How to Clean and Maintain Your Oven

gsappp-dsc-0035-120213Learning how to clean and maintain your oven is necessary to ensure optimal functionality for a long time. Without good maintenance, you risk having to replace your oven sooner than normally necessary, or even a fire breaking out in the oven. Below are tips for cleaning and maintaining your oven: 

Avoid too much moisture inside your oven

If you expose your oven to too much water, you can possibly do permanent damage to it. Always make sure to refer to your owner’s manual if you are unsure on cleaning methods. 

Ensure you attend the food while it is cooking

Another fire hazard when using your oven is leaving food unattended, or not timing it correctly. It is important that you always use a timer, or pay close attention to the time while you are cooking. Also, burning food can cake the inside of the oven with grime and build-up.

Clean your oven at least once a month

It is important to clean your oven at least once a month. This will ensure that your oven continues to heat your food correctly and timing is accurate. A dirty oven does not cook food as efficiently, and as mentioned above, is a fire hazard. If you are unsure of the proper method of cleaning for your particular oven, it is best to refer to the owner’s manual for instructions.

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