February 16, 2010

Safe Refrigerator Storage

Posted in Cleaning, Food, Health, Home, RepairClinic.com tagged , , , , at 8:10 am by Liliana

Safe Refrigerator Storage

Safe Refrigerator Storage

• Do not overload your refrigerator – a crowded refrigerator cannot keep foods cool enough.

• Stack your refrigerator in an orderly fashion – it is safer and more efficient as well as more pleasant.

• Rotate foods so that you use the older items first – when you buy new groceries, place them behind the older ones.

• Be familiar with how long foods last – throw away items that have been stored for longer than recommended time periods.

• Go through bags and discard pieces that are molding or going bad – one rotten apple can spoil the whole bag!

• Make sure that bacteria laden drips from meat and chicken don’t contaminate other food, especially fruits and vegetables that will be eaten without cooking.

• Always keep milk and dairy products in tightly closed, lidded or covered containers.

• Avoid refrigerator odors  – clear all old, rotting, spoiled or molding foods.

January 25, 2010

Refrigerator Parts at RepairClinic.com

Posted in Home, RepairClinic.com tagged , , , at 8:23 am by Liliana

Old Refrigerator

This old refrigerator

Our refrigerator is very old. It is also outdated and ugly, not a single sleek or modern line on it. But for over twenty years it has served us well, and is actually spacious and well designed on the inside. My husband Jeff is a practical man and sees no reason to replace a perfectly good refrigerator just for aesthetic reasons.  I, on the other hand,  have been praying for that refrigerator to break for a very long time.

Well, a few years ago I came into our kitchen early in the morning and there was a thundering noise coming from the refrigerator. It sounded like a very loud lawn mower. My heart filled with hope. The time had come. The moment Jeff entered, I joyfully pointed out that our refrigerator was nearing its demise and that we’d have to buy a new one. It’s so old, why would we even try fixing it?

But Jeff is a logical man, perhaps just a little stubborn, and not easily persuaded. Having worked for years as the IT director at  RepairClinic.com, he knew what to do. He went to the website and looked up the diagnostic information on thundering refrigerators. He quickly found out that it was a faulty fan making all that noise, and that the fan was easy to replace by a non-technician. By entering the model number of our unit on the site, Jeff found the exact match for the part we needed. He ordered it and replaced the fan the following day.

We still have that old, ugly refrigerator. It works great and I have pretty much accepted the fact that it will  be in my kitchen for a very long time. The stove on the other hand …..