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    Tips for Cleaning Your Refrigerator's Ice Maker

    Last updated 1 day 4 hours ago

    If your refrigerator’s ice maker is malfunctioning, it may be time for a cleaning. Fortunately, this is a quick and easy process. Watch this video for a few tips to help you clean your ice maker.

    To clean your refrigerator’s ice maker, start by opening the door and inspecting the ice. If it is all frozen together, you may want to break it down for easier cleaning. Pull the lever up so that the refrigerator ceases to make ice while you are cleaning the ice maker. Once you have done this, simply dump out the ice into the sink where it can safely melt, and wash the tray.

    For more appliance information, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. We provide the St. Louis area with a variety of home and kitchen appliances.

    Maintaining and Repairing a Gas Range

    Last updated 5 days ago

    In order to keep your gas range running efficiently, it is important to provide it with proper care. Like other kitchen appliances, gas ranges can accumulate food debris buildup and experience malfunctioning parts. Here is a look at how to maintain and repair this type of home appliance.

    Clean the Burners

    A clean burner facilitates ignition and overall efficiency. After making sure that the range is not receiving gas or electricity, take the burners off. The burners may be covered in charred food debris and other grime, so mix water and household detergent together and soak them. You can then clean the burners with a cloth. Once the burners are dry, you can return them to their positions, turn on the power, and turn on the gas.

    Service the Pilot Lights

    Maintaining a gas range involves inspecting the pilot light. Although many ranges include just one pilot light, some may have two. If the pilot light is yellow or has trouble staying lit, rotate the pilot adjustment screw until the flame is one quarter to half an inch high. The flame should be blue at the tip. If your burners will not ignite despite a good looking pilot light, clean out the flash tubes that connect the pilot light and burners. 

    Stay Safe

    If you forget to turn off the gas or do not turn the valve all the way off before maintenance, you may smell a strong odor of gas; if this happens, leave the house immediately and turn off your master gas valve from outside the house. Do not touch any light switches on your way out, and do not return to your home until you have called the fire department or your gas company.

    Are you interested in adding a gas range to your kitchen? Contact the appliance professionals at AUTCOhome Appliances. We are proud to serve the St. Louis area with a variety of luxury home appliances. If you would like to learn more, contact us online. You can also call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038 to learn more about our appliances.

    What to Consider When Choosing Your Next Refrigerator

    Last updated 8 days ago

    A refrigerator is one of the most useful kitchen appliances, but choosing the right one for your needs can be overwhelming. It helps to know the ways in which different brands and models vary. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your next refrigerator.


    One of the most important aspects of any big purchase is the price you will pay. However, the price tag itself does not completely represent the amount of money you will be putting towards your new refrigerator; you also need to consider monthly costs from your electric bill. More expensive refrigerators that are also more efficient may be better for your wallet in the long run. Do some research and find out how much power a refrigerator uses before you buy it, being sure to compare it to other appliances in your price range.


    Refrigerators can greatly vary in size, so think about how much space you will need in advance. If you have a large family including many children, you will likely want to look for a refrigerator with a great deal of capacity. This will not only help store everyone’s food, but also to keep it sufficiently fresh. You should also consider the layout of the fridge. Side-by-side refrigerators with narrow doors may not be appropriate if you often buy frozen foods.

    Ease of Use

    It is important to choose a new refrigerator that functions properly and is easy to use. Make sure that the bins are easy to remove when they are full of food and that children can reach the food items that are bought specifically for them. You may want to consider buying a refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser, especially if you have young children in your home.

    When it is time to choose your next refrigerator, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. We are St. Louis’ home for luxury kitchen appliances. If you would like to learn more about our appliance services, feel free to visit our website or stop by and meet us.

    De-Icing Your Sub-Zero Fridge

    Last updated 19 days ago

    De-icing your refrigerator helps to keep it in good working condition so it can continue to effectively cool your food. Read on to learn how to properly de-ice your Sub-Zero fridge.

    When you de-ice your Sub-Zero refrigerator, you must first remove all of the food from both your freezer and refrigerator compartments. For this reason, it helps to have a large cooler. Once the food has been removed, power your refrigerator down and remove the freezer baskets and ice container. You can now access the condenser coils by pulling out the grille; use a vacuum and brush to remove any dust or debris from the coils. Next, use a blow dryer to melt the ice, mopping up the resulting water with towels. Complete the de-icing process by making sure that the freezer drain hole is unobstructed. If it is clogged with ice, use your blow dryer to melt it.

    If you would like to know more about Sub-Zero fridges, feel free to contact AUTCOhome Appliances. Visit our website or call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038 to learn more about our luxury kitchen appliances.

    Essential Kitchen Appliances for Preparing Raw Foods

    Last updated 22 days ago

    When it comes to preparing raw foods, there are a few kitchen appliances that you cannot do without. Watch this video to learn a little bit about the essential kitchen appliances for preparing raw foods.

    One very important kitchen appliance for preparing raw foods is a blender. This machine helps you to break down ingredients into a sauce, and is particularly useful for foods with a significant amount of moisture. For other foods that may be drier, you will need a food processor. This also helps you maintain some of the texture of your ingredients. A food dehydrator enhances foods’ texture as well as their flavor, and a good cutting board and knife can help you easily prepare your meal.

    For more information about these essential kitchen appliances, call AUTCOhome Appliances at (314) 549-8462 or Construction Appliance by AUTCOhome at (636) 224-4038. We supply the St. Louis area with high-end luxury appliances. If you would like to know more about our product selection, you can also visit our website.

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