We all enjoy making delicious dishes, following a recipe and creating that picture perfect dish ready to show off to friends and family. If you’re anything like me, the cleaning process is definitely the least favorite part, but with these Best Oven Cleaning Practices, you’ll find the fun and enjoy the process.
Ovens are the worst, and there’s always that combination of deep cleaning once in a while as well as cleaning on a daily basis, after every use, which we can never get out of.
The Dream Of A Sparkly Oven
If we want to be really honest, cleaning the oven doesn’t happen as much as it should and is actually known to be one of the most hated chores. What’s worse is the longer we leave it, the trickier it gets to clean.
With my love and passion for food, over the years i’ve learnt the best tips and tricks to cleaning the oven without having to give up an afternoon with the kids or a cup of tea in front of the tv.
Keep reading to find out easy steps to take with these Best Oven Cleaning Practices.
Where To Start?
To keep it simple, check out my quick guide below on what steps to take, to clean the oven and in what order to get your oven sparkling again in little to no time at all!
Starting with the shelves
Start by removing the shelves from the oven. Soak them in a sink filled with hot water and half a cup of washing up liquid mixed together.
Leave the shelves soaked for as long as possible to loosen the stubborn dirts, which can than be easily scrubbed using a non-scratch scourer.
Moving on to the inside of the oven
There are so many oven cleaners readily available at the supermarket and I do feel each and every one of them does the job in their own way. Start by spraying oven cleaner all over the inside of your oven.
For those baked-on foods stuck to the walls, kitchen foil does the trick here! Scrunch up a ball of kitchen foil and scrub away those stubborn foods. Rinse the oven and give it enough time to dry.
Cleaning The Oven Doesn’t Have To Be A Chore
The Final Step To Cleaning The Oven
Cleaning the door
Once the inside of your oven is looking as good as new, it’s time to move onto the door. Remove any of the larger cooked-on foods using a simple spatula or oven scraper.
Spray on oven cleaner onto the entire door and allow the stubborn dirts on the glass and surrounding door support to soak it up. Rinse and watch the dirt and grease disappear.
Top Tips And Tricks
When it comes cleaning the shelves of the oven, instead of soaking them in the sink, you can actually wash them in a dishwasher! It’s quick and easy, and helps get the job done in less time. Just make sure they fit!
There is such a variety of oven cleaner gels and sprays that help remove the dirt and grease off the glass door of the oven, but you can also make one of the best oven cleaners in your own home.
Mix in bicarbonate of soda and water to make a paste and apply it directly onto the glass. Leave it in for about 20 minutes and simply wipe with a slightly damp cloth.
A Top Tip during cooking, is when you are checking your dish halfway through, take the tray out. Avoid prodding and poking inside the oven, dripping grease and foods outside the tray.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You can use oven and glass cleaners to do the trick or mix a paste of bicarbonate of soda and water. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wipe with a damp cloth.
They usually go for the heavy-duty degreasers and stainless steel sponges.
Suprisingly yes! Although i haven’t tried it myself, a lot of people swear by it to easily remove grease from oven doors.
It is recommended to deep clean the oven once every three to six months. The more upkeep you do on your oven, the easier it is to clean every time.
If your sink is too small to soak your oven shelves in, you can use any large bowl and place the shelves half in half out, then switch. Or, in the bath tub, works just as well.
We All Love A Clean Oven
How To Keep Your Oven Clean
The dirt and grease inside the oven will loosen, so when it is cool enough, wipe the oven interior surfaces and watch the dirt disappear.
Using oven liners and roasting bags
Oven liners are a useful hack to avoid having to clean the oven floor again and again! They come in many different sizes to fit all types of ovens. Line the base of the oven with oven liners to catch any grease or splatters of food.
Lining the base with kitchen foil works just as well!
Also, using roasting bags for meats and fish, or even vegetables helps keep all food together in one place, limiting any splatters onto the walls and floor.. this helps with cleaning but also boosts the flavor! Its a win win.
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