Home appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, and dishwashers make household tasks more convenient. However, due to repeated use, they can become soiled, which can compromise their appearance and function. Fortunately, cleaning them can keep them in good condition. Here's why you should wipe, wash, and disinfect your home appliances regularly.

3 Reasons to Keep Appliances Clean

1. Improve Aesthetics

Doors and panels can quickly collect dirt and grime, which may make indoor spaces look unkempt. Cleaning exterior surfaces with a household cleaner and a microfiber cloth can remove debris and maintain a neat appearance. Use a solution of diluted white vinegar and essential oils to freshen the air and avoid discoloring or damaging stainless steel, sheet metal, or plastic.

2. Prevent Health Issues 


Spilled foods and drinks in refrigerators and on stovetops can leave wet residues that create the ideal environment for mold and mildew to grow. Additionally, exposure to eggs and meat can cause bacteria to reproduce on home surfaces. 

When touched, inhaled, or ingested, these harmful microbes may cause rashes, allergy flareups, and infections. Washing the interior and exterior components with a disinfectant such as diluted bleach can kill these particles and protect your health. 

3. Promote Efficiency

When grease and creosote coat an oven's interior, the appliance may work harder and use more gas or electricity to cook food. Similarly, when dryer filters become saturated, they often take longer and use more heat to dry clothes, which may raise monthly utility bills. 

Spray a degreasing solution on the oven's interior, and use a brush to scrub stubborn buildups before wiping surfaces clean. Clean dryer lint filters after every use by pulling them out from the top or front of the unit and emptying their contents into the trash.


When you need attractive and functional appliances, contact Broxson's Furniture & Appliance. They provide high-quality home appliances, including refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers, to clients throughout Sunray, TX, and the surrounding areas. Call (806) 948-4128 to ask about the brands in stock, or visit the website to browse their inventory.