Christmas is just around the corner, and with all that food prep and many cooks in the kitchen, the inside of the oven suddenly stands out and becomes high importance for cleaning.
Whether it’s cleaning before the big day, or clearing up after cooking all the delicious food, this guide will help you to deep clean your oven & hob with eco-friendly solutions.
Using caustic chemicals seems like the quickest and easiest option, but these chemicals can damage seals, enamel and elements whilst releasing toxic fumes and odours. Non-caustic, safe solutions are just as effective, quick and easy to use as harsh alternatives.
Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to deep clean your oven and get the most from eco-friendly, non-toxic oven cleaning solutions ready for the Christmas feast.
Step 1: Cleaning Prep
Remove any racks and trays from the oven and leave to one side so that you have enough space and access to the inside of the oven.
You might also want to lay a cloth or towel down under the oven to collect the carbon and dirt that will most likely fall away from the oven.
Step 2: Heat the Oven
Cleaning an oven is much easier when the burnt on carbon is softened by heating the oven. It’ll make the cleaning process quicker. Turn the oven on to 80degrees, once it’s up to temperature turn it back off and start the next step.
Step 3: Apply Dirtbusters Bio Oven Cleaning Spray
Spray Dirtbusters Bio Oven Cleaning Spray onto the entire inside of the oven. This solution is safe on all oven parts, even self-clean liners due to its gentle formulation. Live cultures breakdown grease, fat, oils and grime for easy removal.
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Step 4: Use an Oven Cleaning Tool
Once you have sprayed the Bio Oven Cleaning Spray onto the oven interior, use a blade & scraper or a stainless steel scourer to lift and remove carbon. The Bio Oven Cleaner along with the heat of the oven, has softened the grease, carbon and grime ready for scouring or blading away. Wipe with a damp microfibre cloth to remove residue & re-apply Bio Oven Cleaning Spray all over the oven interior again before moving onto step 5.
*if you’re using an oven cleaning scraper blade, for best results, you should scrape back and forth without lifting the blade from the surface. See our blog post here for more instructions on how to use a scraper blade safely & effectively.
Step 5: Apply Bio Oven Cleaning Paste
Apply Bio Oven Cleaning Paste to the oven interior, including the glass, with a stainless steel scourer. The paste combined with the Bio Oven Cleaning Spray that’s still on the surface, creates an even more powerful cleaning solution. The paste is abrasive but non-scratching, helping to cut through thick grease, dirt and oils with ease. Work your way around the oven, scouring in circular motions.
We have two versions of our Oven Cleaning Paste - this one is in our usual plastic, recyclable tub, whereas this one is in a 30%+ PIR recycled & recyclable tub. We created two options so you can choose the packaging that you prefer, the solutions are exactly the same.
Step 6: Rinse Clean
Use a damp microfibre cloth to wipe away the residue and dirt to reveal a perfectly clean, professional standard finish.
Step 7: Clean the Oven Racks
Now you can inspect the oven racks and trays to see if they need a little TLC too. Use Bio Oven Cleaning Paste with a stainless steel scourer on the racks to remove any burnt on food and grime.
Soak the trays in a little Bio Oven Cleaner Spray, or wash up in the sink with washing up liquid if they need it.
Step 8: Finish Up
Put the racks and trays back into the oven. Make sure all cleaning product residue is removed before closing the oven and inspecting the top standard clean you’ve just achieved!
You can use your oven straight after cleaning.
There’s no down time as these two products don’t release harmful fumes or odours making them perfectly safe to cook in the oven straight away.
Repeat the above steps as many times as you need depending on how dirty the inside of the oven is, making sure to reheat the oven to keep the carbon warm to speed up the cleaning process.
You can follow the same steps for cleaning any type of hob. Both solutions are safe on glass, enamel, cast iron, stainless steel, chrome, marble, ceramic, aluminium and even self-cleaning liners.
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