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In every home the oven is one of the most used pieces of equipment, but at the same time it can be the most strenuous to take care of. With the shift in technology in the kitchen we see modern items such as fridges with many different gadgets built in, but your oven will not be too advanced – and it will surely be the one that gives you the most sleepless nights when it comes to its maintenance!
There are a few options to keep your oven clean but the only way to find out the best for you is through trial and error, I advise you to try them all, and from now on forget about that spring clean of – your oven. In this article I intend to give you a few useful tips that will ensure that you keep your oven in top condition throughout the year.
Baking soda is a great option
Even with the huge improvements over the years there are still not many different types of cleaning products available for our ovens – but one of the simplest, but also the most useful of all is baking soda.
Simply buy a plastic spray bottle for your baking soda, whatever you will do, then all you have to do is add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and top it up with water. Make sure your oven is cold when you are going to do this process and shake the bottle well to make sure all the soda dissolves in the water.
To clean, spray this liquid all over your oven including the glass door – and let the solution work – do not wipe, you can continue with this process for a few days, twice a day if necessary. You will be able to cook while you complete the cleaning, however be sure to let your oven cool down again afterwards.
When you cook your oven it will not allow the carbon to collect inside your oven, instead the soda will make it work and form as a dust in the bottom of your oven which will allow you to wipe it with ease.
Regular cleaning is the key
Don’t expect your furnace to take care of itself for most of the year and don’t expect it to be an all-day job when it comes to the big spring cleaning.
It’s quite simple the more you clean your oven, the better condition it will stay in. If you clean your oven once a year or just a few times, you probably realize that everything you cook smells like something that is burnt, it is. because it is completely covered with carbon.
So take precautions and clean regularly – you won’t have nightmares about that dreadful day of cleaning your oven, and you’ll save yourself a lot of time. After all you don’t leave any other part of your house clean once a year so why do it with your oven?
If you think about it in theory your oven is one of the most used and essentially the biggest places for germs to build up in your kitchen, so you really can’t afford to let it get too bad, as that not only you but the rest of your family have to deal with the consequences.
Time for an update?
Has your oven seen its best days yet? If so I strongly advise an upgrade as you will probably never see a nice clean oven again, well without hours and hours of scrubbing.
With technology improving every day, one of the latest crazies has to be the self-cleaning oven, and I strongly recommend it to everyone. This great creation will save you a lot of time and money in the long run as from now on you won’t have to worry about the big cleaning, as your oven will do it for you every time you use it – What can you do you want more?
This article was provided by Ryan Hirst who writes helpful guides and tips for them Eurofit Direct on their blog.