Healthy Appliance Tips

home-appliance-788x436Healthy Appliance Tip #1: For best dryer performance and to prevent possible fire, inspect outside vent weekly for lint obstruction and good air flow.

Healthy Appliance Tip #2: For best dishwasher performance, run water at the kitchen sink until hot just before starting your dishwasher. It’s also best to use soft water for improved washability as well as increasing the life of your appliance.

Healthy Appliance Tip #3: Using a small nylon mesh laundry bag for small articles, such as childrens socks, etc can prevent such items from entering your wash pump and causing damage. Always carefully check pockets and remove all items before washing such as keys, hair pins, safety pins, coins etc.

Healthy Appliance Tip #4: Using too much fabric softener can cause a build up over time that can actually affect your dryer’s performance. If using liquid fabric softener in the washer, use a very small amount, diluted. If your choice is a dryer sheet, appliance manufacturers now recommend cutting the dryer sheet in half. Not only will your dryer be happier, you’ll save money, too.

Healthy Appliance Tip #5: Adding a product called “Finish Glass Magic” to your dishwasher may increase the cleaning performance. Pour “Finish Glass Magic” into the bottom of the dishwasher tub. Then, add your favorite detergent to the dispenser as you normally would. There are several Finish products, but it must have the words “Glass Magic” on the box. Recently, phosphates have been removed from all dishwasher detergents and many people are calling us to report that their dishwasher is no longer getting dishes clean and/or leaving a white residue on dishes, particularly plastic items. You may need to soak the items in a vinegar solution to remove the residue. Then, use the “Finish Glass Magic” with each wash. Another product that is very useful with kitchen and laundry appliances is “20 Mule Team Borax”. Simply pour 1/4 cup of “20 Mule Team Borax” in the bottom of the dishwasher tub for each load.