5 Tips for Perfect Baking with a Convection Oven

Do you own a convection oven?

Have you always been mystified on how to use it properly? 

At Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas, we know it can be confusing to know when to use your oven’s regular baking settings – and when to use convection. If using your convection oven, here are 5 tips for perfectly baked meals every time:

 

1.    Use Low Sided Dishes

Convection baking works by circulating air in the back of the oven via a fan and exhaust. By circulating the air, it helps prevent hot or cold spots throughout the oven and makes food cook more evenly. Low sided pans work best for cooking in a convection oven because they allow the air to circulate more evenly around the food. 

2.    Lower the Temperature 

If modifying a standard recipe for convection baking, plan on lowering the temperature by about 25 degrees. It’s just that much more efficient.

3.    No Overcrowding

You want the air to have plenty of room to circulate throughout the oven, so be sure you are not overcrowding the oven. When using multiple racks, just make sure they are not stacked too high with food.

4.    Shorten Cook Time

Due to the efficiency of a convection oven, it is recommended that you also shorten the cook time. Begin checking on the food halfway through cooking, and then more frequently as it gets closer to time. 

5.    Avoid Convection for Certain Dishes

There are certain dishes that do not benefit from convection cooking, in fact it hinders their ability to cook evenly. Skip the convection setting for custards, cakes, soufflés, and breads.

 

We hope these tips have helped you learn more about your appliance, and as always, if you are experiencing issues with your convection oven and need convection oven repair in Dallas, be sure to call the expert Dallas repairman at Appliance Rescue Service. 

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Refrigerator Storage Tips: Where to Store Fresh Fruits & Veggies

If you’re the gardening sort, then chances are your garden is bursting with color about now. Fresh tomatoes, peppers, maybe even a melon or two.

Even if you don’t have a garden, the local farmers market or grocery store are also full of fresh seasonal fruits and veggies. It’s easy to want to stock up when everything look so delicious – but where do you store everything? 

Did you know that there are certain parts of the refrigerator specifically designed to keep your fruits and vegetables fresher, longer? Read on to learn the tips and tricks of refrigerator food storage from Appliance Rescue – the appliance repair experts in Dallas, Texas:

The Magic of Crisper Drawers

Everybody has them, but do you know how to use them? The crisper drawers are designed specifically for fruits and vegetables, with a sliding vent that provides varying levels of humidity based on what each fruit or vegetable needs. 

High Humidity Setting

This setting is for things that wilt, so think green! All those leafy greens are likely to wilt and need more moisture to stay crisp and green longer. The high humidity drawer is perfect for fresh lettuce, and even heartier vegetables like cucumber, squash, carrots, green beans, and broccoli. 

Low Humidity Setting

Once you’ve set one drawer for “high” humidity, set the other for “low.” This is perfect for any fruits and vegetables that tend to rot quickly. This list can include cantaloupe, mangos, apples, berries, and basically any fruit is a safe bet in the low humidity drawer.

Counter Storage

There are some fruits and vegetables that just do better at room temperature. Keep your tomatoes, avocadoes, onions, bananas, and plantains out on the counter. If you notice any of them are their peak ripeness, you can then place them in the refrigerator in the low humidity drawer but eat in the next day or two. 

We hope you find these refrigerator storage tips useful when preparing to store your bounty of the season! And as always, if you run into an issue with your refrigerator or any other appliance, call the best appliance repairman in Dallas at Appliance Rescue Service.

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Buying a New Home? Don’t Overlook the Appliances!

Summer is a busy time for buying and selling homes, and if you find yourself in the market for a new home this summer, then don’t overlook the appliances! Here are a few tips from Appliance Rescue Service – your Dallas appliance repairman – on how to evaluate the home appliances during the moving process:

 

1.    Learn About the Appliances

Once you’ve worked through which appliances are staying and which are going, take a little time to get to know the ones that are staying – generally speaking – the oven, dishwasher, microwave, etc. Do you understand how they work? Does the current owner have the manuals still? Now is the time to ask the existing homeowner any questions before the deal is done and while you still have access to their knowledge on the subject.

 

2.    Repair/Replace Appliances

During the inspection process, the home inspector may call to your attention opportunities to repair or replace appliances. This is a good time to assess which appliances to fix and which to replace. Appliance Rescue Service can help you evaluate repair costs and whether or not a repair is optimal based on appliance age/issues. You may also want to consider upgrading to energy efficient appliances that will save more money in the long run. 

 

3.    Look at Replacement Logistics

Are you moving an existing refrigerator, washer, and dryer into your new home? Make sure they fit! Take stock of cabinetry widths, doorways, etc. that might dictate the size of appliance you can put in your new home. Also take a look at fitting and hoses to make sure that 1) there are no cracks and 2) they are the right size for the new space.

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If you have buying a new home and looking for a Dallas appliance repairman to help repair existing appliances or just have appliance questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Appliance Rescue Service! We are proud to be one of the best appliance repair companies in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. 

Ice Maker Not Working? Troubleshooting Ice Maker Repairs

It’s summer in Texas, which means it’s HOT! You grab a glass to go fill it with ice water, only to learn there is no ice in your refrigerator! It’s a frustrating predicament, but one that Appliance Rescue Service in Plano, Texas knows all to well. Here are a few tips on troubleshooting ice maker repairs in Plano when the ice maker is not working:

 

Is there ice in the mold?

If there is no ice in the bin, check the icemaker mold first. Does it have ice? If so, then it means that water is reaching the ice maker, but it’s not ejecting the ice properly. If this is the case, first look at the ice maker arm. Did it accidently get bumped up into the off position? If so, just lower it and you’re back in business! If this isn’t your problem, there is likely a mechanical or electrical issue occurring, and you’ll wan to call for ice maker repair in Plano. 

Is there no ice at all?

If there is no ice at all, then you may be dealing with frozen water in the water line to the ice maker. Simply unplug the refrigerator, turn off the water line valve, and then get a bucket of warm water or a hair dryer and try to warm the water line. This will melt any frozen sections of the line. Plug the refrigerator back in, and hopefully you are back in business!

If this doesn’t fix the ice maker problem, or you see a clog in the line that is obviously not ice, then please call a professional appliance repair service in Plano, Texas.

Is the ice too small?

If you’re seeing ice come through, but it seems oddly small, chances are this is again due to a clog or the ice maker needs a little adjustment in how much water to fill in the mold. Try the steps above for unclogging a water line, and if that’s not the issue, look to adjust the dosing in the freezer mold.

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If these ice maker troubleshooting tips do not fix your ice maker problem, it’s time to call in the professionals. Call us at Appliance Rescue Service, one of the best appliance repair companies in Plano, Texas! We’ll have you back in business in no time! 

How to Clean a Washing Machine the Cheap & Easy Way!

We count on our appliances to clean our things. Dishwashers clean our dishes, washing machines clean our clothes…but do we ever consider that maybe those machines need a little TLC too?

Without regular cleaning, the basins of a washing machine or dishwasher can become dirty with soap scum and mineral deposits that reduce the effectiveness of the machine. And over time, the wear and tear leads to premature Dallas appliance repair. In order to avoid washing machine issues, and to get your clothes as clean as possible, follow these cheap and easy tips for cleaning your washing machine from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas:

 

Step 1: Grab Your Supplies

You ready for this; you only need two things: bleach and vinegar. Don’t worry – we’re not going to ask you to mix them (because that could be bad!). You may also want to grab a magic eraser to wipe down the inside.

 

Step 2: Fill the Basin with Bleach Water

Set your washing machine on the hottest wash setting and begin filling the empty basin with hot water. As it begins to fill, add 1 quart of bleach to the water. Close the lid to let the cycle begin for a few minutes and mix the bleach, then open the washing machine’s lid and let the hot bleach water sit and soak for about an hour. After an hour, close the lid and let the cycle run its course and drain.

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Step 3: Fill the Basin with Vinegar Water

For Step 3, you do exactly what you did in Step 2, but this time you use vinegar instead. This step will further disinfect the inside of the basin and break down residue. 

 

Step 4: Wipe it Down

Once all the water drains, inspect the interior of the basin and see if there is any remaining buildup on the agitator in the center. If so, grab your magic eraser and wipe it down.

 

And just like that, your top loading washing machine is now sparkling clean and more effective! We hope this cheap and easy washing machine cleaning tutorial helps extend the life of your appliance, and should your washing machine ever have any issues, be sure to call Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas – the best appliance repairman in Dallas!

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Appliance Service Call

At Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas, we’ll be the first to acknowledge that anything related to maintenance and repairs is a hassle. It’s just one more thing to worry about, coordinate, and schedule.

 

This is why Appliance Rescue Service – the best appliance repair company in Dallas, Texas – strives to make the process as painless as possible. Our technicians genuinely want to make the repair process as painless as possible so that you can get back to life. In the event that you do need to call a Dallas appliance repairman, here are 4 ways that you can make the most of your appliance service call:

 

1.  Clear the Path to Your Appliance

This may seem like a no brainer, but our technicians have often shown up and waited as a customer cleans up and removes stuff from around the appliance so that we can diagnose the repair. By cleaning up around the appliance before, you are helping us get our job done more quickly and efficiency.

 

2.  Ask Questions to Understand What Went Wrong

Having our appliance repair experts in your home is like being in the room with your doctor. It’s your chance to ask any questions about what went wrong, how to avoid future issues, etc. while you have a captive audience. This gives you the opportunity to take preventive measures to avoid issues in the future – saving you time and money. 

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3.  Request Maintenance Tips

On that note, it’s also a good idea to ask our team for maintenance tips that will prolong the life of your appliance. Our appliance repairmen in Dallas are expertly trained and can provide a wealth of information on how to get the most out of your refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc.

 

4.  Understand Your Warranty

At Appliance Rescue Service, each and every job we do is covered under our exceptional appliance repair warranty: 90 days on parts and 30 days on labor. Take time to ask any questions you may have about the warranty, and should you have issues after we leave, do not hesitate to call us so we can make it right!

Beat the Heat with these 5 Summer Cooking Tips

Summers in Texas are brutal!

The weather is already heating up, and sometimes it can be difficult to manage the heat in your kitchen from cooking. Not only can it get uncomfortable, but it raises your energy bills. No bueno.

Appliance Rescue Service is a top appliance repairman in Dallas, Texas, and we know that those kitchen appliances – ovens, cooktops, etc. – can really raise the temperatures during the summer months. Try these 5 tips to keep it cooler!

 

1.  Add a Fan

Adding a fan will circulate air and keep your kitchen cooler with minimal effort. No need to install a permanent one (unless you really want to!), a tabletop fan will work just fine.

 

2.  Lean on Small Appliances vs. Large Appliances

Dig through your cabinets and get out the small appliances that are taking up room – but you never use. Griddles, Panini presses, toaster ovens, etc. are all great appliances to use when making a quick, simple meal on a hot summer evening.

 

3.  Change Your Cooking Time

If you have the opportunity to cook and prep in the morning before you leave for work, then take that opportunity to do so before the hottest hours of the day arrive in the evening. It will be less taxing for your air conditioner, and you’ll have everything cleaned up by dinnertime!

 

4.  Skip the Oven

Your oven is the biggest culprit for adding heat to the kitchen, so rely on small appliances or no-cook meals to get you by. Salads make a wonderful summer dinner and require little effort.

 

5.  Take the Cooking Outdoors

Start up the grille, outdoor cooktop, or smoker and take the cooking outdoors! It’s an easy, fun way to stay cool in the home and enjoy those beautiful summer evenings.

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If you notice any issues with your appliances this summer and suspect appliance repair in Dallas is needed for your refrigerator, oven, cooktop, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, etc., call us at Appliance Rescue Service! Our fast, friendly technicians will have your issue resolved in no time! 

3 Ways Summer Temps Can Affect Your Appliances

The weather in North Texas is heating up, and it’s a sign that summer is on its way. School will soon by out and it will be time for vacations, pool parties, and cookouts with friends. 

The last thing on your mind is likely your appliances, but did you know that the hot summer temperatures can also affect them? Here are 3 ways those higher temps can wreck havoc on your home appliances:

 

Overworked Washing Machine & Dryer

All of those dirty beach towels and sports uniforms don’t clean themselves! In the summer you might notice extra loads of laundry due to the kids being out of school, extra practices for sports, beach towels from the pool, etc. Those extra loads can affect your washing machine and dryer’s performance levels and lifespan. Keep an eye on them and if something seems off, be sure to call an expertly trained Dallas appliance repairman.

 

Refrigerator Could Struggle

Did you know that more refrigerators die during the summer months than any other time of year? This is likely due to the higher temperatures. When temperatures outside creep up into the 90s – and even 100s – internal temps creep up too. Today’s refrigerators are typically built to battle the heat just fine, but keeping your home cool is a must for helping your refrigerator not to work overtime.

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Water from the Water Heater Gets too Hot

Just like everything else during the summer months, water temperature in the pipes will heat up too. And as that water is transported through your water heater, it could come out the other side a little too hot. If this happens, lower your water heater’s temperature slightly during the summer months.

 

If you sense that the summer heat is affecting the performance of your refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, washing machine, or any other home appliance, be sure to call the appliance repair experts at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas! 

Top 5 Mistakes You’re Making When Loading Your Dishwasher

A dishwasher is like an extra set of hands in the kitchen. It perfectly washes and dries your dishes with little effort on your part….or does it?

When you notice that your dishwasher isn’t cleaning properly, it could be because you aren’t loading it efficiently. Here are the top 5 dishwasher loading mistakes we’ve noticed here at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas:

 

1.  Sorting Silverware by Type

When loading forks, spoons, knives, and other cutlery, it may seem orderly to organize each one by type. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work for getting them sparkling clean. One of the best ways to do it is to evenly distribute the silverware, with knives facing downward, forks facing up, and spoons going up and down so that they don’t nest.

 

2.  Pre-Rinsing Everything

According to Consumer Reports, modern dishwashers are designed to clean stuck on food and do an “very good” to “excellent” job of getting htem clean – even when they are caked in food particles. Go ahead and remove the big stuff, then let your dishwasher do the rest.

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3.  Putting Last Minute Cups on the Bottom

You’re trying to use every last space – so why not put the extra cups on the bottom? Seems logical, but most dishwashers are designed to clean cups best when they are on the top rack. Read your user manual to learn about optimal placement and bottle jets that can reach hard-to-reach places in tall glasses or bottles.

 

4.  Dishes Don't Face Center

Another common mistake when loading your dishwasher is cramming plates and bowls into the bottom in every which way. In order to get the maximum clean, all plates and bowls should be facing the center of the dishwasher, so arrange them accordingly.

 

5.  Skipping the Pod Detergents

The leading detergent companies have spent millions perfecting the usage of pods, and research shows that they are more effective at getting dishes clean than the traditional powder and liquid detergents. Skip this common dishwasher loading mistake and buy the pods next time!

 

If you feel that your dishwasher is not cleaning properly after following these tips, call us at Appliance Rescue Service – your leading appliance repairman in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, and the surrounding areas. We’re happy to take a look at your dishwasher and give it the necessary dishwasher repair to get it up and running beautifully. 

It’s Time to Clean Your Dryer – and Here’s Why:

Did you know that dryers – and dryer vents – are one of the leading causes of household fires?

 

Do we have your attention?

The National Fire Protection Association reports that dryers cause approx. 15,000 fires a year and the leading cause of these fires is failure to properly clean your dryer.

So today’s helpful tip from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas is how to properly clean your dryer and keep your home hazard free:

 

Step 1: Clean the Dryer Filter Between Every Load

If you take nothing else away from this article, remember this: your dryer filter – or lint trap – must be cleaned out between each and every load in order to help your dryer run efficiently and without issues. Not cleaning the dryer filter is the #1 cause of dryer fires, so this is a must. Clean any particles that are in the lint trap, and don’t forget to look around the dryer for any loose pieces that might have escaped before they go up the dryer hose.

 

Step 2: Run the Dryer When You’re Home

When you leave the house, do yourself a favor and just stop the dryer. This is not a scare tactic, but merely a way to give you peace of mind and help you keep an eye on performance at all times.

 

Step 3: Vent the Dryer Out of your Home

Options abound on venting, but if your dryer doesn’t already vent out of your home, ask a professional to come and reroute the vent.

 

Step 4:  Call for Professional Dryer Service

Even with the most diligent dryer filter cleaning, some of the lint is bound to escape up the dryer hose – causing a hazard to your home as it builds up over time. Every 6 months (or a year if you only use your dryer moderately), call a professional dryer repair company in Dallas to service your dryer and get the lint out of the hose.

 

Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas is one your one-stop shop for all things appliance repair  - including the best Dallas dryer repair. Call us for all your dryer repair needs, including any questions as it relates to lint build up and dryer fire prevention.

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5 Energy Saving Kitchen Hacks You Probably Don’t Know About

Whether you have energy efficient kitchen appliances or not, saving energy in the kitchen is a priority for most. Did you know that there are ways you can conserve energy that are simple and just require small changes to your daily routine?

Here are 5 energy saving kitchen hacks from Appliance Rescue in Dallas, Texas that you probably didn’t know about:

 

1.  Clean Your Cooktop

Over time, grime and grease can buildup on the burners and grates of your cooktop or range. This build-up creates a barrier between your appliance and the pot, making it less efficient. The best way to increase cooktop efficiency is to keep it shiny and clean.

 

2.  Size Matters – Use the Right Pots & Pans

Speaking of cooktops and ranges, did you know that using the wrong size pot can lead to a 40% reduction in energy efficiency? Make sure you are using pots and pans that match the size of the burner you are placing them on. Also consider using lids when appropriate as it holds the heat in.

 

3.  Consider Small Appliances

While those small appliances can be cumbersome and take up room in your cabinets, they can be handy when it comes to reducing energy usage. Using a crockpot, rice cooker, or steamer often uses less energy than the equivalent task on a cooktop or range. Same holds true if you use a toaster oven for a quick job vs. preheating your full-sized oven.

 

4.  Cook Less

Less time spent in the kitchen means less energy used. Think about ways to cook once – and then repurpose the meal again for night 2. For example, bake chicken one night – and then use it in a salad or wrap the next day. Meal planning is key to cooking less and increasing your energy efficiency in the kitchen.

 

5.  Cook Outside

Dining al fresco? It’s a great way to reduce energy consumption! Not only does it give your kitchen appliances a break, but it prevents the kitchen from getting too hot – which can cause the air conditioner to work overtime to keep it cool.

 

Hopefully these tips will help you reduce your energy consumption in the kitchen, and as always, if you suspect your appliances are not as efficiently as they should be and need appliance repair in Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, or any of the surrounding area – give us a call at Appliance Rescue Service! We’re your #1 appliance repair company

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The Truth About Vent Hoods – Ductless vs. Ducted Range Hoods

Every kitchen has one, but few understand them.

Sure, you know that your vent hood (also known as a range hood or exhaust hood) needs to run while cooking, and you probably turn it on when things begin to smoke on the cooktop. But that’s just one of the many functions of a vent hood. Not only to vent hoods pull smoke from the kitchen (an important feature), but they also pull out particles in the air that we wouldn’t want in our food, moisture, fumes, etc.

Vent hoods can be either ductless or ducted, and today, Appliance Rescue Service - the appliance experts in Dallas, Texas - will explain the pros and cons of each:

 

Ductless Range Hoods

A ductless (or ventless) range hood does not vent out of the home, instead, it carries the debris and smoke form the air and filters it through a charcoal or carbon filter before releasing it back into the room. While many times this method is not as functional as a vented hood, it does work. You might find this method to be more noisy because more power is needed to pull the air out and circulate it. However, on the upside, ductless hoods can be put anywhere you want because they do not need to vent out.

 

Ducted Range Hood

As you might have guessed, a ducted range hood vents out of the home through ductwork. This will somewhat limit where the vent hood can be placed; however, you’ll find it to be more efficient at keeping smoke, moisture, and other unsavory air particles out of the kitchen while cooking.

 

Both types of range hood require routine maintenance and upkeep to ensure that they are working properly. Read your instruction manual about vent hood filter cleaning and other precautionary things to extend the life and functionality of your hood. And if you find that your range hood is not working properly and are in need of range hood repair in Dallas, be sure to give us a call at Appliance Rescue Service for fast, reliable appliance service in Dallas, Texas. 

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Learn The Best Way to Clean a Glass Cooktop

You purchased a sleek, glass cooktop because you loved the way it looked, but how do you keep it clean and scratch free?

We’ll admit – maintaining a glass cooktop can be tricky, but with a few simple appliance maintenance tips, it can be done simply and cost effectively. Here’s the best way to clean a glass cooktop from the Dallas appliance repair experts here at Appliance Rescue Service:

 

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies.

You don’t need any fancy cleaners to keep your glass cooktop sparkling and clean! Simply grab your baking soda, white vinegar, a sponge, a magic eraser, and a microfiber cloth, and you’re in business.

 

Step 2: Spray Vinegar.

Wait for the cooktop to cool down, then spray liberally with white vinegar. After it has sat for a minute or two, use your towel to wipe it up and begin loosening any food particles stuck to the glass cooktop.

 

Step 3: Apply Baking Soda Paste.

Once you’ve wiped off the vinegar, sprinkle the cooktop with baking soda. After it’s evenly coated, place hot, wet rags over the baking soda to let the cooktop “soak” for 15 minutes. The baking soda, when combined with the hot rags, creates a powerful abrasive cleaner.

 

Step 4: Wipe It Down.

Now that the debris should be loose, gently scrub the debris off of the cooktop and clean thoroughly with another wet towel. If there are still some stubborn spots, work at them with a magic eraser.

 

Step 5: Polish.

Once it’s clean, give the glass cooktop a once over with a microfiber cloth to buff and shine, and you’re set!

 

Hopefully these tips on glass cooktop cleaning help keep your appliance in excellent working order! However, if issues occur with your glass cooktop and you need cooktop repair in Dallas, Texas, call us at Appliance Rescue Service. We serve the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and we are the best appliance repair company in Dallas

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4 Things Our Dallas Appliance Repair Technicians Will Never Do

It’s hard to find good help these days.

Once person’s experience often differs from another, but here at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas, our goal is to provide consistent, top notch service to all our customers. And in keeping with that mantra, here are 4 things you’ll never see our Dallas appliance repair technicians do:

 

#1: Reuse Parts

Our technicians are highly trained in all appliance brands – from the big box retailers to the luxury brands – and no matter which brand we’re fixing, you won’t find us reusing parts. Each repair is done with brand new, factory parts and the old parts are yours to keep (or dispose of as you’d like). Occasionally, we’ll run into a computer board or transmitter that requires us to send it back to the manufacturer for replacement, and in these rare cases, if you choose to keep the part, we will need to add an additional core charge to the bill. But again, the option is always yours.

 

#2: Do the Work Without Approval

Each time a Dallas appliance repair technician from Appliance Rescue Service arrives at your home, he will write a full estimate, detailing the extent of the work in writing. It’s then your choice whether or not you’d like to proceed with the repair. Our technicians will never do the work unless you have signed the estimate for approval. Simple as that.

 

#3: Charge for Defects Within 90 Days of Original Repair

Each repair done by our Dallas appliance technicians is warrantied for 90 days of normal household use. That includes the part and the labor associated with that repair (30-day labor warranty), giving you peace of mind and assurance that if something isn’t installed right, we’ll make it right every time.

 

#4: Tell You Your Appliance Can’t Be Worked On

From Samsung, to Maytag, to Whirlpool, to Sub-Zero, and more, our technicians are expertly trained in all of the major appliance brands. We work hard to keep up our certifications, so that you can trust Appliance Rescue Service to handle any repair, any time, on any appliance.

 

So the next time you need Dallas appliance repair, call us at Appliance Rescue Service! We are proud to be a company you can trust. 

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5 Signs It’s Time to Call a Dallas Refrigerator Repair Company

Your refrigerator is the heart of the kitchen, and chances are that if it went out, you’d be in more of a bind than you realize.

At Appliance Rescue Service, we specialize in Dallas refrigerator repair. Our goal is to fix the problems before you ever realize you have one! While they may not be broken yet, most appliances will give you a sign that there is a problem. Here are 5 signs it’s time to call a Dallas refrigerator repair company before it’s too late:

 

1.  Refrigerator is Constantly Running

We’ve all heard the joke, “Is your refrigerator running?” “Then go fix it!” Well, there is some truth to that. While your refrigerator may make an occasional noise, it shouldn’t be overly noisy or cycling on and off all the time. Try opening the door and closing it or getting some ice, and if this doesn’t solve the issue, then it’s time to call a licensed professional to diagnose the issue.

 

2.  Food Takes Longer to Cool

If you put food in the refrigerator and it seems oddly warmer than it should, then something is definitely off with your refrigerator. Today’s refrigerators are very effective and are able to hold a constant temperature very well without foods getting warm.

 

3.  Condensation at the Seal

When opening and closing the refrigerator, do you see condensation on the seal? If so, this is a sign that your refrigerator is in need of Dallas refrigerator repair and is not cooling properly.

 

4.  Puddles on the Floor

If there are puddles on the floor near your refrigerator or inside the food storage area itself, it could mean an issue with the water line for the ice maker or the defrost drain. If you don’t immediately see an issue, call an appliance repair specialist to diagnose and fix the issue.

 

5.  Rising Energy Bills

Today’s appliances are very energy efficient, but if you notice that your bills are going up and you can’t seem to pinpoint a reason, it doesn’t hurt to have a Dallas refrigerator repair company like Appliance Rescue Service evaluate your refrigerator and other appliances to make sure they aren’t overworking and causing the spike in cost.

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How to Clean Your Ice Maker

Is your ice cloudy?

 

Does it have a strange odor?

 

Is the taste a little off?

 

If any of these things apply, then it’s likely time to clean your ice maker. Ice makers can harbor sediments that are left unfiltered in the water, or can even absorb odors or flavors from the freezer. These changes to your ice may not only be unpleasant, but left unchecked, it can lead to ice maker repair. This is why it’s so important to make ice maker cleaning at least a bi-annual affair.

 

Here are 5 steps from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas for cleaning your ice maker and creating delicious, fresh ice every time:

 

Step 1: Cut the Power

Most ice makers have a bar that – when raised – stops ice production. Go ahead and lift that bar, and if you can’t find out, look for an on/off switch behind the ice maker or just unplug the refrigerator all together.

 

Step 2: Remove the Bin

Slide the bin out of the freezer and inspect for any issues or debris that has been trapped in the freezer area. Empty the full contents of the bin into the sink and discard.

 

Step 3: Clean the Freezer Cavity

Using a warm, soapy rag, wipe down the inside of the freezer where the ice maker sits. You may even want to follow up with a diluted bleach solution or white vinegar, just to make sure everything is thoroughly sanitized. Wipe it down one more time with a clean cloth to remove any standing water.

 

Step 4: Clean the Ice Bin

Check the refrigerator’s user manual to see if the ice maker bin is dishwasher safe or not. If so, run it through the dishwasher; otherwise, hand wash in warm, soapy water.

 

Step 5: Reactivate the Ice Maker

Replace the ice bin, lower the arm, and you’re set!

 

If you feel like your ice maker has more complicated issues and is in need of ice maker repair in Dallas, then give Appliance Rescue Service a call today! We are the #1 appliance repair company in Dallas, Richardson, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, and beyond. 

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The Forgotten Appliance: Troubleshooting Vent Hood Issues

We all think about cleaning our refrigerators, dishwashers, cooktops, and ovens, but how often do you think about vent hood maintenance?

Vent hoods are typically the forgotten appliance. You’re happy with how they are doing until they are no longer running well. Here are a few signs from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas that indicate it is time for some TLC and possibly vent hood repair in Dallas:

 

1.  Vent Hood Not Clearing Smoke.

First, it’s important to diagnose whether your vent hood truly vents out of your home, or if it circulates the air to clean it? Either way, if the smoke does not appear to clear – even on the highest setting – then something isn’t functioning properly. The issue might be as simple as a dirty air filter that needs to be cleaned and reinstalled. Or, the issue could be more involved – like a worn out vent hood fan motor or grease clogged vent. If you can’t immediately diagnose the issue, it’s a good idea to call the best appliance service in McKinney, Plano, and Dallas to take a look.

 

2.  Vent Hood Makes Loud Noises When Running.

You know when an appliance is running properly, and when it just doesn’t sound right. If your vent hood sounds like it needs a little TLC, then it probably does! The issue is likely with the motor, either it’s rubbing against something because of grease buildup or it might just be time for the motor to be replaced. Clean the unit thoroughly, and if that doesn’t solve the issue, call us to diagnose the issue.

 

3.  Vent Hood Won’t Turn On.

After checking the electrical box to make sure there isn’t a tripped circuit, come back and see if your vent hood will turn on. If nothing works, then you’re likely looking at a control panel malfunction and that will require a professional to diagnose and replace. Depending on the age and brand of your vent hood, replacing the unit might be a better option, but our technicians can make a recommendation after evaluating the problem.

 

If you’re experiencing any issues with your vent hood, do not hesitate to call us at Appliance Rescue Service – the best appliance service in McKinney and all of North Texas! 

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Why Aren’t My Dishes Getting Dry? – Appliance Rescue Service

There is nothing more annoying than opening up your dishwasher to find that your dishes are still wet, or that there are large pools of water on top of them.

 

Why Aren’t My Dishes Getting Dry?

First off, let’s talk about how the dishwasher drying process works.

There are two commonly used methods. If you have a dishwasher made by an American company (Whirlpool, GE, etc.), chances are the dishwasher works by using a heating element in the bottom of the dishwasher. As you would expect, the heating element heats up the dishwasher after the cycle, and then the water steams off of the dishes and vents out. If you have a dishwasher made by a European company (Asko, Bosch, etc.), then it’s the water and dishes that are heated up to then create steam that evaporates off. Both methods perform well, but sometimes we need to make adjustments in other areas to support the drying function.

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Steps to Dry Dishes

If you find your dishes aren’t getting dry, here are a few tips to dry dishes every time:

1.  Engage the Drying Cycle: Make sure your dishwasher doesn’t need you to specify whether or not the drying cycle should run. Some dishwashers do not automatically run the dry cycle to conserve energy. Also, look to see if your machine has a fan assist function that can be activated to assist in the drying process.

2.  Rinse Aid is a Must: There is a reason your dishwasher has a dispenser for rinse aid! Use it, as it will help the water roll right off those dishes. Out of rinse aid? Try a little white vinegar in a pinch, as it will perform the same way.

3.  Load Properly: An overstuffed dishwasher doesn’t allow the machine to clean well – or to dry well. Make sure you are loading to manufacturer specifications.

 

If you’ve followed these tips and your dishes still aren’t getting dry, call Appliance Rescue Service for the best dishwasher repair in Dallas. Our team is expertly trained to work on all brands, so rest assured we’ll get your dishes dry in no time!

Appliance Rescue Service Offers a Warranty You Can Count On!

We understand that finding a quality appliance repair company can be challenging. Sometimes you take a leap of faith and trust a company to do a quality job – but do they offer a warranty to back their work?

 

At Appliance Rescue Service, we offer an excellent appliance repair warranty that will give you peace of mind when the job is done. Whether we are repairing your refrigerator, microwave, cooktop, dishwasher, washer, dryer, or even vent hood – our warranty still stands. Here are a few aspects the warranty that every customer should know about:

 

90-Day Warranty on All Parts

The new parts are warrantied for 90-days of normal, everyday use, so if an issue occurs – you are covered. Simply call our office and we will get a new part ordered and installed quickly – at no cost to you of course! You’ll be up and running again in no time.

 

30-Day Warranty on Labor

If something still isn’t working right and we discover that the part is still good, then Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas will cover the installation for up to 30 days after the installation. You can count on us to make it right.

 

Always New Parts

Every part used in one of our repairs is brand-new from the factory; we never reuse parts unless for some reason a customer specifically requests it. You are welcome to have your old parts back or we can dispose of them for you.

 

Fast, Friendly Service

If you’re worried your call will not be answered quickly because it’s a warranty call, don’t be. Our staff treats each call with the utmost care, ensuring a great customer service experience every time.

 

So if you ever find yourself in need of an appliance repair company in Dallas, Texas, be sure to call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service! 

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All-Natural Appliance Cleaners that Actually Work! – Appliance Rescue Service

Ready to get your kitchen cleaned up after all the holiday festivities?

There has been a lot of research lately on the hazards that commercial cleaners can pose to you and your family, and while we’re not here to debate the issue, I think we can all agree that we’d like more all-natural products in our lives.

 

So with that, Appliance Rescue Service – one of the best appliance repair companies in Dallas, Texas – is here to offer you a few all-natural appliance cleaners that actually work!

 

Oven Cleaner

Break out the baking soda, water, vinegar, and a little elbow grease for this one! You’ll want to mix about ½ cup baking soda and 3 Tablespoons of water to create a paste. Then, gently rub all over the interior of your oven into the whole thing is covered. Let it sit for 12 hours or overnight; then, begin removing with a rag and water this next morning. Spray any remaining paste with vinegar in a spray bottle. The remaining baking soda will foam up, and you’ll be able to remove it with a clean cloth. Repeat until the entire oven is spic and span!

 

Garbage Disposal Cleaner

Freshening and sanitizing your drain is easy with ingredients you already have in your pantry! Start by running the hottest water you can for a few minutes in order to loosen the gunk and build-up. Next, slowly pour a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by a cup of lemon juice. This will cause it to foam – and that’s how you know it’s working! Cover the drain and let it sit for half an hour, then run the hot water again.

 

Stainless Steel Cleaner

Stainless steel appliances are still very popular, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon! Get them clean and fingerprint-free by dousing them in vinegar, then using a microfiber cloth, rub in the direction of the grain. Next, dip the cloth in olive oil, and again, rub with the grain of the appliance.

 

Do your appliances need to be serviced before you can even clean them? Give Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas a call today to help you with Dallas oven repair, refrigerator repair, dishwasher repair, icemaker repair, and so much more! We will fix it fast with courteous, honest service that makes us one of the best appliance repair companies in Dallas!

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