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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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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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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!

5 Spots in the Kitchen to Clean Before the Holidays

With the holidays upon us, now is the time to jump in and get your kitchen ready for entertaining and holiday baking. While we all remember to wipe down the countertops and mop the floors, Appliance Rescue is here to share some kitchen nooks and crannies that are often forgotten:

Range Hood

When cooking on the cooktop, we often look down. But do you ever look up? Grease and dust often accumulate up there and it’s not a pretty sight. Use a degreaser and stainless steel cleaner to get it sparkling clean in no time! (P.S. this also helps extend the life of your range hood.)

Small Appliances

Toasters, blenders, and other small appliances often accumulate food debris that goes unnoticed. Take all the appliances out and look at them with fresh eyes, giving them a once over to get them ready for company.

Trashcan

Grab a wet sponge and some soapy water and wipe down your trashcan to remove any spills that can get stuck on the trashcan. If you have a can with a lid, be sure to wipe any food particles out of the cracks.

Oven

We see a lot of holiday baking in your future, so make sure your oven is ready for the action! Create a paste with baking soda, warm water, and a sponge and gently wipe down the interior of the oven. We do not recommend using the self clean function, as we’ve found it can often create more damage than good for your oven and result in Dallas oven repair.

Refrigerator

As we know you’re planning to stock your refrigerator with lots of goodies, it’s better to start with a clean slate. Throw away any long lost leftovers and remove all expired condiments. Wipe out crumbs and spills, and you’re all set for entertaining!

If any of your appliances aren’t working properly, now is the time to get them fixed – before the holiday rush sets in! Call us at Appliance Rescue in Dallas, Texas for a fast, professional appliance repair today! We proudly serve Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, Richardson, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Addison, McKinney, Grapevine, and the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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How to Remove Scratches from Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel appliances remain the most popular appliance finish out there, and this doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. After you’ve had your beautiful stainless steel appliances awhile, you may notice an unsightly scratch here or there and wonder – is there a way to get that out?

While removing a scratch may be impossible without professional help, there are some home stainless steel scratch removal techniques you can try to remove the scratch yourself:

 

Mild Abrasive & Water

Start by purchasing a dry powder cleaner with mild abrasive properties. Examples include Comet, Ajax, and Barkeepers Friend. When combined with water, each of the products forms a paste that can buff out mild scratches and water spots from your stainless steel appliances without major stainless steel appliance repair. Simply apply this solution to a soft cloth and rub WITH the grain of the stainless to watch those scratches disappear.

 

Stainless Steel Scratch Removal Kit

There are several products on the market that are specifically designed to restore the stainless steel and remove scratches and abrasions.  We recommend trying the Scratch B Gone Stainless Steel Scratch Removal Kit or the Siege 63001 Stainless Steel Scratch Remover. Both products give you step-by-step instructions with specially designed products included to give you the best results possible.

 

Before attempting any scratch removal technique, always make sure to check the owner’s manual to determine any tips and tricks from the manufacturer specifically and make sure you aren’t doing anything that would negate an appliance warranty!

If you are nervous about attempting a stainless steel appliance repair on your own – even if is just a scratch removal, call Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas! We’re happy to help with your Dallas appliance repair needs – big and small! Proudly serving Plano, McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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Why Our Customers Love Appliance Rescue!

At Appliance Rescue, we love feedback. Really, we do. It helps us know how we’re doing, what areas we are excelling in, and what areas could use some improvement.

 

What we really, really love is when we receive positive feedback from satisfied customers who want to tell their friends about Appliance Rescue Service and keep coming back year-after-year with their business.

We’ve been fortunate to receive quite a few of these reviews over the years, and here are just a few reasons why our customers love bringing their appliance repair issues to Appliance Rescue:

 

“Appliance Rescue technicians are exceptionally professional and courteous. They clean up from their work. Any costs are clearly explained. Appliance Rescue would be my first call if I ever had a repair issue.” – Nedra in Richardson, Texas

We’re proud that our customers see how talented our technicians are! Each technician goes through rigorous training on all the major appliance brands – Whirlpool, Maytag, Bosch, Samsung, etc. – and can speak confidently about what the issues are before any work is done. Our guys will answer any questions you have about the Dallas appliance repair; they’ll even offer up tips for how to better maintain the appliance in the future!

 

“They were polite and punctual. I would recommend their service to anyone needing repairs.” – Beverly in Wylie, Texas

When you call Appliance Rescue Service for your appliance repair, you don’t have to worry about when we’ll arrive or if our technician will arrive when he says he will. We know many companies offer a “window of service” and you have to set aside half your day to take care of an issue, but expect our technicians to operate differently. Our technicians pride themselves on punctuality and strong communication from start to finish.

 

“I have used Appliance Rescue Service for about 6 or 7 years, and I like that they are very nice people who do exactly what they tell you they will do.” – Suzanne in Dallas, Texas

Repeat business is always a sign we are dong something right, and we are proud to have many customers who have become friends over the years due to their repeat business. With Appliance Rescue there is no “run around.” We present all estimates before any work is done, talk you through the work to be done, and then only perform work when you say go. Pure and simple.

 

These are just a few of the stellar customer reviews we’ve received recently. Thank you to all of our customers for their loyalty and referrals! If you are in need of appliance repair in Dallas, give Appliance Rescue a call today to see the difference!

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