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Spring Cleaning: How to Clean Those Dirty Tennis Shoes in the Washing Machine

The new year has many of us decluttering and throwing out things that “aren’t sparking joy” Mario Kondo style. But before you throw out those old tennis shoes, think, “would I still love these if they weren’t so dirty?” If the answer is yes, then read on to learn how to wash your dirty tennis shoes at home in the washing machine, courtesy of Appliance Rescue Service:

 

Step 1: Sprinkle Baking Soda Inside the Shoes

Baking soda is known for its deodorizing properties, so sprinkle a little in your shoes the night before you plan to wash to get a fully fresh scent the next day. 

 

Step 2: Remove Laces and Insoles

Before putting your shoes in the washing machine, remove the laces and put them in a laundry bag, or a pillow case if you don’t have one. Take the insoles out as well and hand wash those.

 

Step 3: Remove Debris

If you want to avoid DFW washing machine repair, don’t skip this step! Before you ever put your sneakers in the washing machine, get an old toothbrush or other soft bristled brush and scrub any caked dirt or debris off of the shoes. Otherwise, that debris may end up clogging your washing machine and creating costly issues.

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Step 4: Wash the Shoes

Now it’s time to begin the wash! Throw your tennis shoes in a laundry bag, then place in the washing machine with a few old towels to muffle the banging and clunking in the washing machine. The laundry bag is necessary to prevent the shoes from causing any damage to the washing drum. Add adequate liquid detergent for your load, then run the delicate cycle with cold water. Important tip: never use powdered detergent for washing tennis shoes in the washing machine, as it can get caked up in the shoes. 

 

Step 5: Air Dry

This is the most tedious part! In order to get those tennis shoes looking brand new and avoid shrinkage or warping, do not put the tennis shoes in the dryer. Instead, just set them out to air dry. 

 

As always, if you ever suspect issues with your washing machine and need washing machine repair, call the #1 appliance repair company in DFW, Appliance Rescue Service.

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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Understanding the Convection Oven - Appliance Rescue Service

Let’s say you remodeled your kitchen a few years back, did hours of research, and then settled on high-end, gorgeous appliances – including a convection oven. You knew convection as the best and you bought it, but do you know how to use it?

At Appliance Rescue, we’ve seen this scenario play out time and again. Our Dallas appliance repairmen will show up to repair a cooktop, dishwasher, etc. and frequently get the question, “do you know anything about convection ovens?”

As appliance experts in Dallas, we certainly do! Here are a few frequently asked questions to help you understand your convection oven:

 

What is Convection Anyway?

There are 2 key differences between a convection and conventional oven. First, convection ovens use both the top and bottom element to cook food. A conventional oven will use only a bottom cooking element 90% of the time, leading to uneven cooking. Secondly, convection ovens use fans to circulate air throughout the oven during cooking. This feature will wick away moisture on the food, creating food that is more tender and full of color.

 

Is “True Convection” a different feature or a marketing gimmick?

True convection – or European Convection as it can also be called – is really the best form of convection. A True Convection oven has an additional 3rd heating element in the back on the oven, helping food cook more evenly.

 

But isn’t it Hard to Convert Recipes to Convection?

The answer is no! Many homeowners avoid using their convection feature because they don’t want to figure out how to convert their tried-and-true recipes! We get it. But what you may not realize is that most convection ovens on the market today come with a built-in automatic converter. Meaning, you can set it to convert the time and/or temperature automatically.

Still not sure how to use your convection oven or need convection oven repair in Dallas? Call the appliance experts at Appliance Rescue Service!