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August 20, 2021

10 unusual tips for oven cleaning

Trying to stay on top of cleaning your household requires regular effort and time. Many of us will find the time and energy for vacuuming, dusting, mopping the floors. However, we won't be able to wash windows from the inside, clean all kitchen appliances, clean the oven inside and out, etc.

Professional deep cleaning is much-needed every at least once a year. Sil All Services Northampton is one of the most reliable companies for deep cleaning services such as end of tenancy cleaning, spring cleaning, after-builder cleaning, after party cleaning, move-in/out cleaning, etc. Oven cleaning is on our checklists for such services, and we make sure we leave it sparklingly clean every time you hire us.

Even if it’s only a matter of time until your oven will require a deep clean, you can try some of the most surprising oven cleaning tricks told by the professionals. Keep on reading for the details.

1.      Always begin with vacuuming

Regardless of the method you decide to use to clean your oven, you should always begin with vacuuming out the dust, dirt, debris, and crumbs. You should vacuum after running the self-cleaning cycle, if applicable. Use the vacuum hose or anything that seems effective; see if the crevice attachment gives results. A compact and lightweight vacuum with build-in storage for cleaning tools are perfect for oven vacuuming.

Some clients work more effortlessly with a handheld vacuum and not an upright model.

2.      Use salt for quick fixes

Using salt is one of the most efficient, fast, and cheap ways to clean your oven. When you’re baking, the food you’re cooking on top may leak into the oven. If so, open the oven quickly and sprinkle a bit of salt on the leak. Once the oven has cooled, you will find it easy to clean the oven.

3.      Dishwasher tablets to make stuck-on food disappear

It’s a hassle to remove stuck-on food from pans, pots, and cutlery. Dishwasher tablets can be just as effective for oven cleaning as they are when used in the dishwasher. You should get a dishwasher tablet and soak half of it in some warm water. Rub the tablet over the food buildup; it will be effortless to get rid of the grease. Use a clean wet towel to wipe the surface.

4.      Clean the oven racks in the bathtub

The oven racks are difficult to clean, mainly because of their awkward shape. Many clients skip cleaning the oven racks. However, you should take them into the bathroom and wash them in the bathtub.

It's essential to protect the racks from scratches by placing several old towels in the bathtub. Continue with filling the tub with water and adding a dishwasher tablet. As dishwasher tablets are made for cleaning dishes, there is no reason whatsoever for them not to clean the racks. Seek that the racks are entirely submerged. Let them soak for several hours, if not overnight. Use an old toothbrush or a rigid scrub to remove all stuck-on food debris. After cleaning, remove the racks from the bathtub and rinse them off with clean and warm water. Use a kitchen cloth to dry the racks.

Needless to say, give your bathtub an excellent clean before using it again!

5.      Get rid of the heavy smell from cooking

If you like to cook, you know that heavy and stubborn smell can linger for hours and even days in your kitchen and the entire house. Pungent foods such as spicy meat or fish will cause a lingering and strong smell. You can use any essential oils (citrus works wonders) to replace the unpleasant odour from cooking with a nice and refreshing one. Simply fill an oven-proof bowl with water and add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil to it. Place it in the cold oven and turn the oven on, on low heat. You should heat the liquid for an hour. Turn off the heat and open the door, but don’t take the bowl out of the oven. Your house and your oven will smell nice again!

6.      Use car wax to degrease the hob

A dirty hob can ruin the appearance of a perfectly cleaned kitchen, rending it to feel filthy and neglected. Use a small amount of car wax on the cooktop to clean the built-up grease. Apply only a thin layer and wipe it away after an hour. Don't worry about any remaining dirt. Make a thick paste out of warm water and baking soda. Rub the surface and use a soft towel to wipe it. If the surface is made with steel, you can spray with some warm water and a few drops of bleach. Leave it to soak overnight, and use soapy warm water to rinse it.

7.      Water and lemon for cleaning

You only need some water and two lemons to clean the oven. Fill a pan with water and add the juice of two lemons. For more effective results, you can add the lemon halves to the pan. Place the pan in the oven and turn it on until it starts boiling. Once it boils, take it outside the oven and let the steam loosen the grease and grime inside the oven. Obviously, it would help if you allowed the oven to cool before wiping it down with a damp cloth.

8.      Use oil to remove grease

We know that it sounds counterintuitive, but oil is, in fact, really effective to remove grease buildup and splashes on the extractor hood. You need to use olive oil. Additionally, using vegetable oil will ease out the cleaning process next time.

Add several drops of olive oil (any other type of vegetable oil will work) on some soft kitchen paper and carefully rub the grease stains. It’s one of the most effortless methods to clean your oven hood without harsh cleaners. After removing all splashes, you should soak the left oil with a paper towel. Use a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol to wipe your oven for a final touch.

9.      Clean the oven with old toothbrushes

Please don’t throw away your old toothbrushes, as they’re beneficial to clean difficult stains in challenging to reach areas. Toothbrushes' bristles are softer than other brushes, so it's safe to scrub the difficult stains without damaging your oven. Use your favourite cleaning product and scrub the stains without putting too much force into it.

10.  Use oven liners and roasting bags

Don’t use your oven until you line the base with easy-clean oven sheets or a piece of foil. The non-stick sheets come in various sizes, so you might never have to clean the oven’s floor ever again. Also, you can use roasting bags when cooking fish, meat, and even vegetables. They’re great because they block any spill and splatters while cooking.

Hire the professional cleaners

Sil All Services stands out as one of the most reliable companies for deep cleaning services in Northampton. We can cover a comprehensive range of deep cleaning services, such as after builders cleaning, spring cleaning, after party cleaning, end of tenancy cleaning, move-in/out cleaning, etc. We use checklists for our services, and deep oven cleaning is our most popular cleaning task. Call us to get a quote for the job and learn more about our work.

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