Today's kitchens are loaded with sophisticated cabinetry, countertops, storage devices, preparation centers, and much more. But, fundamentally, kitchens are for cooking.
With this fact in mind, it only makes sense that cooking appliances are critical to the function of a kitchen. We employ a variety of these appliances and give them several different names: ovens, ranges, stoves, stovetops, cooktops, and more. All are designed to fry, boil, broil, roast, and otherwise cook foods.
The key to keeping a kitchen range operating properly is to clean it regularly. Beyond that basic maintenance, only a couple of repair jobs are within the skills of most homeowners because most repairs require a thorough understanding of the appliance.
When foods come out burned, soggy, or unevenly baked, it generally means heat isn't being distributed evenly throughout the oven, it's escaping out the door, or the controls are out of adjustment.
When an oven doesn't maintain the set temperature, first make sure no one is allowing the heat to escape by opening its door. If not, the oven control either needs to be re-calibrated or replaced.
As more and more features of ranges become computerized, the list of things you can do to repair them yourself grows smaller and smaller. On a gas range, if the burners don't light, be sure the pilot light is lit (Note: If your appliance has electronic ignition, it doesn't have a pilot light).
The purpose of a hood is to collect cooking contaminants and hold them until the blower unit can exhaust them to the outside. If you have smoke in the kitchen when you cook or, can smell the food long after you cook it's time to call a professional.
Because an estimated two-thirds of U.S. households have dishwashers, it's likely that you are already well-acquainted with the joys of using one. If so, you know that a dishwasher cuts valuable time off your chores, minimizes kitchen clutter, and uses less water to do a better job than does hand-washing. The vanguard of today's dishwashers have really come of age. They do their job quietly and efficiently, using much less energy and water than models made just a few years ago. And they have intelligent controls that maximize the ease of using them.
When a standard refrigerator/freezer combination just doesn't offer enough space for frozen food and, there are separate freezer units. Freezers are usually used for more long-term storage of bulk and seldom-used food items.
Ice machines need to be maintained in order for them to last a long time. In some cases, an ice maker can break down because of overuse or it could also be due to lack of care for the device.
Today, it's estimated that 90% of American homes have a microwave oven in the kitchen. When it comes to cooking quickly and efficiently, they can't be beat. With this in mind, they are great for reheating pizza, thawing frozen foods, popping popcorn, and much more. In addition to saving time, a microwave oven also saves energy. It can eliminate a tremendous amount of wasted energy in the kitchen, from the energy needed to preheat a conventional oven to the waste involved in heating a kettle of water when all you need is a cup.
Our technicians are factory trained to service and repair most makes and models of kitchen appliances.