Your oven is used every day, making it one of the most used appliances in your kitchen. It is often the center piece of the kitchen, whether you have a range or hide and slide style oven.
However cleaning is often overlooked in this high-demand essential appliance. When was the last time you cleaned your oven? This can lead to bad tasting food, poor heating or worse a fire hazard.
This simple guide will give you 5 points to determine whether your oven is due a clean.
1. Can you see through the door?
2. When was it last cleaned?
3. Does your oven smoke?
4. Does your oven look dirty?
5. Uneven cooking or poor temperature?
Can you see through the door?
Dirty ovens will have a build up on the inside of the glass, this will prevent you from seeing inside. If this is the case it's time to have a clean.
A professional oven cleaner like us will be able to dismantle most oven doors and clean between the panes of glass. This will remove all traces of built up grease and carbon. Alternatively, have a look at our guide on how to clean your oven door
When was your oven last cleaned?
If you don't know then your oven is most likely due a clean. At a minimum, we recommend that an oven is cleaned at a minimum of 6 monthly intervals. If it has been longer we advise that you make plans to have it cleaned, either professionally or use our how to guide: oven cleaning.
When was it last cleaned?
Pretty obvious question really, it's recommended that you clean your oven between 6 - 12 months. Depending on usage. Every is different, we eat different. If your unsure about a time frame then please get in touch. We are happy to help.
Does your oven smoke?
Are you hit with nasty smoke when you open your oven door? This is definitely a sign your appliance needs a good clean. When cooking, food and fats hit the oven. Overtime these become more burnt on. It's unpleasant and can make your house smells,it can also taint your food.
Does your oven look dirty?
Open the door and take a look. Are the shelves chrome or black with dirt? Is there dirt and carbon on the bottom? The inside of your oven should be shiny from the enamel coating. If it's dirty book us in to clean up.
Uneven cooking or poor temperature.
This is an indication of your oven needing a good clean. If the oven takes a long time to get up to temperature or failing to reach higher temperatures. This could also be an sign of a larger problem with your oven but before you call an engineer out or invest in a new oven make sure it is given a thorough clean!