Repairs4U Tips - How to Clean an Electric Oven – Part 1

There are three types of standard electric ovens, and before you proceed with the cleaning, you need to find out what type you have at home. This will determine the cleaning method so you don’t damage your oven.
Of course, we are always ready to help with professional electric oven repair in London – we cover all areas inside M25, but we hope this article will help our clients to take care of their appliances without having to call us.


How to Clean a Self-cleaning Electric Oven

Although self-cleaning would suggest that no intervention is necessary, this type of ovens still need attention and care.

First of all, make sure that kids and pets won’t come anywhere near the kitchen while the cleaning is in progress, as the temperature reached during the cleaning is extremely high. Always keep the windows open, to get rid of the burning smell and fumes the cleaning process will produce.

Remove the oven racks and place them in a sink full of cleaning solution.

Turn on the electric oven’s self-cleaning cycle. The oven should heat up to between 430 and 480 degrees Celsius, and should clean itself for two to six hours. During this time it will burn the grease and food down to ash.

Once the oven has cooled down, open the door and wipe down the ash with damp cloth.

Clean the oven door with damp cloth and a hint of kitchen detergent.

Scrub well the racks, and wash and dry them before replacing them in the oven.

The self-cleaning electric oven door should lock itself when the cleaning cycle is selected. If for any reason it doesn’t, we would advise that you call a professional oven repairs engineer.  This is an extremely important safety feature, and should always be in order to protect you and your family from the very high temperature of the self-cleaning mode.


How to Clean a Textured Electric Oven

Textured ovens have a porcelain layer that burns away any spills or food particles during the time it is on, in other words – cooking and cleaning itself at the same time, and very easy to clean.

First remove the racks, and place them in the sink, covered in cleaning solution.

Wipe the oven with a damp cloth. Never use abrasive cleaning detergents, as they are very likely to damage the porcelain layer. You can use a solution of white vinegar and water, if necessary.

Scrub, wash and dry the racks before replacing them in the oven.

At Repairs4U we are always happy to help with advice about any make and model electric oven, as well as with professional, high standard electric oven repairs in London.

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