- Rubber Gloves
- Blunt Blade
- Paper Towel & Newspaper
- Paintbrush or Toothbrush
- Scrubbing Brush
- 2 x Microfibre Cloths
- Washing Up Bowl of Clean Water
- Washing Up Liquid
- Oven Cleaner
Duration – Apprx 45mins – 1 hour.
- Make sure the oven is off
- Open windows fully to allow ventilation
- Make sure you have the correct cleaning products and tools to hand
- Put on some rubber gloves and follow any other safety precautions recommended on your products label
- Now you are fully ready to begin to clean your oven
Applying The Oven Cleaner
- If your oven has removable shelves, take them out before you start. These shelves can easily be soaked in a basin filled with warm water and dishwashing soap, scrubbed, rinsed, and wiped dry.
- Scrape off any food residues from inside the oven, this will mean your cleaning product will be more effective and show better results.
- Apply the oven cleaner only covering the bottom, sides, and door panel. Ensure an even covering with a brush. Avoid applying to door seals and elements. Always make sure to follow the instructions on the label of any oven cleaner.
- Now its time to leave the solution to work. Close the oven door and give the oven cleaner about 30 minutes to work – the oils and chemicals in the solutions will break down tough stains, making them easier to lift off.
- Use a medium bristled brush to scrub the entire area, except the elements and the fan. Pay special attention to problem areas, such as the door interior and the bottom of the oven.
- Remove the oven cleaner. Wipe off excess solution and dirt using a microfibre cloth and plenty of water.
- Make sure you rinse your cloth several times to avoid simply spreading dirt around the oven. Place the previously removed, now clean shelves back into the oven.
Everyday Oven Cleaning
To make oven cleaning even easier, there are some simple tips you can do on an everyday basis to help reduce dirt and oil build-up. If possible, try to clean up any food spills as soon as possible. You’ll want to ensure the oven is cool enough to not pose a risk, but also that the stain is still fresh, which will make it easier to remove. It’s when stains are heated again and again that they become ground-in and troublesome. Also habitually remove the shelves and clean them on a regular basis, preferably once a week.