When shopping for countertop appliances, check the specification of the appliance to ensure it meets all of your needs. Some of the factors to look out for include:
Power – Check the power output to see if the appliance can handle the task you have in mind for it.
Cord or Cordless – some appliances have corded or cordless options. Corded equipment offer more power, while cordless equipment offer more flexibility.
Attachments – Check the specifications to see what type of attachments are available with the model and choose an appliance that has all of the attachments you want; or, if you don’t want any of the attachments, then you can opt for a stand-alone model.
Clean Up – Cleaning up the appliance should be easy (Ensure that the appliance is unplugged from the power source before you wash it):
Read the specs to see how your appliance should be cleaned
If the appliance has detachable parts, check if they’re dishwasher safe
Proper care and maintenance of your countertop appliances will not only make your appliance operate more efficiently but it will also prolong its life. Once you have purchased the appliance you need, read the manufacturer’s instructions for the correct procedure on how to handle the equipment.
Countertop Appliance Care Guide
Listed below are some useful tips on how to take care of some of the most commonly used pieces equipment in the kitchen:
Blenders: Try not to place your blender over a puddle of water as there are motor vents underneath its base. If water gets into the motor vent then it will ruin the motor.
Toaster Ovens: If the plug and cord are hot to touch then they’ll need to be replaced.
Espresso Machines or Coffeemakers: Avoid letting coffee grounds from building-up in the grounds basket as coffee residues can build a hardened film over time. Try to clean the basket immediately after use.
Rice Cookers: Ensure the air vents are clear before using the appliance. The air vent can easily be cleaned with a pipe cleaner.
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