How to Clean Your Oven
Cleaning the oven is no fun task. But if you follow a few easy steps, you will look back on this chore as not so bad after all:
- First, you need to know what kind of oven you have so you can prevent damage. Is it a self-cleaning, textured, or a regular non self-cleaning model? Also make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for upkeep on your stove.
- For self-cleaning ovens, you can run the self-cleaning cycle as much as you would like and when it is finished, any spill will be reduced to a powdery ash that is easy to wipe away. Keep a window open so smoke does not stick to your walls and ceiling. It may be necessary to wash the oven door and frame with a cleaner to remove soil residue. Rinse with soapy water (do not scrub) the rubbery gasket that seals the oven door. Use gentle cleaners for inside of oven.
- Textured ovens have a distinct surface with a rough porcelain layer that is meant to burn off food over time. Wipe inside when oven is cool and never use abrasives or oven cleaners on interior.
- For non self-cleansing ovens, wipe up spills each time oven cools. Use oven cleaner for stubborn stains.
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