Built-in oven: how to maintain it
A built-in oven is a complete package — you can use it to bake, grill and roast. If you want your built-in oven to last for years to come, it’s important to take care of and regularly maintain the kitchen appliance. Over here we discuss a few oven maintenance tips to help you take care of yours :
1. Clean your oven regularly: Leaving burnt food residue to continue to re-burn will eventually cause your oven to work less efficiently. Moreover, the smell of burnt food will linger on and it will start affecting the food that you are making. If you use the built-in oven daily, clean it after every use. If you are an occasional user, they may be twice a month, depending on your usage. Whenever you are cleaning your oven, make sure it is unplugged.
2. Schedule thorough cleaning: Give your oven a thorough cleaning at least twice a year. You can hire a professional to do a thorough cleaning. A professional will also check whether any components need to be replaced.
3. Do not remove the knobs: Over a period of time, oven knobs get dirty and sticky. Clean your knobs gently with a microfibre cloth. Do not remove them as they are directly connected to your oven’s control system. Always unplug the appliance to clean them.
4. Take care while cooking: Whether you are baking a cake or making roasted chicken always put a larger baking sheet underneath the cookware. The baking sheet will catch the spills, reducing the mess within your oven. Once you are done cooking and the appliance has cooled down, wipe off the spills. Cleaning the spills after every use ensures that they don’t become stubborn.
5. Clean the racks: It is not just the bottom of your oven that needs cleaning, the racks too should be cleaned regularly. Whenever you are cleaning the oven, make sure you clean the racks too. Most ovens come with removable stainless steel racks that can be easily cleaned.
6. Inspect the door gasket: The door gasket helps to seal the heat in. Over time, this gasket can get dirty, allowing heat to escape, resulting in your oven not cooking appropriately. Clean this gasket regularly. If there are any signs of cracks, it is best to get them replaced.
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