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12-month cleaning calendar | December – Appliances

1st December 2022

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December is such a busy month. Many people prepare for Christmas, by buying presents, decorating their homes, and preparing for guests to come over for celebrations and fun times. However, before the madness of Christmas week hits, remember that as well as focusing on the kitchen surfaces and making your home look presentable there is often something that is overlooked. The appliances. At this time of the year, the appliances are in full use. 

During the month of December, it is a good idea for you to give these appliances a deep clean. I wanted to share with you some of the appliances that you might want to clean up and Dr. Beckmann recommends you use the Service-It range to ensure that your appliances are well-maintained and protected from limescale and bacteria buildup. Don’t forget when looking for cleaning products you can check out Dr. Beckmann’s product range to help spruce up your homes on their website www.dr-beckmann.co.uk. Without further ado, here are some of the appliances that you might want to focus on. 

Which appliances do you need to give a deep clean?

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The fridge is one appliance that you know you will be using during the Christmas period. You will be storing all of those yummy treats and party food, as well as the veg and main attraction for your big Christmas dinner. So it will be a good idea for you to give your fridge a deep clean. Pull out the shelves and the drawers and give them a good scrub. You can find some fridge cleaning products to ensure that you get rid of any germs and bacteria that could be building. If you look online, there are some great tutorials on how to best stack your fridge to ensure everything is kept in its prime condition. 


Your freezer will also be getting some action at this time of year. Many people like to prepare food in advance so that there isn’t much cooking on the day. Or you might buy some of the party food frozen so all you need to do is put it in the oven. A freezer might need de-frosting so that you can make sure it is working correctly and also has enough space to put everything in. 

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It might seem obvious, but the oven is the one thing that will be getting a lot of action this month. Not only for snacks and party food but also for the main Christmas dinner itself. So it might be time to give your oven a deep clean. This is one of the appliances that you might not get around to cleaning too often, so making sure it is sparkling and clean will ensure that you feel confident when cooking up a storm this Christmas. 

Washing machine 

While the kitchen appliances will be used a lot this month, as you are focusing on the appliances you may as well give some attention to some of the others you use regularly. The washing machine is one of those items that you don’t think might need cleaning, but within the pipes and drum, bacteria and germs can linger and dirt can build up. You can use an all-in-one cleaner that works during a wash cycle, and it will have your washing machine looking brand new. 

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The dishwasher is another appliance that you might think would be clean because of its function, but again in the pipes and around the edges, dirt and bacteria can linger. You can use a dishwasher cleaner and place it on a hot cycle to ensure that it is clean. 

Hopefully, this reminder will have all of your appliances in tip-top condition.

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