With the holidays approaching, many people are busy cleaning their homes, shopping and getting ready to welcome family and friends over for dinners, parties and get-togethers. To ensure food is always hot and ready for all your special occasions, it’s important to keep on top of oven maintenance.
One of the best oven maintenance tips is to keep the appliance clean. A combination of vinegar, baking soda and water is an effective homemade cleaner — just remember to unplug the oven before cleaning. You can also use the oven’s self-cleaning feature to reduce the time it takes to deep-clean.
Careful with Knobs
Surprisingly, cleaning oven knobs is a common cause of oven service calls. After removing knobs, some people spray cleaning fluids directly onto the oven, which can seep inside the unit and damage the electrical system. When cleaning oven controls, make sure to keep any cleaning solutions away from the electrical parts of the oven and use oven-safe cleaners.
Avoid Using Aluminum Foil
To make spills easier to clean up, some people line the bottom of the oven with aluminum foil, but this can actually damage the oven. Some appliances have bottom vents that can become obstructed, and the foil can even melt and start a fire in high-enough temperatures. Instead of using aluminum foil, make sure to clean up spills as soon as they happen to prevent them from smouldering and smoking.
Even with the best oven maintenance, sometimes breakdowns occur, and repairs can be expensive. Instead of trying to find a reputable repair technician and hoping the bill isn’t too expensive, enrol in Care For My Home and simply schedule a convenient time for service with one of our vetted technicians. All parts and labour costs are included in the affordable monthly payment, and you can request up to $10,000 for appliance repairs each year.
Care For My Home is the most comprehensive home protection plan and the only one that includes appliance protection. Additionally, you can earn up to 3,500 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points when you sign up.1
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Hudson’s Bay Financial Services is proud to team up with Sigma Loyalty Group, the provider of Care For My Home. For more than 40 years, Care For My Home and other Sigma Loyalty Group programs have provided benefits to millions of Canadians to help save valuable time and money when dealing with home and personal emergencies.
1 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points offers may change without notice. All Rewards points will be awarded within four to six weeks.
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