Product Pick of the Week: Affresh Stainless Steel Cleaner


We’ve been adding to our Product Pick of the Week series for quite a while now, but we  realize that for many of you, this may be your first time visiting our blog.

So for starters, welcome and thank you for checking us out!

If you’re wondering what this series is all about, each week we highlight a product, part, category of parts, etc. and we talk about how it works or what is does for your appliance and try to share a few related tips.

This week’s pick goes to Affresh Stainless Steel Cleaner.

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Your next refrigerator may be cooled by magnets!


Have you ever wondered how much energy or gases your refrigerator consumes? The days of using refrigerant to cool down your food may be very well behind us thanks to some new technology. This cooling technology is based on magnetocaloric effect; that transfers heat from the interior of the fridge to the outside of the unit. The effect can be traced back to first being observed back way in the early 1900’s. With today’s technology and manufacturing breakthrough, refrigeration by magnets is almost possible thanks to General Electric. Continue reading

3 Ways Your Range Can Become a Toaster


The biggest question that we never ask ourselves is, “Am I getting the most use out of my appliance?” We never question the basic functions of our appliances because, well, they are basic and why would we want to change that? However, you would be surprised how many more ways you can use your appliances outside of your daily cooking and cleaning routines.

A case in point of the unknown functions of our appliances are the many uses your gas or electric range has to offer. Below we have provided you with three different methods on how to toast your bread using an electric or gas range/oven.  Continue reading

Product Pick of the Week: Forearm Forklift Lifting Straps


This week’s pick goes out to the Forearm Forklift Lifting Straps.  We know, you’re probably wondering what in the world is a Forearm Forklift?   It’s not an actual forklift, but it can help you lift like one.

The Forearm Forklift Lifting Straps are meant to help with heavy lifting, especially when it comes to bulky hard to grip items.  The unique design of the two straps allows for better leverage and helps to promote proper lifting techniques to make moving large items easier and better prevent injuries.  They’re even OSHA accepted to reduce back injuries due to heavy and repetitive lifting.   Continue reading

Central A/C Maintenance Tips


It’s that time of season again, and summer is already here. While you probably have been busy with friends, family, and work, you probably haven’t thought much about your central A/C unit. We have a few routine maintenance tips to help you save money and energy so you can spend more time doing the things you love! Continue reading

Static Cling | What Is It and How Do I Get Rid of It?


We’ve almost all dealt with it at some point.  After running the dryer, you find two shirts stuck together, and when you try to pull them apart you hear that all too recognizable crackle.  Static Cling.

But what causes Static Cling?  And how do you prevent it or get rid of it?  In today’s blog, we’ve got a few easy tips that may help you fend off the notorious Static Cling and will try to explain why it happens in the first place. Continue reading



It’s summer time and time to prepare for those hot summer days! You turn on your air conditioner to cool your house, but you feel hot air blowing into all your rooms instead. It won’t be long into the season till you get upset with this. What could the issue be? Luckily we know a few reasons that could be the cause of the problem. This advice can be used for either in room or central air conditioners.
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Product Pick of the Week: Gifts For Dad


Father’s Day is almost here, do you have something picked out for Dad yet?  In this week’s Product Pick we thought we’d help you out with a few ideas perfect for Dad.  And these don’t just have to be for Father’s day, these could also make great Birthday, Christmas, or anytime gifts!  Continue reading

Product Pick of the Week: OEM Replacement Parts


This week’s Product Pick is a little bit different than some of our past picks.  Instead of just talking about one specific product or type of part, we’ll be talking about OEM Parts.  If you’ve ever visited our website you probably already know that at 1st Source Servall we specialize in the use of genuine OEM appliance replacement parts.   Continue reading

Product Pick of the Week : Washer & Dryer Control Knobs & Settings


The Selector, Timer, or Control Knobs on your Washer and Dryer make it possible to choose different cycles for different types of loads.  But have you wondered what the difference is between each of those cycles?  Most of us just check the tag on our clothes and set our washer and dryer to the recommended settings without actually knowing what changes we’re making.

In this Product Pick of the Week, we’ll be going over how to replace the Selector or Control Knobs on your Washer or Dryer and highlight the differences between some of the most common cycles found on each appliance. Continue reading