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Thermador Appliance RepairYou do not need a blog to tell you that it has been a hot summer. For many of us the warm weather offers an excuse to lounge around pool side or splay out in a hammock on a Sunday afternoon. Cranking up your ice maker to make some refreshing cocktails goes hand in hand with that kind of outdoor fun.

When we’re not offering ice maker repair throughout Nassau County here are some of our favorite summer cocktails:

  • Mai Tai: This blend of orange, lime, and rum offers nice summery sweetness with a kick!
  • Zombie Punch: Often served in elaborate and ornamental drinkware this complex drink is best mixed in a big batch. Perfect for a party!
  • Jet Pilot: The Jet Pilot is a great cocktail from the late 50’s. The combination of refreshing fruit, rum, and a splash of absinthe makes it a wholly unique experience.
  • Blue Hawaii: Incorporating pineapple juice and blue curacao this drink is a classic as much for its bright summery look as for its refreshing taste.
  • Champagne Punch: Combining champagne with a variety of fruits and fruit juices is almost always a good idea.

Appliance RepairKnowing when to rely on a washer-dryer repair expert versus simply throwing in the towel and buying a new machine is hard for even the most savvy consumer. This is true of all appliances. By and large the most important appliances in your home should last you a decade or more with proper maintenance, but at some point every consumer has to stop putting money into these machines and move on.

With retail moving online more and more many folks wonder if buying major appliances online is a good idea. As with all things online there are pluses and minuses. For many consumers making a large purchase like a new fridge or dishwasher is too stressful to do sight unseen. If you feel that way it continues to be best to go to a few different stores and talk to multiple sales reps before making a purchase. For a savvy online shopper though the key is checking multiple sites, exploring options like GroupOn, and keeping track of online “flash sales” that can offer unprecedented deals.

If you choose to order new appliances online it is important to install and run the unit early on. If issues arise you are going to want to send the appliance right back to take full advantage of the best possible return policy.

Before you do any of that your local appliance repair professionals at American Repair Service are ready to try and get your current appliance back in working order. Give us a call, (516)997-5599.

Dishwasher RepairEver find yourself in a heated debate over loading the dishwasher?

For many people developing the “perfect” methodology for loading up their dishwasher can become an obsession or worse a real sticking point in a relationship. In an effort to figure out the best way to load dishwashers and improve its products appliance manufacturer Bosch has launched a dishwasher loading challenge The game, which is played Tetris style, has already started generating some helpful hints:

  • Place cups and bowls at an angle to avoid water buildup.
  • Stack plates in size order and facing in the same direction.
  • Empty the bottom rack first to avoid dripping.
  • Don’t stack pans on top of each other.

The main takeaway is that dishwasher loading should not be random. Have a strategy and think about specifics.

Another theory debunked by the challenge was that dishes should be rinsed before washing. Simply scraping off residual food is actually all you should need to do before running the dishwasher. If you find dishes are not getting clean then it is important to reach out for assistance. Whether you are looking for Bosch or Whirlpool dishwasher repair, or any other brand for that matter, American Repair Service can help!

Whirlpool Appliance RepairIn a recently released list of high quality American made appliances by Consumer Reports major manufacturers figured in very prominently. Everyone from KitchenAid to Whirlpool were mentioned thanks to a robust manufacturing operations in areas like Ohio. That these appliances from trusted manufacturers are high quality was of no surprise but for many the fact that they were currently being made in American factories was downright shocking.

That American workers are making high quality appliances should not actually surprise anyone. We here at American Repair Service know that a well trained employee can become an expert in Whirlpool appliance repair, so why wouldn’t the same principle apply to Whirlpool appliance manufacturing?

In most cases the makes and models of appliances being constructed in the United States are those on the higher end. The extra cost for these incredible machines is well worth it as they tend to last longer, work more efficiently, and offer more bells and whistles. Beyond all of that purchasing these higher quality appliances assures that those manufacturing jobs stay right here in the United States!

Appliance SafetyWhen we emphasize the importance of appliance repair the focus is often on convenience. Why wait on washer dryer repair when it can be so quick and you can get back to your regular laundry routine?

Of course there are larger concerns when it comes to some repairs. A recent study conducted in the UK found that clothes dryers were responsible for 12,000 fires in that country between January of 2011 and March of 2014. The appliances accounted for 14% of the fires caused by appliances over the period. Other appliances that caused their fair share of fires were dishwashers(11%), cookers(9%), and refrigerators(7%).

Many of the fires caused by all of these appliances could have been avoided with more proactive repairs and maintenance. In the United States each year there are 9,600 fires caused by or involving household appliances according to the U.S. Fire Administration. It seems that as appliances have become more advanced they have also become more prone to circuitry issues and other malfunctions. This is why any sign that an appliance is running less than optimally is a call for an appliance repair service.

If you have noticed some issues with one of your household appliances do not hesitate to reach out to American Repair Service. We can be reached seven days a week at (516)997-5599.

As Nassau County’s most trusted refrigerator repair experts we try and keep up with all of the latest news and trends in our industry. With technology embedding itself deeper and deeper into our lives every day begins with a wash of fresh information regarding the ever expanding world of home appliances.

Many of these articles that come across our desktops are about intuitive designs. Sometimes a dishwasher manufactured by the folks at Asko is adding a digital interface. Every now and again there is a massive recall of some washer or dryer that costs a manufacturer millions. Rarely are these news stories anything that people out of our industry would describe as “fun.”

So, you could probably have heard our giggles from across the entirety of Nassau County when last week’s big appliance news broke. In fact it was difficult for us to even hold out sharing it for our usual Monday blog post schedule but we somehow held back. Now we are thrilled to share a video of this amazing new refrigerator!

Finally nearly 40 years after the film Star Wars was released we have a functional R2D2 refrigerator. While we are not wishing ill on any Nassau County residents who might order one of these we would be very excited to take the call if one ever needs repairing, (516)997-5599!

Bosch Appliance RepairBosch has been building and innovating appliances for more than 100 years and the company shows no signs of slowing down. In and around Nassau County you can often see the familiar Bosch logo adorning refrigerators, dishwashers, and more. The reason people gravitate to these appliances is no mystery. Bosch’s decades of work reminds customers that the appliances are durable and reliable and the company’s unshakable commitment to innovation is apparent in everything they make.

A sign of that continued innovative spirit is a program started by the company based on the popular television show Shark Tank. The company runs its Shark Tank contest as a way to motivate employees to create incredible new features for its appliances. This openness encourages incredible work which ensures Bosch never falls behind even its biggest competition. It also gives our Bosch repair experts a lot of interesting new features to keep up with.

Bosch’s striving for better products is inspiring. As a result our staff is continually training and developing new skills to guarantee great work across the whole line of fantastic Bosch appliances!

Bosch Appliance RepairEvery now and then we get called in for a dishwasher repair job. Upon arriving our client explains that things are not running so smoothly. Dishes are being washed inconsistently, items remain smeared with grease and grime, a general sense that the dishwasher is simply not doing its job has crept in. This happens on every kind of dishwasher, from budget models to the best appliance Bosch has to offer.

Often these service calls could be avoided with some efforts being put into cleaning elements of the dishwasher that often go unnoticed. Here are some measures to take:

  • Unclog the Spray Arms: In most models the spray arms are easy to remove. Grime gets inside of these elements from food particles and soap and can often clog them up. Using a steel wire clear out the arm.
  • Soak the Spray Arms: White vinegar can help break down anything you and your steel wire couldn’t get out.
  • Scrub Down the Dishwasher: Scrubbing down the dishwasher can seem redundant but often soap and other elements dry in and around the appliance. A good scrub down can help stop debris from being rattled in the washing process.
  • Scrub the Seals and Door: Using a toothbrush you should scrub the door and the seals around the door. A lot of junk can end up here and can hinder your dishwasher’s functionality.

If you have taken all of these measures and dishes still seem gross give us a call! Our dishwasher repair team can be over and troubleshooting the issue today!

Viking Grill RepairIf your Memorial Day barbecue was a success there is a solid chance you and your guests devoured every last thing in site. Then again there is a possibility that you have a hefty selection of leftovers. Another night of eating out under the stars might be in order.

For a lot of people that means taking the food and reheating it in the oven but you could keep the cooking and the eating outside. Reheating on the grill can offer all of your food the smokey taste that everyone loves from their grill.

Of course it is vital that everything is still working with your barbecue. The heavy use of Memorial Day weekend can leave even the most high end grills from the likes of Lynx and Viking with some wear and tear. Luckily our barbecue repair experts can swing by and make sure everything is on the up and up. Give us a call, (516)997-5599, and happy grilling!

Grill RecipesFiring up the grill for burgers, hot dogs, and so many other staples remains a tradition that we love to get behind. It’s no surprise why considering these foods are delicious, fun, and easy to make. With the spring finally sprung and summer on the way though now is a good time to consider other more creative options to spice things up.

We here at American Repair Service are barbecue repair experts, but we are also barbecue enthusiasts. Here is a few ideas we found inspired, unlikely, and fun(aka “Funlikely”):

  • Pizza: Cooking pizza on the grill is satisfyingly delicious and also more affordable than the local pizzeria.
  • Romaine: Romaine lettuce is often hard to get excited about but on the grill it takes on a smokey wilted flavor that’s very unique. Through it in a salad and add some fetta, that will melt with the romaine’s heat, for good measure.
  • Pound Cake: Smear some cream cheese between to pieces of pound cake and start grilling. In the end a dollop of whip cream and some fruit can make for a stellar dessert.
  • Pineapple: Speaking of fruit, Grilled pineapple can be an incredible snack, a delicious addition to ice cream, or a stellar burger topping.

Boy, all this grill maintenance is making us hungry!