Friday, October 20, 2017

Even cooking

When using your oven, ensure that the pans and trays don't touch each other. You want the air and heat to be able to circulate all the way around them unobstructed. By not doing this it prevents your oven from doing it's job properly.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Crumb Tray

Toasters are an appliance that may not be used a whole lot. You might even keep it in your pantry when you're not using it. Because of this, you might not think to clean it very often. Cleaning your toaster is important, and ensures that it doesn't burn anything or catch anything on fire.

The first thing you want to do is unplug your toaster. The last thing you want to do is have it accidentally turn on!

After that, you should see a tab of some sort. This tab rather opens up the bottom of your toaster or slides it out. This is called the crumb tray. Throw all the crumbs away and wipe it down if necessary!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Calibrate Your Oven

A properly calibrated oven is important for baking your food perfectly. An oven that isn't calibrated can over or undercook your food and cost you money and the loss of a great meal.

The first step is to get an oven thermometer. This one on amazon is just over $5. You will use this to determine how accurate your oven's internal thermometer is.

Place the thermometer you bought from amazon in the center of the oven, and turn your oven onto 350 degrees. Give your oven plenty of time to pre-heat. Once it is pre-heated, check to see what the thermometer says inside. After that, move the thermometer around the oven and see if there are pockets that are hotter or colder. If it's accurate, it might just be you burning those cookies!

If your oven's temperature is off, give us a call! We'll fix it right up for you. Contact us at 208-385-9074, or come see us at 530 N Orchard St, Boise, ID 83706!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

How to clean your washing machine

  1. Run an empty cycle and put a little bit of bleach in the water.
  2. Run another cycle with 2 cups of white vinegar and 1/4 cup of making soda.
  3. Remove the soap dispenser and thoroughly wash it with soap and water.
  4. Use water to wash the rubber seal on the door.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Clean your kids' toys quick!

Let's face it: kids are sticky. Their favorite thing to grab with their sticky hands are, of course, their toys. Cleaning them is a pain though, because you have to wipe all of them down, and getting in every nook and cranny is a pain. However, there is a much easier and faster way of doing it!

As long as the toys are durable, you can put them in the dishwasher! Simply put them in a cycle and take them out all squeaky clean!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Trash Compactor Maintenance

The trash compactor is a handy home appliance, but its uncommon enough to where people might not know how to care for it properly. Here are 3 basic tips to ensure your trash compactor keeps working in tip top shape!

1. Keep it clean

Once a month open it up and scrub anypart that comes in contact with garbage down with disinfectant and/or degreaser. This prevents build up and odors.

2. Deodorize

Once its all clean, its time to go on the offensive. Spray some deodorizer in to not only elimate any lingering unpleasent scents, but prevent future ones as well.

3. Air Filter

If your trash compactor comes with an air filter, remember to change that at least twice a year. This can prevent smells from building up even further

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Garbage Disposal Maintenance

You almost never think about your garbage disposal. You wash bit of food off the dish you were washing and down into the drain to be grinded up. After that, you don't worry about your garbage disposal again until its time to start over. However, failing to do the proper maintenance can be a costly and smelly mistake. Here are the top maintenance habits you should have for your garbage disposal:

Run your garbage disposal often, even f you're not disposing of anything. This prevents rust and buildup.

Clean the blades
Pour some dish soup and let it run for a minute.

Back to the grind
food materials such as chicken and fish bones, egg shells, and fruit pits are not only ok but good for the garbage disposal. They scrape and clean material off of the blades and the walls.

Not the whole enchilada
Big items should be cut into smaller bits so they don't overwhelm the disposal.