Many people do not realize it, but daily maintenance of your cooktop is one of the easiest ways to ensure that it performs as designed for many years to come. When you are finished using the cooktop, once the burners have cooled down after your meal, take a few minutes to wipe up any spills or splatters on the cooktop surface. This will help to ensure that the next time you use your cooktop, you won’t be creating more of a mess from previously dried on grease and pieces of food.
If your cooktop stops working completely, or it doesn’t work quite like it used to, it may be time to call a professional. Dial Appliance Service has a full set of employees that are trained and certified to work many different brands of cooktops, ovens, and other appliances. We have been servicing appliances in the greater New York area for over 2 decades, so you could say that our technicians know their way around a kitchen.
Handy Tips to Maintain Your Cooktop
There are several things that many people are unaware of that you should do when you own a cooktop, stove, or oven. One thing that you definitely should do is make sure that you have a fire extinguisher available in the kitchen just in case a fire breaks out. You will want to make sure that it is rated for grease and electrical fires. If you choose a fire extinguisher that is not rated for grease, then you will probably spread the fire when trying to put out a grease fire with it.
Another good tip is to keep your cooktop user manual somewhere easy to access in the kitchen. This way you can easily reference it when you forget how to use a feature. Also, it will list many different problems that you might encounter with your cooktop, along with common solutions to these problems. Referencing the troubleshooting portion of your user’s manual is one quick way to save time and money, because if you might be able to fix the problem easily without having to call a professional.
One more tip is to occasionally visually inspect your breaker panel or fuses, depending on how your house was built. Make sure that there is no charring or black marks in the fuse/breaker panel. Plus, you should manually trip your breakers a couple times. This will help to clean the contacts where the breaker meets the power bar, and will help ensure that there is a good, solid connection that will aid in properly functionality.
Contact Us in Greater NY Area
If you have any concerns about how your cooktop is working, or believe that your cooktop or appliance is not working properly, then don’t hesitate to call us immediately at 718-365-1512 or toll free at 800-229-8132. Our highly trained staff will be able to answer any of your questions, and if you feel that you need one of our professionally trained and certified technicians to take a look at your cooktop, then our staff will get you set up with an appointment time that works best for you.