Why Your Oven Is Not Heating and What to Do Next

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You’re planning a nice family dinner. You prepare everything and go to turn your oven on, only to find it isn’t working. Or, maybe the oven appears to be working at first. But you realize it isn’t heating when you go to place your food in the oven. What now? There are many reasons for an oven not heating properly. …

7 Red Flags That You Need a New Stove (Now!)

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The modern kitchen range was invented by Benjamin Thompsonin the 1790s. Unlike the new stoves that we’re used to, however, it was bulky and made from iron.  Fast forward to today and stoves have become an essential component of the kitchen. As you probably know, there are two types—those that run on gas and those that run on electricity.  Like most appliances, however, they don’t last …

How to Fix Your Electric Stove Like a Pro

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Got issues with your electric stove? You’ve come to the right place! The stove is easily one of the most frequently used appliances in the kitchen. Any problems with it can quickly become a huge hassle. And sometimes, no matter how well you maintain it, it stops working properly anyway. Thankfully, it’s one of those things that you just might …

6 Telltale Signs You Need a New Oven Right Away

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In general, ovens and stoves should last around 13 to 15 years. But of course, there are some circumstances that can either shorten or prolong your oven’s lifespan. Or you may have inherited (or purchased) a new oven (to you) from the previous homeowner, and aren’t quite sure how old it is. In any case, there comes a time when …

My Stove’s Gas Burner Won’t Light! What Do I Do?

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Around 38% of Australian households use gas stoves for cooking. There’s a good chance that you use one yourself. While it has its perks over electric (such as good temperature control and immediate heat), gas burners may pose some problems, especially when they refuse to light. is this currently happening to you? If your gas burner won’t light, then here …

What to Do If Your Electric Oven Element Needs to Be Replaced

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Is your electric oven on the fritz? One of the most common problems to face our ovens is the heating element going out. But how do you know for sure it’s the element and what can you do to replace an electric oven element if that’s the case? Read on and we’ll give you the in-and-out of getting things back …

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 …