Essential oven cleaning tips

When using your oven, you can be as careful as you like but dirt will still find its way inside. Whether due to a spill or simply regular use, your oven will need to be cleaned regularly. Failing to stick to a regular cleaning routine will mean that this dirt will build up and become even more difficult to remove. Here are some great tips for keeping your oven clean and in good condition.

Self-Cleaning
There are a number of people who love self-cleaning ovens, but there are also those who prefer not to use this feature. It’s very much about personal preference. If you do choose to use this feature, it’s essential that you follow the instructions precisely. If you do not follow each step, it could result in a less than desirable outcome. There are also some parts of your oven that are best washed by hand. Your oven door is a perfect example of an area best hand washed.

Steam cleaning
There are also ovens with a steam cleaning feature which works well if you need to remove stubborn grime. You will need to use a small bit of water, and you will need to run the steam cycle as indicated in the instructions. Again, it’s important to always follow the instructions found in the appliance manual in order to achieve best results. After running the cycle, you will need to wipe the interior of your oven.

Textured or continuous cleaning
Continuous cleaning or textured ovens have a unique feature that burns off spills every time you use your oven. You will simply need to wipe your oven with a damp cloth to remove the dirt. It needs be done regularly to ensure that the dirt does not build up too much. Remember not to use abrasives or detergents to clean this kind of oven.

Other ovens
Regular ovens can be cleaned using oven cleaning detergents. You will need to put in some extra effort but, as with the other cleaning methods, regular oven cleaning ensures best results. By regularly cleaning your oven, you will also make the task that much easier. When using these oven cleaning chemicals, it’s important to make sure that you keep a window or door open. These chemicals are very strong, and ventilation is essential. Alternatively, you could use a paste made from baking soda and water. Allow the paste to sit overnight before returning to wipe it all away. Vinegar is also great for loosening stubborn dirt. If you use some of the paste and vinegar, it will create a foaming solution which works incredibly well. You will need to wipe the oven down completely and air your oven out once you’re done.

Cleaning the racks
When cleaning your oven, it’s not only about the top, sides, and the floor. You also need to clean the racks. Remove them from the oven and soak them for a couple of hours in soapy water. Scrub if necessary before rinsing and allowing them to dry.

Even if you keep your oven perfectly clean, wear and tear will still occur, and repairs may become necessary at some point. When you need an expert  in Ottawa for oven repairs, call Capital Appliance Repair at (613) 454-1577.

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