It’s that time of the year when the weather turns chilly, flashing bulbs are strung, and frosted sugar cookies become a main source of food. Many people greet the holidays with decorations, service projects, family events, and most importantly, food, food, and more food. Perhaps you make a secret Turkey rub, bake multiple fruit pies, or know just the trick to making the creamiest and yummiest mashed potatoes from scratch.

Whatever your ideal holiday meal may be, what would happen if your oven quit working, your stovetop wouldn’t ignite, or your fridge went out? To alleviate the fear that your holiday dinner won’t be as you imagined it this year, we have put together three home appliance tips to ensure that you create cozy and memorable experiences with your loved ones.

Begin by Deep Cleaning

The holidays are a perfect time to deep clean. Whether you invited an additional member to join your festivities or not, a clean home is a happy home. Consider spending extra time on your most-used kitchen appliances, such as the following:

  • The fridge: Deep clean your fridge by pulling it away from the wall and cleaning out the dust from the mechanical coils.
  • The oven and stove top: Make sure all the heating elements or gas burners heat and ignite properly, and then deep clean every speck (inside and outside). Deep clean your oven and stove top and make sure all heating elements or gas burners heat and ignite fully.
  • The dishwasher: Place a cup of white vinegar in a dishwater-safe cup on the top rack and run a full cycle to thoroughly clean your dishwasher.

These home appliance tips will ensure that your holiday festivities run smoothly.

Conduct a Cooking Test Run

After deep cleaning your home appliances, consider performing a cooking test run to ensure everything works properly. Choose from a few favorite recipes, and if any appliances give you trouble, you’ll know well in advance if you need to submit a maintenance order before your big festivity.

Reach Out to Our Maintenance Crew

At Park Del Amo Apartments, we want to make all your holiday culinary traditions possible. If your appliances aren’t functioning properly, visit our Resident Portal and submit a work order. Our on-site management and 24-hour maintenance teams will respond right away to get your plans back on track.

Prepare for your holiday festivities by following the home appliance tips that we listed above. Deep clean your home, perform a cooking test, and contact our maintenance crew if needed. The entire staff here at Park del Amo Apartments sincerely wants your holiday wishes to come true this year!