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.
We are so proud of our Passmore Cleaning Team. Their hardworking ethos and winning flexibility have helped smooth the (sometimes scary) rapid business growth. They have all been supportive and are part of Passmore Cleaning for a breadth of different reasons so here’s a few perks of being a cleaner!
1. There will always be work.
Cleaning is like pi – it never ends. This, from our perspective, is a good thing. You can work 2 hrs a week or 20 hrs a week; it’s completely up to you! Big or small, there will always be someone in need of a cleaner, from estate agents, to offices to new builds and domestics.
2. Its Good… No Great, Exercise.
Let’s get physical, physical. If anyone tells you cleaning is an easy job, tell him or her to walk on the spot for three hours, bend up and down (at the knees) and push or carry a hoover. Cleaning is a workout, not to mention all the stairs!
3. You are an Advisor
Be it how to manage the efficient cleaning of a holiday let to ensuring people get their housing deposits back. It’s surprising the amount of knowledge you can pass on to clients and share tips and tricks of the trade to make people’s everyday lives a little cleaner. A student may have all the technology at their fingertips but showing them how to master a cloth will help them for the rest of their life!
4. Job Satisfaction and Recognition
So you have just sweated several buckets to make your cleaning project sparkle. The client walks in and can’t believe their eyes! Lets be honest, what you have done is impressive but to see the client so satisfied and happy really makes the job worthwhile.
5. You’ve Got The Confidence
It’s no secret that Cleaner’s have some sort of stigma in society. Thankfully the majority of people are appreciative and grateful, however when you do come across a bad apple, you know to smile and dismiss their judgement, beacuse you know how many Yorkie’s they ate at lunch.
There we have it, five perks of being a cleaner, hope you enjoyed the read!
IWelcome to Passmore Cleaning’s 2018 blog!
This first post is dedicated to our start-up story and how a very determined Mum of four built Passmore Cleaning from the ground up last year and now employs ten staff and counting. All with a bucket, some elbow grease and an electric bike!
Lets rewind back to March 2017 when everything kicked off.
After a few hardworking months of being both self-employed and employed Sharon Passmore (founder) decided to take the leap of starting her own business and with all guns blazing, waved goodbye to hired life
But the decision wasn’t one you’d normally hear in a start-up tale. Sharon started the business as a knee-jerk reaction to get out of the single-parent income prison of the government’s tax credit system and to blow a raspberry in the face of it.
Also, working on minimum wage and supporting an entire household with four scallywags on your own is bloody difficult and Sharon had enough.
In true family spirit, when Sharon told her children that she intended to start a business, everyone was excited chipped in. They all supported each other and contributed to allow Passmore Cleaning to be born!
In March, the website and brand (created by her daughter) went live and fingers were crossed for the work to come in. Within the first week, the phone was ringing! This was followed by an email from Falmouth Town Council itself to put a quote in for the Municipal Building on Falmouth Moor! After winning the quote, Passmore Cleaning grew from strength to strength to become the busy, ethical and hardworking company it is today.
From this, Sharon is dedicated to paying her staff above minimum wage and delivering a reliable and friendly cleaning service to all her clients.
So now you know!
Happy New Year, thank you for reading and we will be back next week!