Your home is probably full of appliances that you need for daily use, and they most likely require a great deal of energy to run. Excessive energy use is not good for the environment, and it also jacks up that dreaded electricity bill. Some of this energy cost is of course unavoidable, but there are simple changes you can make to decrease it. Continue reading to learn some basic tips to reduce your energy costs! Continue reading →
Most people use their stoves and/or ovens at least once a day. Because they face so much use, it is important to maintain them properly. A lot of issues that arise with your gas range that seem bad can actually be fixed fairly easily on your own. Keep reading to see some common problems and their respective solutions! Continue reading →
Ovens and cook-tops have become a necessary part of the home. They tend to last a long time, even when used daily, but they can be very expensive to replace when the time comes. So before you replace your electric range, check these common symptoms and solutions to see if you can get more time out of it! Continue reading →
Overtime, grease can build up on the stove, especially during the holiday seasons that just passed. Grease can be difficult to get off and sometimes is left because of how hard it really is. Below is how to clean the grease off the stove without breaking your back.
An oven drawer glide supports the drawer and allows it to slide easily in and out of the oven cabinet. Over time or from use, this part can break, leading to a crooked or uneven oven drawer that no longer slides in and out. Fortunately, this is a very easy repair to do and all you will need tool-wise is a flat head screwdriver and a new drawer slide part for your oven.
Open and remove the oven drawer from the range cabinet. You may need to lift up on the drawer while pulling on it in order to remove it.
If your oven door won’t open when you pull on the door’s handle, it could be due to an error code, power loss, or an issue with a part. Here’s how to troubleshoot this problem and get your oven door to open again.
First, if you are running a self-cleaning cycle, then the oven door should remain locked until the cycle is complete and the oven has cooled down.
Why the Oven Door Locks During the Self-Cleaning Cycle
If a self-cleaning cycle is in progress, then the oven door will lock for safety reasons. Temperatures inside the oven during a self-cleaning cycle can reach 900 degrees Fahrenheit. During the cycle, the oven door will remain locked until the cycle is complete and the oven has cooled down slightly. If you are running such a cycle, it’s best to Continue reading →
A gas oven that does not heat up is usually caused by a weakened or defective glow bar ignitor or a defective spark electrode. Both these parts work with the gas safety valve to ignites the gas that heats an oven. However, other parts could be the cause behind an oven that does not heat. Here’s how to troubleshoot. Continue reading →
Ranges can be used for baking, broiling, and much more. So, it’s important to maintain it and do whatever we can to extend its lifespan. By following these tips, you are doing yourself and your range a favor.
If you own a gas oven, you will notice that when you start the oven a strange odor will come from it. This odor is a combination of gas at the burner and the smell will disappear when the oven heats up. However, unburned gas has a distinct odor as well. You will be able to tell the difference from this odor to the gas when you turn on your oven. If it smells like rotten eggs then here is what you should do. Continue reading →