With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s likely that you have a substantial to-do list in place. It is important to care appropriately for your appliances prior to Thanksgiving, so that you can be confident that you won’t run into any mishaps while cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Taking some time to protect your appliances can help to alleviate substantial problems and ensures that your Thanksgiving Day will proceed without mishap. If there are issues with your appliances, now is the time to receive repairs. Regular maintenance is a critical component in keeping your appliances in good condition. Our expert team at VanderDoes can help to provide the appliance-related services that you need to protect your appliances. Here is some important appliance maintenance to provide before Thanksgiving.
Caring for your Oven
Your oven is often one of the most important components of your Thanksgiving meal preparation. It is important to ensure that your oven remains in good condition so that you can cook your Thanksgiving meal without any problems. First and foremost, you should thoroughly clean out your oven. Ensure that all food particles and foreign materials are removed from your oven. You will also want to test the temperatures prior to Thanksgiving Day. Test the temperature of your oven and stove to ensure that they are heating as they are supposed to. You will also want to check the door of your oven to ensure that it is closing properly. When your oven door doesn’t close as it is supposed to, it may allow heat to escape. This will make it difficult to ensure that all of your food is cooked safely.
Pay Attention to your Dishwasher
You are likely to rely on your dishwasher to aid in the big Thanksgiving cleanup. Thanksgiving Day might very well be the worst day for your dishwasher to stop working. Ensure that you regularly clean and inspect your dishwasher to identify when issues are present. Scrape off food from dishes before you put them in the dishwasher in order to prevent clogs and damage to the dishwasher. You will also want to ensure that you clean out the food trap and screen before Thanksgiving. This will help to keep your dishwasher in tip top shape.
The Importance of your Garbage Disposal
Your garbage disposal is an incredibly important part of your home, especially on Thanksgiving. When your garbage disposal has issues, it is possible that you will have problems with your sink or the disposal of food during meal cleanup. Clean out your garbage disposal thoroughly to minimize clogs. You also need to ensure that you always turn your garbage disposal on whenever food is put inside of it. This can further help to reduce clogs and prevent food from accumulating. Ensure that obstructions are removed prior to Thanksgiving, so that your garbage disposal will continue to operate as intended.
Test your Meat Thermometer
While your meat thermometer isn’t exactly an appliance, it is still important to make sure that it is working properly prior to Thanksgiving. This will help to ensure that you are cooking your meats safely and to the appropriate temperatures. You should compare your meat thermometer to another thermometer that you are confident is working appropriately in order to get an idea of how well it is functioning. Your meat thermometer is incredibly important when you are cooking your turkey for Thanksgiving Day.
Organize the Fridge
Thanksgiving often takes up a substantial amount of refrigerator space. Prior to Thanksgiving Day, likely even before you do your shopping to prepare for Thanksgiving, you should dedicate some time to organizing your fridge. You will want to get rid of any food that is expired. You should also arrange the fridge so that the items you will need more often are more easily accessible. It may be beneficial to keep all of your Thanksgiving items in one place, so it is all easy to find.
Following these appliance maintenance steps before Thanksgiving can go a long way toward eliminating issues on Thanksgiving Day. This can help to prevent mishaps and ensure that your Thanksgiving meal preparation goes according to plan. Our team at VanderDoes can help to provide you with the best appliance-related services to keep your appliances in good condition. You may also want to start looking into Black Friday deals to upgrade the appliances in your home! To learn more about the services that we offer or how you can keep your appliances in good condition for Thanksgiving, contact us at VanderDoes today!