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Use All Your Appliances to Get that Meal Done at the Same Time

Ahhh – the challenge: getting everything on the table at the same time, piping hot and ready to eat. If you’re anything like us, we typically have one or two hot things, and the rest end up cold before serving. As the holidays approach, Appliance Rescue Service is here with a few tips on how to use all your kitchen appliances to get that meal done – and on the table! – at the same time:

 

1.    Plan Out Your Dishes and Cook Times.

It’s impossible to be cooking everything at the exact same time and having it all done at the exact same time. The key is to understand what can cook early and simmer, what can be prepared in advance, what needs to be done last, etc. Having a good idea of what steps go into each recipe – and which appliances are needed – will go a long way toward getting dinner on the table hot.

 

2.    Prep as Much as Possible in Advance.

Before you ever turn on an oven, cooktop, or microwave, plan to prep as much as you can in advance. This will prevent you from scrambling when certain steps – particularly chopping – take longer than you think they will! 

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3.    Roasting is Your Friend.

When preparing a large meal, remember the value of your oven and how wonderfully easy it is to roast vegetables or meat as part of your meal. Roasting is great because most roasted vegetables are very hearty, meaning they are flexible if you need to take something out a little early – or leave it in a few minutes longer to stay warm. If your veggies are done roasting early, simply turn the oven off and leave them in there with the oven door shut to help them stay crispy and warm.

 

4.    Start Cooktop Dishes First.

When planning out your cooking order, plan to start dishes on the cooktop first. Boiling water can be time consuming, as can simmering. Plus – if you’re making a stew or soup, those are easy to leave simmering on low while you prepare other dishes.

 

Ready to host your big holiday meal? Make sure those appliances are ready too! Call Appliance Rescue Service in Frisco, Texas today to request a service on your oven, cooktop, refrigerator, range, dishwasher, or other kitchen appliances. We are DFW’s best appliance repair company!

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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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!