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Tips for Getting Your Kitchen Thanksgiving Ready

If you have not already started thinking about pre-Thanksgiving preparations, now is the time to do so. Planning the menu, whether you are trying out new recipes or simply sticking to old family favorites, is only part of it. Getting the kitchen Thanksgiving ready is also a major part of preparing for the holiday celebration.

This will help to save you a lot of time and energy so that you can relax and enjoy the festivities with family and friends. If you are a person who loves to cook, bake, and entertain, being better prepared for Thanksgiving Day will help to eliminate the stress that sometimes comes with the holiday season. Even your local kitchen appliance store can offer assistance with your holiday maintenance planning.

Appliance Maintenance Tips


Make sure your oven door closes properly. If not, you can be losing over 70% of its heat. Inspect the seal to make sure it does not need to be replaced and look for possible leaks that you may need to address.

Exhaust fan

Since you will be utilizing the stovetop and oven most of the day, it is important that the exhaust fan is properly working to get the maximum ventilation necessary.


Since you will probably be reheating a lot, it is essential that your microwave is in good working order. Give it a quick inside and make sure the rotating plate is functional.


The dishwasher should be working at top efficiency since it is the appliance that will make the end of the day cleaning much easier. Remember to scrape off the food before properly loading any tableware.


It would be smart to clean and organize the refrigerator so that storing leftover foods is manageable. Remember to place foods that can safely freeze towards the back near the cold air duct and foods that should not freeze closer to the front where the air will be warmer.


Since ice makers can become contaminated, causing the ice to taste bad, you should empty out the ice compartment and allow it to refill with fresh ice. Also, a good tip to avoid running out of ice is to fill plastic bags with ice to be stored on a freezer shelf.

General Kitchen Maintenance Tips

Kitchen counters

This is the best place to start cleaning by clearing and decluttering bills and paperwork or items that are lying around on the countertops. Once cleared, give it a good wipe down.


Use vinegar and water or a commercial cleaner to wipe down the top of the stove. Remove the oven racks and wipe off any grime attached to the inside walls. If you have stubborn areas, use a paste of baking soda and water, let it sit for fifteen minutes, then scrub with warm water and rinse with clean.      

Drawers and cabinets

It would be a good idea to give yourself some extra space by going through and tossing out old foods and items.

Vacuum carpets/clean floors

For this task, you should concentrate more on the rooms your guest will gather in, such as the kitchen, living room, or family room.


Sharpening your knives will help food prepping and veggie chopping go much quicker. You will also make cleaner slices when carving the turkey if you are using a sharper knife.

Kitchen utensils

It is always a good idea to make sure you have all the tools and utensils needed for preparing and serving up the dishes.


Make sure you can find a space for everyone to sit while keeping things open to ensure guests can flow easily from room to room

With Thanksgiving Day comes good food, great company, and a lot of time spent in the kitchen, especially if you are the host. As a host, you are entertaining, cooking, warming up, reheating, and much more. Making a list of tasks to accomplish beforehand can help you check off each item as you complete them, making your kitchen one step closer to being ready for Thanksgiving Day. You could even contact your local kitchen appliance store for advice on how to get your kitchen Thanksgiving ready.  

If you need kitchen appliance repairs or maintenance performed in preparation for Thanksgiving Day, call Facets of Lafayette today at 337-981-7860. We are the largest distributor for kitchen appliances, plumbing, fixtures, and much more.

Facets of Lafayette is equipped to help you with all your household concerns, no matter how big or small. To learn more about how Facets, the kitchen appliance store, can assist you in being ready for Thanksgiving Day, visit our website. You’ll be thankful you did.