Guide to cleaning different types of ovens

Guide to cleaning different types of ovens

Ovens tend to get burnt food build ups as a result of continuous use of ovens without proper cleaning and removal of charred food deposits. This not only releases burnt odour during baking or grilling of food but also can cause the food being cooked to contain carbon compounds which can affect health of individuals consuming the food cooked adversely.

It is important to clean your ovens from time to time. The method you should choose depends on the type of oven you have.

Automatic cleaning ovens in West London

The first in the categories are self-cleaning ovens. They have an inbuilt mechanism of auto cleansing the burnt particles and dirt by applying high temperature, until the grease carbonizes and turns to ash. These burnt up residue falls off from the surface and has to be manually removed. To lessen the fumes, it is required that the scraped off particles be removed in between the cleaning cycles. The automatic cleaning ovens are equipped with the cycle system for this very purpose of reducing the fumes. Steam cleaning is the newer approach to this type of method, where dirt is made to fall off without using such high temperatures.

Textured Ovens

Next, we have textured or continuous cleaning ovens. The interiors of this type of oven are rough textured porcelain. All drippings burn off in the process of cooking only. Hence the power requirements to run auto clean separately is reduced. However the necessity to wipe out the residue still remains. A damp cloth with does the needful. Avoid abrasive chemicals and scouring pads as they may damage the porcelain interior.

Regular Ovens

The most simple of ovens do not have any such features of automatic or continuous cleaning, these are the most challenging ones. They should be cleaned routinely by hands. Baking soda and vinegar is the best solution to take off dirt in such machines. Soaking the grime with baking soda paste will make it easier to scrape them out.

Besides routine cleanings, there are ways in which we can keep the food build up to a minimum. Placing baking sheets on racks when cooking items that have a tendency to get spilled will reduce the amount of grease. Also, sprinkling salt on spills immediately while the food is cooking will lessen the pain of scraping it out later. Cleaning with moistened cloth or even vinegar solution right after cooking is a healthy practice.

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