How To Clean An Oven
How To Clean An Oven
Oven cleaning can be a tricky business, with baked-on grime, grease, and dirt often stubbornly refusing to move. In this Videojug short presentation, Paul Russell shares with us the tips, products, techniques and tools needed to get the heart of your kitchen squeaky clean and sparkling!
I'm going to tell you how to clean an oven. First thing you want to make sure is obviously, it's still not hot. The second thing you need to make sure is, “Is it a self-cleaning oven?” Because if it's a self-cleaning oven, you don't necessarily need to clean the sides and the back of it, you only need to clean the glass doors.
So, first check - is your oven a self-cleaning oven? If it's not, then you're good to go. So, you open up the doors. It's not a self-cleaning oven, so you can use an oven cleaner.
We tend to use the Cif oven cleaner, because it doesn't have a noxious smell, and you can actually start cleaning straight away. So we'll spray into the back of the oven and onto the sides and the underneath, and we'll start using things like sponges and several scourers and scrapers to try and get off the excess food residue. And then, obviously, you want to use a damp cloth to wash off the cleaning products, and then a dry cloth to buff up.
For very heavy large amounts of burnt-on food, we find that a scraper will actually get through it a bit quicker, so obviously we're soaking the oven with oven cleaner, and that's going to break down the food, and then to do things quicker, because as a professional cleaning company we're always trying to do things quickly because we work on a time frame, we're using a scraper just to scrape off the food products. It just does it a bit quicker. Between the hinges of the doors, it's very difficult to get into that.
You might want to use a toothbrush to get in between the gaps. These are all little things you can do to actually make life a bit easier for you. But - oven cleaner, silver scourer, sponge, wet cloth, dry cloth, that's all you pretty much need to clean an oven.
And that's how you clean an oven.