How to Deep Clean your Oven

January 16, 2019

Oven CleaningThe turkey’s been roasted and the last of the festive party food leftovers have been reheated. With all the fun and festivities, it’s unlikely you’ve had the chance to give your oven a much-needed deep clean, and let’s be honest, it’s up there with one of the most hated household cleaning tasks.

Rather than put it off even longer, we’ve put together this quick and simple oven cleaning guide that you can follow:

Prevention is better than cure
We’ve all been there – thick black ground on grease and grime that collects on the bottom of your oven. But if you do a daily wipe over after your evening meal with a damp cloth, you should be able to keep the build up at bay. Pop on your rubber gloves and use a little multi-purpose product every day, and it will help make your deep clean less of a daunting task.

Pick your products
There are many oven cleaning products out there, but our favourites include:

Oven Pride because of its unique bag cleaning system which offers unbeatable results. It’s an easy to use product but make sure you closely follow the instructions and wear the gloves provided.

Teepol oven cleaner is available online only but is so handy to use. Just have a quick spray after every oven use, wipe over and then rinse off with a soapy warm cloth.

Try cleaning naturally

If you can’t choose a product you like, you can also try a more natural way of cleaning using bicarbonate of soda and white wine vinegar. Bicarb is very effective and makes the daunting task of oven cleaning a little easier. All you need to do to get a shining oven is:

  • Spray the whole oven down including the glass door with a water bottle so that it is damp
  • Pour on a thick layer of bicarbonate of soda, especially on the bottom, until there is about 1/4-inch layer of bicarbonate of soda paste.
  • If any of the baking soda is still dry, wet it with the water bottle.
  • Once the bicarbonate of soda has been applied, add some neat white wine vinegar to a spray bottle and then liberally spray this all over the oven so it reacts and works with the bicarbonate of soda.
  • Close the door and leave for a few hours. The two products work amazingly with each other and will start to lift all the dirt and ground in grease. It’s important to make sure that the bicarbonate of soda residue has been completely removed before using the oven as any remaining bicarb may smoke if left in contact with the heating element.
  • For the wire racks use wire wool and washing up liquid as it brings them up like new.

If you simply can’t stand the thought of scrubbing your oven, it’s time to call in the experts. Find a recommended, reliable and professional oven cleaner in your area now at Checkatrade.com

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