Protect Household Appliances

Tips to Protect and Maintain Household Appliances

Kitchen Appliances can be Cleaned with Affordable, Everyday Household Products


In addition to finding a great drink for astronauts, Tang inadvertently cooked up a secret weapon for cleaning your dishwasher with its cheap orange drink powder. Run a hot-water cycle on empty using Tang instead of dish soap; the powder’s acidity gives the cleaning process a significant boost. Watch a video epxlaining how to do this here.

Baking Soda

Baking soda acts as a great deodorizer for appliances – leave a dusting on the bottom of the dishwasher overnight to be cleaned out in the next cycle; keep an open box in the refrigerator; and give your microwave an end-of-the-week rubdown with a damp cloth and baking soda.

Ammonia, Soap and Water

If you really need to scrub at grease on your range appliances, you can use a mixture of hot, soapy water with a bit of ammonia.


Keep grease from building up inside of your oven by wiping it down with equal parts white vinegar and water. Vinegar can also be used as a safe, eco-friendly, non-toxic way of wiping down counters and cabinets.

Read the Appliance Owner’s Manual for the Best Practices to Avoid Wear and Tear

Homeowners and renters alike often install a new kitchen appliance and quickly stuff the owner’s manual in a junk drawer or the back of the pantry never to be seen again. As appliance technology has evolved it has become increasingly important to take a moment to review and read the manual to make sure you fully understand the best way to care for and maintain your new dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, or smaller cooking appliance. Every brand and style is unique and may require additional maintenance considerations to keep your new appliance in tip top shape regardless of how often you use it.

Choose a Coverage Plan that Protects your Household Appliances

Even with all of your cleaning and maintenance efforts, you may one day find your with dishwasher a death rattle or your freezer has frozen its last popsicle. This is where a home warranty plan comes in – to protect your kitchen and cooking appliances against natural wear and tear so that you can call for major repairs or for a full replacement at no additional cost. See what kitchen and other household appliances you can insure with 365 Home Warranty plans by visiting our coverages page.

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