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Is Your Kitchen Holiday Ready?

Is Your Kitchen Holiday Ready?

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Thanksgiving 🦃 is less than 1 week away, and no matter how you are celebrating this year, we know the home preparation is REAL, especially in THE KITCHEN! We are sharing 4 TIPS to ensure a holiday-ready-kitchen in advance of Thanksgiving day!

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📝STOCK THE ESSENTIALS⁠
Make a list NOW in order to avoid multiple trips to the store. Don’t want to go to the store or need a last-minute item? Use a grocery delivery service like Instacart. The last thing you want to do is stand in line at the store for one thing while your guests wait.⁠

♨️ TEST YOUR OVEN TEMP ⁠
✔️ Use an oven-safe thermometer on the center rack of your oven & preheat your oven to 350 degrees.⁠
✔️ Heat your oven for 20 minutes & then take a temperature reading every 20 minutes for the next two hours. Find the average temp by adding all readings together – divide the total number by the number of readings you took.⁠ Your average should be around the original temperature you set. If your oven’s average temperature is incorrect after you test it, adjust the oven dial to match the internal temperature.⁠

💦 CLEAN YOUR OVEN⁠
1️⃣ Remove & soak racks in dishwashing liquid for 2 hours. Then scrub, rinse, & dry.⁠
2️⃣ Make a cleaning paste by mixing 3 spoonfuls of baking soda with water in a bowl. ⁠
3️⃣ Spread the paste inside the oven & let it sit overnight (note: it will turn brown overnight).⁠
4️⃣ Wipe out a majority of the paste, & then spray vinegar over the leftover paste residue. The vinegar will react with the baking soda by fizzing & loosening debris, making it easier to remove. Wipe out any remaining residue.⁠
5️⃣ Set oven to a low temp & leave on for about 20 minutes.⁠

OR, better yet, check if your oven has a “CLEAN” button on it…if so, press that button before going to bed, and by morning, your oven will be sparkling clean ✨.⁠

🚫 DO NOT put the following items down a GARBAGE DISPOSAL: Meat, poultry skin, bones, fibrous foods (celery & potato peels), fats & oils, pasta & rice.⁠

These are just a few tips to help with your holiday prep, but be sure to visit Fidelity National Home Warranty’s Homeowner Resources.