Those of you who included high quality kitchen equipment in your NYC kitchen remodeling plans may be under the assumption that more expensive professional quality kitchen appliances will last longer and will require less maintenance. While they are more likely to last longer, they still are not exempt from regular maintenance.
It is in your best interests to take care of your investments as neglecting them may lead to them breaking and replacing them would be very costly. The best way to maintain your equipment is to follow the instructions in the manual it comes with. Other than the guidelines in the manual, here are a few things that would be helpful in maintaining your kitchen.
Polish stainless steel
Don’t scrape against the surfaces to clean, instead, use a sponge with antibacterial dishwashing liquid. You avoid scratching and the sponge should be enough to get rid of even the most stubborn stains.
Clean up spills on the cooktop as soon as you can
The sooner you clean it up, the less likely they are to harden and clog up the holes that the gas passes through. Make sure to wait for the cooktop to cool down before cleaning it.
Keep flammable objects away
Anything made of paper or aerosol cans should not be kept close by. Whenever handling hot pans or the oven, use a potholder and don’t settle for anything less.
Use your appliances the way they were meant to be used
Many people are tempted to use shortcuts when using their tools. Some people placed oversized pots in their ovens or line the bottom of it with tin foil to catch the drips to make cleaning much easier. Both are inadvisable as the oversized pot or roaster can damage the oven with its weight and the tin foil can hinder air circulation.