Our Trusty Kitchen Cleaners Explained

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Hydrobalance – 16 OZ Icemaker Cleaner

This product removes slime and scale buildup in your icemaker. It is a fast acting, non-foaming cleaner that restores efficiency of your icemaker. With Nickel Or Tin-Plated Evaporators- Contains Only Food Grade Ingredients. Meets Manitowoc specification for Ice Machine Cleaner. You can find this product on our online store. 

Directions:

  • Turn off the ice maker
  • Wait 5-10 minutes for the ice to fall into storage bin. Remove all ice from bin.
  • Unscrew the drain cap from the bottom of the water pan located inside the storage bin.
  • Allow water to drain completely.
  • Replace the drain cap securely on the water pan.
  • Read and follow step-by-step directions provided on the cleaner bottle.
  • Use 16-oz of the approved icemaker cleaner.

 

Lemi-Shine Original Powder – 12 OZ

Helps to reduce and remove hard water and mineral spots and film on dishes during the main wash cycle. This super concentrated powder removes Lime, Calcium, Iron & Other Mineral Deposits & Stains, Cleans & Deodorizes Dishwashers. You can find this product on our online store.

Directions:

  • Pour entire contents of one pouch into detergent receptacle or bottom of empty washing machine
  • Fill pre-wash receptacle with your favorite detergent** (If only one receptacle is present, fill half with Lemi Shine® and half with detergent or place detergent in bottom of dishwasher)
  • Set wash cycle temperature to warm and start cycle as normal

 

Glisten Garbage Disposer Cleaner

Glisten Disposer Cleaner gets deep into the hidden areas and foams away the toughest grunge and foul odors while freshening your whole kitchen. Provides a 3 to 4 minute self-cleaning that thoroughly scrubs, cleans, and degreases all internal surfaces and drain

Directions:

  • Start with turned off, empty disposer.
  • Run a strong stream of hot water into the sink with disposer for one minute, reduce to a trickle
  • With disposer off and water still at a trickle, insert one biodegradable packet into the disposer
  • Turn on disposer
  • Blue cleaning foam may rinse into sink(s)
  • Cleaning cycle is complete when cleaning foam entirely disappears from disposer
  • Turn off disposer when complete

 

Cooktop Cleaner

Cooktop Cleaner is safe for use on ALL smooth top ranges including radiant and halogen. Formulated for heavy-duty cleaning without scratching, this product is best for removing tough stains while regular use helps maintain shine and performance. The formula does not contain silicone or other substances that could harm the cooktop surface. You can find various brands of cooktop cleaner here as well as cleaning pads and a scraper for the surface.

Directions:

  • Remove any burnt-on food with a single-edged blade razor or scraper
  • Apply a quarter-sized amount to a cool cooktop surface
  • Rub with dry paper towel cleaning pad
  • Buff Surface with a soft cloth or paper towel

** Cooktop Cleaner works well on any glass surface including shower doors and can also be used on porcelain, cultured marble (as found in bathrooms), faux marble and Stainless Steel Sinks and cookware; however, it should not be used on Stainless Steel appliance surfaces.

Micro Bryte

Micro Bryte Appliance Cleaner Spray is an extra-strength cleaner that quickly & easily cleans grease, grime and food spills inside microwaves, refrigerators and on all kitchen appliances and counter surfaces.

Not for use on stainless steel surfaces. 16 oz. spray bottle.Quickly cleans dried starches (like potatoes and noodles) and greases (like bacon). Safe to use around food preparation surfaces – non-toxic. Great on painted appliances such as black stainless steel & slate

Degreaser

Heavy duty degreaser cuts through grease, oil, and burned on spills with ease. This degreaser works exceptionally on burners, grates, vent hoods, spill pans, and grills. For more information about this product click here.

Directions:

  • Simply spray cleaner onto stainless steel surfaces and wipe clean.

 

 Stainless Steel Cleaner

Stainless steel cleaner and cleaning wipes effectively clean fingerprints, smudges and residue left behind from daily useFor more information about this product click here.

 Directions:

  • Simply spray cleaner onto stainless steel surfaces and wipe clean.

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We pride ourselves on making our homes reflect our personal style and taste. We hand pick the perfect furniture and paint for the walls but one thing that seems to be out of our control is the look of our most important, everyday pieces our appliances. They are the center of many activities in the house and we, including others, have to see them every day. And let’s face it, they aren’t the prettiest things to look at.

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Hacks and Tips for Organizing Your Refrigerator and Freezer

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Carrier Expands Recall on PTAC & PTHP Units

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As of February 23, 2017 Carrier has expanded the recall on Carrier, Bryant, and Fast brand PTAC and PTHP units due to a faulty power cord posing a fire hazard risk. The recall includes approximately 94,000 units in addition to the original 185,000 recalled in November of 2007 and 285,000 added in December of 2015. Continue reading

5 Kitchen Trends to Try in 2017

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It’s a new year, why not try out a new look for your kitchen? Before spring is in full swing, this is the perfect time to redo or reorganize your kitchen before the weather gets even warmer and we start spending all of our free time outside! So much time is spent in the kitchen between cooking and baking, eating meals, and being a central socializing spot for guests.  Here are some new ways to enhance your kitchen’s look while keeping the space efficient.

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Organize Your Refrigerator Like A Pro

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Having an unorganized or cluttered refrigerator can not only be stressful but can also cause food to spoil faster, and spills to go unnoticed. All of the items in your refrigerator have areas that they should be located depending on the temperature or humidity they require. So take a minute to learn about the different areas of your refrigerator and what should be stored on them to maximize your foods freshness and keep your fridge organized!

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Coffee From The Refrigerator Anyone?

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We all love a nice cup of coffee in the morning before we start our busy days. We freshly make it in our coffee machines or use our Keurigs. Now General Electric has done the unthinkable, coffee right from our refrigerators! Just when you thought appliances couldn’t get any savvier, General Electric and Keurig have teamed up to create a coffee-dispensing fridge called the Cafe series.

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