Taking care of appliances


The stove is permanently connected to the electricity. It may only be disconnected by a professional electrician.

The stove and oven must be cleaned regularly to ensure that they work efficiently.


Ensuring your fridge stays in good working order requires a degree of maintenance on your part. The fridge, chiller, and freezer compartment (where applicable) must be defrosted two to four times a year, unless the appliance has an automatic defrost feature.

Residents must also clean the pipes behind and floor below the fridge/chiller of any dust and dirt. The fridge must be carefully moved for the duration of the cleaning. The fridge must be unplugged from its electric socket for the duration of the cleaning.

On a fridge/chiller, the defrost water removal piping on the back of the device requires regular cleaning, in particular, as it gets easily blocked.