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Appliance Tips: Clean Your Outdoor Dryer Vent Today

Clean Your Outdoor Dryer Vent

We always say we want you to be thrilled with your appliance purchase.

While we run more than 10,000 service calls each year and are happy to help, we know you would be much happier if your appliance never needed maintenance.

We want your appliance to last a long time as well. Here is a simple tip to help.

Appliance Tip:

Clean Your Outdoor Dryer Vent

Check out your outdoor dryer vent. Remove any buildup that might prevent your dryer from airing out its exhaust. You also want to make sure your flaps can fully close when needed as well.

  1. The vent is there for a reason, you certainly don’t want anything from the exhaust to re-enter the home.
  2. If the flaps do not close, cold air can flow into the dryer and prevent your dryer from heating properly.
  3. Your clothes dry quicker when air can flow freely.

We recommend you clear out any debris and lint from your outdoor dryer vent at least once every six months.

Do it today as one small way to help your dryer perform better and last longer.

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Keeping your washing machine clean
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Fingerprint resistant stainless steel

Test fingerprint resistant stainless steel at Bekins

Do you like to make cleaning as easy as possible?  We recommend you test fingerprint resistant stainless steel appliances at Bekins.

WHAT IS FINGERPRINT RESISTANT STAINLESS STEEL?

The fingerprint resistant coating on select Maytag, Whirlpool and KitchenAid appliances makes smudging more difficult on your stainless steel.

It also makes it much easier to clean any smudges that do appear. Maytag recommends a wet rag but sometimes just a microfiber cloth will work. The manufacturers recommend avoiding any cleaners with alcohol in them, such as window cleaner since the alcohol can damage the coating.

Customers seem to appreciate the protection on their refrigerator the most, but you can also get a full suite of fingerprint resistant appliances as well.

Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel makes cleaning easier.

TEST stainless steel finishes AT BEKINS

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Integrating A Microwave Into Your Kitchen Design

Integrating a microwave into your kitchen design

We have heard this question from designers; “Where do you put the microwave?” Some people do not like the look of a counter top or over-the-range microwave in their kitchen.

If you are not building or remodeling your kitchen, the simplest solution is to put the counter top microwave in a different room. Some people put it on the counter of a nearby pantry or on the counter of a kitchenette in another area of the home.

However, we offer a few other options if you are planning to build or remodel your home.

BUILT-IN MICROWAVE OVEN

Bosch Built-In Microwave at Bekins

If you have a wall oven, or plan to have a wall oven in your home, a built-in microwave can integrate with it.

We’ve seen designs where a built-in microwave goes above, below or beside the wall oven.

You should know the built-in microwave is often smaller than a traditional wall oven.

If you install the built-in microwave to either side of your tradition wall oven, you will likely have to offset the size difference with a trim kit.

Countertop Microwave With A Trim Kit

You can have your counter top microwave installed into your cabinetry with a trim kit. This option would integrate your microwave into the design of your kitchen but also cost less than installing a built-in microwave.

Integrate your microwave with a trim kit at Bekins

a microwave drawer

A microwave drawer provides a very similar look to the counter top microwave option with the trim kit, but a much different function.

Instead of opening with a side hinge, a single touch opens the microwave like a drawer.

Some people prefer it, but it’s not for everyone so we would definitely recommend trying it out in our showroom first if you have never used a microwave drawer before.

Get a KitchenAid Microwave Drawer at Bekins
See microwave drawers in action at Bekins

SEE THEM ALL IN OUR SHOWROOM

You can do more than just test appliances in our showroom. We give a variety of custom kitchen design ideas.

You can not only test different microwave options, but you can see them integrated in various ways throughout our state-of-the-art, interactive showrooms.

We recommend you visit us even if you are still deciding on the design of your kitchen.

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Bekins Wins People’s Choice Award

Best Home Appliances People's Choice Award Winner 2018

We always view ourselves as a service company first and foremost. As a large part of the service we provide, we make sure to offer the best home appliances. However, you don’t have to take our word for it. Our customers voted us “Best Appliances” for the 16th consecutive year. In other words, we have won the Grand Haven Tribune People’s Choice category every year it has existed!

Best HOME Appliances 2019

Thanks to our wonderful customers and our awesome employees, Bekins has earned 21 national and international honors throughout the years. However, this award is special because it comes from our customers.

We would like to thank the Grand Haven Tribune for organizing this honor and tabulating the 96,369 total votes. We would also like to congratulate all of the local companies to receive honors.

Experience Appliances At Bekins

What makes us truly unique? We service what we sell and you can experience the appliances in our state-of-the-art, interactive showrooms.

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Don’t Clean Your Dishwasher Filter? Get A Maytag!

Maytag Dishwashers at Bekins, 4-blade chopper Dishwasher Cleaning

We recommend many ways to maintain your appliances. However, if you are someone who does not do the little things to maintain them, think about a Maytag brand dishwasher for your home. While other brands ask you to remove and clean their filter, Maytag uses a 4-blade chopper to disintegrate any food particles.

Why Do I Need A Filter Or 4-Blade Chopper?

Maytag 4-blade chopper, get Maytag dishwashers at Bekins.

You will obviously have food and drink particles left on your dirty dishes. Some people don’t know that your dishwasher cleans better when it has particles to latch onto.

However, your dishwasher would struggle to rinse away bigger particles. Larger particles will either collect in a filter so you can wash them away in your sink, or they need to get chopped down to a size that can fit into your drain.

Maytag dishwashers choose to disintegrate larger food particles with a 4-blade chopper. The chopper creates one less element that needs cleaning in your dishwasher.

Use the 4-blade chopper in our showroom

It won’t cost you a dime to test a Maytag dishwasher and compare it to other brands in our state-of-the-art, interactive showrooms. Nor will it cost you anything to let our experts help you determine the best model for your needs.

Test dishwashers at Bekins - 4-blade chopper

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