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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!

Troubleshooting Trash Compactor Issues - Appliance Rescue Service

A trash compactor is a great kitchen appliance to have because the average American creates approx. 4 lbs. of trash each day. That’s a lot of trash! But what do you do when you are having trash compactor issues? Do not fret or start having nightmares about carrying huge bags of trash to the dumpster each day. Call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service! In the meantime, here are probable solutions to the most common trash compactor issues we see:


Problem #1: Trash compactor has no power.

Troubleshooting: Examine the unit’s power cord and make sure it has ample electrical supply. It is also important to examine the compactor’s latch, as it may been having trouble closing properly and creating a tight seal.


Problem #2: Trash compactor will not open.

Troubleshooting: Trash compactors function by rolling in and out on guided tracks. If the door is not opening, it is likely you have an issue with the track, guides, wheels, or rollers. The tracks may be broken, ungreased, or have some gunky build up. Either way, an appliance repair expert in Dallas like Appliance Rescue Service can help assess the issue.


Problem #3: Trash compactor will not compact the trash.

Troubleshooting: Most often, we find the issue here is that the drive belts are worn out from years of extended use. If the drive belts are in good working order, inspect the motor for issues.


If all else fails and you cannot troubleshoot the issue on your own, the experts at Appliance Rescue Service can fix the problem in no time. Our technicians are trained to work on trash compactors, disposals, dishwashers, cooktops, ovens, washers, dryers, and more.


Call us today to schedule your trash compactor repair appointment with Appliance Rescue Service!  Proudly serving Dallas, Garland, Plano, Richardson, Allen, Forney, Frisco, Las Colinas, and more.

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