It’s no secret that ovens can get pretty dirty, pretty quickly. Between spills, splatters, and just general everyday use, it’s not uncommon for an oven to start looking a bit grimey in just a matter of days. But keeping your oven clean doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact, with a little time and effort, it can be pretty easy to keep your oven clean and looking like new.
Here Are A Few Tips On How To Keep Your Oven Clean:
1. Wipe up spills immediately.
2. Line the bottom of the oven with a proper oven liner (do not use it on a convectional heated oven that has a lower element it will damage the enamel). This will help catch any drips or spills and make clean-up a breeze.
3. Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners. As you won’t drop the elements or remove back plates it will leave a residue which will cause irreparable damage. Oven cleaning is simple, just use hot water and soap to remove grease.
4. Clean the oven regularly. A good rule of thumb is to give it a thorough cleaning every few months.
5. Don’t forget to clean the door. The door is often one of the dirtiest parts of the oven, so make sure to give it a good cleaning every once in a while.
Taking a few minutes out of your week to keep your oven clean will go a long way in prolonging its life and keeping it looking like new.
Oven Cleaning Mistakes
You will hear lots of companies tell you their products are the perfect chemical for cleaning ovens, or you will see loads of tips and tricks to making a homemade oven cleaner out of baking soda paste or lemon juice. These will leave your oven smelling nice, and your oven racks, oven walls, and doors will look clean, but things like a baking soda mix can end up doing more damage than good.
We recommend using hot soapy water and a good bit of old-fashioned elbow grease. Heavy-duty oven liners can help to avoid any dirt build-up on the oven floor as well. If you can’t get oven liners, aluminum foil will do the trick.
Should I Get My Oven Professionally Cleaned?
We all know how important it is to keep our ovens clean. But sometimes, life gets in the way and we just don’t have the time to do a deep clean. So, when is it worth it to get your oven professionally cleaned?
Here are some things to consider:
1. How frequently do you use your oven?
If you find yourself using your oven on a daily basis, it is probably worth getting it cleaned professionally every few months. This will help to ensure that any built-up grease and grime is removed and that your food continues to taste great.
2. What is the condition of your oven?
If your oven is starting to show signs of wear and tear, it may be a good idea to get it cleaned professionally. This will help to prolong the life of your oven and ensure that it continues to function properly. We can also point out were problems may arise before it costs you alot of money to replace the oven.
3. Are you concerned about food safety?
If you are worried about the safety of your food, it is definitely worth getting your oven cleaned professionally. This will help to remove any harmful bacteria that may be present and ensure that your food is cooked evenly.
4. Do you have the time to clean your oven?
If you don’t have the time to clean your oven, or if you simply don’t enjoy cleaning, it is definitely worth getting your oven cleaned professionally. This will save you time and effort, and ensure that your oven is clean and safe to use.
5. Are you moving house?
If you are moving house, it is a good idea to get your oven cleaned professionally. This will help to make sure that your new home is clean and safe, and that your old oven is in good condition for the new owners.
Should I Clean My Oven After Every Use?
No, you don’t need to clean your oven after every use. However, it is important to clean it on a regular basis to ensure that it remains in good condition and continues to function properly. A good rule of thumb is to clean your oven every three months.
Always make sure to wipe up food spills or food debris with a damp sponge after every use. The dirt that is left will be harder to clean. However, you do not need to wipe down the entire oven.
How Do You Clean The Glass On The Oven Door?
To clean the glass on the oven door, first, remove any food or grease that is present. Then, mix together a solution of warm water and soap. Use a soft cloth to apply the solution to the glass and scrub gently until the dirt is removed. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. Remember glass in oven doors has a protective film you can not see and a heat deflector so make sure you put it back in the correct way.
Will Baking Soda Scratch Glass?
Lots of people will recommend baking soda or white vinegar with a damp cloth to clean a dirty oven and the glass door. However, baking soda could scratch the glass as it is a harsh product. For all parts of your oven, from the oven shelves to the heating element, we always recommend just using water and soap. Avoid chemicals from the shop, while they offer a nice spray bottle that is easy to apply, they often do more harm than good.
I Don’t Have Time To Clean My Oven, What Should I Do?
If you don’t have time to clean your oven, you can hire a professional cleaning service to do it for you. This will save you time and effort, and ensure that your oven is clean and safe to use immediately and the results we can achieve in less time than you can with shop-bought products.
What Can I Put In The Bottom Of My Oven To Keep It Clean?
An oven liner can be used to protect the bottom of your oven or foil. using foil on oven trays can help as well. Do not use a liner on the base of a convectional oven. There is an element under the enamel that’s used to heat the oven in these styles of ovens.
How Do Self-Cleaning Ovens Work?
Self-cleaning ovens have a special coating on the inside that helps to break down grease and grime. When you use the self-clean setting, the oven heats up to a very high temperature, which activates the coating and causes it to break down the dirt. The dirt is then burned off, leaving your oven clean. The self-cleaning mode uses such a high heat you can sometimes encounter problems. They will still need a proper clean every few months as well as it will remove grease but not built on carbon.