Cleaning ovens is always a chore but if never attended to you may find that you will have to replace that appliance more often than normal, which could be expensive!
So, when it comes to cleaning the oven you have two options, either clean it regularly for the less maintenance option or never clean it all and let it become a struggle when you do try. The thing is most of us are guilty of that because it’s not exactly the most enjoyable household task on the to-do list.
Sometimes when people are renting their homes, and the appliances are included, people tend to have a bit of a care-free attitude towards the upkeep, however what they may not realise is that cleaning rented appliances is equally as important, if not more important than cleaning your own appliances because failing to do so, could see you at a loss as you may lose out on some of your deposit, at the end of your tenancy.
To avoid any loss of deposit or the need to frequently have to replace the oven, cleaning it regularly is the way to go, not only will it keep it fresh but it will also prolong the life of it.
Yet again you have two options really you can either clean it yourself (which if done regularly it is not that difficult to manage) or you may wish to hire the domestic cleaners to come into your home and attend to it, this is great for tenants who are moving out of a property that is need of a good thorough clean because you can get them to clean other areas of the property all at the same time. Cleaning contractors are quick, reliable and very efficient and they are not that expensive so it could be ideal to use their services on this occasion.
For those who wish to attend to the oven cleaning duties alone, it’s better to do it when you know how, there are ways to make the job easier and less of a chore and this is our guide to show you exactly how you can clean your ovens effectively.
Top tips for effective oven cleaning!
Firstly make sure that you protect your hands and skin from any harmful strong detergents and wear those rubber gloves, secondly ensure that you are working in a well ventilated area by opening all windows and doors and if possible, wear a face mask to prevent any inhalation of any harmful chemicals.
What to use
Shop brought household products that are especially designed for cleaning ovens work well, look out for de-greasers and try to buy foaming sprays, if possible, as they are easier to work with and less messier.
An alternative option would be to go green, eco-friendly products are available to buy or you could make your very own using baking soda, vinegar and citrus.
Tip, you could also opt for eco-friendly cleaning agencies if you prefer going green but are not keen on the idea of trying it out!
What to do
- Remove all shelving from the oven and allow to soak in spay water.
- Spray oven well and leave it for 30 minutes to allow the product to break down the grease.
- Using a scorer scrub away the residue, rinse regularly and try to remove as much of the remaining product and grease, as possible.
- Use a small brush such as toothbrush to attend to hard to reach places.
- Use rags and kitchen towel to dry and wipe away excess.
- Allow drying before returning all shelves and then it’s ready to use again.