Anytime you use your oven there is chance that spills occur, more often than not spills will occur. No matter how many precautions we take your oven will need to be clean one way or another. Cleaning your oven can be easier than you think, but make sure to check out the steps below and the manufacturing pamphlet before taking on a huge oven cleaning project.
Determine What Kind of Oven You Have
Self Cleaning: These ovens can be programmed to heat to a high temperature that will essentially turn any food spills in your oven to ash which can be easily cleaned out after a cleaning cycle. To Clean: After your oven has been completely cooled down, wipe it down with a damp sponge to remove the ash. you can also use a water and soap mixture. Don’t use heavily abrasive cleaners or oven cleaners on the inside of your oven.
Textured: Textured ovens have a special porcelain coating on the inside which will burn off any food spills, similar to a self cleaning oven only that it will continuous burn off any food residue. To Clean: Only use a damp cloth to clean your oven since any abrasive sponges or cleaners can damage the porcelain coating.
Non-Self Cleaning: Any time you see food spills in your oven, try to wipe up as much as possible once the oven has cooled. For more stubborn spills use an oven cleaner and plastic scrub brush or pad. To prevent future spills simply line the bottom with aluminum foil or place a cookie sheet at the bottom of your oven, just make sure no vents are blocked with this method.
Now that you have cleaned the inside of your oven, make your oven’s glass look brand new with this simple tutorial with videos.
Clean the outside of your oven with vinegar. Simply remove your oven knobs and soak them in a bowl of vinegar. While they are soaking spray the outside of your oven with vinegar and simply wipe it down. After dry the knobs and place them back onto your oven.
Cleaning your stove top can involve a little elbow grease.
For stove tops with grates: If you have a stove top with grates, remove the grates and submerge them in warm soapy water. Then, simply grab a soapy sponge and wipe down the stove top, don’t worry if there’s some suds left over, this part is just to remove any grease. Rinse your sponge until the water runs clear and wash away any extra soap, then wipe down with a clean cloth. Take a soapy scrubbing sponge and remove any greasy grime from the grates. Dry and then place back on to your stove top.
For glass stove tops: Check out this video on how to clean your glass stove top
Deep cleaning your oven every few weeks can really make it easier to clean in the long run. Be sure to wipe it down and clean any spills in between big cleaning projects. By following these steps you’ll be on your way to an oven that looks brand new.