Ovens accumulate grease and spill over time. The good news is that you can clean them with a few simple, inexpensive household products. But how often should you do it? Should you clean your oven every week, month, or season? This article will provide some helpful advice on adequately cleaning a range and what frequency to use…

You may not need to clean your oven every week

If you live in a small space and don’t use your oven very often, then it’s unlikely that you would need to clean it at least once a week. However, as you begin to use your oven more often, it’s best to change this and clean it as often as every 3-4 months. Remember, you should not use your oven for cooking more than 2-3 times a month anyway, so this shouldn’t be a problem.

You can clean your oven with little effort and the right tools

Don’t need to spend a fortune on a tool kit for your oven. Fnd a few items at your local home improvement store for very reasonable prices. Simply rub a dry cloth around the inside of your oven door. Make sure the door is open, and it shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes to clean up.

Read more about professional oven cleaning here

Why it is a big job to clean your oven?

Everyone loves their oven. It’s a convenient appliance. But what happens when you don’t clean it properly?
An oven can’t smell any better than it smells. So, let’s look at cleaning a standard oven.
What Causes Oven Cleaning Problems?
Oven cleaners are relatively simple to make yourself using common household items. From clove oil to vinegar, there’s a number of oven cleaners that you can make. Read more in our article on how to clean an oven.

According to a study, washing the oven with a dishwashing detergent and water every 2-3 months does not work as well as cleaning the oven with a disinfectant.
If doing the job yourself sounds like a massive deal for you, book an oven cleaning with a local professional and let us do the job for you.

There are easy ways to clean it

Your regular household cleaning supplies will not get the job done. Instead of dish soap and water, use baking soda, vinegar, and a dish brush for a speedy oven clean.

Take this powerful detergent along with your dish towels and plug-in sink cleaner. Agitate the solution all over your oven from all angles using only sponges and wired scrubbers.

The Scrubbing Bubbles kitchen scouring powder will help make the cleaning process easy. Use a bit of Scrubbing Bubbles for a bubbly clean kitchen floor, and then pour a bit more on your oven floor to keep it from getting stiff and crunchy. Just be sure not to get any of the powder in your mouth, LOL. Scrub well with a sponge and Scrubbing Bubbles supply. For extra stubborn dirt, do a final cleaning with a hot dry sponge to absorb all the agitated solution over the inside surface. Make sure to wash everything later on with hot water but be careful not to wet everything.

How often should I clean your oven?

The short answer is: Not every time you use it! The ideal frequency is every time you need to use it (again, excluding holidays and events when you’ll only be cooking for yourself or other people who live at your house). Even then, cleaning your oven more often than that can be a little tough to do on your own, especially if you are not adept at cleaning such appliances. You’ll need a little help cleaning your oven!

Commercial oven cleaners are generally available at most home improvement stores for around £10. They’ll get most ovens looking a lot better in a short amount of time, but they don’t remove all the gunk left behind by the dirt and grime that you are trying to get out.

This is why we always recommend having a professional to do. First, it will take us an hour. Second, it will look perfect. Third, it doesn’t cost a fortune after all.

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Once a month maybe?

Depends on how often you cook and what you cook. Here we’ll recommend asking your regular cleaner to give it a wipe every once in a while. But do not hesitate to book a professional for the job at least once in 3 months! You’ll save on your cleaning bills. And keeping it clean will extend the applaince’s life. Your oven is filthy but it’s probably just bad cooks everywhere. If you notice a film of grease on the bottom of the oven, lightly wipe this with a soft, damp cloth and set it aside to dry. When the grease comes off easily with a warm, damp cloth, you’re good to go. 

Conclusion about the simple way

Detergent is a crucial part of cleaning a range hood. Use a strong cleaning agent such as dishwashing detergent and allow the appliance to air-dry to prevent smudges, food particles, and dirt. If you use a microwave and you’ve gotten the soap suds-free spray in the bowl to spread evenly on the inside of the cabinet, then you can also clean the outside of the cabinet. If the inside looks dirty, use a brush or cloth to get the crud off.

Containers of water for rinsing with, a rag or sponge, and a squirt bottle of dishwashing liquid is all that is needed to thoroughly clean a range hood.

Use a toothbrush to scrub the grill grates. Brush up the whole hood. Check the sink for any visible grease buildup in the water lines. The dishwashing liquid can also be used to clean the sink and counters.

It sound a bit too much to clean your oven yourself? Then get a professional!

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