How They Really Work: Gas vs. Electric Stovetop and Oven

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Some of the best memories arise around the stove in your kitchen. When it comes to choosing the right range for your home, it is important to know how the unit functions to get the best possible use. Although gas ranges can save you money in the long run, you might find that electric ranges are more efficient. In our next blog, we will provide you with the information you need to choose the right range for your home. First, let’s check out some of the major components of a gas and electric range and how they work:

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Dirty Stove-top? Worry No Longer

Electric stove tops can easily get dirty and grimy from everyday cooking. Sometimes the dirt and grime builds up and it can be extremely hard to clean.  Affresh Cooktop Cleaner is a non-abrasive cleaner that works to make hard to clean messes without making you scrub really hard. Watch how easy Affresh makes cooktop cleaning for this DIYer.

How To Replace An Oven Igniter

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                When it’s time to replace your old oven igniter, it’s important that you disconnect your range from its power source and turn off your gas shut off valve before you get started. Once you are ready to begin your repair, follow our easy how to guide below for best results:

  1. Remove the access panel on the back of your range, there should be four screws holding it up, unscrew them with a small screw driver.
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Why is my new oven smoking and producing a smell?

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Did you recently purchase a new oven only to find out it smokes and smells the first time you turn it on? What’s going on? Well, you can relax, this is normal.

It turns out the smell or smoke might be coming from the residue of oils added to the oven cavity during the manufacturing process, or from the insulation of your new oven.

To get rid of this smell, you can try running a self-cleaning cycle. Be sure to open a window, or use your range vent hood to help ventilate the room.

Also, if you have a pet bird, put it in a well-ventilated room far from your kitchen,  or remove it from your home during the self-cleaning process.  Birds can be extremely sensitive to the fumes produced by an oven’s self-cleaning cycle. Be sure to allow your home to air out before bringing your bird back inside.