thorough cleaning. Doing this on a regular basis decreases the odds of something getting plugged up or burned out. While cleaning the interior of your oven, be careful you don’t accidently break any parts.
Turn the Power Off
It doesn’t matter if you have an electric or gas powered stove, before you start to do any repair work, you must shut the power off. You also need to make sure the gas has been completely shut off to your appliance if you even suspect there’s a gas leak. It’s not enough to shut the oven itself off.
When Parts Break, Stick to Manufacture Approved Replacements
Too often, people try to lower the cost of oven repair by using cheap, generic parts. This is a mistake. They are usually poor quality and will break shortly after you have completed the repair. Another problem is that the parts don’t always fit properly which can lead to all sorts of problems.
Frequently Check the Internal Temperature
Every couple of weeks you should take an oven thermometer and tuck it inside your oven while you’re cooking. Use the thermometer to make sure your oven is properly calibrated.
Don’t Get Forceful with the Door
A great deal of damage gets done to ovens every single day by people who forced the oven door to open or close. More often than not, this does so much damage to the door that it needs to be replaced. If your oven door won’t open or shut, you need to turn the oven off and inspect the problem. You should also refrain from setting any heavy dishes on the oven door, even for a minute.
If you decide that you’re going to handle your own oven repair project, you need to make sure you have the appropriate tools. Before you start the repair project, make sure you have these tools assembled and ready to go.
- Plastic scraper
- Nut driver
- Crimp-on terminals
- Safety goggles
- Rubber gloves
- Oven thermometer
You need to know what you can and can’t handle on your own. If you don’t think you’re up to handling the oven repairs on your own, you need to contact us. As soon as you do that, we will send one of our oven repair professionals to you and rectify the problem. There’s nothing we can’t fix. We have professionals on our staff who are capable of repairing a variety of brands and models.
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