You should closely follow the manufacturers’ instructions to maintain your appliances. However, cleaning inside appliances in the wintertime is a great way to maintain your home when it’s still too cold to venture outside.

CLEAN COOKTOP + OVEN FILTERS

Cleaning your oven filters and range should be completed often to remove grease build-up that could be flammable. To clean your oven’s filters and range, boil the filters in water, baking soda, and vinegar solution to rid them of flammable grease. Take your range apart and get fire-causing drips and spills out of the hard to reach places.


CLEAN OVEN

Clean the inside of your oven using heat-free methods. Never use the self-cleaning feature on your oven. Putting a paste of baking soda and washing it off with vinegar can remove most stubborn baked-on food. Use this heat-free way to clean dried-on food and grease that could cause a fire. This can extend your oven’s lifespan.


CLEAN WASHER + DRYER (VACUUM LINT FROM DRYER)

One of the most flammable appliances in your home is probably one you’d least expect: your dryer. A build-up of lint can ignite easily and cause major damage to your dryer and home. Vacuum out your dryer vent to get rid of extra dust and keep your dryer safe.


CLEAN YOUR DISHWASHER

Dishwashers are hardly the appliance you’d think you have to clean and maintain… because don’t they get cleaned when they’re washing your dishes? Not quite! You can drastically improve your dishwasher’s lifespan and cleaning power by cleaning out the filter in your dishwasher and the sprayer arms. This will keep your dishwasher cleaning your dishes the best it can and reduce food build up in the filter.