3 Reasons to Partner with an Appliance Service in Cleveland

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Families and businesses in the Cleveland area depend on their appliances everyday, yet how much thought is placed on their importance? Likely, owners understand the convenience and efficiency the machines bring in their daily lives or workflows, yet is the family or business partnered with an appliance service? Here are 3 reasons to partner with an appliance service in Cleveland:

 

      1. Appliances are Major Assets
      2. DIY Maintaining and Managing Dozens of Units is Difficult
      3. Benefit From Industry Experience and Expertise

         

Appliances are Major Assets

In general, appliances add up to be a major asset of any home or business. In many homes across America, top-of-the-line new appliances are found, which can easily add up to tens of thousands of dollars. Not only are these appliances worth a lot (even at resale value), they’re also very useful around the house and business. These are major assets that are actually useful in day-to-day life – good reasons to ensure their longevity and efficiency.

Innovative new technology and materials are being used to design modern-looking, multi-functional appliances that: last longer and do more with less – Energy Star Rated efficiency is the new standard. With a dozen or so different appliances to: manage, maintain, and repair, a dedicated appliance service partner is a necessity. They have the expertise and experience to maintain and repair any type of home or business appliance, incl:

    • Refrigerators
    • Electric Range
    • Microwave
    • Freezers
    • Dishwashers
    • Gas Ranges
    • Wall Ovens
    • Dryers
    • Washers
    • Trash Compactors
    • Ice Makers
    • Gas and Electric Cooktops

Home and business owners so often neglect to properly support these assets with the quality service they need for longevity and efficiency. By partnering with an appliance service in Cleveland, home and business owners are protecting these major assets and ensuring they reach their potential.

 

DIY Maintaining and Managing Dozens of Units is Difficult

Not only do appliance owners have to maintain their machines properly, but they also have to organize the manuals and warranty information somewhere. Important records can be stored and accessed without too much trouble, yet understanding the fine print is more difficult. The conditions, time frames, and other factors – all have to be known and remembered by the appliance owner.

Basically, what happens is: the owner files this information somewhere when they first get the appliance, then three years later they try to find it among a large pile of accumulated paperwork and manuals from their other appliances and tools.

The point is, when it comes to properly maintaining/repairing modern appliances and managing the warranty information – appliance owners need professional help. Wouldn’t life be easier if a quality local appliance service in Cleveland was in “your back pocket”?

No longer does the family or workforce need to deal with that strange anomaly with the appliance, no longer does it take a full day to figure out the warranty stuff, and no longer do exorbitant emergency appliance service repair fees have to be paid.

 

Benefit From Industry Experience and Expertise

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an appliance expert to call, in order to get a question answered or to know which part to order? Or, if needed, they could come out on a service call and diagnosis the problem at an affordable cost, then give an honest assessment of the situation with recommendations on how to proceed. Getting an assessment and recommendation on how to proceed from a trusted appliance service partner (known before the emergency call) – gives owners assurance of its validity.

Partnering with an appliance service in Cleveland doesn’t have to be a formal agreement, rather an agreement based on performance and quality. Basically, appliance owners are thinking ahead and seeking a partner to help maintain, repair, and manage their appliance assets; they find a service like Fred’s Appliance and: bookmark their website, call them, have them send a parts catalog, put their business card on the fridge, program their number in their cellphones, etc.

Having access to appliance expertise and experience is a valuable tool when considering purchasing a new appliance, repairing and replacing an old appliance, and dealing with any warranty and technical details. Owners will benefit in having access to industry experts who understand generations of appliances, how they’ve changed, their capabilities, and what’s new on the market.

 

Summary

Appliances are often taken for granted and neglected, yet with the right perspective owners realize their value. These various machines, making life more convenient and practical, are not only very useful, but also expensive to buy and maintain. The good news is, owners can partner with an appliance service to optimize the efficiency and longevity of these useful appliances.

Fred’s Appliance Service has been serving Cleveland area residents for decades, partnering with our clients to: repair, replace, and maintain their appliances. We have the experience and expertise to be a valuable partner for appliance owners, to help maintain and manage their expensive appliances. If interested in learning more please contact us today.

Cooking with Appliances: 5 Healthy Frozen Treats to Make in Your Frigidaire Freezer

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Sweet treats are a fun way to greet the kids after school. Unfortunately, most sweets are less than healthy, and definitely not a great way to get geared up for homework time.

What if you could serve up something yummy, healthy, and fun for the kids to enjoy after school? Better yet, what if it required absolutely no cooking? Is there such a thing? Of course there is!

Enter the frozen fruity treats listed below. These tasty, icy, snacks are filled with nutrition and delicious fun. They are easy to serve, easy to make, and help your kids reach their daily fruit quota. What better thing could you possibly make with any one of your kitchen appliances?

 

— Blueberries and Cream Pops —

Packed full of antioxidants, these creamy pops of goodness are a delicious addition to any day. Be careful though, these things are addicting, and you may find yourself making a new batch on a daily basis.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3½ cups vanilla yogurt
  • Blender
  • Ice pop mold

Instructions:

  1. Place blueberries, honey, and yogurt in the blender and blend on low until smooth.
  2. Divide the remaining yogurt between the ice pop molds.
  3. Layer blueberry mixture on top of the yogurt.
  4. Freeze for 4–24 hours until solid.

 

— Chocolate Banana Frozen Treat —

When it comes to healthy treats, this is as close to ice cream as you’re going to get. The good news? It’s pretty dang close. The bad news? You may not ever want to eat anything else.

You’ll need:

  • 3 ripe, frozen bananas
  • 3 ripe, fresh bananas
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Blender
  • Resealable freezer container

Instructions:

  1. Place bananas in blender and blend until creamy.
  2. Add cocoa powder and pulse until well combined.
  3. Place in the freezer container, seal, and place in freezer 3–4 hours.
  4. Scoop and serve in bowls.

 

— Quick and Easy Peach Sorbet —

This sorbet is so easy to make, you’ll likely find yourself making it time and time again. Don’t worry though, its sweet delicious flavor—while undeniably there—is not an indicator of how healthy this treat is.

In fact, this yummy dessert is made with little more than the peaches themselves, making for a dessert low in calories but high in wow factor.

You’ll need:

  • 4 ripe peaches, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Blender
  • Resealable freezer container

Instructions:

  1. Place peaches, honey, and lemon juice in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Move mixture to the freezer container, seal, and freeze for 3–4 hours.
  3. Scoop and serve in bowls.

 

— Frozen Yogurt Bites —

These bite-sized treats are perfect for little ones just looking for something small to snack on. They are flavorful enough to fill anyone’s need for a sweet treat, but still healthy and packed with all the goodness found in the yogurt and fruit of your choice.

For an added element of fun, freeze these into your favorite shapes using silicone molds. After all, what could be more fun than eating a tiny, tasty star-shaped FroYo bite?

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries
  • Blender
  • Ice cube tray or silicone mold

Instructions:

  1. Place yogurt and berries in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly amongst the molds.
  3. Freeze 4–6 hours until solid.
  4. Pop out and enjoy within 3 days.

 

These are just a few of the delicious frozen treats you can make using your Frigidaire freezer. Why not get started today making some healthy treats your kids won’t be able to resist? You’ll feel better about snack time, and they’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of the day.

Keep in mind, however, that in order to make amazing frozen treats you need to have a working freezer. If you need to have your freezer looked at, now is the time to call someone in. Here at Fred’s Appliance Repair we are here to offer you quality service at great prices.

Please contact us today for more information.

Microwave And Oven Appliance Repair: Create A Checklist Before Your Big Purchase

Alex HallmarkService Comments

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We all love our microwaves and our ovens, right? However, it is important that we choose the right microwave. You should not purchase any type of microwave until you have done enough research. Here are some of the things you should consider before buying a microwave:

  • The type of microwave
  • Is the microwave’s branding a good one? What is the feedback on the brand?
  • What is the size of the microwave?
  • What type of features and controls does the microwave have?
  • What type of warranty is on the microwave?
  • Measurements of the area you plan to sit the microwave

You do not just have to look in the store to find a great microwave; you can research various microwaves online. Searching microwaves online will also give you the opportunity to read reviews and feedback. What better way to find out if a microwave is worth considering than reading the reviews and feedback of people just like you.

When thinking of what should be on your list when considering microwaves, you should make sure you keep all of those things in mind.

Before you purchase any microwave, you should always read the instructions of the microwaves. If you are able to read the instructions online,  you will be able to determine if you will be able to meet those installation requirements.

  • What type of voltage does the microwave require? Are you able to meet those standards?
  • What type of microwave are you considering?

Just in case you did not know, there are various types of microwaves to choose from and all of them are equipped with their own incredible features. Here is a list of the type of microwaves you will want in your home:

  • A countertop microwave
  • The microwave that is combined with your oven/range
  • A microwave that goes under the counter
  • A microwave that goes above the oven
  • A built-in microwave

Features

What type of features and controls are you looking most forward to on a microwave? Are there any specific controls you are looking for on a microwave? Some people need a microwave that has larger touchpads because they can be easier to read. Some people will also want a microwave that is easy to install and program. If you have a microwave that needs an additional program, will you be guided on how to set it up?

What Kind Of Oven Are You Considering?

  • What kind of controls do you hope to have on your oven?
  • Is there a clock on your oven that has the hour, minutes, and seconds?
  • How will your oven need to be controlled?
  • Can you use an on/off switch?
  • How many racks does the oven have?

Before you purchase a microwave or an oven, you should create a checklist and follow it. When you do your research, you will lower your chances of having an appliance break on you in a matter of a few days or weeks.

We all know that appliances will need to be repaired or replaced eventually, but no one expects our appliances to break our heart right out of the box. However, if you ever come across one of your appliance services needing repair, you should not hesitate to seek the advice of a professional repair service technician.

It can definitely help you and save you money to have your appliance checked by a repair technician before you throw your appliance away and have it replaced. The repair that is needed could be an easy fix, but you will never know unless you call an appliance repair service.

Contact us today if you think you have an appliance that needs a repair service technician’s attention.

Cooking with Appliances: Make the Most Out of Your GE Range for a German Breakfast

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Germany is world-famous for a number of foods, but the most delicious meal you’ll have while visiting the country is likely breakfast. The famous home of more than 300 different types of breads and rolls, you’ll be sure to enjoy the yeasty goodness that a German breakfast can provide.

If you’ve tasted it once, you don’t want to go back to eating cereal in the morning. But what if you cannot get the same kind of delicious, freshly-baked rolls in the United States? You only have one solution: use your GE range to make them on your own. It’s a great and creative example of cooking with appliances.

The Unique Fit of GE Ranges and Baking Bread

If you own a GE range, count yourself lucky. It’s a perfect oven to bake breads, thanks in large part to convection possibilities that make for a perfect and even bake, along with a proof setting on many appliances that allow you to easily raise your dough.

Successfully baking bread absolutely requires accurate proofing. Underproofing your dough means ending up with rolls or breads that are small and rock-hard, while overproofing typically result in bloated dough with little substance. The proof setting on your GE oven ensures that neither will be a problem.

Baking German-Style Raisin Rolls

Walk into a German bakery, and a number of delicious smells will immediately greet you. But perhaps none is more distinct than that of fresh raisin rolls, baked with a sweet milk dough that ensure you will get a great start into your day. They’re meant for breakfast, but when paired with some delicious butter, these raising rolls can be enjoyed any time of the day.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. This yields around 8 to 12 rolls, depending on the size you want. The smaller the roll, the more you will get.

2. Sift flour into a bowl, and put a well in the middle using your finger or the end of a wooden spoon. Add the yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar into the well.

3. Next, add the lukewarm milk and mix the yeast and sugar together. Cover and let it rise in a warm place for about 15 minutes. Do not mix in the flour; you are simply proofing the yeast.

4. After the yeast, sugar, and milk mixture has started to bubble, add the rest of the sugar as well as the butter, the 2 eggs, and the raisins. You want to knead this until it forms a smooth texture. Add more flour if needed. Cover and let it rise again for 30 minutes.

5. Take your dough out of your bowl and knead it again on a workspace covered in flour. Form small rolls and put them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

6. Mix the egg yolk with the 1 tablespoon of milk and brush on the rolls. Let them rise again for 20 minutes.

7. Bake them at 325 for 15 to 20 minutes. You are looking for a golden brown crust.

Enjoying Your German Rolls

Freshly baked, these rolls will have a soft inside with a beautiful, crispy outside. They’re best on the day you eat them; however, you can also enjoy them in the days after they come out of the oven. In that case, simply stick them into your oven or microwave until they’re warm enough for any butter you put on them to melt onto the surface.

Thanks to your GE oven, you can easily recreate the magic of a traditional German breakfast. To learn more about General Electric ovens, and to get help should yours need a fix, contact us.