History of Amica
Amica was founded in the 1950’s in Poland. Their first products was a gas cooker, and continued selling kitchen appliances until 2000, when they added washing and drying machines to their line. The brands is mostly well known in Europe, and have slowly started to expand to the east as well. They purchased a popular Scandinavian brand, Gram Domestic, further adding to the expansion of their businesses. They are an energy conscious brand, and have not only incorporated strict environmental policies due to their vicinity of an expansive forest, but consistently score A’s and A+’s in energy efficiency.
Amica products we service include, but are not limited to:
- Gas Cooktops – Using natural gas, they provide the cook with the ability to perfectly control temperatures with an open flame.
- Electric Cooktops – Converts electricity in order to heat iron coils, which in turn heat the cookware. Originally created as a novelty, they can be expensive to run. They are seen with both glass/ceramic tops and hotplates.
- Induction Cooktops – Provides faster and more cost-efficient heating. Cookware must be ferrous metal and have a flat bottom in order to work. Heats only the pan, never letting the surface get hot enough to make spilled food burn or stick. If the pot is removed, the element automatically turns off.
- Gas Oven – Traditional and most cost-effective, more models are being released with the ability to become a convection oven for even baking.
- Electric Oven – Uses electricity to heat elements in the oven in order to cook. Not incredibly cost effective, but can cook more evenly than a conventional gas oven.
- Wall Ovens – Built in for convenience to the consumer, they can be stacked/installed with multiple to provide more option for the cook.
- Freestanding Ranges – Made with Oven and Cooktop combined, they can be entirely gas, electric, or with a gas cooktop and electric oven.
- Refrigerator & Top Freezer – Most common in households, it has been the leading style since the 1940’s. Some budget models and mini-fridges use a freezer chest as opposed to a separate compartment.
- Refrigerator & Bottom Freezer – Created to provide easier access to refrigerator items, as they are needed more often than freezer.
- Built-In Refrigerator – Usually available in any style, these provide the homeowner the ability to save space and coordinate the look of the kitchen. Some brands allow for these to have replaceable door panels, so that they may coincide with the cabinetry.
- Under-Counter Dishwashers – These are occasionally built-in for a more coordinated look. Usually made so that they are easy to install and service, they take the hassle out of hand washing.
- Drawer Dishwashers – Made popular by Fisher-Paykel’s DishDrawer™ , these are designed to hide the dishwasher from sight, or let them be concealed by cabinets for a clean appearance.
- Front Load Washers – Uses less water, less soap, and they are less likely ruin or tear delicate clothing. Require more maintenance for the door seal and bellows.
Amica has yet to experience a recall of one of their appliances, but like all other manufacturers, they can still experience issues from time to time. No matter what the brand, it’s important to be aware of anything out of the ordinary that might be happening with your appliance. Catching a problem early on cannot only protect your home and property, but your family as well. If you experience any of the following issues, discontinue use of the product until you’ve called and spoken to a specialist or repair service:
- Burners not igniting
- Broiler not working
- Broken door latch
- Broken digital display
- Gas leaks
- Water leaks
- Not draining
- Not cooling
- Frozen coils
- Not defrosting
Why go with 180 Appliance Repair?
Amica products can only be specially ordered if you are trying to purchase them in the US, which means they are rare to come by. Most repair service companies will not be familiar with Amica appliances, but the technicians at 180 Appliance Repair are! We’ve serviced many specially ordered refrigerators, ranges, oven s and more for years. We understand it’s difficult to get service on these products, so we promise to offer a fast and friendly diagnosis for all of them. Our experts have access to the necessary parts and components to repair your appliance, and we always arrive on time. Just call one of our friendly customer service agents and they will set you up with an appointment that will work around your busy schedule. Don’t settle for a repair man who’s new to the products, call the professionals at 180 Appliance Repair today!