Urgh. Oven Cleaning. We know everyone puts off cleaning their oven at some point. So we've put together a quick and easy way for you to deal with this task.
Welcome to our tutorial on how to get your oven grime free and looking beautiful on the inside. Cleaning an oven seems like a mammoth task and is one we all put off! However, regularly maintaining and looking after the appliance that feeds you daily means less chance of a break down and keeps it running at tip-top efficiency.
***We've included an environmentally friendly product list, the method slightly different but we will guide you through it.
What you will need:
Ready? Let's get started!
1. First, you need your dirty oven! Take out the racks and place them to one side.
EF - Mix your Bicarbonate of Soda (3 parts) and warm water (1 part).
3 parts to 1 to form a thick paste.
2. Glove up and protect your eyes! This is important as chemical oven cleaner is harmful and corrosive on the skin, using a paintbrush can cause flicks. Safety first!
3. Next, unhook the seal on the bottom oven which are secured at each corner and set aside. (Simply give a wipe if it's dirty).
4. Starting on the hob, take your oven cleaner or Bicarbonate of Soda paste and spread a thin even layer onto the surface using your clean paint brush, paint away from you to avoid and rogue flicks.
5. After this is done gently place a black bin liner or greaseproof paper over the top and leave. This is done to ensure the solution doesn't dry out over night.
6. Take off both side racks of the oven by unclipping them and set aside. Please note DO NOT put any solution on the self cleaning plates to the side or back of the oven (shown in photo).
7. Repeat the process of applying the oven cleaner or bicarbonate of soda to the inside of your oven (bottom and top) including the inside of the doors (again brushing away from you). The beauty of using a paintbrush means you get into every nook and cranny. Again, cover with all surfaces with a black bin liner or greaseproof paper. Gently press against the surface to that it sticks. Leave it do it's magic.
8. For those using the chemical process, repeat painting on the solution to the racks and leave covered with a bin liner/greaseproof paper. We recommend leaving the oven, racks and hobs for the night. Those using the EF process please see next step.
10. Almost finished! Once left, when you come back to the oven the rest is easy. Remove the bin liners and wipe away the dirt with a cloth! For the EF process remove the greaseproof paper and spray the solution with white vinegar before wiping away the dirt.
11. Do the same with the racks, we recommend using the sink for ease and the wire scrunchie if needed. For the EF method, remove the racks from the bath and do the same.
12. Once you've replaced all the oven components, your oven should be looking as good as new. We recommend putting tinfoil or a washable oven matt at the bottom to catch any runaway burnt cheese, or whatever you enjoy eating!
You've done it! Now go grab yourself a cup of tea, glass of wine or beer. Oven Clean Level Complete.
From Passmore Cleaning.