How to Clean and Disinfect Your Oven
Most new ovens have a self-cleaning feature. Your oven might have too. You can choose to go with this quick-and-easy cleaning method that turns your oven grime to ash by using extremely high temperatures, or you can put some muscle into it, and get a brilliant shine without the smoke and smell. Follow this guide to go from splattered to sparkling. Make sure you don't run the self-cleaning feature too often, or you might need oven and stove repair soon.
- Remove the oven shelves and soak them in water and dish soap.
- Allow to soak while you run the oven on a cleaning cycle.
- Scrub the shelves with a heavy duty sponge or scouring pad.
- Take everything out of the oven before you start the cleaning cycle. Your oven will heat to extreme temperatures for several hours and could dull and warp the shelves, so make sure they are soaking in the sink before you run the oven.
- Once the oven has cooled for a few hours, sweep up the ash. Carefully use a razor blade to scrape away grime off the oven window.
- If the shelves need more cleaning, apply a spray or other cleaning detergent for ovens
- Always wear gloves to spread the solution evenly throughout the inside of your oven. Be careful not to cover the heating elements.
- Leave the solution for the time recommended by the manufacture
- Wipe and clean all the interior of your oven.
- Spray the door and clean with a soft cloth.
- A mix of water and dish soap should work for most surfaces. If your oven has a stainless steel front, clean with a product specially formulated for stainless steel.