How Long Do Stoves Last (& Other Household Appliances)?

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The famed chef Julia Child purchased her six-burner gas commercial range in the early 1950s. She used it until she donated it to the Smithsonian in Washington DC in 2001. According to Smithsonian experts, the stove is still in working condition. This simple fact begs the question: how long do stoves last? If Julia Child’s stove could last nearly fifty …

Easy-To-Follow Refrigerator Maintenance Checklist

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You’re making yourself a bowl of cereal for breakfast. Your appetite is more than a little bit ruined when you pour chunky milk into the bowl. You only bought this milk a few days ago so what gives?  It could be a wide array of things but most likely it happened because your refrigerator isn’t cooling your food as it …

10 Reasons to Leave Your Appliance Repairs to the Pros

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You keep a mop and bucket by your fridge because it keeps leaking. To keep costs down, you’ve tinkered around at the back but nothing changes. We all love to believe we can do it ourselves, but sometimes our efforts are to no avail. What’s more, fixing your fridge with no experience can result in some serious consequences. Still not …

How Much Does Oven and Stove Repair Cost? A Guide on the Average Prices

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, fate can sometimes play a practical joke. Stoves and ovens are necessary this time of year, but what happens if they quit working properly? Quick, reliable, and knowledgeable repair technicians are a must.  Let’s discuss the importance of stove repair. We will also compare the costs of buying a new one vs. repairing the …

Keeping Your Oven in Shape: The Top Kitchen Oven Maintenance Tips

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From spectacular Christmas dinners to weeknight family meals, food is the centre of many of our home lives. We all remember the favourite meals we had growing up, and many of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen every day cooking for our family. Whether you’re roasting a turkey or baking a frozen lasagna, having a working kitchen …

Repair vs Replace: Should You Repair or Replace Your Oven?

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If you’re an avid baker, then you know all too well the disappointment when your oven breaks. When your oven malfunctions just hours to a dinner party, then the situation is ten times worse. Even occasional bakers hate when their ovens go haywire. But an everlasting kitchen appliance is still a product of our imagination. When in such a fix, …

8 Telltale Signs Your Oven Needs Repair

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Imagine getting ready for a big dinner. All of your friends and family are coming over to taste your delicious cooking. You’ve got everything chopped, seasoned, and ready to go. Except for one big problem: the oven. If you’re having trouble cooking up all of your favourite foods, it might not be any fault of yours. A lot of common …

Preventing the Flood: Why Your Washing Machine is Leaking and How to Handle it

Not ten minutes after putting a load of laundry in your washing machine do you hear a funny noise. You hurry into the laundry room and nearly break your neck from slipping on a puddle of water on the floor. You start trying to find the source of the leak even though you’re pretty sure you already know. Before you …

To Repair or Replace? Here’s Why Repairing Appliances Will Save You Money

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Did you know that the average Australian spends around $780 per year on appliances? Considering that appliances are a pretty boring expense category (face it, we are sure that you would rather have a few nice meals with that money), this is quite a high price tag. Just to ensure that your house has a set of running appliances!  One …