Cooking & Kitchen

Keep Your Cooker Clean
When it comes to cleaning your cooker, it is possible to clean it using products you’re likely to find in your kitchen cupboard. But the best option is to use a specialist cleaner.

Such a cleaner will leave your cooker sparkling and remove any unpleasant odours. Choosing the right cleaner for the task is only part of cleaning your cooker. It’s also important to make sure that you clean every element of the cooker to keep it running at its optimum performance.

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Keep Your Cooker Running
Have you been in that situation where you’re in the middle of cooking a family meal, when your cooker decides to give up the ghost and stops working completely? It can be extremely frustrating, but by loving your cooker it can also be prevented, and this doesn’t have to cost the earth.

The cooking unit can often be split down into three key parts, the cooker hood, cooker itself and then the hob. By keeping each of these components well maintained, your cooker will continue to perform to the best of its ability for a long time to come.

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7 Dishwasher Questions Answered
It is estimated that a dishwasher can save up to three weeks a year on washing up. However, as with all household appliances, from time to time, dishwashers can gain faults. To help limit the risk of faults occurring with yours, we’ve answered 7 of the most common questions below.

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How to Clean Your Cooker Hob

From steaming vegetables and boiling pasta, through to cooking a fry-up or chilli, the cooker hob is an important appliance within the kitchen. Yet, as with all cooking appliances, the hob is susceptible to a build up of dirt; especially if a lot of fat is produced from the food.

As a rule of thumb spills and splatters which occur during the cooking process should be cleaned at the earliest opportunity. We recommend whilst the cooker hob is still slightly warm to touch, that you use a damp cloth to wipe away any spillages – and this technique can be used across all hob types.

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How to Choose Your MicrowaveFrom defrosting food, to cooking ready-meals and from heating milk for a hot chocolate through to cooking custard, the microwave can be an invaluable appliance in the kitchen – if you get the right model for your needs and requirements.

Yet choosing the right microwave can often be difficult, especially when you consider the various options available. But to give you a helping hand, below we’ve outlined three considerations for choosing a microwave.

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How to Select the Perfect FreezerAlthough the freezer is one of the household appliances which uses the most electricity, due to being left on around the clock, it’s also one of the most invaluable appliances. As such, when it comes to purchasing a freezer, it’s important to make sure you’re selecting one which not only meets your needs and requirements, but is also energy efficient.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve compiled the following guide.

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Cooker DoorIn the our “customer questions” series we’ve looked at how to change a vacuum drive belt. In our second post, we answer how to change a cooker hinge.

Now a faulty cooker hinge may not seem like a fault you’re likely to experience, but such a fault will not only prevent your cooker door from closing correctly, which in-turn results in heat escaping from the appliance – hindering your cooking.

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What No-one Tells You About FreezersOur freezers are important appliances within the kitchen, and as with all household appliances they need a lot of care, attention and maintenance to keep them working at their best and effectively.

To give you a helping hand at keeping your freezer working at its optimum level for years to come, we’ve answered some of the more common questions relating to freezer care, below.

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A Quick Guide to MicrowavesThe microwave is one of the newest kitchen appliances and also one of the most popular. Since being invented in the 1940s and sold for home use in the 1960s, the microwave has revolutionised how we cook.

In a bid to help you understand your microwave, and therefore get the most out of it, we’ve produced the following guide. This guide looks at how the microwave works, the best way to clean it, and how to replace the waveguide cover should it become faulty.

So without further ado….

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What Should & Shouldn't You Keep in the FridgePreviously at BuySpares we have discussed within our blog how to keep your fridge clean and running, how to maintain the fridge and how to keep it at a steady temperature. Whilst all of these are important to get the most from the appliance, it is also important to make sure that you’re storing the right things within it.

To help make sure you’re storing the right food within your fridge, below we’ve outlined some of the food you should and shouldn’t refrigerate – despite common misconceptions.

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