Home appliances should be long-lasting and durable, and routine care can ensure that they are. Caring for appliances includes regular cleaning, inspection and replacement of worn-out parts. This maintenance can prevent costly repairs and extend the life of your appliances. Although there are general ways that you can care for your home appliances, always read the manual for each piece so that you know specific care recommendations.
Replace the bulb in your oven whenever it burns out. Pull the oven and stove control knobs off, and wipe them down with a kitchen cleaner. Replace the knobs. Clean the oven with an oven cleaner to remove any baked-on food.
Other Appliances - Clean out the lint trap in the dryer every time you use it. Vacuum the dryer vent once a year to remove lint buildup. Sweep underneath the dryer once a month.