Today, we all rely heavily on appliances to do our daily work. The failure of any of these, like a stove, can create a horrible situation for us. We need to repair it as quickly as possible to restore the appliances to their previous state. We normally seek professional repair services, however we can also do it ourselves with a little care.
Before starting the stove repair, you need to check whether the fuse works or not. Check the manual to find out where the fuse is located. In most electric stoves, the fuse is located in the back. They can even be found near the burners. Remember to cut off the power to be safe before touching the fuse. If the fuse is good, then there could be a problem with the heating element at the bottom and it is a U-shaped piece of metal. Unscrew and remove the wires to test the element. Check it with the help of a multimeter. It must provide a reading of 10 to 40 ohms for it to work properly. If not, replace the item.
Now there may also be a problem with the glow stick. It is the element that helps to ignite the burner. Unplug the range and check the light bar located on the back of the oven. Also check with a multimeter, and if it shows a moderate reading, that’s fine; otherwise you will have to replace it as well.
There are several electronic controls on your range-stove repair . If the digital clock doesn’t work, you may need to check the fuse again. However, be very careful when handling the fuse. If there is no fault with the fuse, then the timer and clock are bad, so you’d better replace them. Timer off depends on the type of model you are using. Some open easily, some don’t. Please be patient and test it slowly.
A Guide to Choosing Range Hoods
Range hoods are one of the most important appliances you need for your kitchen. Collects smoke, grease, oils, and cooking odor to keep the area clean and smelling good. Without an efficient range hood, smoke and grease can stick to the kitchen and even your hair and clothing. You definitely don’t want to smell like cooking oil or a hint of what you had for breakfast.
Range hoods come in various sizes, designs, and brands. And each type has strengths and weaknesses. Understanding these differences and choosing based on your specific requirements and preferences will help you make informed decisions when purchasing. Here are some important factors to consider.
Range hood type
There are 2 basic types of range hoods: ventilated and ductless. The ventilated type sucks in the air and directs it outside the house. The ductless hood with recirculation fans draws in air, filters fumes and grease, and redirects air back to the kitchen. In terms of design, the vented type is bulkier because it requires conduit for installation, while the conduitless design is thinner. In terms of performance, the vented hood is much more efficient, effective and powerful at sucking in air and keeping it out compared to the ductless design. However, the installation is much more complicated and the budget will of course be more expensive for a ventilated range hood. Despite the higher price, experts will always recommend vented hoods for longer and more efficient performance.
Design and aesthetic appeal
Range hoods can be a central element in the design of your kitchen area. Many types, finishes, and even custom-made designs offer consumers a wealth of options that can look great with the rest of the elements and layout of the space. You can consider island hoods, wall mounted, ceiling mounted, and under cabinet.
Extractor hood size
A vent hood is efficient if it has adequate capacity to match the heat output of your range. This simply means that the ventilation hood must have sufficient capacity to absorb the amount of smoke, odor and steam that the stove releases when it is used. You will understand this better if you consider the wattage of your range and the cubic feet per minute (CFM) of the vent hood.
(Total wattage X 3.5) / 100 = Cubic feet per minute
First, check your stove manual and check the total wattage of your burner and boiler. Multiply the total by 3.5 to get the BTUs (British Thermal Units). You can then divide the BTU by 100 to get the CFM. Once you have calculated, check the CFM of the range hood. It must match or be greater than the calculated CFM of your range to have the ideal range hood size and capacity.
Maintenance and repair
When choosing the right range hood, also consider ease of maintenance and the cost of replacement parts. You can check with your sales representatives or check the specifications or manual to see if the filters and parts you need to maintain are easy to clean using simple methods. Check if they are made of a material that will not corrode when washed with soapy water. Buying a cooker hood with parts that don’t wear out easily and cost a lot to replace will be a good investment.