Best ways to clean an oven It makes no difference whether you have a self-cleaning or traditional oven; you must maintain it to keep it genuinely clean. The continual burning of the filth deposited within releases carbon-based gases, which will affect the flavour of your food. Fat also affects oven efficiency, which means it takes longer to cook meals and wastes energy. So, if you’re curious about how to clean an oven without using harsh chemicals or excessive heat, keep reading.
How to clean an oven without chemicals?
If you want to live a greener and more sustainable life, you should use natural cleaning solutions rather than chemical cleansers. Fortunately, there are a number of great and simple-to-use solutions. Plus, they’re dirt cheap!
Wash the oven rack
1. Soak the oven rack in hot water and dish soap in a basin or tub. Allow it to sit for at least 4 hours.
2. Take it out and scrape the residue away with a brush.
3. For added cleaning power, make a paste of baking soda and lemon juice.
How to clean a very dirty oven
1. Place a big metal baking dish filled with water and roughly 1/2 cup white vinegar on the bottom rack.
2. Preheat the oven to 180°C and let the water bubble, vaporising and treating the obstinate oil.
3. Turn off the oven and thoroughly spray the internal surfaces with a vinegar and water solution.
4. Leave the door closed for at least 30 minutes.
5. When it’s cold enough to touch, wipe it off. If persistent stains persist, massage them with a baking soda-lemon
And the windows?
It is simple to clean the oven windows on the inside and outside, but if there is debris between the two glass panels on the oven door, it must be removed. The directions for how to accomplish it simply are shown in the video above. You will also learn how to clean the windows with a cloth and a glass cleaning product.
Clean a self-cleaning oven?
Pyrolysis is a self-cleaning characteristic found in modern ovens. You’d think you could turn it on and go read a book while the oven did its thing. But, sadly, it isn’t quite that simple. The self-cleaning mechanism warms the oven to roughly 480°C, converting all fat and food residue to ash. All you need to do is wipe them away. However, the programme lasts around 4 hours. So, if you want to save energy and time, there is a more environmentally friendly method to accomplish it. Here’s how it works:
1. Remove pans, thermometers, and racks from the oven and put them aside.
2. Make a paste with equal parts baking soda and water. You’ll need at least a cup of baking soda to clean the whole inside of the oven.
3. Put on gloves and use a sponge to apply the paste. Avoid using hot elements.
4. Close the oven door and let the cleaning solution remain for several hours (or overnight) to dissolve oil and food particles.
5. Rub the paste with a moist sponge or towel in the morning.
How to clean a convection oven?
We’ve previously discussed how to clean the oven naturally using your grandmother’s advice, but if you have a convection oven, you must also take care of the fan. Here’s how it works:
- Unplug your convection oven from the power source and use a screwdriver to remove the bolts that keep the protective cover in place.
- Unscrew the fan blade nut using a socket wrench. Keep in mind that it is reverse threaded.
- Put the fan blade in a soaking container of cleaning solution. After 40-50 minutes, the particles will have broken down and will be simpler to scrape off.
- Once the fan blade is clean and dry, replace it and put the cover back on.
Clean oven with a dishwasher tablet
Sure, your grandmother didn’t know what a dishwashing tablet was or how to use it, and it’s not a chemical-free option, but this method is really worth seeing. When testing it, make sure to use safety gloves.