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Cleaning the kitchen is never a fun job but cleaning the oven is even worse. For most of us the reason is that we simply don’t know where to start. But like most arduous the best thing to do is to break it down into manageable sections and use the right method for each of these sections.
Let’s get started on the toughest part as you will need this to sit for a while so you can carry on with the other parts while you wait. There are many good over cleaners that you can pick up in your local grocery store or online that are designed to break down the grease and make it easier to clean.
Follow these simple steps to restore the inside of your oven to it’s shiny best.
For the outside of the doors a non-abrasive standard kitchen cleaner and degreaser is best to ensure you preserve the look of the oven. Use a glass cleaner spray to finish off the outside glass panel and give it a great streak free shine.
Most ovens have two layers of glass, the internal panel can normally be removed fairly easily, follow the manufacturers guidelines if needed. This is the part that would have all the splashing of grease and oil on it so needs the most work. This can either be placed in a dishwasher if it fits or left to soak in a sink or even bathtub if you have to. For real stubborn grease and stains you can use the oven cleaner again as the abrasiveness should not affect the glass, just avoid getting it on any rubber trim. Again finish it off with a glass cleaner for a great finish.
A gas hob is harder to clean as there are more parts and nooks and crannies for grease to settle on, but don’t let that put you off, once you have removed the burner grate and the plates you are left with a surface that is easier to wipe down. This is often stainless steel so although you may be tempted to use you’re the oven cleaner you have bought for the inside of the oven, this can often be too abrasive for stainless steel and can scratch and damage it so be sure to check the instructions carefully before hand. I would suggest just spraying a standard non-abrasive kitchen surface cleaner and degreaser let it sit for a few min to work and then wipe it clean with a little elbow grease.
The burner grates and the plates can be placed in a sink full of warm soapy water to soak and make them easier to wipe down before being replaced on the hob in a much cleaner condition.
I hope this break down of cleaning your oven has made the job seem more doable and if it hasn’t convinced you then you could always call in the professional cleaners who can come round and give your oven a deep clean as well as the rest of your kitchen to leave the whole room sparkling.