Making tough cleaning jobs easier – keeping your oven clean

We all like to live in a clean and tidy home. But keeping it looking that way can be a daunting task, especially if you are juggling a lot of responsibilities.

Understandably, there are things that we tend to put off. Especially the long, hard dirty jobs. Fortunately, there are ways to speed things up and make things easier for ourselves. Below are details of how to clean the inside of an oven, as well as how to prevent it from getting dirty, without having to spend hours on the onerous task.

Clean it regularly

The dirtier something gets the harder it is to clean. This is especially the case with an oven. The dirt becomes baked on. When that happens, it will take a lot of elbow grease to get it sparkling again. So, it is worth cleaning your oven once every month or so. In the long run, doing it that regularly ends up saving you time.

Mop up spills as you go

If you spill a bit of quiche filling as you slide it into the oven, let it cook. But clean the oven before it cools completely. Oven spills are very much like stains. Tackling them before they have properly dried makes it much easier to deal with them effectively.

Use oven roasting bags

When cooking dishes that might spit a bit, do your best to contain that moisture, to keep it off the sides of your oven – think of alternative options to just placing your meal on a baking tray. For example, roasting bags are an extremely effective way to do this, meaning less mess.

Utilise a drip pan

Drip pans are an excellent way to catch any food or liquid that may overflow out of a pan or dish, which is a relatively regular occurrence if you use your oven daily. After cooking with your drip pan, you can easily remove it from the oven, and clean it easily, without having to mess about trying to wipe up the difficult to reach areas at the bottom of the oven. Often, you can buy dishwasher friendly drip pans too, which eliminates another cleaning task for you, leaving your oven sparkling every time!

Tinfoil

Tinfoil is another way to prevent your oven from getting overly dirty when cooking, as it can catch any oil or leftover food, and then be disposed of afterwards. It can also be used to protect a baking tray or a rack but always do so with caution, as when at an extreme temperature at the bottom of your oven, tinfoil can melt, so always keep this in mind and be vigilant.

Soak what you can

Soaking is the best way to get rid of anything that is baked on the oven. When you use the right method to do so, you get good results with surprisingly little effort.

So, there you have it, some simple ways to make the task of cleaning your oven a lot easier.

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