The best way to clean an oven
It’s no secret that nobody enjoys cleaning their oven. It’s difficult, it’s messy, but nevertheless, it’s an important task to tackle.
Not only does a dirty oven become a bit of an eyesore, but it also poses safety risks. Old food in your oven could catch alight, and the food you cook in your oven could start to taste strange too.
You might have heard various ways to clean an oven, but we believe that we’ve cracked the best way to clean an oven. Follow these simple steps and you’ll have a clean and hygienic oven in no time!
1. Ensure your oven is cool
Start by making sure your oven is completely cool. You can then remove the oven racks and place them to the side (we’ll deal with those later). Remove any burnt food and loose bits from your oven with a dustpan and broom.
2. Prepare your oven cleaner
While there are many ways to clean an oven, most involve some heavy-duty chemicals that are harmful if inhaled. We believe that the best oven cleaner is also one that is cheap and natural—baking soda.
That’s right, baking soda. Baking soda is surprisingly effective at removing grease and grime from your oven. Making a paste is a breeze, simply combine half a cup of baking soda with water and spread it all over your oven (avoiding the heat plates). Don’t forget to pop on your rubber gloves before doing this!
For the best results leave the mixture to rest overnight.
3. What about the oven racks?
This is normally the most fiddly part of cleaning your oven, but not anymore. While there are a number of ways to clean an oven, we believe this trick for cleaning oven racks is the best!
Fill up your bath with hot water and add some washing powder to it. Then pop your oven racks in the bath to soak overnight. In the morning, you’ll be able to remove the grime easily with a little scrubbing action.
4. Back to the oven
Now it’s time to remove the bicarb soda paste from your oven. Grab a damp cloth and simply wipe away the bicarb soda. If there are any areas where the bicarb is particularly stubborn to come off, you can spritz the patches with some white vinegar.
Grab your oven racks from the tub and scrub away any grease before drying and replacing them in the oven.
5. Don’t forget the stovetop
Now that your oven is nice and clean, it’s important to give your stove top some love too. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of salt with 1 tablespoon of bicarb soda and 1 tablespoon of water. Give your stove top a scrub with the paste and then wipe it clean. Easy peasy!
Now you know the best way to clean an oven
Cleaning an oven doesn’t have to be difficult or messy. And while there are several ways to clean an oven, we believe that using bicarb soda is the most economical and natural way to clean your oven easily.
Did you know that we’re releasing a self-cleaning oven?
That’s right! We’re releasing a premium, pyrolytic self-cleaning oven that helps you steer clear of the mess. It works by using a temperature of 400-500 degrees celsius to burn off any baked-off residue. The process leaves just ash behind, which you can vacuum or wipe out of the oven with a damp cloth. Have a look, we’ll be releasing it this September!