Is your oven so dirty that you pretend not to notice? Act now and follow our guide to your clean oven! Transforming a dirty oven to sparkling clean isn’t a simple task; however, there are a number of steps which can get the job done easier.
Here’s our Guide:
Before you start, it’s important to check the oven is off and cold. Also, it’s recommended to cover your gas jets and protect any visible heating elements. Cleaning an oven is going to get messy! It’s a good idea to wear old clothes.
Step One: Unwanted Burnt Food
Wearing rubber gloves, remove any food lying at the bottom of your oven. Either using hot soapy water (washing up liquid) or the traditional mix of baking powder and vinegar, soak your oven shelves from the oven into your prefered solution. This will help break down any attached burnt food, we all know how clingy burnt food can be, right? For the best results, soak the shelves overnight.
If time isn’t on your side, spray your shelves with oven cleaner and place into resealable plastic bags, ensuring that you read the recommended safety precautions on your oven-cleaning product.
Step Two: Soak the Stubborn Stains
We all know it’s going to take major elbow grease to tackle tough oven stains, but what’s the hurry? Why not multitask between other chores? If the skill doesn’t come easily to you, setting an alarm usually does the trick! So, let’s get to the point. spray or sponge your cleaning solution into the corners of the oven, leaving the solution to soften any burnt food stuck to your oven.
Meanwhile, scrub your oven racks using a scourer, turning them halfway through. Rinse with warm water and leave them to dry in a convenient place.
Step Three: Inside the Oven
We all know that any cleaning solution can take some time to take an effect, inside and out of a dirty oven. After your leftover food decides to stop being so stubborn, use your damp sponge to clean inside the oven until it’s clean; remember to rinse your sponge to save yourself from being there all day. You want to clean the dirt, not spread it!
The difficult part is the corners! Do you remember that kid in school who asked you to stick your head in the oven? Well no, don’t do it! Use an old toothbrush soaked in oven cleaner to scrub the hard-to-reach areas in your oven.
WARNING: Don’t get anything electrical wet!
Step Four: Greasy Baking Trays
Are you a victim of owning dirty baking trays? It’s time to stop right there! If you want shinning baking trays, place them in a sink full of soapy hot water and scrub what you can of the grease with a scrubber. Boil the kettle (you might as well make your self a nice cuppa tea whilst you’re at it)! Pour a cup of bicarbonate soda into the sink along with some boiling water (be careful not to scald yourself) and soak your hob with an oven cleaner. Leave to soak for an hour whilst you enjoy your tea and biscuits. After the hour is up, wipe the dirt off your baking trays, which should be an easy task to do. Since you have your cleaning tool at hand, wipe along your hob til there’s no dirt left.
Step Five: Glass Door
Now, for the finishing touch! Using a glass scraper, scrub off the stuck-on-food. It wouldn’t be a surprise to find oil and grease on your oven door. This can be removed with hot water and oven cleaner. It’s recommended to place some old towels beside the oven to avoid a floor drenched in puddles.
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