There isn’t a person alive who wakes up in the morning eager to clean their oven, but like most unpleasant tasks it does eventually need to be done. Build-ups of grease, burned fat and crumbs can turn your oven into a smoking, greasy mess that gets increasingly more difficult to clean the longer you leave it.
Once fat has burned onto the side of the oven, it becomes a real pain to remove! It’s also not always easy to see when some has landed in your oven, and you may not notice it until it’s turned to hard carbon on the side.
There is no easy way to get rid of these carbon deposits . You can try to find a strong caustic-free cleaner, but these are near impossible to find on the supermarket shelves. Most brands contain caustic. Caustic cleaners will work quicker, but are very dangerous to your health and can seriously damage your oven too.
Wire grills are a huge pain to clean – especially when you end up having to clean the spokes individually. Instead, try soaking the grills in a basin with warm water and a degreaser (if your sink isn’t big enough you could try the bath, but this is risky as you will probably damage and scratch the lining .
Leave the whole thing to soak overnight and then rinse off the grills and dry them. Fingers crossed they may be clean now!
Under the Oven
Do you know how much dirt ends up underneath your oven?
Unfortunately, every now and then you’re going to have to at least sweep up underneath it. Use towels on the floor when you move the oven so that it doesn’t scratch your flooring.
If you don’t want to move your entire oven you may be able to take the bottom drawer out, at least. That way you can get the nozzle of a vacuum in without having to shift the whole thing.
The truth is there is no easy way to clean your oven yourself. Store bought caustic cleaners are very dangerous with their caustic fumes. We have seen the damage that these sprays can do to an oven lining if not wiped off thoroughly. Then there are the racks, even the self cleaning ovens do not address this problem. Bi carbonate of soda, vinegar and a lot of elbow grease might get them clean, but who has the time.
If you really want a clean as new oven, call the professionals. Our bespoke products are non caustic, are bio degradable and are recommended by the vitreous enamel association. We will get your oven back to near showroom condition, no mess, no smell, no worries.