It’s cold outside, and you’re hungry. You love a good barbecued garlic chicken with hot and sour soup that your mum used to make when you were a child. Or, you plan to cook a winter feast for your family and friends: meatball pizza, sweet and spicy pork chops, crispy garlic-broiled chicken thighs, honey mustard pork tenderloin and ribs with plum sauce.
You open the oven, and it’s too filthy to be used! Don’t be frustrated and annoyed; you can get your oven sparkling in no time by using the following simple steps:
Before you start the process, line the sink with old towels so it doesn’t get scratched. Then fill the sink with hot water and Snap® Dishwashing Liquid. Put the oven trays and racks in the sink and leave them for a couple of hours or overnight. After soaking, use a scouring pad to clean the bakeware, and an old toothbrush to remove any stuck-on food debris. Rinse them under warm water and then dry with a clean kitchen cloth.
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Mix-one part Snap Heavy Duty Concentrate to three-parts water in a bowl. Use an old pastry brush to spread the solution evenly inside the oven’s interior — including the back, sides, corners and door. Let the solution soak for three minutes. Next, preheat oven to 250 F and then turn off. Let stand for 10–15 minutes, and then wipe clean with a sponge. Use a glass scraper for removing tough stains from the door and floor of your oven.
How often should you clean the oven?
The oven in your home should be cleaned at least once every three months if it’s used regularly; once or twice a year would suffice if you rarely use your oven.
Why is it important to clean the oven?
Cleaning the oven can improve the flavour of your cooking, while also preventing it from catching fire or smoking out your kitchen.
Four Ways to Stop the Oven From Getting too Dirty:
1. Line it up: Use foil or baking paper when roasting or baking. Or, double the lining to prevent spills and burnt crust from forming on the racks and floor.
2. Use roasting bags: Roasting bags are an affordable, highly effective option to prevent spills. They should be carefully placed so that the bag does not come into contact with any hot surfaces in the oven, such as heating elements or oven racks, as these could cause the bag to melt, smoke or catch fire.
3. Check your cooking time: Getting your cooking time right can prevent burning and make cleaning a lot easier later on.
4. Clean right away after each use: A quick wipe down of your oven while it is still warm can help to remove surface spills and prevent them from turning into hardened grime.
Now that you know all the oven cleaning hacks, are you ready for a winter feast? Come on, you know that you want to!