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    Refrigerator Storage Tips for Food Safety

    Last updated 22 hours ago

    The refrigerator is one type of kitchen appliance that serves many purposes. It keeps your ingredients fresh, your drinks cold, and your leftovers from spoiling. However, the way you use this chilled storage space reflects upon the quality of the food you eat. Read on to learn a few food storage tips.


    Storing your dairy properly can ensure that it stays fresh, delicious, and safe to eat. After you use a hard cheese, wrap it in foil, plastic, or wax paper when you store it. Certain dairy products like yogurt, milk, and sour cream should be continually stored in the containers they were in when they were purchased. However, if you are saving a bowl of sour cream dip for later, cover the bowl with plastic wrap rather than returning it to the original container. You can also help avoid the risk of spreading bacteria by purchasing plastic milk bottles instead of cardboard cartons.


    If you end up with extra food after a meal, be sure to store it the right way so that it is just as tasty the next day. Your leftovers should always be stored in some sort of container or wrap that is airtight and leak-proof. Food that is not consumed during dinner should be put into the refrigerator within two hours of having been prepared.

    Fruits and Vegetables

    Each type of fruit should be stored with the same type of fruit, and the same rule applies to vegetables. This will prevent fruits and vegetables from speeding up each other’s deterioration.  In addition, neither fruits nor vegetables should be washed before being stored. Unsealed or perforated plastic bags are appropriate for storing fruits and vegetables that are particularly susceptible to drying out; this allows you to keep them moist without restricting air flow.

    The most important part of proper food storage is the appliance that does the storing. For all of your St. Louis appliance needs, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. If you would like to know more about our high-end, luxury kitchen appliances, please visit our website.

    Signs That It's Time to Replace Your Oven

    Last updated 3 days ago

    It is always economical to try to get the most out of your appliances, but it can be difficult to recognize when you’ll be better off purchasing a new model. However, there are a few signs to look for when you are faced with this decision. Here are some of the signs which indicate that it is time to replace your oven.

    It Must Be Repaired Often

    If you are constantly repairing your oven, its prime working days may be over. You can only put so much money into your oven before any additional money would be better spent on a new machine. If your oven is old or is consistently in need of repair, consider saving yourself some trouble by purchasing a new one.

    Your Energy Bills Are Too High

    Are your energy bills suddenly increasing? This could have something to do with the performance of your household appliances. If your oven is not functioning with the same efficiency that it used to, it is probably time to start looking for a new one. An old, faulty, or otherwise problematic oven will have to work harder than a newer one to do the same job; unfortunately, this drives up your energy bills. You may look at a new oven and see the price tag only, but think about the money you could save in the long run.

    Your Cooking Options Are Limited

    It may be time to buy a new oven if you want more culinary freedom. Your oven may be too small or lacking in power to cook the dishes that you would like to prepare and share with your family. Newer models have a wide array of features that can enhance your cooking experience on a day-to-day basis.

    If you are looking to replace your oven, call the appliance professionals at AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. We are proud to serve the St. Louis area with top-of-the-line luxury appliances. For more information about our services, please do not hesitate to explore our website.

    A Brief Look at Integrated Refrigeration Options by Sub-Zero

    Last updated 7 days ago

    If you are looking for a way to keep your food optimally fresh without sacrificing the aesthetic design of your kitchen, consider integrated refrigeration. Sub-Zero refrigerators offer both great performance and beautiful design options. Here is a brief look at integrated refrigeration options by Sub-Zero.

    Sub-Zero’s integrated refrigerators work to keep your food fresher over a longer period of time, and they come in many different models. They are available in four different widths ranging from 18 inches to 36 inches, with a standard height of 84 inches. Under-the-counter integrated refrigerators are also available. Door panels may be stainless steel or custom, and handle style may be pro, tubular, or custom. These appliances can be designed so that they seamlessly blend into your kitchen.

    AUTCOhome Appliances and Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome provide the St. Louis area with a variety of home appliances. You can reach us at (314) 549-8462 and (636) 224-4038, respectively. If you would like more information about our services, please do not hesitate to visit our website or stop by one of our showrooms.

    Green Cleaning Advice for Your Stainless Steel Appliances

    Last updated 10 days ago

    It is important to keep your stainless steel appliances looking neat and shiny if you want to maintain the aesthetics of your home. Watch this video for green cleaning advice for your stainless steel appliances.

    You can make a green cleaning solution using a few simple materials. Mix one quarter cup of lemon juice with one cup of baking soda and three tablespoons of borax in a bowl. Next, add just enough club soda to turn the mixture into a paste. Dip a rag into the mixture and use it to apply the solution to your stainless steel appliances. Once you are finished, simply remove the solution with a wet rag.

    For more information about stainless steel appliances, talk to the professionals at AUTCOhome Appliances or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome. We can be reached at (314) 549-8462 or (636) 224-4038, respectively. We are the St. Louis area’s home for all things appliances. Please visit our website for more information.

    What Are the Different Types of Refrigerators?

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Like any other home appliance, refrigerators have evolved throughout their history. They are now available in a multitude of shapes, colors, sizes, and styles. If you are in the market for a new refrigerator, read on to find out about the different types available.

    Side-by-Side Refrigerators

    The type of refrigerator that you choose may be dependent on a variety of factors. One factor to consider is the food that you typically eat. Side-by-side refrigerators are excellent when it comes to saving space; if you have a small kitchen and do not typically store large frozen foods, this can be a major advantage. This style of refrigerator comes in a number of layout variations. Some allot an equal amount of space to the freezer and refrigerator compartments, while others have more room on the fridge side.

    Top-Freezer Refrigerators

    Top-freezer refrigerators are often thought of as the prototypical refrigerator. This old standby is still available in many different styles and offers a decent amount of space for both the refrigerator and freezer compartments. The refrigerator compartment does typically offer more space than the freezer. Each compartment can make use of the full width of the refrigerator. This makes it easy to store food of any shape or size in either compartment. Although this type of fridge is not the trendiest available, it is typically very affordable.

    French-Door Refrigerators

    French-door refrigerators tend to be sleek, modern, and efficient. While most other types of refrigerators have two separate compartments, this style has three. Each compartment is fairly small, so less cold air escapes whenever one of the doors is opened.

    If you would like to know more about the different types of refrigerators, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. We are proud to provide the St. Louis area with high-quality home and kitchen appliances. You can also find more information about our luxury appliances on our website.

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