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Tips For A Regular Oven Cleaning

When it comes to kitchen, especially cooking, your oven is the leader of the battle and the first that needs attention. In the end, cooking time should be a pleasure therefore your oven should be flawless for it. Because of this, we'd like to offer a few pointers on your oven cleaning.

Steam Cleaning Ovens

Steam ovens make cleaning a breeze, no matter how much of build up food there is inside. A perfect hint to cleaning these ovens properly would be to pour a cup of water on the bottom of your oven before cleaning cycle starts, while still holding on to your manufacturer's instructions. These ovens work on sauna principles, and turn boiling water into steam that loosens any dirt inside. It takes about 30 minutes for the cycle to finish and yours is to just wipe down the residue.

Self-Cleaning Ovens

Owners of self-cleaning ovens are among the most thankful ones. Cleaning cycle of these ovens reduces spills to a powdery ash that can simply be wiped away. Additionally, it's advised to wash the oven door, frame and rubber seal every once in a while with soap or detergent and water just to make sure your appliance is always spotless. Remember to open the windows while the oven self-cleans for some much-needed fresh air. Also, it would be a safe measure to remove the plastic knobs from your oven, just to make sure they don't melt during the high-heat cleaning cycle. And don't forget to follow your user manual instructions.

Non-Self-Cleaning Ovens

It's not always about having a self-cleaning oven, since there are numerous cleaning products on the market that can help you achieve a perfectly clean oven. The magic is all in the instructions from the bottle of a chemical cleaner. Make sure you leave the windows open for better ventilation during the cleaning process. Or you can try a more environmentally-friendly approach. First coat the oven floor, door and walls with a baking soda and water paste. Leave the past overnight so it has plenty of time to loosen the gunk. The following day, wipe out as much of the dried paste as possible. Then spray vinegar on the remaining baking soda paste to create a foamy reaction. Scrub the oven with a sponge, brush or plastic scrubbing pad and wipe away the goopy, black residue with a damp cloth to reveal the clean oven underneath.

Cleaning Textured Ovens

These ovens have a special surface designed to burn spills off as you use them. In this case, all it takes to have the oven spotlessly clean is to wipe it own with a damp cloth. As this is a very easy task, make sure to perform this regularly, advised after every use. Just make sure that the material used for wiping is soft when cleaning textured ovens.

Cleaning Oven Racks

Cleaning oven racks doesn't concern the type of oven you own. What you need to do is remove them outside of the oven and soak them in boiling water with a little dishwasher detergent. A suitable place to do this would be the bathtub, since it provides perfect conditions. After having them soaked for approximately two hours, scrub the dirt off with a brush, and place them back into the oven only when fully dry.

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