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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!

Ice Maker MaintenanceHow is your ice maker functioning?

Whether it is built into your refrigerator or a separate unit the season for a fully functional ice maker is just about upon us. Thus far the month of May is about 8 degrees higher than the average of temperatures since such numbers were tracked. This suggests we have a hotter than average summer on its way and we’ll all need as many frosty beverages as possible.

If you are noticing a build up of ice inside an ice maker or in your freezer there is likely an issue. Our experts can perform a speedy ice maker repair and get things working like new again. Even better, we can also ensure that the appliance is working as efficiently as possible.

For many of us the very idea of an ice maker seems like a luxury. That can make us put off necessary repairs for days, weeks, and eventually months. That lag time can exacerbate issues and even put the appliances out of commission for good.

Refrigerator MaintenanceMother’s Day is coming up and you are likely racking your brain for a thoughtful gift. Truth is Mom would probably love anything you get her but gestures speak louder than words. On top of that you can do something nice, active, and entirely practical for the woman who did so much for you.

This Mother’s Day why not clean Mom’s refrigerator. Our refrigerator repair experts recommend a thorough cleaning to keep things running smoothly and efficiently. In fact by just cleaning the coils in the back of your mother’s refrigerator you can improve efficiency and ensure the proper temperature in the appliance.

Refrigerator maintenance is not something many folks think about. The fridge it is assumed just works until it doesn’t anymore. In fact there are things you can do for your refrigerator(and your mom’s refrigerator) that can improve efficiency and increase the refrigerator’s lifespan. Cleaning those coils is a great step in the right direction and a perfect little favor that your mom would definitely appreciate.

But don’t forget the card!

Saving EnergyThis week we published a helpful guide to keeping your refrigerator running efficiently for a longer time. (You can check it out here!) While the cause at the heart of that page was to help save customers money and avoid unnecessary refrigerator repair, it is a happy coincidence its publishing would come so close to Earth Day.

On Earth Day businesses, media, and politicians try and highlight ways that we can reduce our energy expenditure to help preserve the environment and natural resources. Ensuring that your refrigerator and other appliances are using the least energy possible is good for your wallet and it is also good for the environment!

A look around this very blog will help you find tips on being more energy efficient with all of your appliances. While the appliance industry has made a concerted effort to offer energy saving appliances in a variety of guises you can start to make changes even with older units. Look around here and other sites for the ways that you can help the environment without severely altering your lifestyle. If you have any questions or concerns about any appliances in the Nassau County area give us a call, (516)997-5599.

Viking Barbecue RepairWith the spring setting in, finally, and summer just around the corner you might already be barbecuing as you read this. (Keep your eye on the clock, don’t want to char those hot dogs.) Still, it is always worth highlighting the importance of safety when it comes to cooking, possibly even more so when the elements and nearby playing children are a concern.

While our experts can help you with barbecue repair and grill maintenance we cannot ensure that you are safe. So we thought would offer you a list of important safety reminders:

  • Own a Fire Extinguisher?: Should your flames lose control a fire extinguisher is the quickest and safest way to get a fire under control. If you do not have one get one!
  • Be Mindful of Bacteria: Food is a magnet for bacteria. Any temperature above freezing and before 165 degrees is a breeding ground for the stuff. Keep food refrigerated until you are ready to cook!
  • Smoke: Be careful with smoke. Do not stand directly downwind of the stuff. Even more importantly be sure to keep younger kids and babies away from the stuff entirely.
  • Read the Manual: We understand, this is no fun. However, reading your barbecue’s manual is the most surefire way to troubleshoot issues that might come along and to ensure it’s safest possible use.
  • Check the Gas: Before using your grill check to make sure the gas is connected properly and there is nothing blocking the clear passage of gas to your grill. Do not assume things are fine “because they were yesterday.” A strong breeze, a wily rodent, or any number of other factors could have changed the situation.

For more information on grill maintenance and barbecue repair check out our website. You can also call us if you have questions or need a repair in Nassau County at any time,

Viking Grill RepairMaintenance can go a long way in allowing an appliance to have a long life. If you want to get your money’s worth on any household appliance doing the little jobs that ensure everything works properly is vital. This is even more important when an appliance has been dormant for a while.

Your grill or barbecue is probably just about due for the kind of maintenance that we are talking about. Before you move into the grill’s heavy use season you should make sure you go over this checklist of important barbecue maintenance steps:

  • Clean the Burner and Tubes: Turn off and detach the propane tank. Clean any tubes and the burner with a wet rag before toweling the clean surfaces dry. Clean out each gas port with a toothpick.
  • Wash the Grill: Washing old grease off of the entire barbecue is important. Make sure that tubes are properly connected after you give the whole appliance an aggressive scrubbing with a wire brush.
  • Clean the Cooking Grates: While you can burn some of the grease off your cooking grate you will want to assure a thorough clean by scrubbing it down with your wire brush.
  • Check the Gas: Make sure your gas tank has sufficient gas for the season. You should also lookout for any gas tanks that are older and rusting out. These should be recycled at a propane supplier immediately.

If anything else comes up requiring grill repair on any of the biggest brand in the world(Lynx, Viking, Bosch, General Electric, etc.) give us a call!

Oven Maintenance for PassoverWith the Passover and Easter on the way Nassau County is getting ready to celebrate important holidays, gather with family, and, of course, eat! If issues with your kitchen appliances occur at the wrong moment it could put that big family gathering at risk. Now would be a perfect time to get your stove repaired, if you have been putting off any issues.

Simple signs that something might be wrong with your oven include uneven cooking, loose heating coils, gaseous smells, flimsy burner ignition, and so many other elements that might not raise an eyebrow. If these or any other issues are occurring with your stove or oven now is the time to call. Alternately, if your oven has gone unused for a sizable amount of time now would be a good time to check everything is working properly. If not give us a call!

With over 68 years in the appliance repair business we see it every year. An issue arises with a burner or a gas leak occurs derailing what should have been a wonderful family celebration. Suddenly, something that could have been easily avoided with basic oven maintenance sends the entire household into a tailspin.

 

Appliance MaintenanceCustomer satisfaction is central to our success. Each and every day we make sure that our customers are fully satisfied with the work that we have done. We do this first and foremost through our employees. Each of our appliance repair experts are fully trained in repairing practically every major appliance by all of the biggest manufacturers. Beyond that we make sure that they work with the utmost professionalism and politeness. From there our website has a thorough customers satisfaction survey to better understand each individual customer experience.

Of course we were getting rave reviews before the Web. The bulk of our business is built on word of mouth. Customers that go back generations and our reputation which has been exceptional the whole time. That kind of word of the mouth travels a little faster these days thanks to the Internet but the cornerstone of our customer service remains dedicated personal attention.

From the time you call us until your washing machine, oven, or refrigerator is fixed. We encourage followup from all of our customers because it means that we can always improve and better serve the Nassau County area.

Bosch DishwasherA dishwasher can be an incredibly helpful appliance to add to your kitchen’s arsenal. While the biggest and best appliance manufacturers have not yet invented a dishwasher that can load and unload itself the benefits of having one are many. Even with the light level of pre-rinsing that is vital to your dishwasher’s effectiveness they can save you time and the kind of rough dishpan hands people spent years trying to shake.

Still, some find themselves complaining about that brief period of rinsing. Perhaps the issue is that people do not know how far their efforts to rinse of plates and silverware should go prior to washing. The fact is a brief rinse can go a long way in ensuring that pieces of food do not much up the gears that allow your dishwasher to run. Still there are other factors that contribute to your dishwasher functioning properly. Namely, overloading the machine can make the work of the dishwasher ineffective.

If you feel your rinsing and loading are both on point but your dishwasher continues to give you issues we can help. Our dishwasher repair experts have experience with every major brand of dishwasher. Even better, we have the replacement parts needed for a quick and painless repair.

Thermador StoveThermador has always been one of the leading manufacturers of stoves, ovens, and other kitchen appliances in the world. The company has rarely rested on its enviable laurels either. Recently via a press release the manufacturer highlighted new stove models that will vastly improve the world of indoor grilling with its new Professional Grill feature. These grill-tops might just improve your culinary offerings and take barbecue style grilling out of the backyard and into the kitchen.

As innovations like these grills are introduced our staff pays close attention. That is because our expertise in Thermador stove repair is one of our most sought after services. Each day residents across the Nassau County area contact us to handle the maintenance and repair of these luxury stoves and ovens, each day we make good and ensuring the appliances function properly and improving performance.

We are eager to incorporate repairing these grill accessories into our collective repertoire of skills. If you are having a problem that requires the attention of a Thermador appliance repair specialist give our staff a call today, (516)997-5599!