Thanksgiving is coming up soon and, if you’re hosting this year, it comes with a whirlwind of cooking, cleaning, and stressing. When you think about your Thanksgiving Day dinner, you generally think of your oven as being the most important tool of the day. However, each of your kitchen appliances needs to be working properly for you to make the feast and clean up afterward. This is where having a home warranty can save your Thanksgiving Day! Let’s take a look at what appliances you’ll be using this Thanksgiving, and the cost to repair them with or without a home warranty.
Before you even begin to cook on Thursday (or Wednesday, if you’re planning ahead like we suggest in our day-by-day prep infographic), you’ll be storing your ingredients in your refrigerator. Even if you maintain your fridge and clean the evaporative coils often, eventually your fridge will fail! Can you imagine it failing just mere days before Thanksgiving? Not only would you be strapped for time, but you’d be out a significant amount of money from all the food that you were storing inside.
Without a home warranty, it will cost you between $200 and $400 to repair a refrigerator. However, with a home warranty plan that covers refrigerators, if you’ve maintained your fridge and it’s failed from normal wear and tear you’ll be paying a small service call fee between $60 to $100 to have it fixed.
Cooktop or Range
There’s a lot that you’ll need your stovetop for come Thanksgiving, such as making mashed potatoes or boiling cranberries. If you don’t have your cooktop or range working, your Thanksgiving dinner may look a bit different than it did last year! Before Thanksgiving, make sure to clean your range and test it to ensure it’s working correctly. If your range goes out and you don’t have a home warranty, it will cost you between $50 and $100 to repair it. If you do, and you’ve maintained your range, you’ll just have to pay a small service call fee for diagnosis, and Landmark will take care of the rest!
One of the worst parts of Thanksgiving Day is the cleanup afterward. So many dishes, platters, plates, and cups! Luckily, having a dishwasher makes it a bit easier on the host. If yours fails, and you don’t have a home warranty, it will cost you about $159 to repair your dishwasher. If you do have a home warranty, you can open a claim, and Landmark will repair or replace it for $60-$100 if it failed from something covered in your contract.
Is your Thanksgiving dinner safe from a broken oven? If you have maintained your oven, you probably have nothing to worry about. But, even with the best maintenance, wear and tear happens and sometimes ovens just stop working. It will cost you between $230 and $320 to repair an oven.
Luckily, if you have a home warranty with Landmark, you don't have to worry about buying a gigantic meal from the deli down the street, or serving undercooked food. Make sure to check your oven and clean it out a few weeks before Thanksgiving! With a home warranty, you can save your oven, and your Thanksgiving dinner.
As you can see, having a home warranty can greatly benefit you during Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! You’ll end up saving more money by getting a home warranty plan to protect your house than paying to repair or replace each of these home appliances when they fail from normal wear and tear. Learn more about Landmark Home Warranty and what coverage we can offer for your home by looking at our plans page at www.landmarkhw.com/home-warranty-plans.