Do you have an spring cleaning mission to leave everything in your home sparkling?
The inside of your oven could foil your plans before they even get started. Dried sauce, baked-on crusts, and other greasy messes could be a pain to scrub away without the help of your oven’s self-cleaning feature. In order to help you understand the true capability of your oven, here is a breakdown of a few of the different built-in cleaning features available on the market:
The most common self-clean method is pyrolytic cleaning most often called a “Self-Cleaning” feature. This method heats up the oven to approximately 1,000oF, which causes any baked-on messes to turn into an ashy substance that is easy to remove with a damp cloth or sponge when the process is complete. While this is an effective cleaning process, it can take 2-3 hours to complete. During this time, the oven is locked and unable to be used until the internal temperature has returned to a safe level. Please consult your oven’s user manual for more information before using this feature.
Another cleaning method is the Steam Clean feature. This method usually requires you to add a small amount of water in the oven. The oven then heats up, turning the water into steam. The resulting condensation helps loosen any dried messes that you can wipe away when the process is complete. A steam cleaning process is quicker than a pyrolytic self-clean feature. Once again, please consult your oven’s user manual for more information before using the Steam Clean feature.
You can prepare your oven for cleaning with some basic steps:
- Remove all pans, racks and foil from your oven. These can be cleaned by hand using a cloth or sponge and some dish detergent or cleaner.
- Attempt to clean as much of the baked-on food or grease as you can prior to using an oven’s built-in cleaning features.
- Regular cleaning of your oven can help avoid a massive day-long affair. Being proactive can make a big difference!
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