Oven cleaning is something that we’d all rather avoid if we can, but in reality it cannot be avoided and does need to be tackled every so often, unless you are one of the lucky people who have opted to have a self cleaning oven installed in your home or want to call in the oven cleaners.
It is not essential that you do the oven cleaning yourself, as many domestic Cleaners in Liverpool will offer oven cleaning as part of their service and so it means you can have more time for yourself, but if you don’t have the money for that, then you can do the oven cleaning yourself.
Before you consider doing your oven cleaning, you will need to buy the equipment and chemicals needed to do the task. Make sure that you buy a tough scourer, wire wool and a tough oven cleaning chemical which is made specifically to take burnt on dirt and grime.
One thing that you need to remember with oven cleaning is that it’s best to start at the top and slowly work your way down to the bottom. The reason for this is that particles from the top of the oven will fall down to the bottom, so if you do the bottom first you’ll have to do it again later.
Before you start, you’ll need to remove all of the knobs from the top of the cooker and soak them in hot soapy water while you continue on with the oven cleaning. Next, fill a large bowl with hot water and detergent, and place it in the centre of the bottom of the oven and close the door. The moisture will help to remove dirt later.
Now you should clean the exterior with a multi-purpose cleaner and a damp cloth. If you have any tough grime on the outside, use your scourer and a little elbow grease to scrub them out. Once you have removed the tough dirt, wipe down with your damp cloth. Then you can go back to the interior oven cleaning.
Remove the bowl of hot water from inside the oven, and spray your oven cleaner inside the oven, covering every inch. The instructions on the can will tell you how long to leave it for the best oven cleaning results. Leave for the specified amount of time and then come back to it after the time has passed.
Place some newspaper on the floor under the oven door to catch any bits of charred grime that fall out while you’re doing your oven cleaning. Now you can use your wire wool to scrub away the dirt and debris inside. Start at the top, and work your way slowly down. The oven cleaner should make most of the dirt quite easy to remove. Also clean the wire shelves.
Once you’ve cleaned it all out, use a damp sponge or cloth to wipe over the oven. This will get rid of any of the oven cleaner that remains and any last loose bits of dirt and grime. Wrap up the newspaper and throw it away. Then you can start on cleaning the knobs.
Finally, using a scrubbing brush to get into all the little nooks and crannies, scrub the knobs and then dry them off before placing them back on the cooker top. And if you really don’t want to do it yourself, then call an Edinburgh cleaner to do it for you!