Ways to keep your Oven Clean
A new oven tends to get fairly grimy after a few months roasting and baking. Carbon is dissipated by the accumulation of charred of food and build up grease, which is the cause of a smelling like burning during cooking time. Read on for instruction on how to clean your oven, irrespective of the fact it has self-cleaning or not.
Know what kind of oven you have:
First of all you have to take an idea what kind of oven you have. Self-cleaning oven has a feature that allows you to rise the temperature to a high level to turn the build up foods and grease into ash. Textured oven which is commonly known as continuous cleaning ovens, have a porcelain base layer that is designed to burn spilled food away while cooking. Regular ovens which don’t have such features have to clean regularly by own hands.
Method of cleaning:
Choose a time to clean the oven when your kitchen area is at its least active. Keep children and pets away from the kitchen while the oven is cleaning, since it heats to a very high temperature and tends to give off a burning smell. Open your windows to ventilate the kitchen, so that your family won’t be inhaling the fumes. Place them into a sink full of warm water mixed with a few drops of dishwashing liquid to soak. Turn on the oven’s self-cleaning mode, which should lock the oven door and heat the oven between 800 and 900 degree Fahrenheit. Make sure your oven door is locked before leaving the oven to clean. If the lock is not working, put the masking tape or some other kind of barrier on the oven door so your family knows it is not to be opened. The oven will clean itself for 2 to 6 hours, during which the grease and burnt food will turn into a light gray ash. Let the oven cool for at least 2 hours following the cleaning cycle. Open the oven door. Sweep out the ashes with a brush and dustpan. Wipe the oven clean with a wet rag. Clean the oven door. Scrub the inside of the oven door with a clean rag and a misting of a kitchen cleaning product. You can also use a vinegar and water solution to do the job. Clean the oven racks. Scrub the oven racks in the soapy water. Rinse them off and dry them in the oven. Now remove the oven racks and place them in a sink full of warm water mixed with a few drops of dishwashing liquid to soak. Wipe the inside wall and the oven with a damp sponge. Clean the oven racks. Your oven is ready for use again.