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Are you making these home appliance mistakes?

Lovemoney Logo By Jen Grimble of Lovemoney | Slide 2 of 27: A trendy kitchen is on most people's wish lists, but that faulty door seal could not only be boosting your utility bills, but rendering your oven entirely inefficient, elongating cooking times and hindering airflow. An oven's door seal is responsible for keeping heat inside, so if yours is loose or broken, hot air will be free to escape. The seal also acts as a clever buffer, stopping the oven's delicate elements from making contact, so a faulty seal could irrevocably damage your appliance. Luckily, replacement seals are inexpensive, so you can fix this small issue with a little DIY know-how.

Ignoring a loose oven door seal

A trendy kitchen is on most people's wish lists, but that faulty door seal could not only be boosting your utility bills, but rendering your oven entirely inefficient, elongating cooking times and hindering airflow. An oven's door seal is responsible for keeping heat inside, so if yours is loose or broken, hot air will be free to escape. The seal also acts as a clever buffer, stopping the oven's delicate elements from making contact, so a faulty seal could irrevocably damage your appliance. Luckily, replacement seals are inexpensive, so you can fix this small issue with a little DIY know-how.

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