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How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Household Appliances: Expert Advice

In today's fast-paced world, our household appliances play a crucial role in simplifying our lives. But have you ever wondered how you can make these valuable time-savers last longer? Join us as we delve into expert tips and secrets to extend the lifespan of your washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens. Discover the practices that can renew your appliances and save you time, money, and unnecessary effort.


Lifespan when taken care of: 7-15 years

Lifespan when NOT taken care of: 2-8 years

  • Pre-wash your dishes to activate the enzymes in dishwasher soap.
  • Avoid overusing detergents and keep the rinse aid dispenser filled.
  • Be mindful of how you load the dishwasher to avoid blocking the soap dispenser and causing damage to the racks.
  • Use a dishwasher cleaner or a secret ingredient like our favorite, TANG, to remove build-up and keep your dishwasher functioning smoothly.


Lifespan when taken care of: 8-15 years

Lifespan when NOT taken care of: 3-10 years

  • Clean the coils underneath the refrigerator to ensure proper cooling and efficiency.
  • Choose appropriate cleaning chemicals to avoid damaging the refrigerator's interior.
  • Regularly check and clean the defrost drain to prevent water build-up and potential damage.
  • Be mindful of how full you keep your refrigerator and ensure certain areas are free from food items that could obstruct airflow.


Lifespan when taken care of: 10-15 years

Lifespan when NOT taken care of: 1 day-10 years

  • Clean the lint filter before or after every load to prevent lint build-up and potential fire hazards.
  • Inspect the air flow from the dryer vent exhaust to ensure proper ventilation.
  • Check the vent tube behind the dryer for any obstructions or damage.
  • Clean the sensor bars, if applicable, to ensure accurate drying and energy efficiency.


Lifespan when taken care of: 10-25 years

Lifespan when NOT taken care of: 2-8 years

  • Avoid overloading the washer and follow the recommended weight capacity.
  • Be careful how you load the washer to maintain balance and prevent unnecessary strain on the machine.
  • Use the appropriate amount of detergent and avoid overusing fabric softener.
  • Clean out the filter in front-load washers to prevent clogs and maintain optimal performance.

Ranges & Ovens

Lifespan when taken care of: 10-25 years

Lifespan when NOT taken care of: 4-12 years

  • Be cautious of boiling water over the cooktop to avoid potential damage and electrical problems.
  • Keep the cooktop and oven clean, promptly removing any spills or food debris.
  • Prevent food splatter around the edges, as it can attract pests like mice.
  • Avoid using the self-cleaning feature close to important events, as high heat can cause damage to sensitive components.

By following these expert tips and practices, you can significantly extend the lifespan of your household appliances. From being mindful of proper usage to regular maintenance, taking care of your appliances not only saves you time and money but also ensures their efficient performance for years to come. 

Stay tuned for our next blog, where we'll explore more industry secrets and troubleshooting techniques to help you keep your appliances running smoothly.


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