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How To Get Your Oven Sparkling

While the country is slowly opening up again, we are mostly all still stuck at home, so why not use some that extra time to perform some simple routine maintenance on your appliances?

Of all the new skills we have been learning to pass the time during the lockdown, so many of us have turned to baking, proudly showing off our banana breads and sourdough loaves on social media, but with all the extra use, your over is bound to get a little grubby, so we have some handy tips to make sure it’s shiny and clean.

Even if your oven has a self-clean function, with all the extra use it has been through, it’s worth taking some extra precautions to make sure it is clean.

To begin with, turn on the cooker hood fan, and open the windows, and remind yourself you will not be able to use the over or hob for a while - get your breakfast first! If you do have an oven with a self-cleaning function, it can take three to five hours for the process to complete.

Never use a spray-on oven cleaner with a self-cleaning oven, as the leftover residue can damage the interior of your oven under high heat.

For conventional ovens, use a non-abrasive cleaner and sponge, and always follow the instructions on your cleaning solution. Always make sure the kitchen is well ventilated as the fumes from some cleaning solutions can be dangerous.

If your lockdown skills didn’t extend to the more culinary treats (maybe perfecting cocktails was your preference), and you’re more of a microwave chef, then you can get it clean in three easy steps.

First, wash the glass plate, and the rail it sits on with warm soapy water. Next, if your model has mesh grease filters, remove them and give them a good soak in warm soapy water, before a good scrub. Lastly, place a bowl of water with 50ml of lemon juice in the microwave and run it on high for one minute, then remove the bowl and wipe down the interior with a cloth.

If your oven doesn’t seem to be working to its full potential, contact us today for oven repairs in Portsmouth.

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