Use These Tips to Prepare Your Appliance for Thanksgiving

November has arrived, and that means that residents in Spring, Texas, and the surrounding areas are getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday.

To create the perfect Thanksgiving meal, you need to make sure that your oven is working at its best come Thanksgiving Day. At Royal Appliance Parts & Service, Inc., we understand that you want to impress your guests with the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner, so we’ve laid out some tips to prepare your appliance for the holiday:

  1. Have Your Appliance Serviced

Your oven has a typical lifespan of about 10 to 15 years. If your oven is reaching the end of its lifespan, it may be a good idea to consider having your appliance serviced by a professional appliance repair company, like Royal Appliance Parts & Service, Inc. in the weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday. This ensures your oven will be free of any problems caused by years of wear and tear, making cooking during the holidays much easier.

  1. Give the Range Hood a Good Cleaning

Over time, your range hood gets coated with grease from cooking, and eventually, this greasy buildup can cause the range hood to not function properly. To get your range hood holiday-ready, be sure to give the filters a good cleaning. This can be done by carefully cleaning the filters in the sink, or if you have charcoal filters, replacing them with a new set.

  1. Read Your Owner’s Manual

You can learn some useful information about your oven by reading the owner’s manual. Not only can this manual outline signs of problems with your appliance, it can also provide some simple solutions for easy-to-fix problems. Before Thanksgiving arrives, read over your owner’s manual to make sure that everything is working properly, and your oven is not in need of any professional repairs.

  1. Get Your Appliance Ready

Your oven is the star of the show on Thanksgiving Day. Because of this, many people want to run the self-cleaning cycle the day before guests arrive. However, this may not be the best idea, as this function causes the oven to become extremely hot and can lead to a breakdown on an older oven. Additionally, using the self-cleaning feature can cause old food odors to linger as your guests arrive. If using the self-cleaning feature is a must, run the cycle two weeks before Thanksgiving to allow yourself time to address any problems or lingering food odors.

  1. Inspect Your Burners

Typically, the front burners do all the work when you cook your food. However, cooking spills and grime can cause burners to stop working properly. Check your burners before the holiday to see if they need a cleaning. To do this, gently wash the burners with soap and water in the sink. Being gentle is extremely important when cleaning your burners, as pilot lights can become dislodged from rough scrubbing. Once your burners are clean and dried, replace them and check to see that they light properly.


We’re officially in the month of Thanksgiving, so it’s time to start getting your appliances ready for the holiday. For professional repairs and services on your appliances, give Royal Appliance Parts & Service, Inc. a call at (281) 350-6605. We’re the leading name in appliance repair and service for Spring, Texas, and the surrounding areas.

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