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Dane Marcy is service manager of Kelly’s Appliance Center, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (415) 523-0016 or by email.

Avoiding Problems When Cleaning Your Stovetop

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Mari Patrick

COTATI — Cleaning your stovetop may seem like a simple task, but if you aren’t careful, you can accidently cause problems with its functionality. In particular, you need to prevent moisture from getting into the wrong places. For example, if the stove’s burners get exposed to too much cleaning solution, they can cease to function until they dry. Additionally, if moisture gets behind the control knobs, it can potentially affect the electrical components directly behind them.

To prevent these types of problems, it’s important to use the right amount of cleaner on your stovetop and apply it correctly. Rather than spraying the cleaning solution directly onto the stovetop, spray it onto the cloth you’re using to wipe it down. Read more

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Video: How to Clean Your Stovetop

Posted on October 30, 2017 by James Florence

COTATI — Host, Sarah Rutan: Cleaning a stovetop is a simple task, but if you aren’t careful, you can run into problems. Today we’re in Cotati with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dane Marcey of Kelly’s Appliance Center to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Dane Marcy: A common problem a lot of people have when cleaning their stoves is getting too much moisture on it. A good tip is to spray your cleaner on a rag, and wipe it down. If you spray the cleaner directly on, you can get water and moisture behind the knobs on the electrical components.

Another common issue that’ll happen is when you’re cleaning around the burners, Read more

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Video: Utility Considerations in Kitchen Remodeling

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

SANTA ROSA — Host, Sarah Rutan: When shopping for new appliances during a kitchen remodel, it’s important to consider your options in terms of utilities. To learn more, we’re in Santa Rosa with Todd Till, sales manager at Asien’s Appliance, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Paul Gwilliam.

Todd Till: Some of the things to consider when you’re doing a kitchen remodel are utilities. The most important thing to know is what types of utilities you’re going to use. If you’re going to have gas appliances, are they going to be natural gas or are they going to be liquid propane? If you’re having electric appliances, will they be 110 volt or 220 volt? Read more

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How to Take Measurements for a Remodeling Project

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

CASTRO VALLEY — When it comes to remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, a quality kitchen and bath showroom can be a great resource. In addition to supplying a full range of material and product options, many showrooms offer the service of coming to your home and taking measurements of your kitchen or bathroom. However, if you want to save some money on your project, consider taking these measurements yourself.

Taking measurements of your kitchen or bathroom is not as complicated as it may seem. Here’s how to do it: Starting at one corner of the room, measure the distance to the next corner and write that dimension down; it doesn’t have to be exact, Read more

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Video: Measuring for a New Refrigerator

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

SAN RAFAEL — Host, Sarah Rutan: When planning to purchase a new refrigerator, its important to first measure the space. Today we’re in San Rafael with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Mike Patterson of Martin & Harris Appliances to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Mike Patterson: Okay, so what we’re going to do today is measure the space that we have to replace a refrigerator, and because there’s no such thing as a plumb home, at least I haven’t found one yet, we’re going to measure in critical areas so that we can make this process a more easy and enjoyable process.

First thing we’re going to do is we’re measuring a refrigerator space and we’re going to measure the height on the left side from the floor up to the obstacle of the cabinet, Read more

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How to Measure Space for a New Appliance

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

SAN RAFAEL — When purchasing a new stove or refrigerator, many homeowners mistakenly assume these types of appliances come in standard sizes. In reality, appliance sizes can vary considerably, so before you visit your local retailer, it’s important to measure the space where your new appliance will go.

Since there’s no such thing as a “plumb” home, thoroughness is crucial for getting an accurate measurement of your space. For example, if you’re measuring for a new refrigerator, there are a number of dimensions you need to take into account. Face the refrigerator and measure its height on the left side from the floor up to the highest obstacle (either the ceiling or a cabinet). Read more

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