Dirt can slowly build up in your oven which could result in creating a bad smell in the kitchen as well as fermenting the taste of food cooked within the oven.
It is recommended that an oven should be deep cleaned at least once a year- this could vary depending on its usage.
This is a job that many of us will choose to avoid but breaking the process down into steps shows that it isn’t quite as hard of a job to do as you think it would be. There are just a few products and cleaning equipment needed in order to carry out the deep clean of your oven.
- Rubber Gloves
- Bowl for warm water
- Scourer pad
- Oven cleaner
- Kitchen towels
- Bin bags
There are three areas that will be concentrated on cleaning:
- Oven Door
- Inside of the oven- including walls, top and bottom
Note: If you have a self-cleaning oven check your instruction manual when attempting to clean the inside of the oven.
- Open windows to ventilate room from toxic fumes
- If you have an electric oven make sure it is switched off from the mains
- Dismantle and remove the oven door completely off the appliance
- Remove shelves
- Spray shelves with oven cleaner and place into bin bag, close the bin bag and leave outside to keep toxic fumes at bay
- Spray the entire inside of the oven with the cleaner and leave for at least an hour to work its magic
- Dismantle the oven door apart to focus on the inner glass as this is where most dirt builds up
- Clean all glass pieces of the oven door with a regular bacterial cleaner and warm clean water to wipe off the residue
- Put door back together
- Bring the shelves back in and remove from bin bag
- Place in sink and use a scourer and warm water to scrub off dirt- the dirt should wipe off easily as the cleaner has brought it to the surface
- Use kitchen towels to mop away residue from the inside of the oven
- Scrub remaining dirt with a scourer and warm water
- Clean the outside of the oven interior with a regular antibacterial cleaner- make sure to focus on oven knobs as dirt builds up here
- Place shelves back in the oven
- Assemble the oven door back on
- Turn the power back on
- Put oven on a high heat for around twenty minutes to kill off any remaining dirt
Tip: Line the bottom shelf with foil to capture any dirt when cooking. This will make cleaning your oven a lot easier the next time round.
You should now have a sparkling clean oven which looks good as new!
Read on to find out about oven repairs.