Food and grease spill over as dishes bake inside your oven. With a fire burning beneath the surface, you're bound to see some sparks if the grease goes uncleaned. That's one of the reasons why cleaning a gas oven properly matters so much. With your safety at stake, it's best to utilize Spring Into Clean for any move out cleaning or general house cleaning for truly safe and worthwhile service.
What's So Great About a Gas Oven?
Gas ovens heat up quickly. You don't have to wait around for the heat to kick in like you do with electric versions. The flame from the pilot ignites the natural gas that flows in when you turn the appliance on. Your food starts cooking - and finishes - faster when you use this type.
A Clean Oven Enhances Cooking Efficiency
With food and debris filling the bottom of your oven, the heat is not able to get through as easily. If you notice that it's taking longer for your meals to cook, it may be an indication that a cleaning is required. A clean oven enhances cooking efficiency and ensures heat spreads evenly so cold spots aren't discovered in your dish.
Oven Cleaning Tips to Follow
When you're ready to attempt to clean your oven, keep the following tips in mind for a more worthwhile experience.
Follow Gas Safety Protocols
Before you begin cleaning a gas oven yourself, you need to be aware of some gas safety protocols. First, make sure the oven is set in the off position. Spraying chemical-filled products into a heated range can quickly cause a fire. Never attempt to spray and scrub until the appliance has been off for a while and is completely cooled down.
Wear Safety Glasses and Gloves
No matter what products you're using -- or whether you're cleaning the oven or something else within your home -- it's wise to wear safety glasses and gloves. The safety glasses will help protect your eyes from any liquids that splash and splatter. The gloves protect your skin and nails so they do not get dried out or otherwise affected by the products you're using. Staying protected is always important.
Start With a Pre-Cleaning
Some of the now-hardened food and gunk left behind can be wiped away first. Starting with this pre-cleaning strategy can help make the process go more smoothly. You don't need to get crusty food wet and make it more difficult for yourself to get it cleaned up. Remove the debris so your degreaser can get to work promptly on what's left behind.
Try Natural Products First
You may get your oven sparkling with some natural products. Try these options first to avoid strong scents from traditional store-bought cleaning agents. You can scrub with water and baking soda, wipe surfaces with an orange peel, or use vinegar. It's also best to attempt the clean first with a soft cloth or old toothbrush. You don't want to scrape or scratch any surfaces by using an abrasive sponge or scouring pad. If the stain is too tough to handle, then these tools may need to be utilized.
Use a Non-Toxic Cleaner Safe for Ovens
Harsh chemicals should not be used inside your oven or anywhere else where food is cooked or handled. You need safe products that are non-toxic and not harmful to you or the environment. The fumes can be enough to deter you from cleaning altogether. We use Envirox Degreaser to ensure a food-safe clean that cuts through the grime quickly.
Special Considerations For Self-Cleaning Ovens
Do not use any harsh chemicals to clean it. It can void the warranty. Self-cleaning ovens have a special coating on the inside that allows them to withstand the high temperatures of the self-cleaning cycle. But harsh cleaning chemicals can damage that coating. The oven can reach 900 degrees when it's running its self-cleaning cycle.
Although you may now be able to clean your gas oven efficiently thanks to these tips, it still takes considerable time and energy. Rather than attempt the feat yourself, have one of our professional and trusted cleaners safely sanitize your oven for you by booking a cleaning now. With our EPA-registered degreaser at the ready, you can be sure your oven -- and the rest of your kitchen appliances -- are well-cleaned and safe to operate.