How to Clean Oven
If you answered “ummm” and ” or …”no.”- you are not along!
There’s also an element of putting off the inevitable.
Put something in the oven, take it out and close the door, until the next cooking session.
Oven cleaning reminds of visiting a dentist. Only few of us look forward to that experience while most of us outright loathe it, but oftentimes, it is the thought of cleaning that is worse than the actual cleaning itself.
Dirty ovens are nuisance. They are very unhygienic and unpleasant to be around due to the smell of the oven when the burnt on fat starts to smoke.
Oven clean is not the most enjoyable task. However, with the right knowledge and cleaning tools, oven cleaning doesn’t seem like an overwhelming chore—mentally, or physically.
In this article, you will find a professional view on oven cleaning, as well as tips and tricks how to clean oven with min effort, maximum effect.
Why Is a Clean Oven Important?
However, failing to clean it can cause serious problems, such as
- Visible discolouration
- Damage to the oven
- Grime on the glass
- Extensive smoke output
- Fire hazards
- Reduced oven life
- Effecting the quality of meals
If you leave the food that inevitably gets spilt inside your oven as it is, it will burn. It will also, give the food you place in the oven an unpleasant smoky taste.
In the worse case scenarios, oven can catch fire.
Food residue carries germs and these germs can be passed on every time you use oven. Failing to clean oven on regular basis makes it easy for germs and bugs to breed in your oven and infect your meals.
Another big reason to clean oven is the oven itself. The filters and mechanisms in your oven can become blocked by dirt and grease, which will stop the oven from working efficiently.
If oven is left dirty for too long, those mechanisms will fail at the same time and you might need to replace the whole oven.
Although it’s obviously not the most glamorous task and it can easily be an “out of sight, out of mind” thing.
Regularly cleaning your oven improves the quality of the food you cook in it.
The smell of any stuck-on grease or dirt influence the dish you are cooking.
How Often Should I Clean My Oven?
How to use self-cleaning oven?
Remove the racks first and clean those yourself.
Switch the self cleaning function on for 1.5 – 3 hours, depending on the model.
Use a water-dampened rag or cloth, to manually remove loosened debris and ash after it finish to clean.
Take preventive measures, and make the job easier
Bonus Oven cleaning tips
Homemade cleaning solutions to clean oven
* The recipe below will work on medium dirty oven
- Baking soda (3 tablespoons)
- Water (1.5 tablespoons)
Mix together baking soda and water. Apply to oven, let sit for 20 minutes, wipe clean.
- 3 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide
- 1 tablespoon of dishwashing soap
Mix baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and dish soap. Apply to oven, let it sit for 20 minutes, then wipe clean.
To find more natural homemade cleaning solutions check out the article: HOMEMADE CLEANING SOLUTIONS THAT WORK