Do you enjoy cleaning your oven? Of course you don’t. It may be a chore we like to put off, but a dirty oven can waste electricity and ruin your food. So here are some tips to help keep it clean and healthy.
Cover up your food
If you’re cooking something that may splatter in the oven, then it’s a smart idea to use a lid. If your tray or container doesn’t have a lid, then place some aluminium foil over it. Remember, it doesn’t need to be an air-tight cover, just enough to prevent the splats.
Provide a spill tray
If you have spare oven trays, then put them to use. Place the food you’re cooking on the top rack and use the spare trays underneath to catch any spillage. If you don’t have any spare trays, then pull out the bottom rack and cover it in aluminium foil. NEVER place aluminium foil over the bottom of the oven as direct contact with the element could cause a fire.
Clean as you go
As nice as it might be to never have to clean your oven, sooner or later it needs to be done. After using your oven and allowing it to cool, check inside and see if the last meal left any mess and clean it with a wash cloth. We understand the last thing you want to do after dinner is clean the oven, but if you clean up any spills while the oven is fresh, you can save yourself a lot of hassle in the future.
An oven that cleans itself – who could ask for more? These ovens are relatively new, upmarket products which have all the functionality of a regular oven, as well self-cleaning features. The oven locks itself up and heats to 500°C, turning any food residue in the oven to ash. All you have to do is wipe away the ash when you’re done.
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