Chances are, your oven is no longer functioning as well as it did when it was brand new. However, that doesn’t mean you need to go out and look at new ovens to bring home. It just means you need to take advantage of these four quick cleaning steps we recommend at A-Tech.
Avoid the Self-Clean
Yes, your oven may come with a self-clean feature, and yes, it can help burn away some stuck on grime. You can use this from time to time, but we highly recommend avoiding it more than a few times a year. Why? Because by boosting your oven up to 1,000 or so degrees, it puts extreme pressure on your oven. It also increases the chance of damage.
Baking Soda and Water
Combine baking soda and water. This is one of the best cleaning methods around. Coat tough to clean blackened areas and let it sit. Then, come back with a sponge and work it. It will clean away the stains easily. It’s also critical for you not to use cleaners that leave fumes.
Did you have a boil over in the oven? Don’t wait for it to dry. Spray the baking soda and water mixture over it, then sprinkle salt. This helps absorb the spill and prevents it from sticking.
Heat the oven to 150 degrees. When it hits this mark, turn the oven off and add a cup of ammonia into the oven. Let it sit overnight. The next morning you’ll be able to wipe the oven clean with ease.
By performing these four quick cleaning steps, you’ll breathe new life into your oven. If you do have additional problems with any makes or models of ovens though, feel free to give our team at A-Tech a call right away.