Cleaning Your Oven

Posted on July 11, 2016 in Thermocool Product Tips with 0 Comments

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Cleaning your oven can be a simple and inexpensive activity if you know a couple of  basic tricks. We, at Thermocool, want to provide you with a few!

Ovens, like most things really, are usually not in a good way if they start to emit black smoke.

Ovens, when regularly cleaned, are great as they allow you to cook in a way that requires less oil and less effort than frying. However, left uncleaned for too long, ovens build up gri me and gunk usually caused by unattended spillages of food that burn anew every time a new dish is prepared.

Not only does the burnt old food produce an odour that might ruin the taste of your next meal but there are also some significant safety concerns associated with allowing old food to continuously burn in your oven – the most significant of which being setting your home on fire.

The good news is that cleaning your oven is not a costly activity that requires specialist products or skills. Common household items like baking soda and vinegar are the best tools for this kind of job.

The best thing to do is to firstly wear some kitchen gloves to protect your hands and an apron to keep your clothes clean then remove anything you can remove from the oven; this includes any oven trays or racks that you can clean outside of the oven.

Now, mix baking soda with some water till you have a paste-like consistency. Use a brush to evenly distribute this paste around your oven (take care to only cover the bottom, sides, and door panel).

Leave the paste in the oven overnight and the next day simply get your brush and scrub the baking soda off.

But what of the vinegar? Well baking soda should generally come off without too much of a hitch but vinegar ensures this. You see baking soda is an alkaline, vinegar an acid and, to avoid boring you with Secondary school chemistry, vinegar will react with the baking soda in such a way that it will begin to foam and scrub off easily. Simply pour some vinegar into a spray bottle and aim at the problem areas.

(On a side note, although all it takes to clean your cooking hobs is some warm, soapy water, a little bit of a polish with white vinegar after you’ve rinsed and dried the hobs will give it a little extra shine)

And just like that, you’ll have a spotless oven!

What technique do you use to give your oven that spotless look?

To see our range of easy to clean cookers, click here!

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