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How to do an oven clean on a budget

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Doing an oven clean on a budget is something that a lot of us have had to resort to. With tough economic times and not even spare change left over to be able to hire professional company to be able to do this for us. Cleaning your oven is something that is very important because as we cook, we need to clean as we go along.

Cleaning contractors use a certain type of detergents to be able to clean efficiently, however as we do not have access to these agents, we have to do the cleaning ourselves. It isn’t always easy to be able to clean an oven that is full of grime, grease and accumulated dirt over long periods of cooking time, so we have put together a short guide on how to clean your oven, just like the experts do:

  • Before cleaning the oven, it is imperative that you clean the cooker, itself. There is no point in cleaning the oven when the rest of the stove is dirty. Depending on the type of stove you have, be it gas or electric; cleaning services, vary. If it is a gas stove, remove the gas burners and the rack that surrounds it and give them a good wipe down with a damp cloth. Once that has been done, spray the agent on the top of the stove and leave it for about 45 mins before you will clean up. If the stove is electric, ensure that you clean all around the hobs and use a sanitised damp cloth and clean over the hob itself. Electric cookers are usually easier to clean than gas stoves however this shouldn’t put you off cleaning!

  • Once the top has been cleaned, make sure you clean the vent as well. The vent should simply be wiped down with a clean cloth, ensuring that all latent grease is cleaned out and that when you cannot open the windows, because it is cold, that it is working properly.

  • Now, comes the main part. A lot of cleaning agencies would simply give your oven a good clean however it is imperative to clean everywhere else on your stove and then give it a deep clean. Mix a quarter bicarbonate of soda, a quarter of vinegar into a large bucket and fill it with hot water. Stir as necessary, until you see that all the mixture has settled in and then carefully by putting gloves on, take off the grills that are in the oven. Leave them in for around a couple of hours and then will soak, taking off all the grease. When it comes to the actual oven, you don’t have any grills to obstruct you, so you will design a paste to paint the oven and leave it there overnight. You need to mix 2 teaspoons of salt, a little bit of bicarbonate of soda as well as vinegar and then mix in a bowl. Get a normal sized paintbrush and then paste all inside the oven. When you wake up the next morning, scrape it all off gently and this will save you backbreaking hours of scrubbing to get the oven clean!

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