Is your household suffering from a poorly working stove, or a stove that isn’t even working at all? Your Viking stove is one appliance that is very hard to function without! Even the most simple recipes or quick meals require the use of your stove.
Not having a working stove can be extremely frustrating especially with the holidays just around the corner! With all we expect from our home appliances, we must face the fact that they can break down, malfunction or run into problems every so often.
If your stove has completely stopped working, then be sure to contact a trained repair technician at San Diego Appliance Repair Company to service your Viking appliance. Read on for some Viking stove do’s and don’ts to keep your stove in optimal condition this holiday season.
Dirt, food and grime can build up very quickly on your Viking stove and not only is it unsightly, but it is also not the most hygienic area to cook your food. With regular cleaning of your stove top, you can avoid major build ups that can lead to hours of painstaking cleaning and possibly, damage to your appliance. With regular cleaning, your Viking stove top should provide many years of good service to you and your family!
Maintenance Dos and Don’ts for your Viking stove:
- Wipe down your stovetop after every use.
- Wait until the burners and stove surface have completely cooled down before you go to clean them.
- Take the burners apart from the stove and soak in warm, soapy water to clean thoroughly.
Stubborn cooked-on spills or stains can be cleaned with a mild paste. You can make this from 2 simple ingredients: baking soda and water.
- Wash all parts in clean water. Then, dry all parts thoroughly before replacing them.
- Remove any food pieces stick under or on the burners and on the surface of the cooktop.
- Replace the burners correctly. There is a small hole in each of the burner base pieces where the flame shoots out and connects with the burner – if the hole isn’t matched with the corresponding opening in the burner the flame won’t ignite.
- Check for gas leaks if you have a gas stove. If you smell gas – immediately turn off the stove and open a window.
- If you are cleaning a gas stove, turn off the gas taps.
- Depending on the frequency of cooking, clean your filters every few months to prevent major build up.
- Pour water over the cooktop! Excess water can prevent ignition and you will not be able to use your appliance anymore.
- Use a toothpick to clean the burner holes in case the wood snaps in the holes. Brushing gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush can also help to dislodge food particles and grease.
- Spray cleaning liquid directly onto the control panel. Instead, spray some on a damp cloth and then wipe the surface. Don’t use abrasive pads or harsh cleaning products on the knobs or the text/indicators can be worn off. Many knobs can be removed from the base of the stove and cleaned in warm soapy water.
By following proper cleaning techniques, you will avoid the risk of burning out any working parts on your stove. The appliance repair professionals at San Diego Appliances Repair Company can help you with all your home appliance repair needs. Call us at (619) 928-5000 today or click to get your appliances fixed in no time!