Which kitchen appliance do you use the most? That is right – your oven! But how often to you take care of it? How often do you clean it? Well, I am almost certain that you tend to neglect it – it’s what I used to do a long time ago before I understood how important deep cleaning it actually is!
The benefits of a clean oven
– Your health
I will start with the number one reason why I deep clean my oven often – my health. Did you know that this appliance is a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria? Unfortunately, these germs can easily transfer to your food – and when you consume them you can suffer from food poisoning and a lot of other health-related issues.
By deep cleaning your oven you eliminate those germs so you don’t have to worry!
– Better performance
When an oven hasn’t been cleaned in a long time the inside is covered in grease, burnt food, crumbs, and all sorts of other build-ups which do not allow your oven to work properly.
This build-up is getting in the way of the appliance reaching the temperature it is set it on which means it will use twice as much energy to do so.
By deep cleaning it, you remove all those crumbs, burnt food, and build-up and you allow your oven to work properly.
– Longer lifespan
As I mentioned, a dirty oven is covered in all sorts of build-up which interfere with its performance. Over time, the performance won’t be the only problem and the oven will break.
If you want your kitchen appliance to have a long lifespan then you will make sure it is deep cleaned!
The DIY recipe for an oven cleaner
Now, the first thing you need to do is remove the oven racks and clean them separately with hot soapy water and a sponge.
Then, mix salt, baking soda, and dish soap. Spread the mixture on the inside of the oven and let it sit for a few hours so that it can break down all the build-up.
Continue with removing the mixture using a damp sponge.
Once you have removed the mixture completely you can spray the inside of the oven with vinegar (I recommend you mix equal parts of water and vinegar).
And just like that your oven is deep cleaned and ready to be used!