Often the reason for a breakdown, particularly for sensitive appliances, is that they are left unclean and are not maintained properly. Many people think that appliances are too time consuming to clean, this isn't true because it is, in fact, a simple task that can be quick and save you a lot of money over a longer time frame.
Heavy duty appliances
Kitchen appliances such as your dishwasher, fridge or washing machine (if it is stored in your kitchen) are very simple to maintain. One of the easiest appliances to clean is the dishwasher. Use a soft cloth to remove any dirt inside your dishwasher that may be blocking a few holes. Do this once a week to maintain a dazzling shine to your cutlery.
Refrigerators can be cleaned fortnightly and this prevents the spread of harmful bacteria near your food. Turn the power off at the socket and then remove everything inside, including the shelves. Take a soft or damp cloth and carefully remove dirt, grime and stains that build up inside your fridge, often from unwrapped or poorly wrapped food.
Washing machines may require a filter to be removed, cleaned, or replaced regularly. This ensures a build up of dirt doesn't come back into the cycle and potentially further dirtying or damaging clothing.
Cleaning a computer ensures it runs smoothly, and prevents damage from dirt and dust. Opening the back by unscrewing the casing will reveal sets of wires and motherboards that can be damaged by dirt entering through the computer's gaps. Using a soft cloth or paper towel can remove dirt and dust easily
A microwave can get very dirty, especially inside when as the food is heated. Getting rid of foul smells and removing stains can be awful. That said, lemon or vinegar can be used on a microwave to clean the inside while also removing any bad smells. All you need to do is get a cloth, squirt it on and rub the inside of your microwave. The acidic properties of the liquid also remove dirt and stains easily. Once this is done, just use a damp cloth and dish soap to clean again and dry with a cloth or paper towel.
Prevent lasting damaging on your appliances by maintaining them regularly - this will also reduce the running cost and improve productivity.