Care and Maintenance

All kitchen appliances require care and some general maintenance to keep them in good condition. These articles provide some practical, cost saving advice to help prevent the need for a more costly repair and to keep your appliances in clean, working order.

General Maintenance

General Maintenance

As your kitchen appliances get older, as well as keeping it clean, there are also some parts that will require replacing in order to keep the appliance in good condition and performing well. These consumer replaceable parts that do not require an engineer can often prevent more costly repairs if replaced when they show signs of wear and tear.


Parts can be obtained direct from your manufacturer or universal parts are widely available from spares distributors. This article is a basic guide to the parts which may require replacing periodically.


Warning: Always ensure the power to the appliance is switched off before attempting any repairs.


Door Seal


A door seal needs replacing if it shows signs of wear and tear or has perished or become loose or saggy. They are normally either fed into the rim of the cavity of the oven or held on with clips in the corners.


Not replacing a door seal in this condition could result in scorch marks appearing on the doors of the appliance or the adjacent kitchen units which could be very costly to repair.


Light Bulb


Oven bulbs can fail in the same way that a normal household bulb does and can normally be replaced quite easily. Most oven bulbs are covered by a slide out glass lens or screw cap which can be removed from inside the oven cavity. Instructions for replacing a bulb can often be found in the manufacturer’s handbook.