COIT, a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services headquartered in San Francisco, is advising homeowners to clean their kitchen appliances before the busy holiday cooking season. According to the company, a clean kitchen not only looks better, it performs more efficiently and operates more safely.
SAN FRANCISCO - Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - "There is no doubt that keeping appliances clean promotes a shinier, more pleasing appearance in the kitchen," Bob Kearn, President and CEO of COIT, said. "However, there are other important reasons for cleaning kitchen appliances. Clean appliances perform more efficiently, produce better-tasting food and beverages, and operate more safely because dirt, oil, and dust are prevented from building up on or underneath kitchen surfaces."
COIT advises homeowners to keep appliance user manuals after purchasing either small or large appliances. Most manuals include specific cleaning instructions dependent on the materials used to manufacture the appliance as well as specialized features or components. Adding manuals to a three-ring binder stored on a kitchen shelf is a good way to keep them organized and available.
The refrigerator is one of the most important appliances to clean on a regular basis. Not only is the exterior a main feature of the kitchen, but stored foods will taste best and odors will be eliminated when a refrigerator is clean. The appliance will also operate more efficiently, potentially lowering utility bills. Keeping a refrigerator clean involves inspecting and cleaning the condenser coils, drain hole, drip pan, and gaskets on a regular basis, and changing the water filter if the appliance has an icemaker or water dispenser. Manufacturers instructions should make these tasks easy, and there are numerous eco-friendly cleaning solutions that can handle the refrigerator exterior and interior walls and shelves.
Because manufacturers produce a wide variety of kitchen stovetops, ranges, and ovens, it is especially important that homeowners clean cooking appliances in accordance with manufacturer instructions. Some ovens include self-cleaning functions to make the process easier, while cooktops are manufactured with varied materials ranging from stainless steel to ceramic or glass. Two basic tips: clean cooking appliances after every use to avoid the buildup of dirt and oils; and because commercial oven cleaners are highly toxic, try cleaning your oven by spraying it with water and then adding a quarter-inch layer of baking soda (mist again to dampen). Let the oven sit for a few hours, and then wipe the dirt away.
To clean the inside of a microwave oven, remove the glass tray and wash it by hand or in the dishwasher regularly. Wipe the interior of the oven with a mild all-purpose cleaner, or use an eco-friendly solution such as distilled white vinegar. Vinegar also works well on the interior of your dishwasher or coffeemaker. For the coffeemaker, run a mixed solution of equal parts water and vinegar through the appliance, stopping partway through to let it sit for an hour. After cleaning, run regular water through the appliance before preparing your next beverages.
When it comes to wood floor cleaning or tile and grout cleaning for floors or countertops, a professional cleaning company can do a thorough job quickly and efficiently.
For information on COIT's home cleaning services or the company's commercial cleaning and disaster restoration services, call (800) – FOR-COIT or visit our website.
With more than 60 years of industry experience in the U.S., Canada and Thailand, COIT is a leading supplier of carpet, upholstery and drapery cleaning services. The company also provides tile & grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, and 24-hour emergency restoration services. COIT's impeccable reputation offers customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing every job will be done right the first time. For information about franchise opportunities, call Pat Saign at (800) 243-8797 X108.
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