It’s the holiday season, bedecked with visions of intimate family gatherings and delicious meals. What we don’t want to see are problems with our most essential kitchen appliances. While you are making your holiday list and checking it twice, be sure to schedule a holiday appliance checkup to ensure your refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher are ready when you are. Here’s how. 


There’s nothing festive about a refrigerator that isn’t keeping its cool. According to the FDA, your fridge should maintain a temperature at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit to keep food safe. Also, schedule time to clear out the entire fridge, then wipe down the shelves, walls, and drawers with a cleaning solution. We like to combine one tablespoon of baking soda with one quart of warm water. If possible, roll the refrigerator away from the wall to check the cords and tubing and vacuum away dust and dirt. 

Stove Top/Oven

Whether it’s popping in a pan of weeknight macaroni and cheese or preparing the holiday feast, your oven and stovetop collect plenty of gunk (also known as microbes in more formal circles), which can contaminate your food. As part of your holiday appliances checkup, experts suggest wiping down your stove top daily and cleaning your oven every three months. 

Simple preventive appliance maintenance tips will keep your dishwasher smelling fresh and running efficiently. For an easy cleaning solution, add a dishwasher-safe cup of white vinegar, positioned upright on the top rack, then run the hot cycle. This will eliminate those pesky odors. Then, be sure to regularly remove the food particles collecting in the basket at the base. 

Reach Out to Our Maintenance Crew

At Uptown Fullerton Apartments, we want your holiday celebrations to be as magical and memory-filled as you envision. To help ensure that seasonal magic, our on-site management and 24-hour maintenance teams are ready to help if you are having any sort of problems with your appliances. If you have discovered that your garbage disposal or a stove burner has quit working, simply visit Uptown Fullerton’s Resident Portal and submit a work order. Our team will schedule a time for the repair, getting you back on track to holiday happiness. 

Alleviate the additional stress of a broken appliance with simple holiday appliance checkups. Be sure to reach out to our maintenance team as soon as repairs are needed. The entire staff here at Uptown Fullerton Apartments sincerely wants your holiday wishes to come true this year!